Goat Watch

Curly tells her story in book

Curly the goat is telling her story, in the form of an illustrated book titled “Curly gets cold feet.” Well, Curly did get a little help in writing the book. Karen Aakre, who with her husband, Jim, own Curly the goat, is a former art teacher who felt it would be fun to write a […]

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Curley’s captors collect reward

Back row, Greg Brady, Mary Dolan, Curly’s owner Karen Aakre, and Myla Daniels present Tony Loomer with the $300 reward for finding Curley. Marissa Hurley, left front, Kyra Loomer and Koryna Lommer were happy to say that the Loomers will be donating the money to a program through First Lutheran Church for families in other […]

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Johnson goat catching guess closest to actual

Congratulations to Seth Johnson, a Fergus Falls graduate and current Winona resident, for having the closest guess for when Curly the Goat would be caught. Johnson’s prediction was emailed to The Journal on Thursday, January 12. His prediction was 4:09 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Zelda Knodle of Fergus Falls was close behind with a […]

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Curly spotted? Not!

Local Artist Jeff Zachmann had some fun this week “photographing” Curly, the Nativity goat that slipped its leash on Christmas Eve prior to a role in the religious scene, at various locations around Fergus Falls. To see all of the photos, check out The Journal’s gallery here. Anyone interested in photographing the real Curly may […]

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Stakes rise in goat chase

As the stakes have risen for Curly the Nativity goat’s survival, so have the rewards. In addition to cash rewards for the goat, the Fergus Falls Best Western upped the ante by offering one night in a whirlpool suite and dinner for two at the Z103 Bar and Grill to the person who ultimately brings […]

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Reward for wandering goat increases

If the challenge of capturing the goat on the loose in Fergus Falls isn’t motivation enough, the news that the reward for catching it has increased to $250 might be. The goat’s owners, Karen and Jim Aakre, have their fingers crossed that the errant animal will be caught this weekend as the weather is expected […]

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Goat owners think they’re close

Karen and Jim Aakre have been following their goat’s movements and hope to track her down soon. “She’s out and about, the little stinker,” said Karen Aakre. After Curly the goat was spotted in at least three different places around town on Tuesday, the Aakres think they can catch her if she finds a place […]

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20 fail to nab Curly near M State campus

The owner of Curly the Nativity goat said the key to catching the goat is to corner it, not chase it. “That goat is fast, quick and smart,” Jim Aakre said Thursday morning. “If you chase it, you’re going to make it more scared.” Aakre expressed his concerns after as many as 20 people unsuccessfully […]

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