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Savanna Greywind One Year Later: Looking Back on the Tragedy that Changed the Community

One year later, we look back on the ups and downs and shed light on missing and murdered indigenous women.

FARGO, N.D. — One year ago, the Fargo Police department asked for your help in finding missing 22 year old Savanna Greywind. One year later, we look back on the tragedy that many say changed the community and shed light on missing and murdered indigenous women. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen takes us through the ups and downs, the searches and the…

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…

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…

North Dakota, Minnesota Law Enforcement Begin Distracted Driving Campaign

Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year and troopers want to enhance safety on the highways.

  REGIONAL — Troopers and other officers will be saturating North Dakota and Minnesota starting tomorrow. Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year and troopers want to enhance safety on the highways. They will focus on I-94 and Highway 2 in North Dakota. Their border-to-border enforcement effort is in conjunction with the Montana Highway…

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…

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…

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….

Proposed Ban on Cell Phone Use Behind the Wheel in Minnesota

Minnesota lawmakers are introducing a bi-partisan bill to ban call phone use while driving

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Using a cell phone while driving may become illegal in Minnesota, unless it’s for “hands free” use. Several state lawmakers are proposing a bill which would ban the use of cell phones behind the wheel with the exception of hands free devices. The bi-partisan house bill is aimed at saving lives. Lawmakers say more and more…