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2021 St. Patrick’s Parade will take place Saturday, March 20

FARGO – For the second year, the Downtown Community Partnership (DCP) will host the parade, inviting the community to enjoy festive entourages of bands, equestrians, Irish dancers, bagpipes, civic clubs, and multicultural groups.

The parade route has been changed from what was previously planned. It will now begin at NP and 4th Street in Downtown Fargo and continue through Fargo. The route was changed to accommodate Minnesota’s Stay Safe Plan requiring social distance at outdoor events as well as limited resources on the Moorhead side.

The parade will begin at NP & 4th Street, making its way through the heart of Downtown Fargo 11 – noon. 

Those interested in participating in the parade can register their float, vehicle or walking group on the St. Patrick’s Parade Page at http://downtownfargo.com/st-patricks-parade/

The DCP encourages participants, businesses, visitors and residents from all over to celebrate by wearing green, using shamrocks and playing music to continue making this a memorable experience for area residents.

Spring thaw may cause odors in retention ponds

MOORHEAD – As spring arrives, some stormwater retention ponds around the City of Moorhead may emit a strong, unpleasant odor due to rotting vegetation. This is a normal occurrence and is not dangerous. If you experience these odors in your neighborhood, please know that they will dissipate naturally over time.

If you have questions, please contact the Moorhead Wastewater Treatment Facility at 218.299.5386.

Concordia College Theatre Spring Musical

MOORHEAD – Concordia College Theatre presents Songs for a New World, written and composed by three-time Tony Award Winner, Jason Robert Brown. Songs for a New World is a sung-through song cycle, directed and choreographed by guest artist Donna Kaz with musical direction by Andrew Steinberg. With powerful vocals and original choreography, it is sure to be a night of breathtaking performances.

Songs for a New World follows characters on a road to self-discovery, which they uncover through their perseverance and daring. Through a mural of life-changing experiences, each character’s personal path demonstrates their endurance in the face of difficult times with melodies full of soul and hope. Highlighting emotions and experiences beyond simple linear storytelling, author Jason Robert Brown describes Songs for a New World as being, “about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back.”

The spring musical is free to attend online March 18th-20th at 8 p.m. Ticket orders can be placed at: https://www.ticketsource.us/concordia-college-theatre.

Moorhead High School Theater Presents Voices in the Halls

MOORHEAD – Voices in the Halls: a musical review is currently streaming on Spuds TV. This performance piece encapsulates the history in the MHS halls and the remarkable young people who have walked them. 

Voices in the Halls was filmed in October and November as our young artists were in distance-learning and missing the quintessential high school experience. For this reason, it is more than just a musical review about the history of the school; it is also an accidental documentary that highlights resilient young artists grappling to create theater despite enormous obstacles.

Attendees are given the opportunity to make a free will donation to support young artists involved in Moorhead High’s theater program.

Libraries Announce “1961: A Minnesota Sports Retrospective” Virtual Presentation on March 23

MOORHEAD – Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) has scheduled a virtual presentation in celebration of its 60th anniversary. On Tuesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m., Ross Bernstein will bring the 60th anniversary of an exciting MN sports year to life with a presentation featuring stories from the Minnesota Vikings, the Minnesota Twins and more. 

As a sports historian and author of nearly 50 books, Bernstein has chronicled many of the events which took place in 1961 and in this presentation he will highlight what was so special about that year – the year that the Vikings and the Twins came to be, the Gopher Football team played its last Rose Bowl and the Minneapolis Lakers moved to Los Angeles. Learn about the many heroes from that era in a fun-filled evening you don’t want to miss.

This event is made possible thanks to funding from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. This live virtual event will be available Tuesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. on the Lake Agassiz Regional Library Facebook page (facebook.com/larlmn). No pre-registration is required and a recording will be available following the presentation at larl.org/athome.

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