Devils Lake

Portions of I-94 and US 2 Closed Due to Weather Conditions

Snow plows have been pulled from roadways in Devils Lake due to zero visibility.

FARGO, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol are closing roadways due to heavy snow and wind. I-94 is closed westbound from Bismarck to Fargo and eastbound from Bismarck to Valley City. I-29 is closed northbound and southbound from Grand Forks to the Canadian Border. US Highway 2 is closed eastbound and westbound from Rugby…

Travel Alert Issued For Large Section of North Dakota

Drivers are being encouraged to reduce speeds

Jackknifed Semi Near Carrington On Highway 200BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota DOT and Highway Patrol have issued a Travel Alert due to heavy snow, reduced visibility and icy roads. Cities included in the alert include  Jamestown, Courtenay, Valley City, Ellendale, Velva, Harvey, Towner, Devils Lake, Carrington, Langdon, Rolla, Cavalier, Adams, Cooperstown and surrounding areas. Drivers are being encouraged to reduce…

Police Want To Find Person Pointing Laser At Aircraft In Devils Lake

Tips may be given anonymously

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — Someone pointed a laser at a medical helicopter Sunday night in Devils Lake. Police say it is just the latest in a series of such reports. Interfering with a flight is a federal crime. Police say anyone providing information that leads to an arrest may qualify for a reward through Devils Lake Crimestoppers. Tips may be…

Ex-Devils Lake Officer Sues City for Wrongful Termination

Potts was fired in February, and sued the city earlier this month.

DEVILS LAKE, N.D.–A former Devils Lake police officer who was fired after he killed an unarmed man during an arrest is suing the city and the police department for wrongful termination. Prosecutors declined to charge Brandon Potts for the July 2018 killing of Daniel Fuller. Investigators said the 26-year-old Fuller died after Potts’ gun went off during a struggle. Potts…

Man Arrested for DUI After Crashing Vehicle Near Devils Lake

The North Dakota Highway Patrol reported the vehicle ran off the road, rolled, and the driver was ejected.

DEVILS LAKE, N.D.–A Devils Lake man has been arrested for driving under the influence after he ran his vehicle off the road at 12 a.m. on Monday. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reported the vehicle ran off the road, rolled, and the driver was ejected and landed approximately 30 feet from the vehicle. There was one passenger, James Raynor Jr….

State’s Fifth Medical Marijuana Shop to Open in Jamestown

The state expects as many as 2,000 residents will legally be using medical marijuana by next summer.

JAMESTOWN, N.D.–North Dakota’s fifth medical marijuana shop will open next week. Herbology in Jamestown is set to open Sept. 11. Dispensaries are already open in Fargo, Grand Forks, Williston, and Bismarck. Devils Lake will be the next site to open and operate a medical marijuana dispensary. Voters in North Dakota approved medical marijuana in November 2016. The state expects as…

Names Released In Fatal Wrong-Way Crash Near Devils Lake

The highway patrol says 79-year-old Mina Eckes of Devils Lake was driving the wrong way on U.S. Highway 2

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — Names have been released in a head-on crash near Devils Lake that killed a woman. The highway patrol says 79-year-old Mina Eckes of Devils Lake was driving the wrong way on U.S. Highway 2 Friday night. Her vehicle hit a car carrying a mother and her 13-day-old baby head-on. The baby was not hurt. The mother,…

President Trump Nominates Daniel Traynor For U.S. District Judge Seat

Traynor is a shareholder at the Traynor Law Firm in Devils Lake

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump has nominated Daniel Traynor to become a U.S. District Judge for North Dakota. Traynor would fill the seat of Judge Daniel Hovland in Bismarck. Hovland announced in December that he would enter into semi-retirement since being on the bench since 2002. Traynor is a shareholder at the Traynor Law Firm in Devils Lake. He…

Active Shooter Exercise Scheduled in Devils Lake

The exercise has been developed to create a rapid response aimed at quickly neutralizing the threat.

Devils Lake, ND – An active shooter exercise is scheduled to take place at Devils Lake High School on Monday, August 19 between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The Lake Region Emergency Response Team, comprised of members from the City of Devils Lake, Ramsey County and Devils Lake Public School Board will be conducting the exercise. The exercise has been…

Traffic At North Dakota’s 8 Commercial Aiports Increases In July

Year-to-date boardings for the eight airports are up more than 10 percent

BISMARCK, N.D. — Traffic at North Dakota’s eight commercial airports was up 12 percent in July compared to last year. More than 110,000 people boarded planes in Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Devils Lake, Bismarck, Minot, Williston and Dickinson in July. Williston had the highest percentage increase, of nearly 27 percent. Year-to-date boardings for the eight airports are up more than…