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Published October 04, 2013, 07:35 PM

“Icky” weather rolling in to Fargo-Moorhead

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The F-M area is on the fringe of this system, but we're still contending with the rain and biting wind.

By: Drew Trafton, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Some places in the region are seeing the worst of Mother nature.

The F-M area is on the fringe of this system, but we're still contending with the rain and biting wind.

Seeing the footage of our neighboring states caught in the icy grip of winter certainly elicits strong emotion.

"It's depressing. It's horrible," said a visiting Minneapolis man. "I don't like anything about snow. I don't like it."

Even for those who love winter, the sight of snow inspires a shutdown of weekend plans that would make the federal government proud.

Cheryl Knudson- Fargo Resident: "I'm going to be staying at home with my puppy, and probably getting ready for winter."

Of course, Fargo isn't exactly a stranger to the cold and crummy.

In fact, the North Dakota Department of Transportation says it's been ready to rumble with snow since this summer.

Kevin Gorder- Department of Transportation Assistant District Engineer: "You know, we've been working since August or September to get these trucks ready and we had our training day and stuff like that in early September to kind of get back in to the snow fighting arena."

And if preparation doesn't warm your heart, there's always optimism. That's what is keeping summer mainstays like the Moorhead Country Club golf course open.

Larry Murphy- Moorhead Country Club Head Golf Professional: "We stay open until it snows. So, that means that some years we've been open to mid-November and we've had a lot of people playing golf. This time of year you do pick and choose your days to play and, of course, today is not one of those days that you want to play."

It certainly is not, but with those comfortable temperatures set to make a return, we may be hitting the links through Halloween!

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