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MOORHEAD AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS LAUNCHES NEW APP FOR MAPS AND UPDATED WEBSITE

MOORHEAD – Moorhead Area Public Schools announced the launch of their new mobile app and refreshed website. The new website can be found at www.isd152.org and features a clean and modern design with easy navigation on both mobile and desktop versions.

The free mobile app will give parents quick and easy access to news, notifications, events, lunch menus and more so they can stay informed and up-to-date on important events, information and activities within the school community. The app automatically translates to the language settings of the users phone and is customizable by the user to select the district as well as specific schools for updates or to receive push notifications. Also featured are links to PowerSchool so parents can log in to view their child’s grades and assignments, meal balances or bus information. Search Moorhead Schools to download in your preferred app store.

CURBSIDE BRUSH PICK UP

 RETURNS EARLY 

MOORHEAD – Due to an early spring and high call volumes regarding curbside yard waste pick-up, yard waste collection will begin on Monday, April 12 instead of May 3.

MSUM DILLE LECTURER SHERRY LEE SHORT TO SPEAK ON “WOUNDED LAND” APRIL 14

MOORHEAD – Sherry Lee Short, a professor in Minnesota State University Moorhead’s School of Art, will present a free public lecture on “Wounded Land” on Wednesday, April 14 at 5 p.m. via Zoom, meeting ID: 925 173 8733, passcode: 004321. 

Short’s presentation is an honor given as the recipient of the 2020 Dille Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award.     

The lecture will explore the context of Short’s past work in landscape art and her current work in collage through a series of reflections about the Sheyenne National Grassland. The Grassland has been a key influence on her work and life. 

Short earned her Master of Fine Art with Distinction from the University of Georgia. She teaches all levels of drawing and illustration and coordinates the School of Art’s three distinctive certificates in illustration—scientific illustration, sequential art, and book illustration.  

Each year, the Dille Fund for Excellence Committee and the President select one MSUM faculty member to receive the Dille Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award. It’s one of the highest honors that MSUM grants to the faculty.

CITY OF MOORHEAD AND GATE CITY BANK ANNOUNCE $2 MILLION INVESTMENT IN LOAN PROGRAM

MOORHEAD – Gate City Bank is working together with the City of Moorhead to keep Moorhead’s mature neighborhoods strong and to help local homeowners reinvest in their homes by providing the Neighborhood Impact Program.  The low-interest loans are conducted with the benefit of inspection services from the City of Moorhead to assist homeowners to identify needed repairs and conduct major improvement projects on older homes.

Mayor Shelly Carlson said, “The Neighborhood Impact Program is great for Moorhead residents and our whole community. Home improvements keep our housing stock in good condition and our neighborhoods strong. The City of Moorhead thanks Gate City for the partnership and this significant investment. I am excited to see people have this great opportunity to improve their homes.”

“Creating a better way of life for our customers, communities and fellow team members is at the heart of who Gate City Bank is,” said Jeana Marshall, Vice President of Personal Lending Operations. “We’re very excited to see where these local partnerships can benefit homeowners and communities alike.”

The Neighborhood Impact Program was originally made available by Gate City Bank to Moorhead residents in 2005; since then, more than 145 homeowners have taken advantage of the low interest loans to make home improvements. Improvements ranged from safety repairs like furnace replacements and accessibility improvements, to patio additions and new garages. 

Learn more here: http://www.cityofmoorhead.com/residents/housing/home-improvement/neighborhood-impact-program.

MPS RECOGNIZED FOR 

RELIABLE ELECTRIC SERVICE 

TO THE COMMUNITY

MOORHEAD – Moorhead Public Service has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2020. The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association (APPA), a trade group that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities.

APPA helps electric utilities track power outage and restoration data through its subscription-based eReliability Tracker service. Once per year, APPA’s Reliability Team compares this data to national statistics tracked by the U.S. Energy Information Administration for all types of electric utilities.

 “Public power utilities have proven their commitment to serving their community by continuing to lead the nation in reliability,” said Alex Hofmann, APPA’s Vice President of Technical and Operations Services. “These utilities are the best of the best when it comes to keeping the lights on in their communities.”

 Nationwide, the average public power customer has their lights out for less than half the amount of time that customers of other types of utilities do.

“We are proud to receive this recognition. It is a testament to the hard work of all our staff to ensure that we keep the City of Moorhead powered,” said Travis Schmidt, General Manager at Moorhead Public Service.

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