Regional Treatment Center

RTC to star in 2nd film

The Regional Treatment Center will be getting another opportunity for stardom starting next month, when producer/director Peter Hurd begins shooting “The Control Group” inside the Kirkbride building. The film has also landed an old hand at the horror genre as one of its stars: Brad Dourif, perhaps best known as Grima Wormtongue in “The Two […]

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Hug the Kirkbride

Confused shouts mixed with enthusiastic cheering as Hug the Kirkbride participants stretched out hand-in-hand halfway around the Kirkbride building Saturday morning. Despite the sometimes-chaotic situation, about 450 people came together in an ambitious show of support for keeping the former state mental hospital standing. Clipboards were passed around during the event to collect signatures for […]

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Filming done, editing begins for RTC movie

It’s a wrap for now at the Regional Treatment Center, as the filmmakers of “Geist” concluded shooting for the psychological thriller film in the building on Sunday. Yet to come is a long editing process that director Eric Dunn hopes will lead to the film getting released by Halloween 2013. “It’s still an unwritten goal […]

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FF extras make film debuts

A third-floor hallway of the Fergus Falls Kirkbride building’s east wing teemed with people Sunday morning, sporting pale faces and open wounds. A camera crew was there to capture it all. But these people were not the ghosts some believe haunt the Regional Treatment Center grounds. Instead, they were approximately 100 volunteers who signed up […]

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Filming in full swing

With filming of the psychological thriller “Geist” in full swing at the Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center, director Eric Dunn is loving the location. “It’s almost perfect,” he said. “It lends itself real easily to have a production here of this caliber and this size.” It also can easily be adapted to the chilling mood […]

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RTC filming has begun

Kirstyn Johnson and Beau Brendmoen act out a chilling scene in the psychological thriller “Geist,” which began filming this weekend at the Regional Treatment Center.

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RTC demo deadline: Dec. 31, 2014

After more negotiations with the state, Fergus Falls has gotten what appears almost certainly to be its last, latest drop-dead date to spend its Regional Treatment Center demolition grant: Dec. 31, 2014. The city council approved the amended grant agreement at its Monday night meeting. In addition to the pushed-back completion date (the last one […]

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Task force looking at many options

The first meeting of the RTC marketing task force saw the group still trying to define itself, but members did establish at least three objectives to move forward with: pursue multiple options, communicate clearly and move quickly. The latter objective was the one talked about most by the task force, created by the Fergus Falls […]

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Housing plan gets nod over business venture

After the Fergus Falls City Council’s landmark decision May 7 to move toward demolition of most of the city’s Kirkbride building, the council focused on three smaller-scale Regional Treatment Center issues at its Monday night meeting.   Parcel D4 After months of delays and deliberation, the council finally picked a local developer to move forward […]

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City didn’t expect over-capacity crowd

City staff knew the meeting was going to be big, but they didn’t know how big. When around 200 people tried to crowd into the Fergus Falls City Council chamber on May 7 to learn about the possible demolition of the Kirkbride building, it was more people than the city was expecting — or could […]

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