Dan Sternberg and Kevin Pearson, both teachers in the Fergus Falls Public School system at Kennedy Secondary School, recall a classic basketball rivalry. They point to the 1989-90 season when, as starters, they played for the Otters twice against Staples-Motley.
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A surprise to many is that Bill Gates of Microsoft fame is now the owner of a company running tests to become the builder of next-generation nuclear reactors.
In January Fergus Falls Otters boys’ basketball head coach Matt Johnson emphasized to his players that it’s an honor to participate in Otter athletics. And with that honor comes responsibility.
The Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners has a reputation of working in a bipartisan manner to address a problem and find a solution for the betterment of county residents.
Back in the mid-1950s, when kids in Fergus Falls played sandlot baseball, the Milwaukee Braves were considered “our team” as far as major league baseball was concerned.
Election vote tabulations in Otter Tail County (OTC) in November 2020 were secure and free of irregularities, says OTC Auditor-Treasurer Wayne Stein. That’s good news for county residents.
On Dec. 23, 1966, the night before Christmas Eve, Fergus Falls Otter boys basketball fans packed the old high school gym next to Roosevelt Park. Fergus Falls was the heavy underdog against Moorhead which eventually advanced to the state boys basketball tournament.
Sixty years ago the Fergus Falls Red Sox town baseball team had to wait more than a week to play in the state Class B title game. That’s because rain fell day after day, after Labor Day, at the state tournament baseball field in Springfield, west of Mankato.
Retired Fergus Falls milkman LeRoy Quernemoen, 93, has enjoyed tournament time for Otter boys and girls basketball for many years.
Sixty-three years have past since the 1957 Otter boys basketball team bus went off the road near Carlisle and hit the ditch during a snowstorm. Fortunately nobody was injured enroute to Region 6 tournament action in Moorhead, prior to the days of the interstate highway system.