5 years ago

September 8, 2016

Frazee-Vergas Forum

The Frazee Economic Development Authority is considering spending around $60,000 to purchase two properties on Main Avenue so they can be demolished. The two properties being considered are owned by Matthew Branstad and Patrick Furey. There are many aspects to look into and deeper discussions to be had before possibly making the decision at its next meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 27 at noon in the Frazee Fire Hall. 

The Frazee EDA unanimously agreed to recommend the city council move forward with the renewable energy project presented by Juhl Energy at its monthly meeting, Tuesday, August 30. 

The Frazee Sportsman’s Club presented a $2,000 check to the Early Childhood Family Education staff for the outdoor learning center. 

25 years ago

September 5, 1996

Frazee Forum

The Palace Café closed Friday and reopened Wednesday morning under new ownership. Jeff and Peggy Haugrud, of rural Audubon, owners of Peggy Lou’s Drive Inn at Lake Park and Peggy Lou’s Family Restaurant in Audubon, are in the process of working out a purchase agreement with owners Eileen and Wilfred Andersen of Frazee. The Haugrud’s have named the new business The Palace and have made changes to the menu and pricing along with changing the hours they will be open. A few other changes will be coming soon. 

For the 13th year, Kraig Ketter is getting ready to spend a month handling about a thousand pounds of wild rice daily. Kraig will work hands-on with the rice to take it from the stage of green rice- after it’s brought in by ricers- to finished rice, when it’s ready for use n the kitchen. 100 pounds of green rice yields an average of 40 pounds of finished rice. After the process of cleaning ,hulling and parching some of the finished rice is shipped to locations all over the country. All told, Kraig usually finishes anywhere between 5,000 and 15,000 pounds of rice per year.

50 years ago

September 9, 1971

Frazee Forum

Work is planned this fall and next spring on 6 ½ miles of four-lane roadway on U.S. Highway 10 near Frazee. The segment of road to be constructed is from 1 ½ miles east of Frazee where the four lane now ends to a point 3 ½ miles northwest of U.S. 10’s intersection with Minnesota 78 on Perham. When completed the U.S. 10 four lane roadway will be completed from Moorhead to northwest of Perham. 

Donald Numedahl, 34, Detroit Lakes, was found dead underneath his car in a parking area along Minnesota Highway 34 last Thursday morning. His car appeared to have left eastbound Highway 34 eight miles north of Frazee at the intersection of the state highway and Becker County Road 29. The car went in the ditch and stopped in a large paring area at the John Sandberg residence. It appears he lost control of the car and was thrown out of the vehicle and then was struck by the car. Mrs. Sandberg found the body about 9:30 a.m.