Located on the western border of the state, this region is home to many rural communities. The largest city in the region is Moorhead, which is part of the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area. Other major cities include Fergus Falls, Alexandria, Detroit Lakes, and Morris.
Support for this region of Minnesota Compass is provided by the West Central Initiative Foundation.
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