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(AP)   Not News: tall snow banks in North Dakota. News: dog uses one to climb onto roof of house. On second thought, I take that back...that's still Not News   (hosted.ap.org) divider line 61
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2009-02-11 05:53:20 PM  
Slow news day apparently.
 
2009-02-11 08:45:44 PM  
Aaaand this article is why Fark was started.
 
2009-02-11 08:46:10 PM  
Don't you mean SNOW news day?

/got nuttin'
//nuttin' to work wit'
 
2009-02-11 08:46:17 PM  
Being able to climb on roofs from snow drifts is not uncommon in the frozen north.
 
2009-02-11 08:49:02 PM  
Just wait until all this snow starts melting. Then there will be news.
 
2009-02-11 08:49:23 PM  
As a ND resident... I can say that this is pretty much par for the course.
 
2009-02-11 08:50:08 PM  
Schnell said they were "very cooperative, very nice people," who were "very surprised" their dog was on the roof.

So the owners came home, the dog came down on his own. Does this mean they cooperated by not calling the cops on the idiot neighbor who was throwing shiat into their yard?
 
2009-02-11 08:50:11 PM  
As a former Minot resident, I'm just happy that news from there doesn't include shiat exploding or teachers making asses of themselves.
 
2009-02-11 08:51:37 PM  
Sweet, a North Dakota thread.

Since there really isn't much to talk about here, I'm pretty much sticking around for the ND party that is to commence.

/commence
 
2009-02-11 08:52:59 PM  
The question, what did the dog bite?
 
2009-02-11 08:54:06 PM  
Hey, We dont have a lot going on in ND, seems like news to me, lol
 
2009-02-11 08:54:54 PM  
You mean global warming banks submitter.
 
2009-02-11 08:56:06 PM  
Two items that interested me...

First, the dog is a mirror image of my dog...

i150.photobucket.com

Second, look for "Blizzard of 77" in the wikipedia and you'll see this picture..

upload.wikimedia.org

That picture was taken across the street and a few houses down from my house. We were walking onto rooftops of all the houses on that side of the street.
 
2009-02-11 08:56:14 PM  
Location: in and around Shaggy Butte
 
2009-02-11 08:57:15 PM  
lordargent: You mean global warming banks submitter.

Is that the bank they put the climate change money in?
 
2009-02-11 09:02:23 PM  
Well, looks like we've got every citizen of North Dakota in the thread, except for Ethel. She's been at the hospeetal in Farrrgoooo.
 
2009-02-11 09:03:32 PM  
We did this all the time as kids in South Dakota. At least until Mom yelled at us.
 
2009-02-11 09:05:28 PM  
The dog looked comfortable, seemed to be perfectly safe, and wasn't wandering onto other folks property. What the hell was the problem?
 
2009-02-11 09:05:50 PM  
RogermcAllen: Schnell said they were "very cooperative, very nice people," who were "very surprised" their dog was on the roof.

So the owners came home, the dog came down on his own. Does this mean they cooperated by not calling the cops on the idiot neighbor who was throwing shiat into their yard?


Yep, pretty much how it happens up in the frozen north. We kinda get along with a majority of our neighbors. In fact, unlike how Katrina played out, folks around here would share their generators food or even homes with neighbors during a crisis (like the 97 flood). No looting, no shooting, no biatching about compensation or how slow the government was to respond...we took care of our own and were pleasently surprised when the feds showed up and started helping too.



Chaim Witz: Just wait until all this snow starts melting. Then there will be news.

Just wait? Where have you been...under a rock? The eastern part of the state lost most of its snow the last few days. We have more standing water than snow right now...

Helmi_17: As a ND resident... I can say that this is pretty much par for the course.

This.
/that
//and the other thing
 
2009-02-11 09:07:15 PM  
Damn, looks like another reason not to live in Minot. Until all the rain here in Fargo freezes, and it becomes Iceville.

Although playing Frisbee with a border collie across rooftops sounds appealing right now.
 
2009-02-11 09:08:35 PM  
Cute dog thread??



/Cmon, you know you want it to be
 
2009-02-11 09:10:49 PM  
Bschott007: Just wait? Where have you been...under a rock? The eastern part of the state lost most of its snow the last few days. We have more standing water than snow right now...

Snows also gone in MN. Its been farking raining here - my backyard is a mud pit (one that freezes at night).
 
2009-02-11 09:11:02 PM  
A guy I know who is from California was commenting on the midwestern "accent" the other day.

"Say bag"
"Beyg"
"NO, bag"
"Beyg"
"Fine, say wagon"
"Weygon"

I chimed in. "I'm teykin my weygon to the store to get some malk, then I'm gonna warsh it in the crick!"
 
2009-02-11 09:11:13 PM  
You know, reading something like this is much cooler (for me) than reading of 47 dead childrens.

/I didn't say 47 dead hookers
 
2009-02-11 09:13:22 PM  
Bschott007:
Chaim Witz: Just wait until all this snow starts melting. Then there will be news.

Just wait? Where have you been...under a rock? The eastern part of the state lost most of its snow the last few days. We have more standing water than snow right now...


Right, but that melt isn't going anywhere. It's still going to be a nasty spring - especially with three more months of snow to go. It all comes down to how fast the thaw is in March/April.
 
2009-02-11 09:13:58 PM  
gunface: Damn, looks like another reason not to live in Minot. Until all the rain here in Fargo freezes, and it becomes Iceville.

Although playing Frisbee with a border collie across rooftops sounds appealing right now.


So true (on all accounts). Would you agree though that folks around here are, on average, fairly decent and willing to help when asked?
 
2009-02-11 09:15:16 PM  
Charlie Freak: Bschott007:
Chaim Witz: Just wait until all this snow starts melting. Then there will be news.

Just wait? Where have you been...under a rock? The eastern part of the state lost most of its snow the last few days. We have more standing water than snow right now...

Right, but that melt isn't going anywhere. It's still going to be a nasty spring - especially with three more months of snow to go. It all comes down to how fast the thaw is in March/April.


True. The state National Guard is already asking for volunteers for help with possible flooding in the Valley.
 
2009-02-11 09:16:45 PM  
seveword: A guy I know who is from California was commenting on the midwestern "accent" the other day.

"Say bag"
"Beyg"
"NO, bag"
"Beyg"
"Fine, say wagon"
"Weygon"

I chimed in. "I'm teykin my weygon to the store to get some malk, then I'm gonna warsh it in the crick!"


That was me my first year here. I still give my wife shiat for the way she says those exact same words.
 
2009-02-11 09:16:57 PM  
Charlie Freak: Bschott007:
Chaim Witz: Just wait until all this snow starts melting. Then there will be news.

Just wait? Where have you been...under a rock? The eastern part of the state lost most of its snow the last few days. We have more standing water than snow right now...


Right, but that melt isn't going anywhere. It's still going to be a nasty spring - especially with three more months of snow to go. It all comes down to how fast the thaw is in March/April.


Well, the emergency groups were saying that a lot of the melt is going into the rivers, lakes and streams. For the eastern part of the state, they said if we didn't get a ton of snow (like so often happens in Feb/March) the flooding wouldn't be as bad as if the rains and higher winter temps missed us and the snow stayed.

I agree it will be a bad spring, but thankfully it looks like we won't have a repeat of the 97 flood (like there was a fear may happen)
 
2009-02-11 09:18:37 PM  
Bschott007: gunface: Damn, looks like another reason not to live in Minot. Until all the rain here in Fargo freezes, and it becomes Iceville.

Although playing Frisbee with a border collie across rooftops sounds appealing right now.

So true (on all accounts). Would you agree though that folks around here are, on average, fairly decent and willing to help when asked?


I would agree. Although I'm out in Fargo now and spent my fair share of time in the Bis, growing up on a farm during that '97 blizzard was the only convincing I needed that people are more than willing to help out.

That's not to say that people in B-town, Fargo or the other cities weren't helping each other out immensely.
 
2009-02-11 09:19:03 PM  
This is a picture of my butt.
 
2009-02-11 09:19:18 PM  
People, people, we're missing the point here.

Combined with this story, the rare "Mammals on a Rooftop" trifecta is in play.
 
2009-02-11 09:21:57 PM  
As a lad in Buffalo, I walked up a snowbank to the roof of a gymnasium with a classmate. Next thing you know a town police officer was there to take us to jail. We had to call our parents to pick us up.
 
2009-02-11 09:26:15 PM  
Bschott007: Charlie Freak: Bschott007:
Chaim Witz: Just wait until all this snow starts melting. Then there will be news.

Just wait? Where have you been...under a rock? The eastern part of the state lost most of its snow the last few days. We have more standing water than snow right now...


Right, but that melt isn't going anywhere. It's still going to be a nasty spring - especially with three more months of snow to go. It all comes down to how fast the thaw is in March/April.

Well, the emergency groups were saying that a lot of the melt is going into the rivers, lakes and streams. For the eastern part of the state, they said if we didn't get a ton of snow (like so often happens in Feb/March) the flooding wouldn't be as bad as if the rains and higher winter temps missed us and the snow stayed.

I agree it will be a bad spring, but thankfully it looks like we won't have a repeat of the 97 flood (like there was a fear may happen)


Pardon my naivete, but isn't the Red still frozen? I saw it was still pretty much frozen solid on Sunday and I can't imagine two days of rain unfroze it.
 
2009-02-11 09:27:36 PM  
As of this afternoon the Red was still frozen. Although I did see some kids on the riverbank with a couple of blowtorches...
 
2009-02-11 09:33:44 PM  
Dog climbs onto a snowbank covered roof you say? So the prophecies were true after all. And with this it has begun... the dawning of the age of the dog on a snowy roof.

/I am being so sincere right now
 
2009-02-11 09:40:07 PM  
Ah, North Dakota. It's like Saskatchewan with nukes.
 
2009-02-11 09:44:32 PM  
I've always thought of it as Manitoba with nukes. Saskatchewan, like Alberta, seems a bit too grizzled.

But I'm only from Canada when I meet people from the East Coast who think ND is farther north than the Northwest Territories.
 
2009-02-11 09:45:44 PM  
In 1997, the town I had just moved from flooded - twice. The house I had lived in was under water - twice.

/so glad I left the Red River valley
 
2009-02-11 10:00:04 PM  
"Just when you think you've seen it all," he said with a chuckle.

Snow news day indeed.
 
2009-02-11 10:03:43 PM  
Huskadoodle : Is that the bank they put the climate change money in?

They also issue carbon credit cards.
 
2009-02-11 10:06:26 PM  
Grew up in eastern Ontario, used to toboggan off the roof on a regular basis. Everyone on the RR Postal codes has two mailboxes, one several feet above the road. Many older houses (100 yrs +) have these wierd doors to no-where on the second floor, no balcony or stair just a door.
People new to a place often have no idea why some thing are done in particular ways, they usually find out the hard way. Some one in my old home town built a garge for his Hummer and Lexus in a place I have seen 6 feet of fast running melt-water.
 
2009-02-11 10:25:48 PM  
in december i was by the north dakota border and i broke soem air lines on my truck and i went outside to fix em when ti was around minus 50 with the windchill. i got real bad frost bite on my legs and i was only outside for like 5 mins and the frostbite marks are still there :P
 
2009-02-11 10:28:48 PM  
This house is across the street from mine, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.

/seriously....
//had to shovel my roof today
///used a step ladder to get on it
 
2009-02-11 10:30:13 PM  
Dknsvsbl: Some one in my old home town built a garge for his Hummer and Lexus in a place I have seen 6 feet of fast running melt-water.

Sounds like someone got ...

carried away.

//YEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAHH
 
2009-02-11 10:33:27 PM  
I shot a picture like that once, captioned it 'Fido on the Roof' and everybody got a laugh out of it. It tricked them into thinking I shot a great picture on a no-news day.
 
2009-02-11 10:37:45 PM  
Why in gawd's name would you want to live somewhere that gets that much snow?
 
2009-02-11 11:15:13 PM  
Oldiron_79: Why in gawd's name would you want to live somewhere that gets that much snow?

Why in gods name would someone want to live someplace that has no water, is so hot, and prone to earthquakes?

California's 3 seasons, "hot", "less hot", and "On Fire"

North Dakota's 4 Seasons, "Winter", "Spring", "Road Construction", "Fall". The seasons are kind of hit and miss, we were getting lots of Spring a few days ago. Yes, rain in February in North Dakota.
 
2009-02-11 11:22:37 PM  
Oldiron_79: Why in gawd's name would you want to live somewhere that gets that much snow?

i9.photobucket.com
 
2009-02-11 11:28:15 PM  
I expected a "lots of dogs" picture, and was disappointed.

/If I had it I'd post it.
 
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