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HEALTH CARE: Ideas on the table: GOP, Dayton both express need for action
Community members discuss Red Lake constitutional reform
UPDATED: Watch: Scuffling, bonfires mark early stages of confrontation between officers, pipeline protesters
A mini-Minion: City holds annual Bark ‘N’ Boo event at Nymore Dog Park
CITY: Bemidji's municipal liquor stores show slight uptick in net profits
MEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers learned lots from sweep at North Dakota
CROSS COUNTRY: BHS boys repeat as Section 8AA champs, Hamrin headed back too
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: BSU bracing for physical series with UND
TENNIS: BHS junior Kelm still alive in Class AA singles consolation bracket
AREA VOLLEYBALL: Blackduck, K-N, CL-B lose in 8A playoffs
Helen Elizabeth Tindell
Monte T. Olson
Monte T. Olson
Danielle Taylor Rivera
Jerome "Jerry" Stubbe
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: On rejection
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Do you care to give?
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: As tradition goes
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What will be your last words to someone?
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: How to harvest wild rice
Off The Record: Negan Was The Shot In The Arm ‘The Walking Dead’ Needed
PODCAST: The JOE-DOWN Reviews “KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park”
Famed musician Bobby Vee dies
BHS grad nominated for Bessie Award
Book signing with Barbara Schlichting
NELSON COLUMN: Mild weather keeps anglers on the water
MASTER GARDENERS: Think differently about garden clean up
WATCH: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The mice are everywhere it seems
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Lakes, rivers cooling a bit slower this year
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakdok, others fan the flames of Islamaphobia
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Joe Vene fights for our veterans
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Do you know what’s really scary?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop moral erosion with your votes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let Congress fix health care dilemma
September 12, 2013
FOOTBALL: Bemidji seeks third win today at Fergus Falls
BEMIDJI — With two impressive victories under its belt the Bemidji High School football team will head to Fergus Falls tonight seeking to up its record to 3-0. The Lumberjacks began the fall with a 39-7 pasting of Grand Rapids and last week BHS made the most of its home opener...
September 12, 2013 - 10:50pm
July 8, 2013
Two firefighters injured, five businesses damaged in Fergus Falls fire
By Ryan Johnson Forum News Service FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – Two firefighters were injured here battling a downtown fire that left...
July 8, 2013 - 9:23am
June 12, 2013
Vergas couple charged in dead horses case
FERGUS FALLS — Bill and Penny Fick, the owners of six horses found dead in rural Vergas in February, have each been charged with 21 counts of animal mistreatment in Otter Tail County District Court. After failing to appear at a court hearing May 6, a warrant was issued for...
June 12, 2013 - 7:54pm
June 7, 2013
Minnesota man dies after being pinned under van
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A Fergus Falls man has died after becoming pinned beneath a van he was working on. Fifty-four-year-old Glen Allen Detienne was working on the van in the driveway of his home when the accident happened Thursday. Police say the parking brake...
June 7, 2013 - 3:43pm
March 28, 2013
Judge orders man to remove wetland road
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal magistrate judge has ordered a Fergus Falls man to remove the road he built on federally-protected wetland. Forty-nine-year-old James Bosek was also sentenced to two years of probation Wednesday and was ordered to restore the wetland on his rural Douglas...
March 28, 2013 - 8:40am
January 3, 2013
Custody awarded after parents' murder-suicide near Fergus Falls
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A judge in Otter Tail County has awarded custody of an orphaned child to the parents of a teen who killed the toddler's mother and then himself. Darrin and Catherine Cox sought custody of the girl after their 17-year-old son, Dylan Cox, shot and killed...
January 3, 2013 - 8:37am
October 23, 2012
11-year-old dies from crash injuries
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – An 11-year-old girl injured in a crash near Spitzer Lake on Oct. 14 died Monday, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Department. The girl was identified as Claire Turner, of Ashby. The Sheriff’s Office reported earlier that a female driving an...
October 23, 2012 - 7:23am
September 18, 2012
Fergus Falls man sentenced in mom’s machete death
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – A Minnesota man has been sentenced to more than 34 years in prison for a machete attack that killed his 68-year-old mother. James Howard of Dalton told the court that “God is forgiving me” before sentencing Monday. Judge Mark Hanson told Howard: “Your...
September 18, 2012 - 9:21am
September 11, 2012
State hospital tour set in Fergus Falls
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – The Otter Tail County Historical Society will host the season’s final Stories from the state Hospital tour at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 21. Stories from the State Hospital takes people around the outside of the facility while providing a behind the scenes look at some...
September 11, 2012 - 9:22am
March 1, 2012
Man faces charge for Red Lake assault
A 31-year-old Fergus Falls, Minn., man faces a federal charge for the sexual assault of a Red Lake woman, according to a federal indictment. Court papers claim Kevin John Ehrich committed one count of aggravated sexual abuse on March 28, 2010. The indictment was unsealed following...
March 1, 2012 - 2:39pm
January 19, 2012
Goat that fled Fergus Falls Nativity scene found safe after 25 days
UNDERWOOD, Minn. - Curly the fugitive Angora goat who fled a Nativity scene and defied capture is now safe at home. She was found Wednesday afternoon near Fergus Falls among her own kind at the Tony Loomer farm. "They found Curly eating oats with their goats," said Karen Aakre,...
January 19, 2012 - 7:17am
November 9, 2011
Fergus Falls man, thinking deer was dead, targeted by buck while hunting
A Fergus Falls man is a little stiff and sore, but thankful to be alive after a buck charged and threw him to the ground during a hunt near his...
November 9, 2011 - 12:53pm
October 31, 2011
Former Fergus Falls State Hospital source of many legends
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - Not long after the Fergus Falls State Hospital opened in the summer of 1890, a local newspaper reporter took a tour of...
October 31, 2011 - 6:21am