Foster care program looks to connect kids to families

Foster care program looks to connect kids to families

For one social worker, the favorite part of her job is when a child and family she is working with finalize the adoption process. It’s ... Read more | Add your comment

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Piecing together deadly standoff will take time

FARGO (FNS) — The law enforcement community in Fargo-Moorhead mourned a fallen friend and comrade Thursday as investigators began the job of piecing together events ... Read more | Add your comment

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State owes the city a grant extension on Kirkbride

Fergus Falls indeed should go to the state asking for an extension on spending the Kirkbride funding. And it should ask for more money. It ... View

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Prince Honeycutt House honored with preservation effort

The Otter Tail County Historical Society seeks volunteers of all ages to create Valentine’s Day cards and signs because it intends to “heart bomb” the ... Read more | Add your comment

West Otter Tail County 2016 Crop & Forage Show winners announced

Competition was close for entries in the Youth and Open Class divisions at the Crop & Forage Show held Feb. 3 at the Bigwood Event ... Read more | Add your comment

Live music at Y’s Folks meeting

Musician Mikko Cowdery to perform for the Y’s Folks at its February meeting at noon Monday at the Fergus Falls YMCA. Mikko accompanies himself on ... Read more | Add your comment

Candlelight ski at Glendalough canceled for Saturday

Due to poor trail conditions and expected wind-chills below zero, the Candlelight Ski on Saturday has been canceled. The event may be rescheduled for a ... Read more | Add your comment

Marijuana measure petition must be resubmitted after using old law

BISMARCK ­(FNS) — Backers of a proposed ballot measure to legalize marijuana in North Dakota made an error in their petition submitted Wednesday, and the ... Read more | Add your comment

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  6. Flood diversion project gets funding boost  | Add your comment
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State & Regional

Florida Georgia Line headed to Upper Midwest

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Country music duo Florida Georgia Line announced its Dig Your Roots Tour will make multiple stops across the Upper Midwest, including ... Read more  | Add your comment

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  2. No charges to be filed for now in death of Detroit Lakes woman  | Add your comment
  3. 2 die in head-on crash by Baxter  | Add your comment
  4. Parking garage gets noticed  | Add your comment


Comets edge Battlers, win Little eight conference

Comets edge Battlers, win Little eight conference

BATTLE LAKE — In what has been a heated battle between Little Eight Conference rivals the No. 4 (Class A) Hillcrest boys’ basketball team and ... Read more  | Add your comment

  1. 7th grade Otter boys’ basketball continues impressive start  | Add your comment
  2. Chargers hold on to beat Rockets 71-68  | Add your comment
  3. Knights shield Royals barrage, win 64-59  | Add your comment

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Fargo officer expected to die after being shot

FARGO (FNS) — A Fargo officer shot Wednesday night during a standoff in north Fargo is expected to die, and the suspected shooter is also ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. 2 injured in head-on crash  | Add your comment
  2. 2 men injured in head-on crash  | Add your comment
  3. Landlord who shot tenant given 15 years in prison  | Add your comment


Lynn Balken, 1940-2016

Lynn Alan Ottin Balken, 75, a resident of Fergus Falls, died, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at PioneerCare. He was born Aug. 11, 1940, in Fergus ... Read more | Add your comment

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Let’s find solutions, not divisions

We would like to say a word of caution about making mountains out of molehills regarding the board meeting for the Fergus Falls Public Schools ... Read more | Add your comment


Memory can present tricky issues

Alan Linda: The Prairie Spy Horse. Forest. Curtains. Remember these words. I was thinking about memory ... Read more | Add your comment

Letters to the Editor

Compromise is needed

This is a follow up on Anthony Hicks’ column published Feb. 4. First of all I want to thank Hicks for a very detailed update ... Read more | Add your comment

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Year in Review: Quotes of the Year

Editor’s note: A good quotation is always a joy to read, especially when they sum up a situation or express an emotion. Members of the ... Read more | Add your comment