Watch videos documenting progress on Fermilab projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Residents of northern Minnesota and construction workers building the NOvA detector facility discuss the benefits the high-energy physics research project has brought their communities.
Congressman Bill Foster speaks to Fermilab Technical Division employees and members of the media at a press conference on Wednesday, August 5 to announce an additional $60.2 million in Recovery Act funds for the lab.
On July 20, construction crews began blasting into the rock at the future site of the NOvA detector facility in northern Minnesota.
Congressman Bill Foster, who has also worked as a physicist at Fermilab, offers his own take on Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address at the NOvA groundbreaking ceremony.
Congressman James Oberstar of Minnesota speaks of the importance of basic research.
A slideshow of images from the NOvA groundbreaking ceremony
Joseph Long, the mayor of Orr, Minn., discusses the impact NOvA will have on his city.
The proprietors of the Ash Trail Lodge in Ash River, Minn., discuss the impact NOvA will have on their business and community.