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High-speed chase ends in crash near West Fargo

The driver rolled the vehicle at the intersection of 40th Avenue West

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A driver is arrested after leading authorities on a high-speed chase on I-94. Shortly before 1:00 p.m., a North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper pulled over a man driving a Dodge Journey around mile marker 338. That driver fled the scene and went west bound. Once in Casselton, the driver switched directions to head east. When…

WATCH: Trooper justified in Morton County shooting, dashcam video released

UPDATE: The Morton County State’s Attorney’s Office says a North Dakota trooper who shot and killed a man on I-94 13 miles west of Mandan last month was justified. After reviewing evidence, State’s Attorney Allen Koppy said Trooper Steven Mayer was justified in defending himself and others. The Highway Patrol says Mayer acted within department policy. Forty-five-year-old Craig Knutson of…

State Troopers and DNR Conservation Officers at minimum staffing levels in rural MN

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) –¬†Operation Safety Net has reached phase three early during the Derek Chauvin trial. Law enforcement says the decision was made after the deadly shooting of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center. That means changes for state troopers and DNR conservation officers in our area. “While we still have state troopers working across all of Minnesota, and conservation…

UPDATE: Unconscious Man on I-29 Dies at Hospital

The driver was taken to a hospital in Grand Forks for medical evaluation.

UPDATE: The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the driver of the Ford, identified as 51-year-old Erick Magnusen of East Bethel, died at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. Additional NDHP troopers, Grand Forks Sheriff’s Officers and the Thompson Fire Department arrived at the scene to assist with medical treatment.   GRAND FORKS, N.D.–A North Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper performed CPR on…

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…

Suspect in High Speed Chase Near Jamestown Identified, Charges Not Yet Filed

The suspect drove away and nearly hit the trooper's car after being asked to get out of the vehicle.

JAMESTOWN, ND —¬†North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified a suspect after a high-speed chase north of Jamestown. A trooper on Thursday evening saw a vehicle with a headlight out and expired registration backed onto an approach close to the Stutsman County Fairgrounds. The suspect drove away and nearly hit the trooper’s car after being asked to get out of the…

Trooper’s Squad Car Hit on I-94 in Fargo

Trooper1 Trooper2 Courtesy: North Dakota Highway Patrol FARGO, N.D. – No one was hurt when a car sideswiped a North Dakota Highway Patrol squad car on Interstate 94 in Fargo on Friday. It happened around 10:15 on the westbound side of the interstate between the Red River bridge and University Drive. The Highway Patrol says the trooper was investigating a…

Fort Totten Man Sentenced in Police Chase, Shooting Case

A trooper tried to pull TwoHearts over on I-29 on February 2, 2017

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The man who shot at officers during a chase that started near Grand Forks last February is headed to prison. Daniel TwoHearts, 24, of Fort Totten, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison on drug trafficking and firearms charges. A trooper tried to pull TwoHearts over on I-29 on February 2, 2017. His vehicle was…

High Speed Chase Leads to Discovery of Dead Body Near Rapid City

State authorities are investigating the suspicious death

  RAPID CITY, SD — A woman’s body was found in a vehicle following a high-speed chase in South Dakota. A court complaint says 30-year-old Tosten Lommen of Santa Cruz, California faces charges including aggravated eluding and drunken driving. State authorities are investigating the suspicious death. Bond has been set at $2.5 million. A trooper caught Lommen going more than…