ND Law Enforcement Purchased Thousands Worth of Police Gear During Pipeline Protests

The Associated Press requested public records and tailed purchases from invoices

NORTH DAKOTA — Throughout the height of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, North Dakota law enforcement purchased more than $600,000 worth of equipment. The Associated Press requested public records and tailed purchases from invoices. The purchases include tactical equipment, crowd control devices, pepper spray, flash–bang and smoke grenades, riot helmets, gas masks, night–vision goggles and more than 2,000…

Suspected Drunk Driver Takes Children on High Speed Police Pursuit

Spike strips were used to stop the vehicle near Barnesville

ROTHSAY, Minn. — A suspected drunk driver was arrested after leading authorities on a high speed chase with his children in the vehicle. A caller reported a vehicle swerving on I-94 near Rothsay around 5:30 last night. Wilkin County deputies attempted to pull 27-year-old Andrew Davidson over but he fled and the chase hit speeds of 100 miles per hour….

West Fargo Grandmother Pleading Not Guilty in Runaway Teen Case

After missing for nearly 24 hours, Hansen turned herself and Ditch into the authorities, where she was arrested

WEST FARGO, ND — The West Fargo grandmother, who was arrested over a runaway teen case, says she’s not guilty. Authorities say 53-year-old Margaret Hansen is facing charges of giving false information to police, hindering an investigation and harboring a runaway. They say Hansen misled investigators after 13-year-old Carlyse Ditch was reported missing and was last seen with Hansen’s 16-year-old…

One Arrested in Case of Runaway Fargo Teen

Her disappearance wasn't made public until 9 o'clock last night

  FARGO, ND — A family has something to be thankful for this year after officers found a teen this afternoon who had been reported missing and one person has been arrested. Police say 13-year-old Carlyse Ditch was reported missing at about 7:30 Wednesday morning. Her disappearance wasn’t made public until 9 o’clock last night. She was last seen by…

Moorhead Man Offers $1,000 Reward for Arrest of Vandals

Bob Footitt is offering a $1,000 reward to help catch the person responsible

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Vandals have repeatedly struck one south Moorhead neighborhood over the past few months. Now, after the latest incident, one homeowner is offering a reward that he hopes will end the attacks. “It’s time for this stuff to stop,” Bob Footitt said.  He lives on South Rivershore Drive and says he has been the victim of multiple cases…

West Fargo’s K9 Disco Helps Make $1.3 Million Dollar Marijuana Bust

They found 286 pounds of pot with an estimated street value of $1.3 million

  WEST FARGO, ND — A K9 named Disco helped make a major marijuana bust in West Fargo. The dog hit on the marijuana during a traffic stop this morning on I-94 near the 45th Street exit giving officers probable cause to search the vehicle. They found 286 pounds of pot with an estimated street value of $1.3 million. Kimberly…

Melissa Etheridge Makes Plea in North Dakota Marijuana Case

The rock singer will have to pay $1000 in fines and fees and be on unsupervised probation

  BURKE COUNTY, ND — Melissa Etheridge has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possessing marijuana in North Dakota. The rock singer will have to pay $1000 in fines and fees and be on unsupervised probation. She was arrested in August while crossing the border from Canada into Burke County. The cancer survivor has said she believes in the…

Harwood Man Behind Bars After Standoff with Police

It all ended with an arrest around 4:45 this morning

HARWOOD, ND — One man is behind bars after firing shots during an overnight standoff in rural Harwood. Shortly after midnight, 57-year-old Steven Sorenson of Harwood called dispatch, wanting to talk to a deputy at the Cass County Sheriff’s office about a situation that happened earlier at a West Fargo bar. Police responded and heard what they say was six…

Former Detroit Lakes Principal Arrested After Embezzlement Investigation

He even used the district's credit card to allegedly buy a pair of cowboy boots

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Former Detroit Lakes Principal, Rod Thompson, who resigned as the superintendent for the Shakopee School District last June, has been arrested. Thompson is accused of abusing his district-issued credit card by making personal purchases such as airfare, hotels, electronics, sports memorabilia and flight upgrades. He even used the district’s credit card to allegedly buy a pair of…

Fatal Stabbing Investigation Underway Near Sheyenne

He dropped the victim off and left the hospital

  SHEYENNE, ND — The stabbing death of a woman near Sheyenne south of Devils Lake is under investigation. A man called 911 this morning and said that he was driving a woman who had been stabbed to the Devils Lake hospital. He dropped the victim off and left the hospital. The man then led police on a high-speed chase…