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2014 in Review: New business, new buildings, big news


Anderson Bus & Coach started offering rentals as well as the option of renting a double decker bus.

Big news in business for the area in 2014 was the demolition of the old All In All convenience store in Frazee, and the new one opening.

Cheryl Lynn in Vergas added an awning to her building, as well as a complete makeover to the inside and outside of the shop.

Daggett Truck Line revamped its towing business in 2014, which included two tow trucks, one for passenger vehicles and one for commercial vehicles.
The cities of Frazee and Vergas had five new businesses open in 2014, and one new business building built.
 
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2014 in Review: Road project fiasco tops 2014 Frazee news, otherwise filled with recreational and progressive accomplishments


The Becker County 118 road project started out smooth in 2014, but once old asbestos pipes were crushed the project expenses climbed.

Frazee’s Town Lake welcomed an official ski club in 2014, which uses the calm waters of the lake to practice its moves and use a ski course the club set up.
The most notable story making headlines for the city of Frazee in 2014 may likely make front page news in 2015 as well.
 
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2014 in Review: Area athletes make mark in national, college events


Vergas resident Tom Olson was one of several area residents who earned national championship titles or won important events in 2014.
Athletics continue to be a part of life for young adults and adults. Many area residents had athletic accomplishments worth noting in 2014, including:
 
Wed
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Nunn returns to library in semi-retired life

 Patty Nunn
Patty Nunn was recently named the site coordinator at the Frazee library and after a few weeks of training, started work Monday, Dec. 29. Barbie Porter photo
Patty Nunn spent 15 years working at the Detroit Lakes Library as a children’s librarian before entering the semi-retired lifestyle.
 
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4-H helps lead Frazee High School grad to career choice, helps with scholarships


Samantha Byer recently received two 4-H scholarships. Mark Peterson photo
Samantha Byer, a 2013 Frazee High School (FHS) graduate, recently earned two scholarships totaling $350 from the Height O’Land 69ers 4-H club.
 
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Catch XaBeat with Vergas resident Mia Jewell


Mia Jewell shows a dance move from the XaBeat workout, which she offers in Vergas and Perham. Barbie Porter photo
The Vergas Event Center is becoming a popular fitness venue as rural Vergas resident Mia Jewell has brought XaBeat to town every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
 
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Vergas photographer publishes pictures on Nat Geo website


As temperatures dropped in mid-November of 2014, Stacy Moe came across a lake starting to freeze over where swans huddled on the ice as the sun rose.

Stacy Moe visited Lake Superior and caught a sunrise on the North Shore in late October.
A delicate and complicated design of a snowflake lands upright on a branch. Before the wind pushed it to the ground or warmth of the sun contorted its form, Vergas resident Stacy Moe shot it with her Canon.
 
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Frazee Fire Department puts unused state funding to use with seven training sessions


Frazee firemen perform a practice run on how to ventilate roofs to let fire escape and held keep it away from firefighters and possible victims inside the structure.
Frazee firefighters are taking advantage of the fact that not all fire departments use allotted state funds. By actively seeking out unused dollars, the department has been able to put on seven additional training sessions.
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Brandon Christen earns Eagle Scout, builds garden for Ecumen


Brandon Christen received the Eagle Scout Award at a ceremony Dec. 6 at First Lutheran Church of Detroit Lakes.

Boy Scout Troop 646 of Detroit Lakes built a garden at Ecumen including (first row, kneeling) Elliot Musielewicz, Cody Christen, Ryan Musielewicz, Kalon Meyer, Jim Halver (adult volunteer), (back, from left) Brandon Christen, Matthew Christen, Jarrod Christen, Jeric Trusty, Ben Tjepkes, Adam Jaroszewski, Mark Christen and Korgen Halver, not pictured Mike and Jacob Lake.
Brandon Christen, son of Mark and Janel of Frazee, recently earned his Eagle Scout rank with Detroit Lakes Boy Scout Troop 646.
 
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2014 in Review: Vergas enacts EDA, creates strategic plan


In 2014, Vergas residents were told the post office window hours were going to be reduced.
ogressive year in 2014, as it created a city-wide strategic plan and formed an economic development authority (EDA).
 

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