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Tue
26
Nov
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Soland sweeps inaugural Redneck pageant


Mr. Redneck Vergas contestants strutted their stuff and blew on duck calls for the opening number, while Kraig Glawe showed off his tats.

Anthony Soland was named Mr. Redneck Vergas and also won the talent competition and the best dressed in camo competition.

Byron Zitzow (left) congratulated Kari Dahlgren on winning the chili freestyle competition and people’s choice award at the Redneck Holidazzle chili cook-off event in Vergas, Saturday, Nov. 23. She was joined by friends Hans Hanson, Amy Hanson, husband Lee Dahlgren and Mary Dahlgren, who holds the Holidazzle Parade traveling trophy that was awarded to the Vergas State Bank float. Photo by Barbie Porter

The Vergas State Bank’s Redneck Holidazzle parade winning float included Santa driving five fun-loving cows down Main Street and won the traveling trophy for their entry. Photo by Barbie Porter
Seven handsome rednecks, each showing off a full set of teeth, took the stage at the Vergas Event Center Saturday, Nov. 23 and strutted their stuff for the Mr. Redneck crown.
 
Tue
26
Nov
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Hard work pays off, Frazee resident named GM of Detroit Lakes theater


Frazee resident Melanie Turcotte is the general manager of Cinema 5 in the Washington Square Mall. She is the daughter of Tina and Daniel Turcotte of Frazee. Photo by Barbie Porter
Melanie Turcotte has two residences. In Frazee, she’s a 22-year-old in love with the outdoors, but in Detroit Lakes, where she lives at the movie theater, she’s a wise business manager going on 50. 
 
Wed
20
Nov
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Frazee’s snowplow parade set Dec. 7


Last year there were 87 units in the snowplow parade!
Winter has reluctantly made its way to northern Minnesota and with it the snowplow parade is right around the corner – Saturday, Dec. 7. 
 
Wed
20
Nov
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Vergas begins liquor store manager search

The Vergas City Council held a special meeting Wednesday, Nov. 13 to discuss liquor store manger duties, and what to do when current manager Carol Sharp retires at the end of the month.
 
Wed
20
Nov
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Council awards wellhead contract to Alex firm

The Frazee City Council heard a report on the Wellhead Project at the Tuesday, Nov. 12 meeting, along with holding a short discussion regarding a possible construction project on County Road 118. 
 
Wed
20
Nov
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Green: Hwy. 34 construction a big boost for area

Rep. Steve Green, R-Fosston, said this week that a proposed highway construction project on Highway 34 will be a great boost to the Frazee-Detroit Lakes area.
 
Wed
20
Nov
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Dent maple syrup couple 1st internationally

Stu Peterson, Corinne Peterson
Stu Peterson, Corinne Peterson
A Dent couple was one of two Minnesota maple syrup producers who placed first at the international maple syrup competition recently held at the North American Maple Syrup Council (NAMSC) convention in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. 
Wed
20
Nov
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Philippine native Jiralyn Miller: Family is OK


Jiralyn Miller, holding daughter Rubyjane and husband Bob Miller.
Wed
20
Nov
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Pope Francis is seen twice by parishioners on religious pilgrimage


Locals saw the Pope as he kissed a baby in St. Peter's Square. Photo submitted by Fred Daggett

The group picture was taken in front of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Photo submitted by Kristi Stalberger

Kay Furey bought some boots in Venice. It's a fairly rare occasion for the water to rise and flood the streets, but when it does the street merchants have to move their products to higher ground and several start selling colorful plastic boots. Portable walkways were assembled which were about two feet high and four feet wide. On this day (Nov. 5), the water probably got 12-15 inches deep and lasted for 3-4 hours. Photo submitted by Kristi Stalberger
Italy is a long way to go for a person like Kay Furey to play in the water.
 
Wed
20
Nov
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Shopping season opener set Saturday


The Vergas Attic Shoppe is filled with unique gift items and holiday decor.
If shopping the day after Thanksgiving were likened to the deer hunting opener, then Saturday, Nov. 23 would be like the opening of the archery season for shoppers.
 

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