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DAPL Protesters Continue to Trespass, Vandalize Backwater Bridge

The Morton County Sheriff's Office says they arrested 21 more people, bringing the total to 624

For a third consecutive night, pipeline protesters trespassed and tried to force authorities from the Backwater Bridge. The Morton County Sheriff says around 150 people gathered on the bridge Wednesday night. Three tire fires were started on the bridge along with two fires on each side of the bridge. Protesters attempted to get behind the law enforcement line several times….

Man Gets Plea Deal in 2016 West Fargo Motel Standoff

Jan Michel Wangstad, 38, plead guilty to multiple charges and was given five years in prison

  A plea deal and sentence for the man involved in an armed standoff at a West Fargo motel last March. Jan-Michel Wangstad, 38, pleaded guilty to terrorizing, reckless endangerment, illegal possession of a firearm, criminal mischief and possession of a controlled substance. An attempted murder charge was dropped. Wangstand was given five years in prison. He was arrested last…

One Arrested After Standoff with Jamestown Police

Brandon Haugen was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault

  A nearly five hour standoff with police in Jamestown ended with a man in custody for domestic assault. Police blocked off a section of 3rd Street Northwest around nine this morning while trying to communicate with Brandon Haugen during a welfare check. After three hours and no response from Haugen, officers entered the house and found no one inside….

Arrest Made in West Acres Mall Parking Lot Vehicle Break-ins

The suspect was arrested in February of 2016 for garage and vehicle break-ins in other areas

A suspect has been arrested in a string of recent vehicle break-ins at West Acres Mall, and it’s not the first time he’s been caught. Matthew Bjordahl, 20, was arrested on charges of unlawful entry to a motor vehicle. Mall security reviewed parking lot surveillance video and noticed the same vehicle was in the area during the break-ins. When the…

Police: East Grand Forks Woman Arrested; 3-Year-Old Passenger Holding Meth Pipe

Police say Lori Hobus was arrested after officers found the child holding onto a homemade meth pipe

An East Grand Forks woman is arrested during a traffic stop after police say her child passenger was holding onto a homemade meth pipe. Lori Hobus, 50, is charged with DWI and child endangerment. They say Hobus failed a field sobriety test and became angry when being questioned during a traffic stop. Another officer who was searching her vehicle saw…

Moorhead Police Arrest Tow Company Worker for Assault

Police say Butts pointed a gun at a customer after the two engaged in an argument

Moorhead police arrested a towing company worker for allegedly pointing a gun at a customer. Taylor Butts, 30, of West Fargo was arrested on suspicion of assault and terroristic threats. Police say the confrontation happened after a customer paid to retrieve his vehicle at Aggressive Towing. While looking to retrieve his vehicle in the back lot, there was a verbal…

Price of DAPL Protests Expected to Cost North Dakota and Taxpayers $22 Million

The Morton County Sheriff's Office has released the cost and the number of resources that have been used to combat illegal activity while protesters have been fighting the building of the Dakota Access pipeline

The Morton County Sheriff’s Office has released what they call a “by the numbers” look at what resources have been used since August 10, 2016 to stop illegal activity at the protest sites of the Dakota Access pipeline. They say in the 153 days they have been responding to the protests, the state and taxpayer costs are now at $22.3 million….

DAPL Opponent Refusing to Testify in Grand Jury Investigation

The case involves the confrontation between law enforcement and protesters where one was injured by an explosion

A federal grand jury is looking into the violent clash between Dakota Access pipeline opponents and officers in November. Pipeline opponent Steve Martinez has been ordered to testify regarding Sophia Wilansky’s arm injury due to an explosion. Protesters say the New York woman was injured by a grenade thrown by police, while authorities say she was hurt by a small…

Jamestown Man Charged in Police Standoff

Troy Elhard is facing multiple charges after barricading himself in a house for eight hours the day after Christmas

33-year-old Elhard was arrested after a standoff in Jamestown ended peacefully.A Jamestown man has been criminally charged following a lengthy standoff with local law enforcement the day after Christmas. Troy Elhard, 33, is facing felony charges of aggravated assault, domestic violence, preventing arrest, and discharge of other duties. Authorities were called to a trailer house where a woman said she…

Dickinson Man Turns Himself in After Fatal Truck vs. Pedestrian Crash

The name of the victim has not yet been released

A 22-year-old man was hit and killed by a pickup on New Year’s Day in Dickinson. Michael Bracamonte, 23, of Dickinson, is in custody for vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident involving death. Police say the victim was struck by the pickup about 2:45 a.m. Sunday, and died at the scene. The suspect fled the scene but…