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MMCDC may rehab houses

The Frazee Economic Development Authority (EDA) met Tuesday, May 26 and agreed to support a loan program offered by the  Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation (MMCDC) in Detroit Lakes.
 
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Grade school and high school choices haunt week

In elementary school I had a speech impediment. I slurred my “S” to have a “sh” sound and was ordered to do a tour in speech therapy.
 
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Sidewalk replacement underway in Frazee

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Frazee’s Utilities Superintendent Larry Stephenson (center) watches the crew from Billett Construction put down cement on the sidewalk of 2nd Street Northwest. Barbie Porter photo
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The Frazee-Vergas Forum's sidewalk was replaced Tuesday.
About 500 feet of sidewalk in the city of Frazee is being replaced. 
 
The sidewalk project tackles the walks that have heaved, broken apart and in some locations sunk into the earth.
 
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Seek Rib Fest cooks, big cash prize offered

Rib Fest
The Frazee-Vergas VFW is hosting its first annual Rib Fest Saturday, June 20 on Main Avenue in Frazee. The winner of the rib cook-off takes home all entry fees. Registration can be submitted to the VFW, which is located at 120 West Main Avenue, or by calling Larry Quade 841-5881. Barbie Porter art
Grill masters are needed for the inaugural rib fest in Frazee Saturday, June 20 and a big cash prize is offered to the winner. 
 
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Bergman’s honored with grand marshal title

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Vi (left) and Eldon Bergman of Wymer Lake were named the 2015 Turkey Days grand marshals. Barbie Porter photo
The grand marshals for Frazee Turkey Days have been named. The event committee reviewed letters of recommendation from the public and named Eldon and Vi Bergman for the honor.
 
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Zoo in rural Vergas may open by August

Dusty Ebersviller Zoo
Dusty Ebersviller holds a recent addition to the zoo family, Copper the red kangaroo. Copper is about a year old and weigh 25 pounds. As an adult he may weigh up to 125 pounds. Barbie Porter photo
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The Trowbridge Creek Zoo welcomed a new white whitetail deer Wednesday, May 27. The zoo recently received a permit from Otter Tail County to open as a business. Barbie Porter photo
A zoo may open to the public in rural Vergas by Looney Daze.
 
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Jutz to host free 5K walk Saturday


Hailey Jutz, a Frazee High School graduate and current Miss Perham, is hosting a 5K walk May 30. Studio 60 Photographic Art photo
Frazee resident Hailey Jutz is hosting Operation: Save a Life 5K Walk Saturday, May 30 in Perham. 
 
Tue
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May
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Shipman named honorary torch bearer


The Shipmans are looking for members to join Team Tyler for the Becker County Relay for Life event June 12. Last year (from left) Cassidy Shipman, her mother Daneele and brother Carter, along with other team members raised almost $900 for the event that helps fund research for cancer prevention.
Carrying a blazing torch, lit in memory of lives lost and battles won, is an honor Daneele Shipman has gladly accepted.
 
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Miss Minnesota send-off Sunday at Frazee Event Center


Miss Perham Hailey Jutz, (left) and Miss Frazee Becca Sorlien-Riewer, both of Frazee, invite friends and family to the send-off Sunday, May 31 at 2 p.m. at Frazee Event Center.
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Courneya uses homing pigeons to dabble in genetic modification

Jim Courneya
Homing pigeons at Jim Courneya’s loft have unique colors. While his birds are fast enough to race, Courneya’s interest is in genetic modification of color. Barbie Porter photo
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Jim Courneya holds a baby homing pigeon. He has a loft in the backyard of his Vergas home. Jim is married to Jayne and they have three children: Alex, Isaac and Hayley. Barbie Porter photo
Vergas residents may occasionally see a flock of pigeons swooping about the sky, and if watched long enough they likely end up at the residence of Jim Courneya.
 

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