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Motor vehicle crashes, fatalities continue downward trend in ND
November 19, 2019 - 12:00am
BISMARCK — The number of motor vehicle crashes and fatalities in North Dakota in 2018 continued a downward trend that began about five years...
ND pipeline leak spills into Missouri River tributary
July 15, 2019 - 7:57pm
WILLISTON, N.D. — A pipeline leak in Williams County spilled saltwater into a tributary of the Missouri River, the North Dakota Department...
South Dakota lifeguard honored for girl’s rescue
June 24, 2019 - 10:35am
MOBRIDGE, S.D. — A lifeguard at the Mobridge Aquatic Center pool recently received the Red Cross Lifesaving Award for Professional Responders...
Researcher: Deck collapses a 'seemingly endless' issue in U.S.
June 24, 2019 - 6:25am
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Two weeks ago, a balcony dropped off the fourth floor of a Grand Forks apartment complex, sending five people plummeting...
Boys hailed as heroes in Rochester after spotting child in river
May 29, 2019 - 1:41pm
ROCHESTER, Minn. — A sunny afternoon at the park took a serious turn for two 8-year-old Rochester boys, when they spotted a child being swept...
Body found in Duluth creek; multiple students have fallen, died in ravine
April 16, 2019 - 6:56pm
DULUTH — First responders recovered the body of a male from Chester Creek on Tuesday, April 16, near the University of Minnesota Duluth. The...
Railroad reopens as coal train derailment cleanup continues
February 18, 2019 - 6:10pm
BISMARCK -- Rep. Marvin Nelson got a face full of glass but no broken bones after his van struck a moose on Friday night, Feb. 15. The Democrat...
Minnesota traffic deaths increase 6% in 2018
January 2, 2019 - 3:43pm
ST. PAUL - Minnesota roadway fatalities increased 6 percent in 2018 over the previous year, preliminary numbers released Wednesday, Jan. 2, from...
Authorities report recent collisions with bears in Bemidji area
November 28, 2018 - 8:27pm
BEMIDJI -- Although most drivers are careful to watch for deer on rural roads, several have encountered another large beast to avoid. On Sunday,...
Girlfriend of Bismarck Air Medical pilot grieving after second boyfriend dies in tragic accident
November 25, 2018 - 7:00am
BISMARCK - Bonny Senger wasn't looking for a relationship when she met Todd Lasky. It was 13 months to the day after her boyfriend, 42-year-old...
North Dakota striving to drop roadway deaths with Vision Zero
October 30, 2018 - 12:13pm
MINOT, N.D. - Imagine the day when the number of highway fatalities in North Dakota total zero.The North Dakota Department of Transportation's...
Minnesota figures show more than 300 roadway deaths so far this year
October 22, 2018 - 2:02pm
ST. PAUL -- More than 300 people have died on Minnesota roads so far this year, an increase over 2017 figures by Oct. 22, preliminary numbers...
Minn. has one of its most-deadly weekends on roads in months as 11 die
June 18, 2018 - 2:23pm
ST. PAUL -- Eleven people were killed, including five on motorcycles, over the Father’s Day weekend, making it the deadliest weekend on Minnesota...
Moose collision a reminder for motorists to watch out
June 17, 2018 - 10:00am
GRAND FORKS—It's difficult to quantify how many moose are hit by vehicles every year in North Dakota and Minnesota because records aren't...
Minn. teen crashes into driver's license station while taking license test
March 22, 2018 - 2:04pm
BUFFALO, Minn. — A 17-year-old Minnesota woman crashed through the front of the building here that administers driver's license tests —...