MnDOT Warns About Water On Highway 59

MnDOT says the northbound lake is closed between mileposts 201 and 202

If you’re driving on Highway 59 between Elbow Lake and I-94 you’ll have to watch for water over the roadway. MnDOT says the northbound lane is closed between mileposts 201 and 202. Traffic is being controlled by automated signals. They warn everyone that driving through water is dangerous and not to drive around barricades or into flooded areas. Categories: Flood…

Moorhead Public Service Wants Your Help; What Designs Should Be on the Next Water Tower?

Visual representation often speaks louder than words

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Public Service is building a new water tower in the Southside Neighborhood and wants to know what you think it should look like. The same two artists who have designed the last two are part of the project and share their thoughts at the first open forum. Moorhead Public Service is asking for ideas to put…

Boil Advisory For City of Horace

They advise residents to boil their water before using.

HORACE, ND — The City of Horace, ND has issued a drinking water warning. They advise residents to boil their water before using. Residents should not drink the water without boiling it first. Let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using. The water was contaminated when the loss of pressure to the water distribution system due…

Community Pitches In After Vandals Cause 201,000 Gallons of Water to Flood Bonanzaville

Donations will help with the water bill, potential damage, and additional security

WEST FARGO, N.D. –Sometime last week, vandals turned on water spigots at Bonanzaville and caused more than 200,000 gallons of water to flood. “At first I was really confused, I wasn’t really sure where that amount of water could come from. When I came back into the village and walked up to the church you could hear it when you got…

UPDATE: Water to be Shut Off in Emerado, ND Wednesday Morning

EMERADO, N.D. – Crews will be shutting water in Emerado, North Dakota Wednesday morning at 9:30. The city says a leak in its water tower was found last week and the tower was bypassed over the weekend. However, water pressure was too high. The part to regulate water pressure will be replaced in two days. The tower will be fixed this spring….

Nine Volunteers Deploy to East Coast for Hurricane Florence Relief

Volunteers will help distribute food and bulk supplies

FARGO, N.D. — Hurricane Florence is a Category Four storm expected to reach landfall in the Carolinas and Virginia by Thursday. While evacuation orders are in place, brave volunteers heading into the storm. All it took was one ad in the paper. “Red Cross needed help so we said we can do this and then we started taking classes and then…

American Red Cross Offers Safety Tips For Labor Day Weekend

Travel safety, water safety, and grill safety are three major areas to keep in mind

FARGO, N.D. — Before you jump into your Labor Day plans, make sure you always prioritize your well–being. The Red Cross says there several safety tips people should remember. Jim Fitzpatrick calls himself a full-time “RV–er.” As someone who’s always on the road, safety is never far from his mind. “I’m in a big motor home, and I tow a…

How to Stay Safe on the Water this Fourth of July

Even if you're a pro behind the wheel, safety is something everyone should be aware of

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — As we head into the holiday week, boating professionals want you to stay safe while also having fun. It’s that time of year to pull your boats out from hiding and get them back in action on the lakes. But before you start driving, make sure everything you need is still there. “A lot of the…

Dead Fish Washing Ashore in Detroit Lakes

They're dying off because of naturally-occuring bacteria

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Some people are noticing dead fish washing up on the shore in Detroit Lakes, but there’s no need to worry. Wildlife officials say it’s perfectly normal. The Division of Fisheries at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the fish are dying off because of naturally occurring bacteria. It is caused by changes in water temperature around…

Kids Participate in Fargo Parks’ Water Safety Day

They learned important skills while having fun in the water

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Park District hosted Water Safety Day, where kids got to learn some important skills while having fun too. “They feel better when they’re comfortable, and they’re also safer when they’re comfortable,” Isabelle Sinkler, a lifeguard, said. “If you educate them, they’ll know what to do in a situation if they ever have to, try to…