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FARGO—People are learning tips and tricks to being healthy with Natural Grocers. Saturday afternoon, the grocery store hosted a "whole-istic" health fair. Businesses from the community set up booths and answered questions on how to stay active and healthy. People were also able to check out a healthy-living class. The grocery nutritionist says the most common problem people face is knowing where to start their wellness journey.
DETROIT LAKES—Ice harvesting is underway in Detroit Lakes as the city gets ready to build an ice palace. In the frigid temps around Detroit Lakes, 75 workers packed in snow pants and boots made their way into the little Detroit Lake, pulling out hundreds of ice blocks. It's grueling work, but they're not complaining; in about three weeks ice blocks will create a community castle. "The guys in the skids out here are basically just bigger kids with big toys, and what kid wouldn't want to build an ice palace?" said Scott Walz, Project co-chair.
METRO—Midcontinent is warning its customers to check their emails, because there could be a scam. The company has received several reports of fake emails being sent out under the Midco name. The email says Midco will be deactivating your email unless the link attached is clicked. Midco representatives say the link includes a virus, which will infect your computer. The Better Business Bureau says one way to know the difference between a scam and a real email is to check small grammatical errors in the text.
FARGO—As the needle falls below zero, kids around the metro head inside for their fun and games. Thursday afternoon, Fargo elementary school students hung up their scarves and snow pants for "indoor recess," a change that is warm, but not always welcome, to young students. "They would say it was boring, there's not much to do, that there weren't enough board games," Mike Grant, fourth grade teacher. To make the classroom as fun as the playground, a fourth grade class at Jefferson Elementary turned their play time into a project.
FARGO—As the temperatures rise, a lot of people are wasting no time getting to the car wash, to get the layers of winter off their cars, before the cold weather returns. After two days of warm weather, people are crowding the car washes, hoping to wipe the winter sludge off their wheels. Automated car washes, like Fastlane Car Wash in Fargo, have seen hundreds of people over the past two days, more than they've had in weeks.
FARGO—What seems like an innocent call to a tech support company, could infect your computer. You might see alerts from tech support companies saying your computer may be infected. The Better Business Bureau says it's all scare tactics. "When we're having trouble with our technology we kind of panic a little bit - part of the science of scams is creating that emotional need," said Heather Aal, Better Business Bureau. Tech support scams usually start with a pop-up. It could say a virus was detected, prompting you to call a number to fix it.
FARGO—A congregation turned 135 years old Sunday. The Plymouth Congregational Church in Fargo celebrated it's 135th birthday with cake and a sermon. Old photos decorated the church rooms, and albums of stories from decades of members sat on tables. Congregation members say, despite the age, it still feels like being part of a big family. "It means being a part of one family. I think this congregation all feels like we're one big family," said Jim Martin, Pastor Emeritus. The congregation meets every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
FARGO—As soon as the Bison grabbed their championship, shops started filling with fans looking for a celebration souvenir. T-shirt shops like "Bee Seen Gear" were prepared for Saturday's game. Within minutes of the Bison winning, they had dozens of people asking for a championship logo shirt. The company started printing before the game ended, confident in a big win. They printed about 500 by Saturday afternoon.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—A family is recovering after a Christmas Eve fishing trip turned into a life-or-death situation. A team of five spent hours cutting their way through 12 inches of ice on Little Detroit Lake. They pulled a Chevy Suburban back to the surface. The car broke through on Christmas Eve when a family ice-fishing trip turned deadly.
FARGO—The League of Women Voters is joining the fight to end addiction with the "Mayors' Blue Ribbon Commission." Friday afternoon, the League of Women Voters listened to speakers from Sanford and The Village talk about opioid addiction. It's the focus of the Blue Ribbon Commission launched by the Mayors from Fargo, West Fargo, Horace, Moorhead and Dilworth in September. Now, the commission is raising awareness by providing panels of experts to local organizations. Members said, getting the word out is an important step towards change.