Carving out a new career

August 1, 2019
Josh Epping admits it was scary leaving his full-time job to pursue a career in art, but the Fergus Falls man is glad he did. “There were enough coincidences in my life that have shown me this is the path ...

Fun on the ice

December 1, 2018
Fergus Falls skating rinks have a long, rich tradition While Carolyn Englehart doesn’t remember the year, the Fergus Falls native does recall her excitement when she opened one particular Christmas present: She got ice skates! Those skates were well used ...

Like daughter, like mother

August 1, 2018
June, 89, followed daughter, Joyce, into world of pageants and contests Usually, the child follows in the parent’s footsteps, but it’s the other way around for June and Joyce Lacey, of Fergus Falls.
Joyce and her mother, June Lacey, with

Inventing the Bobcat

August 1, 2017
Fergus Falls man and his brother invented the popular machine
Cy Keller, of Fergus Falls, 95, invented the Bobcat, along with his brother, Louis. Cy is pictured at his home, in front of some miniature Bobcats. Photo by Carol Stender

‘What a gift God has given us’

September 29, 2016
Couple fills empty nest with 11 through adoption
Lisa and Curt Malecha
Photo by Carol Stender
Curt and Lisa Malecha were  planning life as empty nesters after the graduations of their daughters Genevieve in 2000 and Vanessa in 2002. But, ...

Fergus group has donated more than 4,000 quilts to war vets

March 1, 2016
The store space is dark and quiet most days, but on the second Friday of the month, from 9 to 5, it comes alive as 25 to 30 quilters get to work at the Fergus Falls Westridge Mall.
Penny Miller,

A commitment to caring

December 1, 2015
‘Whatever steps you take, you are in good care here’
Registered nurse Donna Koester gives resident Penny Beske a hug. Penny likes the personal care Koester and others give to the residents at LB Homes. Photo by Carol Stender
As ...

‘This is our gift to the community’

December 1, 2014
Fergus Falls couple turns their yard into winter wonderland this time each year Jim and Pat Johnson decorate for Christmas in a big way. The couple creates a winter wonderland in their rural Fergus Falls yard using more than 20,000 ...

Called back to Africa

September 30, 2014
Fergus Falls native and his wife are building relationships, raising their family in Africa An instructor’s unique teaching style spurred Dan Venberg’s passion for the outdoors which he’s paired with his calling to the ministry. Venberg, of Fergus Falls, grew ...

Pet of the Week: Piper

April 30, 2014
A little about Piper
Piper is a very sweet little boy. He came to the shelter as a stray and is very shy to start out. After some extra time spent with him, he warms up to you. He loves ...

Pet of the Week: Jingles

September 30, 2013
[youtube][/youtube] This weeks featured pet is a Jingles, a male domestic shorthair, available for adoption at Humane Society of Otter Tail County in Fergus Falls, MN. A little about Jingles
Jingles was picked up as a stray at Fleet Farm ...

Life’s twists and turns brought Lange to the pulpit

August 29, 2013
It was the stuff of a young man’s dream as major league scouts, including the Cincinnati Reds,  watched Roger Lange and his friends play baseball on a Junior Legion team the summer of his senior year in high school. Lange, ...