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Moorhead Gets Ready For Annual Fourth Of July Fireworks Show

Moorhead Business Association is still trying to raise funds for the event.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – The show has moved from MSUM and will take place at Horizon Park near the Sanford Moorhead Campus between 10 and 11 p.m. The park will be closed at 9:30 but you will be able to park in nearby parking lots including Menards and Bremer Bank. They are asking people to enjoy the fireworks show from inside…

MSUM Drops ACT/SAT Test Scores Requirement For Admission

They say the change is part of a national trend for more equitable access to higher education

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSUM is dropping ACT and SAT test scores as a requirement to get in to the university. They say the change is part of a national trend for more equitable access to higher education. The change is in effect for the fall class of applicants. Students will be able to choose whether to include their test scores…

Legendary MSUM Fooball Coach Fortier on 2021 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

All-time winningest coach at MSUM

MOORHEAD, Minn. – (MSUM Athletics) Former Minnesota State University Moorhead football coach Ross Fortier is listed on the 2021 College Football Hall of Fame ballot. Fortier is one of 33 coaches from the divisional ranks to be listed on the ballot, which also includes seven coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision. Fortier is in the MSUM Hall of Fame and…

MSUM to freeze fall semester tuition for undergraduates

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Minnesota State University Moorhead will freeze undergraduate tuition for the fall semester. The Minnesota State Board of Trustees voted to freeze tuition on Wednesday in order to remain committed to Minnesota State’s affordability and encourage students to continue their education despite the COVID-19 pandemic. MSUM President Anne Blackhurst said, “We are eager to welcome our students back to campus…

MSUM leaders hold discussion to explain what it would mean to defund police

A zoom meeting gave people an open forum to talk about why this would help reform the law enforcement system

MOORHEAD, Minn. –Many across the country are calling to defund the police as a way to reform the law enforcement system. A group of leaders at MSUM held a Zoom meeting to give people a better understanding of what that would look like. They say defunding would mean taking money that is given to police forces and instead, putting it…

MSUM welcomes Freshmen with its new Dragon Wagon

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Incoming Minnesota State University Moorhead Freshmen get a special dragon delivery to remind them of their new chapter in life in the fall. MSUM’s admissions office with help from the athletic department turned an old fire truck into the Dragon Wagon. They used the vehicle to welcome incoming students who have pledged to MSUM and gave them…

MSUM A.D. Peters “Long Term Benefit Unknown” About Division II’s Decision to Reduce Games Next Season

Peters Says "Didn't Come as Surprise"

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The NCAA’s Division II council made headlines this week reducing the amount of games in all sports for the upcoming academic year to help with the economic downfall that comes from the COVID-19 pandemic. The process took about 6-7 weeks to work out all the details. Minnesota-State Moorhead athletic director Doug Peters says it came as no…

MSUM’s College for Kids and Teens to Offer Online Courses Only

All kids and teens who previously signed up for on-campus courses have been refunded.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Minnesota State University Moorhead’s College for Kids & Teens has cancelled all on-campus courses this summer. The college will instead by offering online courses on June 8-11, June 15-18, July 13-16 and July 20-23. Registration for the online courses opened May 6. Some of the popular courses include video game design, animation, Minecraft and photography and printmaking. MSUM Youth…

MSUM Graduate Teaches Class Online In Italy To His Students During Shutdown

He says the switch to online classes has come with challenges but also new opportunities to test with his students

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The music room may no longer be creating harmonies as MSUM Music Education Graduate Antone Leustek and his choir kids at the Sigonella Naval Air Station outside of Catania, Sicily, Italy. It’s where Luestek has been leading this group of both American military and NATO kids from all different countries as the choral director working for the…

MSUM advocates respond to proposed budget plan in community forum

The community forum was held by the Inter Faculty Organization

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Esraa Kadhem is a former MSUM student who studied under the teaching English as a second language major. With the university’s proposed budget cut threatening to close the program, Kadhem reveals why she thinks that would be the wrong decision during a community forum held by the school’s Inter Faculty Organization. “I started at MSUM from scratch…