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  • CornerStone looks to rezone building to C-2

    | Published on January 13, 2021 at 1:25pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Parcel division along Walnut Ave. approved By Barbie Porter Editor The Frazee Planning Commission recommended the city council moves forward with giving the former Methodist Church a new zoning classification. The building on the corner of Birch Avenue and Second Street Northwest is currently zoned R-1, which is single family residential. The block the building is on also includes… Read More

  • COVID-19 vaccinations begin

    | Published on January 13, 2021 at 1:24pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Frazee resident gets  COVID-19 vaccine By Barbie Porter Editor Frazee resident Jena Ollila recently received the COVID-19 vaccine. The daughter of Jim and Lisa Piper works at Ecuman in Detroit Lakes, which serves senior citizens.  “I knew we were in the first group to get the vaccine and found out about a week before we got it,” she… Read More

  • Barber surprises client with cash

    | Published on January 6, 2021 at 12:53pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Detroit Lakes teen diagnosed with  luekemia puts  barber on mission  to brighten his day By Barbie Porter Editor Katie Schiller wanted to coax her long-time client Ethan Swiers to her salon. The plan was to tell the 14-year-old boy that he won a prize.   His mom, Kerry Swiers, thought her son might catch on that something was up. So, instead she… Read More

  • Wolf Lake Liquor store to close until spring

    | Published on January 6, 2021 at 12:46pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor The Wolf Lake Liquor Store is closing—until spring.  Wolf Lake City Councilwoman Anne Unruh explained the municipal on-and-off sale shut its doors after the New Year’s Eve shift ended as business has slowed. “We will open in the spring, we just don’t know the date yet,” Unruh said.  The slow down was attributed to the… Read More

  • Becker County offers businesses COVID-19 relief

    | Published on January 6, 2021 at 12:45pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Vergas, Frazee share how cities spent COVID-19 funding By Barbie Porter Editor Becker County still has COVID-19 funds remaining. Townships and cities returned about $325,000 of the funds that were dispersed, which means there is an opportunity for businesses feeling a financial wrath from the pandemic. The county received a total of $4.22 million in CARES Act funds.  … Read More

  • Frazee woman provides respite care

    | Published on January 6, 2021 at 12:43pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Hamm received respite while caring for grandmother  By Barbie Porter Editor Those taking care of a spouse, child or family member may feel as if the world is on their shoulders. Their days revolve around giving a loved one the care they need, and sometimes it can be easy to forget about giving oneself personal care. That… Read More

  • Frazee Elementary remains in person, high school may switch to hybrid soon

    | Published on January 6, 2021 at 12:40pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor As Christmas break ends with ringing in a new year, the students and parents of Frazee-Vergas School District may be wondering what the next few months have in store.  Frazee-Vergas Superintendent Terry Karger said the way the students entered break is how they will return. That means kindergarten through sixth grade will be… Read More

  • FHS yearbook team uses technology, social media to create memory book

    | Published on January 6, 2021 at 12:39pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor COVID-19 may be stealing potential memories from students, but the yearbook must go on. Frazee High School junior Kathryn Wilkowski is one of the many team members who are working hard to make sure the Class of 2020, as well as the underclassmen, have a keepsake for the ages.  “It will be different,” Wilkowski… Read More

  • Blessing boxes delivered

    | Published on December 29, 2020 at 6:46pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor As staff at Frazee Elementary stood in a room filled with gifts and food destined for residences in the district, it was apparent that the Christmas spirit couldn’t be broken, not even by a pandemic. About 40 families (and almost 130 children) were provided blessing boxes. Some contained presents, some food and others… Read More

  • Frazee man surprised with a parade

    | Published on December 29, 2020 at 6:45pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor Calvin Stevens stood astounded in front of his Main Avenue residence in Frazee. Fire trucks passed, sirens blazing, hands waving and a seemingly endless parade of cars followed. Well wishes were given along with cards celebrating his recent cancer free diagnosis.  “I got teared up; it was a very nice thing for everyone… Read More

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