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Over 11 Anglers Rescued from Upper Red Lake

Several reports of people who were fishing and became stranded when the ice broke away

BELTRAMI COUNTY, Minn. — Over eleven people are rescued from Upper Red Lake. The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to several reports of people who were fishing and became stranded when the ice broke away. Eleven people were rescued by a fire and rescue team while others were helped by local resorts. The sheriff’s office put out a warning to…

Water Reservoirs Create Hazardous Ice Conditions on James River

The ice conditions would make any rescue attempt nearly impossible.

JAMESTOWN, N.D.–Stutsman and LaMoure County officials are advising the public to stay off the James River for the entirety of the 2019-2020 winter. The continued releases from the Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs are expected to create unstable and hazardous ice conditions. Officials say fluctuating water levels beneath the ice will leave voids between the ice and the water surface. The…

State Orders Shutdown Over Lead Levels at Water Gremlin

The Department of Labor and Industry ordered a 72-hour shutdown.

MINNEAPOLIS–Authorities have shut down production at a Minnesota company amid concerns about lead poisoning among plant workers’ children. State agencies say Water Gremlin hasn’t done enough to limit workers’ exposure to lead dust at its White Bear Township facility. At least 12 children of employees have been found with elevated blood levels of lead, including two with levels above the…

Sled Hockey Team Takes On International Competition

this band of guys and girls have high hopes about taking on a Russian team at the end of October.

FARGO N.D. — They may not be the 1980’s US National Team, but this band of guys and girls have high hopes about taking on a Russian team at the end of October. “This is a big game for us, and we’re just hoping to play a good game,” Wing player Ryan Giese said. Ryan, who says he’s competitive in…

Skating through the Seasons at 41st Annual Moorhead Ice Show

This is the first time the show has had a "four seasons" theme

MOORHEAD, Minn. — We may only be able to experience one season at a time, but some figure skaters in Moorhead are taking people on a trip through all four of them in one weekend. Skates, spins and even flossing make up the 41st annual Moorhead Ice Show. The theme of this year’s show is “Fun for All Seasons,” a subject…

Legislature Includes Snow, Sleet & Ice Damage In Farm Disaster Loan Program

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says around 75 barns statewide have collapsed this winter

ST. PAUL, MN (AP) — The Minnesota Legislature has approved expanding a zero-interest disaster loan program for farmers, just in time for producers with buildings damaged by heavy snow this winter. The bill unanimously passed the Senate Thursday, and then passed House without opposition. It now goes to Gov. Tim Walz for his signature. The bill broadens eligibility for the Disaster…

Polar Plungers Support Special Olympics by “Freezin’ for a Reason”

Over three dozen brave plungers jumped into a tub of icy water

FARGO, N.D. — People are taking the plunge and “freezin’ for a reason” to raise money for Special Olympics North Dakota. Over three dozen brave plungers jumped into a tub of icy water. Prizes were awarded for whitest legs, youngest plunger, best costume, and most money raised. Leaders from multiple law enforcement agencies served as judges. Every plunger has to raise…

Pickup Goes Through Ice On An Outlet of Otter Tail Lake

The sheriff's office says the man was not familiar with the area

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, MN — No one was hurt when a pickup went through the ice on an outlet of Otter Tail Lake Saturday morning. The sheriff’s office got a call around 6 a.m. from 26-year-old Grant Hamrick of Mounds. Hamrick was not familiar with the area and had been traveling across the lake before traveling too close to an outlet…

Contractors Help Clean Up Ice After Vandals Flood Bonanzaville

They say they've never dealt with this amount of ice before

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Earlier this week, we told you how vandals caused 201,000 gallons of water to flood Bonanzaville. Earthworks Services has been working all day to break up sheets of ice three to four inches thick. “This is a lot more ice than I’ve ever encountered. Pretty unfortunate someone would be willing to do this,” Nathan Volk, an operator…

Icy Conditions Keeping Law Enforcement, Towing Companies Busy

The ice will melt and then refreeze, causing slick roads for drivers during the week

Much of the ice on the road has melted but it doesn’t mean drivers are in the clear. In all the years he’s been patrolling Otter Tail County, Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Jesse Grabow says this winter is proving to be unlike the rest. “This is definitely one of the worst areas that I’d seen as far as freezing rain…