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  • Rural Frazee man makes history at Roger Maris

    | Published on January 25, 2022 at 4:19pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Erickson battles blood cancer, is first person to receive specialized transfusion at Roger Maris By Barbie Porter Editor  Eric Erickson of rural Frazee was the first patient ever to receive a bone marrow transplant at Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center. “They told me up front they may not be ready for a transplant, but I could start there,”… Read More

  • Matejka is elected Frazee Fire Chief

    | Published on January 25, 2022 at 4:14pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    New chief hopes to increase number of volunteers on fire department By Barbie Porter Editor  Nathan Matejka was recently elected as the new fire chief for the Frazee Fire Department. Matejka joined the department in 2004. He had deep respect for his aunt and uncle, who also served on a fire department in Ottertail, Minn.  “All my life I looked… Read More

  • New stat panels installed at Frazee School

    | Published on January 25, 2022 at 4:13pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Sponsorship opportunities still available By Chad Koenen Publisher Have you ever wondered how many points your favorite player has scored while attending a game at Frazee High School? How about how close they are to fouling out, or if they are nearing double digits in kills in volleyball? Thanks to a new addition in the high school… Read More

  • DNR seeks to fill 200 internships

    | Published on January 25, 2022 at 3:26pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Application deadline is February 7 The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is looking for passionate and dedicated students interested in learning more about possible careers with the DNR through paid summer internship opportunities. DNR summer interns will not only gain valuable experience and training, but also will help the agency create a healthy, sustainable, and livable Minnesota… Read More

  • COVID-19 tests now covered by health plans

    | Published on January 25, 2022 at 3:26pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Costs for at-home COVID-19 tests are now required to be covered by health plans offered by insurance companies, employers and groups under actions taken by the Biden Administration to expand Americans’ access to free COVID-19 testing. It is important for Minnesota consumers to follow guidelines in order to get the costs covered by a health plan. … Read More

  • Start of ice fishing season has been different for tracking fish

    | Published on January 25, 2022 at 3:25pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Chill Fishing Report Cody Hill This year has been a head scratcher and has me using the ION searching for fish, but here’s what I have found so far.  We are finding perch in normal walleye spots.  We are finding walleyes in our normal crappie holes.  Oh, and we cannot forget we are finding bluegills roaming… Read More

  • Nelson filled with gratitude before ending tenure as fire chief

    | Published on January 19, 2022 at 11:34am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Frazee fire chief will remain on local department By Barbie Porter Editor Joe Nelson recently stepped down from his position as Frazee Fire Chief, but his legacy will be known for years to come. During his tenure in the leadership role, the fire department brought home a new fire engine and outfitted it with all of the necessary… Read More

  • Bruhn reflects on year behind, looks to year ahead

    | Published on January 19, 2022 at 11:31am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Vergas starts 2022 with much to do By Barbie Porter Editor Vergas Mayor Julie Bruhn gave her annual address to open the Vergas City Council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 11. She expressed gratitude for progress the city made and looked forward to ground to be gained in 2022. Bruhn said in her first year as being the city’s mayor… Read More

  • Off campus lunch considered at Frazee High

    | Published on January 19, 2022 at 11:29am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Lunch for grades 9-11 may remain closed By Barbie Porter Editor Frazee High School seniors may have an option to spend lunch outside of the building. During its monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 10, Frazee High School Principal Anna Potvin said the topic had been discussed with some staff. The team leading the discussion recommended the board consider providing… Read More

  • New group forms in lakes area for elite military branch

    | Published on January 19, 2022 at 11:27am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Marines unite to share experience in military By Barbie Porter Editor  Marines in the lakes area have started a group where stories can be shared with those who lived through similar experiences. Rural Frazee Marine veteran Scott Hilde said the concept began when a few members of the elite military force were enjoying a drink. One suggested starting a… Read More

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