Deputy City Administrator Lisa Liden is serving as acting city administrator of Fertile, Minn., following the death late last month of John Frohrip. The Fertile City Council will meet within two weeks to discuss options for filling the position on a more permanent basis.
The northwestern Minnesota towns of Thief River Falls and Fertile received exposure Tuesday on Today, the daily morning television show on NBC. Correspondent Sara Haines visited the region Feb. 15 for the story segment that centered on snowmobiling.
A head-on collision on Minnesota Highway 32 killed a teenage boy from Fertile Tuesday afternoon, the State Patrol said. Cody W. Christianson, 16, was southbound in Mitsubishi Montero Sport when the SUV crossed the centerline and crashed into a Freightliner semi, the patrol said.
The football turnaround at Win-E-Mac High School has carried over to the basketball court. The Patriots won their first five games of the basketball season before being edged 52-50 by Fertile-Beltrami on Monday.
“Billy,” the Fertile Journal reports, “was a bad buck.” The combative whitetail deer that stalked and brazenly attacked a Fertile area farmer in early August was an “escapee” from a pen on a nearby farm, where it had been held illegally the previous seven months.
Fertile, Minn., farmer still sore after Aug. 2 fight with deer Mark Christianson, the Fertile area farmer who trailed by points in a boxing match with a whitetail deer until he shot the buck, won’t be charged for shooting a deer out of season.
The way Mark Christianson tells it, in his lilting Old Country accent, the deer started the fight. The confrontation, which left Christianson, 66, with black eyes and pink-to-purple bruises over his arms, shoulders and chest, occurred last Thursday as he stepped outside his farm home about 10 miles southeast of Fertile.
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