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I haven’t called myself a Christian since 1998 or so. I started calling myself a Jesus-follower.

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On Sept. 23, the Daily Journal ran an article about the delegation of legislators that Rep. Jordan Rasmusson invited to Fergus Falls to see our great city, and particularly, our Fergus Falls Downtown Riverfront Project.  This is indeed a remarkable project that will highlight the beautiful O…

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I've always enjoyed driving around Otter Tail County. Last weekend driving around Maplewood State Park area to see the fall colors. But I found it disgusting to find profanity being displayed on Highway 24. I don't care what your political beliefs are and believe you have a right to your opi…

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October marks the 76th annual observation of National Disability Employment Awareness Month and Sen. Torrey Westrom (R-Elbow Lake) released the following statement to create awareness for disability employment:

Let’s suppose that vaccinations do not provide immunity to a virus but they lessen the severity of its symptoms and that this virus cannot be eliminated. In this scenario, since the virus can’t be eliminated, some personal considerations might be: 1. Get vaccinated so an infection has a mild…

 I have thought about the people who were on the subway side, they might not have known it hit until told, possibly minutes to half an hour before the smoke started pouring into the subway.

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The American Red Cross blood drive was held in Fergus Falls in September.  The Red Cross coordinators truly appreciate and thank the blood donors, especially the 10 first-time donors.  There were 161 units of blood collected, with those units we can potentially help up to 483 patients who ne…

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The Riverside Lions Club of Fergus Falls would like to thank the community for their generous support during our White Cane Days fundraiser. The funds raised will benefit the community by providing large print books to the public library, our “Reading on the Radio” program for the blind, and…

We must do more to strengthen our power grid against an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) event. Such an event can result from an attack by terrorists or by another country (e.g. China may already have the capability — which it may use in an economic crisis) or it can occur naturally. It could res…

Some day history books will report on the COVID epidemic. The human suffering — over 600,000 dead in our country — will be accurately depicted as an overwhelming, tragic event, bringing grief and sorrow to millions.  There will also be a chapter on the heroic efforts of health care professio…

We are beginning to get a clear picture of Biden’s socialism. Not like Sweden’s, for sure, but one of total economic and military disaster. One which utilizes a “plandemic” to generate massive panic in order to create “emergency” mandates which shut down businesses and livelihoods, churches …

This continues to be a “money pit” (since inception) and now it is most important the silent majority of Fergus Falls finally stands up and voice their opinion on this failure. If I recall this was initially voted down by the locals” some 20 years ago. As in the past, this council believes i…

To the members of the City Council,

This past month the Texas State Legislature set back women’s freedom by 50 years, having enacting a very bad totalitarian—fascist—law that promotes bounty hunting on anyone associated with any abortion. I hope that a history/government professor in your General Ed’s at Harvard made you more …

Per news reports, one unvaccinated teacher in California took her mask off briefly to read in a socially distanced classroom.

In the early 1700s, Isaac Newton — one of the greatest scientists the world has ever seen — destroyed a large chunk of his fortune by succumbing to the feverish financial bubble that had taken hold in Great Britain. Reflecting afterward, Newton said that he could “calculate the motions of th…

Thank you to Ingebrigtsen and Rasmusson for supporting police officers and public safety efforts during (the) legislative session.

On Sept. 11, 2001, everything changed for our country. I, like many, watched as we were attacked in a coordinated and fanatical strike meant to demonstrate that we were not safe at home. We were able to be hurt. We were vulnerable. At the time, I highly doubt that most Americans could identi…

On the morning of Aug. 13 my husband packed up our car while I filled up a large bucket with hydrangeas and large hosta leaves from our gardens. We stopped at Market Flowers, housed near the Minneapolis Farmers Market, to pick up additional bags of flowers I’d ordered, baby’s breath, and euc…

No matter what we look like, what age we are, or where we call home, we all have a shared belief that our children are our future. Every child has a right to a strong start in life, and part of what makes their futures bright is high quality early care and education. Yet, as a parent and a p…

Since when did school districts start taking medical advice from politicians?  School districts are entrusted with the safety of their district’s children. Yet, when Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Minnesota Department of Health, and American Academy of Pediatrics, e…

It is obvious, the Bigwood Event Center has proven itself a “failure” during 20 years of professional management while connected to a premier hotel and during better economic times. So, how can the Fergus Falls City Council in good conscience and fiscal responsibility vote to do this again?

I hope that you have been enjoying your summer and that your family is doing well. As the new school year begins and your child begins to look towards the future and starts to prioritize important decisions that need to be made toward their next chapters of their life. 

I did not think I would be writing another letter to your paper, but after I received a very kind message this morning from your city administrator, Andrew Bremseth, I am compelled to do so. 

I attended the substate District 14 American Legion  Baseball Tournament at Legion Field at DeLagoon Park this past week.

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Traveling back from the Mayo Clinic in June, we were tired and hungry and stopped in your town to eat around 9 p.m. I had also thought Fergus Falls would be a nice place to stop. After eating a good meal, we decided to call it a night instead of heading to Fargo. We spotted the Comfort Inn o…

Charlie Kampa recently quietly retired as the Otter Tail County veterans service officer after 15-plus years of stellar service. His dedication, enthusiasm and passion for taking care of America’s finest sons and daughters was simply superb. I remember him being the master of ceremonies when…

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Throughout WWII and the Cold War until 1972, the United States Department of Defense (DOD), supported by the CDC, U.S. military, and the CIA, solicited various universities and medical centers to conduct extensive radiological, chemical and biological research programs, experimenting on thou…

I want to give a huge “thank you” to the people of Fergus Falls and surrounding communities that came to the Kirkbride grounds on Sunday evening to watch and listen to the HeartShakers!  We believe that there were around 750 of you!  The extremely talented musicians from Nashville, Tennessee…

Let’s go back to 2013 as a baseline and annual income was $30,776,693 and you spent $30,776,693 which meant you had a balanced budget. Now as time goes on, your income becomes fixed – for whatever reason and your spending continues to fluctuate due to all kinds of life challenges.

I find it curious that the letter “History repeating itself” has no mention of the Jan. 6 terrorist insurrection against our Capitol building. It was a movement encouraged, led, and orchestrated by Trump himself in an attempt to overthrow our free and accurate democratic institution of free …

The Fergus Falls City Council will be acting on the Downtown and Riverfront balcony and Riverbank enhancement and stabilization project - Phase 1 at the June 2 council meeting.

I am an unlicensed private investigator. I have been investigating the CIA for the past 20 years. I have uncovered the fact the CIA was behind the murder of president John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. On the anniversary of Kennedy’s death, a reporter asked former Minnesota governor Jesse Ven…

A friend and I visited your local garden center on Sunday and need to let your community know what an asset you have and how well it showcases your city. 

Over the past year we’ve all had to adjust to a barrage of life-altering circumstances. Anyone who has followed the timeline of events knows they’re not acts of God, but rather intentional social engineering. Regretfully we are the target market in a vast contrivance of adulterated science a…

I read the recent article published in the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer titled “The Wolves Next Door” regarding wolf management. The article creates the fear that wolves will “spill over” into urban backyards, feeding off pets and livestock. Wolves occupy suitable habitat where remote fo…

As the progressives would want you to believe, taxing corporations is the way to pay for their wild spending, corporations don’t pay taxes, people do. If government raises taxes on corporations, they raise their prices.

Years ago I never gave much thought to “Earth Day,” which this year falls on April 22. It was just another day on the calendar. However, after living in Fergus Falls for the past 20 years I’ve gained an appreciation for what it stands for. Most people in our area have a deep appreciation of …

We are two months into President Biden’s medically based COVID response. Vaccines have ramped up dramatically. COVID variant pressures are lessening. Schools and businesses have opened. Yet, this notably effective pandemic response is still encountering the past administration failures. The …

The Lions Reading Program for the Visually and Physically Impaired would like to sincerely thank you, Fergus Falls Daily Journal, for your subscription support! Our listeners enjoy hearing local news from your newspaper!

For over a year, Gov. Tim Walz has ruled Minnesota with his overreaching executive orders. With his power, he has closed churches, schools, bars and restaurants. Some of which are never to open again! What is Rep. Jeff Backer doing about it?

Many thanks to Sgt. Adam Silbernagel and Officer Rebecca Harrington of the Fergus Falls Police Department (FFPD) for doing a nightly walk through downtown patrolling and testing the doors of each downtown business to see that they are securely locked. Very early Monday March 22, at 12:04 a.m…

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