Police Station

Under budget and ahead of schedule

Things are moving along well in the construction of the new Fergus Falls police station — so well, in fact, that the construction is about a month ahead of schedule and around $250,000 under budget. That’s according to City Engineer Dan Edwards, who said that a confluence of good construction conditions have made for smooth […]

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FF police station bid 4 percent under budget

The low bid for the new public safety facility in Fergus Falls came in about four percent under budget, architect David Shultz told the city’s finance committee this morning. At the finance committee meeting, members recommended that the council accept a bid from Ebert Construction, of Corcoran, for $3.55 million. The construction budget for the […]

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Council confident in police station

After a Monday night decision, members of the Fergus Falls City Council said they are dedicated to seeing the new police station project through to its summer 2013 completion date. “Right now, we’ve got our city law enforcement renting two spaces and basically at the will of the landlords,” said Ward Three alderman Jay Cichosz. […]

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Council OKs new police station

After months of debate and fact-finding, the Fergus Falls City Council decided to begin work on a new police station across from city hall, between Washington and Junius avenues. A consensus was reached at a work session Monday, and the official vote came during the meeting. The $5.8 million structure will likely be paid for […]

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Council: Downtown best site for station

The short list for the new Fergus Falls police station site got one site shorter on Tuesday, when the city council reached a consensus to move forward on one of the downtown sites, eliminating the old U Motors building from consideration. The council should have a final site selected by early October. The consensus was […]

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Police station options examined

The Fergus Falls city council now faces three options for where to construct a police station. Each one of them has their pros and cons. The location across from city hall is still the site that city staff recommends. Most importantly, it’s the closest to the heart of downtown, where most of the police’s calls […]

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City: Police station can’t wait long

The Fergus Falls City Council will likely move forward on a new police station sooner rather than later. That was the consensus at their Monday night work session held at the city fire hall. City Administrator Mark Sievert began the meeting by addressing the desire by some to wait on a new police station until […]

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Public meeting on police station needs tonight

The Fergus Falls city council is holding a public meeting on a proposed new police station today from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Among the topics of discussion will be whether to build the building now or wait, as well as where to build the facility. Different options include a brand new building across from city […]

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Chief: U Motors police station would delay services

It’s remote, it could delay response times, and it would require hiring more personnel. Those are three of the reasons Police Chief Kile Bergren gave Monday as to why the former U Motors building might not be the best choice for a police station in Fergus Falls. Bergren gave his frank assessment of the site […]

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Council weighs in on police station

As costs are cut and new options are tossed into the mix, the question remains: What is the Fergus Falls City Council going to do about the police station? The short answer is that no one is really sure. All of the council members are in agreement about one thing: the police department needs a […]

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