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Aug
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Fr. Xavier Ilango becomes a U.S. citizen today

Fr. Xavier Ilango
Fr. Xavier Ilango
Fr. Xavier Ilango will long remember today, Thursday, Aug. 21, as a special day in his life. 
 
Wed
20
Aug
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Vergas Post Office hours to change, box access to increase

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The Vergas Post Office will have reduced window hours and increased box access hours starting in October. Photo by Barbie Porter
Access to post office boxes in Vergas may soon be available at all times, but the hours the service window is open will be reduced to four hours during weekdays.
 
Wed
20
Aug
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Seek Looney Daze input via survey

What a great year in Vergas to be "Looney at the Lakes!" Take a few minutes to complete the survey so a better festival can be created. In thanks for those who complete the survey, three lucky people will win $25 in Looney Bucks.
Wed
13
Aug
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6 file for 4 spots on school board

Mayoral seats, council positions and school board openings had some residents registering for office.
 
Wed
13
Aug
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Vergas takes step closer to forming EDA


Several Vergas residents attended the recent public meeting explaining how enacting an economic development authority may help the community. Photo by Barbie Porter
The Vergas City Council hosted a public meeting Tuesday, Aug. 5 regarding the development of a committee to enhance business growth and residential development.
 
Wed
13
Aug
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Frazee resident expresses dismay, councilman Jopp responds

The Frazee City Council meeting took a heated turn when a resident and former councilman dredged up an issue from the past during the monthly meeting Monday, Aug. 11.
 
Wed
13
Aug
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Rock parking lots appear in Becker County, signify DNR public use land

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Nathan Olson, Department of Natural Resources area fisheries supervisor, stands next to a sign signifying what is allowed on the public land near Hungry Lake. Photo by Barbie Porter
Recently, large boulders were placed down the road from a public water access to Hungry Lake on Becker County Highway 31.
 
Wed
13
Aug
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Concern over increasing amount of cars at Frazee business brought to Frazee Planning Commission

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Baumgart Auto Repair in Frazee received a complaint regarding the number of vehicles parked on the lot. Photo by Barbie Porter
The Frazee Planning Commission discussed a nuisance concern brought forth from a Frazee resident regarding the number of cars parked at Baumgart Auto Repair, 310 West Maple Ave. at its monthly meeting Tuesday, Aug. 5.
 
Wed
13
Aug
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Eating right, feeling good


Crystal Cavalier and her daughter Makiya at the Lakes Area Farmers Market in Detroit Lakes. Hours are every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Photo by Cally Nundahl
It’s no secret eating healthy food makes a person feel good; and that is the goal of Tyson & Crystal Cavalier at Feel Good Gardens near Richville in Otter Tail County.
 
Wed
13
Aug
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It’s time to get ‘Looney at the Lakes’ in Vergas this weekend

Miss Vergas
Four contestants will be vying for the Miss Vergas crown Thursday at 7 p.m. Pictured are (front, from left) Anjelika Gunderson (sponsor Vergas State Bank), Brooke Lammers (Loon's Nest), (back, from left) Greta Fritz (Soland Rock & Gravel), Miss Vergas 2013 Libby Schmit and Tianna Schwartz (Enchanting Events).
Princess Altona
Ten young ladies will vie for the Princess Altona crown Thursday at 7 p.m. They are (front, from left) Kassidy Kovar, Angelica Ballard, Hannah Conway, (back) Kaitlin Wake, Chelsea Samuelson, Brittany Lormis, Princess Altona 2013 Kendra Sparby, Greta Nelson, Sarah Damlo, Alex Day and (not pictured) Emily Bachmann.
Vergas Assisted Living royalty
The 2014 Vergas Assisted Living royalty are King Emery Stordahl and Queen Virginia Rice.
Dial into some fun and get “Looney at the Lakes” during Vergas’ Looney Daze festival today (Thursday, Aug. 14) through Sunday, Aug. 17.
 
 

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