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First-time entrant takes top honor at Tamarac Wildlife Refuge contest

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Kristie Yliniemi (left) and her daughter Bailey each won awards in this year’s Tamarac Wildlife. Patti Ryan photo
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“First Frost” earned the grand prize at the 14th annual Tamarac photo contest and won first place in the Plant Life category as well. Kristie Yliniemi photo
Kristie Yliniemi knew something was up - her children Bailey and Dannon and husband Scott were acting odd.
 
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Redneck Holidazzle adds fish house contest, newlywed game, to celebration


Floats in the Redneck Parade are unique, creative and all are invited to enter. For more information contact the city office, 342-2091.
Once a year, the city of Vergas transforms into redneck central during Redneck Holidazzle. That day is set to happen Saturday, Nov. 21, so don’t be ignert n take dat der Cray-ola marker and put da date on dat der calendar. 
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Live music, arts & crafts Saturday


An unofficial CD release party is set for Todd Sisson’s recent release, “Brother John.” A live broadcast will take place as well for the all-ages show.
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Nov
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MMCDC eyes property, private buyer to demolished eyesore


A dilapidated house on the corner of 6th Street Northwest and Main Avenue is in the process of being sold with the new owner expected to demolish the structure, which is located a block from the newly built paved pedestrian path.
In late May the Frazee Economic Development Authority (EDA) learned a Detroit Lakes non-profit was interested in purchasing properties, demolishing the houses and building single family residences on the lot.
 
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Mayfield starts raising funds to improve city park


Wolf Lake resident James Mayfield is holding an ongoing fundraiser in hopes of adding equipment to the only city-owned playground in Wolf Lake. James Mayfield photo
The Wolf Lake Waterfront Park playground may be filled with kids on any given day, and those kids often learn how to wait in line and share.
 
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Frazee Council holds ground, Ulteig agrees to new terms

The Frazee City Council agreed to hire Ulteig Engineers for the utility and road work project slated for spring of 2016.
 
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Watchorn becomes a lab assistant in M State’s Young Frankenstein

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Mykenzey Watchorn (of Frazee) has played the lead and as a supporting character in several performances at M State’s Fergus Falls theatre school. Miranda Hubert photo
Those who knew Mykenzey Watchorn during his high school years would’ve likely pegged him for a career on the stage. 
 
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Dino dressed like zebra, seeks votes


The dinosaur at All In All convenience store in Frazee was decorated for a Halloween contest.
Overnight the All In All convenience store dinosaur grew stripes. The mascot went from all green to zebra striped, and had many locals wondering if a creative vandal was on the loose.
 
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Local bull rider eyes gold belt buckle, national title


Brett Stall is one of 15 bull riders worldwide invited to the national championship in Las Vegas this December. Stall is the son of Sandee Stall (Vergas councilwoman and Vergas business owner) and Bradley Stall of Detroit Lakes. PeggySue Imihy, www.peggysuephoto.com
With thousands of events internationally, the world has many bull riders. Only the top 15 in the world are invited to compete in the National Finals Rodeo Dec. 3-13 in Las Vegas. 
 
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Committee to recommend levy to hold steady, band uniforms discussed


The Frazee High School Band Director Brian Selander presented four marching band outfits for consideration to be purchased.
School taxes won’t see much, if any increase, providing the school board agrees with the budget and facility committee’s recommendation.
 

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