He’s the second DFLer to seek endorsement

    Michael “Mike” Moore has announced that he will be seeking the endorsement of the District 1-B Democratic Farmer Labor Party for the Minnesota House of Representatives. Moore, of Mentor, is a longtime resident of the area, having lived in Fertile for over 25 years and for the past 12 years as a resident of Maple Lake.

    Moore came to the district as a teacher. Since that time he has worked as a community development director and economic development director, and he has been a small business owner for more than 30 years, having owned and operated newspapers and a marketing company, according to information in his announcement. He currently owns and operates the Thirteen Towns newspaper in Fosston, does economic development work for Red Lake Falls and is secretary/manager of the Polk County Fair in Fertile. In addition, he owns and operates the Kittson County Enterprise newspaper in Hallock and is the economic development director for Kittson County.

    Moore is the second candidate to seek the DFL endorsement. Erwin “Erv” Rude of rural Fosston announced his candidacy several weeks ago.

    According to Moore’s announcement, “Moore is concerned about the state of affairs in northwestern Minnesota. The small rural school districts are losing enrollment. There are jobs but the job training programs are not keeping up with the needs of the market. Schools are not providing the skilled labor that is needed to fill the jobs – vocational training is limited at best.  Housing is an issue but community infrastructure is an issue too – public infrastructure needs to be in place – communities need help and no one is providing the guidance to achieve and correct those needs. Technological along with basic needs are unmet and help to solve those needs is not forthcoming. Moore knows how to get things done, he has a proven track record in achieving those goals, and in creating jobs and opportunities.”