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Man blinded by pepper ball shot by Fargo Police

FARGO, N.D. – It all began with Stephanie Patel’s post on the social media platform Nextdoor over the weekend. She claims her son, 27-year-old Tyler Patel, was shot with pepper balls by Fargo police officers on October 2nd at 1300 Gateway Drive causing him to be blinded in one eye. Patel was arrested for terrorizing and preventing arrest. Police are…

Police Respond to Disturbance at Moorhead Business

It happened in the 2200 block of 14th Avenue South

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead police are investigating after a disturbance at a business was called in. It happened in the 2200 block of 14th Avenue South. The employee says someone broke down the door and “held him up” with a gun. When police arrived, the suspect drove away. The employee says he had a dispute over property with the man…

Police Made One Arrest and One Citation at Trump Rally Protest

Police Chief Medaria Arradondo says officers used appropriate levels of force, including chemical irritant at times.

MINNEAPOLIS–Minneapolis police made one arrest and issued one citation during protests outside a campaign rally by President Donald Trump. Police say the arrest was for damage to property and the citation was for disorderly conduct. Several thousand people protested outside Target Center on Thursday as Trump spoke inside. Police Chief Medaria Arradondo says the protests were largely peaceful, but some…

Police Want To Find Person Pointing Laser At Aircraft In Devils Lake

Tips may be given anonymously

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — Someone pointed a laser at a medical helicopter Sunday night in Devils Lake. Police say it is just the latest in a series of such reports. Interfering with a flight is a federal crime. Police say anyone providing information that leads to an arrest may qualify for a reward through Devils Lake Crimestoppers. Tips may be…

West Fargo Man Enraged By Bumper Sticker Arrested For Terroristic Threats

Moorhead Police say Joseph Schumacher pulled up alongside A woman's vehicle on 8th street south

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A West Fargo man who didn’t agree with a woman’s political bumper sticker is arrested in Moorhead for terroristic threats. Police say 27-year-old Joseph Schumacher, who has a Donald Trump bumper sticker, pulled up alongside the woman’s vehicle on 8th street south in the noon hour. He began yelling about her Elizabeth Warren bumper sticker then pulled…

Minneapolis To Police: No Uniforms at Political Events

The Star Tribune reports the new policy takes effect Tuesday.

MINNEAPOLIS – A new policy from Minneapolis police barring officers from being in uniform at political events or advertisements has upset President Donald Trump’s supporters in the department because of his upcoming visit to the city. The head of the police’s officers’ union says the timing of the policy makes him suspect political partisanship because it came a day after…

Former Detroit Lakes Police Chief Shares His Rhythm With Audiences Across Country

Tim Eggebraaten was a law enforcement officer for nearly 28 years, but has always been a musician on the side

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — For Tim Eggabraaten, pursuing a love of music means helping others find the right rhythm. “The purpose of my message isn’t to go out and say ‘oh look at me’ or look at police officers or anything. There’s just a hunger for a positive message out there,” he said. He’s trying to feed plenty of positive…

Former Cop In Warroad Pleads Guilty To Sexually Assaulting Teen

Joshua Demmerly Is Accused of Assaulting The Teen Numerous Times

WARROAD, Minn. — A former cop from Warroad has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a girl while on duty. 30-year-old Joshua Demmerly entered an Alford plea, acknowledging there’s enough evidence to convict him. Prosecutors say Demmerly told the teen there was a felony investigation underway and he could offer protection. He is accused of assaulting her at least 10 times…