Winter storm affecting travel in Minnesota, South Dakota

MINNEAPOLIS – Heavy snow, freezing rain and icy conditions could make travel challenging in parts of Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for an area stretching from Mankato, Minnesota to Hayward, Wisconsin where 4 to 7 inches of snow is expected Tuesday through Wednesday. Higher snow totals are possible in isolated areas….

Icy roads make for dangerous driving conditions

As temperatures drop, snow and slush from earlier in the day is turning into ice

NORTH DAKOTA & MINNESOTA – Winter may not officially begin for another couple of months, but icy weather is already here. ” just changing the mindset to what we have to look forward to the rest of the year,” says Fargo Public Works Supervisor Lee Anderson. That change in mindset should also mean a change in driving habits. With ice…

Schools Make Changes to Student Meal Distribution Due to Projected Weather Forecast

FARGO, N.D.–Many schools in the F-M area are having to make changes to their student meal distribution schedules due to the projected weather forecast. Fargo Public Schools is distributing Friday’s student meals on Thursday in order to ensure the safety of staff and families. The distribution times and locations for Fargo Public Schools can be found here. · West Fargo…

Fargo New Life Volunteers Camp Out For A Cause During Blizzard

The event is part of Giving Hearts Day.

FARGO, N.D. – New Life Center volunteers camped out in a tent overnight as part of their efforts to raise awareness on homelessness. The volunteers headed to their tents at around 10 p.m. and say that it was pretty calm and temperatures were not too bad. They say everything changed around 3 a.m. when the wind started to pick up…

Fargo Public Works to Remove Snow Packs from Residential Streets

The cleanup will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days.

FARGO, N.D.–Fargo Public Works crews will be removing snow from residential streets throughout the city on Thursday and Friday. The crews will focus on 19th Avenue North to I-94 on Thursday, and from 25th Street to the Red River on Friday working their way out of the city until it is complete. The cleanup will take place from 7:30 a.m….

Hope Inc. Offers Kids The Chance To Try Adaptive Skiing

Hope Inc. Is Always Looking For More Kids To Ski And Also Too Volunteer

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Winter time means fun in the snow for thousands across the valley who make their way to Detroit Mountain for skiing, snowboarding and tubing. A team of volunteers from Hope Inc. are getting 18 year old Camerynn Peterson suited up for her day at on slopes. “Ya it’s great watching her get the freedom out of…

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…

Downtown Snow Removal Costly For City And Those With Towed Vehicles

Public Works Supervisor Lee Anderson says they can't "mess around" dealing with vehicles hampering their work

FARGO, N.D. — Snow removal continues in downtown Fargo and it’s costing $20,000 each day just for the trucks hauling it all out. Tow trucks were busy early Monday morning removing vehicles left on the street as plows cleared the snow. It can cost upwards of $100 or more to get your vehicle out of the impound lot. Public Works…