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Make it to the Table: Practice Smart Driving this Holiday Weekend

When it comes to the biggest feast of the year, we can all be a little eager to get to the dinner table on time

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The day before Thanksgiving is what many law enforcement agencies refer to as “Blackout Wednesday” due to an increase in drunk driving crashes. The four–day holiday period is considered by the Minnesota State Patrol as some of the busiest times to be on the road. “The night before Thanksgiving becomes a very big party night,” said Sgt….

New Study Points Out Cost of Motorcycle Crashes Higher than Car Crashes

The injury rate was 10 times greater, which lead to six times the amount of health care costs than for people in car crashes

  NATIONAL — A new study may have you thinking twice before getting on your motorcycle, or may encourage you to wear protective gear before you do. Researchers studied more than 300,000 motorcycle crashes in Canada and found the death rate from these crashes was five times greater than that of car crashes. The injury rate was 10 times greater,…

ND Tax Commissioner Gets Suspended Jail Sentence for DUI

His blood-alcohol level was .20, more than twice the legal limit for driving

MANDAN, ND — North Dakota’s Tax Commissioner has pleaded guilty to drunk driving. Ryan Rauschenberger was arrested late last month by the North Dakota Highway Patrol in Mandan. His blood-alcohol level was .20, more than twice the legal limit for driving. Under a plea agreement, Rauschenberger was given a suspended jail sentence and put on probation for one year. During…

The Drug and Alcohol Culture of the Red River Valley

One of the biggest messages being sent today is not to ignore the small stuff. He says those decisions can really affect your future

MOORHEAD, Minn. — People across the country are concerned about the drug and alcohol culture in today’s society. Drug and substance abuse is sweeping the nation and one officer is traveling from state to state to teach people what to look for. “What are all the trends you’re seeing, what do they mean, what’s going on, the why,” explained Jermaine…

Nebraska Supreme Court Upholds Decision on Not Renewing Liquor Licenses of Whiteclay

The court is upholding the state regulators decision to not renew the liquor licenses of those stores

  PINE RIDGE, SD — The Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected the request to resume beer sales in Whiteclay, a small village near the Pine Ridge Reservation. Alcohol is banned on the reservation, but at least four liquor stores in Whiteclay, which has nine residents, allowed for a hangout where people tended to drink and allegedly get out of hand….

The Dangers of Binge Drinking in College

"It makes you remember that you're out to have fun but at the same time you're not out to hurt yourself or anyone else"

FARGO, ND — Taking that extra drink or shot can turn deadly. “In the long run it’s the life we are trying to save,” said Don Martin, the Operations Manager with FM Ambulance. College students tend to binge drink and think more about the moment than the consequences. “What happens with college age they are playing drinking games, doing initiations,…

With Death of Burnsville Teen, NDSU Students Reflect on Social Choices

Devin's school is also offering support to his fellow classmates

FARGO, ND — A teen who was found unresponsive at an NDSU dorm on Sunday and was later pronounced dead has been identified as 17-year-old Devin Delaney of Burnsville, Minnesota. A spokesperson for the family says Devin was passionate about hockey and lacrosse at his high school. He says the family is devastated and asking for privacy. A GoFundMe account…

Governor Burgum, First Lady Kathryn Honor Michael Kaspari and the Run for Recovery

The Run for Recovery is about more than addiction awareness

FARGO, ND — Governor Doug Burgum and North Dakota’s First Lady are joining hundreds of runners in Fargo. The Run for Recovery is about more than addiction awareness. They’re remembering the life of a local leader. KVRR’s Nick Broadway joins us from Lindenwood Park with more. NICK BROADWAY, REPORTING: I’m near the main shelter at Lindenwood Park where hundreds of…

Sheyenne High School Teacher Resigned Over Allegations of Sex, Drugs and “Conduct Unbecoming”

The report stated Doster was drinking with her 18-year-old former students and was highly intoxicated and had trouble standing on her own. KVRR's Erin Wencl contributed to this report.

WEST FARGO, ND —  A West Fargo teacher resigned hours before the start of school on August 29 for an investigation involving alleged sexual conduct with a student/former student, providing alcohol to minors and having alcohol in her classroom. The school district’s personnel file on Elizabeth Doster reveals the investigation began August 9th after a student and parent informed a…

West Fargo Man Dead After Crash with UTV

Authorities say alcohol was factor in the crash which happened just southwest of Stirum in Sargent County

  OAKS, ND — The highway patrol has released the names of those involved in a fatal UTV-dirt bike crash late Saturday night. Zane Buchholz, 19, of West Fargo, was riding the dirt bike with no headlight when he hit by the UTV being driven by 56-year-old Clayton Hoffman of Oakes. Buchholz died at the hospital in Oakes. Hoffman was…