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Published January 27, 2014, 12:00 PM

WDAY News - Noon Update

Fargo-Moorhead (WDAY TV) - Welcome to the WDAY 6 news update this Monday afternoon.

By: Lane Zyvoloski, WDAY

Fargo-Moorhead (WDAY TV) - Welcome to the WDAY 6 news update this Monday afternoon.

I-29 and I-94 have been reopened throughout North Dakota and Minnesota today. In Minnesota, state Highway 210 has opened from Breckenridge to Fergus Falls along with Highway 10 from Moorhead to Detroit Lakes and state Highway 2 from East Grand Forks to Crookston.

In North Dakota, all no travel advisories have been lifted. State Highway 13 has been re-opened from I-29 to Wahpeton. Wday.com will have all the latest information on road closings. You can also call 511.

A pipeline explosion near Winnipeg is causing a natural gas shortage. But the good news: that shortage is expected to ease as early as tonight.

Xcel Energy is urging natural gas customers to turn their thermostats to 60 degrees while pipeline repairs are made. According to the company's website, the conservation request is expected to lift later today.

Customers received phone calls from energy companies that use gas from that pipeline. Customers of Great Plains Natural Gas are no longer being asked to reduce their usage.

We will find out today the name of the man who died in a house fire in Devils Lake Saturday. Firefighters were called to the house on the corner of seventh street Northeast and Ninth Avenue around seven o-clock in the morning. Authorities believe the blaze started in the basement of the house. The man's dog also died.

Minnesota expects to start selling bonds today for the new $1 billion dollar Vikings stadium.

This comes after a two week delay in the program when a few people in Minneapolis challenged whether the bonds were constitutional.

The stadium, which will be on the Metrodome site in downtown Minneapolis, is set to open in July 2016. The construction of the Vikings stadium is bringing thousands of jobs to Minnesota.

The sports facilities authority says the project will employ 7,500 workers, but the stadium isn't the only major project. There's the St. Criox Bridge, as well as the St. Paul Saints stadium and workers will be in high demand.

A Hermantown, Minnesota teenager is turning a personal challenge into a campaign for charity. 17-year-old Rudy Hummel has been sleeping in a snow cave in his backyard since June 7th.

Saturday night, he chose to sleep in an ice house that Habitat for Humanity built him in a Duluth courtyard.

Rudy Hummel: "Habitat for Humanity is a fairly simple parallel to what I'm doing because some people don't get to make that choice to sleep outside. Some people have to sleep outside all year round no matter what, so Habitat for Humanity builds homes for those people."

You can donate to Rudy Hummel's causes at snoreoutdoors.com.

Check out today's Forum: Senator Heidi Heitkamp has invited a retired guardsman in Moorhead to accompany her to The President's State of the Union address Tuesday in Washington. That story in today’s Forum.

And tune in to WDAY 6 News tonight: Reporter Drew Trafton investigates a question many in our area ask during this cold time of year: Why do we live here?

Now time for our retweet of the day.

According to the Businessweek article, Crest marketing team says the new toothpaste is “a whole new world of deliciousness for toothbrushes everywhere.” What do YOU think? Tell us your opinion on our twitter handle, @WDAYnews. You can find me as well @LaneWDAY.

Thanks for joining us this afternoon. There’s more news tonight at 5, 6 and 10 on WDAY. We'll see you back here on wday.com tomorrow morning at 9 for more updates.

Have a great Monday.