WDAY / WDAZ Staff
UPDATE- According to the Fargo Police Department's Twitter account, 40th Avenue North is now completely re-opened. -- FARGO - A fatal crash was reported on 40th Avenue North at 6:48 a.m. on Wednesday morning in Fargo. According to officers on the scene, a car was heading eastbound on 40th Avenue North and was hit by a pick up truck that was traveling westbound.
Bemidji, MN-- Two people are hurt after a rollover crash on Highway 2 at Cardinal rd at 3:07 p.m. on Monday. 23-year-old Luiz Delarosa of Bemidji, MN was traveling westbound on Highway 2 when he entered the ditch and his vehicle rolled, coming to a stop on it's roof. Road conditions were icy at the time of the crash, according to the accident report. 23-year-old Tevin Maurstad of Spring Lake, MN was also in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Both of them sustained non-life threatning injuries.
Becker County-- A teenager is hurt after a rollover crash on Highway 34 at mile post 49 in Becker County on Sunday at 4:15 p.m. 19-year-old Cameron Landstrom of Fargo was traveling westbound on highway 34 when his Chevy Silverado hit a patch of ice. He lost control of the vehicle and it entered the north ditch and rolled before coming to a stop. 18-year-old Jennifer Wickham of Fargo was also in the vehicle with him. She was taken to Essentia Hospital to be treated for non-life threatning injuries. Landstrom was not hurt in the crash.
GRAND FORKS—The University of North Dakota introduced its new athletic director on Tuesday. The school held a press conference in Grand Forks welcoming Bill Chaves to the program. Chaves comes from Eastern Washington, another Big Sky Conference member. He worked there for 10-years winning national AD twice in that span. He signed a 4-year, $800,000 dollar contract Saturday making him the 16th athletic director at UND. Chaves says, don't expect the spotlight to fall on him much after Tuesday. "Because at the end of the day it's certainly not about me.
FARGO – An unlocked truck at a gas station was stolen and rammed into a police car before the suspect led officers on a slow-speed chase Monday, Jan. 15. Fargo Police posted to Facebook early Tuesday, Jan. 16, that officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle at Casey’s General Store, 2002 25th St. S., on Monday night. The owner said they had gone into the gas station to pay for fuel when it was stolen.
FARGO—A Fargo woman and her pup are heading to Westminster to compete in the National Dog Show. Elizabeth Nelson says she and her 4-year old Doberman Pinscher, Krieger, compete in more than ten shows every year. They'll be on the national stage in New York on February 13th, competing against professional breeders and handlers from around the country. It's is a dream come true for Elizabeth, who says she's been vying for Westminster since she was young, but the road to Westminster was a long one filled with hard work.
MOORHEAD—Through these heavy snow drifts a business in Moorhead was hit by an SUV. Chunks of this Midwest Vision location were hit at around 10:45 Sunday morning. Crews are seen patching up a window pane and cleaning up debris from a smashed pilar. Nobody was injured and the SUV was not badly damaged. It was able to drive away on it's own. No word on how much damages will cost.
METRO—Heavy winds picked up heaps of snow throughout the metro, making it hard for these drivers on the interstate. Multiple crashes happened across the valley including one on I-94 near Rothsay. A rollover was seen in West Fargo. Authorities have yet to tell us if anyone was injured. At this time, travel alerts are out for parts of the Northern Valley, near Grand Forks, Pembina, Cavalier and Grafton.
METRO—Bars in the metro are prepping for crowds for the Super Bowl. Herd and Horns in Fargo say they're expecting to reach capacity on Super Bowl Night. The bar says they've already had calls with customers asking if they can reserve a table, but to their disappointment, the bar is not taking any reservations. For all the football fans who won't be making the trek to Minneapolis.
EAST GRAND FORKS—While most cringe at sub-zero temperatures, ice-fishermen are rejoicing at their 'perfect conditions' for their hobby. Experts say lakes across the region have been crowded with anglers looking for a winter catch. The cold weather has also been good for outdoor stores, who say fishermen are looking to scoop up things for the elements like insulated tents and space-heaters. Electronic fish-finders, new augers, and light-up bobbers are also hot sellers this year.