SAYING GOODBY TO K9 ARGO
On Friday, April 8, 2022, Officers and Deputies from the Moorhead Police Department, Barnesville Police Department, Fargo Police Department, and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office said goodbye to retired Moorhead Police K9 Argo after he suffered from complications of an enlarged heart.
His handler Mike Fildes worked with him protecting the surrounding communities for 7 ½ years with the Moorhead Police Department. The K9 teams are essential to providing additional protection to our communities as they locate suspects and find narcotics.
Deputy Fildes is currently working with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and is the going through K9 training with his new Partner Maverick. The experiences he had with Argo, will undoubtedly help him be a better partner with Maverick.
Argo will be missed by many.
MOORHEAD ADDS THIRD CERTIFIED BUILDING OFFICIAL TO STAFF
MOORHEAD – City of Moorhead Building Inspector II Ryan Nelson recently passed the Certified Building Official Exam. Moorhead now has three certified building officials on staff, which means that the city can provide more timely service to the building and housing industry.
Ryan is also a Master Plumber and is able to complete Plumbing Plan Reviews.
Newly appointed Moorhead Building Official Michael Moss said, “Ryan helps ensure that building in Moorhead is done correctly and efficiently. His work helps make all of our buildings and neighborhoods safer every day.”
MINNESOTA FFA RESUMES TRADITIONAL STATE CONVENTION APRIL 24-26
MINNEAPOLIS – More than 4,000 FFA members, teachers, adult supporters and sponsors will gather April 24-26 for the first time in nearly three years, resuming a tradition that was suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the theme Thrive, Minnesota FFA will celebrate the accomplishments of students who have excelled in leadership, career exploration, science, community involvement and agriculture experiences.
The organization’s 93rd Convention is taking place during a benchmark year of 15,000 student members, the highest since the 1980s. Nineteen FFA chapters chartered over the past three years are indicative of the growth Minnesota FFA experienced, even during the challenging 2020 and 2021 school years.
“FFA has provided myself and my team with an abundance of moments where we were at our best,” said Emily Matejka, the 2021-2022 Minnesota FFA president, from Martin County West. “As we shaped our year and influence, we wanted members to remember that FFA continues to provide these thriving moments for all members.”
MSU MOORHEAD HOSTS JUNIOR DAY APRIL 22
MOORHEAD – Minnesota State University Moorhead will host a special visit day for high school juniors on Friday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the university’s Comstock Memorial Union.
During Junior Day, students and their families will meet faculty and current students, tour campus and the residence halls, hear about student life from current students, and learn about academic programs and student services. Lunch is provided. The application fee will be waived for students who apply for admission during Junior Day.
Free visitor parking is available in lot M5.
Students can register for Junior Day or learn about other campus visit options at mnstate.edu/visit or call 218.477.2161 or 1.877.678.6463.
MOORHEAD HIGH SCHOOL STAGES ‘A WRINKLE IN TIME’
MOORHEAD – Moorhead High School Theater announces its upcoming production of “A Wrinkle in Time,” adapted by James Sie. Directed by Jon Leiseth, the play is based on Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel by the same name.
The play follows the story of Meg Murray, an awkward, nerdy and fiercely independent teenager who is often filled with doubt. Meg sets out on a cosmic journey to search for her missing father along with her genius little brother and their new-found friend, Calvin. Guided by three mysterious, magical and outlandish “witches,” Meg becomes the unlikely hero in a battle with evil, armed only with her faults. The characters come to know there is a time when only love can make worlds of difference. This Moorhead High School production celebrates the publication anniversary of Madeleine L’Engle’s well-loved, Newbery-award winning young adult novel.
“I’m thrilled that we get to celebrate the 60th publication anniversary of L’Engle’s novel with our stage production which brings its story, worlds, characters and their adventures to life with out-of-this-world design, puppetry, and video projection,” Leiseth says.
Performances run April 22-30
Friday, April 22 & 29 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 23 & 30 – 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. (April 30 performance at 7 p.m. will be livestreamed)
Sunday, April 24 – 2 p.m. (April 24 performance at 2 p.m. includes American Sign Language Interpretation)
All performances are at the Performing Arts Center at Horizon Middle School
Tickets are available online at www.moorheadschools.org/tix. Ticket prices are $8 for students and $10 for adults. Tickets will also be available at the door.
SANITARY SEWER FLOW HIGH FROM 40 AVE S TO 46 AVE S, WEST OF 8 ST
MOORHEAD – The area between 40 Ave S and 46 Ave S — west of 8 St in Moorhead — is generating high sanitary sewer flows; sewer backup is possible. Make sure sump pumps are disconnected from the sanitary sewer.
If you have questions, call Moorhead Wastewater Treatment at 218.299.5386, extension 2.