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Frazee resident prepares for European tour with band


Catherine Jaroszewski received her first professional alto saxophone as a Christmas gift from her parents when she was a freshman in high school. She recently received the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and the John Philip Sousa Award, both of which were given by her peers.
Catherine Jaroszewski just graduated high school. Before she heads to college in the fall the young musician is embarking on her first European tour.
 
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Memories rise from the land in Osage


The Aho family farm will be named a Century Farm at the Becker County Fair and the Minnesota State Fair this year. Pictured are (from left) Rebecca Aho, Andy Aho, Jerry Aho and Cindy Aho.
The Aho family in Osage will be recognized as having a Century Farm at the Becker County Fair as well as the Minnesota State Fair. 
 
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Seek volunteers during Turkey Days

With Turkey Days fast approaching the Frazee Area Community Club has volunteer opportunities available.
 
Saturday, July 28: 
 
Tue
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Family helps Wymer Lake resident achieve once-in-a- lifetime goal


The Laux family offered the support and encouragement needed to help Lindsey succeed in her first triathlon. Pictured are (front, from left) Isabella, Addyson, Hayden, (back) Ryan and Lindsey.
Lindsey Laux accomplished a lifetime goal when she crossed the finish line of her first half triathlon. 
 
Tue
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Of the 50 plus lakes in Frazee and Vergas area, six are infested waters


Curly-leaf pondweed, a rooted, submersed aquatic plant, grows from the shore to depths of 15 feet. It varies in color from green to brown. The leaves resemble a lasagna noodle with serrated edges that are about ½ inch wide and up to 3-inches long. The leaves are alternate on the stem. The flower stalk grows above the water surface, typically in June. It is about one-inch tall. Curly-leaf pondweed was likely introduced when common carp were intentionally introduced into Midwest waters as a game fish in the 1880s. The species was likely spread through the movement of watercraft and water-related equipment. It was first noted in Minnesota around 1910.

Flowering rush, a reed-like wetland plant, has pink flowers. The dark leaves extend from the root and the leaves have traingle-shaped sections. Three pink petals shaped like an unbrella create the flowers that bloom in June through early fall. The perennial plant grows up to 4-feet high along shores in shallow water. In deeper water, it can grow in a submerged form, but there it does not have flowers. Flowering rush was first confirmed in Minnesota in 1968.

Zebra mussels are defined by its striped D-shaped shell and small size (¼-½ inch in length). The mussel attaches to hard surfaces underwater and feeds on algae. A female may produce up to 500,000 eggs a year that become microscopic larvae floating in the water. They were first discovered in the Great Lakes in 1988 and were first confirmed in the Duluth/Superior Harbor in 1989. Adult mussels can survive out of water for about five days in dry conditions, but up to 21 in wet ones, such as inside a dock or lift pipe.
Of the 50 plus lakes in the newspaper coverage area (the Frazee-Vergas School District) only six are identified as infested waters by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
 
Tue
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Stained-glass windows reborn at Catholic church in Frazee


The Frazee Sacred Heart Catholic Church recently had one of its stained-glass windows reinstalled after it was refurbished.
Renewing the stained-glass windows continues at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frazee.
 
The project started several years ago and continued this summer with the assistance of Classic Glass of Fargo. 
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Acorn Lake segment of Heartland Trail bid must be awarded this year

The Heartland Trail project connecting Frazee to Detroit Lakes needs to be bid out and awarded before the end of the year or else the $2.6 million allotted for it in 2014 could be lost.
 
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Vergas Council welcomes Stall to maintenance crew

The Vergas City Council hired Sandee Stall as a summer assistant to Utilities Superintendent Mike DuFrane.
 
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No parking discussed for West Maple Avenue


Frazee city employee Donnie Tate raking dirt in preparation for seeding at the vacant Main Avenue lot.
Frazee’s Park and Recreation Committee discussed possible bike lanes to be marked along Maple Avenue from Lake Street to Fourth Street southwest.
 
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Stranded loon gets help from rural Frazee residents


A common loon was stranded in rural Frazee. The Brune family and a few friends helped the bird back to water where it can dive as deep as 250 feet and remain underwater for up to 5 minutes.

‘It was really fulfilling to be able to help; it was a real gift. • Heidi Brune
A stranded loon found its way safely back to water with the assistance of Heidi Brune and her husband Patrick, son Connor and friend Alisha Haken.
 

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