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  • Viewing deer in boatville country

    | Published on November 22, 2021 at 5:17pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    The Yurho brothers were sitting in Smut’s Bar and ButcherShoppe Emporium, all four of them: Stinky, Coffee, Pinball, and Belkula. They were tightfistedly nursing  tap beers and watching through the big plate glass window over the bar as several men butchered their way through an assortment of deer. Only in Boatville does deer butchery become raised… Read More

  • John Cleese’s performance helps the big red dog

    | Published on November 22, 2021 at 4:58pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    As a child, I loved the colorful storybooks about Clifford the Big Red Dog. As a teenager, I … had nothing against the cartoon. As an adult working in Times Square, I despised having to spend several hours a day this past week standing across the street from a billboard depicting a dead-eyed CGI Clifford… Read More

  • A glimpse from the past

    | Published on November 22, 2021 at 4:56pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    5 years ago November 24, 2016 Frazee-Vergas Forum Inaccurate accounting practices reportedly are the reason for the Frazee Municipal Liquor Store profit loss during two consecutive years. During a special Frazee council meeting regarding the liquor store losses, it was brought up on how the liquor store is reimbursed for products used by the event center. Frazee… Read More

  • Mystery Photo

    | Published on November 22, 2021 at 4:55pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Above: This weeks mystery photo is of 4 young basketball players. Can you identify them? Do you have any fun or enjoyable stories to share about them? Call 334-3566 or email design@nymdispatch.com.  Below: Last week’s mystery photo was correctly identified as Alton Stearns by DeWayne Schaefer. The photo was taken along the Ottertail River.

  • Frazee-Vergas Forum aims to be hyper local champion of community

    | Published on November 22, 2021 at 4:36pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor At times, important information needs to be brought to the masses. When those moments arrive, the suggestion of putting it in the local newspaper is recommended.   Occasionally, someone states not everyone gets the paper. What a wonderful opportunity to give the gift that keeps giving all year long. Whether you know someone… Read More

  • Taking a moment to honor veterans

    | Published on November 17, 2021 at 2:11pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Photo by Barbie PorterThe Frazee-Vergas VFW hosted a Veteran’s Day ceremony in Frazee on Thursday, Nov. 11. Members of the local chapter participated in the event. Residents watched the event on Main Avenue. After the ceremony, the veterans and their families were invited into the VFW for lunch.

  • Council closes two alleys until spring

    | Published on November 17, 2021 at 2:09pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Easement request granted to developers of new downtown Vergas building By Barbie Porter Editor  Vergas will have a few less alley ways, at least until spring.    During the monthly Vergas City Council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 9 a request was made to close the two alleys abutting the new construction at 105 Main Street. Vergas Ford… Read More

  • Emergency repair to Vergas water plant addressed

    | Published on November 17, 2021 at 2:03pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor  The Vergas City Council addressed an emergency at the water plant, which comes with a costly expense. During its monthly city council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 9, the recommendations from the sewer and water committee were reviewed. The committee includes Councilman Logan Dahlgren and Councilwoman Natalie Fischer, as well as the city’s Utilities… Read More

  • Sonnenberg’s Navy career comes to a close

    | Published on November 17, 2021 at 2:00pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Master Diver’s career celebrated in Frazee By Barbie Porter Editor  After a long career with the Navy, Mike Sonnenberg is ready to return to civilian life.  To celebrate the veteran, his family hosted a ceremony at the Frazee-Vergas VFW this past weekend. Sonnenberg thanked his family for organizing the event, noting it meant a great deal to him. He shared his… Read More

  • Construction continues on new Vergas business

    | Published on November 17, 2021 at 12:41pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Photo by Barbie PorterThe exterior of the Summers Construction and Design Center building’s exterior is nearing completion. The business is located downtown Vergas and will feature real estate through Re/Max Lakes Region, flooring, cabinets, spray foam insulation and more.

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