accidents

2018 Traffic Fatalities Down from Previous Years in North Dakota

Grand Forks County had the most road deaths with 14.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Traffic fatalities were down last year according to the 2018 North Dakota Crash Summary. North Dakota documented over 15-thousand motor vehicle accidents last year, resulting in 105 deaths. The fatality count has been falling each year since the modern-day high of 170 in 2012. Of the 105 road deaths, 48-percent were not wearing their seat-belt and 32-percent were alcohol-related….

F-M Stocks Up on Supplies With the First Snowfall Approaching

people say they're doing so to avoid getting in an accident

FARGO, ND —¬†With blizzard conditions a possibility, people are starting to plan ahead. For some people, that means stocking up at the grocery store. Some people say they’re looking forward to the winter weather that’s coming. “Yeah, I’m so excited for the winter,” Gonga Gurung said.¬† Others describe Fargo winters another way. “Brutal, extreme. The wind is treacherous and you’re…

Volkswagen Issues Recall Over Computer Glitch

The recall is for the "CC", models 2009 to 2016 and the Passat sedan and wagon from 2006 to 2010

  NATIONAL — Volkswagen is recalling nearly 300,000 vehicles in the U.S. after the discovery that a computer glitch that causes the cars to stall. The recall is for the “CC”, models 2009 to 2016 and the Passat sedan and wagon from 2006 to 2010. All of the models have four cylinder engines. Company officials say the fuel pump control…

Sturgis Attendance Sees Slight Increase

The number of wrecks involving injuries also increased from last year

  STURGIS, SD — Western South Dakota’s famed motorcycle rally in Sturgis saw a small uptick in attendance this year. An estimated 376,000 vehicles entered Sturgis during the event, compared to less than 360,000 last year. The number of wrecks involving injuries also increased from last year. The South Dakota Highway Patrol reported eight fatal accidents during the rally’s official…

Grand Forks Lawmaker Proposes 80mph Speed Limit on ND Interstates

Laffen says "everybody drives that speed anyway"

A Grand Forks lawmaker is sponsoring a bill to raise the speed limit on North Dakota’s interstates. Republican Senator Lonnie Laffen says by raising the speed limit from 75 to 80 miles per hour will help businesses get their work done faster and more efficiently. Sen. Laffen says people drive 80 miles per hour regardless of the posted speed limit….