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    Tony Nasello, Restaurant Owner and Me
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Moorhead Highlights

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     Small enough not to be overwhelmed. Nice, good people. 

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     unbelievably cold winters 

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     safe and good at heart 

Moorhead Things to Do

  • Roland Dille Center for the Arts

    Roland Dille Center for the Arts, named for a former president of the University, houses the Department of Communication Studies, Film Studies and Theatre Arts. It also contains the 900 seat Hansen Auditorium where many musical and theatrical events are staged. One of the most popular of these is the summer series by the Straw Hat Players, a...

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  • Bridges Hall and Planetarium

    The MSUM Regional Science Center and Planetarium works with area elementary and secondary schools in their Astronomy and Natural History programs. Frequent educational events and opportunities are also held for the general public. For a current show schedule and ticket information click on the web link below.

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  • Learn About Norwegian Heritage

    I had never been inside the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead until my last trip and even then I didn't have time to walk around the exhibits inside. If you are crossing into Moorhead from Fargo on 1st Street you will see the large tentlike canvass on your left side which holds the recreation of a Viking Ship.The Hjemkomst Center has a number of...

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  • Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse

    Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse, also called Nemzek Hall, is the largest building on the MSU Moorhead campus. This was the site for graduation exercises we attended on May 14. The facility is probably best known to most people as the venue for home basketball games played by the MSUM Dragons. The building contains 8 basketball courts, racquetball courts,...

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  • Livingston Lord Library

    Named for the first president of the school, Livingston Lord Library sits in the center of the MSUM campus. It is a state-of-the-art resource center that is open every day and most evenings when school is in session. Through the interlibrary loan system virtually any book in print may be checked out here. The Library also houses offices for the...

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  • The Dragon

    MSU Moorhead's Dragon was born in the fire that devastated Old Main, the school's central building, on Feb. 9, 1930. Legend has it that Flora Frick, a physical education professor at the time, came up with the school mascot when she saw the football team running out of a temporary dressing room below the campus heating plant. It was a cold morning,...

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Moorhead Restaurants

  • Tell Tony I Said Hi

    Food, ambiance and people. The 3 key ingredients to really enjoying an evening out at a restaurant. Unfortunately many places will only get 1 or 2 of 3 done completely right. Although in most cases even 1 or 2 would be a nice evening out, if you can ever find all 3 you are surely in for an enjoyable evening.I won't get into my story telling about...

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  • An Unusual Name

    I had past this sub sandwich shop a few days earlier and on my last night in town when I really felt like just going back to my hotel room with a sandwich, chips and a drink and watch an American football game this is where I decided to stop.They have a story about why the place is named like it is . It has something to do with children's stories...

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  • Fresh Ingredients

    After touring around Fargo and Moorhead for the morning I needed to grab some lunch before I headed into the office. I had noticed this small place near my hotel in the morning, so I decided to head back from downtown Moorhead, about 2 miles away to have a quick lunch. This is a franchise pita place with locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. I...

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Moorhead Nightlife

  • Mick's Office, or bar

    Mick' Office is a standard local bar. It is very crowded with college students on Thursday nights when they offer mugs of beer for $3.50 (and refills for $2.50 -- and these are pretty big mugs, so it's a good deal). Sometimes it can be a lot of fun to go there, other times it gets boring. But it's a good idea to give it a try.

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  • I didn't get an opportunity...

    I didn't get an opportunity to go, but I was told that the I-Beam club is 'the' nightclub to go for drinks and dancing.Gay club

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Moorhead Transportation

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    The Dragon Express Unloading Passenegers

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    The Dragon Express, patterned after a Silverton Northern narrow gauge steam engine, is a special vehicle built by University employees in the shop at MSU Moorhead. In this picture it is unloading graduation day guests which have been shuttled from distant parking lots. The Dragon Express is also used to generate school spirit at sports events, and for public reations purposes as it travels to parades, fairs, other schools, and special events.

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Moorhead Local Customs

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    The Graduate and the Professor

    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Jul 8, 2004

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    Every College or University is a place where customs and traditions abound, but none is more exciting or meaningful than graduation day. This picture was taken following graduation exercises on May 14, 2004.

    On the left is William Harold (Hank) Crenshaw of Detroit Lakes, MN, who graduated SUMMA CUM LAUDE with a B.S. degree in mass communications. Hank is a 20 year U.S. Navy veteran who returned to school after retiring from his service in the military.

    On the right is Hank's proud wife, Joni Baldwin-Crenshaw, who just happens to be Karen's sister, and a Professor of Special Education at the University. Family and friends came from as far away as Ohio, Kentucky and Arizona for this special occasion.

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Moorhead Favorites

  • Evolution of Minnesota State University...

    In 1885, Solomon G. Comstock introduced legislation to begin Moorhead Normal School. The legislation passed and the new school was opened in 1888, with Livingston Lord as the first president. From that early beginning to present the school has evolved under five different names:Moorhead Normal School - 1888-1889Moorhead State Teachers College -...

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  • Visit the Hjemkomst Heritage...

    Visit the Hjemkomst Heritage Center. They have a Viking Longboat and Hopperstad Replica Stave Church showing some of the Scandinavian heritage of the area.This Stave Church was built by one man as a donation to the city of Moorhead. It is really impressive.Check out the website for the center @www.hjemkomst-center.com

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