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42nd Annual Spud Valley Hobby Show goes on

The show took place at the Delta Hotels by Marriott in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — The Spud Valley Model Railroad Club puts on its 42nd annual Hobby Show in Fargo despite rising coronavirus cases in the metro. The show featured model train sets, real and model railroad items, as well as vintage and collectible die-cast and farming items. Event organizers say they were worried following Gov. Doug Burgum’s announcement to move Cass…

City of Moorhead awarded $62 million for 11th Street railroad underpass

The city says construction on the underpass could begin as early as 2023.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The City of Moorhead was granted funding for a railroad underpass on 11 Street. The Minnesota Legislature granted $110 million to the Minnesota Department of transportation, $62 million of which will be used for the underpass project in Moorhead. Mayor Judd said, “This is a long time coming for Moorhead. The public safety concerns and traffic gridlock issues that…

Once Popular McDonald’s In Fargo Reduced To Rubble

BNSF Railway Owns The Land And says it has no immediate plans

FARGO, N.D. — McDonald’s on Main Avenue in Fargo is no more. Crews are working to demolish the structure. BNSF Railway, which owns the land, says the franchise owner terminated the lease at the end of 2019. A notice was given to customers on New Year’s Day announcing the closing and inviting people to visit other McDonald’s locations in Fargo,…

Railroad Crossing to Close in Grand Forks for Construction

The project will start Saturday September 21st and last approximately 5 days.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–A common railroad crossing in Grand Forks is set to close in order to replace the tracks. Grand Forks County in conjunction with BNSF and the City of Grand Forks will close 32nd Ave S at the railroad crossing between S 69th St and S 48th St for the replacement of the railroad crossings. The project will start…

Converting Railroad Bridge into Pedestrian Bridge Feasible but Expensive

The report concluded that repurposing the bridge would cost almost $6.9 million.

BISMARCK, N.D.– A study finds that converting a historic North Dakota railroad bridge into a pedestrian bridge can be done but it would be expensive. Landscape architecture professors at North Dakota State University looked at repurposing the Bismarck-Mandan Rail Bridge as a footbridge. The Bismarck Tribune reports the report concluded that would cost almost $6.9 million. Proponents of saving the…

Cone Zone: Center Street in West Fargo

A truck hit it last Wednesday morning

  WEST FARGO, ND — A section of Center Street in West Fargo will be closed this week. Crews will begin work on Tuesday to repair a damaged railroad underpass. A truck hit it last Wednesday morning. No serious injuries were reported, but the truck was heavily damaged. Center Street will be closed from Main Avenue to 7th Avenue Northeast…

West Fargo Bridge Undergoing Damage Assessments After Crash

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption WEST FARGO, ND — Damage assessments are under way after a truck hit a railroad overpass in West Fargo. The crash happened this morning on Center Street, just north of Main Avenue. No serious injuries were reported, but the truck driver may have struck his head on the windshield. The…

Fire Officials Release New Details Behind Grand Forks Bridge Fire Investigation

The fire started near the base of the bridge on the west side closest to the bike path

  GRAND FORKS, ND — The Grand Forks Fire Department says the fire at a downtown railroad bridge was caused by a human act. But they say the fire cannot be classified as incendiary or accidental at this time. The fire was reported on Friday and resulted in damage to the railroad bridge structure and surrounding components. The fire started…

Moorhead Underpass has a “Better Than 50-50 Chance”

A $42 million bill which would fund a railroad underpass is likely to pass according to Senator Kent Eken.

A Twin Valley senator says Moorhead has a “better than 50-50 chance” of getting a railroad underpass. This $42 million bill would be used to build an underpass at the intersection of Main Avenue and 21st Street. Senator Kent Eken is the main sponsor of this bill saying Moorhead “badly needs” this to pass for public safety reasons. They say…