FERGUS FALLS

‘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…

Fergus Falls surgeon let go after speaking at school board meeting

A local surgeon Dr. Jeff Horak with Lake Region Medical Group Was Let Go After Comments Made At A Fergus Falls School Board Emergency Meeting About A Mask Mandate

Fergus Falls, N.D. (KVRR)- A local surgeon Dr. Jeff Horak has been relieved of duty by The  Lake Region Medical Group after comments made at a Fergus Falls school board emergency meeting  about a mask mandate for students in elementary school, who haven’t been added to the age group for vaccinations.  The board voted on a two-week mandate for elementary…

Fergus Falls School Board votes not to extend mask mandate

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KVRR) – Starting Monday, students in preschool through sixth grades in Fergus Falls Public Schools will no longer be required to wear masks. The district will strongly recommend them. The mandate was scheduled to end on Sunday and the School Board voted 4-2 Thursday morning to not extend it. The district says updated information was presented on…

Mask Mandate In Fergus Falls Stirs Mixed Emotions

Dozens of Parents Packed Kennedy Secondary School To Express Their Feelings About The New Mask Mandate For Pre- K Through Sixth Grade Students

FERGUS FALLS, MINN. (KVRR) – Dozens of parents from the Fergus Falls school district gathered today at Kennedy Secondary school to express their feelings one way or another on the new mask mandate for kids in Pre-K through 6th grade. Parents wanted to know why this age group, medical officials and superintendent Jeff Drake explained it was due to the…