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Moorhead City Council Interviews Ward 2 Candidates

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Candidates for Ward 2 in Moorhead explain why they are the best person to win a seat on the City Council. “This gives us an opportunity to serve without running a full-fledged campaign, as you know that takes a whole other ball of wax energy,” said Gail Enkers. Michael Hajostek told the council, “I just want…

Moorhead ordinance stops payday lenders from charging steep interest rates

The ordinance will go into effect on Friday

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Moorhead is hoping to pave the way for frustrated Minnesota cities with a new ordinance to limit payday lenders. They’re calling it the Moorhead Model. It’s the first of its kind in Minnesota. It will stop payday lenders from charging big annual fees. “Unfortunately when your business model relies on charging three hundred, four hundred, or five…

Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd reflects on 2020, looks ahead to 2021

“I’m very optimistic," he says

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Leaders across the FM metro have been faced with extraordinary challenges this year. Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd says he will remember 2020 as a year filled with resilience. “I’m a person that likes to see the light and the positivity in spite of the challenges, so that’s what I think I’m going to look back at 2020…

Fargo and Moorhead Mayors sign proclamation declaring Juneteenth a city holiday

FARGO, N.D.–Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney and Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd signed a proclamation declaring June 19 as “Juneteenth 2020. Mayor Mahoney delivered the proclamation to the organizers of the Juneteenth March in Island Park Friday morning. The proclamation declares Juneteenth a city holiday in Fargo and Moorhead. The holiday celebrates the abolishment of slavery in the United States and the…

OneFargo event celebrates efforts toward change in the Fargo-Moorhead community

Organizers of the event say they decided to plan the celebration rather than a protest because of the willingness of city leaders and police to listen and work with them towards a better future.

FARGO, N.D. — Saturday’s protest in downtown Fargo was a plea for change; a way to ask for more open dialogue amongst those in our area on what can be done to better support the black community. In the days since, that discussion has began between city leaders, Fargo Police, and protest organizers. It is a small step, but those…

Moorhead Mayor Declares Flooding State of Emergency

Preparing for a spring flood and taking advance measures to protect public infrastructure

MOORHEAD, Minn. — With the winter snow starting to melt, leaders in Moorhead decide to get ahead of the elements and declare a flood emergency. Mayor Johnathan Judd officially signed the emergency declaration. The state of emergency is to prepare for a spring flood and take advance measures to protect public infrastructure. Officials are hopeful the flooding will be eased…

Moorhead And Clay County Combine For Joint Powers Authority To Support F-M Diversion

The authority held its first meeting on Wednesday at the Clay County Courthouse

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead and Clay County are reaffirming support for the FM Diversion Project. The entities have formed a Joint Powers Authority: the MCCJPA. The authority held its first meeting on Wednesday at the Clay County Courthouse. Its primary objectives include acquiring necessary property rights and pursuing additional funding for the diversion. Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd was elected Chair…

Grand Opening of Block E to Promote Community Involvement

Block E is a 4–story multi–use building with both commercial and residential tenants

MOORHEAD, Minn.– A new addition in the heart of Moorhead is bringing the community together. Block E is a 4–story multi–use building with both commercial and residential tenants. “I hope everyone that comes to this building kind of gets that wow factor and has that good feeling when they walk in,” says the VP of Public Relations and Marketing for EPIC Companies,…

Moorhead Declares State of Emergency for 2019 Spring Flood

The severity of flooding depends upon numerous factors, such as the speed of the snowmelt and the level of additional precipitation we may receive.

MOORHEAD, MN — The Minnesota city of Moorhead has joined neighboring Fargo, North Dakota, in declaring a flood emergency along the river that separates the cities. Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd says the move enables the city to seek money from state and federal governments to help with potential impacts from Red River flooding. Fargo declared a flood emergency Monday. The National…