Public Works

New Fargo City Budget For 2021 Includes New Staff, Vehicles and Taxes

The proposal would increase the general expense fund by 4 million dollars.

FARGO, N.D. — The city of Fargo has released its newest budget proposal for 2021. The budget includes increasing staff, including the public works department and adding a community outreach coordinator. It also asks the city for a new fire truck, to replace old police vehicles and purchase new construction equipment to combat potholes and snow removal. The proposal would…

Wahpeton Is Left With No Power After Overnight Storm

There was also a lot of toppled trees and branches throughout the city.

WAHPETON, N.D.- The winds from the storm toppled many trees and left the whole city without power at around two o’clock this morning. “We did lose electricity in the city, most of the city was down for a period of time,” says Public Works Director Dennis Miranowski. “There were a considerable amount of large trees that came down as well…

Fargo-Moorhead Area Deals Winter Storm

As conditions worsen Emptying says it's best to just get off the road as quickly and safely as possible.

FARGO-MOORHEAD – In West Fargo plows are steaming through across the streets and avenues of the town. This route is just one of many the city is going to be making throughout the weekend. “We are kind of running two shifts a day crew and a night crew just waiting out the storm and see what it’s going to do…

Fargo Public Works Crews Continue Clearing Roads

Drivers should still be extra cautious over the next few days

FARGO, N.D. — The team at Fargo Public Works says there’s only one way to describe the state of city roads. “Icy. There’s some ice out there that we’re turning our — that’s our main focus today is dealing with some of the ice from the event this weekend, and we’re using some equipment to cut it off,” says Fargo…

Fargo Public Works Encouraging Drivers To Be Safe On The Roads

They're also being reminded to keep their lights on for other drivers

FARGO, N.D. — The City of Fargo is hard at work to clear the roads. The snowfall is leaving roadsides in slippery conditions as plow trucks move through to clear the streets. Drivers are being encouraged to drive slowly on city roads to keep from sliding. They’re also being reminded to keep their lights on for other drivers. Currently, Fargo…

Fargo Tackles Winter Weather

"You got to be prepared for someone else who makes a mistake, so it's what we go through doesn't really matter if the sun shines or if it's a cloudy slippery day, defensive driving."

FARGO N.D — With harsh conditions, Fargo crews are hard at work to take care of the late night winter storms. They’re leaving most of the valley under advisory warnings. The city of Fargo went into action earlier in the night and gave advice for drivers looking to use the roads. “You got to be prepared for someone else who…

Broken Water Main Floods Moorhead Store Overnight

It took public works crews about 90 minutes to find the shut-off and stop the water break.

MOORHEAD, MN– A broken water main resulted in a big mess at the CVS Pharmacy on 30th Avenue South in Moorhead. Police Sgt. Scott Kostohryz says officers responded to motion alarms at the store around 1:30 a.m. Friday and discovered water flowing inside the store from a broken water main. Kostohryz says it was like a waterfall coming out once…

Moorhead Public Works Has All Crews Out Clearing Streets After Storm

Some crew members have been working seventy to ninety hours a week

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Public Works has all their crews out clearing the streets after yet another storm. The department says they’ve plowed all primary streets and are working on residential neighborhoods. Some have been working seventy to ninety hours a week. Within the past few weeks, the department has been working on everything from potholes to snow to sandbagging. “This…

People with Disabilities Want Residents, Businesses to Clear Icy Sidewalks

One group calls on residents and businesses to diligently remove snow from public surfaces

FARGO, N.D. — People with disabilities across the metro are having a tougher time getting from place to place in the winter. For Carey McWilliams, walking down the street during the winter could be a challenge. “Snow is kind of the blind person’s fog, it gets rid of any lines to the ground you might have that you can navigate from….

Fargo Public Works Clears Neighborhoods, Hauls Snow to Dump Sites

They say they have about 160 cul-de-sacs to get to

FARGO, N.D. — After the blizzard last week and another storm Monday, there’s still lots of cleanup for the Public Works department to do around the city. Truckload after truckload of snow has been going into dump sites around the city. Public Works says they’ve been focusing on hauling snow out of cul–de–sacs– and there are about 160 of them they…