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  • Never a doubt, there is not place like snow place

    Published on January 5, 2022 at 2:22pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Publisher’s Perspective Chad Koenen We finished the last newspaper of 2021 prior to the Christmas holiday. By the time the newspaper went to print I was in Amarillo, Texas (feel free to start humming the George Straight song “Amarillo By Morning” any time now). By the time you received your newspaper I was somewhere near… Read More

  • Pushing snow onto the road

    Published on January 5, 2022 at 2:21pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Ask A Trooper Sgt. Jesse Grabow Question: What is the law in regards to pushing snow from ones driveway out onto the road? Answer: It is illegal to place snow from a driveway on or next to a public highway or street. The Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds everyone, “The placing of snow on or near a public… Read More

  • Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ may outdo original

    Published on December 22, 2021 at 4:06pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Garver’s Movie Review Bob Garver I first saw 1961’s “West Side Story” in a middle school music class. My opinion at the time was mostly focused on how the street gangs looked none-too-tough with all that stagey dancing.  As I got older, I gained more appreciation for the film and show, not just for its excellent… Read More

  • Top 10 driving tips to navigate winter road conditions

    Published on December 22, 2021 at 4:05pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Ask A Trooper Sgt. Jesse Grabow Question: Now that winter is here, can you talk about winter travel safety? Answer: Snow and ice can make driving a bit more challenging, even if you grew up here. It not only involves knowing what to do while your vehicle is in motion, but preparing carefully before you leave the house… Read More

  • A glimpse from the past

    Published on December 22, 2021 at 4:05pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    5 years ago December 22, 2016 Frazee-Vergas Forum During the monthly city council meeting December 13, Vergas City Clerk Julie Lammers reported the city water was checked as part of the state’s wellhead protection plan.  “They wanted to retest because the water showed it was the same or better then distilled water you buy, “ she said,… Read More

  • Frazee Police report for December 10-16

    Published on December 22, 2021 at 4:04pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Tyler Trieglaff Notes from the Chief Friday, Dec. 10 3:18 p.m. Assist human services with a home visit to let parents know their kids were placed on a hold. Monday, Dec. 13 3:26 p.m. Report of school bus stop arm violation.   4:21 p.m. 911 hang up called in.  Child playing with phone. Tuesday, Dec. 14 2:23 p.m. Welfare check on elderly… Read More

  • A family legend right down to the thumb

    Published on December 17, 2021 at 12:30pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Alan “Lindy” Linda Freelance Writer Family legends can be pretty fun. And pretty entertaining. I have one relative, Uncle Hugh, my mother’s brother, who hit every square on the “out there” board. It wasn’t that he wasn’t fun. Oh, no. The stories coming here will illustrate that, despite some of the reality, the memories are fun. Uncle… Read More

  • Frazee Police report for December 3-9

    Published on December 17, 2021 at 12:29pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Tyler Trieglaff Notes from the Chief Friday, Dec 3 6:56 p.m. Assist state patrol with a person walking on US Hwy 10. Person was given a ride back to DL. Saturday, Dec. 4 5:50 p.m. Report of ex-girlfriend at a residence causing a scene.  Officer arrived and the female left on her own.   Sunday, Dec. 5 5:17 p.m. Male calling… Read More

  • Do not use hi-beams to compensate for headlights

    Published on December 17, 2021 at 12:29pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Ask A Trooper Sgt. Jesse Grabow Question: I have a question about headlights, it seems that drivers are using their hi-beams to compensate for their cloudy headlights.  Is this a equipment problem? Answer: Using high beams to compensate for cloudy headlights is a hazard to oncoming traffic.  If your headlights are cloudy it is recommended that you clean… Read More

  • A glimpse from the past

    Published on December 17, 2021 at 12:28pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    5 years ago December 15, 2016 Frazee-Vergas Forum The family of Jessie Quade has watched her struggle through two kidney transplants, and to ease the burden of bills they arranged a benefit to honor the 1999 Frazee High School graduate. Jessie, the daughter of Larry and Karen Quade has endured two kidney transplants in 16 years. After… Read More

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