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…

Turn on the Heat: How to Keep Your Furnace Running All Winter Long

Heating professionals say annual preventive mainenance is the best way to keep a furnace in working shape

FARGO, N.D. — With temperatures dropping furnaces will be firing up, but there are a few things homeowners can do to prevent problems when they flip on the heat for the first time. Service professionals say routine maintenance to your furnace is key to keeping a home warm throughout the winter. “Routine maintenance is a must these days.  Furnace manufacturers…

Multi-Vehicle Crash Shuts Down I-94 Westbound in Fargo

The crash includes at least one semi and multiple injuries are being reported

FARGO, ND — Police and highway patrol units are on scene of a multi-vehicle crash near the I-29 and I-94 interchange in Fargo. The crash includes at least one semi and multiple injuries are being reported. Authorities are closing down I-94 westbound, starting at the 25th Street South exit. They say this will also affect I-29 northbound traffic. A second…

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…