Fergus Falls at a Glance:

• Population: 13,603
• Easy Access to Minneapolis/St. Paul Area
• 50 minutes to Hector International Airport, Fargo, ND
• More Than 1,000 Lakes in Otter Tail County
• Nationally Recognized Hospital & Cancer Research Center
• Diverse Economy of: Manufacturing, Agriculture, Healthcare, IT, High Tech, Electrical Utility, and Government Center
• Great Private & Public Schools
• Family-Oriented, Philanthropic Community
• Community College (offering two and four year degrees)
• Nature Learning Center
• World Class Horse Arena
• Arts, Museum, Theater
• “Tree City USA,” Many City Parks, River City
• Biking, Walking, Snowmobile Trails, Hunting, Fishing, Athletics, Marathons

West Central Minnesota at a Glance:

  • Counties of Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin.
  •  8,615 square miles
  • Population at 217,987
  • The largest city in the region, Moorhead has a population of 35,258 and is part of the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  • Other major cities in the region include: Fergus Falls (13,603), Alexandria (11,687), Detroit Lakes (8,149), and Morris (5,101)

Higher Education Campuses in the Region:

  • Alexandria Technical College /Alexandria
  • Concordia College / Moorhead
  • Minnesota School of Business /Moorhead
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College /Detroit Lakes /Fergus Falls/Moorhead
  • Minnesota State University /Moorhead
  • North Dakota State University /Fargo, ND
  • Rasmussen College /Moorhead
  • University of Minnesota /Morris