Fergus Falls News

10/13/2018 05:39 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesota municipal liquor stores oppose additional retailers Saturday, October 13 

BARNESVILLE, Minn. - For some cities in Minnesota, like Barnesville, a big part of their revenue comes from the sale of one thing: liquor.

10/11/2018 10:28 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesota resort owner reflects on expectations in a modern world 

In his mind's eye he could easily see a glistening lake, a stable of boats, a handful of cabins, and himself, the amiable resort owner. He could hear the soundtrack, too: a symphony of sputtering outboards, laughter on the beach, yodeling loons and the humming electric fillet knives.

09/28/2018 07:08 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesota gets an African-American museum, thanks to two visionary women 

A reproduction of a 19th-century purple dress with white lace collar is positioned on a stand, as if waiting for its owner to slide it on. A copy of the Green-Book, an historic guide that helped steer travelers toward black-welcoming businesses, is gently perched under a glass case.

09/26/2018 12:19 AM  ~~~Source~~~
A Fergus Falls lady received her MN drivers license with the wrong picture on it 

A Fergus Falls lady received her drivers license with the right information on it but the wrong picture. The picture is of a man.

09/25/2018 07:57 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesota man charged with second-degree murder after allegedly... 

FERGUS FALLS, Minn.-A 25-year-old man was charged with second-degree murder on Monday, Sept. 24, after police say he shot his roommate multiple times before burying him in a 10-foot pit last week.

09/22/2018 06:37 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Millions allegedly stolen from small-town Minn. grain elevator, spent ... 

After nearly 30 years as general manager of a grain elevator in Ashby, Minn., Jerry Hennessey disappeared just as authorities began looking into a major problem with the elevator's books. Now the Ashby Farmers Cooperative Elevator believes Hennessey may have stolen more than $2 million and spent it on hunting safaris, taxidermy, home improvements and other personal expenses, a lawyer for the co-op board said last week.

09/22/2018 09:34 AM  ~~~Source~~~
New Ulm a Top Ten Finalist in race for - Best Minnesota Town' 

Dozens of towns signed up and submitted photos, videos, information about the towns history, geography and signature landmarks, cultural challenges and opportunities, community events and resources, diversity and outstanding citizens. Since a town can only be nominated by a town official or a city representative, Sarah Warmka of the Chamber of Commerce and then-intern Abby Berg took it upon themselves to sign New Ulm up for the competition.

09/22/2018 07:23 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Court report - " 180919 

Wanda M. Ferdelman, 55, Aitkin, was sentenced on DWI; credit for time served; pay $612; get chemical assessment; attend Mothers Against Drunk Driving Impact Panel. A similar charge was dismissed.

09/21/2018 06:07 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Mark W. Olson Rose From Small-Town Bank to Seat on Federal Reserve Board 

As a young banker in Fergus Falls, Minn., Mark W. Olson sometimes received loan applications from young entrepreneurs who wanted to use their parents' home as collateral. He asked these applicants if, in the event of a default, they would be willing to help him evict their folks from the house.

09/20/2018 08:10 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Protect Yourself: Lessons from Grain Elevator Fraud 

Recent cases of embezzlement, fraud and Ponzi schemes occurring with grain buyers serve as reminders of why farmers should exercise due diligence when working with grain buyers. Last week the Ashby Farmers Cooperative Elevator Co.

09/18/2018 09:33 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Top StorySticky Fingers Fraud: $2M Missing at Grain Elevator 

A single location grain cooperative in Ashby Minnesota is hosting a member meeting tonight to address the allegations that its previous general manager misused more than $2 million. A former grain elevator manager is on the run after allegedly pocketing $2 million from the Ashby Farmers Cooperative Elevator Co.

09/18/2018 04:46 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Klobuchar talks ethanol in Fergus Falls 

Sen. Amy Klobuchar spent the afternoon Saturday at Green Plains ethanol plant speaking with Fergus Falls officials and employees of Green Plains about the importance of ethanol in America and the future of Fergus Falls. Attending the meeting from Fergus Falls was Mayor Ben Schierer, City Council member Anthony Hicks, Gary Spies, president of Greater Fergus Falls Corporation, Stephen Rufer, and several Green Plains employees.