ENFORCEMENT

Fatalities on Minnesota Roads Increase in 2018

380 people lost their lives on highways in Minnesota this past year

BARNESVILLE, Minn. — Preliminary reports from the Minnesota State Patrol say that 380 people died in fatal crashes in 2018, twenty more than in 2017. More than 120 were alcohol related, while 90 involved people not wearing their seatbelts. The report says more than sixty of those deaths occurred since November. Officers say seeing the preliminary numbers reinforces their goal to…

Minnesota Law Enforcement Will Have Extra DWI Patrol Over Holiday Season

2,717 DWI arrests were made in Minnesota during the holiday season last year

MINNESOTA — Before you head out to celebrate the holidays, make sure you don’t drive drunk and turn joy into tragedy. Officers in Minnesota want to remind you to plan for a safe ride home and to have a backup plan as well. If you’re not drinking, offer to be a designated driver. Everyone should buckle up and report any suspected…

Fargo Public Works Reminds Drivers of Seasonal Parking Restrictions

The restrictions run from Nov. 1 to April 15

FARGO, N.D. — With the snow comes more parking restrictions, and the Fargo Public Works Department wants to remind the public to follow all signage. Parking restrictions started on Nov. 1 and go until April 15. “At the end of the day it’s about safe driving conditions. It’s not about trying to be spiteful. There’s a reason behind all of them,” Lee…

Minnesota Law Enforcement Agencies are Doing Extra DWI Patrol

There are more alcohol-related crashes at this time of year

MINNESOTA– You may be planning some last minute summer activities, but make sure you’re also thinking about how you’re getting home. You’ll notice more officers on the road over the next few weeks in Minnesota. More than 300 state, county, and local law enforcement agencies will be helping to patrol the roads. “Even though this is something we’re always looking…

SNEAK PEEK: Law Enforcement Agencies Merge, New Corrections Facility Coming to Moorhead

As the departments make their moves into these two spaces they will continue to put the best interest of the people of Clay County in mind

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Clay County Sheriff’s Office and the Moorhead Police Department are embarking on a new journey. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen got a sneak peak of the new Joint Law Enforcement Center and the New Correctional Facility. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office and the Moorhead Police Department are merging into one building. “We work so well together, this is…

Candidates for Cass County Sheriff Discuss their Platforms Ahead of the Primary Elections

Throughout the next few months, both men are going to continue to show their dedication for Cass County

CASS COUNTY, N.D. — In November Cass County will have a new Sheriff in town and the race is between Jesse Jahner and Mike Kjera. After 20 years with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Jesse Jahner says he is ready to lead the department. “I’d be a voice for the people, the people elect the sheriff so to me it…

MATBUS Donates Youth Programming and Outreach Transport Van to Fargo PD

"We are working with families and kids that don't have transportation readily available to them"

FARGO, N.D. — Over the last few months the Fargo Police Department has been trying to find a method of transportation for their community engagement group. MATBUS has donated a vehicle that is going to change the future for these programs. The Fargo Police Department doesn’t just serve to protect, they serve to help children in the community. “So we’re…

Minnesota Authorities Make More than 2,500 DWI Arrests During Holiday Season

Officers made 200 more DWI arrests than they did during the same period in 2016

  MINNESOTA — Extra enforcement on Minnesota’s highways and interstates resulted in 26-hundred DWI arrests during the holidays. The extra enforcement lasted from November 22 through December 31. Officers made 200 more DWI arrests than they did during the same period in 2016. Of the more unusual cases, Fairmount Police arrested a woman for DWI on Christmas Eve and again…

Honoring Local Law Enforcement and First Responders in Barnesville

Kids from the schools in the area wrote thank you notes that were posted around the room.

BARNESVILLE, Minn. — Community members in Barnesville are saying thank you to first responders and local law enforcement for being heroes in the community. Some of the Barnesville fire department, police department, ambulance, Clay County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota DNR were at the celebration. Kids from the schools in the area wrote thank you notes that were posted around…

DAPL Protester Accused of Shooting at Law Enforcement Won’t Get Trial Delay

Fallis is pleading not guilty in the shooting

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — Red Fawn Fallis, the woman accused of shooting at law enforcement during the Dakota Access pipeline protests, will not have the opportunity to delay her upcoming trial. A U.S. District judge is also limiting what will be allowed in court during the trial. Parties will not be allowed to discuss treaty agreements, protest activities leading…