Moorhead News

05/21/2018 01:25 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Man found guilty of dealing drugs that led to overdose death 

A Wisconsin man has been convicted of selling drugs that led to overdoses in the Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota area. Twenty-eight-year-old Jovan Harris, of Milwaukee, is accused of selling heroin that led to three overdoses, including the death of a Moorhead man in September 2015.

05/18/2018 08:12 PM  ~~~Source~~~
'Breaking the grass ceiling': More women taking lead in farming operations 

Farming women Melany Thomas, from left, Beth McConnon, Kayla Pridmore, Jessica Creuzer, Noreen Thomas, Jaclyn Weber and her daughter Thalia, 5, gather Wednesday, May 16, 2018, on Thomas' farm north of Moorhead, Minn. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service MOORHEAD, Minn.-When Melany Thomas goes to sell her beef cattle, potential buyers will sometimes direct their questions to her husband, who quickly sets them straight, according to Thomas.

05/15/2018 06:25 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Moorhead Police Chief Ebinger to retire 

MOORHEAD, Minn. - Moorhead's police chief is calling it quits. Police Chief Dave Ebinger tells KFGO News that he will retire effective July 27. Ebinger announced that he's stepping down in an email to his staff and the city council.

05/15/2018 06:25 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Moorhead City Council: Railroad underpass "priority one" for bonding bill package Tuesday, May 15 

MOORHEAD, MINN. (KFGO - Moorhead City Council members made a tough decision Monday on setting the priority item in the pending bonding bill at the state legislature.

05/15/2018 06:25 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Smoke from planned fire south of Moorhead 

WILKIN COUNTY, MINN. - Smoke that drifted over the Fargo-Moorhead area late Tues.

05/12/2018 08:05 AM  ~~~Source~~~
How to pick the best-suited grass seed 

When selecting a grass seed, look for one with Kentucky bluegrass, the species best adapted to northern climates. Special to Forum News Service Q: What is the best grass seed to use for bare spots in a lawn? Last year I planted some grass seed and it grew, but the grass is dead in that area this year.

05/12/2018 01:25 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Special Education Shortages & Staffing Agassiz 

"We're looking for teachers who have training in working with students who have complex behaviors that are also special educators. We're also looking for registered behavior technicians," says Beth Slette, the incoming Superintendent for West Fargo Public Schools.

05/10/2018 04:23 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Turning your so-called trash into cash 

"Most of the stuff that's on the curb this time of year is garbage, but there are always gems, and I know there are people looking for them, and they always find them," said professional organizer Deb Williams. All around us, the annual toss-a-thon is in full swing as people in the Fargo - Moorhead area get rid of their so-called junk, in hopes of cleansing themselves of trash.

05/08/2018 11:21 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Moorhead city leaders look at funding options for 21st St. railroad underpass 

MOORHEAD, MINN. - The Moorhead City Council is trying to determine how to pay for the railroad underpass at the intersection of Main and 20th-21st Street South after bids came in $7 million over budget, raising the total cost of the long, sought-after project to more than $65 million.

05/05/2018 12:00 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Old-time rutabagas back en vogue 

Q: Is it possible to grow rutabagas in Minnesota? We love rutabagas, but the ones in the stores are often stringy and old tasting. How do you plant them? - Ayn Locklear, Glyndon, Minn.

05/03/2018 08:33 PM  ~~~Source~~~
St. Cloud man arrested on drug, gun charges 

Authorities raid Moorhead motel, find 1 pound of marijuana, 14 grams of cocaine, and a .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun St. Cloud man arrested in Moorhead on felony drug, weapon charges Authorities raid Moorhead motel, find 1 pound of marijuana, 14 grams of cocaine, and a .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun Check out this story on According to a press release, Moorhead police did a warranted search of a Super 8 motel Wednesday as part of an investigation with the Lakes to River Drug Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration, and two other local narcotics and crime units.

05/03/2018 11:17 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesota decision on flood project won't be until the fall 

Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney says it will be September or October before Minnesota officials issue a decision on a permit application for a Red River diversion channel around the Fargo-Moorhead area. The flood protection project was halted last year by a federal judge because it didn't have a permit from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

05/02/2018 04:58 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Mystery substance identified after hazmat response at Mahnomen County gas station 

The mystery substance found on cash that burned a clerk at a gas station Monday, April 30, was a "carbohydrate" that may have triggered an allergic reaction, according to the sheriff's office. A state lab in St. Paul determined that the powder on the bill was "non-toxic and non-acidic," Sheriff Douglas Krier said Tuesday.

05/02/2018 12:24 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Embattled Richland 44 superintendent sought to start charter school in Moorhead 

A superintendent on paid leave at a small North Dakota school district caught in a firestorm of sexual misconduct allegations against male students has applied, along with teachers from the district, to establish a charter school in Moorhead. Documents obtained by The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead through a public records request show that Tim Godfrey, the superintendent, and four teachers from Richland 44 School District in Colfax, N.D., submitted an application April 23 to the Minnesota Department of Education to start Great Plains School of Technology and Innovation.

04/30/2018 08:02 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Hazardous materials incident involving cash transaction injures 7 at Minn. gas station 

At least seven people are being treated at the Mahnomen Health Center after money used to pay for an item at a Mahnomen-area gas station and C-store injured an employee Monday, April 30, the Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office reported. Emergency responders, including a hazardous materials team from Moorhead, descended on the Community Co-op store in this northwestern Minnesota community early Monday afternoon after an employee felt a burning on her hand after accepting money from a customer paying for an item, the Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office reported.