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  • Helping families step by step

    | Published on March 24, 2021 at 11:32pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor Thirteen runners took to county roads in the rural Frazee area to participate in a half marathon run on Saturday, March 13.  The group set their sights on raising $1,300 with the proceeds being donated to a local family that experienced financial hardships due to  secondary impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The group… Read More

  • Integrity, honesty makes Stelzer a go-to insurance agent in lakes country

    | Published on March 24, 2021 at 11:24pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor Rita Stelzer loves her job because she gets to protect people and their valuables through insurance.  She encouraged anyone looking to compare prices or insure an automobile, home, seasonal cabin, personal contractors, belongings, life insurance and so forth to call her at (218) 334-6551 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,… Read More

  • Miracle in progress

    | Published on March 17, 2021 at 12:45am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Frazee man beating the odds after life-threatening accident  By Barbie Porter Editor Lucas Shawstad recently celebrated his 20th birthday with the ability to talk, walk and dig back into his long-term memory to recall moments of years passed. Those hallmarks may seem like small potatoes for most 20 year olds, but  Lucas shouldn’t be alive. “Lucas has good… Read More

  • Barlund, Starry named Region 6 Triple A students

    | Published on March 17, 2021 at 12:40am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Triple A FHS students share how school experience shaped them into the person they wanted to be By Barbie Porter Editor Maddy Starry and Brock Barlund earned Triple A titles from the Minnesota State High School League. The Academics, Arts, and Athletics Award, known as the Triple A Award, honors select high school seniors throughout the state who… Read More

  • Vergas eyes recreational sports site

    | Published on March 17, 2021 at 12:35am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor The Vergas Park Board expanded its idea for a recreational sporting site in the city to include pickleball courts, a basketball court, playground and possibly a Frisbee golf course. The main focus that spurred the idea of a sports area started with installing pickleball courts. The popularity of the game has exploded nationwide… Read More

  • Edmond named Frazee’s library coordinator

    | Published on March 17, 2021 at 12:17am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Daryla Edmond was recently named as the new coordinator at the Frazee library, which is part of the Lake Agassiz Regional Library system. Edmond, a former certified nursing assistant, lives in Frazee with her significant other, three children and a German Shepherd. She enjoys serving her community at the Frazee library and says she appreciates how… Read More

  • Food truck, music night may be coming to Vergas

    | Published on March 17, 2021 at 12:16am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Condition of East Lake St.  discussed By Barbie Porter Editor Thursday nights may be getting more entertaining in Vergas this summer. The Vergas City Council was asked to allow a food truck to visit the community and live music to be brought in with the concept it may bring people to town and give people something to do.  The… Read More

  • Township residents let voices be heard during recent election

    | Published on March 17, 2021 at 12:14am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor The township elections were held on Tuesday, March 9. The results were as follows: Burlington Township  had one three-year supervisor position and a two-year treasurer position up for election.  Incumbent Richard “Rick” Billett and Kylene Hoard will keep their seats. Billett will continue his role as supervisor as he collected 24 votes. Ryan Tangen collected… Read More

  • Vergas searching for liquor store manager

    | Published on March 17, 2021 at 12:12am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor The Vergas Liquor Store’s significant increase in sales created a job opportunity for the community. During its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 9, the Vergas City Council was asked to consider hiring a full-time manager for the store. Currently, the job is done by the Vergas City Clerk Julie Lammers. She took over the… Read More

  • Pinke appointed to council

    | Published on March 17, 2021 at 12:07am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Tegtmeier encouraged to run in next election By Barbie Porter Editor The Vergas City Council had a problem many small governments would be envious to have­—more than one person asked to serve the remainder of a vacant seat on the council. When former Councilwoman Julie Bruhn was elected mayor, the remaining two years of her council seat… Read More

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