Vergas

Social Distancing: Keep Your Distance From The People, Not The Animals

Trowbridge Creek Zoo Near Vergas Opened For The Season This Month

  We’ve got some more socially distanced exploring tips you can do now that the weather is warmer. Today we’re heading to a small town zoo that lets you keep your distance from people, but not necessarily the animals. The Trowbridge Creek Zoo has only been around for a handful of years. It’s tucked away near Vergas, Minnesota and just…

Small Town Revival: Maple Syrup Festival Comes Back After COVID Cancellation Last Year

Sources Of Small Town Pride Are Returning As Pandemic Inches Closer To Ending

VERGAS, Minn. – With vaccination rates going up and life getting closer to normal, we’re seeing how people are getting back on with their life. And this spring, small towns in our region are getting back events that helped bring them together. I bring you to Vergas, Minnesota and the annual Maple Syrup Fest on Saturday. They cancelled the festival…

Maple syrup boiler fire destroys Otter Tail County home

VERGAS, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – A home was destroyed by fire near Vergas, Minn. Monday. The fire at 50771 East Lake Seven Rd. was reported shortly after 5 p.m. The investigation determined the fire started from a maple syrup boiler in the driveway that spread to the house.  There were no injuries. The Vergas Fire Dept, was assisted by fire departments…

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…

Alligator sighting in Otter Tail County

Courtesy: Bonnie RobinsonNEAR DENT, Minn. – It’s quite the sight to see in Otter Tail County. Bonnie Robinson sent us this picture from West McDonald Lake, which is between Dent and Vergas. She tells us foam was swept onshore and it made it into the shape that looks like an alligator. It didn’t stay long though. That darn wind also blew…

Vergas Community Comes Together For Parade Of Hope

The parade is meant to bring smiles to people's faces sending a message that we are all in this together.

VERGAS, Minn. — At the Parade Of Hope people across the community are coming together in the wake of multiple weeks of shutdown due to the Coronavirus. The parade is meant to bring smiles to people’s faces sending a message that we are all in this together. “Ya know being cooped up in your house not being able to go…

Fire At Hillside Apartments in Pelican Rapids

Firefighters responded on Monday morning

PELICAN RAPIDS, MN — Fire has heavily damaged the Hillside Apartments in Pelican Rapids. Firefighters from Pelican Rapids and Vergas were called to the fire Monday morning. No one was hurt. The state fire marshal’s office is investigating the cause. Categories: Local News, Minnesota News Tags: Fire, HILLSIDE APARTMENTS, minnesota, PELICAN RAPIDS, Vergas

Firefighters Respond to Rural Vergas Garage Fire

The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office says the garage is a total loss.

VERGAS, Minn. — A garage is a total loss after a fire breaks out in Otter Tail County. It happened at 30229 Candor Hall Road in rural Vergas, Minnesota. The homeowner called the sheriff’s office shortly before 5:00 this morning. When firefighters arrived, the garage was fully engulfed. Fire crews from Vergas, Detroit Lakes, Frazee and deputies from the Otter…