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Members of the Fergus Falls High School Marching Band are cheered as they enter the gym Friday morning before leaving for President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration in Washington, D.C. (David Samson/The Forum)

Fergus Falls marching band off to historic presidential inauguration

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FERGUS FALLS - As the temperature lingered at 10 below Friday morning, Shirley Straush took off her heavy-duty gloves to snap photos of four buses ferrying the Fergus Falls High School Marching Band out of town.


"I just wouldn't miss this," said Straush, 74, standing in her layers by Lincoln Avenue. "Even if it were 50 below, I'd still be here."

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