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Vergas business owner spots stolen truck, helps return it home


Michaela and Brett Glawe of Perham recently used social media to help locate a stolen truck.

A red Ford F250 belonging to Brett Glawe was stolen Tuesday Aug. 22 and found the next day by the owner of Franklin Fence.
Social media and newly-installed surveillance cameras in Vergas played a role in returning a stolen truck to its rightful owners.
 
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Jones joins Vergas team as clerk’s assistant


Emiliy Jones is the new clerk’s assistant in Vergas. Her hobbies include attending rodeos, refurbishing furniture with a western chic motif and snowboarding.
Emiliy Jones joined the Vergas city crew as an administrative assistant just before Looney Daze and is enjoying the variety the job offers.
 
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Frazee native honored with Veterans’ Voices award


Kayla Simon
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Frazee Postmaster Mark Harris to retire in October


Mark Harris is set to retire from his postmaster duties Oct. 1.
Mark Harris retires from his postmaster duties in Frazee as of Oct. 1. 
 
Mark started his career with the U.S. Post Office in October 1985 as a casual city carrier. 
 
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Vergas inspires mystery novels


The city of Vergas has inspired four mystery novels from the extended family, including (from left) Lexi Grotte, Oliva Stoa, Judi Stoa and Abby Stoa.
Vergas is again the topic of a mystery novel. “The Curse of the Vergas Loony Days Talent Show” is a young adult novel based in the busy little town, and the author’s inspiration comes from personal experience.
 
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Frazee council approves bond, EDA land purchase

The Frazee City Council approved resolutions for bonding and the purchase of a soon-to-be vacant lot owned by Becker County during a special meeting Monday, Aug. 28.
 
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Road projects, property lines discussed by Vergas Planning Commission

The Vergas Planning Commission approved three construction permits during its monthly meeting Wednesday, Aug. 23.
 
The permits included:
 
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Invite to join the Frazee firefighting family closes Sept. 8


The Frazee Fire Department is seeking new applicants to join the team.
The Frazee Fire Department will likely retire two of its members this year, leaving an opportunity to become an important part of the community and join a tight-knit team.
 
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Ware family receives original sign from longtime business


The original Gary’s Furniture sign was returned to the Ware family before the building was demolished. Pictured are (from left) Gary Ware, Brikker Ware, Heather Ware Nelson and Barb Ware.
The Gary’s Furniture building was knocked down last week, ending an era for a family business. However, the memories, and for some, the furniture, still remain.
 
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Bricks installed on planter in time for rescheduled unveiling Sunday


Tom (Digger) Anderson volunteered his knowledge of masonry to prepare the planter at the scenic outlook along the Vergas Long Lake Trail extension for the upcoming ceremony.
Finishing touches at the Vergas Long Lake Trail Scenic outlook were done last week, just in time for the grand unveiling set for Sunday, Sept. 3 at 11 a.m. The trail extension location is along Otter Tail County Highway 60.

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