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Cone Zone Time: West Fargo Road Work to Begin in April

The city will make improvements to 12th Avenue Northeast, 9th Street East and 13th Avenue East and First Avenue East

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — Road work in West Fargo will kick into high gear in early April. The city will make improvements to 12th Avenue Northeast, 9th Street East and 13th Avenue East and First Avenue East. Crews will complete a two-year construction project on 12th to update 2.5 miles of rural, two-lane road from County Road 17 to…

President Trump Approves Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline

Critics say a finished Keystone pipeline threatens one of the world's largest underground fresh water deposits along with other environmental problems

  NATIONAL — Construction on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline was officially approved by the Trump administration. This reverses President Obama’s previous decision to block construction on the pipeline which feeds oil from Canada to a network of other pipelines in Nebraska. Critics say a finished Keystone pipeline threatens one of the world’s largest underground fresh water deposits along…

Energy Transfer Partners Report Coordinated Attacks at DAPL Construction Site

Company officials say the project remains on track to start moving oil this week between North Dakota and Illinois

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — The company building the Dakota Access pipeline claims that there have been coordinated physical attacks along the line. The brief court filing late Monday from Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners didn’t detail the attacks, but said they “pose threats to life, physical safety and the environment.” Company officials say the project remains on track to start…

Judge Refuses Tribes’ Request to Stop Oil from Flowing into Dakota Access pipeline

Boasberg says a "critical factor'' is the tribes' appeal is unlikely to succeed

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — A federal judge has refused to head off the imminent flow of oil in the disputed Dakota Access pipeline. Judge James Boasberg has denied a request by the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes to stop oil from flowing while they appeal his earlier decision allowing pipeline construction to finish. Boasberg says a “critical…

Fargo Planning Commission Approves Demolition of Rental Units Near NDSU

The Fargo Planning Commission has approved a zoning change for the $23 million project

  FARGO, N.D. — Nearly two dozen rental houses near NDSU will be demolished to make way for a new student housing and retail complex. The Fargo Planning Commission has approved a zoning change for the $23 million project. It needs final approval by the city commission. It’s located on the 1600 block of North University Drive, directly across from…

Look Out Drivers: Fargo’s 2017 Construction Season Gets an Early Start

Favorable weather conditions is allowing work on 32nd Ave South to begin next week.

FARGO, N.D. — The dreaded construction season is making an early comeback this year. City workers said orange cones could go up as soon as Monday. Remember 2016’s road construction on 13th Ave South? A new project in 2017 could look similar. City workers say if 32nd Ave South by Interstate 29 is on your work commute, you might want…

Judge Rules Against Standing Rock, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes on DAPL

The Army Corps and Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners had said the claim was lacking

  WASHINGTON D.C. — It’s another loss in federal court for the Sioux tribes. Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled against their efforts to stop the Dakota Access pipeline. A lawsuit was brought by the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes saying the pipeline threatens their right to practice their…

Protesters, American Indians Gather in Washington D.C. for March

On Friday, a two mile march is planned to the White House, where a rally is scheduled

  WASHINGTON D.C. — American Indians are gathering in Washington, D.C. to march on the White House. There will be four days of protests against the Trump administration and the Dakota Access pipeline. Starting Tuesday, tribal members and supporters plan to camp each day on the National Mall, with tee-pees, a ceremonial fire, cultural workshops and speakers. On Friday, a…

Lawsuit May Halt Construction on Dakota Access Pipeline

The tribes say the pipeline threatens their right to practice their religion, which relies on clean water

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — A federal judge says he’ll likely decide within a week whether to temporarily halt construction of the final section of the Dakota Access pipeline. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg held a hearing in a lawsuit brought by the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes, but he didn’t immediately rule. The tribes say the pipeline…

Warm Weather Helps Local Construction Get a Head Start

With a warmer than usual Fargo February, will the orange cones come back early?

FARGO, N.D. — For some, the construction season is never over. A warmer than normal February means more progress on new buildings. But will road construction make an early return? Fargo city engineers say even though you could go outside without a jacket, the underground frost will prevent early road construction. But some house builders said even if it’s below…