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Eat, hunt and enjoy magic show: new Looney Daze events scheduled


The preliminary design was recently revealed for the planter at the scenic overlook along the Vergas Long Lake trail extension.
Contests, hunts and a magician are in the spotlight for the new events during Looney Daze (Aug. 11-14).
 
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Bethlehem preschool and daycare spends day at rural Vergas zoo


Bethlehem Lutheran Preschool and Daycare staff and kids recently visited the Trowbridge Creek Zoo in rural Vergas. Pictured are (from left) Megan Melander, Rylee Stock holding Benjamin Buhr, Avery Gustner (bent down in front), Harlee Stock, Connor Rubenstein, Dani Rubenstein, Bentley O'Hara, Alivia Buhr (in front of Bentley), Hunter Piekarski holding Miles Norby, Ally Bessler, Josh Bessler, Payson Oelfke, Signey Jensen (in front of Payson), Jack Norby being held by Kelsey Emerfoll, James Piekarski, Kash Kangas (blonde in front of Kelsey) and Henrik Oelfke in the stroller on the right.
Bethlehem Lutheran Preschool and Daycare got a little wild recently as the group visited Trowbridge Creek Zoo in rural Vergas.
 
Wed
10
Aug
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Tyler Trieglaff named Frazee Police Chief


Tyler Trieglaff was sworn in as the Frazee Police Chief during the monthly council meeting Monday.
The title of Frazee police chief has changed hands and Tyler Trieglaff now wears the badge.
 
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Nine contestants vie for Vergas titles Thursday during Looney Daze


Miss Vergas contestants are (from left) Zoie Zitzow, Anjelika Gunderson, Madison Berry, Desiree Bauer and Sydney Dahlgren.

Princess Altona contestants are (from left) Bianca Cruz, Rebecca Simmon, Princess Altona 2015 Alexis Moe, Hannah Beck and (inset) Emily Bachmann.
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Aug
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Star Lake Casino survey results reviewed


A rendering of the proposed Star Lake Casino was released earlier this year.
Survey results regarding the Star Lake Casino were recently reviewed. There were 167 responses to the survey with 92 of them being completed online and 75 submitted on paper.
 
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10
Aug
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Location of wind tower blows off the table

Wed
10
Aug
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Several months of minimalist living helps former Osage man focus on present tense


Jon Carter hikes for 3½ hours on skis that have grips on the bottom to the top of Pfiefferhorn Mountain for an hour-long ski down before heading to work. After moving to Utah from Frazee, Carter has lived a minimalist lifestyle.
Jon Carter decided he no longer wanted an apartment or house or the debt and objects that fill them.  So he rid himself of needless items and moved into a cargo trailer. 
 
Wed
03
Aug
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Time to join the Looney Bin in Vergas, many new events featured


The Vergas Looney Daze parade is a big draw and will be held Sunday, Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. on Main Street.
Get ready to join the looney bin August 11-14, where the party will be rocking all day and rolling all night in Vergas.
 
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03
Aug
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Cotton Lake public access being replaced


Cotton Lake’s public boat ramp, designated by the boat icon, is being rebuilt.
Work on the Cotton Lake public access came to a halt after a storm took down trees and made a mess of Itasca State Park July 23.
 
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03
Aug
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Vergas Planning Commission works through questions on gravel ordinance


The Vergas Planning Commission is working on an gravel pit ordinance. Currently the city has one gravel pit in city limits. It is located on East Looney Lane, which is also Otter Tail County Highway 35.
The Vergas Planning Commission continued forging ahead with a gravel pit ordinance at its monthly meeting Wednesday, July 27 in the council chambers at the Vergas Event Center.
 

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