Virtual open house for Deer River road projects

MnDOT will host a virtual open house Thursday, May 7, at 5 p.m. on road projects scheduled to take place this summer in Deer River.

Participants must register for the virtual open house by visiting the project website or contacting TJ Melcher.

A recording of the meeting will also be made available on the website

Participants of the virtual open house can learn about the project happening in Deer River which includes:

  • Resurface Highway 6 in Deer River between Highway 2 and Itasca County Road 128
  • Resurface Highway 2 between Second Ave NW and First St SE
  • Pedestrian accessibility improvements
  • Replace sidewalks, curb, gutter and storm sewer
  • Crews will also replace the culvert north of Itasca County Road 19, located 4 miles north of Deer River

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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