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Kevin Ballard, resident and city council member in Pelican Rapids, is proud to serve the community he grew up in. The father of four is an empty-nester who enjoys staying busy with his various hobbies. 

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A construction start date for Hoot Lake Solar has not been determined according to Stephanie Hoff, director of Otter Tail Power public relations. 

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The Fergus Falls City Council kept the Hoot Lake Solar Farm project on track Monday night with the unanimous approval of Ordinance 11.

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The Fergus Falls City Council kept the wheels turning Monday on the Hoot Lake Solar Farm and pulled the trigger on the first phase of the Downtown Riverfront project.

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Fergus Falls Public Works Director Len Taylor and Otter Tail County’s Cedar Walters tantalized the Fergus Falls Committee of the Whole Wednesday morning with the prospect of participating in an organic waste pilot program.



In January 2021, the League of American Bicyclists recognized the city of Fergus Falls with a bronze level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award, earning it a place alongside over 1,400 businesses across the country contributing to the movement to build a more Bicycle Friendly America. 

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Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who delivered the first Hindu prayer to open the United States Senate, is slated to deliver the invocation at the Fergus Falls City Council meeting March 15. Zed has traveled across the country, opening meetings with Hindu mantras and prayers at a city, state and n…

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Based on the scoring summary designed by global aviation consultant Landrum and Brown, the Fergus Falls Airport Advisory Board and city staff are recommending Kreg Anderson of Alexandria Aviation for the position of Fergus Falls Municipal Airport manager.

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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…

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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 …

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…

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As the presidential election continues to count votes and several state races have been decided, we take a look at several area races for city council, school board and other positions in government and school board.

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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…

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Tails were wagging Monday night as a business subsidy hearing for Companion Health Properties LLC led to a Fergus Falls City Council resolution approving an agreement and a $200,000 Minnesota Investment Fund loan.

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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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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%.

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COVID-19 may have turned the world upside down but the Minnesota Legislature was still voting party lines on the bonding bill before it adjourned Tuesday from its second special session of 2020.

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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…