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“It’s been a long week”: Former KVRR employee describes living in Texas

Former KVRR photographer John Hanson now lives near Frisco with his girlfriend

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — It’s been a long week for people living in Texas. Some are dealing with constant power outages; others battling frozen or busted pipes. A former KVRR photographer now lives in Texas and tells how he’s getting by in the winter crisis to our south. “It’s been a long week. I’ll tell you that.” After living many…

Driving conditions somewhat difficult as snow falls and temperatures drop

FARGO, N.D. — As the snow continues to fall and temperatures continue to drop, the biggest concern Thursday evening into Friday morning is the ice on the roads. There have been some reports of crashes in the metro. In West Fargo, a jackknifed semi was stopped along I-94 near the Main Avenue exit. In a Tweet, Minnesota State Patrol Sergeant…

Truck driver from Portland stranded in Fargo due to blizzard

Warlick hopes to be able to make it back home for Christmas. 

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The blizzard that is rolling through the area has left some waiting out the storm. Jesse Warlick is a truck driver from Portland, Oregon who arrived in Fargo on Tuesday from Cloquet, Minnesota. He has been driving truck for a little over two years and says that he’s used to driving in this weather. He saw…

Update: Blizzard Warning issued, Fargo area schools cancel classes

FARGO (KVRR) – The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning, which goes into effect at 3:00 a.m. Wednesday.  Near whiteout to blizzard conditions are expected to develop in the Red River Valley and northwest Minnesota. Due to the weather, all Fargo Public Schools classes and extra-curricular activities have been canceled for Wednesday, December 23. School officials say they…

American Crystal Sugar says 2020 sugar beet crop looks more promising than 2019

Total harvested tons increased from 7.5 million in 2019 to 10.1 million in 2020.

MOORHEAD, Minn.- American Crystal Sugar hosts annual virtually to look back at the 2019 crop year. 2019 looked like a favorable year for American Crystal Sugar company. Then our weather decided to change those plans. A combination of constant rains and unusually below average temperatures made for saturated then frozen fields across the region. “Last year was just something we’ve…

Astronomy Update

This is the first week that will be particularly cold for overnight star gazing.  If you have a jacket ready you can still see planets well with low light pollution from the moon. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, earth, jupiter, mars, mercury, moon, Planets, saturn, SPACE, stars, venus, weather

Crews Looking For Moorhead Man Who Fell Into Little Detroit Lake

Becker County and Valley Water Rescue and Dive teams have multiple boats on the water looking for 24 year old Abdimajid Osman of Moorhead.

DETROIT LAKES, MINN. — “We had a report of a person in the water at 3:55 pm and he was out with another male on a boat and one person went into the water and didn’t come back up,” Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander Becker County and Valley Water Rescue and Dive teams have multiple boats on the water looking…

Fargo Blues Festival Plays On With New COVID-19 Rules

Saturday's lineup of performances starts at noon and tickets can be purchased on site.

FARGO, N.D. — “The blues fest is a wonderful event this is our 25th annual and the blues just reach everyone that loves music,” Kristi Bredell  said. The stage is being set up with rain coverings for the Blues Festival at the Newman Outdoor Field. The two day celebration is the first major music fest in the Fargo-Moorhead area since…

Class Clay Alerts Will Provide Quicker Way To Notify Residents Of Emergencies

Cass and Clay County have been using codeRED to provide emergency notifications for the last 15 years.

CASS COUNTY, N.D. and CLAY COUNTY, Minn. –  Starting September 1, there will be a few changes in the way we receive alerts about what is happening in our community. Cass County Alerts will alert residents about severe weather, fire, floods, and other emergencies as well as of road closures and water utility maintenance. Residents will be able to pick…

Cooling Off During Hot Weather While Staying Safe From COVID-19

Medical experts are reminding people you need to be extra careful when you go outside

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Public pools are a hot spot for people to come cool off. COVID-19 is causing new changes to pools across the metro. “We have no chairs, no horizontal surfaces on the facility, everything is secured and put away. Our capacity is normally 277 patrons. We are down to 207. We would love to open it up…