"...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. It is the county seat of Clay County.
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 core of the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area, which has an estimated 2006 population of around 200,000 residents....
Moorhead is briefly referenced in the 1998 film The Big Lebowski as the hometown of one of the main characters, Bunny Lebowski. Moorhead is also mentioned in the 1978 film The Buddy Holly Story as the next stop in the ill-fated Winter Dance Party tour. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper died in a plane crash en route to their Moorhead performance.
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. 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.
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. Played at the 2006 Olympic games for the United States in Turin, Italy.
* Matt Cullen (MHS '95) Currently playing for the Carolina Hurricanes, a member of the 2005-2006 Carolina Hurricanes who won the NHL Stanley Cup (championship) in 2006. Played at the 2006 Olympic games for the United States in Turin, Italy.
* 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) Professional hockey player, previously the University of North Dakota, and the U.S. National Junior Team. Also played for the Ottawa Senators.
* Ryan Kraft (MHS '93) Played for the San Jose Sharks.
*see GoodnewsEverybody: Sports-Hockey
"Gospel Fever!" - performed by the Hard-Bop Sax Quartet
"Performed by the Hard-Bop Saxophone Quartet
Concordia College Recital Hall
Moorhead, Minnesota USA
Oct. 15, 2006
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Red River Flood of 1997: April 18 Flooding in Fargo/Moorhead
"Residents around the Fargo, ND/Moorhead, MN area on April 18 continued to battle the floodwater coming close to their homes. After a lot of hard work, many still lost the battle.
To read more about this timespan during the flood of '97, see http://mwmnp.blogspot.com/2007/04/flo...
This video came from the "Beyond the Flood" video sold by the Minnesota Broadcasters Association in 1997 to benefit flood victims. "
Road Trip through Moorhead MN
"This is a video of a road trip through Fargo-Moorhead on Aug 25th of 2008"
A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Imagery from Moorhead, Minnesota
"This is a video I made for a TV Production class. It doesn't have much of an angle beyond taking a glimpse of the character of the city and those that live, work and play within it. I chose the song "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" by Procol Harum to be the foreground music due to its close proximity of the time that many of the buildings featured were constructed. "