Fergus Falls News


01/20/2018 03:26 PM  ~~~Source~~~
End could be near for the historic Fergus Falls state mental hospital 

The exterior of the Fergus Falls State Hospital administration building, center, looks much the same as it did when construction on the asylum and accompanying grounds was completed in 1907. The scene was photographed Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in Fergus Falls, MN.


01/15/2018 10:11 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Investigator finds no bullying by Stillwater school board members 

Two Stillwater school board members didn't create a hostile work environment at the school district but did behave disrespectfully toward an employee, according to an attorney hired by the district to investigate allegations against the pair. A 95-page report, much of which was redacted to conceal the identity of the complainant, offered no recommendations other than to encourage "straightforward, honest and clear communication" among the school board's seven members.


01/12/2018 06:29 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Suspect in drug-related shooting posts bond, released from jail 

A Dalton man, charged with supplying the gun in what police say was a drug-related shooting in Fergus Falls, has been released from jail. 35 year-old Derek Koch met his $250,000 bail requirement by pledging land he owns in Dickey County, North Dakota.


01/10/2018 05:12 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Local law enforcement agencies dodg... 

Local law enforcement agencies appear to have a dodged a bullet - namely, being caught up in an alleged squad-car overcharge scam that is sending shockwaves across the state. Last year, owners of Fergus Falls-based Nelson Auto Center discovered the dealership, which had a contract with the state to supply vehicles for all law enforcement agencies, overcharged agencies across Minnesota by as much as $700,000 over the past five years.


01/10/2018 12:27 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Heavy snow will miss Twin Cities, but arctic air will not 

Video : Winter weather advisories are in place for Minnesota after a mild day with a high of 42 in the Twin Cities. Metro area residents can once again stand down.


01/08/2018 08:07 PM  ~~~Source~~~
2 injured in I-94 crash in Otter Tail County 

Two people were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries Monday after a vehicle side-swiped another on I-94 at Highway 59 near Fergus Falls Township in Otter Tail County. A 1998 Buick Park Avenue driven by 28-year-old Peter John Riske of Reynolds, North Dakota, was westbound on I-94 when it side-swiped a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer that was parked on the shoulder because of a flat tire.


12/31/2017 02:37 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Smith to join Senate, dive into campaign 

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith is vowing to "hit the ground running" as she joins the U.S. Senate this week while preparing to run in November.


12/30/2017 11:57 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Patients Say Rural Minnesota Hospitals Lack Sign-Language Interpreters 

Dozens of complaints have been filed in recent years against Minnesota hospitals by deaf patients and their companions alleging they're not getting interpreter services required by law. Minnesota Public Radio reports that many of the hospitals facing lawsuits are in rural areas of the state where there's a shortage of sign-language interpreters.


12/29/2017 10:57 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Fergus Falls auto dealership sues Twin Cities TV news station, alleging defamation 

A Fergus Falls auto dealership has filed a defamation suit against a Twin Cities-based TV news station, alleging that KARE 11 published false and misleading statements in stories about a former dealership employee and claims of overcharging law enforcement agencies. The suit filed Thursday, Dec. 28, in U.S. District Court by Nelson Auto Center names KARE 11 as a defendant along with related business entities Multimedia Holdings Corp., a South Carolina corporation with offices in McLean, Va., and Tegna Inc., which also has offices in McLean.


12/26/2017 05:22 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Enigmatic donor leaves $1 million legacy to small-town Minn. schools 

Schools in a little west-central Minnesota town are grateful for an unexpected $1 million Christmas gift. But they'd like to know a bit more about the giver.