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ND Tax Commissioner Gets Suspended Jail Sentence for DUI

His blood-alcohol level was .20, more than twice the legal limit for driving

MANDAN, ND — North Dakota’s Tax Commissioner has pleaded guilty to drunk driving. Ryan Rauschenberger was arrested late last month by the North Dakota Highway Patrol in Mandan. His blood-alcohol level was .20, more than twice the legal limit for driving. Under a plea agreement, Rauschenberger was given a suspended jail sentence and put on probation for one year. During…

Lisbon Honored for Having North Dakota’s “Best Drinking Water”

Water samples from 10 different North Dakota cities were put to the taste test

FARGO, ND — A North Dakota town was recognized for having the state’s most delicious tap water. Lisbon beat out nine other competing cities at the Holiday Inn for the 89th annual Water and Pollution Control Conference. Representatives from each city brought in water samples to a panel of judges for a blind taste test. Public Works employees from Lisbon…

THE BUZZ: Wyoming Man Tells Police He is from 2048 and Comes with a Warning Message

However, there was a crossed wire

  CASPER, Wyo. — Police say they have heard just about everything when it comes to people attempting to get out of trouble with the law. It appears we have a time-traveler in our midst. Police in Casper, Wyoming arrested Bryant Johnson after they say he was drunk in public and causing a disturbance. He had allegedly had slurred speech,…

Minnesota Man Arrested for 28th DWI

An off-duty deputy saw Bettcher drinking at the VFW before getting into his car

NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. — The man with the record for the most DWI convictions in Minnesota has been arrested again. It is the 28th DWI arrest for 64-year-old Danny Bettcher of rural New York Mills. An off-duty deputy saw Bettcher drinking at the VFW before getting into his car. Another officer followed Bettcher on Highway 10 where he was…

Woman Who Had Been Drinking Crashes ATV Into Squad Car

Woman and Officers Were Taken To The Hospital

BEMIDJI, Minn. — Minnesota State Patrol says two Bemidji officers were hurt when an all-terrain vehicle crashed into their squad car during a chase. Authorities say the officers were trying to help with the pursuit of the ATV started by another officer when the ATV collided with their squad car early this morning. The two officers and the ATV driver…

Nebraska Supreme Court Upholds Decision on Not Renewing Liquor Licenses of Whiteclay

The court is upholding the state regulators decision to not renew the liquor licenses of those stores

  PINE RIDGE, SD — The Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected the request to resume beer sales in Whiteclay, a small village near the Pine Ridge Reservation. Alcohol is banned on the reservation, but at least four liquor stores in Whiteclay, which has nine residents, allowed for a hangout where people tended to drink and allegedly get out of hand….

No Charges Filed in Fight Near NDSU Campus

Smith told police that he confronted a man who he believed was responsible for an earlier domestic assault on a woman he knows

FARGO, ND — The Cass County State’s Attorney’s office has decided not to charge a man in a fight with an NDSU student. Prosecutors say there were conflicting accounts of what happened when Isaiah Smith, a junior from Brainerd, was injured in a park near campus earlier this month. Smith told police that he confronted a man who he believed…

The Dangers of Binge Drinking in College

"It makes you remember that you're out to have fun but at the same time you're not out to hurt yourself or anyone else"

FARGO, ND — Taking that extra drink or shot can turn deadly. “In the long run it’s the life we are trying to save,” said Don Martin, the Operations Manager with FM Ambulance. College students tend to binge drink and think more about the moment than the consequences. “What happens with college age they are playing drinking games, doing initiations,…

With Death of Burnsville Teen, NDSU Students Reflect on Social Choices

Devin's school is also offering support to his fellow classmates

FARGO, ND — A teen who was found unresponsive at an NDSU dorm on Sunday and was later pronounced dead has been identified as 17-year-old Devin Delaney of Burnsville, Minnesota. A spokesperson for the family says Devin was passionate about hockey and lacrosse at his high school. He says the family is devastated and asking for privacy. A GoFundMe account…

Minot Man Arrested After Reports of a Child Eating from a Trash Can

They found 31-one-year-old Cory Walhood allegedly too drunk to care for the children

MINOT, ND — A Minot man is accused of being too drunk to care for the four children in his house. Officers responded on August 25 after a report of a child eating out of a trash can. They found 31-one-year-old Cory Walhood allegedly too drunk to care for the children. They ranged in age from 2 years to 12…