blizzard

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…

Weather Stops Truck Drivers from Finishing Their Journeys

But North Dakota Department of Transportation has spent most of this storm clearing 1–29, which was closed for most of the day

FARGO, ND — After days of beautiful temperatures, the cold winter weather is back in the metro. We spoke with drivers who are stuck in Fargo about how the weather has affected their journeys. “It’s a mess,” said Joseph Michael Strauss, who is a truck driver from Michigan.  Truckers were sidelined after major roads were shut down by the weather. “The…

Snow and Wind Reports from Monday, December 4th

Latest reports from the National Weather Service

Wind Reports: Tenney MN (DOT) 57 MPH Wahpeton ND (DOT) 57 MPH Fergus Falls MN (APT) 56 MPH Lake Park MN (DOT) 55 MPH Grand Forks ND (DOT) 55 MPH Detroit Lakes MN (APT) 54 MPH Fargo ND (APT) 53 MPH Donaldson MN (DOT) 51 MPH Thief R Falls MN (APT) 51 MPH Cooperstown ND (APT) 51 MPH Devils Lake…

First Blast of Winter 2017 Hits the Region Hard

As the hours tick by, Fargo Public Works has been keeping a close eye on the conditions

FARGO, ND — The first blizzard of the season has affected everyone from students and local drivers to professional truckers. “It was just crazy the rest of the day,” said West Fargo senior, Matthew Jahnke. “Once the announcement came out, kids were just, like bouncing off the walls.” It also prevented people from finishing their journeys on the road. “Running…

F-M Stocks Up on Supplies With the First Snowfall Approaching

people say they're doing so to avoid getting in an accident

FARGO, ND — With blizzard conditions a possibility, people are starting to plan ahead. For some people, that means stocking up at the grocery store. Some people say they’re looking forward to the winter weather that’s coming. “Yeah, I’m so excited for the winter,” Gonga Gurung said.  Others describe Fargo winters another way. “Brutal, extreme. The wind is treacherous and you’re…