WDAY / WDAZ Staff
GRAND FORKS - Several families are displaced after a fire evacuated an apartment in Grand Forks early Friday morning. It happened just after midnight at an apartment building along 20th Avenue South near Kraft Field. WDAY-TV was the only station on scene of the fire. Witnesses say it spread all the way to the top floor in the northwest corner of the building. One man had to leave so fast that he did not have time to take his pets with him.
Merrifield, ND - A home is severely damaged after a pickup truck crashed into it at around 8:45 p.m. on Thursday in Merrifield. Investigators say that the pickup was went off County Road 6 and traveled half a mile through a field before crashing into the house. It went 60 feet into the home before finally coming to a stop in the garage.
Faribault County, Minn. - A Grand Forks woman and two children are hurt after a crash on Highway 253 and 90th St in Bush Creek Township. 65-year-old Abel Osorio was driving southbound on Highway 253 and about to turn east onto 90th Street when he was rear ended a Chevy Malibu driven by 27-year-old Britani Annable.
Inkster, N.D. - A woman is hurt after her tractor was hit on Highway 18 at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday. 47-year-old Maria Jonk Carter was driving her tractor north on Highway 18 when it's cultivator was hit from behind by a pickup truck.
Beltrami County, MN-- One person is hurt after a pickup truck hit a cow in the road on Highway 1 at just after Midnight on Friday. Minnesota State Patrol say 45-year-old Royal Larson of Windom, MN was traveling east on Highway 1 just east of Highway 72 when his pickup truck hit a cow in the road. Larson was not hurt in the crash. One passenger, an 11-year-old boy was taken to Sanford in Bemidji to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.
(WDAY) -- A smoking semi-trailer has reduced traffic down to one lane on the interstate. Northbound traffic on I-29 has been slowed since around 9:00 Sunday evening. In the video above you can see smoke coming out of this semi trailer blocking one lane just south of Fargo near mile marker 52. According to Red River Dispatch the smoke was caused by the brakes starting on fire.
Grand Forks-- Police were called at 9:47 p.m. on Sunday with a report of a robbery at the KFC fast food restaurant in Grand Forks at 706 South Washington Street. Authorities say a man went into the restaurant, showed an employee a handgun, and demanded money. The employee handed over cash and then the man left on foot heading west. Police are not saying how much money was taken. No one was injured and the handgun was not fired.
OTTER TAIL—An expensive reminder; even with our frigid temperatures, there are dangers that come with driving on lakes. A full size truck is encased in ice on Otter Tail Lake Sunday after it went through the ice near the bridge that connects Walker Lake with Otter Tail just off Highway 1. There's moving water in that area and often thin ice and even open water. As you can see, the truck isn't submerged. That area is near shore and shallow. Sources tell us the driver escaped unharmed, by crawling out the window.
Otter Tail County, MN-- Two people are hurt after a crash on Highway 29 and County Road 52 at 11:09 p.m. on Saturday. 19-year-old Caitlyn McKnight of Bertha, MN was traveling northbound on Highway 29 when she side swiped another vehicle going southbound driven by 18 -year-old Aubreenna Seals of Wadena, MN. According to the accident report, McKnight was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. Both drivers were transported to Tri County Hospital with non life threatening injuries.
OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. - A man was hurt after a rollover crash on Interstate 94, east of Dalton at 11:06 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 7. Twenty-one-year-old Hassan Fofana of Champlin, Minn. was westbound on the highway when his car left the road and rolled over in the median. Road conditions were icy at the time of the crash, according to the accident report. Fofana treated for non-life-threatening injuries.