Kevin Stoick is the frozen food and dairy manager at an Osgood Hornbacher’s store where the temperature in the freezer is usually set at about -10 °F. Given that the temperature outside is about -40 °F with the wind chill, the freezer might actually feel downright warm.
“The only plus about working in the freezer is there’s no wind chill,” said Stoick, 57. “I enjoy it. I guess if I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t do it.”
Stoick is originally from Selby, S.D., another location not known for its balmy climate.
“Everybody says ‘Why’d you move to Fargo?’ I say, it wasn’t cold enough where I lived,” he said.
Randy Affield, a sanitation manager for nearby Moorhead, was not exactly filled with warm feelings after spending some time working outside on Monday. “It’s pathetically miserable outside,” he said.