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Forum staff reports, Published June 10 2013

I-94 median guardrail construction begins where four NDSU girls died

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. – Construction began Monday of safety guardrails on a stretch of Interstate 94 near here where four North Dakota State University students were killed in a car accident in February 2012.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced earlier this year it would install 10 miles of high-tension cable median in the center of I-94 near Alexandria as well as a 7-mile segment near Moorhead at a cost of $2.2 million.

The four freshmen, Danielle Renninger, 18; Jordan Playle, 19; Megan Sample, 18; and Lauren Peterson, 18; were killed when their westbound car skidded off the road and into the eastbound lane of the interstate, where they were struck by an oncoming SUV.