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DNR: Partial winterkill in three area lakes reported


Sunfish, crappie and bass have take a hit on some area lakes with low oxygen levels. Photo by Gale Kaas
The bad news heard by fishermen getting ready for the annual fishing opener Saturday is that a few area lakes have had some winterkill.
 
Wed
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May
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Sanford’s director of clinic operations tabbed for Chamber president


Breanna Adams is the director of clinic operations at Sanford’s Detroit Lakes facility. Her schedule is filled with administrative job responsibilities, community involvement obligations and a multitude of family duties.
Breanna Adams, director of Clinic Operations at the Sanford facility in Detroit Lakes, is proud of the fact that two other Perham High School graduates have joined the clinic’s medical staff.
 
Wed
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Apr
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Frazee residents, turn the water off


Pine Avenue residents in Frazee reported a water main break Easter Sunday. Repairs continued last week.
Since mid-February residents of Frazee were asked to run a continuous stream of water the width of a pencil. Today (Thursday, May 1) the water can finally be turned off.
 
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Forfeiture set in next 30 days for Gary’s Furniture

 
Forfeiture proceedings on the fourth and final parcel of the former Gary’s Furniture building are scheduled to be served within 30 days.
 
Wed
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Apr
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CR 118 bids opened, work set after Memorial Day

The bad news is that Becker County Road 118 is going to be torn up for a while, starting shortly after Memorial Day.
 
Wed
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Apr
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‘I’m doing this as a way to honor the fire department’


Tom Anderson purchased the engraved Vergas Fire Department fire ring at the department’s fall silent auction fundraiser. He took the fire ring to his cabin and is creating a focal point and conversation piece with it. Photo by Barbie Porter
When Tom Anderson attended the fall Candor-Dora-Hobart Vergas Fire and Rescue fundraiser, he saw a metal fire ring shaped like an octagon. The scenes of heroic rescues captivated him and he told his friend he was going for broke.
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Straw bale gardens grow popular, DL Comm Ed offers course May 8


A different type of garden. Shirley Mayfield is finishing her second set-up of a straw bale garden. It is unique, with last year’s being about one-third the size of the proposed unit for this summer. Photo by John W. Dermody
Raising straw bales? What kind of gardening is that?
 
Actually, “raising” them is essential to a new type of growing vegetables, meaning the bales are stacked on top of each other.
 
Wed
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Apr
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River race draws the brave


Canoe racers crept to the start line for the fourth annual Otter Tail River race hosted by Frazee Mayor Hank Ludtke. Photo by Barbie Porter
The sun shined in the morning, but dissipated to a gray overcast Saturday, April 26 as the fourth annual Otter Tail River race in Frazee got underway.
 
Wed
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Apr
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Grant giver tells Vergas, revise paved path plan, apply again


Vergas city officials will have to narrow down their path options to satisfy grant providers.
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Apr
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Bigger convicted of theft by swindle

Brian Bigger
Brian Bigger
Frazee resident Brian Bigger, 49, was sentenced on a theft by swindle charge in Becker County District Court Tuesday, April 22.
 

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