5.13.2024 Mayor’s Message



          Hi Everybody,

  • “Educators Appreciation Week” was celebrated last week.  Educators in our school systems include bus drivers, cooks, custodians, coaches, counselors, instructional aides, office staff, paraprofessionals, principals and all educators.  When you see an educator, please say “thank you” as they are helping shape the lives of our youth.  Thank you to all the aforementioned.
  • A fun fact from the “Friday Sports Wrap”.  The last venue in which men’s March Madness was held which was not a “stadium” was …… Kemper Arena in 1988.  Thanks Oly.
  • River flows change, water temperature changes, pumping at Devils Lake and normal maintenance all contribute little differences in our water.  Water may be tinted at times though it will  be safe for your consumption and return to being the best tasting water in North Dakota.
  • Will you please note a couple things at our 24-7 grass and branch dump?  Separate your plastic bags and twine and put them in the container as they plug the compost turner.  Place your refuge in appropriate piles and pile “up” instead of spreading.  Thank you.
  • Last week Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) did a great job hosting its 59th Annual Meeting, thank you to all the MRES folks who made it happen.  Cybersecurity remains a huge threat, be a “human firewall”.
  • The Garrison Dam spillway has a project upcoming, but on the lighter side, we were shown a picture of Mile High Stadium, Arrowhead Stadium and the FARGODOME fitting in the spillway!
  • Clean-up Week begins May 13:  The rotation is SW to SE to NE to NW remembering materials MUST be sorted and piled.  There will be a branch pick-up following Clean-up Week.  For further information, please call 701-845-0314, see the city website or pick up an informational document at City Hall.
  • Thanks to all who provide and proof material for this article.                                                                                                   
  • Mothers are like glue. Even When you can’t see them, they are still holding the family together.”   ~ Susan Gale                                                                                  Blessings, Pray, be Grateful and Respectful,


Dave Carlsrud

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