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Food seized from Minnesota warehouse due to infestation of rodents, birds and insects
Man hit by Amtrak train in downtown Fargo
Labor group urges support for Line 3 project
WATCH: ACLU releases video showing 'excessive force' by southwest Minnesota drug task force agent
Annual meeting an opportunity to discuss direction of county historical society
Timberwolves acquire All-Star Butler from Bulls
Berrios shines again as Twins take series with White Sox
Bemidji Extreme earns more championship wins in Blaine
TRACK: BHS relay team caps career with dramatic win
Rookie scores winning goal in Minnesota United win over Portland
Roberta Jean Wind
Charles R. Mann
Thomas U. Feeken
Theodore "Ted" Anthony Graves, Sr.
Mabel B. Dahl
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: A legacy of Native American boxing
PATT RALL COLUMN: Life in the fast lane in Bemidji
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Staying cool in the good ol' days
PRIME TIME: Summer is hopping in and around the SAC
PRIME TIME: Blessed by a power outage
'Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery' opens Wednesday
Church Musicians recital by Beth Hendricks, Philip Hermann
Great American Story contest deadline approaches
A busy summer ahead for the BHS marching band
Robert "One-Man" Johnson to perform at Farm by the Lake
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Try prevention instead of treatment
FISH TALES: Jim Fleck on Upper Red Lake
Woods in the works: Newest state forest undergoing development in Cass County
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Scarlet tanager could have been our state bird
FISH TALES: Ally Rux on Upper Red Lake
Janice and Edward Beil
Ron and Carol Carpenter celebrate 50 years!
PRIME TIME: The lure of loud mufflers
Port: The NRA needs to speak out on Philando Castille
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Enbridge's Line 3 plan is not the only option
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Veterans home project is a non-partisan issue
World of Wine: An introduction to the world of sherry wine
Keillor: Dreadful things are afoot
July 1, 2016
EARLY FIREWORKS: Bemidji VFW offense explodes in doubleheader vs. Fergus Falls
BEMIDJI — The Fourth of July fireworks arrived early for the Bemidji VFW baseball team Friday night. Bemidji and Fergus Falls combined for...
July 1, 2016 - 10:54pm
June 22, 2016
VFW BASEBALL: Bemidji sweeps Fergus Falls
FERGUS FALLS — The Bemidji VFW baseball team has a three-game winning streak going after sweeping Fergus Falls in an away doubleheader Wednesday, winning by scores of 2-1 and 7-4. Fergus Falls is one of the two other teams in Bemidji’s district this season, which provides added...
June 22, 2016 - 10:28pm
June 3, 2016
Fergus Falls man, 28, charged with father's murder
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - The suspect in an apparent murder has been identified by the Fergus Falls Police Department. Dustin Defiel, 28, is charged with second degree murder of his father, Ricardo Defiel, a city employee in the northwestern Minnesota town. The Fergus Falls Police Department...
June 3, 2016 - 3:46pm
May 20, 2016
BOYS TENNIS: Bemidji ends regular season with pair of wins
PARK RAPIDS — The Bemidji High School boys tennis team finished the regular season with a pair of wins Friday at Park Rapids High School, edging...
May 20, 2016 - 11:22pm
January 25, 2016
Fergus Falls man, 25, sentenced for sexual assault
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A 25-year-old Fergus Falls man was sentenced Friday in Otter Tail County District Court for a year in jail and 10 years of probation for giving the victim alcohol throughout the day on Sept. 1 and then sexually attacking her. Battern allegedly forced her into...
January 25, 2016 - 8:52pm
November 14, 2015
Parents, church reach settlement for drowned Fergus Falls teen
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- Parents of a Fergus Falls teen who drowned on a church youth trip two years ago have reached a settlement with the church and the company the church rented two houseboats from. Briggs Anderson, 14, drowned July 29, 2013, while on a youth trip with Hope Evangelical...
November 14, 2015 - 12:37pm
September 29, 2015
17-month-old hit, killed by car in Fergus Falls
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A 17-month-old child was pronounced dead Monday afternoon after being hit by a car in Fergus Falls. Fergus Falls police say Avah Mae Dirkman was struck about 12:30 p.m. by a 2009 Dodge Journey driven by Katie Diane Black, 29, of Fergus Falls. Reports...
September 29, 2015 - 2:08pm
August 22, 2015
Man arrested in Fergus Falls on charges of rape of 15-year-old girl in 1990
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A 59-year-old man was recently arrested on charges of raping a 15-year-old girl who worked for him at the Traverse County Fair in summer 1990, court documents show. Timothy John Solem of Wabasha, Minn., was arrested in southern Minnesota and first appeared...
August 22, 2015 - 5:25pm
June 29, 2015
MN trooper, spokesman Sgt. Grabow charged with driving 94 mph in a 55 zone
ST. PAUL -- The trooper who has been the Minnesota State Patrol's face in western Minnesota faces charges of driving 94 miles per hour in a 55...
June 29, 2015 - 1:17pm
May 16, 2015
California man drowns in Jewett Lake, near Fergus Falls
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A 59-year-old California man drowned Friday night in Jewett Lake, about 10 miles north of Fergus Falls, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office responded to a report of a person who had fallen out of a boat on the south...
May 16, 2015 - 12:36pm
May 1, 2015
GOLF: Bemidji boys ninth after day one at Fergus Falls
FERGUS FALLS — Matt Gregg’s 71 is leading the Bemidji High School boys golf team as the Lumberjacks are ninth out of 11 teams after day one of the Fergus Falls Invitational. Bemidji shot a team score of 324, 22 shots behind invite leaders Alexandria and Eden Prairie. After Gregg,...
May 1, 2015 - 11:10pm
April 24, 2015
Man loses arm at Fergus Falls industrial plant
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A 38-year-old employee at Northern Contours in Fergus Falls had his right arm ripped from his body around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The arm got entangled in a moving industrial router at the Northern Contours thermofoil plant, according to CEO Larry Skow. “This...
April 24, 2015 - 9:24am
March 19, 2015
Alcohol a factor in fatal Fergus Falls crash
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- One person is dead after a two-car crash in Fergus Falls Wednesday, and authorities say alcohol was a factor. The crash, at the intersection of Brenvei Drive and County Road 1 between Hoot Lake and Wright Lake, happened at about 10:15 p.m. and involved two...
March 19, 2015 - 6:50pm
January 20, 2015
Fergus Falls man cited for DWI after driving into lake
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- One man was arrested for drunken driving after driving into Otter Tail Lake on Saturday night. According to police, about 9 p.m. Saturday, Fergus Falls resident Taylor Ray Perala drove into open water on Otter Tail Lake, about 20 miles north and east of...
January 20, 2015 - 9:09am
January 15, 2015
Jury acquits Pelican Rapids man accused of sex assault of 12-year-old
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – A 21-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl has been acquitted of two felony charges in Otter Tail County. Joseph Daniel Anderson, of Pelican Rapids, was released from custody Tuesday, the same day a jury found him not guilty of...
January 15, 2015 - 7:53am