winter

Plan on Traveling for the Holidays? Fargo Public Works Has You Covered

Employees at Public Works have been monitoring the roads all day in anticipation of the snow

FARGO, ND — If you plan on traveling for the holidays tonight or tomorrow, Fargo Public Works officials say they’ve got you covered. Employees at Public Works have been monitoring the roads all day in anticipation of the snow. They sent out sanders earlier in the day to start laying down product as intersections became slippery. Based on the length…

Getting SAD: Behind Seasonal Affective Disorder

A look at Seasonal Depression

Cloudy skies, snow, and frigid wind chills make it perfect weather for people to stay indoors, but seeing that weather from the inside can sometimes make people SAD with Seasonal Affective Disorder. SAD is a seasonal depression that occurs to people across the country, usually in the fall and winter, but sometimes can occur in the spring. Dr. Swati Dhankikar,…

More Than 650 Students Graduate at NDSU Winter Commencement

it includes 14 bison football players

FARGO, ND — More than 650 students walked across NDSU’s graduation stage to receive their diplomas. That includes 14 Bison football players who then left right after to prepare for tonight’s game. The ceremonies’ commencement speaker told students to always expect the unexpected, to not expect things to come easily and the graduates should be proud of this accomplishment. Senior Monica…

Area Colleges Prepare for Graduation Ceremonies

Winter commencement ceremonies will be held this week at NDSU, UND and MSUM

  REGIONAL — Hundreds of students are getting an early Christmas gift: a college degree. Winter commencement ceremonies will be held this week at NDSU, UND and MSUM. This year, 657 students will participate in NDSU’s winter commencement on Friday at 2 p.m. in the Sanford Health Athletic Complex. UND will hold three commencement ceremonies for the more than 850…

Russia Banned from 2018 Winter Olympics After Investigation into Doping Program

The ruling comes after an investigation conducted by the IOC found Russia was engaging in an extensive state-backed doping program

INTERNATIONAL — The International Olympic Committee has banned the country of Russia from competing in the 2018 Winter games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The IOC says Russia’s government officials are also banned from coming and the country’s flag will not be displayed at the opening ceremony. The ruling comes after an investigation conducted by the IOC found Russia was engaging…

Changes Coming to Emergency Shelter for the Homeless in the F-M Region

Shelters officials say they cannot always take in every homeless person looking for a place to stay overnight

REGIONAL — More than 30 churches in our area will not be providing emergency sheltering to the homeless this winter. Shelters cannot always take in every homeless person looking for a place to stay overnight. “That’s the hardest part of what we do here at the shelters,” Pastor Sue Koesterman said.  Koesterman is executive director of Churches United for the…

County Officials Want Your Vehicle to Be Ready For Winter Weather

Experts say you should have more than a warm change of clothes in your vehicle

FARGO, N.D. — Winter weather is likely to return to the valley this weekend. Experts want to make sure you’re ready when snow covers roadways. You may want to do more than just pack an extra layer of warm clothes. In recent years, climate change has caused winter–time temperatures to increase by nearly a degree per year, which may lead…

Bismarck-Mandan Emergency Men’s Shelter Closes

The facility opened in response to those in need of emergency shelter in 1987

  BISMARCK, ND — Several homeless men have been forced back onto the streets in Bismarck. The Bismarck-Mandan’s only emergency men’s shelter closed suddenly. With snow expected this week, the closure of the Ruth Meiers Hospitality House has men desperately looking for another place to stay. The facility opened in response to those in need of emergency shelter in 1987….

Highway Patrol Asks Drivers to Use Caution While on the Roads this Winter

officials remind people to drive slow, leave distance between cars and wear seat belts

FARGO, N.D. — Winter is here, which means officials are asking drivers to use more caution on the roads. North Dakota Highway Patrol officers say they write the most tickets in the winter for people who follow other cars too closely. They say drivers should always leave enough distance between themselves and the vehicles in front of them. Highway Patrol officials…