Area Briefs

POLICE SEEKING PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE WITH WEEKEND SHOTS FIRED 

MOORHEAD – Early Saturday morning, officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of 11 Street North for a report of multiple shots fired. Witnesses standing on the east side of the street stated a vehicle exited a lot on the west side of the roadway and began firing several shots in the air as they traveled northbound on 11 Street North. Officers did not locate any victims that were injured and did not locate any bullet holes. Over twenty 9-millimeter bullet casings were found on the roadway.

The Moorhead Police Department has identified the suspect vehicle as a gray Nissan Altima with North Dakota plates. The suspect vehicle was believed to have continued northbound into the Oakport Township area and become stuck on 52 Ave N. Three people walked away from the vehicle and were picked up by a white car. Assistance is requested from anyone traveling in that area between the hours of 1:50 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. on March 11 who may have witnessed anyone walking or being picked up to contact the Moorhead Police Department. Area residents with surveillance equipment that captured similar activity should also contact the Moorhead Police Department.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Red River Regional Dispatch Center at 701.451.7660 and ask to speak to the on-duty Moorhead Police Supervisor.

RIDE LINKFM FOR FREE TO THE CELTIC FESTIVAL

MOORHEAD – LinkFM event service will operate on Saturday, March 18, from 9:30 am-3:30 pm during the Celtic Festival at the Hjemkomst Center. Enjoy the intriguing history, arts, and tradition of Brittany, Cornwall, Isle of Man, Galicia, Ireland, Scotland and Wales at the annual Celtic Festival. This FREE LinkFM route will be on detour due to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and will operate through the Moorhead Center Mall parking lot and the Fargo City Hall parking lot.

Each event bus stop will be marked by a pink LinkFM sign, where riders can wait for the bus. Also, the bus will have a digital sign displaying “LinkFM.”

Fargo-Moorhead’s annual Celtic Festival returns for a celebration of the rich culture of the seven Celtic Nations. 

Enjoy lyrical Celtic music played by community and regional performers, watch dancers’ impressive footwork, listen to engaging stories of Celtic lore, and starting at 11 am, feast on traditional Celtic cuisine.

Find the full schedule of events at moorheadparks.com. Admission is $5/person, kids 10 and under free.

Doors open at 9:30 am, programming runs 10 am-3 pm.

CONCORDIA PRESENTS ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBITION

MOORHEAD – Concordia College will host a reception for the “Annual Juried Student Art” exhibition Tuesday, March 21, from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Cyrus M. Running Gallery. Awards will be presented at 4:30 p.m. in the gallery.

This juried art exhibition showcases the diversity and creativity of Concordia’s student artists.

The exhibit is open and runs through April 10. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. For more information call the art department at 218.299.4623.

THE 3 BEES MOVES TO NEW LOCATION IN THE MALL

MOORHEAD – They say that 3’s the charm and that’s exactly what it is for The 3 Bees, a European Clothing Boutique for Women! First, owner Barb Schramm, had the boutique in her basement. And that’s how the name, The 3 Bees, originated as Barb’s Basement Boutique in 2014. After being part of a vendor show in the Moorhead Center Mall in the Spring of 2021, Barb decided to rent a space in the mall as a “pop-up” store, just to see how The 3 Bees would succeed in the “brick and mortar” retail business. It has been more than successful and when the opportunity arose to rent the space that formerly occupied “The Classic,” the Queen Bee jumped at the chance to move into the store’s third location. Visit The 3 Bees with their new and unique clothing from Europe in all sizes Wednesday through Saturday from 11 to 5.

MSU MOORHEAD HOSTS GRADUATE STUDIES OPEN HOUSE MARCH 21   

MOORHEAD – Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Office of Graduate & Extended Learning will host an online open house for students interested in learning more about a graduate degree on Tuesday, March 21 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.  

The open house will be livestreamed and interactive, connecting interested applicants with program coordinators. Questions about financial aid and application processes will be answered.  

To register for an open house, visit https://www.mnstate.edu/admissions/graduate/open-house/

EMPOWERMENT GIRLS GROUP BEGINS MARCH 23

MOORHEAD – Area girls ages 12 to 14 who struggle with low self-esteem or confidence can learn positive life skills through Girls 360º Group, a free 7-week group hosted by The Village Family Service Center.

The group will meet from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 23 through May 4, at The Village’s Moorhead location, 815 37th Ave S.

Girls 360º Group educates adolescents on a full spectrum (360 degrees) of topics that impact a female adolescent’s life, such as healthy and safe relationships, assertiveness, body image, good decision-making, and self-care. Village mental health providers facilitate the group.

The group is free to attend for Cass and Clay County residents, thanks to grant funding. For more information and to register, call The Village at (701) 451-4811.

MOORHEAD CENTER MALL COIN HUNT THIS SATURDAY

 MOORHEAD – The Moorhead Center Mall is hosting a Coin Hunt to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Gold coins will be hidden in the halls of the mall with discounts and offers from the MCM merchants. Find a coin and redeem at the sponsoring merchant on Saturday, March 18 from 10-4.

HOMICIDE VICTIM IDENTIFIED

MOORHEAD – The preliminary autopsy results from the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the identity of the March 9, 2023, homicide as Dustin Momerak. The cause of death has been listed as “multiple sharp and blunt force injuries.” The suspect in custody, Douglas James Swenson II, is the victim’s half-brother. The two had been living together at the time of the incident.

The investigation is still active; however, there is still no information leading to believe there is any threat to the public, no further suspects are being sought, and an item believed to be used in the homicide was located on the scene.

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