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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.
 
Tue
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Homeless dog may soon help veterans with PTSD

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Cindy Johnson of Little Toad Lake recently visited with Mara, a homeless dog that had given birth to a litter. Of the five pups in her litter, only two survived thanks to the help of Johnson and the Marshmallow Foundation of Detroit Lakes. Barbie Porter photo
Up until a few weeks ago, Mara was a homeless mother of a newborn litter. After a search party saved the lives of her pups, the golden-lab mix is now poised to return the love that has been shown to her.
 
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Rodney Hanson shares personal history


Rodney Hanson displays the recording device he and his twin brother used while Rodney was in the service to send messages to family and friends.
Those who have ever stopped at Hanson's Plumbing and Heating in Vergas know that it holds a lot of history in the comfortably-filled walls. 
 
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Frazee Area Community Club makes plans for 2015

Plows were out in full force while crowds gathered to watch the parade resulting in another successful Snowplow Parade Dec. 6 for the Frazee Area Community Club (FACC).
 
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Frazee scouts grows to 45 members


Venture Crew members (from left) Ashley Wallace, Megan Jensen, Boy Scout Tory Fleming, Cub Scout Phillip Vogel, co-advisor of the Venture Crew Rhonda Fleming and Boy Scoutmaster Richard Fleming recently marched in the Fargo Veteran’s Day parade.

Richard Fleming and Angie Vogel, Frazee scout leaders, report a large increase in numbers for the local program.
The Frazee scout program has boomed with a total of 45 scouts in the program at different levels, according to scoutmasters Angie Vogel and Richard Fleming.
 

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