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School bus driver found not guilty in bus crash that injured 18 kids

The incident sent five children aboard the bus to the hospital with serious injuries, one suffering a broken back.

WAHPETON, N.D. —  After a year long battle, a judge has found a Wahpeton school bus driver not guilty in a crash that injured 18 children. The 70 year old driver, Michael Skroch was found not guilty of reckless driving after a train hit the bus in December of last year. The incident sent five children aboard the bus to…

AAA expects low travel expected for Thanksgiving

In 2019, 55 million Americans traveled for the Thanksgiving holiday according to Triple A.

UNITED STATES – AAA is expecting at least a 10 percent decline in the number of people traveling during Thanksgiving week. A AAA North Dakota spokesman says the organization was expecting about 50 million Americans to travel for Thanksgiving nationwide. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, it is expecting those numbers to be even lower. About 95 percent of those traveling will…

Concordia College Professor Displays Photography at Hector Intl Airport

The art will be up at Hector International Airport for three months.

FARGO, N.D-  An English Professor at Concordia College displays the exhibit “Trains, Plains, and No Automobiles” at Hector International Airport as part of the ArtWORKS program. A skilled photographer and passionate traveler, Scott Olsen has used all modes of transportation to embark on his long distance journeys except one. “Train ride,” Olsen said. It was a long time dream that…

Train Derailment Outside Carrington

CARRINGTON, ND (NewsDakota/KFGO)- US Highway 52 was closed temporarily in Carrington following a train derailment Sunday morning. The derailment happened around 7:15 near the highway underpass north of Carrington. The final 20 cars of the 100 units carrying grain came off the tracks. There are no injuries reported, crews are inspecting the bridge and area for any damage. Canadian Pacific…

Police Pull Two From Car Parked On Railroad Tracks Right Before It’s Hit

Fargo Police say 23-year-old Ahmed Hussein parked his car on the tracks near the Amtrak Station

HUSSEIN CAR AHMED HUSSEIN FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo man is arrested on multiple charges after his car is hit by a train. Police say 23-year-old Ahmed Hussein parked his car on the tracks near the Amtrak Station just before midnight and refused to move. Officers got Hussein and a male passenger out of the car just as a train…

Minnesota Man Claims He was Removed from Train for Being Black

The incident occurred on May 29, 2019.

MINNEAPOLIS–A Mahnomen, Minn. man is suing Amtrak, claiming he was kicked off a train for being black. The incident occurred on May 29, 2019. Court documents say Xavier Edison was traveling from Detroit Lakes to the Twin Cities when he moved seats to get away from a passenger who smelled of alcohol. Edison says he was ordered by the conductor…

Dilworth Woman Killed in Train Crash

It happened just before 2:00 p.m. Saturday in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. — An 87-year-old woman from Dilworth has died after colliding with a train. Moorhead officers were dispatched to the 10 block of 14th Street South just before 2:00 p.m. Saturday. That’s where the car driven my Lila Hoyme was struck by an eastbound train. She was taken to a local hospital where she died from her injuries. Police…

Semi Driver Pulls Rig In Path of Slow-Moving BNSF Train

The BNSF train was only going between 5 and 10 miles per hour

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — For the second time in about a week, a vehicle drives into the path of a slow-moving train in Grand Forks. This time it was a semi driven by 31-year-old Travis Bitker of Bemidji. Police say Bitker was driving through the yard of the State Mill at the time of the crash. The BNSF train was…

Grand Forks Woman Cited After Driving In Path of Slow-Moving Train

Theresa Knutson's SUV was pushed off the roadway by a slow-moving BNSF train

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — An 87-year-old Grand Forks woman is cited after she drives in front of an oncoming train. Police were called to Demers Avenue and 42nd Street around 11 a.m. Sunday. They say Theresa Knutson’s SUV was pushed off the roadway by a slow-moving BNSF train. Knutson was taken to Altru Hospital for possible minor injuries. She was…