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Police chase leaves two dead, closes Highway 212 in Eden Prairie

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Police chase leaves two dead, closes Highway 212 in Eden Prairie
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

U.S. Highway 212 is closed in both directions in Eden Prairie until at least noon following a police chase and subsequent police-involved shooting that left two dead.


Highway 12 is specifically closed between Minnesota Highway 5 in Eden Prairie and Minnesota 101in Chanhassen, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Multiple police vehicles are visible on MnDOT traffic cameras surrounding another vehicle on U.S. 212 near the Eden Prairie border, between Minnesota Highway 101 and Dell Road about 8 a.m., according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Ambulances arrived at the scene shortly after 8 a.m. It is not known who the victims are.

The vehicle was fleeing police for at least 10 minutes prior to being stopped, at points with its hood popped and lying against the windshield, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported.

West central Minnesotans traveling east on Highway 212 this morning are encouraged to seek out other routes.

MnDOT's web site is reporting this Highway 212 sector will be closed until at least noon.

Law enforcement is expected to discuss mor details during a 12:30 p.m. press conference at Eden Prairie City hall, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Kelly Boldan
Kelly Boldan has been the editor of the West Central Tribune of Willmar, since joining the newspaper in October 2001. He has previously worked as the editor at the Bemidji Pioneer, also part of Forum Communications Co., and other daily newspapers, online Web sites, and weekly agriculture newspapers in Wisconsin, Texas and Minnesota. You can follow via Twitter at @KellyBoldanWCT or read about the Tribune's newsroom blog at: or the Tribune's blog at:
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