FARGO-MOORHEAD — Blowing and shoveling are two sounds that come with any winter in the Midwest, and for Brian Arett, of Moorhead, it isn't his first time around the block.
"I've lived here my whole life, so I've moved a lot of snow," he said. "I'm out, just kind of having fun. I mean, that's what we do in Minnesota."
Arett has lived on his block in Moorhead for eight years.
In that time, he's done more than just help himself out during big snowstorms.
"I was waiting for the snowplow to come by, so I did a few neighbors' (driveways) while we were waiting," Arett said. "One is an older lady that can't move this kind of snow."
On the Fargo side, Mark Speral was shoveling starting at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
He said he also enjoys doing neighbors a favor.
"I don't mind doing it; it's a little exercise for me, and gets me out of the house," Speral said. "If it's too windy, I don't like it."
The weather on Sunday, Dec. 1, brings back a special memory for Speral that happened a few years ago.
"I think it was my son and daughter-in-law's wedding was on this day, and we had about 6 or 8 inches that day," he said.
Whether you think the snow rocks or blows, most around the F-M area believe this weather is "snow" problem for them.
"Getting out and doing this is a way of enjoying winter," Arett said. "If you don't enjoy winter, you shouldn't live around here."