Moorhead, city (1990 pop. 32,295), seat of Clay co., NW Minn., on the Red River; inc. 1881. A sister city of Fargo, N.Dak., it is a shipping and processing center for a livestock, dairy, and farm (chiefly sugar beets and potatoes) area. Sugar, molasses, barley malt, and soft drinks are manufactured. Its economy and cultural activities center largely around Minnesota State Univ. Moorhead and Concordia College.
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