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Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) is pleased to announce that Carleton Capital Investments LLC (CCI) has been awarded a Minnesota Rail Service Improvement (MRSI) program grant through the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) totalling $480,000. This grant will be used to construct a rail …

LITTLE FALLS, MINN. — Design Electronics announced an agreement to sell its wireless  retail store operations to Wireless World, according to owner Steven Andres. 

 Minnesota REALTOR® Charlie Brue was recently awarded the highly acclaimed national Graduate REALTOR®  Institute (GRI) designation. In completing the required curriculum, Charlie Brue, of CENTURY 21 Atwood in Fergus  Falls, joins other top REALTORS® in the residential real estate industry fr…

Every Thursday between Memorial Day and Labor Day, downtown Fergus Falls and other retail stores and restaurants have extended their operating hours until 8 p.m. The initial idea was developed by Dawn Saxton, owner of Cora’s Closet, and Jan Werkau, owner of SoapWerks and Creative Handmade Go…

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Rolf Nycklemoe of Nycklemoe and Ellig P.A., was presented the Lutheran Social Services (LSS) Recognition Award for Outstanding Service on Tuesday, June 22. The award serves as an honor and recognition to Nycklemoe as he has gone above and beyond work duties at LSS in supporting decision-maki…

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Every Thursday between Memorial Day and Labor Day, downtown Fergus Falls and other retail stores and restaurants have extended their operating hours until 8 p.m. The initial idea was developed by Dawn Saxton, owner of Cora’s Closet, and Jan Werkau, owner of SoapWerks and Creative Handmade Go…

Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) is pleased to announce that Ole & Lena’s Pizzeria has expanded its market to include corporate wholesalers such as Walmart. This account places the Ole & Lena’s Pizzeria brand in Walmart’s located in Fergus Falls, Wahpeton, Dilworth, South Fargo and Detroit…

During difficult times, extending a helping hand to those in need leads to healing. Gate City Bank has spent the past 98 years creating a better way of life for customers, communities and team members. This hasn’t changed throughout the last year of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in Fergu…



Fiskum Flooring and Custom Showers LLC, is bringing a new design center to Fergus Falls. Fiskum Flooring and Design has purchased the building at 2609 Cenex Drive, with a tentative grand opening slated for early fall. 

Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) is pleased to announce that Töast, a new restaurant serving Scandinavian and Danish fusion cuisine for breakfast and lunch, will officially open its doors in downtown Fergus Falls on Tuesday, June 22 at 7 a.m. What’s more? With five separate businesses operating ou…

Kate Mudge of Ashby, Minnesota, has joined West Central Initiative as the business development officer.

Effective June 14, Lake Region Electric Cooperative (LREC) and Lake Region Energy Services (LRES) will change daily business and lobby hours to 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) is pleased to announce that Tyler Schepper joined the nonprofit economic development organization on May 17. Schepper serves as the administrative assistant with a focus on strategic fundraising.

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Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) is pleased to announce the purchase of the former Sunmart facility at 1205 W. Lincoln Ave., has been finalized. Local development company Wayne Enterprises LLC, took ownership on Friday, May 28, 2021, with plans to redevelop the property into a multibusiness facili…

Otter Tail County and Otter Tail Lakes Country Association (OTLCA) are excited to announce the launch of a new countywide job portal. The job portal will connect jobseekers and people looking to move to the area with opportunities in the area. It automatically collects the more than 1,000 av…

Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) is pleased to announce that their sponsored ILT Academy participant, data scientist Dr. Shauna Overgaard, will be wrapping up the 20-week program with a virtual pitch night. Overgaard represented Fergus Falls in the west-central Minnesota cohort and attended ILT Ac…

Justin Thoennes, CRPC a financial advisor with Steidl, Benzinger, Tatge, Seifert & Engebretson; a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., in Alexandria, has achieved the professional designation of chartered retirement planning counselor (CRPC®) through Th…

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Joseph Branca and Christopher Swanson financial advisors with Legacy Financial Partners, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, in Fergus Falls, were named to the list of “Barron’s Top 100 Private Wealth Management Teams” published by Barron’s Magazine, a pu…

Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) is pleased to announce that local consulting firm, Cardinal Consulting Solutions (CCS) is open for business. With a mission to help companies empower their workforce and energize productivity by optimizing their recruitment, retention and engagement processes, this…

After years of planning and two years of construction and testing, Otter Tail Power Company’s Astoria Station now is part of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) energy market, allowing MISO to economically dispatch the unit. Located in Deuel County, South Dakota, this 245-meg…

Greater Fergus Falls (GFF), in partnership with ISD 544’s work-based learning program and Otter Tail County, is pleased to announce the launch of a virtual career fair. This platform gives high school students and other jobseekers expanded access to area employers and career opportunities th…

At Kinder Care, we always encourage family and friends to keep in contact and stay connected with our residents, whether that’s family in the area, friends from afar, or even childhood connections. The phrase, “what a small world”, seems to ring true in Kinder Care’s small, tight-knit commun…

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On June 28, Security State Bank of Fergus Falls, Granite Falls Bank and F&M Bank Minnesota (Clarkfield and Olivia locations) will become one organization, pending regulatory approval.  These banks have the same family ownership and all operate in a similar way as independent community ba…

Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) is pleased to announce that The Creation Shop will be celebrating the grand opening of their business April 22-24 from 3-7 p.m. at 119 N. Mill St. in downtown Fergus Falls. Owner and artist Blayze Buseth will be hosting an open house and tour on Thursday and Friday…

Bell Bank has named Zac Wanzek, CFA, CPA, as deputy chief investment officer (CIO) for Bell Institutional Investment Management. Wanzek becomes one of the company’s “next generation” of leaders, having previously served as senior vice president/senior portfolio manager for Bell, one of the n…

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The board of directors of Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) is proud to announce that NeTia Bauman has been named managing director of Greater Fergus Falls. Bauman, the former business development coordinator for GFF, takes over effective April 18 as the board sends Annie Deckert off to new adventu…

The Greater Lakes country’s Keller Williams offices were recently awarded multiple spots in the top 10 of the entire North Central Region which consists of KW agents and teams across Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming.

University of Minnesota Extension, along with Minnesota Beef Council, will host several online beef quality assurance (BQA) and secure beef supply (SBS) training sessions starting in February through April. Producers only need to attend one of these free workshops to receive a three-year BQA…

Lake Region Healthcare (LRH) was recently honored with the Above and Beyond Award from Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). ESGR is a Department of Defense organization established to promote cooperation and understanding between service members and their civilian employers.  

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A new way to eat is now available in Fergus Falls. Roasted, a meal preparation and catering business owned and operated solely by 23-year-old Evan Burkdoll, opened its doors April 1 in a order, grab and go format that provides the community with prepackaged, nutritious meals that simply need…

Otter Tail County businesses and nonprofits hit hard by winter pandemic-related closures were provided $1.15 million in relief grants by the county. The state-funded grant program was administered through the county’s Community Development Agency and provided grants from $1,250 to $15,000 to…

Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) is pleased to announce that local entrepreneur Victoria McWane-Creek recently established the Organization 4 Full Participation. This new business is a performance improvement company that enables individuals, teams, organizations, and communities to close the gap …

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Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) continues to celebrate Women’s History Month and the growing number of women entrepreneurs in the area. They are pleased to announce that Variant Digital, a web design and business consulting service, has relaunched this month. Owner Jaime Price-Anderson can provid…