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2023 Budget & Rates

Proposed 2023 Budget and Rates

Moorhead Public Service (MPS) is locally governed by a six-member board of MPS customers known as the Moorhead Public Service Commission (Commission). Each fall, the Commission has the responsibility of establishing the utility’s rates and budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Preliminary estimates indicate that rate increases for MPS customers in 2023 may be between 0 and 4 percent for electric rates and between 2 and 5 percent for water rates.

The Moorhead Public Service Commission will hold a public hearing to consider changes in electric and water rates in Moorhead. The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at 5:30 PM, in the Auditorium at the Hjemkomst Center, 202 First Avenue North, Moorhead, Minnesota.

For thirty (30) days subsequent to the closing of the rate hearing and prior to the adoption of a rate change, written testimony shall be received and considered by the Commission. To be considered by the Commission, written comments should be postmarked no later than Saturday, November 18, 2022, and mailed to: Moorhead Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 779, Moorhead, MN 56561-0779.

A formal decision regarding MPS’ 2023 rates will be determined at the Commission’s meeting on or about December 20, 2022.

Click on the following for information regarding Moorhead Public Service’s (MPS’) proposed 2023 budget and rates:



Check back for updates to this information throughout the 2023 budget process.

PRESS RELEASE: Street Closure begins Wednesday, June 8th, for the 14th Street Watermain Replacement Project

For Immediate Release on Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Beginning on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 14th Street from 12th Avenue to 9th Avenue South in Moorhead will be closed for a watermain replacement project at the intersection of 14th Street and 10th Avenue South. This closure is anticipated to last 10 days, weather permitting.

Motorists should follow the detour route or determine an alternate route during this street closure.


Please contact the following individual for more information regarding this press release:

Jake Long, Water Distribution Supervisor

Moorhead Public Service

Phone: 218.477.8074

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Moorhead Public Service, 500 Center Avenue, P.O. Box 779, Moorhead, MN 56561-0779 ♦ 218.477.8000, Option 4

Providing safe and reliable electricity and water to the community of Moorhead since 1895.

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