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CURBSIDE YARD WASTE COLLECTION BEGINS MONDAY, APRIL 15
MOORHEAD – Starting Monday April 15 and continuing through November 22, depending on weather, yard waste will be picked up on your garbage day.
For your convenience, the City of Moorhead picks up yard waste curbside every week starting Monday April 15 and continuing through November 22, depending on weather. Yard waste will be picked up on your garbage collection day.
Yard waste (leaves, grass clippings, and garden/flowerbed waste) is collected at the curb and must be in compostable or paper bags, or reusable containers (not to exceed 32 gallons or 30 lbs) for curbside yard waste collection. Yard waste in plastic bags will not be collected.
The City collects yard waste and processes it into compost, free to Clay County residents. For more information or to check the availability of finished compost, please call 218.979.9516.
Residents may also use one of our drop-off sites. Please empty plastic bags. NO BRANCHES ALLOWED:
Woodlawn Point
418 Elm St

Public Works Facility
700 15 Ave N

Compost Site
1800 Hwy 75 N

Southside Location
Northwest corner of Parkview Drive and 23 St S

MOORHEAD POLICE ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES LEAGUE ANNOUNCES TWO SUMMER PROGRAMS
MOORHEAD – The Moorhead Police Athletics and Activities League (PAL) is offering two mentoring and physical activity programs this summer. Through grants from the Department of Justice and local sponsors and partners, these programs will help PAL build positive relationships between local law enforcement and community youth.
Crossfit Teens is returning from a first-year run in 2023. With partners at Elevate Human Potential in Moorhead, teens ages 13-18 will attend fifteen CrossFit sessions and a mentoring session. The program takes place from 12:00 pm-1:45 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays in June and July. All necessary equipment is provided.
Badges for Baseball is for eleven and twelve-year-olds interested in playing baseball this summer. There is no cost for the program. The PAL program will cover the league fees for the Red River Valley League through Moorhead Youth Baseball and all equipment and uniforms. Practices and games start in May and run through July. In addition to learning the game of baseball, participants will be taught the “Badges for Baseball” curriculum to teach collaboration, cooperation, and mutual respect—volunteers from Moorhead PD and area law enforcement coach both programs. Games and practices are on weekdays. There are no weekend events or out-of-town travel for either program.
Register online at www.moorheadpal.org. Registration will remain open until filled. For additional information or questions about either program, contact scott.kostohryz@moorheadmn.gov.

MOORHEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY SCHEDULES STORYTIME FEATURING MAYOR CARLSON
MOORHEAD – The Moorhead Public Library will host a “Curious About Careers” Storytime Saturday, April 13 featuring special guest Moorhead Mayor Shelly Carlson. The monthly series is geared for youth ages 3 and up and allows kids to explore what they want to be when they grow up. The program will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Moorhead Public Library and is offered free-of-charge.
An additional event for youth will be held on April 15. The Moorhead Public Library invites youth and teens ages 10 and up to a Taylor Swift-inspired “Eras Party,” which is billed as a celebration of all things Taylor Swift. The program is scheduled Monday, April 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and will be held at the Moorhead Public Library, 118 5th St. S. Attendees are encouraged to dress up as their Taylor Swift Era and are invited to enjoy dancing, singing, crafting and games. The program is offered free-of-charge with craft supplies provided. No registration is required.

GATE CITY BANK HELPS SECURE $850K TO CHAMPION AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Matched Funds Will Benefit Three Local Nonprofits, Spur Community Growth and Affordable Housing
FARGO – Three local nonprofits – and those they gratefully serve – have 850,000 reasons to smile this spring, thanks to a longstanding partnership between Gate City Bank and one of the nation’s leading member-owned financial cooperatives, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB Des Moines).
In late March, as part of a grant-matching program aimed at stimulating affordable housing and communitydevelopment – where FHLB Des Moines contributed $3 for every $1 donated by Gate City Bank – the two organizations successfully earmarked $850,000 for YWCA Cass Clay, Beyond Shelter and Cass Clay Community Land Trust. The money was made possible through FHLB Des Moines’ Member Impact Fund, which Gate City Bank was proud to utilize and support.
To receive dollars from the Member Impact Fund, nonprofits across the country were nominated by members of FHLB Des Moines. That’s where Gate City Bank came in, filling out grant applications on behalf of YWCA Cass Clay,
Beyond Shelter and Cass Clay Community Land Trust – organizations the bank has worked closely with over the years, and who work tirelessly to benefit communities within its footprint. The funds were allocated as such:
• YWCA Cass Clay ($560,000)
• Beyond Shelter ($250,000)
• Cass Clay Community Land Trust ($40,000)

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