law enforcement

Spirit Lake Tribe and North Dakota Highway Patrol sign mutual aid agreement

The agreement was signed during the Strengthening Government to Government Partnerships and Relationships Conference.

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — A mutual aid agreement is signed between the Spirit Lake Tribe and the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The agreement will allow North Dakota Highway Patrol to help on the reservation when needed. However, it does not give the highway patrol the authority to arrest anyone. Officers can intervene regardless of tribal status until local law enforcement…

“4/20 Marijuana Holiday” Enforcement Through April 20

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota Highway Patrol is partnering with law enforcement agencies on a high-visibility enforcement campaign for what’s known to many as the “4/20 Marijuana Holiday.” April 20 is the unofficial, marijuana-centered holiday familiar to pot smokers. Authorities across the state will have 13 new Drug Recognition Experts working in an attempt to keep drug-impaired drivers off…

Few Minnesota departments adopt body camera guidelines

The League of Minnesota Cities two years ago created a model policy requiring problem officers wear cameras.

MINNEAPOLIS  – Most Minnesota law enforcement agencies have chosen not to implement guidelines mandating officers with a history of misconduct wear body cameras. The League of Minnesota Cities two years ago created a model policy requiring problem officers wear cameras. A Minneapolis Star Tribune analysis found that only 10 of 108 agencies with publicly available body camera policies have implemented…

School lockdown after student found with replica gun in backpack

Moorhead High School Career Academy was put on lockdown

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Moorhead High School Career Academy was put on lockdown after a report of a student with a weapon in their backpack. Law enforcement was immediately called and the student was taken into custody without incident and is facing charges. Police found a replica gun on the student along with other items of concern. No other students…

Protect runaway pets on Independence Day

"Fireworks are scary so turn on a radio or TV something to drown out the sound."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A local animal shelter is reminding people of pet safety when out celebrating this holiday weekend. People with a local shelter say Independence Day celebrations are the leading cause for family pets to go missing or end up at the local pound. One way to ensure your furry friends are safe is to have a pet…

93 Minnesota law enforcement agencies used drones in 2020

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A new report shows a growing number of law enforcement agencies are using drones to help with search and rescue efforts, investigations and for public safety in Minnesota. The legislative report says 93 agencies statewide either maintained or used a drone in 2020 with 1,171 flights recorded. The report is the result of new regulations lawmakers…

People line up to honor West Fargo Lt. Gustafson during funeral procession

"I didn't even know Lieutenant Adam Gustafson myself personally, but I think it's important for everybody to pay their respects to people who have died."

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A fleet of police vehicles say farewell to fallen West Fargo Police Lieutenant Adam Gustafson after his funeral service. “We’ve always been really supportive of law enforcement so we wanted to come out today and show our support for Lieutenant Gustafson and his family as well as for the West Fargo and Fargo Police Departments…

Revamped service truck honors fallen officers

The truck is decorated with the names of fallen Grand Forks officer Cody Holte and Fargo officer Jason Moszer

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Every year a local company transforms one of its work vehicles for a good cause. Kost Materials is honoring its work service truck to two North Dakota police officers who died in the line of duty. The truck is decorated with the names of fallen Grand Forks officer Cody Holte who was killed last year while…