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Segment 2 – 21:54
Segment 3 – 33:30
Segment 4 – 37:07

Tuesday’s edition of In Focus welcomed guests from the City of Manhattan as well as the Manhattan Area Risk Prevention Coalition and USD 383.

The bulk of the show centered around city officials, welcoming onto the program City Manager Ron Fehr, Mayor Linda Morse and Commissioner Mark Hatesohl. Manhattan’s city government meets this evening at 6 p.m. for a legislative session, during which the commission will reorganize along traditional lines with Hatesohl — the current mayor pro tem — expected to be elevated to the mayorship for 2023.

The second segment, the trio discussed a positive year revenue-wise for the city as well as previewed the evening’s meeting. Aside from the reorganization, commissioners will conduct a public hearing to vacate a utility easement in the Interlachen Addition in West Manhattan. The group ended noting the upcoming interruption of service at the Manhattan Regional Airport amid the long-planned runway reconstruction project and shared some messages for the Manhattan public for the new year.

The program closed with a visit from MARPC’s Melissa Rickel-Morrill as well as Drug and Alcohol Counselor Kari Humes. The duo talked this evening’s Tall Cop Says Stop event with Officer Jermaine Galloway, an adults-only event focused on educating parents and educators on ways to identify signs and behaviors of substance abuse in youth. No media or photography is permitted, the event is free and offers childcare — it gets started Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Rezac Auditorium.