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Vergas Community club considers changing Looney Daze dates


The Vergas Community Club recently considered changing the dates for Looney Daze, but stuck with their original timeframe. Barbie Porter photo
The Vergas Community Club contemplated changing the date for Looney Daze, the city’s annual celebration, but the concept was recently nixed 
 
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Hair Style Studio owners begin cleanup process

After an suspected arson fire damaged a Lake Street building in downtown Frazee, the owners are starting the process of cleaning up the mess. 
 
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Saying ‘long overdue,’ busload of fans attend St. Cloud ceremony


Gerald "Jerry" Riewer, Staples, talked with Al Stigman, Perham, Saturday evening at the 52nd induction ceremony held by the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Association in St. Cloud. Stigman became a member of the HOF Saturday, while Riewer, Staples-Motley, was elected in 1985. A former coach in baseball, cross country and track at various times, Riewer is a cousin to members of the clan living in Frazee. The two diamond stars had played against each other during their careers and spent some time on the same team. Also inducted with Stigman were three other "Boys of Summer." They were Ken Bitzan, Millersville (deceased); Mark Forsman, Dassel; and Dan Hoefs, Rochester. John W. Dermody photo
Finally, with dozens of baseball fans from a wide area supporting him, Perham’s Al Stigman was inducted into the 52nd edition of the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Cloud, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.
 
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JJ McCoy of Nashville performs at VFW


JJ McCoy and his Nashville band recently performed at the Frazee VFW including, (from left) Rick Cantrel, Jameson McCoy, JJ McCoy, Raylan Storms, George Smith, and JJ McCoy Jr. Photo by Cally Nundahl
JJ McCoy and his band out of Nashville recently visited the little village of Frazee and rocked the crowd at the Frazee VFW.
 
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Celebrate Oktoberfest Oct. 5 in Frazee


The Jolly Huntsmen Band (pictured) and the Leon Olsen Band (below) will be performing at the Frazee event.
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Frazee resident joins Detroit Lakes Mountain crew


Shelly Stowman (left) and Judi Fett-Haggstrom stand in front of the stone fireplace in the Detroit Mountain Recreation Area lodge, which is set to open Thanksgiving weekend. Barbie Porter photo

The Detroit Mountain Recreational Area lodge is 10,000-square-feet and offers all the amenities from snacks and beverages to rental and retail shops and plenty of windows for those warming up between ski runs to watch those still on the mountain. Barbie Porter photo
The Detroit Mountain Recreation Area is on the homestretch and getting ready to hire 75 employees to fill part-time and full-time shifts for when the business opens Thanksgiving weekend. 
 
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Summer residents find inspiration at lakes


Jessie Johnson (left) and Jenny Hayes (right) showcased some of their unique signs at this year’s Looney Daze in Vergas. Photo by Barbie Porter
Since the age of 10, Jenny Hayes has been an avid visitor to Vergas, as her family camped at Bylanders Resort.
 
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Frazee Assisted Living earns national award for quality care


Andy Huhta (from left) and Jan Riewer accepted a national award from Kathy Karr, the vice president of the Frazee Care Center’s parent company. Barbie Porter photo
Frazee Care Center’s Assisted Living was recognized nationally for its commitment to customer satisfaction. 
 
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Vergas trail expansion set for this fall, EDA enacted

The paved path giving visitors and Vergas residents an opportunity to take a leisurely stroll to the city beach is about to be expanded.
 
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Township residents oppose annexation

Several Candor Township residents voiced opposition to the Vergas City Council about its intention of annexing township parcels.
 

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