5 years ago

Frazee-Vergas Forum

March 26, 2019

Nate LaCoursiere was recently appointed to the Commission on Judicial Selection by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. The 1998 Frazee High School graduate said a call went out for people to submit applications to be part of the commission. The commission makes recommendations to the governor when there is a vacancy in district trial courts and the workers’ compensation court of appeals.

Frazee High School students performed the musical, Mamma Mia! and had a great turnout for the two night shows and the one matinee performance.

Frazee residents Mark and Dawn Flemmer returned to their home near the elementary school on Tuesday, March 19 to find the basement filling with water. “We were in Fargo that day, and decided to stop in Detroit Lakes to eat,” Flemmer said. “We got home later that night and found a surprise.” At first the Flemmers thought water may have leaked in from a basement window due to melting snow. “But when I got to the back bedroom I smelled it,” he said. “It was the sewer backing up.”

25 years ago

Frazee Forum

March 25, 1999

An overwhelming majority passed the two liquor issues in the special Frazee city election Tuesday. The issue of Sunday liquor passed by 85 percent, with 220 voting yes, and 37 voting no. The issue of allowing more liquor licenses in the city, for restaurants and hotels, passed by a 91 percent majority, with 234 voting yes and 22 no. Of 573 registered voters, 257 voted. The election, estimated to cost $1,000 was prompted by Chuck and Brenda Minge, who want to open Carlitos Cantina and Mexican Restaurant on Main Avenue in mid-April. They felt full liquor service was essential to the new business.

Frazee-Vergas School District might have a section of all-day/every-day kindergarten next year. The possibility was discussed at Monday’s meeting of the Frazee School Board. Kindergarten teachers Tanya Mahoney, Julie Wirth and Sheila Jepson explained the concept. The board gave the go-ahead to continue researching the concept.

Frazee-Vergas High School Snowball royalty for 1999, crowned Friday are Queen Sarah Stockstrom, King Rusty Hammer, Prince Josh Moses and Princess Mackenzie Aho.

Imagine the surprise one might feel when they take their first breath of morning air and see a buffalo in the sunrise. That experience happened to Monaya Brooks Schlaich at 7 Tuesday morning at her home northwest of Frazee. Straight on, it looked like a man with a fur coat, Monaya said. Once it made the curve though, Monaya was very surprised when she discovered it was a buffalo. The Becker County Sheriff’s Department reports the buffalo belongs to Roger Klemm, who lives about three miles from where the animal was spotted. The department notified Klemm about the buffalo sighting.

50 years ago

Frazee Forum

March 28, 1974

The Frazee Mrs. Jaycees will be collecting newspapers and magazines on Saturday, March 30, starting at 12 noon. The area within the city limits will be covered. Those wishing to have old newspapers and magazines picked up should place them on the curb in flat bundles of about 30 newspapers or 15 magazines tied with twine or cord. Those outside the collection area are urged to bring their paper to the former Creamery building between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday. Anyone unable to place bundles on the curb is asked to leave their porch light on and the collectors will pick them up. The Mrs. Jaycees will sell the paper to be recycled for insulation. Proceeds will be used for community projects.