NORTH DAKOTA HIGHWAY PATROL

Grafton Woman Killed, Man Hurt In Motorcycle Crash

tried to avoid colliding with another vehicle on Highway 18

GRAFTON, N.D. — A woman is dead and a man is seriously hurt after the motorcycle they were riding tipped over and threw both to the ground. North Dakota Highway Patrol says the accident happened at 4:20 p.m. Saturday near Grafton. The driver, 50-year-old James Olafson of Edinburg, tried to avoid colliding with another vehicle on Highway 18. His passenger,…

North Dakota Trooper Involved In Two-Vehicle Crash

The trooper's vehicle was hit while making a U-turn on I-29 near Colfax

RICHLAND COUNTY, N.D. — A North Dakota trooper was hit while trying to make a traffic stop on I-29. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the crash happened about a mile and a half south of Colfax around 6:30 Saturday night. The trooper was in a construction zone when he made a U-turn. The squad vehicle was hit on the…

Westbound Highway 2 Closed West of Minot

The lanes will be closed for several hours.

MINOT, N.D.–The Westbound lanes of Highway 2 are closed at mile marker 134 west of Minot near the Brooks Ranch area. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reported that an oversized load tipped over and the two westbound lanes are being used to recover the vehicle. The lanes will be closed for several hours. A detour has been set up starting…

Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash Identified

Gary Dukart was traveling from Bismarck to Hazen when he struck an animal and lost control of his motorcycle.

CENTER, N.D.–The North Dakota Highway Patrol identified the man who was killed after striking an animal on his motorcycle on Highway 200-A. Gary Dukart was traveling from Bismarck to Hazen when he struck an animal and lost control of his motorcycle. Dukart was thrown from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under investigation. Categories:…

Motorcyclist Killed after Striking Animal in Oliver County

The collision happened about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 200-A northeast of Center.

CENTER, N.D.–The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a motorcyclist has died after colliding with an animal in Oliver County. The collision happened about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 200-A northeast of Center. The patrol says Gary Dukart was thrown from his bike after losing control of it after striking the animal. Dukart died at the scene. Authorities did not say…

High-Speed Chase Results in Drug Arrests of Two Men With Warrants

Both suspects had Burleigh County warrants at the time of the arrest.

MANDAN, N.D.–Two men were arrested and charged with various crimes after a high-speed chase in Morton County on Monday night. The Morton County Sheriff’s Office reported that a deputy attempted to pull over a vehicle exceeding the speed limit along County Road 139 near Hebron. The driver did not stop and headed east toward I-94¬†at speeds exceeding 100 mph. Near…

Man Arrested for DUI After Crashing Vehicle Near Devils Lake

The North Dakota Highway Patrol reported the vehicle ran off the road, rolled, and the driver was ejected.

DEVILS LAKE, N.D.–A Devils Lake man has been arrested for driving under the influence after he ran his vehicle off the road at 12 a.m. on Monday. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reported the vehicle ran off the road, rolled, and the driver was ejected and landed approximately 30 feet from the vehicle. There was one passenger, James Raynor Jr….

Teen Killed in Dirt Bike Crash in McKenzie County

Cora Wagner, of Lisbon, was killed Monday afternoon when she crashed on an off-road trail near Trotters.

TROTTERS, N.D.–The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a teen has died after losing control of a dirt bike in McKenzie County. The patrol says 19-year-old Cora Wagner, of Lisbon, was killed Monday afternoon when she crashed on an off-road trail near Trotters. Authorities say she was wearing a helmet. Wagner was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under…

Damaging Winds Knock Out Power to Thousands

Wind gusts of 71 mph Monday evening caused structural damage and knocked out power to more than 22,500 Xcel Energy customers.

FARGO, N.D.–Storms packing damaging winds have left thousands without power in eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota. The National Weather Service in Grand Forks says wind gusts of 71 miles per hour Monday evening caused structural damage and knocked out power to more than 22,500 Xcel Energy customers. Service was restored to more than half of those customers by early…