Discover Minnesota: Park Rapids Area

Gateway To The Mississippi Headwaters Within 25 Miles Of Hundreds Of Lakes

  Tuesday, the Discover Minnesota series heads to one of the most beautiful places in our region. Park Rapids has a unique downtown, with extra wide streets you can park down in the middle of. But the area is surrounded by nearly unmatched natural beauty. There are hundreds of lakes within 25 miles of Park Rapids. The city lies just…

Social Distancing: The Giant Statue Tour

A Giant Tour Of Giant Statues In Minnesota

Do you want to explore, do something epic, and run into practically no one while you’re doing it? Lakes County has a ridiculous number of crazy roadside statues towering over highways, lakes, and other random places. And it’s about the perfect social distancing activity because no one is around these works of art. So I went and saw as many…

Social Distancing: St. Urho Days

COVID Can't Cancel One Of The Quirkiest Celebrations In The Region

  So I promised you a crazy statue tour of Lakes Country in Monday’s segment. But my tour went longer than I thought it would and I didn’t get back home until almost 9 PM Sunday. With the time change stealing an hour from deep within our souls, I didn’t have time to put it all together. So I’ll have…

Boy dead following rural Menagha shooting

UPDATE: The boy has been identified as 17-year-old Michael Erickson of Menagha. ———————– MENAHGA, Minn. —  A boy has died in a shooting in Becker County. The sheriff’s office received a 911 call shortly after 9:30 a.m. Friday from rural Menahga reporting the shooting. The boy, whose age has not been released, was dead when first responders arrived. Deputies and…

Man Killed After Crashing Into SUV Then Into Tree North of Park Rapids

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash

PARK RAPIDS, MN — A man is dead after a crash Saturday night north of Park Rapids. Minnesota State Patrol says 26-year-old Taner Berttunen of Menahga was speeding when he rear-ended an SUV. Berttunen suffered fatal injuries when his truck left the road, went airborne and struck a tree. Two people in the SUV were not hurt. Alcohol is believed…

One Dead After House Fire In Wadena County

The house was fully involved when fire crews arrived.

MENAHGA, MN (KFGO) – One person is dead after a house fire in Menahga late Wed. night. The house was fully involved when fire crews arrived. Departments from Menahga and Sebeka spent about three hours putting out the blaze. The 911 call into Wadena County dispatch came in at around 10:30 p.m. The cause of the fire is under investigation….

Menahga Man On Snowmobile Hit And Killed

46-year-old Jesse Jones was driving in the ditch of Highway 71

MENAHGA, MN — A Menahga man has died after crashing his snowmobile into a car. Minnesota State Patrol says 46-year-old Jesse Jones was driving in the ditch of Highway 71 around 7 a.m. when he tried to leave and get onto the shoulder of the highway. Jones ended up going into the northbound lane and was hit by a car. He…

Firefighters Battle Massive Fire At Popular Golf Course Lodge Near Menahga

Blueberry Pines Golf Course lodge was fully engulfed in flames

MENAHGA, Minn. — Numerous fire crews respond to a massive fire north of Menahga, Minnesota. The Blueberry Pines Golf Course lodge was fully engulfed in flames. Crews from Menahga, Sebeka, Park Rapids and at least four other towns all responded around 4 this afternoon. The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office issued a plea on social media for people to stay away…

Men Identified in Menahga Murder-Suicide

The shootings remain under investigation

  MENAHGA, Minn. — Two men found dead of gunshot wounds Monday at a house in Menahga have been identified. They are 82-year-old Carl Albin and 67-year-old Michael Callahan, both of Menahga. Wadena County authorities say the deaths appear to be a murder-suicide. They responded to a 911 call shortly after midnight Monday and found the bodies which were transported…

Family in Mourning After a Murder-Suicide in Menahga

The men are identified as 82 year-old Carl Albin and 67 year-old Michael Callahan.

  MENAHGA, Minn. — Family members are grieving after a series of tragedies, the latest being a murder-suicide in Menahga, Minnesota. Authorities said two bodies were found with gunshot wounds in a house just after midnight. Police wouldn’t tell concerned family members the names of two men found dead at 814 Oak Avenue Northeast. Sherrill Johnson is certain it was…