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  • Locally made turtle bags stir up emotions

    | Published on March 3, 2021 at 1:01pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor A post on an area swap and shop site created quite a stir recently, and even threats.  The post advertised a bag made of turtle shells. The  person who made the original post was Vicky Carrier, the owner of Vicky’s Sweet Pickens in Detroit Lakes. While she offers artwork of all kinds in… Read More

  • Schmid takes top honor at district art competition

    | Published on March 3, 2021 at 12:58pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor Lauryn Schmid recently took top honors at a district art competition. Schmid’s journey to the top began with her sixth grade classmates at Frazee Elementary. Students were invited by local Lions Clubs to perpetuate in the annual peace poster contest.  They were given a theme, “Peace through Service.” Of 60 entries received, Schmid took… Read More

  • Students create dance routines

    | Published on March 3, 2021 at 12:57pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor The Frazee High School dance teams have become known state wide for producing captivating dances in both high kick and jazz. What many may not know  is the dancers often help choreograph the performance. Braylee Riewer and McKenzie Wake said this year the chorography has been more of the responsibility of the dancers,… Read More

  • Time to burn of the quarantine 15

    | Published on March 3, 2021 at 12:55pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor The Perham Area Community Center has positioned itself to roll into the post-COVID-19 era with an upgraded facility that will better serve communities in the surrounding area. “The project has been worked on the past three-to-four years,” said Leigh Shebeck, PACC executive director, who expects the work will begin in April, depending… Read More

  • From noose to golden goose

    | Published on March 3, 2021 at 12:54pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor Years of hard work has paid off for the Frazee Economic Development Authority (EDA) as the Red Willow Height development is nearly at full capacity. The development that offers modern homes began with 18 lots in 2003. The Frazee Electric Partnership, owned by Paul Thon, Frazee, and Lowell Bradbury, Vergas, saw potential… Read More

  • Welcome back, fun

    | Published on March 3, 2021 at 12:53pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor The summer celebrations in area communities are gearing up to make a return after a hiatus due to COVID-19. During the Frazee Economic Development meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 23, Frazee Community Club member Mark Flemmer said the inaugural  weekly parade and all-around fun night in Frazee will get a second chance.  The idea sprung… Read More

  • Countdown to detours begins

    | Published on March 3, 2021 at 12:52pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor Construction season is inching closer and soon detour signs will go up near Frazee. As soon as weather allows, work on the Otter Tail River bridge will begin. For several years, Minnesota Department of Transportation has been planning the State Highway 87 project in two phases. The first phase is estimated to… Read More

  • The Lavish Loon to open in Vergas

    | Published on March 3, 2021 at 12:50pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor Vergas will soon be welcoming The Lavish Loon, a new retail business on Main Street. Sarah Wacker is hoping to open by early spring. “I take possession of the building on April 1,” she said. “I’m trying to be organized and plan ahead so once I get in the building I can get… Read More

  • Fly Girls take first at section jazz competition

    | Published on March 3, 2021 at 12:40pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Photos by Chad Koenen One year after taking third place in both high kick and jazz at the state dance meet, the Frazee Fly Girls will be making a return to state after placing first in jazz (above) at the section meet on Saturday. The state dance meet for jazz is scheduled for Friday, March 12… Read More

  • Historical artifact, unique items up for bid

    | Published on February 24, 2021 at 10:14am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor An authenticated artifact will be up for bid this weekend. A silver coin dating back to the time of Christ will be one of the many items at the silent auction on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 3-7 p.m. at the Northwoods Harvest Barn Cowboy Church, 39410 State Highway 34, Detroit Lakes. Other… Read More

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