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Vergas Council hacks away at budget until 2 percent property tax increase approved

The Vergas City Council took a chainsaw to its budget and reduced the 2014 general property tax increase to 2 percent.
 
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‘We all have the right and responsibility to improve the community and city we live in’

Before the Minnesota Design Team (MDT) came to town, they already had an impact at the Fred Daggett residence.
 
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Vergas becomes character in YA mysteries


Author Judi Stoa (from left) stands with her muses (and nieces) Abby Stoa, 10, Olivia Stoa, 12, and Lexi Grotte, 13. Judi has penned three books, all young-adult mysteries that take place in the Vergas area. Photo by Barbie Porter
Young adults searching for a mystery might find Judi Stoa’s novels of interest, as they are all based in the Vergas area.
 
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Frazee’s Dane Gigstead bags alligator, wild hog in Florida


Dane with his wild hog.
Night hunting is illegal in many states for most species of game. Such expeditions can turn out to be a nightmare, or a dream journey.
 
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FHS grad heads up Ivey Awards advertising campaign


Frazee graduate Michael Dodes helped create the ad campaign for the annual Minneapolis theater award show.
While some award shows are known for making social networks buzz, Frazee graduate Michael Dodes is working on an award show brimming with talent and class.
 
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Downtown Frazee gets renovation ideas by Minnesota Design Team


Minnesota Design Team members were drawn to a photo op at Little Turkey Park on Main Avenue. The 17 volunteers who worked three days to identify areas of improvement in Frazee included (front, from left): FHS grad Keith Kinnen, Jeb Hagen, Ari Anderson, Christina Wagner, Deborah McLaren, Erik Baxstrom, Scott Holmgren, (back row) co-team leader Andrew Mack, Kersten Elverum, Tom Ososki, co-team leader John Barbour, Anthony Wocken, Anna Morrison, Kayla Rossiter, Clarrisa /Hadler, Thomas Olson and Nathan Hall. Photo by Barbie Porter
Imagine the goose pond at the end of Main Avenue with a bridge crossing it where residents and visitors could contemplate the day.
 
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Fall Fest set Saturday, more than 20 city-wide rummage sales

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Frazee Council sends ‘junk’ letters, sets preliminary budget


Presenting a shirt to Mayor Hank Ludtke at Monday's Frazee Council meeting was Ray Vlasak, president of the Laurentian Chapter of the North Country Trail Association. Over the year, the mayor has chalked up more than 400 volunteer hours working with other members on behalf of the trail north of this community. Photo by John W. Dermody
The Frazee City Council continues to have to deal with junk and other collections of debris and, on Tuesday, letters were to be sent out to violators of the city’s nuisance ordinance.
 
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Vandalism: An ongoing, aggravating occurrence

Vandalism has not been an extremely large problem in Frazee, but there have been some incidents that are annoying and time consuming for police officers and public officials.
 
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Maple Avenue firearms dealer gets nod from Frazee Planning Commission to open

A private firearms dealer received the approving nod of Frazee’s Planning Commission to conduct business in Frazee out of a home at 103 East Maple Avenue.
 

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