driving

Grand Forks Man Arrested for Pointing Gun During Road Rage Incident

Police found the suspect's vehicle in the 2100 block of North 42nd Street

GRAND FORKS, ND — A man with a gun was arrested after a road rage incident in Grand Forks. Police arrested 29-year-old Justin Tolpingrud after the driver of another vehicle says he pointed a handgun at him. It happened in the 2700 block of Gateway Drive. Police found the suspect’s vehicle in the 2100 block of North 42nd Street. Tolpingrud…

Grand Forks Area Law Enforcement Issue Warning Over Tainted Meth Hitting the Area

Police are urging people in the community to be diligent and use caution with substance

  EAST GRAND FORKS, ND — Law enforcement officials are warning people after they say a bad batch of meth is being sold around Grand Forks. Police in East Grand Forks arrested one person yesterday for driving erratically and found they were using a controlled substance. During that arrest, they were called to a house in Grand Forks where a…

Cass County School District Superintendent Charged with DUI

His blood alcohol content was point 1-6, more than twice the limit for driving

MAPLETON, ND — The superintendent of a rural Cass County school district has been charged with DUI. Cory Steiner, 42, of Arthur, was arrested by a deputy near Mapleton late Saturday afternoon. His blood alcohol content was point 1-6, more than twice the limit for driving. A member of the Northern Cass School Board said the arrest will be discussed…

Fergus Falls Worker Identified in Distracted Driving Crash

Silva is the mother of six children and had just bought her first home

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A GoFundMe account has been set up for a Fergus Falls construction worker who was hit by a car in Anoka County while on the job. Laura Silva, 33, is in grave condition at Hennepin County Medical Center. She was working as a sign holder for a street construction crew in East Bethel when she was…

Laws Going Into Effect on August 1st in North Dakota and Minnesota

In both North Dakota and Minnesota, numerous bills were passed throughout the 2017 legislative session and it's important for you to know what to look out for

FARGO, N.D. — August 1st is just around the corner and that means new laws are being enforced. In both North Dakota and Minnesota, numerous bills were passed throughout the 2017 legislative session and it’s important for you to know what to look out for. Both North Dakota and Minnesota will implement new laws on Tuesday. North Dakota passed the…

City Officials Refresh Cyclists on Safety After Recent Crashes

They call Fargo a mostly bike friendly community as long as everyone keeps paying attention

FARGO, ND — When the world of vehicles and bicycles meet, the outcome can be dangerous. Fargo city officials said there are rules for both drivers and cyclists you might not know about. Multiple crashes between cars and bikes struck the Red River Valley throughout the past week. On Thursday, a 14–year–old girl was killed after being hit by a…

Uber Adds In-App Tipping Service

Tipping is the first of many changes in the "180 Days' of Change" Initiative to fix the driving experience

FARGO, ND — Riders can officially tip their Uber drivers. The ride sharing company launched its in-app tipping service nationwide. This is the first of many changes in Uber’s 180 Days of Change initiative to improve its experience for drivers after years of misconception. “I don’t know if it’s more people misunderstood or Uber misleading people thinking they weren’t supposed…

Minnesota State Patrol Steps Up Speeding Enforcement

A statewide extra speed enforcement has been called starting today and will go until July 23rd

MINNESOTA — Good weather and sunny skies doesn’t mean you are less at risk when driving down the highway. Crookston and East Grand Forks Police Departments and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office are joining authorities from more than 300 agencies within Minnesota to crack down on speeders. A statewide extra speed enforcement has been called starting today and will go…

Minnesota Man Adding to His Long List of Driving Offenses

His driving violations date back to 1989

ELK MOUND, Wis. — A Minnesota man gets picked up for drunk driving, which would be his 10th offense, if convicted. A state patrol trooper stopped Lawrence LaPole of Rosemount at around 10:00 last night in Elk Mound, Wisconsin. The 47-year-old is charged with drunken driving, failure to install an ignition interlock device, operating a motor vehicle without a valid…

Hit and Run Turns into Police Chase in Grand Forks

A man faces several charges after driving away from a hit and run

GRAND FORKS, ND — A hit and run in Grand Forks leads to a pursuit with police. Grand Forks police attempted to stop Joshua Thompson, 30, on the 1100 block of South 42nd Street. When he didn’t stop, police said he led them on a pursuit through town, onto I-29 and eventually onto a gravel road near the Thompson exit….