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‘I’m doing this as a way to honor the fire department’


Tom Anderson purchased the engraved Vergas Fire Department fire ring at the department’s fall silent auction fundraiser. He took the fire ring to his cabin and is creating a focal point and conversation piece with it. Photo by Barbie Porter
When Tom Anderson attended the fall Candor-Dora-Hobart Vergas Fire and Rescue fundraiser, he saw a metal fire ring shaped like an octagon. The scenes of heroic rescues captivated him and he told his friend he was going for broke.
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Straw bale gardens grow popular, DL Comm Ed offers course May 8


A different type of garden. Shirley Mayfield is finishing her second set-up of a straw bale garden. It is unique, with last year’s being about one-third the size of the proposed unit for this summer. Photo by John W. Dermody
Raising straw bales? What kind of gardening is that?
 
Actually, “raising” them is essential to a new type of growing vegetables, meaning the bales are stacked on top of each other.
 
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River race draws the brave


Canoe racers crept to the start line for the fourth annual Otter Tail River race hosted by Frazee Mayor Hank Ludtke. Photo by Barbie Porter
The sun shined in the morning, but dissipated to a gray overcast Saturday, April 26 as the fourth annual Otter Tail River race in Frazee got underway.
 
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Grant giver tells Vergas, revise paved path plan, apply again


Vergas city officials will have to narrow down their path options to satisfy grant providers.
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Bigger convicted of theft by swindle

Brian Bigger
Brian Bigger
Frazee resident Brian Bigger, 49, was sentenced on a theft by swindle charge in Becker County District Court Tuesday, April 22.
 
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Vergas adopts new water policy, defines line responsibility

The city of Vergas adopted a new water ordinance that clearly defines where the financial responsibility for damaged or frozen lines becomes a homeowner or business problem.
 
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5K run, silent, live auctions and food Sunday in Vergas for Ross Smith

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Meet the candidate, Sobieski holds town meetings

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Former FHS counselor finds retirement job making homemade fishing rods, tour guide


Brad Laabs shows the flex point of one of his homemade rods. Behind him are fishing contest awards and a wall of photographs taken of customers that landed a big one. Photo by Barbie Porter
Hand-built rods personalized to each angler are offered by walleye fishing expert Brad Laabs.
 
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Neighborhood fun gears up for June


City-wide block parties are being scheduled the week of June 23-28 in several neighborhoods throughout the community. More hosts are needed. Illustration by Barbie Porter
The streets of Frazee will be rocking June 23-28 for an inaugural city-wide block party. 
 
About six residents have signed up to host at various areas throughout town, but more hosts are needed. 

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