driving

Upcoming Holiday Means More Drivers for 100 Deadliest Days on the Road

The Minnesota State Patrol goes over what to do and what not to do on the roads this holiday weekend

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Most of us spend the Fourth of July enjoying cookout food, watching fireworks and spending time with family and friends. We have to get to these destinations before the celebrations begin. It starts with Memorial Day, ends with Labor Day and somewhere in between we have the Fourth of July. Law enforcement calls this stretch of time the…

Business Owners Concerned About 19th Avenue North Project

Business owners along 19th Avenue North in Fargo show concern about the construction

FARGO, ND — Business owners along 19th Avenue North in Fargo say they are worried about how road construction will affect their companies. Project engineers say the purpose of the construction is to realign 19th Avenue to accommodate for a future under pass under the rail road tracks. The engineers are also looking to pave a five lane road on the east…

Woman Practicing Driving Accidentally Kills Son

Police Say She Hit Accelerator Instead Of Brakes

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Police in St. Paul say a woman practicing driving in a school parking lot struck and killed her 3-year-old son. Police say the 39-year-old woman was in the parking lot with family members practicing driving when she accidentally pressed down on the accelerator instead of the brakes. The car went out of control, struck the woman’s…

Apple Reveals Latest Feature to Stop Texting and Driving

Do Not disturb While Driving will soon be available on the Iphone

FARGO, ND — Reading one text is the equivalent of driving the length of a football field at 55 miles per hour with your eyes off the road. Texting and driving is something that we all may have been guilty of at some point in our lives. “There will be times where I’ll be driving,” said driver Josiah Kohlmeyer. “I’ll…

MnDOT Suspends Road Work for Holiday Weekend; Work Zone Fines Still in Place

The latest count for 2017 shows 115 fatalities on Minnesota roads compared with 125 this time last year

MINNESOTA — Memorial Day through Labor Day marks the 100 deadliest days on Minnesota roads. Preliminary numbers show the 100 day stretch last year accounted for 120 of 392 fatalities, making up 31 percent of all the traffic deaths in 2016. The latest count for 2017 shows 115 fatalities on Minnesota roads compared with 125 this time last year. MnDOT…

More than 100 Fatalities on Minnesota Roads so Far this Year

The DPS says four main factors are contributing to the deadly accidents

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota public safety officials say more than 100 people have died on state roadways so far this year. The DPS says four main factors are contributing to the deadly accidents. Alcohol, speed, distracted driving and seat belt use are the most common. They say at least 84 of the deaths involved vehicles, 12 were pedestrians and six…

Cass County Deputy Arrests Man on I-29 Allegedly Going 110 MPH

There were three adult passengers in the vehicle at the time

FARGO, ND — A man is arrested for a DUI after a deputy clocks him driving 110 miles per hour. A Cass County Sheriff’s Deputy pulled over 22-year-old Carter Schulke last night about 8:30 on I-29 in the area of Main Avenue in Fargo. Schulke was arrested for under the influence of alcohol and misdemeanor level reckless endangerment. There were…

ND-MN Distracted Driving Campaign Issues More Than 2,500 Tickets

They handed out 1,017 citations to drivers for texting while driving and 1,517 seat belt violations

  MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA — More than 1,000 people were cited in April for distracted driving in Minnesota and North Dakota. Police officers, sheriff deputies and State Patrol Troopers participated in the distracted driving campaign in Minnesota from April 10th-23rd. They handed out 1,017 citations to drivers for texting while driving and 1,517 seat belt violations. Moorhead police gave out 20 tickets…

Update: Bismarck Woman Dies of Injuries from Rollover Crash on I-9

Sailer died later from her injuries and Backer was seriously injured

BURLEIGH COUNTY, N.D. — The Bismarck woman who was thrown from her vehicle after a rollover crash on April 16th has died from her injuries. The highway patrol says 55-year-old Gail Sailer and 57-year-old Mark Backer were in a vehicle that was rear-ended on I-94 by a vehicle driven by 26-year-old Joran Griffin, also of Bismarck. The patrol says Sailer…

More Law Enforcement Checking for Distracted Driving

State troopers are reminding drivers it's not just about technology use

RED RIVER VALLEY — It’s not about writing tickets, it’s about creating a safer road for everyone. Each year, more and more people are caught texting while driving. April is Distracted Driving Awareness month and Minnesota law enforcement will have extra eyes on drivers from now until April 23rd. State troopers are reminding people it’s not just about technology either….