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MOORHEAD SCHOOLS TO PROVIDE ADULT MEALS THROUGH DECEMBER 30
MOORHEAD – Beginning, Tuesday, November 10, Moorhead Area Public Schools will provide free meals for adults along with student meals during scheduled student distribution. Meals will also be delivered to several low income or senior living centers that do not provide meals to residents.
These meals are a result of an Incentive Grant funded through the Coronavirus Relief Fund CARES Act through the State of Minnesota Office of the Governor and will be provided through December 30, 2020.
The meals will be available for pick up Monday through Friday when school is in session at any of the sites listed below.
The meal bags will include both breakfast and lunch. Any adult is eligible to receive a meal and meal recipients are asked to keep the food refrigerated and to use within three days.
Superintendent Dr. Brandon Lunak commented, “The Moorhead Area Public Schools team has done an outstanding job of ensuring that every child receives nutritious meals during hybrid and distance learning models. We are excited to be able to support the community by expanding the program to adults through the holiday season.”
11:15 AM -12:15 PM
Robert Asp Elementary 91011th St. N Door #5
S.G. Reinertsen Elementary 1201 40th Ave S Door #13
Ellen Hopkins Elementary 2020 11th St. S Door #5
Dorothy Dodds Elementary 440 24th Ave S Door #24
12:00-12:45 PM
Horizon Middle School 3601 12th Ave S Door #22
Moorhead High School 2300 4th Ave S Door #15
11:30-12:30 PM
Arrowhead Park 2600 6th Avenue N,
Queens Park 3201 20th Street South
Allyson Park 4320 3rd St S

FM Area Foundation Names New Executive Director
FARGO – The FM Area Foundation announces Eric Wilkie as its new Executive Director.
“The FM Area Foundation is excited for Eric Wilke to be the next Executive Director of our organization,” said Louise Dardis, vice chair of the FM Area Foundation’s Board of Directors and chair of the search committee. “His leadership experience, expertise and knowledge of nonprofit operations and expectations, as well as his positive reputation and influence across the state and within this region, is a definite asset as the Foundation continues to address community needs now and into the future.”
Wilkie has been part of the Fargo-Moorhead community since 1997 and has been working in the nonprofit field for 20 years. Wilkie earned his Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certificate in 2017. CFRE certification is the only accredited certification for fundraising professionals and is recognized as the global standard for fundraising professionalism. Prior to joining the FM Area Foundation, Wilkie held leadership positions at prominent nonprofits in our region, including the Anne Carlsen Center, Oak Grove Lutheran School, and the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch.

Bill Schwandt to lead California’s MID’s water and power operations
Modesto Irrigation District appoints former leader of Moorhead Public Service as General Manager
MODESTO, CA – The Modesto Irrigation District (MID) Board of Directors appointed Bill Schwandt as the District’s General Manager during their November 10 Board meeting. Schwandt joins MID following a 35-year career with Moorhead Public Service in Moorhead, Minnesota. He had served as Moorhead Public Service’s General Manager for 28 years.
“Bill’s strong leadership and strategic vision will drive our continued efforts to maintain operational excellence and protect our long-standing water rights,” said MID Board President Paul Campbell. “We look forward to the ideas and innovations he will bring to MID.”
“MID has a rich history and steadfast commitment to providing safe, reliable, affordable services. I’m looking forward to immersing myself in the organization and serving this community,” said Schwandt.
Beginning Tuesday, December 1, Schwandt will lead MID’s day-to-day operations and more than 400 employees.

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