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K9 Kash Receives New Gear

MOORHEAD – Moorhead Police Department’s K9 Kash has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Kash’s vest was sponsored by Barbara Steinberg of Margot and Howard Charitable Foundation and embroidered with the sentiment “Gifted by Margot & Howard Steinberg Foundation”.

K9 Kash and Officer Johnson completed their training and began working together on the street in November 2019. Kash is certified in criminal apprehension and narcotics. With this generous donation of a bullet and stab resistant vest from Margot and Howard Steinberg, Kash will be able to be deployed into different situations with a higher level of protection than before. Due to limited resources available, Kash would not have been able to obtain a vest without this donation. Both Officer Johnson and Kash are very thankful of Margot and Howard Steinberg. K9’s are a tremendous asset to the communities they serve and this vest will help in keeping Kash safe in order to continue to be an asset to the Moorhead Police Department.

 Jenna Kahly announces bid for Clay County Commissioner, District 1

MOORHEAD – Jenna Kahly, a resident of south Moorhead, has announced a bid to run for the District 1 seat on the Clay County Commission to become the third ever female Commissioner.

Jenna Kahly has spent the last 10 years working in our public library system and on committees advocating for families in the areas of childcare, mental health, literacy, and access to services. As a commissioner she will be a champion for all of Clay County’s citizens, particularly for families, seniors, and new Americans.

Kahly says she is running because, “I believe the next four years will be critical for our community as we experience rapid growth and change. Our citizens need a passionate advocate for equity. I am ready to listen, think critically, and stand up for the needs and concerns of our citizens.”

Kahly invites community members to follow her Facebook page at facebook.com/JennaKahlyMhd for more information on issues, campaign updates, or to reach out for a conversation on what you are experiencing in our county.

 Kahly and her husband have three young children.

Minnesota High School fall sports limited

The Minnesota State High School League’s Board of Directors approved moving forward as scheduled with four fall activities. Girls Tennis, Boys and Girls Cross Country, Boys and Girls Soccer and Girls Swimming and Diving beginning on Aug. 17 with limitations. The Board of Directors also approved moving Football and Volleyball to a modified spring season.

In approving the changes, the Board of Directors used information and frameworks provided by the Return to Participation Task Force in an earlier meeting.  

“Our Board of Directors recognizes the importance of the League’s activities in supporting the mental and physical well-being of our students and worked very hard to provide some level of participation in all activities. In addition, they recognize their responsibility in focusing on the health and safety of all who participate in or support these opportunities.”

Erich Martens, MSHSL Executive Director.

M State campuses open, ready to welcome students

MOORHEAD – Minnesota State Community and Technical College’s four campuses are open and prepared to welcome new and returning students to both on-campus and online classes when fall semester begins Monday, August 24.

“Some of our classes may look different than ‘traditional’ college classes, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the quality education that students can expect at M State,” said Dr. Matt Borcherding, dean of the college’s School of Science and Mathematics. “There is much that’s uncertain going into the fall, but students can be certain our staff and faculty are ready to support and teach them.”

M State plans to offer its courses online, on-campus and in a hybrid format, with a combination of online and face-to-face meetings. For courses that require in-person labs, such as diesel technology, nursing and science labs, detailed safety and cleaning measures are being developed.

“Safety is our No. 1 priority,” Borcherding said. “We’ve been measuring labs and rooms to ensure a six-foot distance between students, and we’re requiring facemasks of all students, staff, faculty and visitors to our campuses.” 

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