Fergus Falls Public Works

Fergus Falls Cleans Up After Sunday’s Storm Leaves Mess Scattered Through City

that includes fallen power lines and trees as well as some flooding

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — On average, the Fergus Falls Fire Department responds to a call every couple of days. During Sunday night’s storm, they had 16. “For us to get 16 calls for service in a day is pretty significant especially with that short of a time frame,” said Fergus Falls fire chief Ryan Muchow. The storm hit just after…

Public Works Officials Warn People of the Dangers of Swimming in Standing Water

many people will swim in the water at NP Park in Fergus Falls

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — In addition to cleaning up after the storm, many people will frequently start swimming in the flood waters, and they shouldn’t. While they may look cool and refreshing, the water that builds up in places like NP Park may actually be filled with contaminants. Fergus Falls Public Works director Len Taylor says that includes animal waste,…

City Leaders Remove Ash Trees from Sidewalks in Downtown Fergus Falls

The fear of emerald ash borer and potential for tripping hazards led to the uprooting of the trees

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. —¬†Union Avenue is one of the busiest roads in downtown Fergus Falls, but alongside the traffic are several small boxes on the sidewalk filled with dirt. “The plan started back in 2012 to remove the trees due to a few factors: The emerald ash borer being one. We know that’s migrating across the state, so we wanted…