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  • Local investor shares experiences in stock market

    | Published on February 3, 2021 at 8:49am EST Chad Koenen| Author: Chad Koenen

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    experiences in stock market By Barbie Porter Editor The mention of GameStop  stock may put the fear of God into some, and the joy of Jesus into another. The stock was struggling  and hedge fund investors on Wall Street decided it was time to conduct short sales. Basically, the stock is sold, then after it drops, it is… Read More

  • Family calls for prayers to help uplift injured son

    | Published on February 3, 2021 at 8:47am EST Chad Koenen| Author: Chad Koenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor Karen Mitchell’s phone rang in the early hours of Jan. 23. The person on the other end made one of her biggest fears a reality. “My son (Lucas Shawstad) had been in an accident and was being air lifted to a larger hospital,” she explained on her son’s CaringBridge site, which Karen gave… Read More

  • Bruhn becomes first female mayor of Vergas

    | Published on February 3, 2021 at 8:45am EST Chad Koenen| Author: Chad Koenen

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    Longtime resident is third member of her family to serve as mayor By Barbie Porter Editor When Julie Bruhn was elected Mayor of Vergas, she became the first female in the city’s history to hold the position. The decision to run for the council, and then mayor had little to do with making history for Bruhn. Instead, she wanted… Read More

  • Wannigan Park master plan gets review assistance

    | Published on February 3, 2021 at 8:43am EST Chad Koenen| Author: Chad Koenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor The Wannigan Regional Park Committee is fine-tuning its master plan with the graciousness from Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission. During the committee meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 26, National Park Service Outdoor Recreational Planner Holly Larson said a representative from the regional park commission offered to review the plan and provide… Read More

  • Grants may help pay for Vergas comp plan

    | Published on February 3, 2021 at 8:42am EST Chad Koenen| Author: Chad Koenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor The Vergas Planning Commission will recommend the city council start the process of seeking grants for the city’s comprehensive plan. The comprehensive plan is a master plan for a city that provides defined goals for all activities that affect local government. The process generally takes months, and includes public input. During its monthly meeting… Read More

  • Ice skating rink being considered in Vergas

    | Published on February 3, 2021 at 8:41am EST Chad Koenen| Author: Chad Koenen

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    Board requests no snowmobiling signs for paved path  By Barbie Porter Editor The Vergas Park Board has its eye on bringing a skating rink to town next year. During its monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 21 the group discussed clearing a section of ice near the city beach to allow for people to enjoy the winter activity… Read More

  • Committees talk about re-branding Frazee

    | Published on February 3, 2021 at 8:39am EST Chad Koenen| Author: Chad Koenen

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    Support for multi-family housing units expressed By Barbie Porter Editor Members of the Frazee Economic Development Authority and Frazee Planning Commission would like the city to reintroduce itself. The vision for tomorrow’s Frazee would be one willing to work with multi-housing unit developers. Members of the two entities met on Tuesday, Jan. 26, and at the forefront of… Read More

  • EDA pursues warm welcome for businesses

    | Published on February 3, 2021 at 8:38am EST Chad Koenen| Author: Chad Koenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor More effort may be designated to creating a welcoming atmosphere for business owners in downtown Frazee.  During the dual meeting with the Frazee Economic Development Authority and  the Frazee Planning Commission, the group discussed offering a survey to the business owners. The survey would help pinpoint where the EDA could provide support to… Read More

  • Beaty joins pro rodeo circuit

    | Published on February 3, 2021 at 8:20am EST Chad Koenen| Author: Chad Koenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor Every day is a rodeo for Blaine Beaty, and it is one sweet life. The 2017 Frazee High School graduate has joined the professional rodeo  circuit and in doing so, achieved a life-long dream.  Beaty explained that when he was a child his goal was to ride bulls in a pro arena. While in… Read More

  • ‘I put on a show’

    | Published on January 26, 2021 at 6:35pm EST Chad Koenen| Author: Chad Koenen

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    Frazee woman shares how trauma led to drinking and a hard look in the mirror By Barbie Porter Editor There is no time like the present to face fears, accept faults and become a better version of oneself. For Karen Pifher that meant putting down the bottle.  The Frazee resident is well-known in the community for… Read More

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