5 years ago

Frazee-Vergas Forum

April 30, 2019

The Baer building on the corner of Lake Street and Main Avenue in Frazee will soon be under new ownership. A purchase agreement for the former pub dubbed the Hostel Hornet, was signed recently, giving ownership to the non-profit CornerStone group with an expected closing date in July. Karen Pifher divulged the plan is to keep the apartments above the facility and the rest of the building would have a healthy food bistro, coffee shop and youth gathering place or rec. center.

Randy Rosentreter was hauling grain on a route he’d driven many times before, but what happened on Wednesday, April 24, he hopes was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The 65-year-old Vergas dairy farmer had turned onto U.S. Highway 10 and picked up speed as he headed eastbound in his 1997 Chevy C-Series, which had a full load. It was bout 8:30 a.m. “I was by Luce,” said Rosentreter. “I definitely felt the hit; the impact blew the back window out of the cab.” A 2002 Chevy Silverado driven by 24-year-old Andrew Perala of New York Mills had rear ended Rosentreter’s straight truck. Rosentreter said everything that followed seemed to happen in just a few minutes—the truck caught fire and the vehicle behind Perala pulled over; two men popped out and provided assistance to the young man. One of the men who stopped to help Perala owns Foam Solutions in Vergas, and the other is an employee. Perala, who was wearing a seatbelt, was taken to Sanford Health in Fargo, where he remained as of Friday, April 26. His father stated his son is recovering from a compound fracture to his right leg, a broken sternum and contusion to his lungs.

25 years ago

Frazee Forum

April 29, 1999

Bethlehem Lutheran kids cleanup trash—Katrina Umanah, 13, was among Bethlehem Lutheran Church youth who pitched in to help give Frazee a spring face lift Saturday. She and her friends were involved in the city-wide clean-up as one of their service projects. They cleaned up trash in several areas in town, including along the railroad tracks. She is the daughter of Renee Larson, Frazee.

A trade committee was formed at an organizational meeting last Wednesday geared to provide a collective voice for Frazee business. The Frazee Community Club’s Community Pride Committee hosted the meeting at the White Pine Room. Over 30 people attended, representing 23 businesses. One of the main concerns aired at the meeting was the need for a collective effort to keep the impacts of the Main Avenue street repair project to a minimum.

Quantum Manufacturing is one step closer to opening its new business in Frazee. At Tuesday’s Becker County Commission meeting, approval was given for a month-to-month lease for Quantum. The dollar amount is yet to be determined and is dependent upon costs of getting the building in shape for a renter, said Becker County Economic Developer Al Roder. Quantum plans to manufacture custom machine parts.

50 years ago

Frazee Forum

May 2, 1974

Heart O’Lakes VFW Auxiliary recently presented a new flag to the Lakes Vocational Center for use at the Vergas school building, used by area high school students for part of the vocational training program. Mrs. Barbara Illg, representing the Ladies Auxiliary, presented the flag to Mr. Cliff Clauson, director of the Lakes Vocational Center.

A dog vaccination clinic will be held in Frazee on Saturday, May 4 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Fire Hall. The charge for the rabies shot is $4.25. Dogs from the rural Frazee area may also be brought in for the rabies protection shot. Dog owners in Frazee may also purchase licenses for their pets at this time; or at the City Office until Wednesday, May 15. The license fee is $3 for females and $2 for male. All dogs in Frazee must be licensed and protected against rabies.