On KVRR Local News at 9: Moorhead School Board Forum for 13 Board Candidates

A forum for the special school board election will show us where they stand on local issues

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Voters in Moorhead are about to meet the 13 people running for one seat on the Moorhead School Board.

A forum for the special school board election will show us where they stand on local issues.

KVRR’s Nick Broadway joins us live from Moorhead with more.

NICK BROADWAY, REPORTING: I’m LIVE here at the Moorhead Public Library where candidates and voters are beginning to file in for the forum at 6:30 p.m. It’s being hosted by the library and by the League of Women Voters. I’m joined here by Mr. Les Bakke.  Thank you for speaking with us.

LES BAKKE, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS: I’m happy to be here and happy you’re here.

NB: What is the importance of having these local elections?  The importance of people voting at them?

LB: We have a local election now. There are 13 candidates running for one vacant position. It’s important for the people to come out and listen to our candidates because this is the school board. These are the people who make the decisions on your children and how they get their education in the Moorhead School District. It’s extremely important, as far as I’m concerned and we’re happy to be hosting it.

NB: What are some of the issues that the candidates will be discussing at tonight’s forum?

LB: We take questions from the audience, mostly, so I’m not sure what they will be. We will have the usual questions you know, why are you running? Why are you qualified? What are the issues that are facing the school district today? What would you like to change?

NB: I understand if people are not able to make it to the meeting, this will be rebroadcast at some point tomorrow, is that right?

LB: Absolutely. Our partner, M-CAM, Moorhead Community Access Media, who does all of the governmental media shows in Moorhead, will be recording it. It will be played on Channel 12, on the Moorhead local cable channel starting tomorrow, according to our director, Tony.

Tonight on KVRR Local News at 9, we’ll give you a sneak peek at the forum as the candidates discuss the issues facing Moorhead Public Schools.

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