Morning headlines: Air quality alert issued for northern Minnesota for Tuesday

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Here is your InForum Minute for Tuesday, May 16.

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Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

MOORHEAD — With Canadian wildfire smoke moving into Moorhead and elsewhere in Minnesota's northern half, the air quality is expected to reach the orange level, which is unhealthy for sensitive groups. Full story here.

West Fargo pins Heidi Delorme as new finance director

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Heide Delorme
City of West Fargo.

WEST FARGO — West Fargo has hired former Bismarck School Board president and current United Way executive Heidi Delorme as its next finance director.

Delorme will be responsible for the management of accounting, debt/treasury, utility billing, budgeting, accounts payable/receivable, payroll and investments of West Fargo. Full story here.


Gun control measures, path to prison sentence reduction head to Minnesota governor's desk

Minnesota State Capitol, St. Paul, Minnesota
The Minnesota House of Representatives on Monday May 15, sent a major pubic safety bill to the governor's desk.
Don Davis / Forum News Service file photo

ST. PAUL — Two new gun control measures are headed to the Minnesota governor’s desk to be signed into law.

A Democratic-Farmer-Labor-backed budget package that boosts funding for public safety and courts by $880 million introduces universal background checks and a “red flag” law to temporarily remove guns from people deemed a threat to themselves or others. Full story here.

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