Ben Schierer

City Leaders Remove Ash Trees from Sidewalks in Downtown Fergus Falls

The fear of emerald ash borer and potential for tripping hazards led to the uprooting of the trees

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. —¬†Union Avenue is one of the busiest roads in downtown Fergus Falls, but alongside the traffic are several small boxes on the sidewalk filled with dirt. “The plan started back in 2012 to remove the trees due to a few factors: The emerald ash borer being one. We know that’s migrating across the state, so we wanted…

Fergus Falls Police Department to Add Additional Officer

They say the increasing number of calls are for mental health cases

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — The Fergus Falls City Council approved their police department’s request to add another officer. Police say the crime rate in Fergus Falls is stable, but the number of calls for service has increased by 30 to 40 percent. That’s prompting the department to add more officers. “As a lot of the resources have begun to fade…