Motorists on I-94 near Alexandria should be aware of alternate lane closures beginning today and lasting for about 3 weeks. Work is being done to get ready for construction between the highway 27 and highway 29 interchanges. Road work is scheduled to begin in mid April on that section of the freeway.

The DNR is advising people to stay off lakes as water and slush on top of the ice is making conditions very dangerous. Reports have come in of anglers falling through ice that was just fine an hour earlier. So far this season 5 people have died going through the ice. Many of the state park and wildlife refuge roads and trails are not open according to the DNR. Roads are not firm enough to support any type of vehicle and they may not be open for another 4-8 weeks.

The city of Fargo has declared a flood emergency and has ordered one million sand bags, and are calling on residents to volunteer to help fill them. Along the Red river in Canada, officials have been predicting flooding for weeks, and wheat prices have jumped amid threats to grain shipments. Locally a number of roads remain closed, from gravel to county blacktops and some major highways in the state. Highway 75 south of Madison is still reported as closed as are county roads the cross the Minnesota River in Renville County.

The DNR is advising people to stay off lakes as water and slush on top of the ice is making conditions very dangerous. Reports have come in of anglers falling through ice that was just fine an hour earlier. So far this season 5 people have died going through the ice. Many of the state park and wildlife refuge roads and trails are not open according to the DNR. Roads are not firm enough to support any type of vehicle and they may not be open for another 4-8 weeks.

The city of Fargo has declared a flood emergency and has ordered one million sand bags, and are calling on residents to volunteer to help fill them. Along the Red river in Canada, officials have been predicting flooding for weeks, and wheat prices have jumped amid threats to grain shipments. Locally a number of roads remain closed, from gravel to county blacktops and some major highways in the state. Highway 75 south of Madison is still reported as closed as are county roads the cross the Minnesota River in Renville County.

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