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Getting Excess Water Off the Streets and Into the Drains

The drains are iced over, leaving puddles of melted slush throughout the streets

FARGO, ND — Fargo Public Works staff say they are doing everything they can to get excess water off the streets and into the drains. After weeks of negative temperatures and plenty of snow, the drains are iced over, leaving puddles of melted slush throughout the streets. Staff has been spread out around town, opening up drains because they say…

People Dive Into Freezing Water to Help Those With Disabilities

CCRI hosted their fifth annual Polar Plunge

MOORHEAD, Minn. — People in the community waded into freezing water to support others with disabilities. Creative Care for Reaching Independence (CCRI) hosted their annual Polar Plunge in Moorhead. People had to pay or donate at least $75 for the privilege of diving into a pool of water on a cold February day. CCRI says that they’re happy to be…

Traces of Bromate Found in City of Fargo Water

this is the first time Fargo's water treatment plant has had this happen

FARGO, N.D. —¬†Fargo’s Water Treatment plant found traces of bromate in the water supply back in December. This is the first time the city has found an above average trace of bromate in the water, which is a contaminate. It forms when ozone, a chemical used to disinfect drinking water, reacts with the naturally occurring bromide chemical already found in…

Newfolden, Minnesota Reports Water Main Break

It happened just east of the elementary school

  NEWFOLDEN, Minn. — The City of Newfolden, Minnesota is reporting a water main break. It happened just east of the elementary school. Repairs will begin in the morning and water will be shut off in that area of town until it’s fixed which is expected by late Tuesday. Categories: Community, Local News, Minnesota News, News Landing Page Tags: BREAK,…

Jimmy Johns Employee Makes Freaky Fast Phone Call to Fargo Fire Department

Crews say they were able to put the fire out quickly

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 FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Fire Department is investigating a fire that happened earlier this morning in a south Fargo strip mall under construction. Around 8:30, a Jimmy Johns employee called 911 after seeing smoke coming…

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Melting the Icy Hand

Fun and Easy Science Experiments

What you need for the experiment: Cup of water Driveway or rock salt Icy hand (made of ice in a latex glove) Plastic spoons Tray How to do the experiment: This week, we’re going to melt an icy hand. The first thing you do is put a little bit of water over the icy hand to unstick the latex glove…

Water Main Break Floods Section of University Drive

Traffic was detoured in the area for much of the day while repairs were made

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, ND — A large water main break in Fargo early this morning created quite a mess. Water from the break on 7th Avenue North near the intersection with University Drive poured onto University and flooded the underpass with up…

Minnesota Zamboni Driver Selected to Drive for Olympic Winter Games

Adam Stirn never set out to make this a career. KMSP Fox 9's Rob Olson Reports from Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota man is headed to the Olympics…for the art of the Zamboni. Adam Stirn never set out to make this a career. “It was a college job back in Michigan,” Stirn said. “I was just looking for some extra money and decided to get a job at the ice arena.” Four years into his day job at…

Three Escape After Vehicle Breaks Through Ice on Little Detroit Lake

A vehicle being driven on Little Detroit Lake fell through the ice into about 11 feet of water

  BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — Three people escape unharmed after their vehicle went through the ice on Little Detroit Lake in Becker County. The sheriff’s office responded to a call for help just before 7 o’clock Sunday night. A vehicle being driven on Little Detroit Lake fell through the ice into about 11 feet of water. The people inside the…

Douglas County Sheriff Issues Thin Ice Warning

The sheriff's office says strong winds and warmer temps have caused iced-over lakes to reopen

  DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a warning after several area lakes have been found with open water. The sheriff’s office says strong winds and warmer temps have caused iced-over lakes to reopen. They are asking people who are going out on the ice to do ice thickness checks regularly and not to assume…