Fergus Falls Auto Business Owner, Josh Bolluyt, Aims to Drive Local Community Growth Through Chamber Board Role
Josh Bolluyt joined the Chamber Board in October 2023. He owns Advanced Auto Care at 422 S Sheridan in Fergus Falls. His interest in cars began early, leading him to become a top diagnostic technician. He holds a Master Automotive Technician ASE Certification. Josh enjoys family time, fishing, and driving his Camaros.
Fire at Foxhole Bar and Grill in Foxhome, MN
FOXHOME, Minn. (Valley News Live) - Several fire departments are responding to the Foxhole Bar and Grill in Foxhome, Minnesota after it started on fire Thursday afternoon. Foxhome Fire Department called for assistance from Rothsay and Breckenridge around 12:45 p.m. They also requested a tanker trunk from the Fergus Falls Fire Department.
Richard Martin Wynsteker – Elbow Lake, MN
Richard Martin Wynsteker, a devoted farmer, businessman, friend and family man, passed away Thursday, February 15, 2024 in Elbow Lake, MN. Born February 18, 1930 in Minneapolis, MN. Richard’s life was characterized by hard work, entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to his loved ones. Richard’s journey in life reflected a remarkable, one of a kind work ethic that began during the Great Depression. He found success as a farmer, owned a dry cleaning business and later ventured into the transportation sector before he and his wife, Marie retired to the family farm property near Battle Lake. Outside of his professional endeavors, Richard found joy in hunting. It was during these moments in nature that he found solace and peace from the demands of everyday life. His passion for hunting connected him with the outdoors and enabled him to travel across the country for many hunting trips. There was always a pot of coffee on at the “farm” and an open invitation to family and friends to stop over for a cup of coffee and conversation. This would turn into updates about how the hunting season was going or where the fish were biting. He loved all the new technology to see what was walking through the woods. If someone showed up for coffee and he wasn’t inside, he could be found somewhere in the yard be that tending to his multiple gardens, mowing the lawn or tinkering/fixing a piece of machinery, he liked to stay busy and always said it kept him young. Among Richard’s proudest achievements was his family. He is survived by his sons, Robert, James and Gary Wynsteker; granddaughters, Nicole, Kara and Rachel with her spouse Jon; great-grandchildren, Callie Rae, Luke, John Jr. and Maddison. Preceded in death was his beloved wife, Marie Wynsteker. Richard Martin Wynsteker will be remembered for his resilience, kindness and unwavering commitment to those he held dear. His legacy lives on through his family and all those who were fortunate enough to have known him. May he rest in peace knowing that he leaves behind a rich tapestry of memories that will be treasured for generations. Per Richards wishes there will not be a funeral service. A Celebration of Life will be at a future date to be determined. Glende-Nilson Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Fergus Falls is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be made online at www.GlendeNil son.com.
Arrows Overcome 20 Point Deficit to Beat Chargers in OT
In front of their home crowd, the Ashby Arrows Boys Basketball team erased a twenty-point second half deficit to claim a 70-68 overtime victory over the Brandon-Evansville Chargers on Thursday night. The score was tied at 60 all at the end of regulation. The Chargers jumped out to a 33-18 lead at halftime.
Near record high temperatures possible Friday and again over the weekend
(Alexandria, MN)--The National Weather Service says we will have fitting weather for the opening weekend of (meteorological) spring as temperatures warm into the 60s this weekend, and potentially above 70 degrees on Sunday in parts of the state. Officials say rain showers are also expected Sunday with a few rumbles of thunder possible.
Ashby School’s ‘Arrow Brew’ Serves Staff
As part of a life skills class at Ashby High School, eighth grader Blaine Holte and Paraprofessional Karen Starnes of “Arrow Brew” deliver coffee, tea and hot chocolate to staff members every morning and afternoon. For a minimum charge, staff only has to place their orders each week and have their beverage delivered with a smile. Various flavors of coffee and creamers are available.
A Possible Bleak Future For Community News
For a vision of the future of information for communities without a newspaper, a very stark example was given this past week following an alleged murder in Elbow Lake. First, we’ll give you what was written in the Gran County Herald and other professional journalism organizations based on the very little known as we went to press Monday, Feb. 19.
Driver Temporarily Trapped After Rollover Accident
On Monday, February 26, 2024 just after 9:00 in the evening the Minnesota State Patrol responded to a one-vehicle crash on Highway 210 near Pebble Lake Road. A Chevrolet Cobalt, driven by Eve Deng, 18 years of age from Fergus Falls went off the road, struck a sign and rolled.
Federal Lifeline Assistance Available for Low-Income Residents with Park Region, Rothsay, and Valley Telephone Services
Low-income individuals may qualify for discounted telephone or internet services via the Federal Lifeline Telephone and Internet Service Assistance Program. Eligibility is based on income level, under 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or current benefits from specific programs such as SNAP, SSI, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit Program, among others.
In killing that shocked Alexandria, 78-year-old charged with fatally stabbing niece
Charges have been filed in the murder that shocked the small community the day after Thanksgiving.
Falls Laundry: Elevating Laundry Services with Convenience and Comfort
Falls Laundry does indeed elevate the convenience and comfort of washing your laundry in Fergus Falls. Falls Laundry, the latest addition to Fergus Falls’ business landscape, opens its doors with a promise of convenience and comfort for residents. Located in the Ottertail Plaza (3302 MN Hwy 21) on the...
Local Leadership Development Opportunity: Fergus Falls Chamber Launches 'Ignite Community Leadership' Program
The Fergus Falls Area Chamber is launching a new Leadership Program, 'Ignite Community Leadership.' This pilot program, starting later this month, will be open to a limited number of participants. It will offer half-day sessions to provide participants with leadership skills and community connections in sectors such as education, government, tourism, local history, health/wellness, and business. The program is set to end in May.
Disturbance at Treatment Facility Leads to Arrest
On Friday night, February 23rd, at approximately 11:01 in the evening, a disturbance unfolded at The NorthStar Treatment Facility located at 1174 Western Ave in Fergus Falls. Authorities responded to reports of a male client threatening others with butter knives and forks. Upon arrival, law enforcement officers determined the individual’s...
The coldest February in Douglas County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Fifth-Seeded Warriors Eliminate Fourth-Seeded Chargers in 6A Playoffs
Fifth-seeded Wheaton/Herman-Norcross traveled to Evansville on Thursday night to face fourth-seeded Brandon-Evansville in a South Sub-Section 6A contest. The Warriors jumped out to a 17-3 advantage, but B-E battled back to pull even at halftime, 28-28. The Chargers made a good push to start the second half, taking a 50-43 lead, however, four consecutive steals gave Wheaton/Herman-Norcross a one point lead and the Chargers never recovered, losing 66-64.
Fergus Falls Chamber of Commerce to Host Online Cafe Event on March 14
The Fergus Falls Chamber of Commerce will host a Virtual Chamber Cafe on March 14. This free event, open to the public, will take place online via Zoom. The Virtual Chamber Cafe provides updates on community events and businesses. Interested individuals can register on the Fergus Falls Chamber of Commerce website. A Zoom link will be provided after registration. Attendees may also have the opportunity to win a gift card for a local business.Visit here for more details.
Alexandria Township Planning Commission Discusses Proposed Division of Maple Drive Property Amidst Local Concerns
On February 26, 2024, Alexandria Township's Planning Commission held a regular meeting and public hearing. The meeting took place in the Township Conference Room and via teleconference. Commission members Shad Steinbrecher, Larry Steidl, Jessica Fettig, Linda Dokken-McFann, and Julie Haar were present. Bonnie Fulghum, the Administrative Assistant, and Ben Oleson, the Township Zoning Administrator, also attended. Chairman Steidl started the meeting at 5:00 p.m. The agenda and minutes from the January 22, 2024 meeting were approved unanimously.
Dison Named New BL Chief of Police
Eric Dison has been selected as the Chief of Police of Battle Lake. He began his tour of duty Wednesday, February 21. Dison (pronounced DEE’-son) previously served with the Minneapolis Police Department for 31 years. See The Review for more.
Lady Wildcats — superb at state tournament!
ST. PAUL — Ida Huber recorded her 10th shutout of the season, and Dodge County’s top line scored three times on Wednesday, February 21, to help it advance to the semifinals of the Class 1A girls hockey state tournament. The No. 3-ranked and No. 3-seeded Wildcats took their first step toward their next big goal, beating Fergus Falls, 4-0, in a Class 1A state tournament quarterfinal game.
Local Businesses Compete in Fun and Networking at 30th Annual BoBB Bowling Tournament
The 30th Annual Battle of the Businesses Bowling (BoBB) Tournament took place at Northern Aire Lanes, with sixty teams participating. The event, held on February 10, featured a 'Lucky Strike' theme, which allowed teams to add bonus pins to their final score based on a card draw.