CARS

“Spirit Ride” Honors First Responder Roadside Deaths

Advocates want drivers to slow down or move over when they see first responders and tow truck drivers on scene

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — When you think of first responders, police, fire and EMS usually come to mind. Another group risking their lives is tow truck drivers working on highways. A cross–country campaign called “Spirit Ride” is raising awareness as it passes through Detroit Lakes. “We’re here to help the community, we’re not here to be in a like that,” James…

Woman Walks Out of Flipped Vehicle Unhurt After Crash

Officials say the white van was turning north onto University Drive when it was t-boned by the van that nwas driving south

FARGO, N.D. — The driver of a flipped vehicle got out of her car unhurt after a crash on the intersection of South University Drive and 32nd Avenue in south Fargo juts after 3 pm. Officials say the white van was turning north onto University Drive when it was t-boned by the van that was driving south. No one was…

Middle Schoolers Race Carbon Dioxide-Powered Cars

They learned about aerodynamics and how to use power tools

FARGO, N.D. — Students at Carl Ben Eielson Middle School got to race cars they made, which were powered with carbon dioxide. The kids learned to use power tools to make their cars, and they put their knowledge of aerodynamics to the test as they raced the cars down a 66-ft. track. Their teacher, Alexis Yokom, says she hopes the students…

Lake Park-Audubon Students Stage Distracted Driving Crash

The mock crash was complete with fake blood, first responders, and a Life-Flight helicopter

LAKE PARK, Minn. — If you have the urge to reach for your phone while driving, you might think again after seeing a real–life simulation of what could happen. Lake Park–Audubon High School National Honor Society students put on a mock crash with first responders to show the consequences of distracted driving. One student, Allison Rohweller, says she was in a…

This Fargo Man May have Not Gone to the Car Show, but the Show Was Brought to Him

Jim may not say much, but the look in his eyes each time he sees a car drive by says it all

FARGO, N.D. — Jim’s family and people from the valley didn’t let his inability to leave Rosewood on Broadway from attending the vintage car show. But they made up for it…they brought the car show to Jim. “He looks out his window every day and watches the cars goes by,” said Jim’s wife, Carol. Just waiting to see a classic…

Moorhead Police Auction Off Impounded Vehicles

Police say the auction is needed to clear out seized property

MOORHEAD, Minn. — If you’re looking for a cheap car or bike, there is a unique way you can get one from local law enforcement. The Moorhead Police Department held a public auction where they sold off cars, bikes, and other items that have been impounded. People could bid in person or online, and about a hundred cars and bikes were…

New Auto Shop on the Block: “Fix It Forward” Pays It Forward

The shop works with service organizations such as YWCA, the F5 Project, Rape and Abuse Crisis Center and CCRI

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Higher Power Automotive Ministries is a local nonprofit that opened two and a half years ago to fix cars at no cost for those in need. They’ve grown tremendously since then, even opening up their first for profit shop: Fix It Forward. One of the very first cars Higher Power Automotive Ministries donated was a minivan. But it’s…

Most Drivers Think Distracted Driving is on the Rise

88 percent of drivers say they believe distracted driving is increasing, yet half of all people still do it

FARGO, N.D. — If you think distracted driving is on the rise, have you thought about if you are contributing to the problem? In a new survey, 88 percent of drivers say they believe distracted driving is increasing, yet half of all people still do it. Cell phones account for a large portion of distractions, though other passengers, alcohol, and drowsiness…

Clearing Off The Busiest of Roads After the Biggest Snow Fall of the Season

The trucks have about 12 to 16 hours post snow fall to remove the snow from roads

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Metro street crews are out and about clearing off the busiest roads. Moorhead Public Works sent out seven plows including three with salt capabilities. They say their goal is to get enough snow off the ground and enough of the pavement to be seen before the temperature drops below freezing. They are making their way through the…

Casey’s General Store Held Up By Man With A Gun

1401 South University Drive , we will bring you more details as we get them

FARGO, ND — Casey’s General Store at 1401 South University Drive was held up by a man with a gun. Emergency dispatchers say the call came in shortly after 7:30 tonight. We have a crew on the scene and they tell us there are about 4 cop cars at the store and they are interviewing people at this moment. Police…