ALCOHOL

Fargo City Commission Temporarily Approves To-Go, Delivery & Curbside Liquor Sale

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo City Commission has approved the curbside, to-go, and delivery of alcohol within Fargo city limits for the next 30 days. Open container and proof of age laws remain in affect, and businesses will continue to be held to a high standard of conduct pertaining responsible service. Fargo Commissioner Tony Grindberg said, “It is crucial we find creative…

Lake Bronson Man Dies In Crash Near Thief River Falls

58-year-old Gary Austad's SUV rolled into a ditch after the crash on Pennington County Road 22

THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN –A Lake Bronson, Minnesota man dies after running a stop sign and hitting a vehicle near Thief River Falls, Minnesota. 58-year-old Gary Austad’s SUV rolled into a ditch after the crash on Pennington County Road 22 after 11 o’clock Saturday night. He was not wearing a seatbelt. Authorities say there was evidence that Austad had been…

Man Who Died In Fargo Storage Unit This Summer Likely Impaired

Jonathan Liles was apparently living in the unit when an open flame set paper on fire

FARGO, N.D. — A man who died in a storage unit fire this past summer was asleep and likely impaired by drugs or alcohol. A just released incident report says firefighters arrived at the north Fargo unit and were only able to raise the door about a foot. They moved several bikes inside and found the body of 58-year-old Jonathan…

Delta Pilot Arrested at MSP Airport for Intoxication

The pilot was scheduled to fly to San Diego, California Tuesday morning.

MINNEAPOLIS – A Delta Air Lines pilot suspected of drinking before his flight at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has been arrested. A report by airport police says the pilot had an “alcoholic container” in his possession and was suspected of being impaired. He was scheduled to fly to San Diego, California Tuesday morning. The pilot, who lives in Rosemount, was…

Fargo Man Charged with DUI After I-29 Crash

Police say 23-year-old Brady Fritzler, of Fargo, was driving on I-29 when he rear-ended a truck

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota Highway Patrol says alcohol played a role in a south Fargo rollover early Saturday morning. Police say 23-year-old Brady Fritzler, of Fargo, was driving on I-29 when he rear-ended a truck driven by 29-year-old Patrick Hestbeck, of Sabin. Fritzler’s vehicle struck the median, rolled and landed on the roof. He was taken to Essentia with…

Crookston Man Arrested After High Speed Chase Ends After Crashing Into A Tree

Authorities say 29-year-old Jose Trevino of Crookston hit speeds of 100 miles per hour

CROOKSTON, MN — A high speed chase begins near Crookston after police say the driver blows through a stop sign. It started around 2 this morning on Polk County Road 61. Authorities say 29-year-old Jose Trevino of Crookston hit speeds of 100 miles per hour. He eventually lost control and crashed into a tree. Trevino and a passenger, 27-year-old Jennifer Gutierrez,…

Proposed Law Would Track Fargo Businesses Overserving Alcohol

"Place of Last Drink" would have officers ask people at the point of arrest where they last drank

FARGO, N.D. — City leaders are looking at tracking businesses that overserve alcohol. A proposal called place of last drink, or POLD, would have officers ask people at the point of arrest where they had their last drink. “Occasionally they do get somebody that does lie about where they had their last drink, again you’re looking at a big pattern…

Driver And Passenger Hurt After Crashing During High Speed Chase

19-year-old Ethan Yarbro of Euclid, Minnesota was taken to the hospital in Crookston

POLK COUNTY, MN — A young driver and his passenger are both hurt after trying to outrun authorities early this morning in Polk County. 19-year-old Ethan Yarbro of Euclid, Minnesota was taken to the hospital in Crookston after crashing his vehicle. His 17-year-old female passenger was also taken to the hospital. Authorities say they both admitted to drinking alcohol. Charges are…

Health Officials Call for More Legislation Concerning Mental Health

Law enforcement, health officials discussed tips with Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Howard Buffett

FARGO, N.D. — After serving as the Executive Director of the Sanford Health Foundation, Ty Hegland realized it was time to enter the frontline and tackle addiction head–on. “Right now, this crisis we’re all facing is by far the biggest public health issue. When it comes to alcohol, when it comes to opioids. If you go to any hospital in…

South Dakota Man Found Dead At Fraternity At University of Minnesota

20-year-old Dylan Fulton was found at Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity house early Wednesday

ST. PAUL, Minn. — St. Paul police have identified the student whose body was found in a University of Minnesota fraternity house. The body of 20-year-old Dylan Fulton was found at Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity house early Wednesday. Police say they do not suspect foul play in Fulton’s death but alcohol may be a factor. According to his Facebook page, Fulton…