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Sneak Peek at the Frostival Ice Sculptures

There's a wide range of creative projects coming together at the Hjemkomst Center

FARGO, N.D. — The second annual F–M Frostival kicked off Friday, but before the celebration began snow carvers were hard at work getting their sculptures in shape. Outside of the Hjemkomst Center among various piles of snow, a variety of artistic forms were taking shape. Some are abstract, others practical like an Igloo. The pieces of frosted art are being…

Warm or Cold: Frostival Will Go On!

A warm end to January means a rough start to some winter events

While many welcome the warmer January, winter events continue to take a hit. In Fargo, four January days and nights above freezing is unheard of. We may welcome the nice road conditions, but this hard, icy snow is not ideal for winter fun. But this weekend’s Frostival events will mostly live on. “That’s the whole idea of Frostival, we enjoy…

Volunteers Prep for Frostival

Volunteers built igloos and snow cubes for the 2017 Frostival

The 2017 Frostival kicks off this Friday and the community has been working together to build the perfect winter set up. The Frostival will include activities such as cardboard sled races, snow fort making and a winter rocks skating event. Today, 13 volunteers put on their snow boots and came out to the Hjemkomst to build igloos and snow cubes…

Snow Business: Where Does Fargo’s Snow…Go?

Throughout the year, city workers carry away piles of plowed snow

We’ve all seen the big trucks taking mounds of snow away from our streets, but where does it all go? City workers spent all morning moving piles of snow from the Rose Creek neighborhood to a new home for the winter. There are four designated spots where excess snow is taken to in Fargo. Before it all gets hauled away,…

Vergas Man Injured in Crash in Becker County

The Minnesota State Patrol says the roads were slick when the crash happened

A Vergas man was injured after the vehicle he was driving was t-boned by a semi in Becker County. The accident happened at the intersection of Highway 59 and County Road 17. The state patrol says a vehicle driven by 37-year-old Marshall Rach came into the intersection and was hit by a semi driving southbound on Highway 59. Rach suffered…

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…

Stranded in the Cold? Here’s What to Do

Experts give us the lowdown on what to do and what not to do when your car is stranded or struck.

It’s our worst fear as drivers.  Going off the road, out of sight and stranded in the middle of the brutal cold. We would all like to think we are safe drivers. And if we are not safe drivers, we believe our vehicle is safe. But if you think sliding off the road can’t happen to you…think again. “People are…

Record Snowfall Hits the Red River Valley

Fargo set a one-day snowfall record with more than nine inches of snow in a 24 hour period

Record snowfall in parts of North Dakota and Minnesota is mostly to blame for making travel difficult in the region. As much as 10 inches of new snow fell in the Red River Valley with Fargo setting a single-day record on Monday of 9.2 inches. Students in some school districts had an extended winter break because of the dangerous travel…

No Travel Advised on Many North Dakota, Minnesota Roads

Grand Forks says due to the snow conditions, plows will not be out on the roads

You should avoid venturing out tonight if at all possible. A No Travel Advisory has been expanded due to blowing and drifting snow creating near zero visibility and hazardous driving conditions. NORTH DAKOTA ROAD CONDITIONS The No Travel Advisory covers all except the southwest section of North Dakota. It applies to all of the roads highlighted in red and white…

No Fun Like Snow Fun: FM Area Enjoying a Winter Wonderland

People Throughout the Area are Enjoying Winter Activities

From sledding to snowshoeing, there’s plenty to do in the FM area this winter. While some people use this day to relax, others see activities such as snowshoeing as an opportunity to get in a workout while hanging out with their friends. “We came out to get some fresh air with the new snow, and mod, our dog, loves to…