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Contractors with Sprinturf install the new turf football field Wednesday at Jim Gotta Stadium in Moorhead. The first athletic events to be held on the new field will be on Sept. 5 with a 4 p.m. boys varsity soccer match followed by a 7 p.m. varsity football game. Nick Wagner / The Forum

Spuds' new playing surface starts to take shape

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MOORHEAD – The reflection of trucks, dirt and workers at Jim Gotta Stadium never left the sunglasses of Moorhead athletic director Dean Haugo earlier this week.


The smile beneath his glasses didn’t seem to go away either, as artificial turf was being put down.

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Chris Murphy
Chris Murphy is the Minnesota preps and Fargo Force beat reporter for the Forum. He's covered high school sports in Chicago, North Dakota and Minnesota for the last five years and, for some reason, has been given awards for doing so. If reading him in the paper and online isn't enough, you can read more of him at the Forum Preps Blog:  
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