5 years ago

Frazee-Vergas Forum

January 25, 2018

The City of Frazee received $1.28 million in grant funding in 2017. The largest sum, $1.27 million, came from the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority because of a grant written by City Administrator Denise Anderson and an Ulteig Engineer. The funds for the grant covered $455,067 in water infrastructure costs for business development along Maple Avenue and Fourth Street SW.

An inaugural ice fishing derby will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 12-4 p.m. thanks to the Frazee Sportsman Club. Ryan Pierce, vice president of Frazee Sportsman Club, recalled after last year’s Eagle Lake Tumble fishing derby the organizer stated it would be his last year hosting the event. “We wanted to host an event that was about developing community, and so we decided to pick it up,” Pierce said. “The tournaments around have high entry fees, and we wanted to offer something small and geared toward people who live here.”

25 years ago

Frazee Forum

January 22, 1998

Mild temps mean open water in the area streams and frequent snow showers. The winter of 1997-98 has been a complete turn around from the past three years.

College courses on the Internet have the potential to open up a new can of worms for local school districts. With this in mind, members of the Frazee School Board took somewhat of a wait-and-see approach in establishing policy on the issue. Three Frazee High School seniors asked the board at its Monday meeting if they could use the school’s computer facilities to enroll in a college course offered via Internet from the University of Minnesota Morris.

The Frazee Economic Development Authority decided on Monday to accept offers on the bank building until Friday, Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. The bank building, located on the corner of Lake Street and Main Avenue, was given to the city Jan. 1 by United Community Bank. The EDA has control of the building and sale proceeds will be used to enhance the EDA’s budget.

The $115,000 bond issue for the new Frazee city shop addition is on hold until mechanical specifications and additional work quotes can be received. During a special Frazee City Council and Economic Development meeting Monday night, the council voted to review additional quotes on the project before applying for a bond issue.

50 years ago

Frazee Forum

January 25, 1973

The Frazee High School Ag. Dept. is offering an adult evening course in small engine repair and maintenance and advanced welding. The small engine class will cover basic fundamental engine operation of small engines and continue through to engine overhaul. The class will start on snowmobile engines and then on to common lawn mower types. The course will be held one night a week for about ten weeks. The welding course is designed for people who have some knowledge of welding, but feel they could use some additional instruction or help. This course will be held one night a week also for about six weeks in length.

The Becker-Clay County Special Education Cooperative, which serves the eight school districts of Audubon, Barnesville, Detroit Lakes, Frazee, Glyndon-Felton, Hawley, Lake Park, and Ulen-Hitterdal, has currently signed an agreement under joint powers to establish the Becker-Clay County Special Education Cooperative as an entity in itself. For the past 4 1/2 years the Becker-Clay County Special Education Cooperative has been under the host school district, Detroit Lakes, but on January 11, 1973, at the Career Education Center (Project Serve) in Audubon, this special education cooperative was set up with the same operation procedures as that of a school district. The only difference is that it does not have any taxing power.