ND Gov. Burgum Winter Storm Emergency For Blizzard From March 13th-15th

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum declares a winter storm emergency for the blizzard that hit the state from March 13th through the 15th. The executive order is for Foster, Grant, Kidder, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh, McLean, Nelson, Steele, Towner and Wells counties and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Counties reported more than $1 million spent on snow removal…

“I’m done with it”: People Cleanup Winter’s Mess Across the Region

West Fargo will have crews clearing out sidewalks in the city starting at 4:00 in the morning

WEST FARGO, N.D. — With storm after storm,  it’s safe to say enough is enough. “Yeah, we’re sick of it. Tired of it and we’re running out of places to push it,” said Dan Birnbaum, West Fargo street foreman. “I hate it,” said Tanner Larson. “I’m done. I’m ready for it to be done. My blower quit halfway through the…

Local Dad Builds Epic Snow Tubing Track in Front Yard

He was inspired by the sheer amount of snow that has fallen

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A local dad has built quite the epic snow tubing track in his front yard. Brian Johnson has been working on the track since February and the top is over six feet tall. He even created a staircase out of snow and added lights to the sides. He says all six of his kids enjoy sliding down the…

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…