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Watson brothers travel Erie Canal in week-long adventure


Frazee resident Tom Watson is boating the Erie Canal with his brothers Pat and Lowell in a 18½ foot Lund Tyee.

Tom Watson snapped this photo of his brothers Pat and Lowell. The trio used bikes to get around towns where they stopped at.

The Erie Canal has 35 locks and dams and 17 lift bridges to navigate.
Traveling the waterways and winding through the interior of the U.S. has become a tradition for Pat, 75, of Arizona, Lowell, 72, of Florida, and Tom Watson, 63, of Frazee.
 
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Buying the election an enjoyable experience for Snellman mayor

Brenda Gjelsness
Brenda Gjelsness won the title of Snellman Mayor last year during the random drawing. She and her husband Ron live in North Dakota, but own a vacation home on Toad Lake. Gjelsness is an at-home senior advisor at Choice Health and Fitness in Grand Forks. She also substitutes for water aerobics instructors at the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center.
Under the guidance of Snellman Mayor Brenda Gjelsness the village has sprouted from seven residents to 33 households and a new business has come to town.
 
Wed
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Aug
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League of Women Voters names Island Lake resident as president

Terry Kalil
Terry Kalil of Island Lake was recently elected president of the Minnesota chapter of League of Women Voters.
Terry Kalil was recently elected the League of Women Voters Minnesota president. 
 
Wed
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Aug
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Frazee city parcels to go up for auction


The gravel section of West Maple Avenue was closed recently as the city installed city service lines.
Ten parcels in Frazee were declared to be tax forfeited and were slated for the Becker County auction. 
 
Wed
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Aug
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Repair shop demolished in Frazee


Feldt’s Plumbing demolished a former small engine repair shop on Main Avenue in Frazee Wednesday, Aug. 12.
The bucket of an excavator smashed into the ceiling of the former small engine repair shop at 220 West Main Avenue in Frazee Wednesday, Aug. 12.
 
Wed
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Vergas ladies sew up a hit to commemorate 50th Looney Daze


Karmen Bruhn stands next to the quilt she and her mother, Kay Kuhl (not pictured), made and donated to the Vergas Community Club, which raffled off the commemorative piece during the Looney Daze festival.
A mother and her daughter put their needles to work to sew a hit quilt for the annual celebration of Looney Daze in Vergas. 
 
Wed
19
Aug
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Newcomer sweeps loon calling contest, starts new family tradition


Princess Altona Lexi Moe (back) puts the champion and grand champion loon calling medal on Kyra Martin. The 9-year-old swept the competitions this year.
The ever-popular loon calling contest during the annual Looney Daze festival in Vergas had a solid turnout and two competitions, despite temps that soared into the 90s.
 
Wed
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Aug
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Woodturner makes one-of-a-kind dishware


Dan Modrow, woodturner, creates useful items.
Wood decor may conjure up thoughts of furniture, but Dan Modrow creates functional accent pieces.
 
Wed
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Aug
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Anderson, Moe take top crowns at Looney Daze


Vergas 2015 royalty is (from left) King Max DuCharme, son of Maggie Anderson & JP DuCharme, Miss Vergas 2015 Lauren Anderson, daughter of Kim & Paul Anderson, Princess Altona 2015 Lexi Moe, daughter of Melissa & Trevor Moe, and Queen Zoey Rousu, daughter of Jake & Megan Rousu.
The Miss Vergas and Princess Altona Scholarship Program crowned new royalty Aug. 13 at the Vergas Event Center. Lauren Anderson was named Miss Vergas 2015 and Lexi Moe is Princess Altona.
 
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Frazee man survives multiple rollover


Geri Lafreniere (left) stands with her son Hunter who recently survived a multiple rollover car accident.
Up early and on the road, Hunter Lafreniere headed to work this summer to remodel a house in Browerville for a priest. He never made it. 
 

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