FERGUS FALLS

Fergus Falls Man Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Death of Child

Walter Wynhoff pleaded guilty to manslaughter

Bobbie Bishop and Walter WynhoffFERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A judge has sentenced a Fergus Falls man to four years in prison for the death of a 6–year–old boy in his care. In a plea agreement with the Otter Tail County attorney’s office, 45–year–old Walter Wynhoff pleaded guilty to manslaughter for physically abusing and eventually killing Justis Burland. Wynhoff and his girlfriend,…

MN Health Care Access Fund Could End Under GOP Budget, Walz Wants To Keep It

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – Gov. Walz held a roundtable at Lake Region Health Care about saving a funding stream for the state’s health care access fund. Minnesota’s 2% provider tax was created to increase access to care, contain health care costs and improve the quality of services for Minnesotans. . The 27-year-old tax with decades of bipartisan support is set…

Gov. Tim Walz Discusses Rural Issues at Fergus Falls’ State of the City Address

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – Minnesota Governor Tim Walz ends his trip in Fergus Falls by attending the City address with a message of a united Minnesota. The Democrat got a standing ovation when he was introduced at Kennedy Secondary School. People were excited to have him as they believe it shows his commitment to the rural communities of the state. The…

School board votes to buy Target in Fergus Falls

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KFGO) – The Fergus Falls School Board agrees to buy the vacant Target building in Fergus Falls and land nearby. Superintendent Jerry Ness says the space is badly needed for early childhood programming. In a special meeting, the also voted to fully authorize the administration to finalize the purchase. The store, on the west edge of town closed…

MN State Patrol cites driver for watching ‘Law & Order’ behind the wheel

Courtesy: Minnesota State PatrolMinnesota (FOX 9) – The Minnesota State Patrol is warning drivers to stay focused behind the wheel after several people were cited for distracted driving – including one person who was watching “Law & Order” while behind the wheel. According to state patrol, on Tuesday, a trooper pulled a driver over and discovered he was watching “Law & Order” on his phone. Another…

Shopko Closing Remaining Stores Including Valley City, Perham, Fergus Falls and Others

Those stores are expected to close by June

Shopko announcing it is closing its remaining 120 department stores including a number of stores in our region in Fergus Falls, Valley City, Roseau and Perham. Those stores are expected to close by June. Despite Shopko’s best efforts, a buyer was not found for the company’s “go-forward business.” The closures will affect an additional 5,000 employees. The company is evaluating…

One Dead In 3 Vehicle Crash West of Fergus Falls

The state patrol says the 51-year-old victim was drivng a mini-van and stopped to remove frost from the windshield.

FERGUS FALLS, MN (KFGO) – An Ohio man has died of injuries suffered early Monday on Hwy. 210 west of Fergus Falls. The state patrol says the 51-year-old victim was drivng a mini-van and stopped to remove frost from the windshield. An SUV ran into the van, which spun around into traffic. A second SUV then broadsided the van. Killed…

Texas Woman Charged In Fatal Hit-And-Run of Fergus Falls College Student Three Years Ago

Tammy Blankenship-Harlan of Waco is charged in the death of David Grotberg

Tammy Blankenship-Harlan and David GrotbergWACO, TX — A Texas woman has been charged three years after a hit-and-run crash killed a college student from Fergus Falls. 50-year-old Tammy Blankenship-Harlan of Waco is charged in the death of 19-year-old David Grotberg. He was attending Baylor University in Waco when he was struck and killed by a car while riding a bicycle with…

One of Two People Accused of Manslaughter In Death of Boy Pleads Guilty

Walter Wynhoff will be sentenced on May 6th

Bobbie Bishop and Walter WynhoffFERGUS FALLS, MN — One of two people charged with manslaughter in the death of a 6 year old boy in their care in April 2018 pleads guilty. 45-year-old Walter Wynhoff of Fergus Falls entered the plea in Otter Tail County District Court. 41-year-old Bobbie Bishop faces the same charges and has a hearing set for March…

Bowling for Pudge: Ice Bowling Tournament Honors Fallen Friend

The proceeds from the ice bowling tournament support local groups in Fergus Falls

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — On a chilly winter day in Fergus Falls, the memories of Isaiah Anderson, known by his closest friends as Pudge, are enough to warm up their hearts. “He’s one of those guys when you come home from vacation, he’s in your house, he’s eating your food, he’s ready to see you, an absolute member of the family,”…