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FIRST EVER RULER OF THE RED FISHING TOURNAMENT

 The Ruler of the Red is a fun virtual fishing tournament on the Red River using the FishDonkey app coordinated by River Keepers and FM Walleyes. It runs from 7 a.m. on Friday, July 8 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 17 so there are many opportunities for everybody to get out and try catching the big one.

Where: Red River of the North between Cass 22/Clay 26 and Cass 16/Clay 8. 

Here is a map: https://www.riverkeepers.org/…/Fishing-Tournament-Map.pdf

Entry Fee: $20/individual (plus a small processing fee)

Payout and Categories:

* Largest (by length) Catfish – $250

* Largest (by length) Walleye – $150

* Wild Card – a winner is randomly selected from the catfish entries – $50

* Wild Card – a winner is randomly selected from the walleye entries – $50

Get Started:

1. Download the FishDonkey app. fishdonkey.com/app

2. Tap: Fish in a Tournament

3. Join: Ruler of the Red

PROPERTY ASSESSMENT REVIEWS TO OCCUR IN SELECTED NEIGHBORHOODS

MOORHEAD – The City of Moorhead Assessing Division will be conducting residential property reviews in selected neighborhoods in the coming weeks. Please notify others in your home that clearly identified City assessors may be walking around, viewing and taking photos of your properties exterior.

Property reviews help the City Assessor determine current and accurate property values as required by the State of Minnesota. An interior inspection ensures the most accurate valuation.

To schedule an interior inspection, or if you would like to confirm any data regarding the interior of your home in lieu of a physical interior inspection, please call the Assessor’s Office at 218.299.5310. Please also call us with any other questions about the assessment process.

All homes located North of Willow Way in the following areas: 

Eide Subdivision

Morningside Addition

Morning Park

Birch Court Subdivision

Birch Court Townhomes

KRAGNES RECEIVES SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE GRANT

MOORHEAD – Verna Kragnes with Prairie Rose Agricultural Institute for Research, Innovation, and Education in Moorhead, MN was awarded $29,611 from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program for the project, “Expanding Production of African Eggplant in the Red River Valley.”

 

“Refugee immigrant farmer members in New Roots Farm Incubator Cooperative seek funding to develop skills in season extension methods, and to launch a valued-added enterprise for expanded fresh and seasonal availability of African eggplant, a high value crop of interest in Asian and African communities,” said Kragnes.

 

This grant was awarded as part of NCR-SARE’s Farmer Rancher Grant Program, a competitive grants program for farmers and ranchers who want to explore sustainable solutions to problems through on-farm research, demonstration, and education projects. 

 

The focus for each of the NCR-SARE grant programs is on research and education. Funding considerations are based on how well the applicant presents the problem being addressed, the project’s relevance to sustainable agriculture in the 12-state North Central region, and how well it aligns with NCR-SARE’s goals, among other factors specific to each grant program.

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