The Fergus Falls Hurricanes could not get their bats going Wednesday as the visiting Moorhead Brewers left American Legion Field with a 2-1 victory.

Fergus Falls Hurricanes pitchers Mitch Porter and Darin Stanislawski kept the stat line clean for the Dent Wildcats as the duo combined for a seven-inning no-hitter Saturday as the ’Canes claimed a 10-0 victory.

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The Fergus Falls Hurricanes cruised to a 13-1 victory over the Hawley hawks Wednesday at American Legion Field.


With things heading toward less restrictive, the Lake Region Run saw area competitors hit the streets of Fergus Falls Saturday for the 2021 version of the run.

VERNDALE — The Fergus Falls Riverdogs took on two foes Sunday in the Verndale Geezers and the heat. The Riverdogs may have beat the heat, but the hosting Geezers were victorious with a 15-5 win.

Save the best for last!  Dom Hemingsen took that to heart at Northern Aire Lanes.  Hemingsen rolled a 300 game on the final night of league season at the local lanes.  The right-hander was bowling in the junior-adult league which was the last league to roll for the 2020-21 season.  

The Fergus Falls Hurricanes needed extra inning to upend the visiting Moorhead Mudcats Friday, but a clutch hit by Nic Pearson in the 10th inning would keep the host undefeated as the Hurricanes claimed a 5-4 victory.

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Two weeks ago, we spent three days hiking on the Superior Hiking Trail (SHT) north of Duluth. We camped at Gooseberry Falls with trail buddies from North Dakota. Unofficially, the SHT has been a part of the North Country Trail (NCT) for many years. Finally, two years ago, Congress passed leg…

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The Fergus Falls Riverdogs 35-plus baseball team kicked off their season Sunday at American Legion Field as they hosted the Morris Brewers. The Brewers spoiled the Riverdogs opener as the visitor came away with an 11-5 victory.

DENT — The Fergus Falls Hurricanes took sole possession of first place in the Countryside League Sunday after sweeping the Dent Wildcats in a doubleheader.

The Fergus Falls Hurricanes used a pair of two-run innings to down the visiting Pelican Rapids Lakers Sunday.

The Y is for more than just physical fitness; it strives to encourage and promote a healthy mind and spirit, in addition to a healthy body. During May, the Fergus Falls YMCA is recognizing National Mental Health Awareness Month.

After a long year, with the YMCA swim programs shut down due to the pandemic, the programming will be resumed this spring and summer. There is swimming for everyone, babies to senior citizens. Here is a listing of them - and it is extensive. To reach the front desk about any of the programs …

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The Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener to be held May 13-15, in Otter Tail County is only weeks away. Otter Tail County was scheduled to host the event in 2020, however, the event was postponed due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. The mission remains the same, to put a spotlight on Min…

Sometimes I need a little push to get out on the trail and the North Country Trail Hike 100 is a very effective push for me. Every year since 2016 the North Country Trail Association has offered this informal challenge. You sign up online at, keep track of the miles you…

I realize that we all have been exhausted by the stress, constant change and unknowns of the past year as the pandemic continues to affect everyone from businesses to families to individuals. I’m constantly reminded of the impact every morning as I enter the Y. Rather than seeing a group of …

On Jan. 31, my husband Dave and I headed down to Texas Hill Country with our camper to spend two weeks. This was our first experience of camping as snowbirds. Our first outing upon arriving was to drive to Lost Maples State Natural Area for some hiking. We packed a picnic lunch to eat at the…

As restrictions ease, more and more activities are being added to the YMCA schedule. Taylor Giving, the aquatics and sports coordinator, says, “It is a huge thing for people of all ages in the community to be bringing back Y programming. It allows our children and teens to continue to build …

On Dec. 21, the YMCA reopened for the second time with some changes in procedures in the interest of health and safety. See the website at for details. 

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In 2020, sports took a backseat to many over the events happening in news across the world. But while the focus may have been drawn to other places, we take a look back at what happened in the area’s local sports scene in 2020. The selections of each subject is based on the amount of views t…

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In a typical year, the Lake Region Run marks the unofficial start of the competitive run season in Fergus Falls and the surrounding area. However, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s version held Saturday saw a bit of a facelift including a slight name change from the classic L…

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In the races at I-94 Sure Step Speedway Friday, Sept. 4 in Fergus Falls, East Bethel’s Dave Mass claimed two checkered flags as he won both the WISSOTA Late Models and WISSOTA Super Stock races.

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MILROY — The Fergus Falls Hurricanes saw its season come to an end Saturday as the Watkings Clippers shut out the ’Canes 6-0.

MOORHEAD — The Fergus Falls Hurricanes batters could not plate a run in an exhibition game against the Moorhead Brewers Tuesday as the hosts claimed a 8-0 win.

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The Fergus Falls Riverdogs split in the first weekend of the Minnesota Senior Men’s Amateur Baseball Association State Tournament Saturday and Sunday.

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Limited Late Model driver Ben Wolden of Fergus Falls took a checkered flag in the race at I-94 Sure Step Speedway, while Rice’s Shane Sabraski captured both first-place finishes in the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds and WISSOTA Super Stock Friday, Aug. 7.

Spring is a time when shallow fish and cold water often mean methodical presentations designed to tempt fish that may be a bit lethargic into biting.  During summer, however, faster presentations that trigger aggressive, reactionary strikes are often more effective.

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The long awaited announcement on the Speedway Motors WISSOTA 100 is here. Due to the current restrictions in place for events, WISSOTA officials are saddened to announce the cancellation of the 2020 Speedway Motors WISSOTA 100.

URBANK — The Fergus Falls Hurricanes held off a late charge by the Long Prairie Predators to advance in the Region 16C Tournament Sunday with a 4-3 win.

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DENT — The Fergus Falls Hurricanes offense continued to roll through the competition Sunday as the visitor blew out the hosting Dent Wildcats 17-0.

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Outdoor enthusiasts looking to spend time in some of Fergus Falls’ parks may want to reconsider a trip to Barefoot Park, located at the end of St. Andrew’s Street by Quality Toyota, alongside the Otter Tail River. With demolition and cleanup underway at the Mid-Am Dairy property park mainten…

PELICAN RAPIDS — The Fergus Falls Hurricanes baseball team had a dominant offensive outing Sunday as it handed its host, the Pelican Rapids Lakers, a 24-1 loss.

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