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FARGO—As the storm rages on, homeless shelters in the metro are trying to get as many people out of the elements as they can. "For 12 years this has been where I come to for safety, or help to get me to where I need to go," said Tammy Kail, Shelter Resident. Shelter residents are packing in tight, trying to get out of the winter storm. Churches United employees say all seven shelters are full Sunday night, which is taking up about 350 beds. Show shelters will even go beyond the mattress.
FARGO—Josef's School of Hair Design is moving into the same location as Straus for Men, as they prepare to close. After 57 years, Josef's School of Hair Design is leaving downtown Fargo; it's a bittersweet move for some. "We've been here since 1960, so I was picking up hair clips when I was 4 years old," said Mario Olivieri, School Founder. Olivieri has been there since the beginning. For him, this move is tough, but necessary.
FARGO—Athletes raced against the clock in the first ever mock combine at the NDSU Wellness Center. Sunday afternoon, the courts were set up with the same kind of obstacles the NFL Combine has. Athletes had to jump, dash, and lift their way through each one, and it wasn't easy. "I was definitely trying my hardest. The bench press was the worst," said Ray Hathaway, athlete. Each athlete was timed and compared to scores from the NFL combine last year. They went through each drill three times and saved their best score.
FARGO—A Fargo mom, kicked out of a restaurant for breastfeeding, is determined to change the law, along with an army of advocates. "I don't see myself as a hero. I just see myself as a mom who wants to feed her baby," said Macy Hornung, Breastfeeding advocate. Over the past month local mom, Macy Hornung, has faced controversy, after she was kicked out of Chick-fil-A for breastfeeding. Since then, a group of breastfeeding advocates have rallied behind her, including a state senator.
WEST FARGO—An early morning tank fire lead to a day of smoke covering West Fargo. Many West Fargo residents were asking 'what's happening' as they watched a plume of black smoke rise into the sky Sunday morning. "I looked out the window and there were big black clouds out there," said Duwayne Mitchell, West Fargo Resident. Flames blazed through the air at the Magellan Facility near Main Avenue. The piping connection near a tank caught on fire, burning 1,200 barrels of diesel fuel.
(WDAY)—Cold temps aren't stopping dedicated divers from jumping in the water. This afternoon, nearly 50 people took the plunge for the annual, "Freezin' for a Reason" Polar Plunge. "We walked from the car into here and I was like 'I don't know why I'm doing this' it's so cold!" said Shayla Streit, Participant. Even though it was 20 degrees, they went belly flopping, knowing full well this is for a cause they care about.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—From snowy races to icy art, Detroit Lakes was packed with winter fun at Polar Fest. Runners had an early and cold start Sunday morning for the 4th annual "Snoway But Up" races at Detroit Lake Mountain. They had to race up two miles of ski hills packed with snow and ice. It sounds like a steep challenge, but they called it fun. To avoid slipping, some went sliding. Others skipped the sled and hopped on the wheels for a fat tire bike race that began after runners finished.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—It doesn't matter what your ability level is, everyone was included at Polar Fest. Hope Inc.'s "Adaptive Downhill Skiing" program got people on the powder Sunday afternoon. Four volunteers helped eight kids and adults with mobility challenges ski down the slopes. They meet every Sunday at Detroit Mountain to practice. New skiers in the program say even though the afternoon was fun, it was also heartwarming. "Having people, strangers, care about you and helping you achieve something is emotional," said Lynn Miller, Skier.
FARGO—From scooping to boxing, thousands of people did their part to help feed kids around the world. Volunteers packed into Atonement Church Saturday afternoon. Each one spent two hours scooping, taping, and lifting. Despite the hard work, these faces had nothing but smiles. Over the past two days, more than 2,500 volunteers packed food for the nonprofit "Feed My Starving Children." It was the fourth annual packing event at this church. Four schools, 10 businesses, and 10 churches from around the metro helped pack more than 500,000 meals.
FARGO—For the first time in history, the Regional National Trial Competition was held in Fargo. Seventy-five law students from seven neighboring states competed at the Cass County Courthouse Saturday and Sunday. Students acted as lawyers to defend, or prosecute, in a mock trial. More than 400 volunteers helped with the competition, including a few North Dakota federal judges and all members of the North Dakota Supreme Court. Students said the most challenging part was staying focused for hours at a time.