MOORHEAD CITY COUNCIL

New Moorhead City Councilmember Seljevold Discusses Priorities

Larry Seljevold spoke to us about what he hopes to achieve in the year remaining of Joel Paulsen's term.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Larry Seljevold is the newly elected city council Member in the 3rd Ward. He was first elected to the city council in 1998 and served one term. Seljevold says during this term, he wants to focus on the things the city already has and make them better instead of thinking about growth. “Just because the city is…

Moorhead Voters Elect Two New Members to City Council

Seljevold and Lindaas will finish Paulsen and Gehrtz's terms for the year.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Moorhead voters have elected two new members to the city council. Larry Seljevold was elected in the 3rd Ward and Steve Lindaas was elected in the 4th Ward. Seljevold beat out four other candidates to replace Joel Paulsen who was hired as director of the FM Diversion Authority. Lindaas beat out six candidates to replace Steve Gehrtz who left…

School Bond & City Council Special Election Set In Moorhead

$110 Million Moorhead Area Public Schools Bond Referendum

MOORHEAD, Minn. — People in Moorhead will be voting on a $110 million school bond and two new city council members this fall. A special election will be held on Tuesday, November 5. 12 candidates are running for two open council seats in Wards 3 and 4. Voters will also decide the Moorhead Area Public Schools bond referendum. If passed,…

November Special Election Planned To Fill Two Moorhead City Council Seats

The special election will held November 5

MOORHEAD, MN — Moorhead will hold a special election in November to fill two vacant city council seats. Joel Paulsen in the 3rd Ward and Steve Gehrtz in the 4th Ward have submitted notices resigning their seats. Gehrtz is leaving citing business demands. Paulsen is expected to be named the new executive director of the FM Diversion Authority. The filing…

Moorhead City Council Votes to Recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day

"She asked me why are you crying, and I said I'm crying because I'm happy," said Chalsey Snyder, Treasure for the Fargo Native American Commission

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The City of Moorhead votes to create a new holiday. “She asked me why are you crying, and I said I’m crying because I’m happy,” said Chalsey Snyder, Treasure for the Fargo Native American Commission. The city council voted 7 to 1 in favor of the resolution, recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the second Monday of October. The only council…

Steve Gehrtz Steps Down from Moorhead City Council

Gehrtz served on the Council for the past seven and half years

MOORHEAD, Minn. — After seven and half years as a member of the Moorhead City Council, Steve Gehrtz announced at Monday night’s meeting he will resign. Gehrtz admits the decision was not an easy one. After much thought, he decided he wanted to find a healthier balance between managing his construction company and enjoying his personal life. The representative of Moorhead’s…

Deb White Officially Begins Moorhead City Council Term

White serves in Ward 3 alongside Joel Paulsen

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Moorhead City Council welcomed one of its newest members to the chambers. Deb White was sworn in by Mayor Johnathan Judd at Moorhead City Hall Wednesday afternoon. White is the wife of KVRR Chief Meteorologist Rob Kupec, who was also in attendance. She was elected to serve Ward 3 in November. The longtime MSUM professor says she’s…

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…

Eight Moorhead Women Set to Make a Splash in November’s Elections

Six of the women are running for seats on the Moorhead City Council and School Board

MOORHEAD, Minn. — After working in nonprofit and government organizations for several years, Shelly Carlson decided to make a mark on her community by running for Moorhead City Council. “I really was interested in Moorhead City Council because I’ve been here since 1990, my kids have been raised here, and my husband is born and raised here, so I really just…

Three Candidates Announce For Ward 3 City Council In Moorhead

Brenda Elmer is leaving the seat to run for mayor

Troy Krabbenhoft, Deb White & Karl DeilkeMOORHEAD, Minn. –Three people are now in the running for the Ward 3 city council seat in Moorhead that is being vacated by Brenda Elmer. Karl Deilke entered the race on Tuesday. The Moorhead businessman says he wants to represent the views and needs of the entire business community. REALTOR Troy Krabbenhoft and MSUM…