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Clay County Deputy Files Discrimination Lawsuit

Deputy Ryan Carey was fired in 2013 for alleged misconduct

  CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — A Clay County deputy has filed a discrimination lawsuit, claiming he’s been unfairly kept out of the running for a patrol assignment. Deputy Ryan Carey was fired in 2013 for alleged misconduct. After an arbitration hearing, Carey was given his job back. Clay County officials claim the issue damaged his credibility to testify in a…

6-Year-Old Boy Dies in Fatal Crash in Towner County

The driver and the other passenger were taken to Altru Health with unknown injuries

  TOWNER COUNTY, ND — A six year old boy is dead after a two vehicle crash in Towner County. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the crash happened on U-S highway 281, three miles north of Cando, North Dakota around 3:30 this afternoon. The boy was ejected from the vehicle. The driver and the other passenger were taken to…

Motorcyclist Arrested After Crashing During High-Speed Chase

He attempted to cross the median at Flying Cloud Drive and lost control, sending both him and his motorcycle flying across the road

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — A motorcyclist involved in a high-speed chase crashes his bike in spectacular fashion on I-494 in the Twin Cities. The action was all caught on MNDOT cameras. The state patrol was trying to stop the 33-year-old rider for speeding and splitting traffic. He attempted to cross the median at Flying Cloud Drive and lost control, sending…

Unhappy in Your Job or Looking for a Change? Come Join the Minnesota State Patrol!

Recruitment for the Minnesota State Patrol begins next week

MINNESOTA — The Minnesota State Patrol has a need for new troopers who have what it takes to keep the state safe. Nearly 600 state troopers provide assistance, education and enforcement on a daily basis to provide for safe traffic movement on Minnesota’s roadways. However, this number frequently falls short due to troopers retiring each and every year. Now, the…

More Law Enforcement Checking for Distracted Driving

State troopers are reminding drivers it's not just about technology use

RED RIVER VALLEY — It’s not about writing tickets, it’s about creating a safer road for everyone. Each year, more and more people are caught texting while driving. April is Distracted Driving Awareness month and Minnesota law enforcement will have extra eyes on drivers from now until April 23rd. State troopers are reminding people it’s not just about technology either….

Fargo Police Connect with the Community over Cups of Cocoa

Officers dedicated a few hours of their day to play games with the community

FARGO, N.D. — Police officers took a break from patrolling the streets and spent some down time with the community.  Fargo officers hosted Cocoa with a Cop, visiting with families and friends. Movies, coloring and games were set up alongside tables stocked with cookies and cocoa. Officers say this event gives them a chance to bond with people in the…

Sen. Heitkamp Questions Border Protection Officials on “Chronic Issues”

She says recent executive orders have not addressed staffing needs at the nation's ports of entry

WASHINGTON D.C. — The focus turns to the 5,500-mile long northern border in the U.S. Senate. Senator Heidi Heitkamp questioned key border protection officials about what she called “chronic issues” faced at the 120 ports of entry. She says recent executive orders have not addressed staffing needs at the nation’s ports of entry. Heitkamp also shared a story of one…

Two NDSU Students Killed In Car Accident

Two NDSU students were killed when their vehicle spun out of control on I-94

NDSU is mourning the loss of two students who were killed in a car accident last night. The accident happened along I-94 just east of Moorhead. According the Minnesota State Patrol, Danie Thomssen, Carson Roney and Haley Visto were traveling together going westbound on Interstate 94 around 10 on Saturday night when their car suddenly spun out of control. There…