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Callaway explosion: ‘It was a sight I will never ever forget’


The explosion lit up the night sky as a semi-truck trailer carrying propane exploded. Waubun Fire Department photo
A huge explosion rocked the city of Callaway last week after a semi-truck carrying about 10,000 gallons propane exploded hours after colliding with a train Thursday, March 24.
 
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Mike Kratzke opens doors with the help of God


Mike Kratzke brings stories of the Bible to life as part of The Master’s Theatre. Kratzke’s full-time job is driving bus for Perham students and being an interior and exterior painter.
Mike Kratzke remembers what it is like to succumb to peer pressure, and go along with bad decisions to be part of the crowd.
 
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Zitzow continues family tradition of fighting fires


Nicholas “Butch” Zitzow stands in front of newspaper clippings at the Vergas Fire Hall that feature his grandfather and father. He is the fifth member of the Zitzow family to serve on the fire department.
Nicholas “Butch” Zitzow is the newest member of the Vergas-based Zitzow clan to join the family tradition of serving his community.
 
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Vergas Fire Department trains for thin ice rescues


The Vergas Fire Department conducted training on thin ice Wednesday, March 16 at Long Lake. Stacy Moe photo
The Vergas Fire Department conducted training on thin ice last week. 
 
 
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Light a fire for the spirit of bidding at upcoming auction

Hot items and good eats will headline the upcoming annual fundraiser for the Frazee Fire Department.
 
 
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BC Highway 118 work set to start summer

Work on Becker County Highway 118 (east of Frazee) is still slated for this year, but won’t likely get underway until summer.
 
 
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Jopp opens gamer’s paradise in Perham


David Jopp has a handful of Magic cards as well as new and used games, gaming systems, accessories, collectibles and board games at his new business, Ultima Gaming in Perham. He and his wife Jonna live in Dent and have a 3-year-old daughter, Penny.
Gaming is a large part of today’s culture. It offers an opportunity to create friendships, sharpen motor skills, improve critical and abstract thinking and have fun while doing it.
 
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Family Thrift Store & More now open in Frazee, pick-up and delivery offered


Nola Nolan and her brother Andy Nolan recently opened Family Thrift Store & More on Main Avenue in Frazee.
Frazee welcomed a new shop that offers affordable goods for every member of the family when the Family Thrift Store & More opened last week.
 
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Klemm credits experiences in Frazee, Perham in preparing him for new job


Kelcey Klemm, a Frazee High School graduate, was recently named the Detroit Lakes city administrator.
Kelcey Klemm can check another goal off his achievement list. The 1998 Frazee High School graduate was recently hired as the city administrator for Detroit Lakes.
 
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District continues to work on ways to improve math scores at high school


The Frazee-Vergas School Board continued to push the high school math teachers to figure out a way to improve low comprehension rates in the subject.
The Frazee-Vergas School Board continued to push the high school math teachers to figure out a way to improve low comprehension rates in the subject.
 

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