driving

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…

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…

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…

West Fargo Students Enter Virtual Reality to Stop Texting While Driving

The school partnered with AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Students from West Fargo High School took a break from the real world and instead entered a virtual reality for a change. The simulation showed students what could happen when they get behind the wheel and get even the least bit distracted by texting. Life threatening or fatal car accidents can be caused by a driver who’s…

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…

Manhunt Over as Bismarck Police Say Wanted Suspect is in Custody

Police didn't provide details of Villalobos' condition Thursday night. The officer wasn't injured.

Ulises Villalobos  BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A man accused of trying to hit a police officer with his vehicle in North Dakota has been arrested. Bismarck police say 22-year-old Ulises Villalobos was taken into custody Thursday in Brookings, South Dakota, without incident. Police had said that the officer shot at the suspect during the incident earlier Thursday and that he…

Walcott Man Found Outside Suffering from Severe Hypothermia

It's believed he walked about six miles after he drove into the ditch.

  FARGO, N.D. — We have an update on that man found outside in the bitter cold Tuesday morning. Daniel Haverland, 51, is listed in critical condition at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo. The Walcott man was discovered about a half mile from his home. It’s believed he walked about six miles after he drove into the ditch. Haverland was…