Humane Society wraps up recent shelter renovations

Humane Society wraps up recent shelter renovations

Cats at the Humane Society of Otter Tail County have a new place to lay their heads thanks to a $15,000 Northern Tier Shelter Initiative ... Read more

Featured News

City may reconsider downtown mobile food truck ban

Should mobile food trucks be allowed to park on Lincoln Avenue in downtown Fergus Falls? The Fergus Falls City Council is slated to vote on ... Read more

  1. Report: Rothsay man swings baseball bat at man
  2. Minnesota to overhaul drug laws for the first time in 27 years
  3. DNR debuts state park campsite reservation system

Featured Opinion

Democratic Party left its principles

That’s why i joined the GOP Bill Sculz: From the Right I am a Christian and a conservative. Because of those principles which inform and ... View

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PioneerCare to celebrate new fleet

PioneerCare Corporate, Foundation and Auxiliary board members, staff and representatives from sponsor churches came together for the 87th annual meeting of PioneerCare on Thursday evening. ... Read more

Project to connect local artists and patrons

Art enthusiasts and collectors will have a new way to purchase art this summer through a community assisted art program. The project is a riff ... Read more

Morris company with workers on strike to close

MORRIS — Aaron Carlson Corporation, whose carpenters have been on strike since April 11,  will be closing its Morris location, the company said in a  ... Read more

Lawmakers optimistic on transportation funding with talks set to begin this week

ST. PAUL (FNS) — How Minnesota can provide billions of dollars to fix roads and provide for other transportation needs in the next decade may ... Read more

  1. I-94 lane closures planned near Dalton May 2 for repairs
  2. Perham home total loss in fire
  3. Lake Region’s exercise initiative awards a vacation prize
  4. Cardiologist shares story of the Boston Marathon
  5. Eagles make it official and select Wentz
  6. Flags are going up this Sunday
  7. Manufacturing survey results to be released in Fergus Falls May 12
  8. Volunteer with A Place to Belong once was saved by its care
  9. I-94 bridge work near FF begins Monday
  10. Bison as national mammal heads for approval
  11. GOP pushes ‘smarter government’ spending plan

State & Regional

Explosion shakes Callaway after tanker truck-train collision

Explosion shakes Callaway after tanker truck-train collision

CALLAWAY — An explosion shot a ball of flames into the air late Thursday hours after a propane tanker truck and train collided here midday, ... Read more

  1. Alexandria and Staples educators win statewide honor
  2. Manilow to play Sioux Falls, St. Paul
  3. Florida Georgia Line headed to Upper Midwest
  4. Sony amusement park planned


Quad County Conference holds 2 meets

The Quad County Conference held two boys’ meets Thursday. In Graceville, Ortonville took the top spot  with a 184, followed by Underwood (190) and West ... Read more

  1. Pelican Rapids’ Johnson takes 6th at Wildflower
  2. Wentz hype overshadows eagles, Qb’s flaws
  3. Wild GM Fletcher preaches patience

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Report: Rothsay man swings baseball bat at man

A 19-year-old Rothsay man allegedly injured a man with a baseball bat during an argument Thursday in Rothsay, according to a court complaint. Seth Paul ... Read more

  1. Minnesota to overhaul drug laws for the first time in 27 years
  2. Perham home total loss in fire
  3. Report: Gun pointed at woman


Jerry Sumstad, 1947-2016

Jerry Sumstad, 69 of Elbow Lake died Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at his home. Jerald Lee Sumstad was born April 11, 1947, in Fergus Falls, ... Read more

  1. Joyce Stock, 1923-2016
  2. Genevieve Swenson, 1921-2016
  3. Bill Larson, 1972-2016

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To blood donors It may unfortunately appear routine at times, but the need for blood donors is always present. We give our thanks to those ... Read more | Add your comment


Time to celebrate three long careers

There’s a popular saying that applies to new retirees Gary Schuler, Chuck Kitzman and Gary Clambey. ... Read more | Add your comment

Letters to the Editor

Fergus Falls handles race better than St. Cloud

Watching the Fergus Falls High School boys’ basketball team win second place at Minnesota’s 2016 state tournament was inspiring. Despite Fergus Falls’ basketball team having ... 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