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LIVE: More Entertainment Options For 2019 Downtown Fargo Street Fair

Street Fair Adding A Stage For 2019

  This year’s Downtown Fargo Street Fair will be more entertaining. The event takes over Broadway in downtown Fargo Thursday through Saturday, rain or shine. Along with all the vendors and food your normally see, organizers are adding a bunch of entertainment options. New this year, there will be a concert stage with shows starting at noon Friday. There will…

Block 9 Site Workers Make Strides on Downtown Fargo Development

Crews are focusing on setting structural steel, concrete pours and putting the exterior together

FARGO, N.D.– What was once a parking lot will soon be an 18 story multi–use building in the heart of downtown Fargo. The Block 9 project will be a hub for condos, retail space, a hotel and an outdoor plaza. “It’s just great to bring that much energy back into downtown,” Block 9 project manager and Kilbourne Group VP of development and construction…

Emergency Responders Prepare Block 9 Builders With Mock Safety Drill

It's located in the east 200 block of Broadway

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Police, Fargo Fire and F-M Ambulance help construction workers put on a mock safety drill at the Block 9 site. McGough Construction, the contractor behind the project, puts on a safety drill every time conditions at a site change. During the simulation, one of the foremen pretended to be unconscious but still breathing in the deep hole….

Mystery Rock Downtown Turns Out To Be Concrete

A geologist said it appeared to be the largest glacial drop stone to be uncovered from Lake Agassiz sediments.

FARGO, ND – What was first believed to be a centuries-old rock discovered during excavation for the Block 9 development in downtown Fargo turned out to be a chunk of concrete. A geologist said it appeared to be the largest glacial drop stone to be uncovered from Lake Agassiz sediments. He said it supported the long thought belief that huge icebergs were…

Governor Burgum Hears Concerns from High School Students about Fargo’s Future

More kids are thinking about leaving North Dakota for college and for work

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the Midwest, yet Cass County has the most open jobs in all of North Dakota. There are more than 11,000 students in Fargo Public Schools, but some want to leave the state to further their education and careers. “We’re much more limited here, so if we can expand…

Block 9 Project Breaks Ground in Downtown Fargo

The project is set to be completed in 2020

FARGO, N.D. — The Block 9 Project, which will be a landmark building in downtown Fargo come 2020, broke ground. The $117 million project will include a building, plaza, and parking garage. It will be 18 floors and as tall as the Radisson Hotel. The space will be mixed-use and have a boutique hotel and restaurant, condos, and businesses. “We’re really…

Block 9 Groundbreaking Set For Next Week For $117 Million Project

The 18-story high-rise Will Change The Skyline Of Downtown Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — A groundbreaking is set and prep work is starting this week on the Block 9 tower project in downtown Fargo. The groundbreaking will be held next Wednesday. McGough Construction Company says a construction perimeter will be in place on the corner of Broadway and 2nd Avenue North. The arrival of several large cranes will be moving onto…

Deal Is Reached To Keep Prairie Public Broadcasting From Downtown Fargo

Developers of Block 9 have agreed to help pay to get Prairie Public's radio and television signals around the building

FARGO, N.D. — A deal has been reached to help Prairie Public continue to broadcast from its downtown Fargo location after an 18-story building goes up. Developers of Block 9 have agreed to help pay to get Prairie Public’s radio and television signals around the building. A large crowd of Prairie Public supporters turned out for a public meeting last…

Viewers Concerned 18 Story High Rise in Downtown Fargo Could Block Prairie Public’s TV Signal

People voiced their concerns about the project at a town hall meeting

FARGO, N.D. — Prairie Public has been broadcasting from downtown Fargo since 1985, but a proposed 18–story high rise threatens to block the station’s signal. “As soon as I heard about this possibility and I told my kid, she jumped up and said ‘we have to do something about this, I want to go to the meeting,’ and she’s 12, so…

Fargo’s Block 9 Construction Project May Be Delayed

Mahoney says rumblings that the project is in trouble are not true

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, ND — Mayor Mahoney says construction on the Block 9 project could be delayed until next spring. Work on the 18 story building in downtown Fargo was originally planned to start last year. A hotel, offices, condos, a parking garage and a renovated city…