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Westbound I94 Closure

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The North Dakota Highway Patrol and North Dakota Department of Transportation have closed I94 westbound starting at West Fargo effective at 10:00 am Oct. 11.


Trooper on a Train Scheduled for Oct. 3

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The North Dakota Highway Patrol is participating in Trooper on a Train, Thursday, Oct. 3. A trooper will be present on an eastbound train beginning in Mandan. The trooper will watch for railroad grade crossing violations as the train travels east from Mandan.


Williams County DUI Checkpoint and Saturation Patrol Planned

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The North Dakota Highway Patrol and Williams County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at a predetermined location in Williams County on Saturday, Sept. 28.


Under The Trooper's Hat: School Bus Safety

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With school back in session, it’s important for motorists to use caution when children are getting on or off a school bus. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, children are safer riding on school buses than in private vehicles. The most hazardous times for children who ride a school bus is when they are getting on and off a bus.


I-94 Border to Border Enforcement Planned

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The North Dakota Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Minnesota State Patrol and Wisconsin State Patrol, will be conducting a Border-to-Border enforcement saturation effort on Interstate 94, Aug. 26 through Sept. 1 leading up to the Labor Day holiday.
 


Under The Trooper's Hat: Detectors, Double Yellow Lines and Trailer Registration

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This month's article focuses on questions I recently was asked regarding Radar/Laser Detectors, Double Yellow Lines and Trailer Registration.

 


Under the Trooper's Hat: CONCEALED CARRY & CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY

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I have received numerous questions about the North Dakota concealed carry and constitutional carry laws.  This article will address only the basics and it is recommended to research the North Dakota Century Code Title 62.1 or consult with your personal attorney for further information. 


Under the Trooper's Hat: RURAL BICYCLE SAFETY

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For bicyclists around the country, North Dakota offers beautiful views of vast prairie with meandering, winding roads to travel on. During the warmer months, we tend to see an influx of bicyclists traveling through and spending time resting in our little communities. We all enjoy talking to and learning from these two-wheeling explorers and look to provide them with an opportunity for safe travels as they pass through our state and move on to their next destination.


North Dakota Amber Alert Test Scheduled for May 23 

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The North Dakota Highway Patrol and the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services will conduct the annual test of the AMBER (America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response) Alert system from 2-4 p.m. central time on Thursday, May 23. All AMBER Alert components will be tested except for the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) which is sent to mobile devices. Advanced notification is provided to avoid misinterpretation of this test as an actual AMBER Alert. 


Mehlhoff Named 2018 Trooper of the Year

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Trooper Brian Mehlhoff was named the 2018 Trooper of the Year at the North Dakota Motor Carrier Association’s (NDMCA) banquet held Thursday, May 16, in Bismarck. Mehlhoff serves the SW region as a Traffic Enforcement Trooper and is stationed in Bismarck. He has been a trooper since 2007 and serves on the Crash Reconstruction Team.