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Firefighters battle fire at Wymer Lake home

Saturday, Nov. 19 the Vergas-Candor-Dora-Hobart Fire Depart­ment responded to a house on fire at 50488 Wymer Lake Loop, rural Frazee.
 
Wed
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Redneck Holidazzle returns to Vergas Saturday


Connie Zitzow and her husband Byron were decked out for the Redneck Holidazzle last year. People who attend in costume have a chance to win a cash prize.
It’s time to fill Vergas with overalls, mullets, buckteeth or no teeth, as the annual Redneck Holidazzle returns Saturday, Nov. 19.
 
Wed
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Vergas Council approves grant transfer as sale of Vergas 66 discussed

The Vergas Council approved moving a small cities development grant loan from Vergas 66 convenience store to Olson Oil, should the business sale transaction be completed.
 
Wed
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More streets may be added to construction plan in Frazee

Construction in Frazee’s southeast corridor may get underway in 2017, providing the bonding bill that was not passed by the state legislature gets passed in a special session.
 
Wed
16
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Local races tally 66 write-in votes

The election results have been canvassed by city councils and school boards, and the names written in on local ballots were released.
 
Wed
16
Nov
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Santa Truck to join Snowplow Parade, event opened to all floats, plow or not

The city of Frazee almost missed its 125th anniversary as an incorporated city, but a signed photograph of former President George H.W. Bush reminded city officials of the historic year that almost passed unnoticed.
 
Wed
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Spirit Lake Resort has new owners


Spirit Lake Resort near Vergas has several cabins available for rental next season.
The serene and rustic Spirit Lake Resort was recently purchased by four siblings: Brad Malstrom (rural Perham) and his brothers Jay (rural Vergas) and Corey (Redwood Falls) and sister Melissa Rensch (North Dakota).
 
Wed
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Vergas Trail tally breaks $50,000


An artistic rendition shows the proposed floating boardwalk connecting the Vergas Long Lake Trail with Tin Can Alley.
The Vergas Trail Committee continues to plug away at bringing a floating boardwalk to town, as it has  now raised $54,108.
 
Wed
16
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Quilters of Valor organization honors veteran on Veteran’s Day in Vergas


Marsha Hovland wrapped her husband Larry in a quilt made from the Dent Quilts of Valor group. He was presented the quilt on Veterans Day at the Vergas Event Center.
The Vergas Zumba group took a break on Veterans Day as veteran Larry Hovland of Pelican Rapids was given a quilt from the Quilts of Valor organization.
 
Wed
16
Nov
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Frazee Fire Department, police respond to Election Day emergency at polling site


Frazee Fire Department was at the polling site for Frazee and Burlington Township shortly after the power went out to provide generator power.
Hope was a common feeling on Election Day (Nov. 8), but in the Frazee area around 6 p.m., those feelings shifted to anxiety for many.
 

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