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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…

Man Dies After Falling Through the Ice in Stutsman County

It happened four miles east of Medina

MEDINA, N.D. — The body of a man who was reported missing in Stutsman County has been found after falling through the ice. Authorities say it happened four miles east of Medina. The man’s utility vehicle had been seen on the ice since last Monday. The Stutsman County Sheriff says he could have possibly been in the ice since last…

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…