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First Ice Harvest Since 1971 Begins On Little Detroit Lake

volunteers are building a 24-foot-tall by 30-foot-wide ice palace

  DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The sounds of saws roaring on Little Detroit Lake is the first sign of an ice harvest since 1971. “In the 30’s, it was the second largest industry in this county right behind the forestry industries,” said Becky Mitchell, Becker County Museum executive director. “They shipped ice all over the country to be used for refrigeration and box…

UND Aviation Student Takes Marriage Proposal to the Skies

his girlfriend said "yes"

  NEVIS, Minn. — Love is in the air…at least it is for one UND aviation student who took his marriage proposal to new heights. Gavin Becker and his family used a snow blower and carefully carved out the message “Marry Me” with a heart on the frozen Eight Crow Wing Lake near Nevis, Minnesota. The written proposal took nearly…

“In Their Shoes” TNT Kid’s Fitness and Gymnastics Fundraiser Shows Support for Special Needs Programs

there were silent auctions, raffles and games

FARGO, N.D . — The Fargo-Moorhead community is showing their support for special needs programs at the ninth annual “In Their Shoes” fundraiser. Some say having a child with special needs isn’t always what people expect it to be. “Well it’s like packing for Italy and getting off in you know, Spain I guess. It’s so different,” said Nikki Hahn. But…

Fargo Public Library Announces Stage Production of “The Wizard of Oz”

it will premiere March 27 at Stage at Island Park

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Public Library is putting on its first ever play in March. They’re putting together a production of the Wizard of Oz and began rehearsals this evening. The library chose to do the Wizard of Oz because it’s a book and movie many kids and their parents are familiar with. They also say it gives kids ages…

Bleeding Purple: Politicians Vow to Make Bridge Glow, Place Bets on Minnesota Vikings

MN Dot will light up the I-35W bridge friday and saturday

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — The I-35W bridge will glow purple Friday and Saturday nights in honor of the Minnesota Vikings. Governor Dayton has directed the MN DOT to light up the bridge before the team’s NFC semi-final game on Sunday. The Vikings will play the New Orleans Saints. The governor is also urging all Minnesotans to show their Purple…

Moorhead Police on Extra Patrols After Possible Snapchat Threat

authorities say the threat is not credible but they're still taking precautions

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Police took on extra patrols around Moorhead High School after a possible threat on a social media app was reported Wednesday. School district officials and the police department issued a release saying they had been told about the threat by multiple people who had seen it circulating on Snapchat. Authorities investigated the picture, which showed…

Fargo, Grand Forks Named Two of Eight Regions for Medical Marijuana in North Dakota

medical marijuana will be available starting next year

  REGIONAL — Fargo and Grand Forks have been officially named as two of eight regions for medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. The North Dakota Department of Health established the regions to center around the biggest cities in the state, also including Jamestown, Minot, Bismarck and Devils Lake. Department officials say this was done to ensure the majority of…

Ice Harvest 2018 Begins

the first block of ice was removed this morning

  DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Ice harvesting used to be one of the biggest industries in Becker County. Now, Detroit Lakes is celebrating with their Ice Harvest 2018. They began construction for their ice palace by removing the first block of ice from Little Detroit Lake this morning. Nearly 1,500 more blocks will be needed to complete the palace. Construction of…

North Dakota Autism Center Helps the Community Support Families with Children with Autism

they have trained 14 businesses throughout the metro already

MOORHEAD, Minn. —  The North Dakota Autism Center is trying to train business leaders and employees at places like Cash Wise on how they can create a more autism-friendly community. While many people had their eyes glued to T.V. screens last Saturday to cheer on the Bison, Darcy Kasprowicz’s brother, Tyler, only wanted to be one place: the grocery store….

Avoiding Scams at the NFC Playoff Game

buy tickets with a credit card, never get them from a scalper and never wire someone the money

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — 2018 has been a big year for the Bison and now, the Minnesota Vikings as they get ready to play in the NFC Division Playoff game. If you’re planning to buy tickets for the game this Sunday, there are a few things you should be aware of before making any final purchases. A few weeks ago, the Better…