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Gold Medallion: $1,000 in Hornbacher’s gift cards – James Robinson is the winner of the Gold Medallion and $1,000 in gift cards to Hornbacher’s. After a neighbor prompted him to get involved with the hunt, he found the hidden Medallion in a roof of the play area at Five Nine Park on Day 3.

Red Medallion: $1,000 Cash Prize – Jennifer Smith was the first lucky winner of this year’s Medallion Hunt! After participating in the hunt for a number of years, she found the Red Medallion for a $1,000 cash prize after the first clue was released this year. She made her way to the Trails at Stonemill Park playground, where she found the Red Medallion tucked under a black mat at the bottom of a slide.

Green Medallion: $500 Cash Prize – Amanda Goulet and family found the Green Medallion at Hansmann Park on Day 2 of the hunt. She discovered the medallion under a tree outside the baseball field to win a cash prize of $500.

Silver Medallion: $500 Moorhead Business Prize Package – Gretta Link found the Silver Medallion on Day 2 and won the Greater Moorhead Days Business Prize Package valued at more than $500. Gretta saw others looking around at Ridgewood Park and double-checked the perimeter of the hockey rink before finding the medallion tucked in the grass next to one of the rink’s posts.


MOORHEAD – The Seventh Judicial District Equal Justice Committee and the City of Moorhead Human Rights Commission are hosting a community listening session in an effort to understand and improve the experience of the public with the judicial system.

The event will be Thursday, October 6, from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Hjemkomst Center, 201 1 Ave N, Moorhead.

The listening session is intended to be an informal discussion between judges and court officials and people who live in the district about their local justice system, and their experiences and ideas for improvement. Understanding the experience of court participants and gathering feedback are critical elements of ensuring courts are working to improve access to justice and public trust and confidence in the justice system.

Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public, and media are welcome to attend. No RSVP is necessary for media or the public. Those requiring interpretation services or who need more information should contact Marcia Setrum at 320.656.3649.


MOORHEAD – The Moorhead Police Department announces new addresses of two level 3 sex offenders.

Tolefree, 45, will reside in the vicinity of 32nd Street Circle South.

Folden, 65, will reside on the 500 block of Seventh Street South. 

Both men are Level 3 offenders, meaning authorities have deemed then as having a high risk of reoffending.

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