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Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program Inc. (RMCEP), is moving their offices from downtown Fergus Falls to the Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls campus this June. RMCEP is a private nonprofit corporation that offers workforce development services in north-…

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After Gov. Tim Walz loosened restrictions set in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic which allowed golf courses to reopen in April, granted they comply with state guidelines, Pebble Lake Golf Course in Fergus Falls has seen an eruption of customers hitting the links.

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With so many things changed by the coronavirus pandemic, many community members are wondering when things will get back to normal. Many have expressed how much they miss doing the things that they were able to do before any stay-at-home order or closure. Some miss those that they interacted …

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After Wednesday’s announcement by Gov. Tim Walz about what is allowed to open June 1 and how several state businesses were supposed to operate, many community members were shocked and upset on the restrictions that were still in place. Several state officials and organization leaders were al…

Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) and West Central Initiative (WCI) are co-hosting a live Q&A session to answer questions from within the business community about available funding programs for the region. Watch the live event from the GFF Facebook page on Tuesday, May 26 at 7:30 a.m.

Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) and West Central Initiative (WCI) are co-hosting a live Q&A session to answer questions from within the business community about available funding programs for the region. Watch the live event from the GFF Facebook page on Tuesday, May 26 at 7:30 a.m.



The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded nine workforce development grants totaling nearly $1.3 million under the Minnesota Jobs Skills Partnership (MJSP) to assist businesses and educational institutions in training workers to keep high-quality jobs in …

Christopher Swanson, BFA, APMA, CRPC, CLTC, a financial advisor with Legacy Financial Partners a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, in Fergus Falls has been awarded a professional designation in the field of long-term care, certified in long-term care (CLT…

Restrictions on daily life in Minnesota begin to ease Monday as Gov. Tim Walz’s “stay safe” order takes effect, allowing retailers to reopen with limited capacity. Group gatherings of 10 or fewer people, including at places of worship, will be permitted once again.

It isn’t uncommon to see Jesse Thorstad working with technology. The Fergus Falls Public School’s technology specialist has been working on the cutting edge of educational tech for a long time. But while his day job finds him working with teachers and staff to modernize ways of teaching stud…

National Economic Development Week is May 4-8 and Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) is celebrating by helping businesses boost their online presence. While many industries like salons and bars are still restricted due to COVID-19, GFF is taking the opportunity to boost local business profiles, remotely.

The Fergus Falls Farmers Market is set to reopen next month in a new and changed world. Lynn Brand, manager of the farmers market, has just opened registration for vendors and already has plans in place to make the farmers market a safe and welcoming place for both their vendors and their cu…

As the state continues to make progress in preparing for the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Tim Walz today extended the Stay Home Order in Minnesota until Monday, May 18. In an effort to get more Minnesotans back safely to work while the order remains in effect, the Governor announc…

Emma Thompson, BFA, APMA, a financial advisor with Legacy Financial Partners, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, in Fergus Falls recently obtained the behavioral financial advisor professional designation from Kaplan University and think2perform®. 

When families are faced with financial uncertainty or sudden income loss, addressing the situation takes more than just thinking about dollars and cents, says Lori Hendrickson, Extension educator and an accredited financial counselor with University of Minnesota Extension.

The decision to allow some nonessential Minnesota businesses to bring back employees this week caught Dan Siskind, owner of Brickmania, by surprise. Siskind had been planning to reopen his Minneapolis company in early May, when Gov. Tim Walz’s stay-at-home order is set to expire.

The West Otter Tail County USDA Service Center will continue to be open for business by phone appointment only and field work will continue with appropriate social distancing. While our program delivery staff will continue to come into the office, they will be working with our producers by p…

The Fergus Falls Public Library, in accordance with the latest guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health and in accordance with Gov. Tim Walz’s executive order to “stay at home” has been closed to the public since March 28. 

Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) is pleased to announce they are partnering with the Southern Valley Economic Development Association (SVEDA) to co-host an upcoming Zoom presentation, entitled ‘Lemonade.’ This event is scheduled for Thursday, April 23 from 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. and will focus on busine…

In partnership with the Fergus Falls Downtown Riverfront Council (FFDRC), Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) is launching Project 2 Fold, an initiative to support local businesses and families in need. This initiative will provide revenue for some of our businesses affected by the executive order. A…

Lake Region Healthcare (LRH) announced that interim CFO Camie Patterson FACHE, CPA, FHFMA has joined the organization today on a permanent basis as CFO and Senior Vice President.  Patterson has been with the organization on an interim basis since last October.  The position is an enterprise …

Grocery stores are one of the businesses deemed essential during the pandemic and is one place that poses the most risk to shoppers and employees. On Monday, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) released a report saying that at least 30 supermarket employees in t…

Fourteen local food shelves in Lake Region Electric Cooperative’s (LREC) service area will receive extra funds through the cooperative’s Operation Round Up Program. These funds will assist with immediate needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) is pleased to announce the addition of Ruby’s Pinoy Food to the Fergus Falls business community. Owned by Ruby Tungseth, she started as a catering business and is now located inside of the City Bakery building in downtown Fergus Falls.

In response to COVID-19 and pursuant to Minnesota Statute Chapter 12 Emergency Management, Governor Walz declared a state of emergency. In accordance with the state of emergency and Minnesota Statute Chapter 13D.021, the Viking Library System (VLS) Executive Committee and VLS staff will part…

Currently, many communities’ members are not looking to head out to their local gym for a workout due to Gov. Tim Walz’s order to keep fitness facilities closed during the coronavirus pandemic. While many businesses are currently shuttered until further notice, one fitness business — Anytime…

One of the businesses affected by Executive Order 20-04 includes museums, which, as part of the order, are to remain shut until May 1. The order went into effect on March 17 at 5 p.m. and was extended on March 25, unfortunately coinciding with the grand opening of Fergus Falls new children’s…

Global Medical Response has deployed its ground ambulance division, American Medical Response, and network providers to support America’s COVID-19 response. AMR is responding to a FEMA request to provide ambulances and emergency medical services personnel to the greater New York area. Resour…