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Just a Derm Minute: Fishing opener: Ice won’t just be in coolers


A freelance writer and photographer, John Dermody has been a resident of Frazee for more than 20 years. His interests include books, politics, education, music, sports and working to improve the community.

 Here’s the mystery question for nine days from now: “Will avid anglers launch boats in their quest for walleyes, or will they simply haul ice augers to lakes and forget the idea of trolling?”

 Let’s hope the lakes are open … soon.

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Letter: Proposed tax hikes would affect us all


Rep. Bud Nornes, R- Fergus Falls

 We have spent many hours on the House floor recently, discussing various bills authored by the Democrat majority that would comprise our state’s spending – and taxing – for the next two years.

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May
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Letter: Barbershop singers say thanks

 Our Heart O’ Lakes Harmony Men’s Barbershop Chorus recently presented our spring show “The Cotton Club” at the Kennedy Auditorium in Fergus Falls and at the Historic Holmes Theater in Detroit Lakes.

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May
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So Ike Says: History of Frazee – The year 1879


Albert (Ike) Fischer was born June 12, 1921, in Frazee where he grew up and attended school. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II he returned to the family farm near Frazee. He married Larene Haas. Their daughter Lori and son-in-law Don Thorp, Frazee, have two sons, Martin and Roger, and now live on the family farm while Ike and Larene reside in town.

 The editor of the Detroit Weekly Record visited Frazee to see how the residents celebrated Christmas and reported the following.

Wed
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Terror in Boston: a Frazee graduate’s story


People ran towards the 26th mile marker in downtown Boston before the explosions ended the race. Photo by Samantha Laine

 To put it into perspective, Marathon Monday is to Boston what Turkey Days is to Frazee (plus or minus a million people). Everyone goes crazy, and it’s a time of community and fun that people look forward to all year.

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Letter: Community supports robotics, school should offer more hands-on classes

Dear Editor:

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Apr
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Gale Force Winds: Spring! Seeing is believing


Gale, and her husband Delair, are publishers of the Frazee-Vergas Forum. Gale works in advertising sales, paginates pages and edits the paper. Her favorite hobby is horseback riding, followed by photography and fishing.

 Well, maybe spring will actually occur this weekend.

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Just a Derm Minute: Continue Overall People’s Surveillance (COPS)


A freelance writer and photographer, John Dermody has been a resident of Frazee for more than 20 years. His interests include books, politics, education, music, sports and working to improve the community.

 I’ve had mixed feelings the last few years concerning the use of cameras for surveillance. But I’ve tempered my view after what transpired in Boston over the last few days.

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Cally’s Corner: It’s been a long winter


Cally and husband Darby Nundahl live in rural Frazee and have six children. Cally enjoys spending time with family and friends, quilting, writing, painting, the outdoors and the country life. She is a writer, photographer, typesetter and proofreader for the Frazee-Vergas Forum.

 The recent snowfall Sunday made it seem as though winter will never end. Big heavy beautiful flakes floated down from the sky into the morning and continued into the afternoon.

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So Ike Says: History of Frazee – 1875 to 1878


Albert (Ike) Fischer was born June 12, 1921, in Frazee where he grew up and attended school. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II he returned to the family farm near Frazee. He married Larene Haas. Their daughter Lori and son-in-law Don Thorp, Frazee, have two sons, Martin and Roger, and now live on the family farm while Ike and Larene reside in town.

 June 16, 1875 the following article was published in the Detroit Weekly Record.

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