Minnesota State Patrol

20-year-old Glyndon man killed in Clay County crash identified

UPDATE: The Minnesota State Patrol has released the name of the Glyndon man who died in a crash Monday evening. A medical examiner identified the man as 20-year-old Kyle Thompson.   GLYNDON, Minn.–A 20-year-old Glyndon man is dead following a crash Monday evening. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened at approximately 6:15 p.m. at the intersection of Hwy….

Roads Are Not Expected To Be Too Busy During Memorial Weekend

COVID-19 has impacted the travels of many who were hoping to celebrate with family and friends.

NORTH DAKOTA & MINNESOTA – Despite COVID-19, The Minnesota State Patrol is expecting a high travel rate during memorial weekend. “When you look at statistics overall, memorial weekend is a very busy travel weekend and you know, despite everything that’s going on right now in the world, will there be more traffic? I think potentially there will be and it’s…

Kvalvog Files Complaint Over Son’s Fatal Crash in 2015 on I-94

Zach and Connor Kvalvog of Moorhead were on their way to a basketball camp in Wisconsin

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The parents of two brothers who died in a 2015 crash during a school trip have filed a complaint with Minnesota Department of Public Safety. The complaint is under review and state law prevents the department from commenting or providing a copy at this time. Zach and Connor Kvalvog of Moorhead were on their way to a…

Fatal Crashes Surge, Despite Fewer Drivers on State Roadways

There have been 24 fatal crashes since March 16.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — There’s been a sharp increase in the number of traffic fatalities in Minnesota in recent weeks, even as a stay-at-home order is in place because of the coronavirus. The state Office of Traffic Safety notes there have been 24 fatal crashes since March 16 when Gov. Tim Walz ordered bars and restaurants to close to dine-in…

Moorhead Man Arrested After Fleeing and Causing Multiple Crashes

No injuries were reported during the incident.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–A Moorhead man was arrested after fleeing police and crashing into multiple vehicles. A North Dakota State Trooper was attempting a traffic stop on I-94 at approximately 8:10 a.m. on Wednesday when the driver fled eastbound. The driver reached speeds of 95 miles per hour near 25th Street and struck another vehicle. The driver continued to flee into Minnesota…

Drivers Asked To Drive With Caution On Slick Roads

Allow extra time for travel in the winter, slow it down & buckle up!

MOORHEAD, MN — Area roads are slick this morning. Minnesota State Patrol Sergeant Jesse Grabow posted these pictures on his Twitter account. According to Grabow, “Troopers responding to several crashes & spin outs already this morning. I-94 mile posts, 3, 7, 39, 44, 143. Allow extra time for travel in the winter, slow it down & buckle up! Jackknifed pickup/trailer…

Minnesota State Patrol: Halloween Worst Holiday for Drunk Driving Arrests

An average of four people are arrested per hour.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Over the past several years in Minnesota, Halloween has been the worst holiday period for drunk drivers–with an average of four people arrested per hour. State Patrol Lieutenant Gordon Shank says past history has shown that Halloween is a day when people make a bad decision and drink and drive, something that can cause death or serious injuries….

Man Leads Police on Pursuit in Fergus Falls Before Capture

The man, wanted on a number of felony warrants, fled a traffic stop and then dashed into a home.

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A brief pursuit and standoff on the northeast side of Fergus Falls on Wednesday afternoon ended with four arrests. 41-year-old Terry Stewart was wanted on a warrant. He fled a traffic stop, crashed into a vehicle and then dashed into an apartment. Police set up a perimeter and Stewart was eventually taken into custody. He faces…

Man Jailed After Robbery Report in Moorhead

The Clay County Attorneys Office will decide on charges. 

MOORHEAD, Minn.- A Fargo man is in the Clay County Jail after a robbery in south Moorhead Monday night. Police say 21–year–old Penja Lawuya met the victim on social media and discussed selling an electronic device. He then allegedly entered the victim’s car and displayed a handgun and took the device. Lawuya faces aggravated robbery charges. Shortly before 9 p.m….

‘Click It or Ticket’ Extra Seat Belt Enforcement in West Central Minnesota Kicks Off

Nearly 100 Minnesota drivers were killed last year because they weren't buckled up

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Local law enforcement officers say the first line of defense in a car crash is wearing a seat belt. But according to this year’s Seat Belt Survey, only 79 percent of west central Minnesota drivers are buckling up. “A lot of times people start to think that, ‘Hey, you know, most of those crashes just happen where…