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Nearly 550 Customers Without Power After Storms Hit Fergus Falls

High winds downed trees and power lines Sunday afternoon

FERGUS FALLS, MN — Severe weather in lakes country takes out power to hundreds of people in Fergus Falls. Otter Tail Power says around 550 customers lost power. High winds downed trees and power lines Sunday afternoon. As of 8:16 p.m., crews were working to restore service.   Categories: Local News, Minnesota News Tags: FERGUS FALLS, OTTER TAIL POWER, trees,…

Strong Winds Roll Over Camper on I-29 in Fargo

officers say no one was injured in the crash

  FARGO, N.D. — Strong winds roll over a camper on Fargo’s 13th Avenue South overpass, blocking traffic in both lanes. North Dakota Highway Patrol officers say 66-year-old U-Dean Sargent of Glenwood, Minnesota was driving a pickup carrying a fifth wheel camper on I-29. They say he reduced his speed because of heavy rain fall and strong wind gusts. Those winds…

Blizzard Like Conditions Rough Roads: How Fargo and Moorhead are Handling Clean up

But crews are hard at work clearing the perimeter around the cities, main streets, primary and secondary roads

FARGO, N.D. — With strong winds moving around last week’s snow fall, it isn’t easy to get the roads in better driving condition. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen joins tells us how Fargo and Moorhead are handing clean up. “It’s kind of business as usual we’re plowing. Some areas are blown clean and don’t really need much attention and others look like…

Southern Minnesota Blasted with Winter Weather

One hundred flights have been canceled

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption MINNESOTA — Flights from Fargo to Minneapolis have been canceled after the runways in Minneapolis were closed by a major winter storm. One hundred flights have been canceled. North and southbound lanes of I-29 from Sioux Falls south to the Iowa border are also closed…

First Blast of Winter 2017 Hits the Region Hard

As the hours tick by, Fargo Public Works has been keeping a close eye on the conditions

FARGO, ND — The first blizzard of the season has affected everyone from students and local drivers to professional truckers. “It was just crazy the rest of the day,” said West Fargo senior, Matthew Jahnke. “Once the announcement came out, kids were just, like bouncing off the walls.” It also prevented people from finishing their journeys on the road. “Running…

Xcel Energy Working to Restore Power to Grand Forks Area

Strong winds caused damage to trees and signs around Grand Forks

  GRAND FORKS, ND — Xcel Energy crews are working to restore power to approximately 1,500 customers around Grand Forks. That is down from the 8,500 that lost power due to the storm this morning. Strong winds caused damage to trees and signs around Grand Forks. A top gust of 70 miles per hour was reported at the airport this…

High Winds Delay Final Day of RibFest

The start of the last day was delayed by two hours due to high winds

FARGO, N.D. — Food lovers may have had to hold on to their napkins.  RibFest opened a little later due to high wind conditions on its last day. Fargodome staff made the decision to delay activities for the safety of both customers and vendors. Gates opened just before 1 pm rather than the scheduled 11 am. The festival also had…

Roads May be Open; NDDOT, MNDOT Still Urge Caution

Some roads are still covered with ice in areas and travelers are asked to drive with caution in North Dakota and Minnesota

The North Dakota Department of Transportation has reopened all major roadways and has lifted the no travel advisories throughout the state but road officials still want you to drive with caution when it comes to venturing out. This includes I-94 between Dickinson and Jamestown. Authorities lifted no travel advisories for the Devils Lake, Jamestown, Valley City and Grand Forks areas. Minot…