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Morning headlines: Fargo police, firefighters respond to one car crash near interstate on ramp

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Here is your InForum Minute for Tuesday, May 10.

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Fargo firefighters check out the damage on a car that crashed on the I-94 ramp on 45th Street South, just after midnight Tuesday, May 10.
WDAY News

FARGO — Police and fire crews responded to a single-car crash, near the on ramp to eastbound Interstate 94 off of 45th Street South, just before midnight Tuesday, May 10.

A WDAY photographer found a power box coming out of the grass where it was set, and tire tracks leading up to where it was hit.

The car also had major damage to its front end after the crash.

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Police on scene were seen questioning one man, and giving him a field sobriety test.

The part of the ramp where the crash happened was blocked off for about an hour, as crews investigated. This developing story can be found here.

Fargo plans major projects throughout the city this year

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A view looking south along Interstate 29 of the build-up that will settle over the winter months and lead to construction starting next spring of the Interstate 29 overpass on 64th Avenue South. The build-up is about 20 feet deep with straw covering the clay and dirt for protection.
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FARGO — Assistant City Engineer Tom Knakmuhs estimates roadway construction projects here are about two weeks behind because of the wet, cold weather.

He said they can likely make up the time, but that remains dependent on the weather, too.

"It hurt a lot," he said about the weather. Many times projects can start in early April, with even some work getting under way in March in some years.

Knakmuhs also said it is a bad year for roadways because of the freeze-thaw cycle this spring, causing many of the potholes. Full story here.

City council approves taller build for new south Moorhead apartment complex

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The former Days Inn Hotel is partially demolished Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 600 30th Ave. S., Moorhead.
Michael Vosburg/The Forum

MOORHEAD — Added height was approved for a new four-story apartment building in south Moorhead near Interstate 94 and west of Eighth Street by the Moorhead City Council on Monday night, May 8.

Already the walls have been coming down at the long-vacant Moorhead Days Inn and former Courtney’s Comedy Club to make way for the 204-unit apartment complex. It will be 52 feet at its highest point, which was above the 45-foot limit in city zoning.

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Council member Deb White said she was happy to see that West Fargo-based Enclave Companies is working with neighbors to address concerns, including a church just to the north. Full story here.

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