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Traffic deaths up in Minnesota for 2012

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Traffic deaths are up in Minnesota for the first time in five years.

According to the Department of Public Safety, 378 people were killed on the state's roads in 2012 -- compared to 368 deaths the year before.


Officials say drunken-driving, not buckling up, speeding and distracted driving are likely responsible for the increase. Despite the higher numbers, 2012 will be the second safest year since 1944 on Minnesota roads.

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