FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz heads to Fergus Falls for the 17th annual Governor's Deer Hunting Opener.
Walz will speak at the Big Buck Brunch on Friday to kick off the event. He...
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) _ Otter Tail Corp. (OTTR) on Monday reported third-quarter earnings of $24.7 million.
On a per-share basis, the Fergus Falls, Minnesota-based company said it had net...
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) _ Otter Tail Corp. (OTTR) on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $15.4 million.
On a per-share basis, the Fergus Falls, Minnesota-based company said it had...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says he'll defend state laws restricting abortion against a legal challenge despite his strong personal support for abortion...
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — The former manager of a western Minnesota grain elevator has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison for a swindle that cost his employer millions of...
FOSSTON, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in northwestern Minnesota have charged a 28-year-old man with murder in the fatal weekend assault of his brother on a street in Fosston.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) _ Otter Tail Corp. (OTTR) on Monday reported fourth-quarter net income of $14.2 million.
The Fergus Falls, Minnesota-based company said it had profit of 35 cents per share.
The power company and manufacturer posted revenue of $221.2 million in the period.
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WELLSFORD, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have identified the three people killed when two tractor-trailers collided head-on in southwest Kansas and caught on fire.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash happened early Wednesday when the rig that 55-year-old Gary Heald, of Fergus Falls, Minnesota, was driving crossed the center line on U.S. 54 near the town of Wellsford in Kiowa County. He then rammed the rig that 38-year-old Justin Wise, of Arkansas City, Kansas, was driving.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) _ Otter Tail Corp. (OTTR) on Monday reported third-quarter net income of $23.3 million.
On a per-share basis, the Fergus Falls, Minnesota-based company said it had profit of 58 cents.
The power company and manufacturer posted revenue of $227.7 million in the period.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (AP) — A man is dead after being struck by a Canadian Pacific Railway train in Detroit Lakes.
Police say the 57-year-old pedestrian was hit at a crossing about 12:15 a.m. Monday. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died.
The man's name wasn't immediately released. His last known address was Fergus Falls.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) _ Otter Tail Corp. (OTTR) on Monday reported second-quarter profit of $18.7 million.
On a per-share basis, the Fergus Falls, Minnesota-based company said it had net income of 47 cents.
The power company and manufacturer posted revenue of $226.3 million in the period.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Bail is set at $5 million for a convicted sex offender charged with abducting a woman at gunpoint from her home near Fergus Falls and sexually assaulting her.
Thirty-nine-year-old Anthony Randklev, of Pelican Rapids, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping and several other counts in Otter Tail County. He remains jailed.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A Pelican Rapids man accused of abducting a woman from her home at gunpoint is being held in the Otter Tail County jail on a possible kidnapping charge and other felonies.
Sheriff's officials said Monday the 34-year-old woman was abducted from her home near Fergus Falls Sunday afternoon. Authorities say the man forced the woman to leave with him in his pickup truck. One of the four young children in the home called the father, who alerted authorities.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A semi driver who caused a crash that killed a 16-year-old boy has been found guilty of criminal charges in Otter Tail County.
A jury Thursday found 36-year-old Jason Vadner, of Wheaton, guilty of criminal vehicular homicide and careless driving for a head-on crash that killed Jacob Quam in April. The teen was on his way to Henning High School when Vadner crossed the center line and hit the boy's car.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police say no charges will be filed against a business owner who shot and killed a suspected burglar outside his business in southern Des Moines.
Des Moines police said Friday that 67-year-old Thomas Kraft checked security cameras at this business from his home Wednesday morning and saw the shop had been burglarized.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police have identified a suspected burglar, as well as the business owner who shot and killed him outside the business in southern Des Moines.
Police say 37-year-old Amund Benjamin Haarstad, of Fergus Falls, Minnesota, was killed Wednesday morning at Kraft 5 Star Muffler.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a man and a woman from Fergus Falls with murder in the death of a 6-year-old boy they were caring for.
Forty-year-old Bobbie Christine Bishop and 44-year-old Walter Henry Wynhoff are charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and malicious punishment of a child.
The boy was unresponsive when he was brought to a Fergus Falls hospital Monday.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Police in Fergus Falls say two people are under arrest in the death of a 6-year-old boy.
Authorities say the boy was unconscious and not breathing when he was brought to a hospital Monday morning. Attempts to revive him at the hospital failed.
Police say there is a "clear indication" that the boy had been a victim of neglect and abuse. A sibling who was found to be living in the same home was taken into protective custody.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — An inmate at the Stillwater state prison has been convicted of threatening law enforcement officers and witness tampering.
A district court jury in Fergus Falls found 26-year-old Ramsey Kettle guilty of threatening two Fergus Falls Police officers and an Otter Tail County deputy along with a witness in another case.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — The man accused in a double billing scheme that overcharged more than 200 police agencies in Minnesota has decided not to fight criminal charges.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Officials in western Minnesota are seeking to demolish long-abandoned buildings that were once a state hospital.
Fergus Falls leaders have asked the state Legislature for almost $9 million to demolish the Fergus Falls State Hospital, Minnesota Public Radio reported .
The hospital once treated as many as 2,000 patients for various mental illnesses.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Investigators say a Fergus Falls man apparently shot and killed his ex-wife before taking his own life.
The two are identified as 41-year-old Ryan Cheshire and Sarah Cheshire, also 41.
Officers responded to a call of a person down and not breathing late Wednesday night. When officers arrived at Ryan Christian's apartment, they found the two bodies.
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FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Fergus Falls police say three people have been arrested in connection with a shooting earlier this week.
KFGO radio reports that 35-year-old Derek Koch and 20-year-old Shaylee McCulloch, of Dalton, and 20-year-old Hailey Johnson, of Erhard, are charged with conspiracy to commit murder and aiding and abetting assault.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A longtime substitute teacher in Fergus Falls has been sentenced to five years in prison on a child pornography charge.
Authorities say that undercover agents discovered that Joshua Noble was active on an internet-based messaging service called Chatstep. He allegedly had more than 240 images of children under 12.
The 39-year-old Noble pleaded guilty in June to distribution of child pornography.
TENNEY, Minn. (AP) — A construction worker who died in a fall at a co-op elevator in western Minnesota was from the Ukraine.
Authorities say 21-year-old Dmytro Baybak fell about 150 feet from a platform at the Wheaton Dumont co-op elevator in the Wilkin County community of Tenney last Thursday.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A 64-year-old Minnesota man faces his 28th DWI charge.
Danny Lee Bettcher of New York Mills was charged last week in Otter Tail County with felony-level drunken driving and refusing to submit to a preliminary breath test.
Bettcher was arrested Thursday after leaving the VFW in New York Mills. According to the complaint, an off-duty sheriff's deputy also was in the VFW, saw Bettcher drinking and alerted authorities.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — The body of a missing Grand Forks man has been recovered from a lake in Otter Tail County.
The sheriff's department says sonar equipment from Crow Wing County helped locate the body of 39-year-old Peter Akinboro Wednesday afternoon. He had been reported missing Saturday evening after taking a Jet Ski out on West Battle Lake. The Jet Ski and his life jacket were recovered earlier from the lake.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in Otter Tail County are searching a lake for a man who disappeared while driving a Jet Ski.
The sheriff's department said Monday it's searching for 39-year-old Peter Akintola Akinboro, of Grand Forks. Officials say he was visiting family on West Battle Lake Saturday and left a cabin on a personal watercraft.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Minnesota towing and hauling company is teaming up with a Plains farm aid nonprofit this weekend to ship tons of hay to about a dozen drought-stricken ranchers in North Dakota.
Beyer Towing in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, and Farm Rescue have organized a convoy of 14 semi-loads of hay on Saturday and another half-dozen on Sunday. The cattle feed being sold at a reduced price will be trucked about 225 miles from Rothsay, Minnesota, to Menoken, North Dakota.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A North Carolina couple charged in a shooting in Virginia that left a woman seriously injured has been arrested in Minnesota.
Virginia State Police said in a news release that Sean Castorina and Penny Dawson were arrested Thursday morning at a gas station in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.
Castorina and Dawson are charged with malicious wounding, use of a firearm and car theft. They are awaiting extradition to Virginia.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A weeklong summer camp in Minnesota teaches teenagers about duck and goose hunting.
The Woodie Camp is sponsored by the Minnesota Waterfowl Association, Minnesota Public Radio reported . Up to 50 students learn about bird calls, prairie ecology, outdoor ethics and shooting.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert for western parts of the state because of smoke from Kansas fires.
The affected areas listed in Saturday's alert include the Red Lake Indian Reservation and the cities of Ortonville, Fergus Falls, Moorhead, Detroit Lakes, East Grand Forks and Wheaton.