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Brutal Weather and Coming Storm Leaves Farmers With Uncertainty

In a region with lots of high and low land, there are more wet areas that usual

LISBON, N.D. — Farmers are feeling the weight of Mother Nature. “We’re not doing too bad now, things are drying up nice, it’s looking a lot better, but when you’re talking another 12 inches of snow, and what that’s going to do, it’s already wet and late to start out with,” Matthew Lyons, a farmer in Lisbon, said. He says…

ND Gov. Burgum Winter Storm Emergency For Blizzard From March 13th-15th

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum declares a winter storm emergency for the blizzard that hit the state from March 13th through the 15th. The executive order is for Foster, Grant, Kidder, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh, McLean, Nelson, Steele, Towner and Wells counties and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Counties reported more than $1 million spent on snow removal…

Fargo Public Works Has All Crews Out Clearing Roads

The snow in this storm has more moisture to it

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Public Works says they have all their crews out working 24 hours throughout the storm. They say the difference is that this snow has more moisture to it, and the temperatures outside are more moderate. They also say they’ve been working on clearing snow from the sides of roads for weeks. “It’s a March storm, typically they’re…

No Travel Advisory in SE ND, Schools Cancelling Classes

FARGO, N.D. – Another winter storm system is bringing more snow and blowing snow across the region. A number of schools and churches in the area called off evening activities. Some are running 2 hours late. Find all closings by clicking here. North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is granting an hours-of-service waiver for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting propane due to…

Some Businesses Stay Open Despite Closures Throughout F-M Area

Stores in the malls were given the option of whether they wanted to stay open or close early

Many businesses closed because of the storm, but some decided to stay open. The West Acres Mall closed early at 2 p.m., and the Moorhead Center Mall shut their doors at 5 p.m. Stores were given the option of whether or not they wanted to stay open earlier day. Some stayed open based on corporate decisions, but other local store…

Moorhead Public Works Has All Crews Out Clearing Streets

Major roads are plowed first, then residential neighborhoods

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The city of Moorhead has all of their crews out clearing the streets. The Public Works Department says they’ve had crews out since 2 a.m. Major roads are plowed first and then residential neighborhoods. They say they’ve had a steady amount of equipment and drivers over the past few years. When working across state lines, whoever gets to…

Winger, Minn. Cleans Up After Sunday Tornado

Many landmarks around town faced significant damage

WINGER, Minn. — The town of Winger is still cleaning up after a tornado hit Sunday night. Dean Johnson had a lot of his property damaged from Sunday’s storm. “This kind of tells the story itself. It’s kind of discouraging to look at,” he said. The tornado, with winds up to 110 mph, started at the southwest part of town and…

Crews Work to Restore Cable Service in Fosston

The Verizon cell tower and satellite dishes were damaged by Sunday's storm

FOSSTON, Minn. — People in Fosston are still cleaning up after the tornado on Sunday night. Its Verizon cell tower and satellite dishes were damaged by the storm. The structures are being repaired, but there are still several channels people can’t get. A temporary Verizon tower was put up so people would still have service. City officials say it could be…

Strong Sunday Night Storms Cause Damage In Northern Minnesota

Fosston's City Owned Cable TV System Took A Hit

1/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Show Caption Hide Caption FOSSTON, Minn. — Powerful storms Sunday night took out television service in Fosston. Mayor Jim Offerdahl says an apparent tornado touched down and took out the city’s owned and operated cable TV system. The Verizon…

Davenport Community Hit Hard After Severe Weather: Houses Damaged, Cars Totaled and Windows Shattered

Around 2:30 this morning, many people saw hail ranging from ping pong to golf ball to tennis ball size

DAVENPORT, N.D. — The Davenport community is slowly starting to recover after last night’s dorm did some significant damage. Around 2:30 this morning, many people saw hail ranging from ping pong to golf ball to tennis ball size. Families we talked with say the siding on many homes is wrecked and looks like a shot gun had gone to town…