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Expected stretch of frigid temperatures won’t be easy on vehicles

An auto experts explains how to keep them running smoothly

FARGO, N.D. —¬†With an unusually mild winter in our region, winterizing your vehicle may not be top of mind. If that’s the case, now is the time to get it ready. “The cold does not get along with vehicles very well,” Matt’s Automotive Service Center General Manager Vernon Newman says. As we head into this stretch of below freezing temperatures,…

Driving conditions somewhat difficult as snow falls and temperatures drop

FARGO, N.D. — As the snow continues to fall and temperatures continue to drop, the biggest concern Thursday evening into Friday morning is the ice on the roads. There have been some reports of crashes in the metro. In West Fargo, a jackknifed semi was stopped along I-94 near the Main Avenue exit. In a Tweet, Minnesota State Patrol Sergeant…

ND Highway Patrol stresses importance of driving carefully during winter

Last Friday, they saw sixteen crashes in a three hour period.

NORTH DAKOTA – With winter already in full swing, officers are stressing the importance of being cautious when driving on the roads. The state patrol say most accidents happen usually on bridge decks, and entrance and exit routes because those areas usually get icier quicker than most roads. Last Friday, they saw sixteen crashes in a three hour period. They…

International Students may face Deportation in new ICE Guidelines

In the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, international students who are enrolled in online-only courses due to COVID-19 will not receive visas for the fall semester unless they attend some in-person classes.

FARGO, N.D. – A new regulation from Immigration and Customs Enforcement is threatening the status of international students attending U.S. universities. In the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, international students who are enrolled in online-only courses due to COVID-19 will not receive visas for the fall semester unless they attend some in-person classes. Many universities across the country are still…

West Fargo Sports Arena and Hulbert Aquatic Center Enter Phase 2 Monday

The sports arena will be open to private rentals and competitions daily

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Sports activities are returning to a new normal in West Fargo. On Monday, both the Sports Arena and Hulbert Aquatic Center will transition into the second phase of reopening. The sports arena will be open to private rentals and competitions daily. One sheet of ice will be available to guests for use in fitness, technique, development…

Hope Inc Jr. Sled Hockey Team Takes The Ice

Organizers say it's a joy to see the kids go out on the ice and enjoy themselves in some friendly competition

FARGO, N.D. — Hope Inc’s Junior Sled Hockey team took to the ice to square off against a stand up team from Fargo Youth Hockey. The game is meant to show appreciation and unity between the two types of hockey and give the kids a fun experience to play in. Organizers say it’s a joy to see the kids go…

Volunteers Working On Ice Palace For Polar Fest in Detroit Lakes

The Building Blocks Are 500 pound Ice Blocks Harvested From Detroit Lake

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The sounds of cranes grabbing, hammers hammering and chainsaws sawing into tons of ice. It’s all a part of the preparation for one of the biggest winter events in Lakes Country: Polar Fest. The building blocks used for this ice castle and all the other decorations for the festival are these 500 pound ice blocks that…

Driving Conditions Leave Some Truck Drivers Stuck in Fargo

One truck driver was headed to Forest River, but extreme weather made it impossible to leave

  FARGO, N.D.- Melvin Ott was headed north to refill the truck after doing a delivery, but weather conditions changed those plans. “I was delivering yesterday off exit 69, about six miles up the road and I was suppose to go to Forest River to reload yesterday and couldn’t make it. It’s too dangerous,” says Ott. He says road conditions…

Increased Water Outflow from Dam may Cause Unsafe Ice Conditions

The increased water outflow is due to recent snow surveys.

VALLEY CITY, N.D.–The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin adjusting the amount of water released from its Baldhill Dam near Valley City possibly creating unsafe ice conditions nearby. Water management officials will begin releasing 400 cubic feet per second of water on Monday, January 13 to increase the flood storage capacity within Lake Ashtabula. The increased water outflow is…

People Pack Into Scheels Arena For Fargo Ice Fishing Show

The Show Offered Seminars, Kids Games And Other Activities

FARGO, N.D. — Shoppers, vendors and families are packing into Scheels Arena to catch up on the latest gear and pick up some new tricks before they hit the ice this season. “The latest and greatest products services like guides hotels, resorts, lots of activities we got Santa Claus here it’s been a really fun event.” Organizers of the show…