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Published January 31, 2013, 04:59 PM

Moorhead students feeling pain during day two of new snow district

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - The lobby of the Moorhead Police department was full of sad, broke and uninformed college students.

By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - The lobby of the Moorhead Police department was full of sad, broke and uninformed college students.

Many of their vehicles had been towed on day two of the city's new snow district program.

Despite the web site warnings and emails on campus, many college students were not aware of the snow district, so imagine their surprise when they came out and no car.

Stephanie Vetter, Concordia Student: “Someone came in and said there were towing a bunch of cars and a lot of us got up and said okay and made sure we moved it.

As of this afternoon, more than a hundred cars, most of them, from the MSUM and Concordia neighborhoods, had been towed from the new snow district in the heart of Moorhead. While many students were not aware of the program, the city and police have been using brochures and more to get the word out.

Lt. Tory Jacobson, Moorhead Police: “The information’s out there. There has been a lot of media coverage and the university had been contacted and info on student orientation and did follow up with MSUM and Concordia to make sure they emailed information out.”

Extra officers from Moorhead PD were used to assist the street department. The plows got their job done, but college students are calling home tonight hoping parents have and extra $95.

The cars were hauled to the city's impound site. Owners had to pay a find to get their cars out.

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