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In my job as a fishing educator I am fortunate to assist lots of kids in their learning about fishing and also get to…

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In my job as a fishing educator I am fortunate to assist lots of kids in their learning about fishing and also get to spend lots of time in the boat every year with youngsters. Here are some things I have learned about fishing with kids that might be beneficial to others who take kids fishing.

On a beautiful and sunny day this past February, 28 kids ages 5-14 donned their buffs and cross-country skis and claimed a spot at the spray painted starting line for the inaugural Otter Pups Ski Races. The snow at Kirkbride Park had been expertly groomed for the event, just as it had all wi…

The Fergus Falls Otters baseball team battled in Detroit Lakes on May 25, but fell short at Washington Park, losing 7-5 to the Detroit Lakes Lakers. Fergus led 3-2 before the Lakers had their big inning.

In a section matchup, on May 23, the Ottertail Central Bulldogs baseball team picked up their 16th win of the season, in an 8-3 victory over the Barnesville Trojans.

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As I plant my garden, I think of all the fresh vegetables that can be added to my salads this summer. Garden fresh carrots, cucumbers, lettuce and of course tomatoes. What goes best with a fresh garden salad … Delores’ Blue Cheese Dressing.

The Fergus Falls Public Library has nearly 85,000 items available to borrow. And, yes, the majority of those items are books; we are a library after all. We also have a fair amount of circulating items that aren’t books. I like to joke that we’ll put a barcode on anything. I am going to shar…

Therapeutic gardening is the practice of gardening as a means to promote better health and wellbeing according to Harvard Medical school. This article is based on info from their Women’s Health Watch flier.


Public Works is the department of the city that gets our hands dirty – literally! These professionals focus on infrastructure, facilities and the services that are vital to making Fergus Falls a great place to live, work and play. What they do protects our health and safety and improves the …

When confronting a problem. I’ve always been told to gain perspective by thinking about how important this issue will be in five years. It’s a useful exercise.

Fergus Falls Area Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Stanley Carignan recently traveled to the capital for the annual Habitat on the Hill rally. Habitat leadership from around the state gathered to advocate for stable and affordable homeownership. Stan was able to meet with several diff…

If you were in town last Saturday, you probably saw a portion of the many flags flying throughout the community. You may also have been wondering, “Why today?” May 20, was Armed Forces Day? More than 20 years ago Perrie Sheldon saw an “Avenue of Flags” while visiting in Iowa. Thinking it wou…

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