Small ND town comes together, raises $67K for families impacted by fatal bus crash


Weeks after a a bus and train collided in eastern North Dakota, killing a teenage student and the bus driver and injuring a dozen others, supporters gathered to raise money for the families impacted by the tragic accident.

A #LarimoreStrong fundraiser was held at the Larimore American Legion Saturday – and WDAZ reports it raised $67,000 for the victims and their families.

Larimore's population, by the way, is about 1,400 people.

This embed is invalid

The Jan. 5 crash killed 62-year-old Max Danner, who was behind the wheel and is thought to have had a medical condition prior to the collision; and 17-year-old Cassidy Sandstrom, who was hailed as a hero for her actions that day.

The bus went through a stop sign and was hit by an oncoming train.

Twelve other students on the bus were injured.

According to the Grand Forks Herald, 219 different businesses donated items for the event. Several hundred people reportedly attended.

Some of the items up for auction: Autographed Twins jerseys, TVs, WE Fest passes and Olympic hockey sticks.

This embed is invalid

Next Up

Screen Shot 2021-10-21 at 5.14.36 PM

Mayor Carter announces COVID vaccine mandate for St. Paul city workers

It comes after Minneapolis announced the requirement for vaccines or regular testing for city workers in September.

two twelve medical center chaska GSV

Ridgeview cutting hours at 2 Minnesota urgent care locations

Hours of operation at a third location are also being shifted earlier.

Flickr - QFamily - Ben Jerrys

Latest to wade into Mpls. Question 2 debate is ... Ben & Jerry's?

The ice cream business said it supports the creation of a Department of Public Safety.

mickey moore driver's license shared

Mpls. candidate tries to 'set the record straight' about where he lives

Questions about Ward 9 candidate Mickey Moore's residency are quickly piling up.

Screen Shot 2021-10-21 at 1.49.16 PM

COVID-19 case rate drops in 51 of 87 Minnesota counties

Four of the 10 lowest case rates are metro-area counties.

unsplash - visitor patient doctor hospital emergency - crop

Allina mental health workers vote to unionize

Concerns over safety led the workers to unionize.

teacher, coronavirus, covid-19, school, classroom

Minnesota reports COVID deaths of teen student, 2 school staffers

Cases in schools rose again in the past week, though there are signs cases may have peaked.

Proctor football

Investigation of alleged misconduct on Proctor football team nears conclusion

The football team canceled its season and the coach subsequently resigned.

minnesota house of representatives

Minnesota House will continue hybrid operations, require masks in 2022

The Speaker of the House announced the plans in a memo to members and staff on Thursday.