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  • Cemetery gets a facelift in Vergas 

    | Published on June 1, 2022 at 2:06pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Upgraded vet’s memorial to complement the new city memorial By Robert Williams Editor On the outskirts of Vergas, the city cemetery sits quietly overlooking the town, but commuters driving by and visitors who made a cemetery stop over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, got a much-improved view after recent changes.  ¶  While organizers put the finishing touches… Read More

  • Growth highlights annual Vergas EDA meeting

    | Published on June 1, 2022 at 1:46pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Robert Williams Editor Led by economic development and housing redevelopment authority president Kevin Zitzow, an array of speakers from EDA/HRA members to county and state officials discussed recent developments and the future growth of Vergas. “We had a pretty exciting last year,” Zitzow said. Zitzow discussed the EDA’s strategic planning that led to the city’s comprehensive plan… Read More

  • Lammers essential to growth in Vergas

    | Published on June 1, 2022 at 1:39pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Robert Williams Editor Julie Lammers is an easily recognizable face around Vergas, from playing a part in nearly every essential committee, as well as clerk and treasurer duties for the town. Lammers is an Otter Tail County native, having grown up in Fergus Falls before attending Moorhead State University where she earned a degree in office… Read More

  • GROW Frazee Vergas holding first event

    | Published on June 1, 2022 at 12:45pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Robert Williams Editor Since the Frazee-Vergas school district received a Positive Community Norms (PCN) grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services-Behavioral Health Division last July, a steering committee has spent the past 10 months training and learning how to utilize the funds to benefit youth in the surrounding community. The five-year grant, fiscally hosted by… Read More

  • Frazee women’s golf league opens season

    | Published on June 1, 2022 at 12:38pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Contributed photo On Wednesday, May 25 the Frazee Golf Course Ladies Group had their kick off golf season begin with a Best Ball tournament.  It was a cloudy cool 55 degrees but 10 ladies showed up to play.  The ladies play every Wednesday at 9 a.m. through Aug. 31.  The ladies group is a social… Read More

  • Vergas seeks input on comprehensive plan

    | Published on June 1, 2022 at 12:36pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Draft plan can be viewed online with the City of Vergas The City of Vergas is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan and is seeking community input to guide future planning efforts.  A comprehensive plan is an expression of a community’s vision for the future and a strategic map to reach that vision. Comprehensive planning is… Read More

  • Construction on Hwy 87 in Frazee begins May 31

    | Published on June 1, 2022 at 12:32pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    First phase of the project to begin in the City of Frazee Starting Tuesday, May 31, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will begin the first stages of construction on Highway 87 in the City of Frazee, between the south side of Highway 10 to North River Drive.  On May 31, Highway 87 will close from the north… Read More

  • Pop Up Shop vendors returning this summer

    | Published on June 1, 2022 at 12:26pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    EDA approves new face for Mahube building By Robert Williams Editor Frazee’s Pop Up Shop in-town vendor area will return this summer, according to a passed motion at this month’s meeting of the Frazee Economic Authority Tuesday, May 24. The open air farmer’s market and spot for food trucks have been in place downtown the past couple years,… Read More

  • LREC to host annual meeting on June 2

    | Published on June 1, 2022 at 12:26pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Satellite meeting location to be held at Frazee Event Center Lake Region Electric Cooperative (LREC) is celebrating 85 years with their members on June 2, during its annual meeting.  This year LREC is bringing a few changes to the annual meeting, including two additional satellite locations, along with the ability to livestream the event from a smart device…. Read More

  • Blood donors can win VIP trip to Graceland

    | Published on June 1, 2022 at 12:23pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Rock and roll up your sleeve to donate blood Elvis Presley is known for being the first global rock and roll icon. He was also a blood donor himself! While times have changed, the need for blood has not—donors can leave a lasting legacy themselves by making a lifesaving blood or platelet donation with the American… Read More

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