winter

F-M Stocks Up on Supplies With the First Snowfall Approaching

people say they're doing so to avoid getting in an accident

FARGO, ND — With blizzard conditions a possibility, people are starting to plan ahead. For some people, that means stocking up at the grocery store. Some people say they’re looking forward to the winter weather that’s coming. “Yeah, I’m so excited for the winter,” Gonga Gurung said.  Others describe Fargo winters another way. “Brutal, extreme. The wind is treacherous and you’re…

Make Sure Your Lawn is Ready for the Winter

Baker Nursery in Fargo Gives Tips on How to Prepare Your Lawn for the Cold Months Ahead

FARGO, ND — As the cold months approach us, it’s time to prepare your lawn if you haven’t already done so. Winterizing your lawn is very important. Baker Nursery in Fargo recommends mowing leaves into your grass. “They’ll mulch down into the soil layer, they’ll help retain moisture over the winter and then they’ll also act as a weed barrier…

Warm Fall Weather Sending Ladybugs into Area Homes

The insects seek out local homes to find a place to shelter from the oncoming winter season

FARGO, N.D. — Our recent stretch of warm days has activated a swarm of ladybugs across the valley. The insects are looking for a place to ride out the winter months, and many are choosing local homes. The weather in October can shift quite a bit, even with a single day.  The drastic swings in temperature are a signature of…

Salvation Army Working to Keep Kids Warm this Winter

Organizers say they are planning to serve about 500 families by the end of the winter gear distribution

MOORHEAD, Minn.– With winter just around the corner, the Salvation Army is distributing winter gear to keep everyone warm. The annual Coats for Kids and Families distribution is happening through Thursday at the Salvation Army Activity Center in Moorhead. Qualifying families can also register for a free Thanksgiving food box. Organizers say they are planning to serve about 500 families…

Detroit Lakes Attractions Quiet this Labor Day

The temperature is getting lower and the water is getting colder, but that isn't stopping people from soaking up their last days of summer

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Labor Day signals the last day of summer vacation for many people and that means they are pulling out all the stops to make it last. The temperature is getting lower and the water is getting colder, but that isn’t stopping people from soaking up their last days of summer. “It’s very sad that summer’s almost…

City Crews Withstand a Blast of Wicked Winter Weather

Temperateures close to freezing and modest snowfall amounts made keeping Fargo streets easier than it couild have been

FARGO, N.D. — Snow started falling before dawn and crews were out early to keep the roadways clear, but plows weren’t the only ones swinging back into action. Snow caught many by surprise, but Fargo city crews were ready for Mother Nature’s wicked weather curveball. “We have a night crew that’s on staff they’re supposed to be sweeping, but in…

Local Special Olympians Are on Their Way to Austria

Four North Dakota Special Olympians are heading to the world winter games

FARGO, N.D. — Four North Dakota Special Olympians are on their way to the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria. They’re part of a 210-member delegation which will represent the U.S. at the games. These Olympians are competing in snow shoe racing and cross country skiing. The games go from March 14th through the 25th. The four athletes…

More Snow on the Way for Western, Central North Dakota

Winds gusting to 60 miles per hour pushed the heavy snow into huge snowbanks in some locations

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NASA Updates for the White Stuff

New Weather Technology Helps People See Snow From Space

Snow is something all of us in the Upper Midwest are used to in the winter. But how are researchers using it to help figure out our country’s water supply? “NASA’s Earth Observing Fleet has been at this for a long time,” explains NASA Scientist Dalia Kirschbaum. New ways to measure the winter white stuff are coming, thanks to scientists…

Beargrease Dogs, Move Over

Roxie the sledding Sheltie is here to show you how it's done.

We showed you sled dogs earlier in the show from the Beargrease competition, some of the best in the world. A lesser–known talent in the canine world? Dogs who like to go sledding. Roxie the sledding Sheltie is turning it around on her Waukesha, Wisconsin family and taught them how to take her for a spin in the snow. Check…