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Smokey Hills Resort opens for Sunday brunch, venue for celebrations


The Malzahn family (from left) Madison, McKenna, Shannon, Jim and (front) Magnolia, 7, recently moved into the Smokey Hills Resort.

A large wooden arch welcomes visitors to drive down the well-maintained gravel road to the Smokey Hills Resort.
Taking over the Smokey Hills Resort was a natural progression for Shannon and Jim Malzahn’s catering business, Lush Lolas.
 
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Vergas Auto Body celebrates decade in business


Kevin Zitzow opened Vergas Auto Repair in 2006 in a one-stall garage and moved to his current location at 250 1st Avenue North in Vergas (also known as Otter Tail County Highway 17) two years later.
Owner Kevin Zitzow had dreamt a long time about owning his own business, but spent several years working as a mechanic in Perham to gain experience before the search for real estate began.
 
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Ants, thorny bark and massive trees are no match for God-sent group


The trees were so large that the lakes area men who ventured over to Africa (from left) Dennis Paush, Tom Seelye, Ross Kalberer and Eric Norberg almost disappeared behind the fallen trunk.

Tom Seelye climbed a 180 foot tree to begin the cutting process.
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Deputy Christensen delivers baby


Becker County Sheriff’s Deputy Tony Christensen
About 3 a.m. early Friday morning, June 24, Becker County Sheriff’s Deputy Tony Christensen responded to a call that there was a woman in labor heading southbound on Highway 59 on the way to the hospital in Detroit Lakes.
 
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Watchorn takes stage in Shakespeare play, all three shows in DL are free

Zak Watchorn
Frazee resident Zak Watchorn will take the stage this weekend as the Detroit Lakes Shakespeare in the Park program offers three performances.
Zak Watchorn invites everyone out to share in the laughter and brilliant storytelling of William Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part I at the Detroit Lakes City Park.
 
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Swim lessons offered in Vergas and Frazee to all ages, levels

Getting the most out of living or visiting lake country may mean knowing how to swim. Luckily classes will be given at both public beaches in Vergas and Frazee.
 
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Turkey Days approaches

The Frazee Area Community Club had its monthly meeting Thursday, June 16. 
 
Dave Riewer stepped down and Cherry Post was voted in as replacement board member. 
 
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Jacob Roble earns Eagle Scout badge


Jacob Roble recently earned his Eagle Scout badge. He is a member of the Detroit Lakes Boy Scout Troop 646.
Jacob Roble reached out to the Becker County Sportsman’s Club asking to build staircases near the trap house where clay targets are launched.
 
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Frazee announces final 4 in city administrator hunt

Four women are set to be interviewed for the Frazee City Administrator position. The interview date is tentatively set for Friday, July 8 and times have yet to be announced.
 
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Vergas Planning Commission tackles gravel pit ordinance

The Vergas Planning Commission dug into a gritty problem at its monthly meeting Wednesday, June 22. 
 

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