Fosston, MN

AG Week

Riverview's newest dairy, Waukon Dairy, is milking 10,500 cows per day and using local feeds

GARY, Minnesota — Waukon Dairy, a subsidiary of Riverview LLP, since June has been milking 10,500 cows daily in rural Norman County, Minnesota. The dairy, which is located on 160 acres in Waukon Township, eight miles southeast of Gary, Minnesota, began milking June 20, 2022, 15 months after construction began on the facility. Riverview LLP construction manager Lyle Grimm declined to estimate the cost of the dairy construction.
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Naytahwaush woman injured in two-car crash on Highway 59 Sunday

A Naytahwaush woman was injured in a two-car crash Sunday afternoon on Highway 59 at Waubun. Jacqueline Ann Bernacchi, 70, of Naytahwaush was taken to the Mahnomen Health Center with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol. The other driver, Kyle Joseph Sandland, 26, of Lake Park was not injured,...
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In Business: Prairie Pines Childcare Center Opens in Fosston

A new non-profit child care center called Prairie Pines opened its doors to the community of Fosston last month to provide their services to families, with care starting from infants and going all the way to school-aged children. Over four years ago, the city of Fosston ran a comprehensive community-wide...

One injured in Waubun crash

WAUBUN, M.N. (Valley News Live) -Minnesota Highway Patrols says the two SUVs were traveling southbound when they collided on Highway 59 at around 2:30 pm today. The 26-year-old man driving one of the vehicles had the airbag deployed. The 70-year-old woman driving the other vehicle did not deploy. One of...

Marvin “Buddy” Schear – Obit

Marvin “Buddy” Schear of Mentor, MN passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND. Funeral service will be held on Friday, August 12, 2022 at 7:00 PM prayer service at Johnson Funeral Service in Red Lake Falls, MN with Reverend Jeffrey Lytle officiating. Burial will be held on Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 2:00 PM in Rosehill Cemetery near Mentor, MN.

Fertile Community Club to Host Annual Customer Appreciation Lunch on Friday

Fertile, MN — The Fertile Community Club wants to say “Thank You” to the community for supporting their local businesses with their annual Customer Appreciation Lunch this Friday, August 12th from 11am until 1pm the Knutson Community Center. Although it’s changed a little over the years, Lisa Liden with the Fertile Community Club says the Customer Appreciation Lunch has been a longstanding tradition for the Fertile Community Club.

Mahnomen City Council Receives MN DOT Planning Grant; Plus News & Notes from August 1st Meeting

Mahnomen, MN — The Mahnomen City Council held their first regular monthly meeting for August on Monday, August 1st at the Mahnomen Fire Hall. At the meeting, it was announced that the city will be awarded a Minnesota Department of Transportation Grant. Mahnomen City Administrator Kari Kirschbaum says this research and development grant will provide the city with a comprehensive plan for the city in regards to trails, sidewalks, and crossings along Highway 59.

Oseberg Ship to be subject of Sons of Norway meeting

FOSSTON, MN—If you’re interested in Viking history–not the pro football team—you’ll want to attend the Sons of Norway Granlund Lodge’s meeting in Fosston on Thursday. Lodge President Wes Roland tells R & J Radio News there will be a presentation on the Oseberg Ship.

Mahnomen Lions Fly-in

MAHNOMEN, MN—The Mahnomen Lions Club will hold their annual fly-in breakfast this coming Sunday at the Mahnomen County Airport. Mahnomen County Sheriff Josh Guenther, who’s a member of the Lions, talks about the event. Guenther says there may be some added attractions at the fly-in. The Mahnomen Lions...

Services for Harris Bartz

Harris Bartz, age 73, formerly of McIntosh, MN, passed away on Sunday, July 24th, at the VA Medical Center in Buffalo, NY after a brief illness. A memorial graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 20th, at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in McIntosh with the Rev. Bruce Blocker officiating. Friends and family are invited to attend. Lunch will be served at Immanuel Lutheran Church in McIntosh following the graveside service. Local arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of McIntosh and messages of condolence may be shared at

Services for Ronald Nyland

Ronald Nyland, age 87, of rural Gully, MN, passed away on Wednesday, December 1st, 2021. A gathering of family and friends will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 20th, at the Ronald Nyland Farm, 31579 380th Ave. SE, Gully, MN 56646. Then, following his tractor to a graveside celebration of life at Salem Lutheran Cemetery, near the farm. Lunch will be served following the graveside service. All are welcome. Carlin Family Funeral Service of Fosston assisted with the arrangements and messages of condolence may be shared at

Vendors rave about WE Fest experience

DETROIT LAKES — After the first night of WE Fest, the vendors reported that concert-goers kept the cooks cooking, bartenders pouring and those selling pull-tabs busy. Before noon on Friday, Aug. 5, the concert bowl was immaculate and vendors were setting up for another busy night as microphone checks were conducted and instruments tuned.

Arrest After Bagley Squad Car Stolen from Police Station

A 27-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly leading authorities on a chase in a stolen Bagley police car. According to a release from Clearwater County Sheriff Darin Halverson, at about 12:45 AM on Sunday, a Bagley police officer saw his squad car being driven away from the Bagley Police Department by Shane Mason Teigland, who broke through a side window to get into the running vehicle. A Clearwater County deputy located the vehicle on Lower Rice Lake Road and began a pursuit.

SafeTALK Suicide Alertness Training Coming to Fertile on August 10th

SafeTALK Suicide Alertness Training Coming to Fertile on August 10th. Fertile, MN — Anyone can make a connection and make a difference to help save a life and the City of Fertile wants to make sure community members have the training to help do so. In partnership with Aluma, the HOPE Coalition, and the NW8 Adult Mental Health Initiative, a safeTALK training in suicide alertness skills will be offered on Wednesday, August 10th from 8:30am until 12:30pm at the Fertile Community Center.

Services for John Brendalen

John Brendalen, 98, of Clearbrook, MN, entered into eternal rest, August 3, 2022 at Cornerstone Nursing and Rehab in Bagley, MN. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 12, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Elim Lutheran Brethren Church in Clearbrook, Minnesota with a visitation one hour prior. Interment will be held at the Elim Lutheran Brethren Cemetery in Clearbrook, MN. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley assisted the family with arrangements.

Over 1,000 Visitors to Pinewood Fire Tower Anticipated During Beltrami County Fair

The Beltrami County Fair is just around the corner, and one of its more popular attractions will see over 1,000 people visit over the duration of the fair. The Pinewood Fire Tower is a staple for the county and has been in its current location for nearly 20 years. Fairgoers young and old will get a chance to not only feel on top of the world in the 90-foot tall structure, but also learn a little history along the way.

115th Annual Clearwater County Fair is August 3rd through 7th

115th Annual Clearwater County Fair is August 3rd through 7th. Bagley, MN — The 115th Annual Clearwater County Fair gets underway this week in Bagley, MN. The free-gate fair runs Wednesday, August 3rd through Sunday, August 7th with numerous grandstand events, 4-H activities, carnival, food, and free music. There will be grandstand events every day and even multiple events on certain days. Curt Nyegaard, Secretary/Manager of the Clearwater County Fair, says entertainment in the grandstand includes everything from motocross and demo derby to horse shows and corgi racing.

Man arrested after stealing Bagley police car

BAGLEY, M.N. (Valley News Live) - A 27-year-old man is facing several charges after breaking the side window of a Bagley police car, getting in and driving away with it. Shane Teigland, of Shevlin, Minn., is charged with felony theft of a firearm, first-degree DUI, fleeing a police officer and theft of a vehicle.