Massive project underway on Hwy 34 in Minnesota

MINNESOTA (KVRR) – A massive project is underway in lakes country, as the Minnesota Department of Transportation begins the work on Highway 34. The project is a 21-mile stretch between Osage and Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. “So this is just a reconstruct project, milling, overlay and the replacement of culverts,” said Aundie Curtiss, project engineer with MNDOT. “21 miles for a…

Fargo Main Avenue construction shifts to paving between Broadway to 7th Street

Speeds are reduced in the work zone.

FARGO, N.D. – Crews are making progress on the Main Avenue reconstruction project in Fargo. The road remains closed to traffic between east of University Drive to west of the 10th Street South underpass bridge as well as west of 8th Street South and Broadway. “We are currently starting as of today, paving operations from Broadway to about 7th street….

Jordahl & Associates Planning Revitalization Project in Moorhead

They presented their plan to the Moorhead Economic Development Authority last week

MOORHEAD, Minn. — There could be new businesses popping up not long from now when you get off of I–94 in Moorhead. The old Family Fare building has been empty for some time, but it was part of many shoppers’ routines when it was open. “I really miss it. It was very convenient. I’d definitely like to see that grow…

Fargo Families Make Pinwheels at Plains Art Museum’s Kidquest

Families create different art projects every month

FARGO, N.D. — Families in Fargo are putting pastels to pinwheels. The Plains Art Museum is putting on its monthly Kidquest event, where families can walk through the museum and create an art project together. This month, they’re making plastic pinwheels and decorating them using markers and oil pastels. They’re allowed to make two pinwheels: one for themselves, and one for…

City of Moorhead Holds Open House on Center Avenue Improvement Project

The project runs from the Red River to 8th Street

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The city of Moorhead held an open house for people to learn more about plans for the Center Avenue improvement project. The project is a mill-and-overlay project that’s designed to help with traffic flow and make it better for pedestrians. The project runs on Center Avenue from the Red River to 8th Street. Construction is expected to start…

Liberty Middle School Students Test Projects to Put Out Kitchen Fires

They tested three materials: sand, baking soda, and salt

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Seventh graders at Liberty Middle School are putting their fire-fighting projects to the test. They had an assignment to pick a project that would help solve a problem in the community. “We decided to do kitchen fires because we know it’s a serious problem not just here, but everywhere,” Jackson Windle said. They tested three materials to…

Moorhead Public Service Wants Your Help; What Designs Should Be on the Next Water Tower?

Visual representation often speaks louder than words

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Public Service is building a new water tower in the Southside Neighborhood and wants to know what you think it should look like. The same two artists who have designed the last two are part of the project and share their thoughts at the first open forum. Moorhead Public Service is asking for ideas to put…

Red Sand Project Raises Awareness for Human Trafficking

The group invited people to fill cracks in the sidewalk with red sand

FARGO, N.D. — If you walk downtown, you’ll notice something different in the cracks of the sidewalks. NDSU started a local chapter of the Red Sand Project, which is a national organization raising awareness for human trafficking. They invited people walking along Broadway to fill the cracks of the sidewalks with red sand. Human trafficking affects more than 40 million people worldwide,…

F-M Science Alliance Gives Kids Hands-On Activities at Red River Market

There was t-rex foot puzzle, a fossil dig, and chemistry lab

FARGO, N.D. — The farmer’s market isn’t just about food; there’s also opportunities for kids to expand their knowledge. The F–M Science Alliance had a booth where kids could play while also doing some hands–on learning. There was a T–rex foot puzzle, a fossil dig, and a chemistry lab where they could make a colorful slimy substance. Those with the Science…