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23
Oct
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Vergas Redneck Chili Cook-off set Nov. 23

Chefs of the Midwest boasting the best chili recipe now have a chance to put their dish where their mouth is, as the second annual Vergas Redneck Chili Cook-off is set for 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Vergas Event Center.
Wed
23
Oct
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Tamarac photo contest winners named


James Sinclair, Detroit Lakes, won the contest and numerous awards with this stunning photo entitled “Spring Break.”

Members of the "Friends of Tamarac Association" gathered at the Washington Square Mall in Detroit Lakes Saturday for the display of entries in the annual Tamarac Photo Contest. Above (from left) John Jacobson, Nancy Henke and Jim Sinclair were among more than a dozen volunteers manning displays. At this one, children were drawing pictures on a banner that was to be hung for viewing later. Sinclair, at right, was the grand prize winner, along with other winners in some of the five competitive divisions. Photo by John W. Dermody
There were fewer entries in the annual Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge Photo Contest this year, but the quality was high.
 
Tue
15
Oct
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New Life group starts Saturday in Frazee


Stacy Cruz
There are many support groups in the area, however a group called “New Life” will be a little different. The motto is “Healing our minds, bodies and souls through a natural way of life.”
 
Tue
15
Oct
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Frazee Council approves permit for residential firearms dealer

The Frazee City Council Monday night approved a conditional use permit for a home-based business, but it was a bit unusual compared to selling Avon, baking specialty cakes or assisting clients with tax returns.
 
Tue
15
Oct
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Renovations to historic apartments aimed to draw upscale renters


Frazee apartments above the Hostel Hornet restaurant have recently been renovated and new renter restrictions have been put in place, such as passing a background and credit check. Photo by Barbie Porter
Big renovations are happening at the apartments above the Hostel Hornet. 
 
Tue
15
Oct
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Rural Frazee business owners help keep people mobile, safe


Laurie Bowers (from left) and Trish Thompson work at Wheelchairs Unlimited which is owned by rural Frazee residents Dale and Diane Ladwig. Photo by Barbie Porter
Owning a business may require long hours, but rural Frazee residents Diane and Dale Ladwig are more than satisfied with their choice.
 
Tue
15
Oct
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Barthels’ Perham facility sells more than 50,000 cattle annually


Mitch Barthel of the Perham Stockyards.
Thousands of head of livestock are seen grazing in this region, raised to feed a hungry world, but some are sold at a young age as feeders.
 
Tue
15
Oct
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Frazee’s snowplow parade set Dec. 7

With snow season just around the corner, the plows are readying themselves for another weekend of sales, fun and parades.
 
The second annual Snow Plow Days is coming to Frazee Saturday Dec. 7. 
 
Tue
15
Oct
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Frazee Care Center is one of seven in state to offer rare, specialized care


Donna Galbrecht, Frazee Care Center’s director of nursing, stands next to a ventilator system. The care center is one of seven facilities in the state that offer the specialized care. Photo by Barbie Porter
Frazee Care Center is one of seven senior facilities in the state that takes patients that takes require ventilators.
 
Tue
15
Oct
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Estimated loss over $1 million at Sonnenberg Mink Farm fire


The fire at the Sonnenberg Mink Ranch was still being battled past mid-day Friday, with smoke billowing into the sky. Five area departments sent firefighters and rescue personnel to the blaze. No injuries occurred and no animals were lost. Photo by John W. Dermody
A raging fire Friday at the Sonnenberg Mink Ranch just off Highway 34 destroyed a building and caused a loss of more than $1 million in equipment, feed and supplies.
 

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