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Sign up to Volunteer at Reforest the Red

Volunteers are needed to plant trees and shrubs along the Red River.

Development and cultural practices have prevented natural regeneration of trees along the banks of the river. Planting trees in key areas along the Red creates a buffer to maintain riverbank stability, encourage the growth of native plants, improve water quality, and provide habitat for river wildlife.

Reforest the Red Fargo

Wednesday, September 9 from noon – 7:00 p.m. at Red River Trail East of the City of Fargo Water Treatment Plant at 1550 South River Road. 

Back up weather date is Thursday, September 10 from noon – 7:00 p.m. 

Project partners include Fargo Park District, City of Fargo, River Keepers and Cass County Soil Conservation District.

Reforest the Red Moorhead

Monday, September 14 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 3501 Riverview Circle South in Moorhead.

Back up weather date is Tuesday, September 15 from 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Project partners include: City of Moorhead, Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District, and River Keepers

Together we can meaningfully impact the Red River by planting trees and shrubs in Fargo and Moorhead with extra safety precautions due to Covid-19. Please read through our Covid-19 safety precautions before registering:

Pre-registration is required to ensure room for physical distancing. Volunteers will be assigned to a numbered planting zone. You will be emailed your planting zone in advance.

Indoor and Outdoor Book Sales Scheduled at Moorhead Library

MOORHEAD – The Friends of the Moorhead Public Library have scheduled two sales of used books at the library. 

An outdoor sale will be held outside the Moorhead Public Library, 118 5th St. S., on Thursday, September 10, Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Books and other items will be priced individually.

The $5 bag sale will be held indoors the following week from September 14-19 during the library’s operating hours. 

All proceeds will be used to support the library.

Moorhead Police Fall Auction Now Online

MOORHEAD – Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the Moorhead Police Department Fall Auction is being held online this year. Unclaimed impounded vehicles, fleet vehicles, and miscellaneous items are available for bid. The auction runs through September 16, with an in-person preview date on September 11, 2020, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. COVID restrictions will be in effect during the viewing. Purchased items must be picked up on September 17 or September 18, 2020.

More vehicles and items will be placed on another online auction later this fall.

A complete list of items is available on the McLaughlin Auctions website.

2020 ChamberChoice Award Winners Announced

MOORHEAD – The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce announced its 2020 ChamberChoice Award winners at its annual awards luncheon. The organizations and individual receiving honors were:

Not-for-Profit of the Year: Valley Senior Services

Small Business of the Year: Sagency

Business of the Year: BNG Team

Young Professionals Best Place to Work: Vogel Law Firm

Entrepreneur of the Year: Tom McDougall, High Point Networks

People’s Choice: CHI Friendship

The winners were announced and honored at The Chamber’s virtual ChamberChoice Awards Wednesday, August 26. The event honors the important contributions made by businesses, non-profit organizations and entrepreneurs in the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo area.

The award finalists and winners were selected by a panel of independent judges from the regional business community, who evaluated accomplishments in the areas of business growth, innovation, creativity, community involvement and unique achievements relating to a specific business or industry. The People’s Choice Award was determined from the nominee that garnered the most votes from the public during a two-week online voting period.

Reminder about Election and Other Signs

MOORHEAD – As election season draws near, signs promoting candidates will appear around the community. Here are important guidelines about sign placement:

Signs must be on private property (get owner’s permission)

Election signs must be removed within 10 days following the election

Some areas where you can’t place signs:

Public right of way (If a sidewalk exists, the property line is typically 2 feet from the sidewalk. If no sidewalk exists, the property line is typically 15 feet from the curb.)



Utility Poles

Areas that would cause traffic/pedestrian visibility issues (corners)

Signs that are placed in these areas will be removed; the campaign will be notified and will have 5 business days to pick up the signs.

Local candidates for office have been given guidance on sign placement. Enforcement will be addressed through Neighborhood Services, but the City would sincerely appreciate voluntary compliance with these requirements.

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