Area Briefs

MOORHEAD’S POPULATION GROWS TO 44,505

MOORHEAD – Recently released 2020 US Census numbers show Moorhead grew from 38,065 residents in 2010 to 44,505 in 2020. That’s incredible growth!

Moorhead is a Rising Metro, and the Census documents the growth that is part of that. Moorhead’s growth rate is the highest in Minnesota outside of the 7-county Twin Cities metro area.

The 2020 US Census was very challenging because the count occurred during a pandemic and Census takers couldn’t go door to door as usual for nearly four months. Moorhead’s results show strong community spirit and networking about the importance of everyone complete their Census forms. 

Moorhead’s success owes a great deal of thanks to the work of the Moorhead Complete Count Committee, a group of more than 25 community leaders who worked hard to ensure the City’s residents knew how important the Census is for Moorhead. Billions of federal dollars are allocated each year based on Census numbers, and if a City’s count is short, it has to wait 10 years to correct it.

MOORHEAD PAGEANTS SEEKS CANDIDATES

MOORHEAD – Moorhead Pageants is seeking candidates for Miss Moorhead (ages 18-25), Moorhead Outstanding Teen (ages 13-17), and Moorhead Princesses (ages 4-12).

All required paperwork can be found at moorheadpageants.com.  

Miss Moorhead and Moorhead Outstanding Teen are preliminary pageants for the Miss Minnesota and Miss America titles.  Moorhead is an open pageant.

The competition is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11, at Horizon Middle School in Moorhead.

TRAFFIC SIGNAL LIGHT AT 34 ST S AND 4 AVE S TO BECOME PERMANENT

MOORHEAD – The temporary traffic signal at 34 St S and 4 Ave S is currently helping to manage diverted traffic from the SE Main Ave/20 St/21 St underpass project. Area residents requested a permanent signal and an evaluation of traffic study information concluded that the signal was warranted. The current temporary signal will remain in place throughout construction and until the permanent signal is installed in 2023.

MOORHEAD PARKS ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE RELOCATION

MOORHEAD – Moorhead Parks & Recreation has moved from its current location at the Sports Center to 1300 15th Ave North (previously the Clay County Department of Motor Vehicle offices). Although the physical address is changing, all other contact information will remain the same including email addresses, website addresses, and phone numbers.

Register for programs by visiting moorheadparks.activityreg.com

Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moorheadparksandrec

Website: moorheadparks.com | Phone: 218.299.5340

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