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Oct
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Trautman starts as community education director, late fall classes announced


Frazee Community Education Director Dave Trautman is working hard developing the winter brochure. Photo by Barbie Porter
After officially retiring this spring, Dave Trautman returned to work in mid-September.
 
Tue
08
Oct
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Oct. 19 benefit set for FHS grad recovering from motorcycle accident

Rob Vigesaa
Rural Frazee resident Rob Vigesaa, son of Fergus Falls resident Rob Vigesaa Sr. and Detroit Lakes resident Marlys Vigesaa, was injured in a motorcycle accident this past June. A benefit is set for Oct. 19 at Shorewood Pub.
With a bright June sun in the sky, Rob Vigesaa hopped on his Harley and headed toward Detroit Lakes from his rural Frazee home.
 
Wed
02
Oct
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Daggett’s livestock hauling heyday was the 1950s, 1960s


A durable member of the Daggett Truck Line fleet from 50 years ago is still in shape for parades and other events. President Fred Daggett stands by a 1963 International that had half the horsepower of current workhorses. Daggett's 220-horsepower trucks in the 1950s and 1960s pulled about 80 livestock trailers throughout the Midwest and Canada. The Hereford representation on the wall was also duplicated in the logos on the rigs' doors. Photo by John W. Dermody
Trucking is a large industry. Frazee has a multitude of persons employed as drivers, not just working locally but with firms around the region. 
 
Wed
02
Oct
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EDA considers first-time home buyer incentive

The Frazee Economic Development Authority is considering joining a housing assistance program with the county.
 
Wed
02
Oct
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Few salaries have changed for mayors, councils

In an informal survey conducted by the Frazee-Vergas Forum, over a five-year period very few salary changes have occurred for mayors and councils in area cities.
 
Wed
02
Oct
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Hair & Co. salon welcomes Sonnenberg


Vergas resident Jessica Sonnenberg recently started working full-time at Hair & Company in Detroit Lakes. Photo by Barbie Porter
Vergas resident Jessica Sonnenberg recently started working full-time at Hair & Company, 911 Washington Avenue in Detroit Lakes. 
 
Wed
02
Oct
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Sobieski seeks DFL endorsement in 2B


David Sobieski
David Sobieski knows he has a tough road ahead to get elected state representative in District 2B.
 
In more ways than one!
 
Wed
02
Oct
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River cleaners pull out 1,600 pounds of garbage in 12 miles


Frazee Mayor Hank Ludtke (left) points out areas the cleaning crews would be working Thursday, Sept. 26. Photo by Barbie Porter
A toilet, truck tires, broken glass and plenty of cans were recently pulled from the Otter Tail River between Rochert and Frazee.
 
Wed
02
Oct
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Celebrate Oktoberfest Sunday at Frazee Event Center


Marie of “Marie & the Boys” will perform Sunday at Frazee’s Oktoberfest for the first time.
Wed
02
Oct
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Frazee’s Rusty Ouart is a published songwriter


Michael Lusk is a backup singer for country music icon Loretta Lynn, and composed the music for the lyrics that Wounded Warrior Rusty Ouart wrote about his traumatic experience during his tour of duty in Iraq. Lusk will be performing, and Ouart will be sharing his message at the “Freedom Concert” in Zeeland, N.D. on Sat., Oct. 12. Pictured (from left) are Lusk, Ouart and Lynn.

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