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Strawberries are ripe for the picking in Osage


The Sikkila Strawberry Farm in rural Osage has two weeks left for berry pickers to enjoy the locally-grown fruit. Photos by Barbie Porter

Chelsea Sikkila (right) tests a berry to make sure they’re ripe and delicious while her brothers fill pre-picked orders.
Locally grown strawberries are ready to be picked at Sikkila’s two-acre berry farm in rural Osage.
 
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Jane Doe of 31 years given name, coming home to Frazee family


Crystal Andersen (from left) holds a photograph of her mom Mary, who went missing in the 1980s. Crystal, along with her family members Wendy Ketter, Eileen Andersen, Debbie Korf and brother Joe Andersen (not pictured) have spent years searching for Mary, who was recently found through DNA testing. Photo by Barbie Porter

As a child, Mary held a birthday cake with what her mother called a common mischievous look. The family has only a few black and white photographs of her.
Scanning missing persons sites was a daily ritual for more than two decades for the Andersen family of Frazee.
 
Wed
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Red Willow to elementary path to cost $49,008


The Heartland Trail extension from the U.S. Highway 10 underpass to downtown Detroit Lakes is almost complete. Photo by Barbie Porter
The price tag for a path connecting the Red Willow Heights residential development to Frazee Elementary is $245,040.
 
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09
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Missing Frazee woman found 32 years later


Mary Lynn Andersen
Thirty-two years after Frazee native Mary Lynn Andersen disappeared, her family finally received closure.
 
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Anywhere Welding opens in Vergas

Jody Marquard
Jody Marquardt of rural Vergas has a trailer to house his welding equipment and more than 35 years of professional welding experience. Photo by Barbie Porter
Anywhere Welding recently opened in Vergas. The portable welding service covers a 20-mile radius, and beyond.
 
“I’ll go further than that, if they want to pay the mileage,” said owner Jody Marquardt.
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Computer store, repair office moves into Frazee’s old creamery building

Kevin Litzau
Kevin Litzau, owner of Toad River Technology, recently moved his business into 201 East Main Avenue and is offering specials, including the opportunity to win a wireless Microsoft keyboard and mouse. Photo by Barbie Porter
Toad River Technology is the first tenant from the Frazee Business Center to move into a Main Avenue storefront.
 
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Little turkey park makeover team to form

When the All In All building construction starts, the renovation of the little turkey park on the corner of Main Avenue and Lake Street may also begin.
 
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Growing number of long-distance bicyclists stop in Frazee

Butch Fletcher
Butch Fletcher rode through Frazee last week on his bicycle. The heating and air conditioning business owner is one of the growing number of long-distance riders stopping in town. Submitted photo
Signs of things to come rolled through Frazee last week on the wheels of Butch Fletcher.
 
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EDA signs purchase agreement, care center to own senior villa

The Frazee Economic Develop­ment Authority was reportedly offered $40,000 more for the Sunrise Senior Villa as well as a lifetime guarantee to keep it a senior housing facility, but didn’t consider the offer.
 
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Motocross practice track opens in Frazee


A motocross rider recently got in one last jump before a downpour of rain halted the action at the Indy 500 Race Park, which offers a practice track for motocross bikes, side-by-side ATVs and four-wheelers. Photo by Barbie Porter
High flying action with breathtaking jumps and heart-racing turns can be seen every Tuesday and  Thursday from 4-8 p.m. in Frazee.
 

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