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Overhauled Moorhead Human Rights Commission announces its members

Moorhead City Hall. Ethan Nelson / The Forum

MOORHEAD — A recently revitalized Moorhead Human Rights Commission announced its members Thursday, Oct. 12, as the group readies for a meeting next week.

Commissioners are Erika Yoney, a school health consultant with the Minnesota Department of Health; Nate Aalgaard, of the Freedom Resource Center; Hukun Abdullahi, founder of the Afro American Development Association; Shinwar Mayi, who recently ran unsuccessfully for a spot on the Moorhead City Council; MaKell Pauling-Normandin, a paralegal with the Vogel Law Firm; and Willard Yellow Bird, cultural planner for the city of Fargo.

Councilwoman Sara Watson Curry also serves on the commission, representing the council.

The Human Rights Commission recently underwent changes after a two-year hiatus due to declining membership and low attendance at meetings. Among the changes was a reduction in the number of members from 11 to seven.

The commission's first meeting since the restructuring is set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the council chambers on the first floor of City Hall, 500 Center Ave.

Kim Hyatt

Kim Hyatt is a reporter with The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead and a 2014 graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth. She started her newspaper career at the Owatonna People’s Press covering arts and education. In 2016, she received Minnesota Newspaper Association's Dave Pyle New Journalist Award and later that year she joined The Forum newsroom.

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