winter

Yellow jackets wasp population on the rise

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — If you’re planning on spending time outdoors over Labor Day weekend make sure to bring some insect repellent as an increased number of wasps in the area could ruin your holiday plans. An entomologist from NDSU says the increased population of yellow jackets is normal for this time of year. He says they’re not a major…

The Spud Jr in EGF finds innovative way to provide outdoor dining amid pandemic

The business opened four heated pods that are available between 4 and 10pm.

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. (KVRR) – The Spud Jr in East Grand Forks opens outdoor pods to provide dining services for those in the community. The Spud Jr. owner Justin LaRocque says that having to deal with the pandemic on top of the everyday hurdles of opening a new business has been something very hard to navigate. “On top of…

Astronomy Update

A meteor shower, solstice, and planetary convergence are all happening on Monday making this a great week to go stargazing. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, convergence, earth, jupiter, mars, mercury, meteor, moon, Planets, saturn, shower, solstice, SPACE, stars, venus, winter

Fargo PD reminding everyone to make sure to lock up their vehicles this winter

Leaving your car unlocked leaves you susceptible to theft

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo Police is reminding everyone “Mr. Thief” doesn’t sleep during the cold winter months. It’s not uncommon to leave your car unlocked and running during the winter. These are the top targets for car theft. To keep yourself from being a victim, make sure to be cautious and to lock your car doors. If you have any…

WATCH: Winter running tip from Fargo ends up in New York Times

The NYT Called Fargo's Beyond Running To Get Advice For Runners During Pandemic

  Runners from around the country are getting running tips from right here in Fargo as they try to stay in shape this winter during the pandemic. Beyond Running Co-Owner Sally Loeffler was featured in a New York Times article about winter running. She says those are lessons a lot more people are going to want to learn this fall…

Organization hosts virtual welcome party for people new to the FM area

Organizers say their main focus this year was to provide people with things to do during the cold months.

FARGO-MOORHEAD -The Greater FM Economic Development Corporation welcomes new locals virtually amid COVID-19. About seven years ago, the organization saw people would often only stay for a short amount of time in the Fargo-Moorhead area because they didn’t feel connected to it. They saw an opportunity to create a twice a year welcoming for those looking to explore all that…

Icy roads make for dangerous driving conditions

As temperatures drop, snow and slush from earlier in the day is turning into ice

NORTH DAKOTA & MINNESOTA – Winter may not officially begin for another couple of months, but icy weather is already here. ” just changing the mindset to what we have to look forward to the rest of the year,” says Fargo Public Works Supervisor Lee Anderson. That change in mindset should also mean a change in driving habits. With ice…

Easy steps to winterizing your car can keep you safe

Taking care of these now will help you in the future

FARGO, N.D.- It’s important to be ready for winter driving, but it’s just as important to make sure your vehicle is up for the challenge. “When it’s cold you can add some air to the tires to make the pressure go down, but make sure you have your tires aired up right. Then of course having good tread on your…

West Fargo Fire Department urges people to adopt a hydrant

winter maintenance of fire hydrants helps fire department save lives.

WEST FARGO, N.D. – With snow on the ground, it can make things a little more difficult for firefighters making fire hydrants inaccessible during an emergency. “In the past we’ve actually had issues with getting to fires and hydrants not being dug out.” West Fargo Fire Inspector, John Neeb said. The fire department is launching its second year of the…

Store gears up for the season with winter essentials

Home improvement store serves as one stop shop for in demand winter necessities

FARGO, N.D. – Scheels Home and Hardware is gearing up for the winter with cold weather essentials. Workers at the home improvement store are seeing an increase in demand as customers are asking about shovels, snowblowers, warm clothing and how they can better stay prepared this season. The different type of equipment, such as the right snowblowers can can help…