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Veteran, Sanford AirMed pilot gifted Quilt of Valor for his service

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A North Dakota veteran who’s now a Sanford AirMed pilot received a gift embodying comfort and gratitude Tuesday evening. With his newly gifted Quilt of Valor draped around his neck, Chad Erickson said there’s one simple word to describe how he’s feeling: “I’m feeling honored.” That’s exactly what those with the Quilts of Valor Foundation strive…

Pet Connection: Meet Pilot

Pilot Wants A Home Where He's Free To Be His Silly Self

  Pilot is a shy guy who will start showing off his personality once he warms up to you. He joins us for this week’s Pet Connection from Humane Society of the Lakes in Detroit Lakes. The 8-month-old Heeler mix wants a home where he can stretch his legs and run. He also loves a good bed to rest on…

Major Development Proposed For Old Kmart Site in South Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — The former Kmart on South University Drive in Fargo along with lot-partner Burger King could be meeting the wrecking ball. GFI Dakota Development, the property owner, and Enclave Development want to build 170 apartments along with commercial buildings, including a grocery store. Fargo city commissioners approving a request to submit a tax increment financing application to determine…

Delta Pilot Arrested at MSP Airport for Intoxication

The pilot was scheduled to fly to San Diego, California Tuesday morning.

MINNEAPOLIS – A Delta Air Lines pilot suspected of drinking before his flight at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has been arrested. A report by airport police says the pilot had an “alcoholic container” in his possession and was suspected of being impaired. He was scheduled to fly to San Diego, California Tuesday morning. The pilot, who lives in Rosemount, was…

Scholarship Winners Take On Flight Simulators As Allegiant Works To Improve Service

They were all enrolled in the Cass County Career & Technical Education Center aviation program

LAS VEGAS, NV — On Sunday night, KVRR featured three local winners of aviation scholarships from Allegiant airlines. The recent high school graduates each brought a parent along for a whirlwind trip to company headquarters in Las Vegas. Allegiant is doing its part to groom a new crop of much needed airline industry employees. They just started awarding $2,500 scholarships…

Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Field Near Wolverton

Wilkin County Sheriff's Office says the plane's engine seized about 1.5 miles east of town

WOLVERTON, Minn. — An agriculture plane makes an emergency landing in a field east of Wolverton. Wilkin County Sheriff’s Office received a call that the plane’s engine had seized and it went down about a mile and a half from the town. The pilot from Colfax, North Dakota was not injured and the plane had minimal damage. However, several gallons…

Pilot Spots Fire From The Air In Polk County

The shed was fully engulfed and a total loss.

POLK CO., MN — An airplane pilot spotted a fire from the air in Polk County on Saturday. He told the sheriff’s office that it appeared a shed was on fire near County 1, about 3 miles west of Fertile. The fire department found the fire at 42170 150th Avenue Southwest in Liberty Township. The shed was fully engulfed and…

“Spatial Disorientation” To Blame For Deadly 2017 Plane Crash Near Thief River Falls

Three Men From Wyoming Died In The Crash

THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN — A final report from federal investigators says the plane that crashed near Thief River Falls killing three Wyoming men likely occurred because the pilot lost control due to spatial disorientation. The Rawlins Times reports 69-year-old pilot Moy Wing, 27-year-old Brian Duke and 26-year-old Zach Ostertag died when the single-engine Cessna went down shortly after takeoff from…

UND and Delta Partner Up to Develop the Next Generation of Pilots: One of 8 Universities

With students from every state in the nation and many countries around the world, the Delta Propel Program will be another reason for students to travel near and far for the aviation program

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — It is the 50th anniversary of The University of North Dakota’s School of Aerospace Sciences and they are celebrating with a new partnership. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us how the Delta Propel program will help develop the next generation of pilots. “Over the next decade, half of Delta’s current pilot workforce will reach mandatory retirement age…

Second Plane Crash In As Many Days Near Alexandria Turns Deadly

64-year-old Kenneth Ryan, who was flying alone, died in the crash

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — An Alexandria, Minnesota man has died after his plane crashed Saturday evening near the city. It was the second crash in the area in two days. According to the Douglas County sheriff’s office, several people called 911 around 7 p.m. reporting a plane had crashed at Townhall Road and 10th Avenue Southwest in LaGrand Township. Medical personnel…