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  • Bongards takes first at regional competition

    | Published on September 16, 2021 at 4:25pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor As summer comes to a close, Bongards rolls the big cheese out for competitions. This year, the premium cheese making company with a factory and store in Perham, earned top honors in the Cheddar Block competition with a near perfect score.  Every day Bongards uses enough milk to fill nearly 6,000 bathtubs. With… Read More

  • Commercial building plans unveiled in Vergas

    | Published on September 16, 2021 at 3:52pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Ditterich Family Farm to open grocery store; workout facility and salon in the works By Barbie Porter Editor There was a buzz around Vergas as the former supermarket came down last week. People have caught wind about the businesses that will be filling the commercial spaces. “It all evolved quickly,” said Jeff Zitzow. “We (his wife Wendy and… Read More

  • Tractor collection grows for Aho family

    | Published on September 16, 2021 at 3:51pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Aho adds to his refurbished John Deere Tractor collection By Barbie Porter Editor ith every farm, the story of a family grows deep as roots in the land. Some have built a lineage of premium livestock and others crops. While the Ahos near Toad Lake tackle both cattle and crops, Andy Aho took it a step further…. Read More

  • Welcome back Hornets

    | Published on September 16, 2021 at 3:50pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Photo by Barbie Porter The Hornets returned to the Frazee-Vergas Elementary and high school on Tuesday, Sept. 7. Back to school pictures can be found starting on page 11.

  • Kropuenske family asks for prayers

    | Published on September 16, 2021 at 3:48pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    After blacking out while driving, Frazee man finds out why By Barbie Porter Editor Months ago Jason Kropuenske was driving his truck on U.S. Highway 10 when he blacked out. He drove through the median, crossed the west bound lane, drove over a bike path and continued on until he hit trees. “I was talking to my wife… Read More

  • New business makes mornings sweeter

    | Published on September 16, 2021 at 3:47pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Daughter of Frazee resident opens DL Cakes & Bakes By Barbie Porter Editor Detroit Lakes Cakes & Bakes has made the lakes area even sweeter.  Daily, The crew at the family-owned bakery gets up at the crack of dawn. Smells of fresh baked breakfast items fill the building as customers walk through the door.  “All our items are baked,”… Read More

  • FPC discusses residential development opportunity

    | Published on September 16, 2021 at 3:46pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Proposed insurance building renovations discussed in downtown Frazee By Barbie Porter Editor The Frazee Planning Commission that asked for input on how acreage Becker County owns would be used. Becker County Economic Development Coordinator Guy Fischer  informed the group that the county owns about 16 acres with about 10 acres being developable property. He said the county sold… Read More

  • Frazee highway sign modifications discussed

    | Published on September 16, 2021 at 3:40pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Historical plaque offered to Frazee By Barbie Porter Editor The Frazee welcome sign along U.S. Highway 10 between the two turkey town and Perham was discussed during a special council meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 8, as well as the initial tax levy. The council requested the artists working on the sign make some changes, and more may be suggested,… Read More

  • FFA hosts last community picnic of the season

    | Published on September 16, 2021 at 3:22pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    The Frazee-Vergas FFA chapter held the season-ending picnic on Main Avenue as a fundraiser in front of United Community Bank in Frazee. President Chelsy Hofer and Vice President Trevor Hockett cooked up the food for visitors.

  • Lumber prices return to normal, steel remains high

    | Published on September 16, 2021 at 3:16pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor The COVID-19 pandemic put a halt on lumber production, which resulted in increased prices where demand was high and supply was low. Lumber was one of those items that saw prices increase tenfold. Kent Ketter from OK Lumber in Frazee said when lumber was at its peak price, costs doubled, and remained high… Read More

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