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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…

I applaud Mayor Ben Schierer and the Fergus Falls City Council for hosting Rajan Zed to provide the opening invocation. It is a small act with a large meaning. An invocation is meant to draw us together. To recognize, regardless of our faith, status or background, those important values we s…

Hinduism is the oldest “religion” in the world. The term was introduced into the English language in the 1830s to denote the religious, philosophical and cultural traditions native to India, starting well before 3000 B.C., to describe their way of life. 

This letter is sent in appreciation for Mayor Ben Schierer’s articulate, easily readable letter in Feb. 27’s Daily Journal. It’s incomprehensible to me how any American with even the slightest knowledge of the Constitution could criticize his decision to have the leader of one of the world’s…

On Feb. 16, the Fergus Falls City Council adopted Resolution No. 30-2021 opposing Minnesota adopting California’s clean car initiative. They stated that “these rules would adversely affect our local auto dealers.”

I am getting sick of the pettiness of politics. Two things really struck me this week, first after Rush Limbaugh’s death I saw the repeat of his receiving the Medal of Freedom from President Donald Trump several times and I noticed Nancy Pelosi sat sullen looking down the whole time. No stan…

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Recently there has been a mantra “keep it local” regarding the airport. What is local?  Must one reside within the city limits of Fergus Falls to manage the airport? Are Walmart, Jimmy Johns, Caribou Coffee, Home Depot, Fleet Farm, etc., local? These businesses are in Fergus Falls because th…

We are proud to be beginning the process of redeveloping in Fergus Falls. We started with parts of the former Regional Treatment Center and saving them from demolition and repurposing historic properties in Fergus Falls. We have to do so to keep growth redevelopment and expansion possible in…

Americans are uniformly appalled by the wanton killing, injuries and damage to our nation’s Capitol. President Donald Trump could have stepped out of his tent and told the rioters (who came from the rally he organized and paid for) to cease and desist. He didn’t. Rioters mercilessly beat and…

Over the weekend, the Dakota Territory Gun Show was held in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Represented were dealers, collectors, and men and women of the United States military, both active and retired. As is tradition at this show, it begins with the playing of our national anthem. Military per…

This opinion is written in response to a recent article in the paper, regarding a Hindu statesman, Rajan Zed, who has been invited to open the Fergus Falls City Council meeting with an invocation on March 15. Mr. Zen would be doing this remotely, and from what I understand, he would open the…

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It’s been two weeks since our new president sat down at his desk and turned our country into chaos, and so easily with just a scratch of his pen. Let me name a few of those tragic events.

Jan. 6 happened. The attempted coup incited by Trump is despicable, grievous, hateful and abhorrent. I watched the horror with sickening fear and disgust. I was further enraged by insurrectionists carrying the American and Confederate flags while they attempted to overthrow a legal election …

I read Mr. Ken Harty’s article in the Jan. 9 newspaper and it made me laugh.

On Jan. 6, a mob of deluded Americans attacked the United States Capitol.  They were egged on by the president and he was aided in that effort by our democratically elected representative Michelle Fischbach, who just days before had taken the oath to protect the Constitution of the United States .

I am reading the final 2021 budget for the city of Fergus Falls. As I review any budget, I start at the top five spending areas for savings. The top budget items for the city are:

I would like to wish the residents of Otter Tail County a merry Christmas and all the best for 2021 after what has been a rather tumultuous 2020, to say the least.

Pearl Harbor Day was Dec. 7. I am proud to be a veteran with 20 years of service to my country. Looking back on my military journey and how I/we came to be living in Fergus Falls I know that God had a plan for my life and I was following his plan. Briefly, here is my military journey after g…

 Do not miss the Festival of Lights at the Lake Region Pioneer Thresherman’s Association in Dalton. It is an awesome display of lights and well worth the trip.

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When the elected president is seated and a vaccine for coronavirus is turning things around, it will be time to rebuild our country. Who will do it?

We all know where Joel Myhre stands in his weekly rants in Saturday’s paper, so it would be nice if he would get off his political bandwagon and go on like we all have. It’s his opinion and we don’t care about it anymore.

Partisan politics in our country and state is becoming increasingly hostile, divisive, and now, even dangerous. Consider a recent situation involving the state Legislature.