driving

Uber Offering Free Services this Election Day: How You Can Get to the Polls for Free

They are giving out one free ride per person to a polling location

FARGO, N.D. — Uber is offering a free service to give people an extra incentive to vote on Tuesday. They are giving out one free ride per person to a polling location. When you go onto the app this election day, you will see a small icon which will point you in the right direction. Non–profits have offered a sum…

Teen Driver Safety Week; How You Can Prevent 1,000,000 Crashes from Happening

In 2016, teens were involved in more than 1,000,000 crashed nationwide, hundreds of thousands which were fatal

FARGO, N.D. — As a part of Teen Driver Safety Week, the Fargo Police Department and Triple A are asking parents to have a talk with their kids. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us why too many teens are dying on the roads. “In 2016, teens were involved in more than 1,000,000 crashed nationwide,” said Gene LaDoucer, with AAA in Fargo….

South University Drive Construction Project Wraps Up After Months of Work

According to the Department of Transportation, everything should be done in a couple of weeks

FARGO, N.D. — People have been driving through construction zones for months, but now, the South University Drive project is finally wrapping up. The city has been taking down major traffic control tools in the construction zone this week, and now, all six driving lanes through the I–94 interchange are open. The project adds three through lanes and makes some turn…

Police Looking for Minnesota Mother Who Took Off with Her Five Children

She is under court order to not contact her children, but picked them up Saturday night in Rose Creek, Minnesota

MOWER COUNTY, Minn. — The Mower County Sheriff’s Office says 39-year-old Izetta Cooley took off with her five children who range in ages from 10 to 17. She is under court order to not contact her children, but picked them up Saturday night in Rose Creek, Minnesota. They are believed to be traveling in a black 2007 Suzuki X-L-7 with…

“Drive Electric Week” Celebrates Electric Vehicles

Cass County Electric Cooperative held its first electric car tailgate party

FARGO, N.D. — It’s Drive Electric Week, which brings awareness to plug–in cars and what they could mean for the future of transportation. Cass County Electric Cooperative held its first electric car tailgate party. People could show off their own cars, and experts were there to teach people about the technology. Organizers say electric vehicles are quieter and can cover…

One Man is Dead After Rollover in Becker County

58-year-old Lester Ashton of Waubun, Minnesota was killed in crash

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — One man is dead after rolling his vehicle in Becker County over the weekend. It happened shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office says 58-year-old Lester Ashton of Waubun, Minnesota was driving on County Road 158 near a public access road when he rolled his vehicle. He was ejected and pronounced dead at…

Minnesota State Patrol Says Deaths During “100 Deadliest Days” Slightly Down

The number dropped to 116 from 121 fatalities last year

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A slightly smaller number of people lost their lives on the roads this year between Memorial Day and Labor Day in Minnesota. According to preliminary numbers from the Minnesota State Patrol’s “Deadliest Days” campaign, there were 116 deaths this year over the 100–day stretch. That compares with 121 people who passed away on the roads last year during…

American Red Cross Offers Safety Tips For Labor Day Weekend

Travel safety, water safety, and grill safety are three major areas to keep in mind

FARGO, N.D. — Before you jump into your Labor Day plans, make sure you always prioritize your well–being. The Red Cross says there several safety tips people should remember. Jim Fitzpatrick calls himself a full-time “RV–er.” As someone who’s always on the road, safety is never far from his mind. “I’m in a big motor home, and I tow a…

Minnesota Law Enforcement Agencies are Doing Extra DWI Patrol

There are more alcohol-related crashes at this time of year

MINNESOTA– You may be planning some last minute summer activities, but make sure you’re also thinking about how you’re getting home. You’ll notice more officers on the road over the next few weeks in Minnesota. More than 300 state, county, and local law enforcement agencies will be helping to patrol the roads. “Even though this is something we’re always looking…

How to Stay Safe on the Water this Fourth of July

Even if you're a pro behind the wheel, safety is something everyone should be aware of

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — As we head into the holiday week, boating professionals want you to stay safe while also having fun. It’s that time of year to pull your boats out from hiding and get them back in action on the lakes. But before you start driving, make sure everything you need is still there. “A lot of the…