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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…

Highway Patrol Asks Drivers to Use Caution While on the Roads this Winter

officials remind people to drive slow, leave distance between cars and wear seat belts

FARGO, N.D. — Winter is here, which means officials are asking drivers to use more caution on the roads. North Dakota Highway Patrol officers say they write the most tickets in the winter for people who follow other cars too closely. They say drivers should always leave enough distance between themselves and the vehicles in front of them. Highway Patrol officials…

Fargo and Metro COG Look To Improve Busy Route

17th Avenue South Corridor

FARGO, ND — Whether you are walking, driving, biking or using other means of transportation, the community shares the streets and sidewalks every day. People say some of those streets in Fargo need to change. Out on the roadways, bikers and drivers don’t always get along, especially on the 17th Avenue South corridor in Fargo. “This corridor was identified by…

Police: 16-Year-Old Using Snapchat at Time of Fatal Crash

A criminal complaint says the girl told investigators she only glanced at her phone for a second before her vehicle hit the man

  GAYLORD, Minn. — Investigators in Gaylord, Minnesota say the social media app Snapchat may have played a role in a fatal vehicle crash. They believe the 16-year-old female driver was using Snapchat just before 56-year-old Phillip Andrew Ilg of New Prague was struck and killed last June. A criminal complaint says the girl told investigators she only glanced at…

32nd Avenue Project Nearing Completion

The orange cones should all be removed from the I-29 bridge work zone by the end of the week, weather permitting

1/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 6/6 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, ND — A major months-long traffic disruption in south Fargo is nearly over. Most driving lanes on 32nd Avenue South will be reopened by the end of the day…

Minnesota Woman, Convicted of DWI Due to Huffing, Has Conviction Overturned

DFE, the chemical found in cans of Dust-Off, was found in Chantel Carson's system

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Supreme Court has reversed the impaired driving convictions of a woman who was found slumped over in her car on three occasions after inhaling compressed air. DFE, the chemical found in cans of Dust-Off, was found in Chantel Carson’s system. But the Supreme Court overturned her convictions because DFE is not listed as a…

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 Mother of 10 in Jail, Accused of Driving Drunk and Trying to Breast Feed Baby

An off-duty Rochester officer saw Schleicher's car drift off Highway 52 and the officer contacted authorities

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A Rochester mother of ten had five of her children in her vehicle when she drove drunk, sideswiped a median cable barrier, then exited the highway and pulled over to breast feed her baby along the side of the road. Charges filed this week in Olmsted County against 40-year-old Tasha Schleicher include child endangerment, felony DWI, and…

Two Arrested After High Speed Chase on I-94

Flores fled on a county road kicking-off a 25-mile long pursuit that hit speeds of 100 miles per hour

1/2 Hector Flores Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Kathy Sanchez Show Caption Hide Caption MOORHEAD, Minn. — Two people were arrested after a high speed chase that started in Barnesville and ended in Moorhead. The Minnesota State Patrol attempted to stop 39-year-old Hector Flores of Moorhead on I-94 on a drug related warrant. Flores fled on a county road kicking-off…

North Dakota, Minnesota Law Enforcement Begin Distracted Driving Campaign

Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year and troopers want to enhance safety on the highways.

  REGIONAL — Troopers and other officers will be saturating North Dakota and Minnesota starting tomorrow. Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year and troopers want to enhance safety on the highways. They will focus on I-94 and Highway 2 in North Dakota. Their border-to-border enforcement effort is in conjunction with the Montana Highway…