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Nunn returns to library in semi-retired life

 Patty Nunn
Patty Nunn was recently named the site coordinator at the Frazee library and after a few weeks of training, started work Monday, Dec. 29. Barbie Porter photo
Patty Nunn spent 15 years working at the Detroit Lakes Library as a children’s librarian before entering the semi-retired lifestyle.
 
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4-H helps lead Frazee High School grad to career choice, helps with scholarships


Samantha Byer recently received two 4-H scholarships. Mark Peterson photo
Samantha Byer, a 2013 Frazee High School (FHS) graduate, recently earned two scholarships totaling $350 from the Height O’Land 69ers 4-H club.
 
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Catch XaBeat with Vergas resident Mia Jewell


Mia Jewell shows a dance move from the XaBeat workout, which she offers in Vergas and Perham. Barbie Porter photo
The Vergas Event Center is becoming a popular fitness venue as rural Vergas resident Mia Jewell has brought XaBeat to town every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
 
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Vergas photographer publishes pictures on Nat Geo website


As temperatures dropped in mid-November of 2014, Stacy Moe came across a lake starting to freeze over where swans huddled on the ice as the sun rose.

Stacy Moe visited Lake Superior and caught a sunrise on the North Shore in late October.
A delicate and complicated design of a snowflake lands upright on a branch. Before the wind pushed it to the ground or warmth of the sun contorted its form, Vergas resident Stacy Moe shot it with her Canon.
 
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Frazee Fire Department puts unused state funding to use with seven training sessions


Frazee firemen perform a practice run on how to ventilate roofs to let fire escape and held keep it away from firefighters and possible victims inside the structure.
Frazee firefighters are taking advantage of the fact that not all fire departments use allotted state funds. By actively seeking out unused dollars, the department has been able to put on seven additional training sessions.
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Brandon Christen earns Eagle Scout, builds garden for Ecumen


Brandon Christen received the Eagle Scout Award at a ceremony Dec. 6 at First Lutheran Church of Detroit Lakes.

Boy Scout Troop 646 of Detroit Lakes built a garden at Ecumen including (first row, kneeling) Elliot Musielewicz, Cody Christen, Ryan Musielewicz, Kalon Meyer, Jim Halver (adult volunteer), (back, from left) Brandon Christen, Matthew Christen, Jarrod Christen, Jeric Trusty, Ben Tjepkes, Adam Jaroszewski, Mark Christen and Korgen Halver, not pictured Mike and Jacob Lake.
Brandon Christen, son of Mark and Janel of Frazee, recently earned his Eagle Scout rank with Detroit Lakes Boy Scout Troop 646.
 
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2014 in Review: Vergas enacts EDA, creates strategic plan


In 2014, Vergas residents were told the post office window hours were going to be reduced.
ogressive year in 2014, as it created a city-wide strategic plan and formed an economic development authority (EDA).
 
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2014 in Review: More than 100 new subscribers

In 2014, the Frazee-Vergas Forum welcomed 105 new subscribers, with the majority being local residents.
 
Fifty new subscribers were Frazee residents, while nine new subscribers came from Vergas.
 
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FHS graduate publishes action-sci-fi novel


‘I thought (writing a novel) was a productive outlet to voice my views and observations of the world in a creative way.’ • Kyle Alcott

“I Am Partisan” is a novel by Frazee High School graduate Kyle Alcott.
Kyle Alcott remembers March 31, 2004 well. He learned, along with much of the U.S., that halfway around the globe four private contractors were murdered in Iraq as a crowd of people cheered the violent act.
 
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Florida native hired as dog handler for Streeper race team

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Chris Colon, a Florida native, is residing at the Streeper ranch in Osage and was hired as a dog handler for the season. Barbie Porter photo
Giving up 50 degree winters in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Chris Colon made his way to Minnesota’s north woods on a whim.
 

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