Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) is pleased to announce that Sign Guys, a graphics business that launched Jan. 1, has partnered with 4T Creative and Lake & Home Magazine to enhance their service offerings to their growing client base. The origin of Sign Guys is a convergence of creative, desig…

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City Bakery in downtown Fergus Falls closed at the end of 2017 and, so far, no brick and mortar bakery has come to fill in the space the bakery has left behind. While grocery stores like Service Food Market and Walmart have bakeries with cakes, cookies and more, and restaurants like Dairy Qu…

Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) is pleased to announce that Tremolo Designs, a full service residential design and construction management company serving the Otter Tail County area, launched September 1st. From the initial design phase through project completion, Tremolo Designs is dedicated to …

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The Fergus Falls Downtown Riverfront Council (FFDRC) announced today a new campaign to encourage random acts of kindness through their #COVIDKINDNESSFF initiative. Nominations will be accepted from Oct. 19-31. 

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Members of the Invest in Minnesota Coalition applauded legislators Thursday, for passing a bill to conform to Section 179 expensing. Section 179 of the federal tax code dictates when businesses can deduct the cost of purchasing certain equipment. In 2019, Minnesota conformed to some federal …

Freedom Resource Center for Independent Living Inc., invites people to join them as they honor their volunteers, people who stand up for disability rights, and employers who are supporters of employing people with disabilities.  This year, the annual awards event will be held virtually. This…

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1910 Siphouse, a cidery outside of Battle Lake, held its grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 3. The craft cidery is owned and operated by Jeff and Karen Lees, who relocated from Colorado after many years of running an eyeglasses store. Karen is from Fergus Falls, so the couple is not unfamiliar …

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In the midst of a pandemic and with cold and flu season looming, a little extra protection can go a long way to provide peace of mind in keeping your staff and your customers healthy. Enter Erin and Randy Halvorson, owners of Lake Shore Services, a local landscaping company. After learning a…

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RE/MAX Signature Properties has announced that realtor Andrew Yaggie is the latest addition to the growing real estate franchise. Yaggie brings to the office more than 10 years of customer relationship experience and in addition to providing residential real estate services, he specializes i…



In an effort to continue growing the business community, Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) launched an entrepreneur initiative earlier this spring; a no-cost, one-on-one, confidential business coaching program for new and early stage entrepreneurs. Due to the increased demand, GFF is pleased to ann…

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Westridge Theatre in Fergus Falls is closing its doors again beginning Thursday, Oct. 8 after having reopened for only six weeks. “We’re just temporarily closing until we feel there’s going to be new product coming out,” said Cinema Entertainment Corp. (CEC) Theatres vice president, Tony Tillemans.

In their continuous effort to support and grow the area’s business community, Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) is pleased to announce the progress on a proposed redevelopment project that has been in the works for months. GFF has been working diligently with representatives from Rivers Edge Invest…

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A drive down Lake Avenue in Battle Lake holds many of the area’s staple businesses. A newer façade is that of Sunroom Coffee & Tea. Located next to Stella’s Bistro and Wine, the Sunroom is ready to brew you the perfect cup of high-quality coffee.

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Underwood Municipal Liquor Store donated $2,057.97 to the Underwood Fire Department on Thursday, Sept. 24 from money raised throughout the month of August. Liquor store customers could donate at the till while paying for purchases or participate in a silent auction.

Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) is pleased to announce that Creative Handmade/SoapWerks Naturals, a light manufacturer, wholesaler, and retailer is expanding and relocating to 216 W. Lincoln Ave. in downtown Fergus Falls on September 30, 2020.

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No objections were presented in Eighth District Court Monday by customers of the former Ashby Farmers Cooperative Elevator Company. The court action clears the way for creditor to recover $1.45 million of their losses from a substantial embezzlement scheme engineered by a former manager, Jer…

Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) is pleased to announce that another new name in the “pop-up” game will join the downtown business community! Sugar High, a bakery and confections vendor, will open its doors for an inaugural pop-up event on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 3-6 p.m. at 123 E. Lincoln Ave. (t…

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Local business owners Jennifer Swenson Stans and Ruby Tungseth hosted the first Fergus Falls OutdoorVendor Blender at Kirkbride Park on Saturday, Aug. 12, with more than 30 socially distanced vendors. “A lot of the home-based businesses have missed out on a lot of events this summer so it’s …

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The YMCA has been reopened since June after being closed for three months and that reopening has brought with it a number of changes to better protect staff and members. Gyms were allowed to reopen in Minnesota on June 10 with restrictions and the YMCA was prepared on June 17 to open their d…

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While nobody may outpizza the Hut, two local Pizza Hut locations have closed recently. The Fergus Falls location (1045 W. Lincoln Ave.) and the Breckenridge (60 Minnesota Ave.) both permanently closed their doors.

Otter Tail Power Company plans to build a nearly 50-megawatt (MW) solar farm on land around the soon-to-be-retired Otter Tail Hoot Lake Plant in Fergus Falls. Hoot Lake Solar will include around 170,000 solar panels, generating enough energy to power approximately 10,000 homes every year.

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Fergus Falls VFW Post 612 has seen some changes since the start of the pandemic, including a new general manager and new head cook. While the restaurant hasn’t returned to its normal menu yet, they are still offering bar food and are now offering dinner Wednesday and Friday nights and are lo…

Bimbo Bakeries USA, the largest baking company in the United States, has partnered with international recycling leader TerraCycle® to make their bread, buns, bagels and English muffin bags in the United States nationally recyclable. As an added incentive, for every pound of packaging waste s…

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As summer comes to an end, businesses that provide home heating and air conditioning are starting to pivot from selling and repairing AC units, to selling and repairing heating systems. With people staying at home more during the summer due to COVID-19, proper AC became even more important t…

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Local business Tag-Up by Rischard Marketing Inc., which designs and manufactures merchandise and supplies for sports teams including locker nameplates, trophies, bag tags and dry erase boards, took a bit of a hit earlier this year when colleges around the nation canceled their football seaso…

Otter Tail Power Company takes its role as an essential service provider seriously. “We know how much customers depend on us every day and that some may be struggling to pay their electric bills due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said customer care and relations manager Ron Spangler. “We encoura…

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Sue Tate, administrative manager at Leighton Broadcasting, knew growing up that she’d love to work at a radio station. “I always thought it was fun,” she says, “and when I was in high school, I grew up in Perham but my mom and I came to Fergus, and we walked by the radio station and there wa…

In partnership with the Fergus Falls Downtown Riverfront Council (FFDRC), Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) is pleased to announce an upcoming ‘Meet Your Merchants’ event scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 20 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. throughout Fergus Falls. This is a community-wide event that includes 28 p…

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Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) is pleased to announce that LA Nails, a local nail salon, is joining the Fergus Falls downtown community. Previously located at Westridge Mall, they recently decided to join a growing number of new businesses taking up shop in downtown. 

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State drivers could soon face car mandates that originated in California. On Wednesday, Aug. 12, the Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association (MADA), in collaboration with the Center of the American Experiment, shared details from Gov. Tim Walz’s administration’s proposed car standards, refe…

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Mabel Murphy’s has been a Fergus Falls staple for more than 20 years, located just off Interstate 94 on West Lincoln Avenue. Although COVID-19 forced its doors to close on March 17, like many other businesses nationwide, it’s started adapting to new regulations and has been welcoming custome…

Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) is pleased to announce that Protection Pros Disinfecting Services Inc., a commercial disinfecting service headquartered in Fergus Falls, will launch their new service this month. They are the only professionals in the region to offer complete, continuous, food-safe…

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InVision Eye Care in Fergus Falls went through a difficult few months earlier this year, as many businesses did, due to COVID-19. They had to reduce their services to emergent and urgent eye care only at the request of the CDC from about March 17 until May 11. Today, despite the need for a C…

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Almost nothing about going to any business these days is the same as it was before COVID-19 began, but slowly things are becoming more routine. Apple Tree Dental has had to make a number of changes to procedure and protocols but, Suzanna Peterson, center director says, “With the month of Aug…

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Businesses around Fergus Falls are adapting to new government regulations regarding COVID-19 guidelines and people are slowly becoming more comfortable shopping in public. At The Market in downtown Fergus Falls, manager Susanne Strom has noticed business picking up this month. “We’ve been ve…

Mayor Ben Schierer, the city of Fergus Falls, the Fergus Falls Public Library and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Community of Practice are hosting the first of several Community Conversations on Equity Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. 

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With advancement in technology and ever-changing consumer shopping patterns, the e-commerce industry has become a wide-open market and local businesses are starting to see the benefits. For nearly five years, HD Boutique, a women’s clothing store, has had a physical presence for nearly five …