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April 4, 2019
Tom Goeltz, whose daughter was killed after being struck by a distracted driver, speaks to a crowd of students gathered at Stephen-Argyle (Minn.) Central. Dan Niepow / Grand Forks Herald
Safety advocate urges Minnesota high schoolers not to text and drive
April 4, 2019 - 9:39am
March 25, 2019
Forum file photo of a female driving car and using mobile phone, selective focus
Distracted driving bill clears Minnesota Senate with change to allow phone under hijab
March 25, 2019 - 2:58pm
March 18, 2019
Vijay Dixit, whose daughter Shreya died in a distracted-driving crash in 2007, spoke in support of a bill that would outlaw holding a cell phone while driving in Minnesota on Monday, March 18, 2019. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota House advances 'hands-free' distracted driving bill
March 18, 2019 - 5:06pm
March 6, 2019
'Time does matter. Days do count': Advocates urge prompt passage of distracted driving bill
March 6, 2019 - 3:04pm
February 5, 2019
Distracted driving bills clear another hurdle in Minnesota Legislature
February 5, 2019 - 4:26pm
January 25, 2019
Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus Political Director Rob Doar spoke out against gun control proposals Thursday, Jan. 25, 2019, at the State Capitol. Dana Ferguson / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Abortion, gun control proposals split Minnesota lawmakers in session's 3rd week
January 25, 2019 - 5:01pm
January 23, 2019
Tom Goeltz on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, tells Minnesota lawmakers about his 22-year-old daughter Megan and unborn grandson who died in a crash with a driver found to be using his cell phone in 2016. He also testified in front of Minnesota senators a day later in favor of tougher penalties for distracted drivers. Dana Ferguson / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Hoping to add 'teeth' to texting and driving law, Minnesota lawmakers pass tougher penalties
January 23, 2019 - 12:43pm
January 22, 2019
Danielle Wishard-Tudor on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, became emotional as she spoke with Minnesota lawmakers about her brother Jean Claude Paquier Wishard (pictured in photo) who died in a 2017 distracted driving crash. Dana Ferguson / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Hands-free driving bill takes first step forward in the Capitol
January 22, 2019 - 3:49pm
January 18, 2019

The electrolier illuminated the dome of the Minnesota State Capitol building on the first day of the 2019 legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Michael Longaecker / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Walz urges gun control vote, marijuana groups clash at Capitol in 2nd week of session
January 18, 2019 - 11:20am
April 3, 2018
Brea Miller, right, and her daughter Izzy. The Minnesota State Patrol said the death of Miller, a 31-year-old St. Paul mother, might have been caused by a distracted driver who drove into the rear end of the vehicle she was riding in. Brea Amanda Miller died in the hospital May 4, 2016, three days after the car she was in, which was being driven by her fiance Michael Bain, was involved in a crash on northbound Interstate 35W at County Road D in New Brighton. Submitted photo
Driver gets 90 days for fatal distracted driving crash: Victim's family says it's too little
April 3, 2018 - 7:21pm
October 9, 2017
Letter: Change our thinking about gun violence
October 9, 2017 - 8:39am
December 21, 2016
Charges: Minnesota driver in fatal four-car pileup had just read text message
December 21, 2016 - 9:31pm
September 5, 2016
Members of the Dickinson Area Ambulance Service stand in front of an ambulance for the "One Text or Call Could Wreck It All" campaign. (Submitted Photo)
First responders fight student distracted driving in Dickinson, North Dakota
September 5, 2016 - 3:13pm
April 12, 2016
Minnesota officers in crackdown trying to change ‘culture’ of texting and driving
April 12, 2016 - 8:00pm
March 31, 2016
Police on lookout for texting while driving in April
March 31, 2016 - 5:30pm