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Neighbors Shocked By Deadly West Fargo Standoff

The names of the suspect and the officers involved have been released

WEST FARGO, N.D. —┬áThe suspect in last night’s deadly SWAT standoff in West Fargo has been identified as 32-year-old Justin Dietrich. On Monday night around 8:30, West Fargo Police tried to conduct a traffic stop on Dietrich, who they say had stolen handguns.┬áDietrich fled, setting off a chase. He rammed into a police car and stopped in a driveway in…

Bismarck Man Arrested After Waving Around Machete in Walmart

Jean Mary was arrested on a possible charge of terrorizing

  BISMARCK, ND — A man waving a machete and yelling incoherently at a Walmart store in Bismarck was arrested. Officers were called to the store around 11 a.m. and tried to talk 25-year-old Darvens Jean Mary into putting down the machete. Police say the Bismarck man would not comply, so an officer used a stun gun to take him…

Moorhead Police Searching for Armed Man

Police know the man's identity

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — An armed man is being sought for questioning after he ran from Moorhead police Sunday night. Officers responded to reports of the man carrying a long gun and a handgun outside Terrace on the Green apartments in the 1600 block of 20th Street South around 7:30. When the man spotted police, he bolted inside the five…

Third Community Trust Officer to be Hired for the Fargo Police Department

A three-year, federal COPS grant will pay for hiring a third officer

  FARGO, ND — The Fargo Police Department’s Community Trust officers will get some help starting next month. A three-year, federal COPS grant will pay for hiring a third officer. It was launched in 2016 by Chief Dave Todd who wanted to build trust and credibility for police with under-served youth. The two current officers reach out to kids who…

Breckenridge Man Found Guilty of Attempted Murder

A sentencing date has not been set

  CASS COUNTY, ND — The Breckenridge man, who was arrested at a West Fargo Motel in March of 2016, has been found guilty. Jan Wangstad, 39, has been found guilty of attempted murder for an armed standoff at the Rodeway Inn. Wangstad was staying at the West Fargo motel when authorities were called because witnesses say he was acting…

West Fargo’s K9 Disco Helps Make $1.3 Million Dollar Marijuana Bust

They found 286 pounds of pot with an estimated street value of $1.3 million

  WEST FARGO, ND — A K9 named Disco helped make a major marijuana bust in West Fargo. The dog hit on the marijuana during a traffic stop this morning on I-94 near the 45th Street exit giving officers probable cause to search the vehicle. They found 286 pounds of pot with an estimated street value of $1.3 million. Kimberly…

St. Cloud Police Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting

The deputy and four police officers have been placed on standard administrative leave

  ST. CLOUD, Minn. — An officer-involved shooting last night in St. Cloud is under investigation. According to the BCA, a Stearns County sheriff’s deputy and several St. Cloud police officers were investigating a possible assault shortly before midnight. They knocked on a door and an armed man broke out a back window and ran. The man fired his gun,…

Family Dog Helps Searchers Find Minnesota Toddler in Cornfield

The toddler was playing with siblings outside his home in Richmond last week when he wandered away

RICHMOND, Minn. — A family dog helped searchers find a 2-year-old boy who was lost on a chilly night in a central Minnesota cornfield. This is infrared video by the Minnesota State Patrol. The toddler was playing with siblings outside his home in Richmond last week when he wandered away. Family members called authorities after they failed to locate him…

Woman Who Had Been Drinking Crashes ATV Into Squad Car

Woman and Officers Were Taken To The Hospital

BEMIDJI, Minn. — Minnesota State Patrol says two Bemidji officers were hurt when an all-terrain vehicle crashed into their squad car during a chase. Authorities say the officers were trying to help with the pursuit of the ATV started by another officer when the ATV collided with their squad car early this morning. The two officers and the ATV driver…

Moorhead Police Department Adds Three New Officers to the Streets

Family members then pinned each officer's badge onto their uniform

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Three new candidates have earned a spot with Moorhead’s men and women in blue. After a speech from Chief David Ebinger, Mayor Del Rae Williams swore Anastacia Hermes, Nathan Taylor and Paul Skoglund into the Moorhead Police Department. Family members then pinned each officer’s badge onto their uniform. Hermes said she wanted to become a police officer…