Fertile News


10/17/2017 10:49 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Charges: Chad Olson has been shooting at airplanes to stop 'terrorism' 

Chad Olson, a 51-year-old resident of Fertile, a small town in western Minnesota, was arrested last week and charged with attempted murder. Olson told police he was merely trying to save himself from terrorism, according to the criminal complaint filed against him by the Polk County Attorney's office.


10/13/2017 10:49 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Man accused of shooting at plane, facing attempted murder... 

A Fertile man has been charged with attempted murder and assault after a pilot discovered a bullet hole in his small plane following a flight near Fertile last week. Chad Olson, 51, has been charged.


10/13/2017 10:49 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Minn. man charged with attempted murder for shooting at plane 

FERTILE, Minn.-A Polk County man has been charged with second-degree attempted murder for shooting an airplane flying over his property last week, according to court documents. Chad Lynndell Olson, 51, was charged Thursday in Polk County District for allegedly shooting a Cessna small aircraft with a high-powered rifle from his property on Highway 32 northeast of the Fertile airfield on Oct. 6. Olson has a history of making threats and shooting at planes flying over his home, according to a criminal complaint against him.


09/25/2017 01:30 PM  ~~~Source~~~
News 3 hour ago 10:33 a.m.Minnesota dad creates Field of Dreams 

Ryan Strem just wanted to create a baseball field for his son's birthday. But three years later, though Fertile has a population below 900, the last game of the summer drew more than 300.


09/19/2017 01:15 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesota dad creates Field of Dreams 

At the end of a dead-end gravel road outside the small town of Fertile, Minnesota, sits a family farmstead that hasn't been occupied in a decade. But for the past few summers, it's become a hot destination for kids and families, thanks to a very unique new field.