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Public Notification of Level 3 Predatory Offender

MOORHEAD – The Moorhead Police Department has released information on a Level III Predatory Offender who is moving to Moorhead. 

Randall Dean Adams, age 50, will be residing in the 300 block of 14th Street North, Moorhead.

Moorhead Police Department Offers Virtual Summer Youth Program

MOORHEAD – For over 30 years, Moorhead PD has provided the Summer Youth Program to kids in need of some positive and fun activity each week.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they are unable to conduct in-person programs that consist of gathering together 200 youth plus another 30-40 adult mentors.  So instead, the MPD have gotten creative and are offering the program virtually.  As has always been their mission, this free program is meant for Moorhead youth who do not have their days filled with other activities.

This virtual program will be held twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning July 7 and ending August 13, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm.  MPD are excited to bring fun, educational and informative one-hour Zoom sessions where you can interact with School Resource Officers.  An optional box lunch delivery will be offered along with the program as well as a few activities and surprises along the way. 

200 youth, 8-12 year olds will be accepted into the program. You must have a device that can access Zoom and an e-mail address.  Registration is required and is now open.  Go to to register.   

Questions can be directed to Youth Services Coordinator Louis Ochoa at 218.790.4054.

Moorhead Proud 5656OOH & AAH 4th of July Celebration

MOORHEAD – The Moorhead Business Association (MBA) is continuing its 4th of July tradition with this year’s theme being “Drive up, or kick back and Tune in”. The fireworks will be located at Horizon Shores Park, 3801 24th Ave S. 

The MBA has partnered with Radio FM Media to broadcast special programming (BOB 95.1) corresponding with the fireworks, to be enjoyed wherever you may be in the city.

Adolescent therapy group starts this summer in Moorhead

MOORHEAD – The Village Family Service Center’s Moorhead office will offer a summer session of Doing Your Best Today, a therapy group for teenagers. The group is geared to adolescents ages 13 to 17 who struggle with self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and mood management.

Doing Your Best Today utilizes Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), an effective treatment for people who have difficulty controlling their emotions and behaviors. Over 11 weeks, participants learn skills to help regulate emotions, cope with frustrations, communicate effectively and be more mindful, aware and focused.

The group will meet 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays and is led by Village providers Kathryn Davis Tidd, MSW, LICSW, and Brooke Hammond, MS, LAMFT. Teens may be able to participate in person or via telehealth. Insurance is accepted.

For more information or to register, call The Village’s Moorhead office at (701) 451-4811.

MSU Moorhead drops ACT/SAT requirement for admission

MOORHEAD – Minnesota State University Moorhead has adopted a test-optional admission policy. ACT/SAT test scores are no longer a requirement for admission to the university. This change is part of a national trend to allow more equitable access to higher education.

The change started this spring for fall 2020 applicants. The modified requirement will continue for spring and fall 2021 applicants and beyond. Students will be able to choose whether to include their test scores in their applications.  

The change is not about lowering standards but about providing opportunities for students.

“Removing the ACT/SAT barrier opens the door to more students. This change provides new opportunities for students who have the ability to achieve at MSUM based on their high school transcript, involvement and overall experiences,” said Brenda Amenson-Hill, MSUM’s vice president of enrollment management and student affairs.

“We want to be more inclusive and accessible to students interested in attending MSUM,” Reburn said.

More than 1,000 colleges and universities across the country no longer require the ACT/SAT for college admission.

Clay County Landfill Changes Hours

The hours at the Clay County Landfill have changed. New hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. as well as the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 8 a.m. – Noon. Call 218-299-5079 for more information.

The Clay County Landfill is a mixed municipal solid waste land disposal facility owned and operated by Clay County to handle waste generated in Clay County. It is located at 3301 190th St. S. Hawley.

Moorhead Public Library Announces Reopening, New Wireless Hotspots and Streaming Service

MOORHEAD – The Moorhead Public Library opened with adjusted hours on July 1 after its building was closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic. The library will be offering Express Service (encouraging short visits while maintaining social distance, sanitation procedures and more Monday through Thursday 9-7, Friday and Saturday 10-6.

While the library building was closed to the public a number of new services were introduced, including adding Wireless Hotspots to its collection. 

Wireless Hotspots are portable internet access devices that allow you to connect to a WiFi network using your computer, smartphone or another device at home or while on-the-go. Customers can check out Wireless Hotspots the same way they would check out a book or DVD, with a 14 day loan period and two possible auto-renewals if no one else has requested it. To request a device, place a hold on a wireless hotspot in the library’s catalog, or call the library for assistance.

Another addition to the library’s services is access to hoopla, allowing cardholders to stream popular movies and TV shows and download eBooks and eAudiobooks. Get started at

The Moorhead Public Library has also recently added a second book drop, giving customers the convenience of returning their materials in the parking lot of the Azool Hornbachers.

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