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INFORMATION SESSIONS ON THE PROPOSED COMMUNITY CENTER/’REGIONAL LIBRARY

MOORHEAD – On November 8, Moorhead voters will have the opportunity to approve a 0.5 percent local option sales tax to be used to fund a new Community Center/Regional Library in downtown Moorhead.

If you have questions or just want to learn more about the proposed project, there are three information sessions planned for Thursday, November 3 at the Moorhead Public Library: noon, 5:30 pm, and 6:30 pm.

REIMAGINE ROMKEY – REQUEST FOR PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

MOORHEAD – Moorhead Parks and Recreation is seeking funding to upgrade Romkey Park by investing in a new pool and additional park facilities. Community input is needed to help shape the future of this highly utilized park. The public is invited to an open house 4-6 pm Monday, November 7, at the Romkey Park Neighborhood Recreation Center, 800 19 St S, Moorhead, to learn more about the project and share ideas. Additionally, a website has been created where citizens can share comments via an interactive map and brief survey.

While Moorhead is home to nearly 45,000 people, the Romkey Park municipal pool is the only all-ages outdoor public pool in the city. The concrete in-ground Moorhead Municipal Pool was built in 1958 and has been in use for 64 years, far surpassing its life expectancy of 25-40 years in our northern climate. The whole of Romkey Park is also in need of improvements to meet the demands of a growing and inclusive community.

Proposed improvements to Romkey Park will be heavily based on public input. Existing amenities at the park include the municipal pool, neighborhood recreation center, playground, small food forest and basketball and bocce courts. Additional amenities in consideration include a skate park; splash pad; wading pool/zero entry pool; diving board or slide; tennis, pickleball and sand volleyball courts; seating areas and passive spaces; community room within the park building; sledding hill; skating rink; soccer field; expanded food forest; public art and an open-air shelter.

YMCA LAUNCHES NEW ADULTING 101 SERIES

At the YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties, we are excited to launch ‘ADULTING 101’, a series of classes geared toward young adults who are seeking basic skills to become more responsible, engaged, and self-sufficient individuals. Each class will cover an essential topic – like filing taxes, civic engagement, basic car maintenance, financial planning, and more. Pick and choose, or join us for them all.

Classes are free and open to the community. Classes are intended for young adults, but all are welcome. No registration is required – simply show up! Learn more online at ymcacassclay.org/adulating.

CCPH VACCINE CLINIC

MOORHEAD – Clay County Public Health is offering Covid-19 vaccination clinics on Wednesday November 9th , Wednesday November 16th, Tuesday November 22nd, or Wednesday November 30th.  Primary series and booster doses will be available. 

Appointments may be made online. Please call 218-299-7204 for questions or assistance to register for an appointment. Covid-19 vaccinations and appointments are free.  Flu Shots available. 

https://claycountymn.gov/1597/Vaccination-Information.

SEASONAL PARKING RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE

FARGO – Seasonal parking restrictions within The City of Fargo began Tuesday, November 1, 2022 and will continue through Saturday, April 15, 2023 per City Ordinance Article 8-10.

These restrictions allow City employees to efficiently remove snow and perform critical street maintenance during the winter months. Restrictions also ensure ample space for emergency personnel to safely reach homes in times of emergency.

The night parking restrictions are enforced from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. 

All seasonal parking policies will be actively enforced, especially during times of snowfall. Vehicles violating the policy may be ticketed and impounded by The Fargo Police Department or The City of Fargo Street Department. For additional information related to parking in The City of Fargo, visit fargoparking.com.

4 LUV OF DOG RESCUE TO HOLD 14TH ANNUAL SILENT AUCTION

FARGO – 4 Luv of Dog Rescue will hold its 14th Annual Silent Auction starting Thursday, November 3 at 8 a.m. with online bidding and concluding with close of bidding at 9 p.m. on Saturday, November 5. Additionally, in-person viewing, along with a cash bar, will take place Saturday, November 5 from 5-9 p.m. at the Fargo Holiday Inn Great Hall. All purchased items must be picked up in person on Sunday, November 6 from 12-3 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. 

RED CROSS COLLECTING 150 QUILTS

 FARGO – The American Red Cross serving Eastern North Dakota and Northwestern Minnesota is calling on quiltmakers to help comfort and warm our veterans this holiday season and beyond. Now through Thanksgiving, the organization is collecting new quilts to share with veterans at VA hospitals, homes and stand-down events across the region.

  “The Red Cross supports our US military community from the time a service member takes the oath to life as a veteran,” said Kevin Mehrer, Executive Director for the Red Cross chapter. “As cooler weather sets in, goal is to collect 150 new quilts to comfort our veterans and share the heartfelt gratitude of our community for their service.”

Thanks to the generosity of Gate City Bank, quilt donations for veterans may be dropped off at any Gate City Bank location during business hours now until Thanksgiving.

For more information about this project, community members may contact Lorie Herbel at lorie.herbel@redcross.org or cell/text: (701) 405-3342.

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