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October 29, 2016
Prep Football: Big Willmar comeback moves Cards into title game
FERGUS FALLS -- The Willmar football team scored three unanswered touchdowns in the fourth quarter -- the last with less than a minute to play -- to dethrone top-seed Fergus Falls 35-34 on Saturday and earn a spot in the Section 8AAAA championship game. It's the second-straight year...
October 29, 2016 - 9:08pm
October 28, 2016
Cardinals FB Preview: Battle-tested Cards look to pull upset
Most statistical data would suggest that Fergus Falls should be heavily favored against Willmar in tonight's Section 8AAAA football semifinal. The 8-0 Otters, the tournament's top seed, average 32.4 points per game while allowing just 9.3. They've been particularly dominant in their...
October 28, 2016 - 11:54pm
October 24, 2016
Minnesota potato salad thief pleads guilty
FERGUS FALLS - A 32-year-old Fergus Falls man has pleaded guilty to breaking into a Fergus Falls home, sleeping on a spare bed and stealing potato...
October 24, 2016 - 4:16pm
October 14, 2016
Minnesotan to ride pumpkin down Red River to break world record
FERGUS FALLS —A Fergus Falls man who grows giant pumpkins is hoping to earn a place in the Guinness World Records. Rick Swenson says he plans...
October 14, 2016 - 7:06am
September 23, 2016
Minnesotan indicted by grand jury for father's murder
FERGUS FALLS — A state grand jury has indicted a Fergus Falls man on first-degree premeditated murder for the death of his father in earlier...
September 23, 2016 - 7:31am
June 3, 2016
Fergus Falls man charged with father's murder
FERGUS FALLS - The suspect in an apparent murder has been identified by the Fergus Falls Police Department. Dustin Defiel, 28, is charged with...
June 3, 2016 - 1:35pm
June 1, 2016
Two Minnesota men face criminal sexual conduct charges after responding to Craigslist ad
GLENWOOD — When 35-year-old Starbuck man Joshua Lee Walker allegedly responded to a Craigslist ad in October posted by a 14-year-old girl,...
June 1, 2016 - 9:53pm
May 11, 2016
Injury reported after acetylene tank explosion at Fergus Falls convenience store
FERGUS FALLS —The Fergus Falls Fire and Police Departments are responding to initial reports of an acetylene tank explosion and an injury at...
May 11, 2016 - 3:34pm
Armed man taken into custody at I-94 rest stop near Fergus Falls
FERGUS FALLS —A man was taken into custody Wednesday after Otter Tail County authorities and the Minnesota State Patrol responded to a report of a man armed with a gun at an Interstate 94 rest stop east of Fergus Falls, according to media reports published online. No one was hurt...
May 11, 2016 - 3:09pm
March 31, 2016
BCA says video of Minnesota police shooting man too graphic to release
A Minnesota State Patrol helicopter captured video of police officers opening fire on an armed man near Fergus Falls in September, but officials...
March 31, 2016 - 8:46am
February 8, 2016
Willmar split twin bill with Fergus Falls on Friday
The Willmar Cardinals traveled to Fergus Falls on Friday for a boy/girl doubleheader. Girls Basketball Willmar 44, Fergus Falls 38 Willmar traveled to Fergus Falls Friday night and beat the Otters 8 in a tightly called game. Heidi Sellmann led the Cardinals with 16 points and 13...
February 8, 2016 - 12:35pm
January 6, 2016
UPDATE: Minnesota investigators seek help in finding semi that might be connected to fatal crash
DALTON, Minn. -- The Minnesota State Patrol said in November that it was unable, after five months of searching, to identify a semi suspected...
January 6, 2016 - 1:01pm
October 14, 2015
Minnesota couple announce $50K reward for information about I-94 crash that killed their sons
MOORHEAD - The parents of Zach and Connor Kvalvog of Moorhead have announced they're increasing the reward from $10,000 to $50,000 for information...
October 14, 2015 - 10:02am
September 29, 2015
17-month-old hit, killed by car
FERGUS FALLS -- 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 from witnesses...
September 29, 2015 - 11:07pm
September 28, 2015
Officers shoot, kill man suspected of firing at wife while driving on I-94 near Fergus Falls
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- An estranged husband suspected of shooting at his wife as they were driving in separate vehicles on Interstate 94 near here early Sunday was shot and killed by Fergus Falls police after being tracked down by State Patrol helicopters. The husband wasn’t...
September 28, 2015 - 11:55am