The Fergus Falls City Council plans to continue the single- and two-family tax rebate program in 2021.
Jason Schuetzle, building official with the city of Fergus Falls, was born, baptized, raised, confirmed, graduated, married, and has raised his family in the great community. Throughout his career he has worked throughout the Upper Midwest and is proud to work with the best developers, contr…
An avid bicyclist and family man, Tom Rufer is nearing the beginning of his next four-year term as Fergus Falls Ward 2’s City Council Member. With the goal of making Fergus Falls a great place to live for generations to come, Rufer accepts the challenges and rewards of his duties with a smil…
The Fergus Falls City Council paved the way for a River's Edge Development project on the corner of East Lincoln and North Cascade with two public hearings Monday evening in their final meeting of 2020.
Krista Hagberg is nearing the halfways point in her term as Fergus Falls City Council representative for Ward 1. She enjoys representing the people of Ward 1 in addition to her regular day job and spending time outdoors with her family. Now that she has a glue gun in hand, all can see where …
Questions, comments and answers about the Hoot Lake Solar Project mixed together into a 90-minute public meeting Tuesday night at City Hall in Fergus Falls.
The Fergus Falls City Council approved resolutions adopting the levy, budget and refuse rates for 2021 Monday at City Hall.
Andrew Bremseth, Fergus Falls city administrator and resident of Fergus Falls, helps balance the evolution of the city while keeping it’s best interests in mind. He strives for continuous improvement for the community and enjoys improving the lives of Fergus Falls residents. The Daily Journa…
The Fergus Falls Planning Commission convened three public hearings Monday night and ended by approving two conditional-use permits (CUP) and one rezoning by roll-call vote.
The Fergus Falls Downtown Riverfront Council (“FFDRC”) is pleased to announce that planning is underway for the fourth annual Over the River Holiday Festival set for Saturday, Dec. 5. The FFDRC, along with several individuals and organizations, including the city of Fergus Falls, Kaddatz Gal…
As Minnesota reached the grim milestone of more than 3,000 lives lost due to COVID-19, cities and towns across the state illuminated dozens of Minnesota landmarks in purple light to honor victims of COVID-19 and the front-line workers battling the pandemic.
A considerable amount of the Fergus Falls City Council’s time Monday evening was spent discussing trees.
Solar power is coming to Fergus Falls.
The local election results for Fergus Falls City Council resulted in overwhelming support for current members, all of whom will remain in place for the next four years.
In the midst of a public health crisis, residents of Fergus Falls have been able to count on Lake Region Healthcare for thoughtful local leadership and up-to-date health resources. When the city of Fergus Falls received an allocation of CARES funding from the state of Minnesota, it was quick…
Councilman Brent Thompson floated an appealing notion at Wednesday morning’s Committee of the Whole session in Fergus Falls.
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.
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.
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%.
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…