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Awards & Recognition
‘Good Morning America’ visits Stillwater for Main Street USA segment
Stillwater was given the national spotlight on Good Morning America’s “Main Street USA” segment on July 3.
The segment highlights main streets around the country “that keep the American spirit alive.” GMA also honored Sara Jespersen, a local resident and businesswoman who helped turn a “garage alley” into an art and entertainment area.
Jespersen, the owner of The Lumberjack axe-throwing bar, also helped bring the World Snow Sculpting Championship to the city. Jespersen was also honored by Mayor Ted Kozlowski in the segment, as he proclaimed July 3 as “Sara Jespersen Day.”
Moorhead hits Green Step Level 5 again
Moorhead has again achieved the top level in Minnesota’s GreenStep Cities program, Crystal Rayamajhi announced at the recent meeting of the Moorhead City Council.
Rayamajhi, who was named the city’s sustainability coordinator in 2022, told council members that Moorhead maintained its status at the highest level of the voluntary program through a number of improvements during the past year. Among the 17 areas of improvement currently being tracked are reduction of energy use in city buildings, the addition of private energy-generating sites, and the increase to 60% of streetlights equipped with LED.