• Welcome to Fergus Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

    The Fergus Falls Area Chamber of Commerce is a membership based organization which serves its member businesses and the community. We are located in the heart of West Central Minnesota’s premier lakes country destination, Otter Tail County. With its nearly 1100 lakes, rivers, streams and trails offering an abundance of recreational options, its a great place to grow your business.

    We serve as the lead advocate and resource for our members and to create partnerships that foster a healthy business climate.

  • M State Announces Rural Racial Equity Summit

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    December 16, 2019
    M State hosts regional Rural Racial Equity Summit
    Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison headlines event
     
    Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison will be the keynote speaker at “Building our Beloved Community,” a day-long Rural Racial Equity Summit set for Monday, Jan. 20, at the Fergus Falls campus of Minnesota State Community and Technical College. The summit is open to the public including educators, social service professionals, local government officials, students, members of the religious/faith community, business leaders, the arts community, law enforcement and health care professionals.

    "The Rural Racial Equity Summit invites equity-minded people to gather, connect, explore and practice how to do the work of equity and inclusion to promote justice and enable all community members to flourish and thrive," said Victoria McWane-Creek, M State’s director of campus housing and residential life. In addition to Ellison, speakers will include N.D. Rep. Ruth Buffalo of Fargo, a citizen of the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation, and Kasim Adbur Razzaq, a St. Paul native who is passionate about social justice and institution building. Moderating the afternoon Rural Equity Opportunities panel will be Kandace Creel Falcón, Ph.D. Panel members include Michele Anderson of Springboard for the Arts, Rachel Dame of the Minnesota Demographic Center, Troy Haugen of Lakes Country Service Cooperative, Liz Kuoppala of Mahube-Otwa Community Action and McWane-Creek. Panelists will discuss actions they have taken to bring equity work front and center in the hopes of inspiring attendees to do equity work in their professional and personal lives.

    A networking social is scheduled for 5 p.m. at Bigwood Event Center, followed by dinner and a Faith in Equity panel discussion about the role of faith and spirituality in equity work.
    To register, visit
    www.lcsc.org and click on Workshops. The $40 cost of attendance includes all meals and a certificate of attendance.


    Sponsors are Bigwood Event Center, Lakes Country Service Cooperative, Mahube-Otwa Community Action, Otter Tail County and M State, with financial support from West Central Initiative.

    As a member of the Minnesota State system, M State serves more than 8,000 students in credit courses each year in more than 80 career and liberal arts programs online and at its campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena. By partnering with communities, the college also provides workforce development services and other responsive training programs. Minnesota State Community and Technical College is a member of the Minnesota State system and is an equal opportunity educator / employer. Upon request, this information is available in alternative formats.
    Contact:
    Peter Wielinski, Vice President of Student Services and Marketing
    (218) 631-7810
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