Western cities seek continued state aid
ST. PAUL - Moorhead is a different city today in part due to state aid sent to five Red River Valley communities, Mayor Mark Voxland says.
"We were losing businesses weekly," Voxland told a Senate committee Wednesday about the early-1980s.
When a state aid program for five Red River Valley cities passed in the 1983, things began to change and those communities started to compete with North Dakota, he said. "It stopped the hemorrhaging to a great extent."