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  • Festival of Trees kicks off holiday season

    | Published on November 22, 2022 at 1:48pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Photo by Robert Williams, contributed The Vergas Community Club had the Event Center decorated for the holidays during the first Festival of Trees. The fundraiser presented creatively-themed Christmas trees and seasonal wreaths for auction (below). Everything was sold with many of the trees purchased for display at local businesses with one part bidding and winning nine… Read More

  • Tensions rise at school board meeting

    | Published on November 22, 2022 at 1:46pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Complaints about bullying and lack of CTE classes By Robert Willams Editor A group of 25 parents and students attended the Frazee-Vergas School Board meeting on Monday, Nov. 14, and tensions rose over a short gathering of 25 minutes with the topics of bullying and harassment, along with a lack of Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes,… Read More

  • Hamm sisters return to state swim meet

    | Published on November 22, 2022 at 1:44pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher The Hamm family was more-than a little busy last week as they traveled to the Twin Cities for the state swim meet. For the second straight year, Hope and Faith Hamm competed at the state swim meet at the University of Minnesota.  The sisters compete for the Detroit Lakes swim team as part of… Read More

  • Businesses recognized in Frazee

    | Published on November 22, 2022 at 1:03pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Chamber, EDA cut ribbons at five locations By Robert Williams Editor Members of the Frazee Economic Development Authority, the Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce, mayor elect Mark Flemmer and others celebrated five new businesses which have opened up or moved to a new location downtown during 2022. Business owners and employees held brief interviews with Hank Ludtke for… Read More

  • Small Town Christmas set for Saturday

    | Published on November 22, 2022 at 12:58pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Santa Claus to visit local children in Vergas By Chad Koenen Publisher The city of Vergas will transform into a winter wonderland straight out of a holiday movie on Saturday.  The annual Small Town Christmas celebration will be held in downtown Vergas from 2:30-5 p.m. and feature everything from a Live Nativity to fire pits on Main Street to… Read More

  • Townline Road easement issues persisting

    | Published on November 22, 2022 at 12:51pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Eminent domain discussed by council By Robert Willams Editor A lack of agreement from particular residents on Townline Road continued discussions on easements, an issue that has been going on far too long for city officials.  ¶  While residents on the west side of the road have accepted the easements and are ready to proceed, some residents… Read More

  • Sanford Health and Fairview Health Services to combine

    | Published on November 22, 2022 at 12:48pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Organizations sign a letter of intent Sanford Health, the largest rural health system in the United States, and Fairview Health Services, one of the leading providers of health care in Minnesota, have signed a non-binding letter of intent to combine and create a new health system. Together, the combined system will bring together Sanford Health’s experience serving… Read More

  • Local Lions Clubs host Veterans Appreciation Dinner

    | Published on November 22, 2022 at 12:48pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Quilts of Valor presented to 13 veterans By Robert Willams Editor The fifth annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner and Program was held on Wednesday, Nov. 16, in front of a packed house at the Frazee Event Center. The event is sponsored by the area Lions clubs from Vergas, Frazee, Wolf Lake and the newly-established 4 Corners club. The 4… Read More

  • Second graders share how to make a Thanksgiving turkey

    | Published on November 22, 2022 at 12:44pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Shana Schwanís class Gavin Ingredients: secen, ingekter, turkey, butter, oiel, chees, shreded chees, spray Recipe: Frist, you will cook it at 5 min at 7 dugres. Next, you will cook it a little more, then you will cook and you will check it if is reddy. Last you tock it out of what you war doing when… Read More

  • Mayer harvests a buck during his first year hunting

    | Published on November 22, 2022 at 12:44pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Contributed photo Brody Mayer, 10, bagged a buck during his first year hunting with his grandpa Mike Summers.

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