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Frazee drops tax levy to 2.5 percent

The Frazee City Council agreed to drop the preliminary 2016 tax levy increase from 5.24 percent to 2.5 percent.
 
Tue
15
Dec
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Questions mount on Frazee wind project, Willmar shares experience of two turbines


Map shows possible locations of the wind turbines
Two turbines and three acres of solar panels can bring about a lot of questions.
 
How does having a $12 million loan impact the borrowing power of a city during the duration of the loan? 
 
Tue
15
Dec
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Vergas Council asks if fine costs more than being compliant with law

The Vergas City Council is weighing the cost of following state law to the cost of the punishment for not doing so. 
 
Tue
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Dec
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Assessments for Frazee properties discussed


The map provided by Ulteig Engineers outlines the areas of Frazee that are targeted for construction in 2016.
With a total project cost of $1.8 million the street and utility line improvements slated for 2016 in Frazee come with an assessable value of $1.14 million. The remaining $667,000 would be the city’s tab.
 
Tue
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FHS grad continues creative hobby, developing website to display art


Shane Gibson features a lone yellow bird in the painting where the green leaves also look like birds on a tree limb.
Saturdays during Shane Gibson’s childhood were filled with a familiar argument with his brother. The two had different tastes in television programming. 
 
Mon
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Dec
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Dryland dog sled tours available now


Streeper Tours offers dryland sled dog rides and traditional adventures when the snow falls.
Get out and enjoy the warm temps by going on an adventure with Streeper Tours.
 
Mon
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Dec
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Frazee sees building permits continue to roll in with good winter weather

The unseasonably warm weather has kept building permits rolling in for the year. 
 
Mon
07
Dec
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Kid’s shopping mall draws many to Frazee


Pastor Bill Aufdenkamp (left) and Blake Christensen, 16, of Frazee helped wrap presents for young shoppers during the Holiday Shoppe event Friday, Dec. 4.
Several generations of children have had the opportunity to take some allowance money and go to a store where everything on the shelf is 25 cents.
 
Wed
02
Dec
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Vergas man carves nitch in a creative retirement

George Baker
George Baker of Vergas has spent his retirement painting portraits of his family and friends (as well as landscapes) and whittling wood.
Even if George Baker never sold a single hand-carved statue or painting it wouldn’t stop him from creating more. 
 
Wed
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Dec
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Lakes area choir welcoming singers, musicians for upcoming season


The Lakes Area Chorale has given a free public performance the past two years and will again during its third season.
Frazee’s music teachers are not only teaching sweet sounds, but performing as well with the Lakes Area Chorale, which includes a live band.
 

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