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After Gov. Tim Walz loosened restrictions set in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic which allowed golf courses to reopen in April, granted they comply with state guidelines, Pebble Lake Golf Course in Fergus Falls has seen an eruption of customers hitting the links.


With access to the Central Lakes Trail, fishing, camping and hosting sporting events, Delagoon Park is a honeycomb of recreation in Fergus Falls. In early April it was announced that the park’s hive would grow by one following the city council’s unanimous decision to allow I-94 BMX to begin …

Fishing opener is a Minnesota rite of springtime, and this Saturday’s kickoff of fishing for walleye, bass, trout in lakes, and northern pike will have anglers on the water to wet a line, reconnect with nature and benefit from time spent outdoors.


In July, Fergus Falls is usually greeted by the splash of Hoot Lake water, a plethora of speeding cyclists and a bevy of runners as the Fergus Falls Area Family YMCA’s annual Hoot Lake Triathlon welcomes competitors from across the area. But due to the coronavirus pandemic and the distance o…

April has always been a very unpredictable month in the state of Minnesota. One day it could be 60 degrees, the next it could snow, the next could be 50 degrees and windy, and the next could be rain. For Pedal Fergus Falls, it comes with the territory of being an avid biker in the Midwest. B…

As the city of Fergus Falls continues to take precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of its residents against the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fergus Falls Parks and Rec Department announced through a press release Tuesday, April 14 that summer registration has been postponed until…

Today, Gov. Tim Walz announced that the Governor’s Fishing Opener celebrations will be postponed until next May. The event was to be held in Otter Tail County May 7-10, 2020. The event was appropriately postponed to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 Minnesota fishing opener …

High school fishing teams are exploding in popularity in Minnesota. In 2018, schools in and around Otter Tail County formed the Heart O’ Lakes High School Fishing League. In 2019, there were 22 schools who had joined the league and over 400 student anglers participating. During the summer mo…

LeWayne Saunders' bowling started out like any other week in the Wednesday City League. The first three games of the night were close to the right hander's average with a high game of 209 and low of 179. The final game of the night on lanes 15-16 is where the pins were flying. Saunders made …

It was a perfect night to go bowling on Friday, Dec. 6 at Northern Aire Lanes; for Jamie Johnson at least. The right-hander rolled the first 300 game at the lanes of the 2019-20 season.

The WISSOTA 100 came to a close Saturday evening with champions being crowned. Here are the results from Friday and Saturday’s races: Friday, Sept. 13 WISSOTA Late Model W100 Qualifying Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 10B-Mike Balcaen, 04:31.157[1]; 2. 42M-Dave Mass, 04:31.168[6]; 3. 32-Jordan Tollakson, 04:33.989[5]; 4. 6M-Jeffrey Massingill, 04:34.150[4]; 5. 85-John Kaanta, 04:36.518[12]; 6. 71X-Cory […]

The WISSOTA 100 got off to a good start Wednesday at I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls with Late Models, Modifieds, Super Stock, Midwest Modifieds and Street Stock races kicking the event off. After a rainout Thursday, the cars hit the track Friday and will close out the event Saturday. Results from Wednesday, Sept. 11: WISSOTA […]

Pebble Lake Golf Course in Fergus Falls held its annual Pot O’Gold and Labor Day Classic golf tournaments this past weekend. In the Pot O’Gold Tournament, the duo of John Ouren and Tim Lill defeated Lucas Gervais and Kelly Longtin. In the consolation finals, Chuck MacFarlane and Wade Jyrkas took home the title as they […]

By Ben Kruchten The final night of the regular season was an exciting one at I-94 Speedway, as three drivers picked up their first wins at I-94. One-hundred and twenty-five cars were in attendance on the final night of the regular season, Don Shaw, Alex Guthmiller, Bryce Sward, Brandon Copp, Kyle Dykhoff, and Corey Mehrwerth […]

The final night of the regular season was an exciting one at I-94 Speedway, as three drivers picked up their first wins at I-94. One-hundred and twenty-five cars were in attendance on the final night of the regular season, Don Shaw, Alex Guthmiller, Bryce Sward, Brandon Copp, Kyle Dykhoff, and Corey Mehrwerth pick up wins.      […]

Despite high winds and less-than-perfect weather conditions characterized by patches of light rain, 46 players from three Midwest states (Minnesota, North Dakota, and Kansas) braved the elements over the weekend (Aug. 24, 25) to take part in the inaugural Delagoon Disc Golf Challenge — the first-ever Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) sanctioned event in Fergus […]

By Ben Kruchten One-hundred and twenty-five cars checked into the pits for the inaugural Dick Johanneck Memorial at I-94 Speedway. Don Shaw picked up the big $4,586 payday in the WISSOTA Late Models, other winners included Brady Gerdes in the WISSOTA Modifieds, Ryan Mikkelson in the Limited Late Models, and Brock Gronwold in the WISSOTA […]

By Ben Kruchten One-hundred and twenty-nine cars packed the pits at I-94 Speedway for Back to School Kids Night presented by Winning Edge Graphics, with Billy Vogel, Blake Jegtvig, Ryan Mikkelson, Brennon Weight, Kyle Dykhoff, and Austin Lammers found victory lane. Kyle Dykhoff was able to get his second win of the season in the […]

Dalton Outdoors is offering a Carry/Conceal Class at their store in Dalton. The class will be held Sunday, Aug. 18 starting at noon and running approximately three to four hours. The agenda will include updates on current Minnesota laws, defensive methods on how not to become a victim, gun safety and range time. To register […]

Landon Atkinson picked up his first career USMTS win as the cars and stars of the United States Modified Touring Series were at I-94 Speedway along with the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds and Limited Late Models; other winners included Brock Gronwold and Ben Wolden. Ashley Mehrwerth took the lead in the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds and led […]

The pits were jam-packed at I-94 Speedway as 117 cars signed in. Dan Ebert continued his winning ways by winning both the WISSOTA Late Model and WISSOTA Modified features, other winners included Ryan Satter in the Limited Late Models, Cody Lee in the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, Cory Dykhoff picking up his first career win in […]

Inspired by an old yellowing newspaper article from 1957 hanging on a cabin wall about his grandfather and a friend swimming the 3.5-mile width across Ottertail Lake, Cal Mouritsen decided as a right of passage to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather Jack’s feat of endurance. “After hearing the story as a youngster, and […]

For the first time in two years, the Fergus Falls YMCA Hoot Lake Triathlon has a new winner. With over 113 individuals and 17 teams, the annual race saw Spencer Syvertson of Alexandria lay claim to first place. The 23-year-old posted a winning time of 1:08:45. The past two years, former Perham standout Keeghan Hurley […]

Eighty cars checked into to do battle in four classes, it was also King of the Dirt for the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds and WISSOTA Street Stocks.  Shane Howell and Kyle Dykhoff picked up their first King of the Dirt wins, other winners were Dan Ebert in the WISSOTA Modifieds and Casey Stremick in the Short […]

With the temperature reaching into the 80s, several youth competitors took to the land and water to compete in the Pebble Lake Youth Triathlon Friday. “Every year that we plan this event it’s probably one of the most motivating and fun events that we do, we just love seeing the kids out here having a […]

WISSOTA Auto Racing is pleased to announce that WISSOTA Pure Stock and WISSOTA Hornet drivers will be racing at the 2019 Speedway Motors WISSOTA 100 on Tuesday, Sept.10. The Speedway Motors WISSOTA 100 is gearing up for the second event at the famed I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls. The four-day event has grown to five […]

Ninety-six cars signed in to do battle for WISSOTA Race of Champions night sponsored by Titan Machinery at I-94 Speedway.  Don Shaw, Brady Gerdes, Ben Wolden, Matt Baker, Jonny Carter, and Austin Lammers came away with the wins. Jonny Carter took the early lead in the WISSOTA Street Stock feature while Eric Riley, Ryan Satter, […]

Todd Simison of Detroit Lakes bit off a big chew for himself when he dropped a suggestion in front of some members of the old Team Frustration gang. Why not have a big snowmobile racing reunion? When you drop something in front of a racer they hit the throttle. That is why on Saturday at […]

The Central Lakes Trail may be known for all the biking that gets done on it, but this week it’ll be taken over by skateboards. The first-ever Skate Central Lakes Endurance Festival starts today at 5 a.m. with participants taking off from Fergus Falls to St. Cloud for a 118-mile race. The race takes place […]

Ninety-three cars checked into the pits for action at I-94 Speedway for Meet and Greet the Drivers Night.  Don Shaw came away with the WISSOTA Late Model win, Dave Cain held off Brady Gerdes for the WISSOTA Modified win, Ryan Mikkelson took the Limited Late Model win, Justin Froemming came from ninth to twin the […]

PELICAN RAPIDS — Nearly 300 people sprinted through the wooded trail of Maplewood State Park Saturday as the annual Running Wild Trail Run took runners on an adventure. West Fargo’s Leo Smith won the 7K race as the 18-year-old finished with a time of 27:15, topping 215 other runners. Jaci Wilson of Fergus Falls came […]

Eighty-seven cars checked into the I-94 Speedway for night No. 3 of the 2019 season.  All six regular classes were in action, picking up wins were Don Shaw, Brady Gerdes, Brad Staples, Landon Atkinson, Ryan Satter, and Dan Harstad. Ryan Satter had a good battle with Eric Riley for the win in the WISSOTA Street […]

For the 12th year in a row the Lake Region Run marks the unofficial start to summer and for many in the area — the official start of the competitive run season. While the start of this year’s season is bittersweet with the loss of the Fergus Falls Area Race Series the friendly rivalries and […]

The Advantage RV’s Modified Tour made their first visit to I-94 Speedway since 2017 and the racing did not disappoint. Shane Sabraski picked up the win, Matt Baker grabbed the WISSOTA Midwest Modified win and Ben Wolden took the Limited Late Model win. Derek Rieck and Haley Lee led the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds to green.  […]

This year marks the sixth season of BIO Girls in Fergus Falls. BIO stands for “Beautiful Inside and Out, “and the group’s mission is to improve the self-esteem of girls in grades 2-6 through empowerment of self and service to others. BIO Girls participants and mentors have met weekly since March for faith-based lessons focused […]

On your mark. Get set. Go! The beginning of June kicks off the area race season for runners as the annual Lake Region Run takes place in Fergus Falls Saturday. Now in its 12th year, the run has established a reputation that finds 838 runners from nine different states already registered. The race will include […]

The 2019 season finally got underway at I-94 Speedway, 94 cars checked in on a cool and windy night in Fergus Falls. Don Shaw, Dan Ebert, Dustin Bluhm, Justin Froemming, Shawn Koranda, and Jason Reinke were the first winners of 2019. Kasey Ussatis grabbed the lead in the WISSOTA Street Stock feature, while Shawn Koranda […]

The green light is set to go on the 2019 racing season at I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls Friday night at 7 p.m. After two weeks of postponements, the track will look to kick off its season with a regular racing night featuring WISSOTA late models, WISSOTA modifieds, WISSOTA street stock, WISSOTA Midwest modifieds, late […]

Shaun Steinbach rolled the first perfect game of the season at Northern Aire Lanes. Nearly three-quarters of the way through the season, there had been three games of 290 or more but Steinbach was the first to get them all. He bowls in three leagues at Northern Aire Lanes, and it was the Friday Commercial […]

Through good years and bad, the Rough Riders Snowmobile Club has continued its charter. This year, the group will celebrate its 50th anniversary, outlasting many of its peers in the process. The Rough Riders Snowmobile Club was incorporated in 1968 in Wee Town, located on County Highway 1, north of Fergus Falls, being their home […]

A flock of runners will be released on the streets of Fergus Falls Saturday morning as the ninth annual Turkey Trot 5K concludes the final Fergus Falls Area Race Series event. Runners will begin at Kennedy Secondary School and make their way around the 3.1 mile course. Those attending are encouraged to wear their best […]

By Ray Beste WISSOTA Late Model standout Don Shaw joined the winner’s list in the WISSOTA Modified division leading all 20 laps of the division’s headliner Friday night at I-94 Speedway. Wahpeton driver Casey Meyer scored his second WISSOTA Late Model feature win of the season while Brock Gronwold reigned victorious in the WISSOTA Midwest […]

By Ray Beste Defending WISSOTA Late Model national champion, Don Shaw turned in another sterling performance to take top honors in the division’s headliner Friday night at I-94 Speedway. Lakeshore’s Dan Ebert used a late restart to gain the lead and eventually the victory in the WISSOTA Modified finale while Ben Wolden scored yet another […]

The Fergus Falls Parks and Recreation’s Men’s Commercial League Lower Division 2018 championship was won by Edward Jones/Fergus Falls Chiropractic.