Fosston Year in Review Reflects on 2021 and Looks Forward to 2022

Fosston Year in Review Reflects on 2021 and Looks Forward to 2022

January 6, 2022 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

By: Mary Balstad

Fosston, MN – The city of Fosston had a busy year in 2021, as many projects were starting to get off the ground. City Administrator Cassie Heide spoke about the various construction projects, art installations and events that took place in the city. The construction in Fosston focused on curb, gutter and sidewalk replacements with an overlay. More work was also done on the new housing addition. Renovations began on the old Prairie Pet Clinic, turning it into the Prairie Pines Childcare Center under a new non-profit in which Heide serves as an ex-facto member. A center director was recently hired, meaning the center is one step closer to opening in the Spring of 2022. There was also a 4th of July parade, which Heide says the city may look at holding more often, with fireworks held annually.

The Arts and Culture Commission wrote grants to install art pieces in Fosston. The first was a sculpture that is located near the bus garage. The second piece is a large painting along Highway 2. Both pieces were created by locals, showcasing the talent in the city. Heide also commented on the police department that is now reestablished in Fosston. It is not fully operational yet, but training is currently underway.

The Polk County Sheriff’s department will still be a presence in Fosston, as it is in the area they patrol. The Minnesota Department of Transportation will also be around in 2022, as they will be working on a construction project from Erskine to the outskirts of Fosston.

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