Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The former Senate staffer and Eagan resident was seriously injured on Jan. 23 when he lost control of his vehicle on the Interstate 35E bridge near Lilydale.
Eagan resident Michael Brodkorb—a former Senate staffer whose meteoric rise in the GOP ranks once made headlines—now faces criminal charges in connection to a traffic accident in January. Lilydale City Attorney Thomas Lehmann charged Brodkorb with two misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree DUI, one misdemeanor count of careless driving and one petty misdemeanor seatbelt violation, according . If convicted on one of the DUI charges, Brodkorb could face a maximum of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. The seatbelt violation is a petty misdemeanor punishable with a $300 fine. Brodkorb was seriously injured in the accident, which occurred just after 9 p.m. on Jan. 23 along the Interstate 35E bridge near Lilydale. Police say Brodkorb was driving in…
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The cause of the crash is unknown at this time. The Inver Grove Heights Police Department along with the Minnesota State Patrol is continuing to investigate thisincident.
(Update, 6:46 p.m.) Inver Grove Heights police have confirmed that three people died in a crash involving a District 196 school bus and a passenger vehicle. All three victims were inside the vehicle, which caught fire during the crash. The bus driver—who was alone in the bus—emerged from the accident uninjured. The full press release from the Inver Grove Heights police department is as follows: ---- (Nov. 16) District 196 School Bus Collides With Vehicle in Inver Grove Heights A school bus from School District 196 has collided with a car near the intersection of Highway 55 and Argenta Trail. The car inolved in the crash is heavily damaged appears to have caught fire. Police are still gathering information and will make a statement …
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Eagan police and fire units responded to an accident on the corner of Diffley Road and Amberleaf Trail just after 6 p.m. on Saturday evening.
Police have identified the victims in a fatal, two-car crash in Eagan on Saturday evening. Ahsim Ahmed Jr., 18, and Kelly Kristiansen, 42, were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which took place at the intersection of Amberleaf Trail and Diffley Road, according to Eagan Police Department Sgt. Jennifer Wills. Both were Eagan residents. The Eagan Police and Fire Departments along with Health East Ambulance responded to the crash just after 6 p.m. on Saturday. The two victims were the only occupants of the vehicles, according to Eagan police. The Minnesota State Patrol is assisting in this investigation. No criminal charges have yet been filed at this time, according to police. Ahmed was a recent graduate from Eagan High School …
Monday, October 3, 2011
A two-vehicle accident is being investigated by the Minnesota State Patrol.
A head-on crash involving two vehicles critically injured a man and shut down portions of Yankee Doodle Road and Highway 13 on Monday morning. The State Patrol handled the case. According to a report from the agency, James Flynn, 61, of Chaska, ran a red light in his Ford van and struck a semi. Flynn is in critical condition at Regions Hospital, according to a State Patrol report. The semi driver, Brian Smith of Coon Rapids, had no apparent injures, the report states. Eagan police assisted at the scene.
Friday, July 1, 2011
Troy Wolfgang Bargel, 43, died Thursday at Regions Hospital, after his motorcycle and a pick-up truck collided near Pilot Knob and 157th.
An Eagan man died Thursday after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a pick-up truck in Apple Valley. Troy Wolfgang Bargel, 43, of Eagan, was driving a motorcycle north on Pilot Knob Road in Apple Valley when it collided with the front quarter of a westbound pick-up truck that pulled out for a left turn from the intersection of Pilot Knob and 157th Street West, according to a news release from the Apple Valley Police Department. Police were called at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, the release said. Bargel was airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where he died later Thursday. The pick-up truck driver, a 34-year-old woman, was not injured, Apple Valley Police Capt. Jon Rechtzigel said Friday. Tests at the accident scene showed the pick-up…