Del Rae Williams

Minnesota DNR Approves Permit for FM Flood Diversion Project

The approval comes two years after initial construction was halted

FARGO, N.D. — The FM Flood Diversion Project is moving forward after its permit was approved by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Two years ago, construction on the FM Diversion project was halted near Oxbow after concerns over the project’s environmental impact. After waiting several months for a decision on the plan B proposal, members of the F–M…

Moorhead Mayor Del Rae Williams Holds Final Coffee With the Mayor

She's held sessions every month since she took office in 2014

MOORHEAD, Minn. — People get one last chance to get coffee with Mayor Del Rae Williams before she leaves office. Williams held her final “Coffee with the Mayor.” She has been holding the sessions since she took office in 2014 on the third Wednesday every month. Williams will leave office at the end of the month. She did not run for…

Moorhead Attorney Elected As The City’s Next Mayor

Johnathan Judd Defeated Current Council Member Brenda Elmer For The Position

MOORHEAD, MN  – Johnathan Judd has been elected the mayor of Moorhead, defeating a current council woman and another candidate. After moving to Moorhead 15 years ago from North Carolina, the 45-year-old attorney decided to throw his hat in the ring to become the city’s next mayor. He received the endorsements of current Moorhead Mayor Del Rae Williams and former…

Three Moorhead Mayoral Candidates Discuss City’s Future at Forum

Downtown revitalization, promoting business activities prominently discussed

MOORHEAD, Minn. — With Del Rae Williams ending her five–year term as mayor, the three mayoral candidates realize that the next few years are pivotal for the city’s future. “We’re going to have 61,000 people projected by 2045. You need leadership in place that is thinking outside the box in order to make sure we are prepared and we are staying…

Moorhead Cuts The Ribbon on M.B. Johnson Park

MOORHEAD, Minn. – City and state leaders celebrate the completion of work done on M.B. Johnson Park. Mayor Del Rae Williams proudly cut the ribbon opening the park at 3601 11th Street North. The City of Moorhead says the 110 acre space is the largest national resource park in the metro. It has a fish cleaning station, bathrooms, and a…

Moorhead Receives $6 Million in New State Bonding Bill for Underpass Project

The Moorhead City Council will formally vote on accepting the bond Monday

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Trains pass through the heart of Moorhead on a daily basis, but the wheels are in motion for a new underpass to help cars avoid train traffic. “First and foremost this is a project that has been really a couple decades in the making. This will be a very, very important project not only for people getting around…

Senator Hoeven Asks for $35 Million of Federal Funds to Support Diversion

The funds will go towards flood protection of Fargo as well as diversion design and engineering plans

FARGO, N.D. — While the Metro Flood Diversion Authority awaits a decision from the Minnesota DNR on the new diversion plan, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and Senator John Hoeven stress the need for flood protection across the valley. “This is a huge project, you’re talking more than $2 billion, but really important because this is a dynamic, growing region and…

Flood Diversion Authority Submits New Application to Minnesota DNR

The plan impacts much less of rural Minnesota, but adds 2,500 acres of impacted land in Cass County

FARGO, N.D. — After the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) denied the initial diversion application, engineers worked with the Flood Diversion Authority on a new plan that would significantly reduce the impact in rural Minnesota. “The only ones that it really impacts are the ones that are right along the river that were impacted anyway. And we have a highway…

Affordable Homes May Soon See a Resurgence in Moorhead

Twin homes in Minnesota no longer require the costly instillation of a sprinkler system

MOORHEAD, Minn. — New legislation signed by Governor Dayton means good news for twin homes in Moorhead. It was an issue which some builders say caused them to lose buyers to North Dakota. It’s a change which could save new home buyers in Moorhead up to $10,000. “You take $10,000 off, that might mean the difference between a sale and…