Breckenridge Man Hurt in Alleged DUI Crash

Vergal was treated at the hospital in Breckenridge for minor injuries before being booked into jail

  RICHLAND COUNTY, ND — A Breckenridge man was hurt and arrested for DUI after crashing his pickup on a road north of Fairmount shortly before 3 a.m. The Richland County Sheriff’s Office says 48-year old Mark Vergal lost control of his pickup on a rural road, slid into a ditch, hit an embankment and rolled, coming to rest on…

BCA Investigating Harmony Inmate’s Death at Minnesota Jail

It happened at about 6:30 on Wednesday evening

  FILLMORE COUNTY, Minn. — Minnesota authorities are investigating the death of an inmate at the Fillmore County Jail. Thomas Henry, 22, of Harmony, Minnesota died in custody. The sheriff says jail staff and emergency responders found the inmate and attempted to save their life but said they were “unfortunately unsuccessful.” It happened at about 6:30 on Wednesday evening. The…

Three Arrested After Discovery of Stolen Credit Cards, Driver’s Licenses

Authorities say the three were arrested during a traffic stop over license plate violations

1/3 Gerald Adderly Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Brandon Christian Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Christina Meyers Show Caption Hide Caption BISMARCK, ND — Three people have been arrested after North Dakota authorities say they stole nearly 50 credit cards and the identities of more than 30 people. Christina Meyers, 31 and 36-year-old Brandon Christian, both from Wisconsin and 40-year-old…

New North Dakota Law Ends Child Support Obligations for Inmates with Longer Sentences

The Legislature recently approved the change to prevent the accumulation of past-due child support owed by incarcerated parents

  NORTH DAKOTA — A new law in North Dakota will end monthly child support obligations of parents sentenced to jail or prison for 180 days or longer. The Legislature recently approved the change to prevent the accumulation of past-due child support owed by incarcerated parents. The law allows a child support obligation to be re-established if the jailed parent…

Norman County Attorney Recommending Jail Time for Bus Stop Offenders

He says the schools in his county have been trying to curb the problem, but it's not getting through to people

  NORMAN COUNTY, Minn. — A Norman County attorney is hoping his actions will have drivers thinking twice before passing a school bus with its stop arms out. James Brue recommended two people sit in jail for the weekend, along with a $285 fine after they went around a stopped bus. He says the schools in his county have been…

DAPL Protesters Appealing Convictions

A decision by the court has not yet been made

  BISMARCK, ND — Dakota Access pipeline protesters, who were sent to jail for their actions in Morton County, are appealing their convictions to the North Dakota Supreme Court. Mary Redway, 64, of Rhode Island, and 27-year-old Alexander Simon of New Mexico were convicted of misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct. Redway served four days in jail and Simon served 12….

Angus, Minnesota Man Sentenced in Drug Murder Case

He was charged in the March 2016 shooting death over drugs of 24-year-old Austin Forsman

1/2 Krystal Feist Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Modesto Torrez Show Caption Hide Caption GRAND FORKS, ND — The head of a meth trafficking ring, convicted to ordering a hit on a Grand Forks man who was later murdered, will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Modesto Torrez of Angus, Minnesota was convicted in federal court in October…

F5 Project Helps Felons Readjust To Society

Project Helps Inmates Rebuild Their lives On The Outside

FARGO, ND — A Fargo man wants to show that former criminals aren’t castoffs. He’s dedicated to showing the value, determination, and hustle of felons while helping them rebuild their own lives right here in our region. His efforts are getting noticed more and more, and more and more people are claiming he’s helping to save their lives. It’s Wednesday…

Harwood Man Behind Bars After Standoff with Police

It all ended with an arrest around 4:45 this morning

HARWOOD, ND — One man is behind bars after firing shots during an overnight standoff in rural Harwood. Shortly after midnight, 57-year-old Steven Sorenson of Harwood called dispatch, wanting to talk to a deputy at the Cass County Sheriff’s office about a situation that happened earlier at a West Fargo bar. Police responded and heard what they say was six…

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…