CARS

A Day In The Life Of A Tow Truck Driver

Thad Campbell has been working as a tow truck driver for less than a year.

FARGO, N.D – On average, Thad Campbell rescues about 10 to 15 stranded cars everyday. But after a snowstorm, he rescues more than double the amount. ‘We had at least, as a whole we had about 100 calls that we had to get through. On average you get about 15 done per driver. And if you were on call maybe…

Three Junked Vehicles Found on Fire Near Wahpeton

The Dwight Fire Department was called to Berger's Body and Glass on Saturday night

WAHPETON, N.D. — The Richland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating three junked vehicles that went up in flames over the weekend. The Dwight Fire Department was called to Berger’s Body and Glass west of Wahpeton on Saturday night. The crew found three cars on fire but was able to put out the fire within minutes. No one was injured. All…

ND Has 72 Percent Rate of Car Seat Misuse, Experts Give Safety Tips

All kids younger than 13 should be in the back seat

FARGO, N.D. — The rate of misusing car seats in North Dakota has improved over the past nine years, but it’s still very high at 72 percent. One of the common things parents get wrong is the tightness of harnesses. See the video for demonstrations. “You want the harness to be at or below the child’s shoulders, and you want…

Community of Care Puts on 8th Annual Bike and Cruise Show With a Touch of Nostalgia

The money from the show will allow elderly residents in rural Cass County

  CASSELTON, N.D. — The senses are opening up a window to the past. “I remember my grandfather’s car. And it smells just like this. No other car in my youth smelled like this,” said Mike Thiel. It’s that one–of–a–kind scent that actually kept Thiel from getting rid of his 1962 Chrysler New Yorker. “My daughter fell in love with…

Fargo Police Respond to Call of Cars Ramming Into Each Other

It was in the 4500 block of 19th Avenue South

  FARGO, N.D. — Just before eight last night, Fargo police got a call about two cars ramming into each other in the 4500 block of 19th Avenue South. An injured man was lying on the ground when they got there. Authorities say the nature of the man’s injuries are unknown at this time. After gathering witness statements and surveillance video,…

Cars Moved Out of Collapsed Building at Red River Valley Fairgrounds

As soon as a car is pulled out, fairground staff will contact the owner

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Cars are being moved out of a storage building that collapsed last Friday at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. Fairground staff say they’re getting equipment in place to lift the rafters. About 38 cars out of over 60 have already been pulled out. It’s not clear how many cars are still functioning. As soon as a car…

Number of Uber Drivers, Prices Affected By Blizzard Conditions

Some drivers are having car troubles themselves

FARGO, N.D. — The conditions outside mean fewer Uber drivers are on the road and that means it’ll cost you more to use the service. Some drivers can’t get their own cars to start or can’t get their cars through the snow. The weather means good business for the ones who are able to drive. One Uber driver, Dan Haglund, says…

Record Number of Drivers to Hit the Road for Holiday Season

Cheaper gas prices and a better economy are fueling more travel

AAA expects 112 million people to be traveling this holiday season, and with busier roads, it’s especially important to be mindful when you’re driving. “We expect 960 people to lose their lives sometime during the next two weeks in traffic crashes. Don’t let that be you. Don’t let that be someone in your family,” AAA spokesperson Gene LaDoucer said. Don’t…

Police Want Drivers to Be Extra Alert as Kids Head Back to School

More officers will be patrolling area schools over the next few days

With kids heading back to school soon, police want drivers to be more careful. Extra officers will be at area schools over the next few days to make sure everyone is following traffic rules. If you know you drive through a school zone on your way to work, you may want to budget in a few extra minutes into your…