Crime

Minnesota State Patrol: Halloween Worst Holiday for Drunk Driving Arrests

An average of four people are arrested per hour.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Over the past several years in Minnesota, Halloween has been the worst holiday period for drunk drivers–with an average of four people arrested per hour. State Patrol Lieutenant Gordon Shank says past history has shown that Halloween is a day when people make a bad decision and drink and drive, something that can cause death or serious injuries….

LIVE: Fargo Police Talk About Halloween Safety

Fargo police are joining the call to urge parents to check the candy their children bring home. Public Information Officer Jessica Schindeldecker sat down live in-studio with the Morning Show’s Emily Welker to talk about what to be on the lookout for in your kids’ candy, why traffic and kids can be an even more dangerous combination, and the online…

Vandalism Causing Hazards to Drivers in Sargent County

Flooding and other hazards have caused county and township roads to be closed.

FARGO, N.D.–Officers are reporting vandalism and removal of signs on many closed roads in Sargent County. Flooding and other hazards have caused county and township roads to be closed. Townships are finding it difficult to keep up with the road closures especially when signs are being removed or vandalized. Sargent County Emergency Manager, Wendy Willprecht, says the vandalism creates a…

Six-Year Sentence for Man Convicted of Distributing Child Porn

Arthur will also have to serve five years of probation upon his release.

MINOT, N.D.–A Minot man will serve six years in prison after pleading guilty to distributing child pornography. A federal judge has also ordered 39-year-old Tyrell Arthur to pay more than $3,000 in restitution to his victims. The indictment states that Arthur distributed pictures showing minors engaging in sex from February to August of 2018. Arthur will also have to serve…

Dangerous Inmate Captured In Wadena

UPDATE: According to the Wadena County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page, Ryan Petro has been apprehended in the City of Wadena. They thank everyone who called with information. Original Story: Extra police officers patrolled schools in the Wadena-Deer Creek district Tuesday after a jail inmate escaped on Monday. The district says all doors to the schools have been locked or manned,…

Minnesota Olympic Hockey Star Found Incompetent to Stand Trial

The decision was made during a hearing Monday in Cook County.

GRAND MARAIS, Minn.–“Miracle on Ice” Olympic hockey star Mark Pavelich has been found incompetent to stand trial for felony assault. The decision was made during a hearing Monday in Cook County. The Minnesota Duluth alum and former N-H-L player was arrested in August when a neighbor reported Pavelich attacked him with a metal pole. The judge said at the time…

Man blinded by pepper ball shot by Fargo Police

FARGO, N.D. – It all began with Stephanie Patel’s post on the social media platform Nextdoor over the weekend. She claims her son, 27-year-old Tyler Patel, was shot with pepper balls by Fargo police officers on October 2nd at 1300 Gateway Drive causing him to be blinded in one eye. Patel was arrested for terrorizing and preventing arrest. Police are…

Minot AFB Airman sentenced for child porn

MINOT, N.D. – A Minot Air Force Base Airman is sentenced to seven years in prison for distributing child porn. From 2016 to 2018, Carl Dean solicited, received and distributed the pornography. He plead guilty in July. Dean created a female alias and sought people who had access to children. He asked them if they were willing to take naked…

Woman faces DUI charge after wrong way GF crash

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – A Grand Forks woman is charged with DUI after crashing into a semi on I-29 Monday morning. It happened near the Demers Avenue exit around 10:00. The Highway Patrol says 60-year-old Ann Halverson was driving the wrong way when she struck the semi. The truck went into the median and struck cable barriers. Halverson was taken…