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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…

ND State Patrol: Porsche Driver Hurt in Distracted Driving Crash with Semi

A passenger and the driver of the semi were not hurt

STUTSMAN COUNTY, ND — The driver of a Porsche was hurt Sunday after rear-ending a semi on I-94 near Medina in Stutsman County. The semi had slowed up because its diesel fuel started to gel up and the driver of the car ran into the trailer. The state patrol says 37-year old Lara Weisman, of Excelsior, Minnesota was distracted and…

Barnesville Woman Hurt After Crash with NDHP Squad Car on I-94

Fenner was ticketed for careless driving and has minor injuries

WEST FARGO, ND — A Barnesville woman was hurt after hitting a North Dakota Trooper squad car on I-94 near West Fargo. The patrol says the trooper was parked on the median shoulder of the westbound lane at the scene of an accident with emergency lights flashing. They say 20-year-old Tabetha Fenner was driving westbound in the left lane when…

West Fargo Man Arrested After Short Police Pursuit Near Jamestown

A state trooper attempted to stop Thene for allegedly speeding on I-94 about 15 miles east of Jamestown

  STUTSMAN COUNTY, ND — A West Fargo man is facing charges after he allegedly tried to ram a state trooper vehicle during a short pursuit near Jamestown. Levi Thene, 29, is charged with reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon and unlawful display of license plates. A state trooper attempted to stop Thene for allegedly speeding on I-94 about 15…

North Dakota Troopers Seize Marijuana Valued at $700,000 During Traffic Stop

Miller is charged with possession with intent to deliver and drug paraphernalia

BISMARCK, ND — A California man is in custody after North Dakota Troopers allegedly find marijuana worth over a half a million dollars in his vehicle. Harold Miller, 71, of Sacramento, was stopped by Troopers on I-94 in between Mandan and Bismarck for suspected traffic violations. It ended in Miller’s arrest and one of the state’s largest drug busts. Troopers…

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…

Shooting Suspect Did Not Take Hostages

According To Ramsey County State's Attorney

A North Dakota prosecutor says the suspect accused of shooting at a state trooper did not take hostages before shooting himself in an apartment. The Ramsey County State’s Attorney said that while other people were in the Devils Lake apartment with 23-year-old Daniel TwoHearts, “this was not a hostage situation.” Police were negotiating with TwoHearts when he shot himself. He…