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FARGO—The recovery center, ShareHouse, is welcoming more people after a living expansion. The "Recovery Living Program" started last June with just nine beds, split between two apartments. Now, the program is up to 35 beds, and is open to referrals from other treatment providers. Clients stay in apartment-style rooms for up to six months while in recovery. The expansion also included more furniture for each apartment. The ShareHouse President says the program helps people move on after recovery.
OTTER TAIL -- Some football fans went out in the freezing cold to watch the Super Bowl. The wind and ice didn't stop northerners from enjoying the great outdoors Sunday afternoon. Tailgaters pulled up to a tent in the middle of Otter Tail Lake to eat, drink and play their way up to the Super Bowl. Hot chocolate was passed around to keep the cold away, but the main attraction was the big screen for the big game.
FARGO—As the big game approaches, football fans are making plans for Sunday. Crowds are gathering in Minneapolis for the big game Sunday between the Eagles and Patriots. Here at home families and friends are deciding the best way to catch the game, others however are not all that excited about it. FM restaurants and bars are preparing for the crowds of people that will line their stools. Places like Wild Bill's Sports Saloon are getting servers prepared for hundred to walk through their front doors.
MOORHEAD—Moorhead Public Schools is reaching out to the community to find a new superintendent. Monday night, community members will give their opinion on what qualities a superintendent should have. These "listening sessions" start Monday night at 7:00 and will continue Tuesday and Thursday. The school board will be selecting finalists for interviews in March with a goal of hiring a superintendent by early April. To find a list of listening session locations, click here.
METRO—If you plan on watching the Super Bowl on a big screen, you might want to buy your TV now. Consumer Reports say this is one of the best times of the year to buy a TV right behind Black Friday. The average discount on TVs a week before the big game is about 20 percent. Managers from Karl's Appliance have seen a major upswing in TV purchases doubling sales since last year. It's not just the Super Bowl that helps sales, they say one reason for that might just the weather.
METRO—Despite the snow-covered ground, athletes in the metro hopped on their bikes. It was all for for the 8th annual "Border Battle Bike Race on the Red River," or the more appropriately named, "Brrr 10K." More than 100 cyclists hit the track at Wildflower Grove Park, and as some may expect, the grounds weren't smooth. The more than six-mile-route was packed snow and ice. Bikers had to ride down the embankment and cross the ice. Some hills were so steep, they had to get off the pedals and climb up.
FARGO—The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota wants to remind you that the IRS begins accepting tax returns on Jan. 29. This year they expect nearly 155 million individual tax returns to be filed. The IRS is accepting electronic and paper tax returns, however paper ones will only start processing in mid-February. The Better business Bureau suggests filing early to lower the risk of any tax refund frauds.
FARGO—Things are getting "frosty" in the metro for the 3rd annual "Frostival." Instead of hiding from the cold, people are celebrated it, in dozens of ways like the "North of Normal" cardboard races at Mickelson Park. Shredders hit the slopes with their own sled designs, as flight attendants and vikings raced to the bottom. "We may not have come first in the race, but we'll always be first in our hearts," said Eric Lillehaugen, Cardboard Racer. Even though there were some clear winners, the real fun was the journey.
FARGO—A book character came to life at Barnes and Noble Saturday. The Cat in the Hat stopped by and helped read "Green Eggs and Ham" to kids. Nearly 40 kids crowded the Junior's section to meet their favorite character. After the reading, the Cat gave out pictures with hugs and high-fives. The Cat says the best part of the readings is getting into character for the kids.
FARGO—The state's largest boat show is back at the Fargodome for the 26th year in a row. Friday through Sunday, everything from boats to boards will be on display. Even the kids can enjoy the fun with a live trout pond. Organizers say about 10,000 people visit the show every year. They say so many people come out because now is the season to buy.