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ND Gov. Burgum Winter Storm Emergency For Blizzard From March 13th-15th

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum declares a winter storm emergency for the blizzard that hit the state from March 13th through the 15th. The executive order is for Foster, Grant, Kidder, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh, McLean, Nelson, Steele, Towner and Wells counties and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Counties reported more than $1 million spent on snow removal…

Everyone Rescued From Lake of the Woods Is Okay

Call to sheriff Tuesday morning: two adults and two children had not been heard from since Friday

LAKE OF THE WOODS, MN — All people reported missing on Lake of the Woods have been accounted for. Resort owners and others have been working since Sunday morning to rescue anglers that were left stranded in fish houses during blizzard conditions. The sheriff’s office in Baudette was contacted this morning to report that two adults and two children had not…

Blizzard Warnings Dropped for much of the Area

Winter Weather Advisories in Effect Until 7pm

FARGO, ND — Winds continue to diminish across the region but whiteout conditions are still being reported as well as some state highways plugged with snow drifts. With the improved visibility the National Weather Service has dropped the Blizzard Warning and replaced it with a Winter Weather advisory until 7pm.  At 4pm I-29 remains closed from Grand Forks to the…

Blizzard Like Conditions Rough Roads: How Fargo and Moorhead are Handling Clean up

But crews are hard at work clearing the perimeter around the cities, main streets, primary and secondary roads

FARGO, N.D. — With strong winds moving around last week’s snow fall, it isn’t easy to get the roads in better driving condition. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen joins tells us how Fargo and Moorhead are handing clean up. “It’s kind of business as usual we’re plowing. Some areas are blown clean and don’t really need much attention and others look like…

Despite Fewer Teams, “Rumble on the Red” Still Thrives

The tournament lost more than 30 teams as a result of this week's blizzard

FARGO, N.D. — In the days leading up to the “Rumble on the Red” wrestling tournament, Steve Saxlund kept his eyes glued to the weather forecast. “You’re making a decision based on how these teams are going to travel, and they’d have to make a decision on how they’re getting here. Are they going to be here Friday morning, or could…

Paramedics Report More Cases of Frostbite, Muscle Trauma after Blizzard

Call 9-1-1 if you start to experience chest pain, numbness while shoveling

FARGO, N.D. — Waking up to around 8.5 inches of snow on the ground, Mackenzie Neuhalfen and her brother Zachary got right to work. “It’s hard only because it’s so heavy and it’s also kind of cold so I mean there’s nothing wrong with shoveling, it was just a lot of snow at one time,” said Neuhalfen. Some in the metro…

Local Shelters Overflow with More People Staying Out of Blizzard

Some had to roll out extra mattresses to give people a place to sleep

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Homeless shelters across the metro took in more people because of the blizzard. Churches United normally houses 91 people, but they had to accommodate an extra eighteen Thursday night due to the conditions. The shelter had some additional mattresses and sleeping areas throughout the building. With more people coming through the door, it was all hands on deck…

Blizzard Conditions Impact Drivers on the Road

Fargo Public Works has all 26 plows on the road working to control the falling snow

FARGO– Safety is critical for people driving in blizzard conditions. “It’s sort of about time,”Downtown Fargo worker Albert Gorman said. “We haven’t had a lot of snow this season so I mean it’s not unexpected.” Whether you like it or not, winter is showing its face. “I drove in from Moorhead,” Gorman said. “It was pretty slow going but the…

Blizzard Leads MATBUS to Suspend Service, Bus Trips and Flights Canceled

The heavy snow made it harder for several people to get around using public transportation

FARGO, N.D. — The heavy snow made it harder for several people to get around using public transportation. MATBUS decided to suspend service at 2:15 this afternoon. Buses were operating earlier this morning, but the heavy wind and visibility concerns forced them back to the garage. MATBUS leaders say suspending service was necessary to keep drivers and passengers safe. “As far…