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Moorhead City Manager Michael Redlinger looks over the water that is still covering First Avenue North on Thursday near the railroad underpass behind the Moorhead Center Mall. (Dave Wallis/The Forum)

Moorhead city manager 'earned his stripes'

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MOORHEAD - Moorhead City Manager Michael Redlinger was not a familiar face when he took a lead role at the city's televised flood briefings, especially when compared to the old hands on the other side of the river.


The first impressions were inevitable, said Councilwoman Lauri Winterfeldt: "They look at each other and say, 'Did they let him out of school for this?' "

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