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  • House of Gucci: Earns a “B”

    Published on December 17, 2021 at 12:27pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Garver’s Movie Review Bob Garver Ridley Scott’s “House of Gucci” had an unimpressive 3rd place box office debut on what was frankly an unimpressive Thanksgiving weekend. A week has passed, I’ve already reviewed “Encanto” at #1 and “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” at #2, and no studio wants to open anything new in the notoriously-abysmal first weekend in December…. Read More

  • Protect the lake environment

    Published on December 8, 2021 at 10:56am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    To the Editor,  Once upon a time, there were two lakes.  One built a town on the side of the lake and one built small cabins all around the lake.   Over time, the lake with the attached town thrives on tourism and economical development, has attractions and activities year round.  The lake with the town attracts… Read More

  • Frazee School 2022 Proposed Taxes

    Published on December 8, 2021 at 10:50am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    To the Editor, I just received my Proposed Taxes 2022 notification and l as I read through the listings for Becker County, my township and School District, I stopped, went back to the School District and said, “What in the Blue Hades is going on here?”.  Last year I paid $378.00 and this year the proposed… Read More

  • Discipline for kids has changed through the years

    Published on December 8, 2021 at 10:49am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Alan Linda Freelance Writer Parenting has sure changed since my generation were kids. Most of what our parents threatened to do to us for punishment back in the fifties would now involve half the local social services bureau, along with some emergency responders, the police, and the fire department. And now? It’s all “time out”… Read More

  • Another proof of insurance question

    Published on December 8, 2021 at 10:49am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Ask A Trooper Sgt. Jesse Grabow Question: Hello, I watched a news report which involved a carjacking in St. Paul, MN.  I live in MN.  The carjacker was apprehended when they attempted to burglarize the victim’s home using the address found on insurance paperwork located in the victim’s car.   I am writing to find out if I… Read More

  • A glimpse from the past

    Published on December 8, 2021 at 10:48am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    5 years ago December 8, 2016 Frazee-Vergas Forum Kris Engle celebrated the birth of his second child, a son named Hank in August. A month after the celebratory news he received horrible news. “I was diagnosed with stage two cancer known as Hodgkin’s Lymphoma,” he said. “They said if you get cancer this is the one to… Read More

  • Police blotter Nov. 26-Dec. 2

    Published on December 8, 2021 at 10:45am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Tyler Trieglaff Notes from the Chief Well folks, it’s here.  What is here you ask? Winter? Snow? Cold?  All of the above I say.  And you know what those three things combine to make?  Homemade ice cream is back!   I was lucky enough to get invited up for lunch last week and low and behold… Read More

  • Horses, trucks, grandpa, and Minn memories

    Published on December 8, 2021 at 10:45am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Stories in the Rear View Mirror Delta Daggett Grandpa Daggett bought one of two livery stable in Frazee in 1909.   I have an ad from the Frazee Paper in October 1909, advertising that he rented out buggies with “Courteous Drivers and Prompt Service”.  Nothing changes, Daggett still offers those. I believe he had the first… Read More

  • Frazee’s greatest strength is the people in the community

    Published on December 2, 2021 at 12:46pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Stories in the Rear View Mirror Delta Daggett The work ethic in our part of the USA is the best.   Representatives of national companies with plants in several states have told me this. They also say the most dependable carriers are from the northern Midwest tier of states. The draw backs are the taxes, winter weather… Read More

  • Plan ahead while on the road this winter

    Published on December 2, 2021 at 12:45pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Sgt. Jesse Grabow Ask A Trooper Question: I just heard about “Winter Hazard Awareness Week.” Can you talk about that?  Answer: Great topic as we are at that point and time of year. Here is some information we shared on the Minnesota Department of Safety’s blog.  “It seems our pleasant fall has come to an end as Minnesota officially… Read More

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