NORTH DAKOTA HIGHWAY PATROL

North Dakota Highway Patrol looks to hire 9 troopers

The North Dakota Highway Patrol is looking to bring in nine troopers statewide.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Highway Patrol is looking to bring in nine troopers statewide. Applicants have to be at least 21 years old and need to submit a cover letter, resume and unofficial college transcript. Veterans are encouraged to apply. Candidates have to be an American citizen for at least two years and have vision that’s 20/30…

The difficulties of clearing North Dakota roads after a spring snowstorm

Officials say they've seen this before but the amount of snow and duration of the blizzard was a bit shocking. It's been a strenous few days for ND DOT workers and first responders, but teamwork has gotten through.

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) – Many are stuck at home due to a rare spring blizzard causing problems throughout the state. Officials say they’ve seen this before but the amount of snow and duration of the blizzard was a bit shocking. It’s been a strenuous few days for ND DOT workers and first responders, but teamwork has gotten through. “There was…

Blizzard across the region keeps roads closed in Central & Western ND

FARGO, N.D.  (KVRR) – The April blizzard is forcing the state’s transportation department to close roads and start clearing them up. With strong wind gusts and over a foot of snow in certain areas, North Dakota Highway Patrol are making it clear it’s best to hunker down at home with no travel advisories taking up a majority of the state…

Passenger Takes Wheel After DUI Stop By Hillsboro, Crashes And Faces DUI Charge

HILLSBORO, N.D. (KVRR) — A woman faces charges after leading authorities on a pursuit that ended with her crashing into two houses in Hillsboro around three this morning. Highway Patrol says 22-year-old Aneesa Villarreal-Brusegaard of Grand Forks was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over for a DUI investigation on Highway 200 near the sugar beet plant. While the male…

Ogema Man Held in Suspected Kidnapping of South Dakota Woman

LAMOURE CO., N.D. (KVRR/AP) — An Ogema, Minnesota man remains behind bars in LaMoure County, North Dakota for a suspected kidnapping. Charges pending against Ryan Degroat include kidnapping, felonious restraint and terrorizing. Degroat is accused of abducting a 41-year-old woman from her mother’s home in Brown County, South Dakota Friday night. Law enforcement was able to use cell phone triangulation…

First responders share their experiences from 14 vehicle I-94 crash

First responders tell us the difficulties of helping victims in the bitter cold and trying not to get frostbite.

MAPLETON, N.D. (KVRR) – First responders at the scene of a 14 vehicle crash between Casselton and Mapleton on I-94 on Monday tell us the difficulties of helping victims in the bitter cold and trying not to get frostbite. “We were initially paged out to a multivehicle accident, we were unsure about how many vehicles would be necessary for us…

What does it take to close a highway or interstate during winter weather?

NEAR MAPLETON, N.D. (KVRR) – A crash involving 14 vehicles between Mapleton and Casselton on Monday may have you thinking what it takes to close down an interstate or highway. Every storm the Highway Patrol works with the state’s Department of Transportation to evaluate road conditions and visibility for traffic speeds. Monday’s storm cut across the southeastern corner of North…