winter

Travel Agents Busy As People Look to Escape Winter

Normally during this time of year, they say they're helping travelers book summer vacations instead

FARGO, N.D. — During this time of year, travel agents say they typically see things calm down and start helping people plan their summer vacations. “The snow’s a little higher than I remember,” said Tony Heinbaugh. But after even more snow and the frigid temps in North Dakota and Minnesota, everyone seems to be either wishing they could go back in…

Red River Zoo Looking for Volunteers to Shovel Snow

Zoo leaders say they are running out of space to put the excess snow

FARGO, N.D. — Red River Zoo is looking for volunteers to help shovel and remove snow from the exhibits. The zoo would like anyone at least 18 years old and over to come and do some shoveling. So far, Sally Jacobson, the Executive Director of the Red River Zoo, says 15 people are taking part in the Shovel Fest. She says…

Schools Could Be Getting A Break For Calling Off Classes This Winter

Gov. Walz: Districts Won't Be Punished; Gov. Burgum: Willing to Consider Waivers

School districts are being surveyed to decide whether to ask lawmakers for a shorter school year after winter weather forced many to cancel classes. The Minnesota Department of Education and lobbying groups are seeking information about how the last two weeks of extreme cold and snow have affected class time totals. A number of districts could fall short of the…

Taking the Right Steps to Protect Your Home and Save Thousands in the Snow

Father and son, CEO and vice president, Mark and Tanner, are working together to unplug vents, rake roofs, and clear ice dams

MOORHEAD, Minn. — After years of cleaning roof vents, snow and ice dams, those with North Country Weatherization Technologies say this winter is one of the worst. Hear why taking the right steps could protect your home and save you thousands in the future. It may not be clear where that strange smell or weird sound could be coming from….

Roads Closed, Travel Not Recommended During Winter Storm

In North Dakota, eastbound lanes of I-94 from Jamestown to Fargo and westbound lanes from Fargo to Valley City are closed.

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO/AP) – A wintry mix of snow, sleet and gusty winds is closing schools and making travel treacherous in parts of the Upper Midwest. In North Dakota, eastbound lanes of I-94 from Jamestown to Fargo and westbound lanes from Fargo to Valley City are closed. The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol…

-20 Degrees Out? $20 off at Holiday Inn Express in Fargo

The hotel has several special deals for the cold weather

FARGO, N.D. —  The Holiday Inn Express on 19th Avenue South has a new deal so the whole family can have fun while it’s cold out. The hotel is hosting a “Too COOL for School” Pool Party. You can get six wristbands to use at the pool for $69. You also get a sleeping room for the day. If you…

How to Keep Your Furnace, Pipes Running Smoothly in the Cold

Technicians say proper maintenance can save your pipes and help your wallet

MOORHEAD, Minn. — As the temperatures plummet further and further below zero, people sometimes turn the heat to the highest levels inside. However, technicians say that could be a troublesome short–term solution that could leave long–term damage to your home’s heating system. “Don’t do a setback on your furnace. Lot of people when they leave, they’ll set it back to 65…

Twins Caravan Returns to Fargo Ready to Hype Fans for the Upcoming Season

Traveling across Minnesota, North and South Dakota and Iowa, the winter Caravan meets fans away from their home base.

FARGO, N.D. — It may not be baseball season outside in these negative temps, but fans are bringing their peanuts and cracker jacks inside for the annual Twins Caravan. The snow outside may not be reassuring that baseball season is in the air…but Twins jerseys, warm hot dogs and, of course, TC, are a sure reminder. “I always look forward…

Below Zero Temps Inspire People to Get Active Inside

The Fargo Park District had open gym at Fargo North and open swim at Fargo South

FARGO, N.D. — Some extremely frigid temperatures over the weekend are forcing people to stay out of the cold. But KVRR’s Danielle Church tells us how families in the area are managing to avoid getting cabin fever. The one thing Fargo seems to be lacking this year from its winter forecast is just the right amount of snow for snowmobilers to…