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FNS Photos by Darren Gibbins At top, Alvin “Junior” Berg shows off his minature drive-in, which is tricked out with an MP3 player that plays 1950s classics to give it an old-time feel. At bottom, a scene complete with pool players and a man offering money to a pole dancer is part of one of Alvin “Junior” Berg’s creations.

All about detail: Fargo man got start with hobby of building small-scale creations at age 7 and hasn’t stopped since

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By Ryan Johnson

Forum News Service

FARGO — Hidden among the cramped shelves and workbenches of Alvin “Junior” Berg’s basement shop is a little sign that says it all.


“The only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.”

In the case of this 60-year-old lifelong Fargo resident, there’s one more difference — the size of their toys.

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Ryan Johnson
After four years of covering news for the Grand Forks Herald and The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Ryan Johnson has been a features reporter for The Forum's Variety section since 2013. His prior beats included politics, business, city government and higher education. Johnson is a 2008 alumnus of the University of North Dakota. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to
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