Moorhead firefighters: ‘deceit, intimidation, autocracy and hostility’ in work environment

Six captains and one battalion chief want meeting with city officials

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – A number of high-ranking Moorhead firefighters are expressing concerns about two potential fire chief candidates claiming intimidation and hostility. In an email to Moorhead City Manager Dan Mahli, six Moorhead Fire Department captains and a battalion chief say they are not at all comfortable with Interim Chief Jeff Wallin and Battalion Chief David Conrad leading the…

Moorhead Assistant Fire Chief accused of DUI departs, details remain unclear


Kayla CrossMOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – An assistant Moorhead fire chief who was accused of drunken driving after she was involved in a crash that seriously injured a woman is no longer employed by the city. Moorhead Assistant City Administrator Mike Rietz says Kayla Cross’ last day of employment was Feb. 10. Cross is charged with DUI refusal. She has pleaded…

Crash involving Mapleton fire chief seriously injured other driver

Kayla Cross has been placed on leave in Moorhead where she is also a battalion fire chief

Kayla CrossWEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A West Fargo police report says a crash last month that led to a drunken driving-related charge against Mapleton Fire Chief Kayla Cross seriously injured a West Fargo woman. Cross was charged with misdemeanor DUI refusal after the Nov. 13 crash.  Cross is also a battalion fire chief in Moorhead, Minnesota. According to the…

Mapleton fire chief accused of drunken driving

Kayla CrossFARGO (KVRR) – The fire chief in Mapleton, North Dakota is accused of drunken driving after being involved in a crash in West Fargo. Kayla Cross is charged with DUI refusal. The charge is a Class B misdemeanor. Cross is also an assistant fire chief in Moorhead, Minnesota. Court documents say on Nov. 13, Cross was on Sheyenne St….

State fines city of Moorhead $3,000 for improper electric repairs

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – The city of Moorhead will pay a $3,000 fine to the Minnesota Dept. of Labor & Industry for making electrical improvements to a city-owned building without proper permits or licenses. City Manager Dan Mahli says the fine was imposed by the Construction Code & Licensing Division. He says Moorhead firefighters performed the work in a 3-stall…