Area Briefs

RED RIVER ZOOMOBILE TO VISIT LOCAL LIBRARIES
MOORHEAD – Local libraries will host Red River Zoomobile visits as part of Lake Agassiz Regional Library’s outer space-themed Summer Library Experience, inviting area youth to meet zoo animals and learn amazing facts about animal habits, appearances, and much more. The visits are geared for youth but open to all and are offered free-of-charge.
Programs are scheduled as follows:
Thursday, June 27 at 2 p.m. at the Moorhead Public Library
Wednesday, July 17 at 3 p.m. at the Hawley Public Library

4 AVE N AND 30 ST N IMPROVEMENTS
Phase 3 of construction is anticipated to commence on or after Wednesday, June 12. Per the contractor’s schedule, this phase of work is anticipated to last for 2-3 weeks, dependent on weather and other coordination factors.
Properties that are located within Phase 3 are in a “rehabilitation” area and will lose direct or partial access to their driveways. 30 St N will be closed except for local traffic going into Vogel Law or trucks using the Runnings southernmost driveway.

MOORHEAD MAN ARRESTED ON FELONY DRUG CHARGES
MOORHEAD – An investigation and search warrant led to a significant methamphetamine seizure and arrest of Cory McKay, age 45, of Moorhead, for Felony Aggravated First Degree Controlled Substance charges.
On Wednesday, June 12, 2024, detectives from the Moorhead Police Department, in collaboration with detectives from the Cass County, ND, Drug Task Force, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, and the Drug Enforcement Administration, Fargo Office, conducted a search warrant in 200 block of 16 Street South. An active investigation led detectives to the conclusion that Cory McKay was trafficking large quantities of controlled substances. During the execution of the warrant, detectives located approximately ten pounds of methamphetamine, which had been transported from out of state for local distribution.
Cory McKay was transported to the Clay County Correctional Facility, and a long-form complaint was forwarded to the Clay County Attorney’s Office requesting Felony First Degree Aggravated Controlled Substance charges.

RACHEL STONE WINS 2ND ANNUAL DESTINY HOLIDAY AWARD
MOORHEAD – On June 17, the Moorhead Human Rights Commission presented the Destiny Holiday Award to Rachel Stone. Rachel Stone is committed to work to advance minoritized communities. She has also worked to make Moorhead a welcoming and supportive community for all. Her nominators shared:
“Rachel’s impact on Moorhead’s inclusivity is profound. She actively collaborates with local businesses, schools, and community centers to create safe spaces for everyone. Rachel’s initiatives, such as cultural exchange events, interfaith dialogues, and neighborhood clean‐up drives foster connections and promote understanding. Her commitment to making Moorhead a welcoming place for all residents, regardless of their background, exemplifies the spirit of community‐building.”
“Rachel has spent unlimited time, compassion and resources to help low‐income and disadvantaged minority youth to survive and be resilient and thrive in their educational, social, and emotional well‐being. She has volunteered to help low‐income preschool children for school readiness. Rachel collaborated with other Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) nonprofits on youth activities and taught summer youth activities in partnership with Moorhead Horizon Middle School, Cultural Diversity Resources, Minnesota State University Moorhead, and the U of MN Extension Service.”
Congratulations to Rachel and thank you for all that you do for Moorhead and the community!

Clay County Extension Master Gardener Learning Garden Tour
Come join us and embark on a learning garden tour in Moorhead and Dilworth, sites include residential gardens, a rose trial research garden & a local family owned greenhouse new to the Dilworth community. Each site will have a host to guide you through the tour site. Locations and more details will be emailed to registrants closer to the date.

July 18th, 2024
1:00-7:00pm
$10, tickets available through Moorhead Community Education.

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