Shoveling

Red River Zoo Looking for Volunteers to Shovel Snow

Zoo leaders say they are running out of space to put the excess snow

FARGO, N.D. — Red River Zoo is looking for volunteers to help shovel and remove snow from the exhibits. The zoo would like anyone at least 18 years old and over to come and do some shoveling. So far, Sally Jacobson, the Executive Director of the Red River Zoo, says 15 people are taking part in the Shovel Fest. She says…

Red River Zoo Working Hard to Keep Spaces Clear of Snow for Animals

it's to help them get some air which adds to their overall quality of life

FARGO, N.D. — Red River Zoo puts on its own mini newscast to show community members how they’re trying to keep the animals safe in these elements. While most of the animals were inside for the day, zookeepers have been shoveling around the clock to make sure they all are still able to get some fresh air every couple hours. Zookeepers…

Essentia Health Offers Advice on Avoiding Back Pain While Shoveling

if you're experiencing chronic back pain, the hospital has a program to try out

FARGO, N.D. — Shoveling snow can be a literal pain in the back if you don’t do it the right way. That’s why physical therapists at Essentia Health remind people that shoveling is all about the mechanics. They advise people to lift with their legs and not with their back. They also recommend trying not to bend over so much and…

City Ordinances and Deadlines for Shoveling Snow in Public Areas

City of Fargo ordinances show that snow must be removed from your sidewalks by 9 pm after the snow ends

FARGO, ND — Living in the metro means snow will be around the valley for much of the winter. But do you know when it’s time to start shoveling? City of Fargo ordinances show that snow must be removed from your sidewalks by 9 pm after the snow ends. Snow can only be dumped onto the boulevard if one exists…

Those with Limited Mobility at Risk from Snow Covered Walkways

A fine isn't the only risk you face by not shoveling

Snow covered sidewalks can be an annoyance for everyone but for those with physical disabilities they can be dangerous. “You pretty much have to have bare pavement or you’re going to be at risk of getting stuck,” said Executive Director of the Freedom Resource Center,  Nate Aalgaard. Aalgaard is wheelchair bound and winter can be an especially tough time. “There’s…