MOORHEAD CITY COUNCIL

Moorhead City Council members take on Hope, Inc. athletes in adaptive softball

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Moorhead City Council members are taking a break from City Hall to spend some time on the softball field instead. They joined Hope, Inc. athletes for a game of adaptive softball at Miracle Field Wednesday evening. Hope, Inc. is a local nonprofit that gives athletes with mobility challenges a chance to participate in sports and other…

Volunteers plant sustainable food forest in honor of Arbor Day in Moorhead

MB Johnson park will include various; apple, plum and pear trees.

MOORHEAD, Minn, (KVRR) — Moorhead is celebrating Arbor Day by planting a sustainable food forest. City officials and volunteers showed up to MB Johnson park to plant 70 apple trees, 15 pear trees, 15 plum trees, and 40 June, aronia and honey berry shrubs. The trees and shrubs are all different ages and sizes so they’ll be able to bear…

Accelerated work schedule proposed for Moorhead’s Main/20th/21st Street underpass

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — At least 400 neighborhood input surveys have been mailed out to residents and business owners in Moorhead. The City is considering an accelerated work schedule for the Southeast Main 20th, 21st Street Underpass project. Based on current progress, the BNSF bridge over Southeast Main Avenue would be completed in October and the permanent BNSF track would…

Nesemeier Named To Moorhead City Council

Replaces Shelly Carlson, Who Became Mayor

The Moorhead City Council is announcing a new member. They picked Heather Nesemeier to take over a vacant spot as Ward 2 Council Member. She’ll be sworn in on May 10th. Nesemeier replaces Shelly Carslon, who became mayor when former mayor Jonathan Judd took a job as a district court judge. Nesemeier beat out five other candidates, who made their…

Moorhead City Councilmembers discuss removal of aerial spraying

"The aerial spraying doesn't occur until August and so that will give us time to actually consider what sort of aerial spraying parameters and then vote on that separately."

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Moorhead City Council approves the city’s contract with Cass County Vector Control over mosquito spraying but votes to remove aerial spraying over concerns of harmful effects. Cass County Vector Control has provided mosquito control service to Moorhead since 2015, but this year’s renewal is having a bit of push back over concerns of aerial spraying. Moorhead…

Moorhead City Council member considering motion to eliminate aerial spraying

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – At least one member of the Moorhead City Council says he’s considering a motion to eliminate aerial mosquito spraying and another member says he’s heard from residents concerned about the practice. “I’m considering it. I never liked it, not in favor,” city council member Larry Seljevold said.¬†¬†Seljevold, who represents Ward 3, says his concerns were prompted…

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…

Six apply to fill vacant Moorhead City Council seat

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Six residents have applied to fill the ward 2 City Council seat. The opening was created after former Mayor Johnathon Judd was appointed to a district court judge position in January by Governor Tim Walz. The City Council later appointed Ward 2 Council Member Shelly Carlson to be mayor. The applicants for the Ward 2 City…

Moorhead City Council seeks vote on library, community center

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – The Moorhead City Council approved a request to ask the legislature for permission to hold a future voter referendum that would finance a regional library and community center. If the legislature approves the request by the city, a local option sales tax would be voted on in the November 2022 election. City Government Affairs Director Lisa…

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…