FERGUS FALLS

Man Who Shot and Wounded Woman Near Pelican Rapids is Sentenced

Phouttasa PrathaneFERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KVRR)– A man who pleaded guilty to attempted murder and burglary for shooting a woman who had a protection order against him near Pelican Rapids, is sentenced to 15 years in prison. 36-year-old Phoutthasa Prathane fled after the shooting in April but was later arrested following a high-speed pursuit in Redwood County, Minnesota. He later admitted…

No one hurt during house fire in Fergus Falls

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KVRR) – Quick work by fire crews limits fire damage to a Fergus Falls home to only $3,000. Crews responded to the 1500 block of West Fir Avenue around 11:00 Wednesday morning. The Fergus Falls Fire Department says flames were coming out an open door when firefighters arrived. The flames were confined in five minutes. Crews say…

UPDATE: I-29 & I-94 Both Open, No Travel Advised

MnDOT has closed Highway 210 from Fergus Falls to Breckenridge

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR Update 8:30pm 02/22/22) — The continued storm has led to a number of flight cancellations at Fargo’s Hector International Airport. As far as the roads, both I-29 and I-94 are back open but no travel is advised due to blowing snow and dangerously brutal wind chills. North Dakota Highway Patrol says speeds are reduced. A number of…

‘They become our family:’ Fergus Falls area couple rescues Afghans

Ihsanullah Patan, left, a horticulturist and refugee from Afghanistan, sits for a portrait with Caroline Clarin, right, whom he worked with in Afghanistan, and her wife, Sheril Raymond, at his home in Fergus Falls, Minn., Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. (AP Photo/David Goldman)FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) – The U.S. soldiers called them “Caroline’s guys.” They transformed farms in a war zone…

Fired Fergus Falls surgeon shares his story on ‘Fox & Friends’

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KVRR) – A Fergus Falls surgeon who was fired by the Lake Region Medical Group after opposing mask mandates at a school board meeting last week gets national attention. Dr. Jeffrey Horak appeared on Fox and Friends Thursday morning with Dr. Scott Jensen, a Republican former state senator and COVID-19 skeptic running for governor of Minnesota. Horak…

People Rally To Support Local Surgeon After His Termination

Dr. Jeff Horak served the Fergus Falls community for 15 years

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KVRR) — “He obviously had and still has the community supporting him,” said one speaker. Dozens have shown up today here at N.P. Park in Fergus Falls in support of Dr. Jeffrey Horak, Horak was a surgeon in this community for 15 years before being terminated because of some comments at a school board meeting. “You know…

“I don’t have any idea why I was fired.” Fergus Falls surgeon issues statement after termination

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KVRR) — A  Fergus Falls surgeon who recently had his practice discontinued by the Lake Region Medical Board after comments he made at a school board meeting has issued a statement saying he does not know why he was fired but that he is thankful for the community’s support. Dr. Jeff Horak, who was contracted to practice…