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Minnesota traffic deaths hit 100-mark

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Minnesota's year-to-date traffic fatalities reached 100 over the weekend -- following a nine-day stretch that included 10 traffic deaths of which nine people were unbelted.

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The current death total of 104 is 9.6 percent below the pace of road deaths last year. At this rate, the Department of Public Safety projects 490 deaths for the year, or an average of 9.4 traffic fatalities per week.

In 2007, the state reached 100 traffic deaths on April 10.

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