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  • More information is needed regarding trapping story

    Published on January 25, 2022 at 3:56pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    To the Editor, This letter is in response to the article “Learning to live on three legs” that was published on Jan. 11, 2022.   The article is about Amanda Femling’s dog that was caught in a trap on her “neighbors” property and ended up having to have his leg amputated.  She indicates that the purpose for… Read More

  • Mn/Dot’s plan does not address many concerns of local residents

    Published on January 25, 2022 at 3:55pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    To the Editor, What was billed by Mn/DOT as a public meeting regarding resurfacing of MN Highway 34 concluded with the project engineer saying they had met earlier with local concerned citizens and had already made some compromises so this was the project. End of meeting.  Were our concerns heard? Responded to with either data or science?… Read More

  • Weird news sparks an interest

    Published on January 25, 2022 at 3:55pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Publisher’s Perspective Chad Koenen Every once in a while I have a person ask me how I got into the newspaper industry, especially when a person finds out I am serving on the board of directors for the Minnesota Newspaper Association. One would think I could come up with an aha moment in which the clouds… Read More

  • Hazmat question

    Published on January 25, 2022 at 3:22pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Ask A Trooper Sgt. Jesse Grabow Question: I’m thinking about getting a commercial driver’s license with a HAZMAT endorsement. Do I need to have a background or some education in basic chemistry? Answer: No but there are many responsibilities and requirements in dealing with hazardous materials. For example, you need to know when to use placards and which… Read More

  • A glimpse from the past

    Published on January 25, 2022 at 3:21pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    5 years ago January 26, 2017 Frazee-Vergas Forum Steve’s Sanitation in Perham purchased John & Son’s Disposal Service and took over garbage removal operations on Jan. 1. While Steve’s Sanitation already serves Vergas, it will also serve Frazee, Wolf Lake, Toad Lake, Rochert and Detroit Lakes, among other area communities. Frazee Care Center replaced Seip Drug with Omnicare… Read More

  • Cold weather continues to be pain while farming

    Published on January 25, 2022 at 3:21pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Tyler Trieglaff Notes from the Chief Holy cow you are getting spoiled with me writing several weeks in a row.  I haven’t heard any complaints from the Rochert Stalker and I hope to keep it that way.   Life on the farm is moving along. We have decided to sell our calves that we were going to… Read More

  • Nothing quite like a good old snow day

    Published on January 19, 2022 at 10:56am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Publisher’s Perspective Chad Koenen Is there anything quite like a good old fashioned snow day? As many school districts across the state swap snow days for e-learning days, the excitement of a snow day or two hour late start is being lost for our new generation of youth. Last week was a perfect example as… Read More

  • Burma Shave signs covered local farms

    Published on January 19, 2022 at 10:56am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    The Prairie Spy Alan “Lindy” Linda A man, a miss, A car a curve. He kissed the miss, And missed the curve.   I’m sure that Burma Shave actually saved some lives.  People laughed and  were more careful!  It was a REAL “service” to America , even though it was an advertisement and it was one of the RARE “really useful” ones!  … Read More

  • Is a scanner in a motor vehicle legal?

    Published on January 19, 2022 at 10:55am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Ask A Trooper Sgt. Jesse Grabow Question: I have a buddy who drives around with a scanner in his vehicle. He says because he has a ham radio license it’s legal, is that true? Answer: Your friend is correct. Peace officers, the State Patrol, and people with an amateur radio license issued by the Federal Communications Commission are… Read More

  • A long-lost sister city

    Published on January 12, 2022 at 2:33pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Tucker Henderson Reporter The title “Founder” of New York Mills can be postulated upon a number of people. Many may think of the early Dr. Henry Van Aernam, Olcot Boardman, or George Cornwell, who were the three main men who established the New York Mills Company in 1872. Others may say that those such as… Read More

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