Moorhead News

11/24/2017 09:02 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Inmate recaptured after walking away from Clay County Jail annex 

The inmate, James Lekvick Wingo, left the jail annex and was spotted by a Moorhead police officer walking south in the 300 block of 10th Street North at 1:17 p.m. wearing all orange jail attire, police said Friday, Nov. 24. When Wingo was ordered to stop, he fled into the neighborhood in the 1000 block of Second Avenue North, police said. Officers set up a one-block-square perimeter, and a West Fargo police dog was brought to the scene.

11/24/2017 12:07 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Jail Escapee, Still Wearing Orange Jail Attire, Arrested In Clay County 

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11/21/2017 08:26 PM  ~~~Source~~~
American Crystal fined $135,000 for emission violations in East Grand Forks, Crookston 

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn.-American Crystal Sugar Co. will pay a $135,000 fine and take measures to reduce hydrogen sulfide emissions that exceed state regulatory levels at its East Grand Forks and Crookston plants.

11/20/2017 09:00 PM  ~~~Source~~~
'I'm no maniac': Former Moorhead man sentenced for killing cat 

A former Moorhead man who was charged earlier this year with three felony counts of mistreating or torturing animals in connection with the death of three cats was sentenced Monday, Nov. 20, to 60 days in jail. In September, Jalan Isaac Greer, 24, of Rapid City, S.D., entered what's known as an Alford plea to one count of mistreating or torturing an animal.

11/19/2017 09:44 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Moorhead lawyer fights two-decade war on circumcision 

Attorney Zenas Baer at his home in Moorhead. Baer, who has a legal office in Hawley, Minn., has strived for years to bring awareness to the issue of infant circumcision.

11/14/2017 06:19 PM  ~~~Source~~~
West Fargo woman hits it big in Minnesota Lottery at lucky Moorhead store 

"Frogger is my favorite," said Jensen. "My boyfriend scratched his tickets right away and didn't win.

11/11/2017 06:06 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Some city-owned liquor stores in western Minnesota struggle financially 

Barnesville's municipal liquor store, Fire Hall Liquors, lost $8,582 in 2016, 2.1 percent of total sales. The city will hold a public hearing about the store on Dec. 11. MOORHEAD, Minn.-Several western Minnesota municipalities face difficult questions about whether they should remain in the liquor store business and, if they do, how they can do that profitably.

11/11/2017 09:11 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Veterans Day ceremonies, activities in Fargo-Moorhead area Saturday, November 11 

Area veterans groups have a number of activities and ceremonies planned for in and around the Fargo-Moohead area today. The day starts off with a ceremony on the Veterans Memorial Bridge between Fargo and Moorhead at 9 a.m. Groups will then gather at the Great Northern Depot on 5th Ave N and Broadway for a parade leading to the Civic Center where the raising of the colors will take place.

11/05/2017 12:00 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Is It OK To Be White? 

A group of students at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, did something so outrageous, so transgressive, that it has roiled the campus and led to newspaper headlines: they posted signs on campus that say, "It's OK to be white." You might think that in a campus environment where a thousand genders are blooming, you could finish a sentence beginning "It's OK to be" in just about any possible manner.

11/03/2017 08:30 PM  ~~~Source~~~
ND, Minn. flood diversion litigants pause lawsuit while task force seeks compromise 

All parties to the federal lawsuit against the $2.2 billion Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion have agreed to put the suit on pause while a bi-state task force tries to hammer out a compromise, the Diversion Authority said Friday, Nov. 3. These parties include the authority and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as defendants and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Richland-Wilkin Joint Powers Authority as plaintiffs. The idea is to give the task force formed by North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton time to do its work without the distraction of ongoing litigation, the authority said.

11/03/2017 01:25 PM  ~~~Source~~~
'It's Okay to Be White' posters appear at Moorhead's Concordia College 

Posters that read "It's OK to Be White" have popped up in cities and schools across the country in recent days, including at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. A handful of the posters were found on the liberal arts college's campus Tuesday night and Wednesday.

11/02/2017 05:50 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Eboo Patel visits GC 

Eboo Patel made it clear that he believes that Goshen College has the potential to become a thriving interfaith community during his visit to the campus on Oct. 26 and 27. During his 24-hour visit, Patel, founder and president of the Interfaith Youth Core and author of "Acts of Faith," visited with students, engaged with classes, roamed the campus and gave to formal speeches. On Thursday evening Patel presented a Yoder Public Affairs Lecture titled, "Interfaith Leadership: Engaging Faith and Philosophical Diversity in the 21st Century" in the Goshen College church-chapel at 7:30 p.m. The sanctuary was filled to capacity, with both the lower level and balcony completely full of students, faculty and staff, and community members.

11/01/2017 09:18 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Clay County wants residents to recycle pumpkins 

Clay County's Take Back Jack program allows Minnesota residents to dump pumpkins in special recycle bins from now through Nov. 14. In Minnesota, pumpkins are considered food waste, and the Moorhead yard waste facility is not permitted to take food waste. Shannon Thompson, a resource recovery technician for Clay County, says pumpkins can go in the trash, but it's a waste of landfill space.

11/01/2017 11:55 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Task Force for Stalled Diversion Project Holds First Meeting 

The governors of Minnesota and North Dakota said that they believe a task force can rescue a stalled flood control project meant to protect Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., from the Red River. The 16-member group organized by North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is under a tight six-week deadline to come up with ideas for the 30-mi.

10/31/2017 07:48 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesota woman charged with mistreating two dogs, turtle 

Danetta Kratzke, 18, faces one felony count and one gross misdemeanor count of mistreating or torturing a dog named Kota, one misdemeanor count of abandoning the dog and one misdemeanor count of abandoning a turtle. A property manager told officers that Kratzke had recently been evicted from a unit and had left behind a dog and a turtle.