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Kathryn Hass crowned Mrs. Becker County

Kathryn Hass
Kathryn Hass
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Vergas Strategic Plan discussed, areas for improvement pinpointed

Braving freezing conditions and wind-swept roads, around 20 Vergas residents attended a strategic plan review meeting Saturday, Jan. 25.
 
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Fleisher fights cancer, benefit set for Feb. 16


A benefit is set for rural Frazee residents Mike and Sonia (Glenz) Fleisher Feb. 16 from 4-7 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Detroit Lakes. Photo by Barbie Porter
After having a hysterectomy, rural Frazee resident Sonia Fleisher thought the lump she found in her breast may have been from her recent surgery.
 
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29
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More than 450 pets find Caring Hearts


Rural Frazee foster parent and adopter, Jackie Gerszewski, enjoys a moment of unconditional love with her furry family. Photo by Barbie Porter
Area residents have helped find homes for more than 250 cats and 200 dogs since 2012.
 
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Frazee, Vergas firefighters joined large force at Perham potato blaze


Smoke from the potato warehouse in Perham billowed into the sky over U.S. Highway 10 Jan. 21. Photos by Robert Tollefson

Frigid temperatures combined with moisture from fighting the Jan. 21 Perham potato warehouse fire encased Vergas fireman Jason Schrupp in ice.

The potato warehouse fire in Perham destroyed the structure, but was contained to the area by several fire departments on the scene.
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29
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Representative believes welfare recipients should work, if able

Rep. Steve Green, R-Fosston
Rep. Steve Green, R-Fosston
There’s no doubt Rep. Steve Green, R-Fosston, is a conservative. In his first term as a Minnesota House of Representatives member, he is proud of being a watchdog over state spending.
 
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Kallis crowned Miss Olmsted County


Emily Kallis was crowned Miss Olmsted County Saturday. Emily is pictured with Miss Minnesota’s Outstanding Teen 2013 Corrina Swiggum (left) and Miss Minnesota 2013 Rebecca Yeh.
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22
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Former county sheriff charged with felonies

Timothy Michael Gordon, 58, Detroit Lakes, was charged Friday, Jan. 17 in Becker County District Court with theft by swindle (felony), presenting a false claim (felony) and misconduct of a public official (gross misdemeanor).
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Filings close, township candidates announced

Tuesday, March 11, township residents may want to make their way to the town hall and cast a vote for the spring election of supervisors and treasurers.
 
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22
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Area firefighters battle winter structure blazes

Have there been an unusually large number of structure fires this winter?
 
That question was posed to area fire chiefs this week and the immediate answer seemed to be, “Yes.” 
 

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