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Vergas Scouts have adventures at Rushmore, Crazy Horse


Robert Tollefson, Ryan Tollefson, Tucker Nundahl, Taylor Armstrong, Jacob Lormis, and Asst. Scoutmaster Jeff Lormis standing at the top of Crazy Horse Mountain. Robert Tollefson photo

Ryan Tollefson, Taylor Armstrong, Tucker Nundahl and Jacob Lormis at Mount Rushmore. Jeff Lormis photo
Scouts from Troop 322 from Vergas have been working this past year doing fundraisers, plus getting help from great local groups like the Vergas Lions, Frazee Sportsman’s Club, Frazee VFW, Frazee AmVets and KLN from Perham.
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Frazee’s paved path hits $70,000 snag, Becker County, MnDOT pitch in funds


The asphalt path location is shown in the above drawing and is located behind Red Willow Drive and on school property.
The bids were opened for the construction of Frazee’s first paved non-motorized path, and sticker shock hit.
 
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Local poker player holds a hot hand, heading to Las Vegas World Series

Joel Smith
Joel Smith recently won a seat valued at $10,000 to play in the World Series of Poker’s televised event in Last Vegas. He earned the seat through winning a regional competition, state and eventually national competitions. Barbie Porter photo
Playing poker at the Hostel Hornet paid off big for Perham native Joel Smith as he went on to earn a seat at the World Series of Poker Texas Hold’em Main Event in Las Vegas.
 
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Study to determine how much money can be made off of the wind, sun


The map is from the Wind Energy Development website (http://windeis.anl.gov/index.cfm) and has the recorded wind speeds in Frazee in marginal capabilities for wind turbines. An anemometer placed atop the Frazee water tower reportedly yeilded results of almost 13 mph on average. Source: Wind Energy Development
The Frazee Economic Development Authority recently approved taking a $25,000 loan out with the Minnesota Department of Commerce to pay for a clean energy feasibility study. The loan comes with 2 percent interest and a 3-year-term. 
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Riebe brings headstones back to life

Bruce Riebe
Bruce Riebe cleans headstones in a 50-mile radius of Frazee. He began offering the service after a local funeral director suggested it. Barbie Porter photo

The headstone of Josephine Ligon was full of moss, mildew and grime. After Bruce Riebe hand-cleaned it the stone looked almost new.
The cemetery is a calming place for Bruce Riebe. 
 
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Little turkey’s new digs OK’d by council

Little Turkey Park
The design of Little Turkey Park on the corner of Main Avenue and Lake Street was recently reviewed by the city council.
The Little Turkey Park makeover plans reveal a clean-cut street corner, encouraging photo opportunities and socializing.
 
The design was revealed at the monthly Frazee City Council meeting Monday, June 8. 
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Women’s Wednesdays at Forest Edge Gallery

 
Women are invited Wednesdays to Forest Edge Gallery for Women's Wednesdays from 3-5 p.m. June 17, July 1, 15 & 29, and Aug. 12 & 26 for an afternoon of fun and relaxation.
 
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Local royalty showcases talent, beauty

Miss Minnesota contestants and Miss Outstanding Teens gathered to showcase their talent and wardrobe at the Miss Minnesota Showcase May 31 at the Frazee Event Center.

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Vergas EDA eyes non-profit status

The Vergas Economic Development Authority (EDA) agreed it would recommend the city council allow the group to start a non-profit fund through West Central Initiative (WCI).
 
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Post office renovates floor


Crystal Capps (left) and Marc Anderson (right) carefully take the backing off a sheet that seals asbestos flooring while Ernest Lowe (middle) starts placing new black tiles atop the sealant. Barbie Porter photo
The Frazee Post Office is footing the bill at its rented building on Main Avenue to seal asbestos tile in the building and place new tile over it.
 

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