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Moorhead Police: Stoned Suspects, Angry Over Pizza, Go on Mini Crime Spree

Police say 22-year-old Nathan Smith and 28-year-old Ezekiel Linder kicked out the glass door at Pizza Patrol after they couldn't decide what to order

1/2 Nathan Smith Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Ezekiel Linder Show Caption Hide Caption MOORHEAD, Minn. — Two men are accused of being too stoned to order pizza and going on a mini crime spree Tuesday in Moorhead. Police say 22-year-old Nathan Smith and 28-year-old Ezekiel Linder kicked out the glass door at Pizza Patrol after they couldn’t decide what…

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…

High-Speed Chase Ends With Arrest in Crookston

Woman Behind The Wheel Was From North Dakota

POLK COUNTY, Minn. — A Burlington, North Dakota woman was arrested after a high-speed chase that ended in Crookston. A Minnesota State Trooper used spike strips to stop the vehicle being driven by 33-year-old Jeannie Wright on Saturday. A Polk County deputy had tried to pull Wright over earlier in Lowell Township. She took off at speeds up to 99…

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…

Mankato Police Release New Details on Man Who Drove His Car Through a Crowd

None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening

MANKATO, Minn. — We have new information in the case of a young man deliberately driving into a crowd in Mankato Sunday. Police say a fight over drugs ended with 21-year-old Juan Lamas Jr. driving a Cadillac CTS sedan into the people in an apartment parking lot, injuring six. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. A tire and…

Minnesota Man Arrested After Shooting in Otter Tail County

He was arrested back in March for setting his house on fire on Long Lake Road

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — A Richville, Minnesota man is facing a number of charges following a gunshot incident in Otter Tail County. He was arrested back in March for setting his house on fire on Long Lake Road. Cody Dahl, 35, was arrested on DWI, assault and dangerous weapon charges. Deputies responded to reports of a careless driver and…

Extra DWI Patrols on the Roads for St. Patrick’s Day

To keep Minnesotans safe, law enforcement will have extra DWI patrols this holiday weekend looking for drunk drivers

  REGIONAL — If you are looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, authorities are urging you to designate a sober driver. That could be a friend or family member, a cab or even a ride sharing service like Uber. To keep Minnesotans safe, law enforcement will have extra DWI patrols this holiday weekend looking for drunk drivers. St. Patrick’s Day…

Fargo Woman Arrested After Abandoning Children at Car Crash Scene

Police say Thompson crashed into another vehicle at the intersection of University Drive and 35th Avenue South Thursday night

  FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo woman is behind bars after police say she left her children behind after crashing into another car. Rachel Thompson, 35, is facing charges of DUI, fleeing the scene of an accident and burglary. Police say Thompson crashed into another vehicle at the intersection of University Drive and 35th Avenue South Thursday night. They say she…

MN Legislature Looking at Expanding Bar Closings to 4 a.m.

A bill in the Minnesota House is proposing mandatory bar close be extended from 2 am to 4 am

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Think the bars close too early? A new bill introduced in the Minnesota Legislature is proposing to extend closing time from 2 to 4 a.m. But some say for state border towns like Moorhead, passing this bill into law could become a double edged sword. If this bill were to become law, Moorhead bar owners and law…

Minnesota State Patrol Arrests Son of Hennepin County Sheriff

Ryan Stanek, 24, is in trouble with the law again after the Minnesota State Patrol arrests him for DWI

The son of Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek has landed in his father’s jail once again. Ryan Stanek, 24, was arrested for DWI by the Minnesota State Patrol and booked into the Hennepin County Jail early Saturday evening. This isn’t the first time Stanek’s son has been in trouble with the law. Last May, he rear-ended and severely damaged a…