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The emerald ash borer has been confirmed in Moorhead.


Mayor's Message - 03.06.2023

The emerald ash borer has been confirmed in Moorhead. The invasive beetle has spread to 36 states, killing millions of ash trees. In preparation of EAB’s arrival, Fargo’s Forestry division has proactively replaced more than 3,600 boulevard ash trees since 2012, reducing the ash population to less than 24 percent of the total inventory. To reduce the risk of spreading the EAB, residents should not move firewood, which is the fastest method for spreading the pest; if you have ash trees, consider a plan for treatment, which can be less costly than removal; consider replacement with a non-ash species; or if you have an ash tree on the boulevard adjacent to your property, call Forestry to let them know you would like it removed and replaced, which will be done free of charge.

The Seed Library has returned for Spring 2023 where the public can pick up and try out some seeds for free; there are a variety of vegetable, herb and flower seeds available to the public while supplies last at the Main and Carlson libraries.

Tech Help services are now available for residents at the Carlson Library on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Librarians can help residents with technology issues including tablets, laptops, e-readers and smartphones and appointments are required.

George Holley, archeologist and retired MSUM professor, will visit the Main Library on March 14 to present “Uncovering Pieces of the Past.” He will explain the practice of archeology and provide hands-on activities for kids.

Following is a message I received today from Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney: “Today we cut the ribbon for our new state of the art library. Our creative team thought of every detail and thought you would enjoy how Fargo has been part of Frisco’s history and will forever be memorialized in our new Library.”

Twelve years ago, members from seven jurisdictions in the Fargo-Moorhead area and local public health from each side of the river came together to create the Cass Clay Food Partners, an organization which advocates for all members of the community to have safe, nutritious, affordable and culturally-based food as part of the region’s food system. Here’s more on who they are and how they serve our region.