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The Fergus Falls School District was notified by the Minnesota Department of Health of a lab confirmed case of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in a member of the Cleveland School community with an exposure date of Oct. 21.

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Junior Leader Workshop (JLW) -“4-H: The Next Level” was held Oct. 15 at Faith Haven Camp near Battle Lake.  This camp is designed to inspire and enable each participant to uncover unique abilities, develop greater confidence and master strategies for success as a leader in their 4-H program.…

The Minnesota State Community and Technical College (M State) Workforce Development Solutions (WDS) is currently offering an incumbent worker training program at little to no cost to the applying business through Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program (RMCEP) Inc. This grant provide…

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On Monday Underwood Public Schools transitioned from Safe Learning Model 1 to Model 2, a hybrid learning model. 

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The Fergus Falls school board passed a resolution Monday acknowledging the generosity of the 544 Education Foundation for awarding nearly $34,000 in grants to the school district.



Riley Erlandson of Fergus Falls has been named to the 2020 homecoming royal court at Concordia College, Moorhead. Coronation was Tuesday, Sept. 29. The 2020 Homecoming celebration “Hoco Fall Fest” will be for the on-campus community of students and several virtual events.

On Sept. 24, NPR shared preliminary community college enrollment data for the fall of 2020 school term. According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, enrollment is down 8% nationally despite the elevated unemployment numbers in the country. 

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With the first week of school in the books, students, parents and staff have adapted to the new model of education for the 2020-21 school year. The Daily Journal reached out to a few teachers to find out what their experiences were like during the first week back in the building.

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Students at Pelican Rapids High School were welcomed back to class with a chalk art mural in front of the school, designed and colored by a group of students and teachers who gathered on Labor Day to create it. The idea came from high school special education teacher Karla Breen, who wanted …

It has always struck me that public education is a vocation marked by saying “hi” and “goodbye”  that is unlike other professions.  Children are loved, nurtured and challenged.  We have the privilege of witnessing the transformation take place as they grow and mature into young adults.  Watc…

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Fergus Falls Public School bands are looking to create the safest possible environment for their students and are seeking help from the community. Although the hybrid learning system the school district has implemented means only half the band is in attendance on any given day, allowing for …

Fergus Falls Public Schools kicked off the 2020-21 school year Tuesday with kindergarten through sixth-grade students returning to classrooms, while grades 7-12 are taking a hybrid approach in the fall. There have been several changes to how school districts will be operating in the fifth mo…

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This year returning to school is very different than in the past. Most parents and caregivers have been faced with choices about how their child will return to school this fall. The Otter Tail County Public Health  is here to assist parents, caregivers, students and staff as they return to a…

Minnesota State Community and Technical College is excited to support the technology needs of its students by handing out up to 500 free laptops on its four campuses during a distribution on Thursday, Sept. 3.

Dayton Soby still cherishes his ties to Fergus Falls, even though it has been more than 60 years since he graduated from high school and left to begin a decades-long career as an attorney and community leader.

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St. Cloud Technical & Community College congratulates Lucas Viger of Fergus Falls, for his academic achievement making the spring 2020 president’s list. 

Alison Kugler of Fergus Falls has earned a Bachelor of Science, nursing degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university has graduated over 190,000 students from across the country since its inception in 1997.

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The ongoing pandemic has inspired a creative new way of teaching studio art courses at Minnesota State Community and Technical College. M State art instructor John Cox is taking four of his art courses totally online for the fall, but with a twist:

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire awarded Joseph Nathe of Fergus Falls a degree in business administration, and 1,440 other degrees in May. Of the degrees awarded, 1,414 were received by students attending the Eau Claire campus and 27 were received by students attendi…

The following students have been named to the 2020 spring semester dean’s list at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, the university announced recently.

Dr. Susan Larson, dean of the college, has announced the names of students whose superior academic achievement during the second semester of the 2019-20 academic year placed them on the dean’s honor list at Concordia College, Moorhead. 

St. Cloud State University has announced the names of more than 1,700 students whose academic achievement placed them on the 2020 spring semester dean's list. To be eligible for the honor, students must have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Dr. Tami Such, vice president for academic affairs at Mayville State University, Mayville, North Dakota, announced that Levi Preston of Fergus Falls was one of the students that achieved dean's list honors for the spring 2020 semester at Mayville State University.

Dr. Susan Larson, dean of the college, has announced the names of students whose superior academic achievement during the second semester of the 2019-20 academic year placed them on the Dean’s Honor List at Concordia College, Moorhead. “We offer our congratulations to these students on their…

Dr. Tami Such, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Mayville State University, Mayville, North Dakota, announced that Levi Preston of Fergus Falls was one of the students that achieved dean's list honors for the Spring 2020 semester at Mayville State University.

St. Cloud State University has announced the names of more than 1,700 students whose academic achievement placed them on the 2020 spring semester dean's list. To be eligible for the honor, students must have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Minnesota State Community and Technical College will partner with MAHUBE-OTWA to provide Microsoft training and personal and professional development through a $43,000 grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

The academic high honor and honor lists (dean's lists) for the past spring semester at Minnesota State University, Mankato have been announced by interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, Matt Cecil.