Police Station

City looks at U Motors for police station

A police station on Frontier Drive could cut the city’s project costs in half, but city staff isn’t sure that it would be best for the public’s safety. Still, the Fergus Falls City Council is considering the old U Motors building as a cheaper option for its new public safety building project. And it’s much […]

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Bergren addresses PD concerns

Police Chief Kile Bergren defended the proposed new police department building against some complaints and questions at the Fergus Falls City Council on Monday night. First, Bergren spoke about the building’s $6.5 million budget, which some people have complained about because it is higher than the estimate of $5.5 million provided by the city last […]

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Scale back police station

The city of Fergus Falls has needed a new public safety building long before a mold spore called aspergillus fumigatis chased the police department from its longtime headquarters at the Otter Tail County Courthouse. It was frankly illogical to have the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Department and the police department share the cramped offices of […]

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Public examines police station plan

The new Fergus Falls police station project underwent its first real public scrutiny on Tuesday night, when four members of the city council and about 10 other city residents came to a public meeting about the proposed $6.55 million project on the west side of the block between Washington Avenue and Junius Avenue. David Schultz, […]

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City releases PD plans

Many Fergus Falls residents got their first real glimpse of what could be the city’s next big building project on Monday, when the city sent out flyers in utility bills laying out the initial schematic for the proposed new law enforcement center. The center, which would measure approximately 24,500 square feet, would be the new […]

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City gives updates on building projects

Wondering where the city is on its various building projects? The work session before the city council’s Tuesday meeting was dedicated to explaining all of the city’s current building and infrastructure priorities, as well as bringing up a few longer term construction goals. The community ice arena The city is currently in a holding pattern […]

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Council moves forward on police station

The city council unanimously passed the resolution to approve the proposed site on the property the city owns across from city hall for the new public safety facility at their meeting Tuesday. Council members also approved the architectural services agreement in the same resolution, and the schematic design phase of the project will begin. The […]

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Council could soon take first step on police station

The Fergus Falls City Council could take the first step toward building a new police station on Monday, but construction still might not happen for a long time. At the Wednesday meeting of Fergus Falls’ finance, personnel and development committee, the committee unanimously recommended that the council move forward on getting a schematic design for […]

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Shared space between police and sheriff’s office unlikely

The construction of a new police station which would open in 2012 is still a possibility, but it’s nowhere near a sure thing yet. Whatever happens with the department’s location, however, the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office likely will not be a big part of it. City staff, including the city administrator’s office, will present […]

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