Dispute over plan to cut down 82 trees in Lindenwood Park

"It's not just the trees its also the inhabitants, it's also the margins that's going to be in and around those new and exposed trees."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – People are speaking out against an improvement project at Lindenwood Park. “It’s a road improvement project so what it entails is essentially creating a new road loop for Roger Maris Drive,” Fargo Parks District Parks Director Dave Bietz said. The loop is in major need of improvements says Bietz. “The existing road as it is right…

Xcel Power Crews Work Around Fargo To Restore Power

Large amounts of standing water slows down the process as crews have to navigate safely.

FARGO,N.D. — Flooded roads and dozens of businesses being left in dark have Xcel Energy crews busy. Including 19 Street North near the Fargodome. “Lighting and that storm coming through, kind of what we saw is about seven to eight thousand customers out,” Account Manager For Xcel Energy Shawn Paschke said. Multiple downed power lines were caused by either fallen…

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…

Snow-battered Trees Present New Dangers For Fargo-Moorhead

After last weeks snowstorm, trees in our region are presenting new dangers for pedestrians and motorists.

If you’ve been around the Concordia and MSUM campuses over the weekend, you’re no stranger to downed branches, damaged trees and a mess near the roads. Moorhead Public Works isn’t either. It has been overwhelmed with calls ranging from branch pickups to tree removals. “We are prioritizing our workload right now, so our top priority is downed trees and dangerous…

Snow Leaves Downed Trees and Branches in Fargo

The city is cleaning up before the next snowfall hits

FARGO, N.D- Trees and branches collapsed on homes, cars and streets as part of the region got hit with the first snowfall of the season. As areas of North Dakota and Minnesota got hit with 12–36 inches of snow, Fargo’s biggest issue after the snowfall was the downed trees and branches that blocked main streets and residential areas. “The snow…

How to keep trees and shrubs healthy during winter

The secret to helping trees survive winter is adjusting a care routine to suit seasonal growing conditions.

FARGO, N.D.- With winter hitting the region, it’s important to keep plants safe in the frigid temperatures. Plant experts tell us it’s also a good idea to mulch your trees and shrubs. It insulates soil and tree roots against extreme temperatures and slows water loss from soil. Keep trees, especially those newly–planted, well–watered through the fall until the ground freezes….

Yearly Event Focuses on Replanting Trees Along Red River

It also teaches students the importance of taking care of the environment

FARGO-MOORHEAD – Students were among the volunteers who took the day off to give back to nature. They are planting thousands of trees and shrubs alongside the Red River to help sustain the river bank, build it up and help the water quality. “We love to have students out here actively engaged, getting dirty, planting the trees, so they’re learning…

Nearly 550 Customers Without Power After Storms Hit Fergus Falls

High winds downed trees and power lines Sunday afternoon

FERGUS FALLS, MN — Severe weather in lakes country takes out power to hundreds of people in Fergus Falls. Otter Tail Power says around 550 customers lost power. High winds downed trees and power lines Sunday afternoon. As of 8:16 p.m., crews were working to restore service.   Categories: Local News, Minnesota News Tags: FERGUS FALLS, OTTER TAIL POWER, trees,…

What a National Christmas Tree Shortage Means for Fargo-Moorhead

Part of the shortage is because less people were planting trees during the 2008 recession

  FARGO, N.D. — A national tree shortage means a real Christmas tree could be harder to come by in parts of the U.S. this year. KVRR’s Danielle Church tells us what it means for both sellers and shoppers in the metro who are looking to bring the outdoors inside this holiday season. For some Christmas tree shoppers, buying a real…

Hundreds of Kids Help to “Reforest the Red”

they planted more than 4,500 trees

FARGO, N.D. — The River Keepers bring hundreds of people together to reforest patches along the Red River. In fact, they found just the right rhythm while planting 4,500 trees and shrubs to areas along the Red River in under 24 hours. “It’s very difficult for this area to naturally regenerate. Deer is one thing and heavy waters is another at certain times…