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Wahpeton Man Makes Plea in Meth Bust Case

Two handguns and an assault rifle were also seized during the raid

WAHPETON, ND — A Wahpeton man arrested in one of the largest methamphetamine cases ever in North Dakota has pleads not guilty. Twenty-nine-year-old Louis Dauphinais was arrested in late March after a search of a mobile home by officers with a drug task force. The force allegedly found 13 pounds of meth worth a street value of more than one million…

Some Minnesotans Allowed to Purchase Firearms without Background Check

Permits in the state which expire on August 1st of 2019 or later fall under this change of rules

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesotans with permits to carry handguns are now able to buy firearms without background checks. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives determined Minnesota’s handgun permits satisfy requirements for federal background checks. Permits in the state which expire on August 1st of 2019 or later fall under this change of rules. The change only…

ND Game and Fish Department: Many Successful Deer Hunters Last Season

Hunter success for white-tailed bucks was 72 percent and for white-tailed does 60 percent.

NORTH DAKOTA — Two-thirds of North Dakota deer hunters had success in bagging an animal last season. The state Game and Fish Department made 49,000 deer gun licenses available last year. Officials say 44,140 deer hunters took to the field, taking about 29,300 deer. Hunter success for white-tailed bucks was 72 percent and for white-tailed does 60 percent. A record…

Man Jailed After Major Meth Bust in Wahpeton

Street Value Estimated at Over $1 Million

A man has been arrested in Wahpeton after authorities uncovered 13 pounds of meth worth over $1 million on the streets. Louis Douphinais, 29, was arrested in a mobile home at 2104 2nd Street North in Wahpeton on Friday. In addition to the meth, drug task force agents found drug paraphernalia, two handguns and an AK-47. Douphinais is facing charges…

Changing Gun Laws Could Change the Game for Campus Gun Policies

The proposed bill to allow guns in state owned buildings put Universities in a legal grey area

FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Board of Higher education passed a measure making it the only body who can decide if guns should be allowed on college campuses. It’s in response to North Dakota lawmakers proposing another gun bill which would allow firearms into buildings owned or managed by the state. This would put public universities like NDSU in…

LIVE: Firearm Safety

KVRR's Jackie Kelly Learns How to Properly Shoot a Gun

Although the new concealed carry law doesn’t require a permit, many people believe that it is important to know how to properly handle a firearm. Firearm safety instructor, Craig Roe, teaches KVRR’s Jackie Kelly how to properly shoot a firearm.     Categories: Morning – In The Community, News Landing Page, North Dakota News Tags: Firearm Safety, guns, Red River…

Gov. Burgum Signs Controversial Conceal and Carry Bill into Law

However, the new law does not apply to people who cross the border or go to other states and it does not allow a person who has been convicted of a felony or violent crime to carry

  BISMARCK, N.D. — Beginning August 1st, 2017, it will be legal to carry a concealed handgun without a permit in North Dakota. Governor Burgum signed the controversial bill into law Thursday. Under the new law, people of the state who do not have a criminal record will be able to carry a concealed handgun if they have a valid state driver’s…

Minnesota Gun Permits Hit All Time High

The state began issuing permits to carry guns in 2003

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota issued more gun carry permits in 2016 than in any year since it began distributing the permits. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says sheriff’s departments granted 71,156 permits last year. That’s nearly 60 percent more permits than given in 2015. The state began issuing permits to carry guns in 2003. The BCA’s report says sheriff’s…

ND House, Senate Adjourn Until March

Lawmakers in both chambers voted on a few final bills before adjourning for the mid-session break

  BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota House and Senate have both adjourned until Wednesday March 1. Lawmakers in both chambers voted on a few final bills before adjourning for the mid-session break. When the session continues next week, the House will take action on Senate bills and vice versa. It will be day 37 of the legislative session which…

North Dakota Lawmakers To Talk About Marijuana, Guns and Shopping

2017 Legislative Session in Bismarck

North Dakota’s legislative session is entering its fourth week with lawmakers set to consider a host of bills sure to draw citizens to the Capitol. The measures range from medical marijuana and ethics to gun-carrying and Sunday shopping. Another high-profile measure sponsored by Republican House Majority Leader Al Carlson would make it a crime for adults to wear masks in…