Staples, Minnesota Man Killed in Snowmobile Crash When Track Becomes Dislodged

UPDATE: The man has been identified as 65-year-old Mark Plattner, of Staples.   STAPLES, Minn. (KVRR) — A Staples, Minnesota man is dead after a snowmobile crash late Saturday afternoon in rural Staples. Cass County, Minnesota Sheriff’s office was told about the crash just before 5 p.m. Deputies and first responders arrived to find family and bystanders performing CPR on…

HOPE INC., Hosts Annual Adaptive Track Meet

The organization offers all year-round activities for families to create fun and happy memories.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — When a Moorhead family found there was no recreational opportunities in the area for their son, they decided to create an organization of their own. “My wife and I wanted to start the organization when my son was 5 years old and he’s in a wheelchair and there weren’t a lot of opportunities for him, so we…

Hope Inc. Gives Athletes with Disabilities a Chance to Thrive Athletically

The group had their fourth winter indoor track meet at Concordia College

MOORHEAD, Minn. —¬†Once Morgan Oberg, 4, lines up against her opponents, her speed looms over the competition. “She always has a big smile on her face, and talks about it for weeks later, and talks about her medals she has hanging up in her room, and it’s instilling that competition in her, and the fire,” said Kasey Oberg, Morgan’s mother….

North Dakota Launches Track-A-Plow Program

Drivers can use this information to plan their travel in advance

North Dakota Highway PatrolPlows try to navigate through heavy snow in North Dakota.  NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota’s DOT is launching a pilot program to educate drivers on where snowplows will be in the state. The “Track-A-Plow” program shows drivers in real-time where snowplows are working and what direction they’re headed. Drivers can use this information to plan their travel…

NTSB Releases Details Behind 2015 BNSF Derailment in Heimdal

At least 30 people living in Heimdal were forced from their homes after the six-car derailment in May of 2015

HEIMDAL, N.D. — The NTSB has released what they think caused a 2015 train derailment that caused the evacuation of a small North Dakota town. Investigators say they found evidence of a broken wheel and a mark on the track that indicates the wheel caused the derailment. They found pieces of the wheel at the scene and say workers had…

North Dakota Horse Park Requesting Seven Race Dates in 2018

Daily attendance averaged nearly 2,000 people, which was down several hundred from 2016

  FARGO, ND — The North Dakota Horse Park in Fargo will ask for seven race dates in 2018, one day less than this year. The director says the three day horse race weekends tried for the first time this summer didn’t pan out the way they had hoped. He says the extended race dates spread horse numbers thin and…

Annual Track Meet for the Disabled Gives Family Hope

HOPE Inc. gives kids and adults with mobility challenges an opportunity to compete in 19 different activities all year round

MOORHEAD, Minn. — It all started with two parents who wanted more for their disabled child. “If we’re feeling this sense of dread because our kids have nothing to do, there must be other people out there,” said Adair Grommesh, Executive Director of HOPE, Inc. Now it’s turned into a program which expands to more than 140 families. “It just…

Special Olympics Wraps Up Another Successful Summer Games

The special olympics wraps up today with the track and field portion

FARGO, N.D. — The 20th annual Fargo Special Olympics concludes with the closing ceremony. The Special Olympics events crossed the finish line with the Track and Field Competition. Over 200 athletes participated in shot put, long put, softball throw, long jump and additional track events. Following the competition, an award ceremony was held for all of the participants. Directors say…