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Former Moorhead Mayor Del Rae Williams suffers a stroke

Del Rae Williams is currently in Fargo’s Sanford Hospital, her husband said.

Moorhead Mayor-elect Del Rae Williams
Del Rae Williams as pictured at the beginning of her term as Moorhead's first female mayor in 2014.
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MOORHEAD — Former Moorhead Mayor Del Rae Williams has suffered a stroke, according to a Facebook post made from her account Thursday, Sept. 15. Her husband, Ron Williams, made the post on behalf of the former mayor, saying that she asked him to post the update.

She was transported via ambulance to Sanford Hospital in Fargo around 5 p.m. Wednesday, where she remained Thursday.

Ron Williams said his wife is having difficulty using the phone at the moment, and her recovery may be slow.

Del Rae Williams was the mayor of Moorhead from 2014 to 2018. She decided not to run for a second term .

She was Moorhead’s first female mayor and the first mayor that had not previously served on the City Council.


As mayor, Del Rae Williams held monthly coffee sessions for citizens to come chat with her, called “Coffee with the Mayor.” She serves as a trustee of the Cass-Clay Chapter of The Awesome Foundation , which gives small grants each month to fund ideas that aim to make the community a better place.

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