Councilman Brent Thompson floated an appealing notion at Wednesday morning’s Committee of the Whole session.
The Fergus Falls City Council passed a resolution providing for the issuance and sale of $7,405,000 general obligation bonds Monday in their first meeting of October.
The second night of debates hosted by KBRF and Daily Journal Media took place on Thursday, Oct. 1 at Fergus Falls City Hall. Candidates for city Council and mayor went head to head to discuss subjects such as economic development, creating a welcoming community and challenges facing the city.
The Fergus Falls Planning Commission approved a variance of property at 1304 Brenvei Drive and the rezoning of 43 acres of Fergus Falls Port Authority (FFPA) land Monday after public hearings at City Hall.
With debate season in full swing, voters are getting to know candidates through their thoughts and words. Locally, Otter Tail County Community Debate: Night 2, will continue to help inform voters as the second of three debates will kick off at 7 p.m. Thursday.
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Fergus Falls City Administrator Andrew Bremseth received the approval from the city council Monday to look at reallocating CARES funding in an effort to cover COVID-19 expenses.
An appeal on behalf of Fergus Falls Youth Baseball by Chad Felstul Wednesday persuaded the Committee of the Whole to reverse a bump in city-owned field user fees.
The Fergus Falls City Council approved housing tax rebates on six properties during their Tuesday night meeting at City Hall.
The Census Bureau is scheduled to end data collection this month on Sept. 30 and Otter Tail County is sitting at only a 55.3% self-response rate, one of the lowest in the state, compared to a state-wide self-response rate of 73.9%.
Ruhr Development notified the city of Fergus Falls of its intention not to renew the 20-year contract under which they have operated the Bigwood Event Center since 2001.
Public engagement for the new plan begins with a virtual public workshop on Sept. 17, 2020; other engagement and community events to follow.
Deconstruction work on the former Mid-Am Dairy site in Fergus Falls has progressed to the point where contractors have brought the complex down to its foundation.
The Fergus Falls City Council approved a resolution Monday on a purchase agreement with Rivers Edge Investments LLC, for the sale of the city-owned lot at Lincoln Avenue and Cascade Street.
A request that Fergus Falls city staff apply for a Bicycle Friendly Business designation Wednesday was approved by the Committee of the Whole.
The Fergus Falls City Council passed resolutions Monday on tax rebates for four properties in Fergus Falls.
Members of the Fergus Falls City Council breezed through six discussion items Wednesday during the first Committee of the Whole meeting since March 11.
Fergus Falls Mayor Ben Schierer proclaimed Sunday, July 26 as a day of recognition for Americans with a disability during Monday night’s City Council meeting.
Outdoor enthusiasts looking to spend time in some of Fergus Falls’ parks may want to reconsider a trip to Barefoot Park, located at the end of St. Andrew’s Street by Quality Toyota, alongside the Otter Tail River. With demolition and cleanup underway at the Mid-Am Dairy property park mainten…
The merits of the COVID-19 local emergency declaration were looked at Monday night by the Fergus Falls City Council and a vote favored keeping it in place as a way of helping the community.
The Fergus Falls City Council passed a resolution adopting a COVID-19 preparedness plan and clarified a request by the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Tuesday in a special noon hour meeting at City Hall.
The Fergus Falls City Council found a hotdish of controversy waiting on their plates Monday evening when they held their first meeting at City Hall since March 16.
A resolution honoring one of the first African-American settlers in Fergus Falls was passed Monday by the Fergus Falls City Council.
On Tuesday, Fergus Falls Mayor Ben Schierer was one of 24 individuals to be selected to the 2020 Bush Fellows by the Bush Foundation. Schierer was selected after a multistage process that involved fellowship alumni, foundation staff and established regional leaders.
The Fergus Falls Human Rights Commission (FFHRC) held their monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 9, and the group was pleased to see more community members participating via Zoom and present in the council chamber. Chief of Public Safety Kile Bergren, was also present at the meeting.
The Fergus Falls City Council granted an interim use permit for bituminous and concrete mixing facilities on Highway 210 West at a special council meeting Wednesday.
In a partnership, the city of Fergus Falls, Lake Region Healthcare (LRH), the Downtown Riverfront Council (FFDRC), Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) and the Fergus Falls Area Chamber of Commerce (FFACC) rolled out a public service campaign aimed at community safety as businesses gradually reopen in…
On Monday, Fergus Falls community leaders met with Sen. Amy Klobuchar via a conference call to discuss what they have been working toward during the coronavirus pandemic and hearing what Klobuchar has been pushing for in regards to helping local businesses.
Comments by both Fergus Falls City Council members and private business owners located on North Union Avenue was not favorable Monday for a county-financed street-modification project in the city.
For those that take to the streets, it is hard not to notice the different signs that direct or indicate an action on the roadways. Recently, a question came to The Fergus Falls Daily Journal about the use of LED stop signs in the city. The Journal spoke with Fergus Falls Chief of Public Saf…
Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) and the city of Fergus Falls are co-hosting a live Q&A session to support its business community and public health as businesses prepare to reopen.
Like any other organization, Otter Tail County and the city of Fergus Falls need cash flow to keep the wheels turning.
There has not been a lot for bars and restaurants to cheer about since March 16 when Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz issued Executive Order 20-04 ordering those establishments, along with other places of public accommodation to close in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The consultant team that is developing the Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center (RTC) Reuse Master Plan originally planned to hold the project's first community meeting on the evening of March 26 at the Minnesota State Community and Technical College. The current pandemic and necessary st…
While our daily lives and routines have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in stressful situations including working from home, distance learning and stay-at-home orders, many individuals, businesses and organizations are trying to stay positive and encourage a sense of commu…
The 2020 Census is in full swing. While April 1, 2020, is officially Census Day, you still have time and multiple ways to fill out your census. Everyone counts!
The Fergus Falls City Council went about a different method of conducting a public meeting Monday to discuss a few important topics before its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, April 6.
Earlier this week the Fergus Falls Community Food Shelf announced that they were closing their doors until further notice as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, however, they were open for business as the city stepped in to take over and make sure this essential service remained availa…
With constant news and information about the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to flow into the community, several members voiced questions and concerns about the effects of the virus on the Fergus Falls community. For that reason, the city of Fergus Falls put together the Community Outreach Init…
The city of Fergus Falls is happy to announce that the community food shelf will reopen at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 20 with the help of community volunteers and city staff. Please stay tuned for further details as they are made available. If you have questions, please email email@example.com…
Mayor Ben Schierer dropped a bombshell Monday at the end of the Fergus Falls City Council meeting.
A little over a year ago, at the end of 2018, the Fergus Falls Port Authority (FFPA) closed on the purchase of the Mid-Am Dairy site for $175,000. The purchase was many years in the making and now that the city is in possession of it, FFPA has been working through bids for the demolition of …
The city of Fergus Falls would like to reassure our residents and visitors that the city is doing everything within our power to ensure continued city services, sharing information and resources, and prioritizing public safety among the coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak.
The Fergus Falls Committee of the Whole took a step toward a $250,000 public improvement project at Pebble Lake Wednesday during a meeting at City Hall.
On July 1, 2007, the city of Fergus Falls took over ownership of the Regional Treatment Center on North Union Avenue for the sum of $1.
The Otter Tail County Highway Department announced weight restrictions on Otter Tail County Highways and Fergus Falls city streets will go into effect at 12:01 a.m., Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Restrictions will remain in effect until signs are removed.
Six agenda items were approved by the Fergus Falls Committee of the Whole Wednesday in a quick half-hour meeting at City Hall.
The city of Fergus Falls recently selected the Collaborative Design Group (CDG), a historic preservation architectural firm based in Minneapolis, to research and make recommendations on the reuse potential of the Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center (RTC), which is also referred to as the …
The Fergus Falls City Council passed two resolutions Tuesday night in a short meeting at City Hall which provides them with options in the future for setting up a tax increment district at the former Mid-Am Dairy site.
Building permits in the city of Fergus Falls rebounded dramatically in 2019 according to figures recently released by Jason Schuetzle of the building department.
One more step in the former Mid-Am Dairy demolition and resettlement action plan (RAP) project took place Tuesday at the Fergus Falls Port Authority (FFPA) meeting in City Hall.