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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…

Fergus Falls Man Could Faces Charges After Crashing Through Ice

Deputies say Leon Engelhardt had been drinking

WALL LAKE, MN — Charges are possible against a Fergus Falls man after he was rescued from Wall Lake east of Fergus Falls. An ATV driven by 65-year-old Leon Engelhardt broke through the ice. He was rescued by two other men. Otter Tail County deputies and paramedics from Ringdahl Ambulance treated Engelhardt for severe hypothermia. He was taken to Lake…

Grand Forks Man Dead After Crashing Into Bridge Support In East Grand Forks

The state patrol says there was ice and snow on the road at the time

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — A deadly early morning crash on icy roads in East Grand Forks. 30-year-old Marcus Contreras of Grand Forks died shortly before 2:30 a.m. when his car ran into a bridge support column on River Road underneath the Kennedy Bridge. The state patrol says there was ice and snow on the road at the time. The airbag…

Treating Yourself to a Root Beer Float to Give Back with Hornbacher’s

This weekend at all Hornbacher's locations in the metro and Grand Forks, you can get a root beer float for just 50 cents

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Separately vanilla ice cream and root beer are delicious. But together they create an American classic that not only tastes great but it can also make a difference! This weekend at all Hornbacher’s locations in the metro and Grand Forks, you can get a root beer float for just 50 cents. All of the money raised will…

Sorry Folks, The Skating Rinks And Warming Houses Are Closed

Warm Weather Takes A Toll On Winter Activity In Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — That’s a wrap on the 2017-2018 skating season at Fargo parks. The park district has closed all outdoor rinks and warming houses for the season. They say it’s due to the poor ice conditions and standing water thanks to our warm weather. The Fargo Park District would like to thank all skaters for another great year on…