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Moorhead, Minnesota
Logo of the city of Moorhead, Minnesota
Location in Minnesota
Location in Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°52′26″N 96°46′02″W / 46.87389, -96.76722
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Clay
Founded 1871
Government
 - Mayor Mark Voxland
Area
 - City 13.4 sq mi (34.8 km²)
 - Land 13.4 sq mi (34.8 km²)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km²)
Elevation 898 ft (274 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 32,177
 - Density 2,394.3/sq mi (924.4/km²)
 - Metro 184,857
 - 2006 City Estimate 38,346
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 56560 -- 56563
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-43864[1]
GNIS feature ID 0648070[2]
Website: www.ci.moorhead.mn.us

Moorhead is a city in Clay County, Minnesota, United States, and the largest city in northwest Minnesota. The population was 32,177 at the 2000 census, while a 2006 estimate lists it at 38,346. It is the county seat of Clay County6. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links MHDcitylogo. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ... List of Minnesota counties: Minnesota counties Aitkin County Anoka County Becker County Beltrami County Benton County Big Stone County Blue Earth County Brown County Carlton County Carver County Cass County Chippewa County Chisago County Clay County Clearwater County Cook County Cottonwood County Crow Wing County Dakota County Dodge County Douglas... Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... Area code 218 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


Moorhead was platted in 1871 and a permanent name was assigned to the town on October 6, 1871. Moorhead is bordered on the west by the Red River of the North and city of Fargo, North Dakota. On the east, Moorhead is bordered by Dilworth, Minnesota. Together along with West Fargo, North Dakota, the communities comprise the metropolitan area of Fargo-Moorhead with an estimated 2006 population of over 154,000 residents. is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Red River drainage basin, with the Red River highlighted The Red River in Greater Grand Forks, as viewed from the Grand Forks side of the river The Red River in Fargo-Moorhead, as viewed from the Fargo side of the river For other things named Red River, see the... “Fargo” redirects here. ... Dilworth is a city located in Clay County, Minnesota. ... West Fargo is a city located in Cass County, North Dakota. ... Fargo-Moorhead (F-M) is the name of the metropolitan area composed of Fargo, North Dakota, Moorhead, Minnesota, and surrounding cities. ...

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Geography

Moorhead sits in the fertile Red River Valley. The land around the Fargo-Moorhead area is some of the flattest and richest (for agricultural uses) in the world. This is because it lies on the lake bed of glacial Lake Agassiz, which drained approximately 10,000 years ago. The Red River Valley is a region in central North America that is drained by the Red River of the North. ... A map of the extent of Lake Agassiz Lake Agassiz was an immense lake—bigger than all of the present-day Great Lakes combined—in the center of North America, which was fed by glacial runoff at the end of the last ice age. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.4 square miles (34.8 km²), all of it land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Interstate Highway 94, U.S. Highway 10, and U.S. Highway 75 are three of the main routes in the city. Other nearby routes in the Fargo-Moorhead area include Interstate Highway 29 and Minnesota Highway 336. Interstate 94 (abbreviated I-94) is the northernmost east-west interstate highway, connecting the Great Lakes and Intermountain regions of the United States. ... This U.S. Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Highways. ... U.S. Route 75 is a north-south U.S. Highway. ... Interstate 29 (abbreviated I-29) is an interstate highway in the Midwestern United States. ... Minnesota State Highway 336 is a short four-lane highway connecting U.S. Route 10 and Interstate 94 east of Moorhead. ...


Education

The city has three major institutions of higher learning: Concordia College, (a four-year private college), Minnesota State University Moorhead (a public university), and Minnesota State Community and Techical College (a two-year to four-year technical college). The combined student enrollment of these colleges is usually more than 11,000. In 2007, Rasmussen College and Minnesota School of Business both announced their plans to build campuses in Moorhead, with classes beginning in 2008. Concordia is the Latin word for harmony, which has been used to refer to many things: Concordia was the Roman goddess of harmony. ... Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) is a four-year, public university and part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) located in Moorhead, Minnesota. ... Minnesota State Community and Technical College is a multiple-campus college in the state of Minnesota. ...


K-12 education is provided by the Moorhead School District: S.G. Reinertsen Elementary, Robert Asp Elementary, Ellen Hopkins Elementary, Horizon Middle School, and Moorhead Senior High School. The city includes The Red River Area Learning Center and The Probstfield Center for Education. Park Christian School is a private Christian school in Moorhead providing a K-12 education.


Arts and Culture

The Rourke Art Gallery and the Rourke Art Museum are native Moorhead cultural institutions hosting the annual Midwest Art Exhibition. Curator James O'Rourke displays an important art collection from local, regional and national artists. The Rourke Gallery operates from an historic 19th century mansion and the Rourke Museum is housed in the historic Moorhead Post Office building.


Moorhead is the second city in the United States that owns and operates a wireless ISP, GoMoorhead.com, and offers wireless internet to its residents.[2] Operated by Moorhead Public Service and using Tropos Networks’ MetroMesh system, GoMoorhead covers the entire city and some of the surrounding area with its wifi signal.[3]


Hjemkomst Center

The Hjemkomst Center is located in the city. It is a museum containing a re-creation of a Viking ship of the same name. The Hjemkomst vessel was built in nearby Hawley, MN by Moorhead resident Robert Asp, and was sailed to Norway by his children after Asp's early death. The ship is now permanently housed in the center. The Hjemkomst Center is a museum located in Moorhead, Minnesota. ... For other uses, see Viking (disambiguation). ...


The Clay County Museum and Archives, operated by the Clay County Historical Society, interprets the history of Clay County in a free museum in the lower level of the Hjemkomst Center. The Society has more than 30,000 artifacts in their collection, one of the largest and most important historic collections in Minnesota outside of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.


Located on the grounds of the Hjemkomst Center is a Stave Church. The traditional Norwegian-style church serves as a symbol of the Norwegian heritage in the Red River Valley. The church is a full-scale replica of the Hopperstad stave church in Vik, Norway. Urnes stave church in Luster, Norway, listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO A stave church is a medieval wooden church with a post and beam construction related to timber framing. ... Hopperstad stave church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


From about Memorial Day through Labor Day (depending on river conditions), the Red River Ruby, a pontoon boat gives tours on the Red River of the North adjacent to the Hjemkomst Center. Special charters can be arranged outside of the normal operating hours. A pontoon boat, like this small pleasure boat, typically floats and balances by means of two pontoons mounted lengthwise. ... The Red River drainage basin, with the Red River highlighted The Red River in Greater Grand Forks, as viewed from the Grand Forks side of the river The Red River in Fargo-Moorhead, as viewed from the Fargo side of the river For other things named Red River, see the... The Hjemkomst Center is a museum located in Moorhead, Minnesota. ...


An additional historical landmark is the Comstock House, built in 1882 and open for tours.


Popular Culture

Moorhead is briefly referenced in the film The Big Lebowski as the hometown of one of the main characters, Bunny Lebowski. Moorhead is also mentioned in the film The Buddy Holly Story as the next stop in the ill fated Winter Dance Party tour. Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper died in a plane crash enroute to their Moorhead performance. The Big Lebowski, a 1998 comedy film written by Joel and Ethan Coen and directed by Joel Coen, chronicles a few days in the life of a burned-out, unemployed California slacker after he is mistaken for a millionaire with the same name. ... The Buddy Holly Story is a 1978 biographical film which tells the life story of rock musician Buddy Holly. ... For the Weezer song, see Buddy Holly (song). ... Richard Steven Valenzuela (May 13, 1941 - February 3, 1959), better known as Ritchie Valens, was a pioneer of rock and roll and, as a Mexican-American, became the first Hispanic rock and roll star. ... Jiles Perry (J.P.) Richardson, Jr. ...


Moorhead's pioneer Prairie Home Cemetery on 8th Street is often cited as the inspiration for the name of Garrison Keillor's national radio program, A Prairie Home Companion. Garrison Keillor (born Gary Edward Keillor on August 7, 1942 in Anoka, Minnesota) is an American author, storyteller, humorist, columnist, musician, satirist, and radio personality. ... This article is about the radio show. ...


Sports

The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks is an independent professional baseball team that plays at Newman Outdoor Field in Fargo. They are part of the Northern League. The Fargo-Moorhead Jets is an NAHL Junior A hockey team that plays at the Carlson Coliseum, which is in Fargo, North Dakota, United States. League affiliations Northern League North Division  Name Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (1996-present) Team Colors red, black, silver Ballpark Newman Outdoor Field Championships League titles: 3 (1998, 2003, 2006) Division titles: 8 (1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)  Owner(s)/Operated By: Fargo Baseball, LLC General Manager: Josh Buchholz... This article is about the sport. ... Newman Outdoor Field is a baseball stadium in Fargo, North Dakota. ... This article refers to the modern Northern League. ... “Fargo” redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ...


Being a cold weather city, hockey has emerged as favorite sport of Moorhead. The community has provided significant support to hockey programs such as Moorhead Youth Hockey. Over the years, Moorhead Senior High has produced a number of talented hockey players, including:

  • Jason Blake (MHS '93) Currently playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs, formerly of New York Islanders.
  • Matt Cullen (MHS '95) Currently playing for the New York Rangers, a member of the 2005-2006 Carolina Hurricanes who won the NHL Stanley Cup (championship) in 2006.
  • Mark Cullen (MHS '97) Signed into the Philadelphia Flyers system in 2006, competed in 2006-2007 with the AHL Philadelphia Phantoms.
  • Brian Lee (MHS '05) Currently playing for the Ottawa Senators of the NHL, previously the University of North Dakota, and the U.S. National Junior Team.
  • Drew Fisher (MHS '06) Currently playing for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Jason Blake (born September 2, 1973 in Moorhead, Minnesota, USA) is a professional ice hockey player currently playing for the National Hockey Leagues New York Islanders. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... Matthew Matt Cullen (born November 2, 1976 in Virginia, Minnesota, United States) is a professional ice hockey center who currently plays for the New York Rangers of the NHL. Cullen graduated from Moorhead Senior High School in 1994. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Mark Cullen (born October 28, 1978 in Moorhead, Minnesota) is an American professional ice hockey player for the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL. He is the younger brother of Carolina Hurricanes player Matt Cullen. ... For other uses, see Brian Lee (disambiguation) Brian Lee (born March 26, 1987 in Fargo, North Dakota) is a professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for the Binghamton Senators. ... For other uses, see Ottawa Senators (disambiguation). ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 32,177 people, 11,660 households, and 7,030 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,394.3 people per square mile (924.4/km²). There were 12,180 housing units at an average density of 906.3/sq mi (349.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.08% White, 0.77% African American, 1.94% Native American, 1.27% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.10% from other races, and 1.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.47% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 11,660 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.7% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.04. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 23.1% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 17.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $34,781, and the median income for a family was $49,118. Males had a median income of $33,137 versus $23,717 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,150. About 8.2% of families and 16.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.9% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Notable residents

  • Leslie Stefanson - actress[3]

Media

  • The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, regional newspaper printed in Fargo

The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, sometimes known as the Fargo Forum or most commonly, just The Forum, is a newspaper printed in Fargo, North Dakota owned by Forum Communications. ...

References

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External links

Image File history File links Flag_of_North_Dakota. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Minnesota. ... Fargo-Moorhead (F-M) is the name of the metropolitan area composed of Fargo, North Dakota, Moorhead, Minnesota, and surrounding cities. ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ... Cass County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... “Fargo” redirects here. ... West Fargo is a city located in Cass County, North Dakota. ... Dilworth is a city located in Clay County, Minnesota. ... Alice is a city located in Cass County, North Dakota. ... Amenia is a city located in Cass County, North Dakota. ... Argusville is a city located in Cass County, North Dakota. ... Arthur is a city located in Cass County, North Dakota. ... Ayr is a city located in Cass County, North Dakota. ... Barnesville is a city in Clay County, Minnesota, United States. ... Briarwood is a city located in Cass County, North Dakota. ... Buffalo is a city located in Cass County, North Dakota, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 209. ... Casselton is a city located in Cass County, North Dakota. ... Comstock is a city located in Clay County, Minnesota, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 123. ... Davenport is a city located in Cass County, North Dakota. ... Downtown: post office, history center, city hall Enderlin is a city located in North Dakota. ... Erie is a census-designated place located in Cass County, North Dakota. ... Felton is a city in Clay County, Minnesota, United States. ... Frontier is a city in Cass County, North Dakota in the United States. ... Gardner is a city in Cass County, North Dakota, United States. ... Georgetown is a city located in Clay County, Minnesota. ... Grandin is a city located in North Dakota. ... Glyndon is a city located in Clay County, Minnesota. ... Harwood is a city located in Cass County, North Dakota. ... Hawley is a town in Clay County, Minnesota, along the Buffalo River. ... “Hitterdal” redirects here. ... Horace is a city located in Cass County, North Dakota. ... Hunter is a city located in Cass County, North Dakota. ... Kindred is a city located in Cass County, North Dakota. ... Leonard is a city located in Cass County, North Dakota. ... Mapleton is a city located in Cass County, North Dakota. ... North River is a city located in Cass County, North Dakota. ... Page is a city located in Cass County, North Dakota. ... Prairie Rose is a city located in Cass County, North Dakota. ... Sabin is a city located in Clay County, Minnesota. ... Tower City is a city located in North Dakota. ... Reiles Acres is a city located in Cass County, North Dakota. ... Ulen is a city in Clay County, Minnesota, along the South Branch of the Wild Rice River. ... Wheatland is a census-designated place located in Cass County, North Dakota. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ...

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Moorhead, Minnesota - definition of Moorhead, Minnesota in Encyclopedia (441 words)
Moorhead is a city located in Clay County, Minnesota.
The city is on the border between North Dakota and Minnesota, defined by the Red River of the North.
The city has three institutions of higher learning: Minnesota State University Moorhead, a public university, Concordia College, a four-year private college, and Minnesota State University and Techical college, a two-year technical college.
Moorhead, Minnesota - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (615 words)
The city has three institutions of higher learning: Minnesota State University Moorhead (a public university), Concordia College, (a four-year private college), and Minnesota State Community and Techical College (a two-year technical college).
The ship, which is permanently housed in the center, was built 1984, in Hawley Minnesota.
Moorhead sits in the fertile Red River Valley.
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