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Filings open, race to Nov. starts

Filing has opened for county and state offices, and will remain open until June 3. If more than two people file for an office a primary will be held Aug. 12, preceeding the general November election.
 
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May
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Nornes: Session ‘one of the most unusual’

Not surprisingly, Rep. Bud Nornes, R-Fergus Falls, said this week in regard to the recently-completed legislative term: “It was one of the most unusual sessions.”
 
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Green: ‘I have not made a lot of friends’

Acknowledging that he has not won any popularity contests at the capitol in St. Paul, Rep. Steve Green, R-Fosston, said this week that the recent session of the legislature had both good and bad points.
 
Wed
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Bronze star honors deceased veterans

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Lauri Brooke showed examples of grave markers, the bronze star and emblems available to veterans. On the bronze star, she explained the letters “F, C, L” located on the points of the stars stands for fraternity, charity and loyalty. Photo by Barbie Porter
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Hobart Town Hall open house June 7

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Hobart Township’s new town hall is handicapped-accessible, seats about 100 people and is availble for township residents to use free of charge. Photo by Barbie Porter
Wed
28
May
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Frazee Lions name Flemmer as next president

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Mark Flemmer will take over as the Frazee Lion’s president in July, and the group is introducing a social club concept. Photo by Barbie Porter
The Frazee Lions club is roaring into action under its soon-to-be president Mark Flemmer.
 
Wed
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May
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Walk into prizes June 7 in Vergas


Meet artist Patrick Shannon and view the bronze and copper art piece to be raffled off to benefit the trail.
Walkers can get out and enjoy a nature walk Saturday, June 7 in Vergas, and possibly pick up prizes along the way.
 
Wed
21
May
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Vergas bond papers missing, audit correct mishap


Howard Elijah, who owns Signs by Howard of Detroit Lakes, gave the Vergas loon statue a bath with a power washer and scrub down last week. He reported it had accumulated a layer of moss, which had to be removed prior to repainting the iconic bird. Photo by Barbie Porter
The city of Vergas was given a good audit report with a few concerns noted at the monthly meeting Monday, May 12.
 
Wed
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May
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Emergency plan in place, Vergas Council approves

For two years Vergas emergency personnel, government officials and residents met in the early hours and sometimes on weekends to plan for a day they hope never arrives. 
 
Wed
21
May
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Frazee Mayor Ludtke hopeful that trail funding will be adequate


A hiking-biking-snowmobile pathway is under construction in Detroit Lakes, which will be part of a Heartland Trails extension that links the county seat with Frazee. The concrete work from DL’s center will soon reach the east city limits. Photo by John W. Dermody
The Heartland Trail extension plan has actually had its start “cemented” into place in a preliminary fashion with work now taking place in Detroit Lakes. 
 

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