The former Super 8 by Wyndham motel, located at 2454 College Way, is under new ownership. Owners Imran Khan and Maya Goldstein are currently renovating and rebranding the 31-bed motel to Hotel 8 Fergus Falls.
A town hall style meeting organized by new Fergus Falls City Council Ward Three member Al Kremeier, held at the council chambers on Mar. 15, drew a large vocal crowd that included council members and city officials answering questions and having dialogue.
There’s no doubt that Gary Spies cares about Fergus Falls.
It was another busy week for the Gov. Tim Walz administration as he took executive action to protect access to gender affirming health care, signed a bill expanding eligibility for driver’s licenses, announced that Minnesota’s exports reached a record high and signed an emergency executive o…
Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) announced the e-commerce opening of Elevate, a new cannabis retail store, last fall. After months of renovations, the Elevate team is scheduled to open their downtown storefront, located at 214 West Lincoln Avenue, on Mar. 17. This dispensary will offer hemp-derive…
A favorite spot in the lakes area that has been quite popular for a few years, Socials Bar & Grill at 1815 West Lincoln Avenue in Fergus Falls has a new owner.
Two venues in Otter Tail County are going to host events in March that are attracting a lot of attention.
Did you know 10 million animals enter overcrowded shelters every year? And the majority of all litters are not planned? Getting to the root of pet overpopulation starts with EDUCATION and an understanding of the importance of spaying and neutering every animal in your care, including “barn c…
Once again, a very important help to construction firms, builders and developers across the state is in limbo.
Clarity Business Consulting has opened in Fergus Falls. Owner and CEO Sean Sullivan has been in the financial services industry for over 25 years, holding leadership positions in operations, retail banking and commercial lending. He has spent his professional career assisting small businesse…
A Fergus Falls man who works at a local auto parts store has received a really big honor from the corporate office.
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From the Record — Mar. 14-20, 2023
Underwood caps off fantastic season with consolation championship
Ongoing discussion: Local lawmakers hold town hall on marijuana legalization
Indictments continue: Feeding Our Future had claims of helping Pelican Rapids
Former Rep. Bud Nornes, of Fergus Falls, has reason to celebrate. First being a business owner, then serving on Fergus Falls School Board and finally serving the former District 8A in the Minnesota Legislature before he decided to retire in 2020.
The owners of a Battle Lake business have been charged with multiple felonies
Greater Fergus Falls is pleased to announce the opening of AB&C Emporium, a new retail store located at 25162 County Highway 88, north of Fergus Falls. The retail store offers a wide variety of new and used educational and office furniture, equipment, sewing machines and more.
It’s a big deal in the bicycle world. To be awarded a “bicycle friendly” business, it takes a lot.
The historic Red River Mill in downtown Fergus Falls is one step closer to being renovated to house a hotel. That’s where the city has decided to step in.
M.Y Beauty has joined Lunar E’Clips Salon at 643 West Fir Avenue. Owner Mackenzie Young is a certified eyelash technician and early-stage business owner. Young is currently enrolled in cosmetology school and upon completion this spring, she plans to expand services to include waxing, nails, …
With early spring right around the corner, many homeowners may have been planning way ahead or are contemplating home improvements of a residential dwelling. The need to be aware of the complex laws and licensing that are in place for contractors or what a homeowner can and can’t do in Otter…
More than 150 students from around Otter Tail County had the opportunity to explore future careers in high-demand industries through the OTC Youth Workforce Navigation Program. The initiative organized field trips to 11 businesses representing the agriculture, automotive, healthcare and manu…
A milestone was celebrated recently in Wadena by Tri-County Health Care (Astera Health) with a ceremony that celebrated the completion of construction on several facets of the facility.
Minnesota’s minimum wage was officially raised and took effect Jan 1.
Stacy Wendt is the new artistic director at the Kaddatz Galleries in Fergus Falls and the artist brings with her a vast catalogue of experience and talent to the new role.
It could be a good thing to some who run businesses who can deduct the costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.
Greater Fergus Falls announced the appointment of two new board members, Jeff Drake and Marc Sikkink, to serve on their board of directors, effective as of Jan. 1.
Only two of the ten counties that would be part of the footprint for a proposed CO2 pipeline that would be built by Summit Carbon Solutions, the Otter Tail and Wilkin County segments of the project are now going to be scrutinized further.
Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) is pleased to announce a partnership with ILT Academy to launch a hybrid six-week program that brings together students and community leaders interested in identifying opportunities and areas for growth and development to attract and retain residents in Fergus Falls.
It’s been a long time coming, but Otter Tail Power, with corporate offices based in Fergus Falls, recently announced that they have purchased the Ashtabula III Wind Energy Center in Barnes County, North Dakota.
West Central Minnesota boasts a lot of unique things and activities, but what some may not be aware of is that the area is home to some world class athletes young and older.
Lake Region Healthcare (LRH) announced, on Jan. 9, that Dr. Randy Carlson, chiropractor, will join Lake Region Medical Group when LRH acquires his practice later this winter.
Fergus Falls has lost a very treasured member of the community who led a very storied life and was a very respected local businessman.
The daily challenge of saving the lives of homeless, neglected or surrendered animals is greater than ever. The Humane Society of Otter Tail County serves over 1,000 dogs and cats each year … that’s an average of three animals entering the shelter doors every day! The shelter has become over…
Otter Tail County’s auditor/treasurer knows M State has much to offer to current and future students
It shouldn’t surprise anyone that, even as a teen-ager, Otter Tail County’s future auditor/treasurer was making wise financial decisions.
Each year, the West Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) recognizes individuals or organizations for outstanding accomplishments in implementing conservation practices that improve and protect Otter Tail County’s natural resources. This year’s outstanding conservationists a…
A legendary eating spot on Rose Lake in rural Vergas will have new owners soon.
As sister and brother, Julianna and Josh Lindsey share countless memories of family outings, vacations and growing up in Fergus Falls. Now, a decade after attending M State, they find themselves part of another family – the M State family.
Although he’d been fascinated by computer programming ever since grade school, Paul Johansen didn’t see any future in it – until he arrived at M State in Fergus Falls.
The Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners has unanimously passed an interim ordinance that places a one-year moratorium on the sale of THC edibles and beverages in OTC. The ordinance takes effect Feb. 1, 2023 and places a pause on sales until there are measures in place to protect those w…
With the announcement of new ownership at two establishments in downtown Fergus Falls, Toast and Union Pizza, effective Jan. 1, longtime Fergus Falls residents and Mayor Ben Schierer and his wife Tessa want to stress to the community that they are committed to Fergus Falls and not leaving to…
Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) is privileged to announce that both TÖAST and Union Pizza, located at 116 and 114 North Union, respectively, are set to reopen under new ownership after Jan. 1, 2023. TÖAST, a Scandinavian-inspired cafe will operate under the same name and Scandinavian-fusion menu …
It’s possibly a watershed moment in terms of internet connectivity. Gov. Tim Walz announced recently that internet providers will receive nearly $100 million to expand broadband coverage to more Minnesotans, representing the largest single investment in broadband infrastructure in state history.
The demand for housing has risen exponentially in the last few years, so much so that local cities and housing agencies within Otter Tail County have become proactive in seeking funding for owner occupied housing throughout the county.
It’s a flooring business that’s all in the family. Based out of Fergus Falls, the father and son flooring installation business recently started taking jobs in the area.
The Tri-County Health Care Ottertail Clinic (TCHC) will reopen to patients on Dec. 15, after several months of renovations after a storm nearly ripped the roof off the building.
Area food shelves are really struggling right now, locally and statewide, in fact, one statewide food bank, Channel One, has seen a 60% decrease in manufacturer and retail donations this year. This has led Channel One to project a $1.7 million increase in spending over the next year to keep …
A former Fergus Falls High School graduate has been elected as a board member for the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association.
New construction underway: Supportive housing project and new dental office eyeing 2023 completition
Two building projects are simultaneously taking place in Fergus Falls.
Elevate, a new cannabis retail store, celebrated an e-commerce grand opening on Nov. 16. While their physical location will be at 214 East Lincoln Avenue, they are starting with a soft launch online where customers can order online and take advantage of curbside pickup for convenient and dis…
If you live in remote parts of the county, sometimes the internet service that’s available is either slow or not compatible with most modern laptops or applications.
It’s a watershed moment in terms of patients being able to access their records. Lake Region Healthcare is transitioning all their records to a new system called Epic.
The advantage of cover crops in Otter Tail County and the surrounding area has been known about for a long time.
What is now just a parking lot in downtown Fergus Falls, could someday become a large development.
Fergus Falls will soon be host to a brand new type of establishment — with whiskey being the name of the game.
Attracting new job candidates and families to Fergus Falls requires three essential components, open positions, suitable and attractive housing options and ample selection of child care providers.
Otter Tail Power Company is building a 49-megawatt solar project in Fergus Falls that, among other benefits, will provide good jobs in the area.
Do you want to launch a successful business in the area? Do you have an idea for something? If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, there will now be a business friendly hub to assist and support your idea to get your idea off the ground.
A Fergus Falls institution for almost as long as anyone can remember, Meadow Farm Foods, will be relocating and rebranding in the final months of 2022.
The Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their support of their employees who serve in the guard and reserve. Gate City Bank has recently been recognized with this prestigious award. Gate City was founded…
The recently christened Dr. Allen E. Magnuson park at 520 South Cascade Street is seeing a complete makeover that will be done very soon with a new playground. The community-based project was led by the Fergus Falls Noon Kiwanis, with major donors Lake Region Healthcare and Affinity Plus Cre…
A proposed CO2 pipeline project that would go through Otter Tail County that is being built by Summit Carbon Solutions, based out of Ames, Iowa, has responded to recent criticism from environmental groups and others, countering that some of the information they are putting out is simply not …
In a very positive development, a local manufacturer is having to expand due to increased product demand.
It could be the most controversial project in recent memory to involve landowners, ethanol plants and a company wanting to divert CO2 through a proposed pipeline to North Dakota.