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Little girl with a big heart raises money for cancer


Sophia Strand and Owen Huseby were selling doughnuts and cookies to raise money for kids with cancer at the Frazee city-wide sales Saturday.
Sophia Strand will be turning 8 years old June 15 and knows what it’s like to lie in a hospital bed instead of playing outside with other children her age.
 
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Branson-bound family act in Vergas tonight


The Benson Family Singers will be the headliners at the trail fundraiser in Vergas Thursday, June 11. Promotional photo
The city of Vergas is rolling out the red carpet Thursday, June 11 as it welcomes two musical acts and hopefully plenty of visitors to town.
 
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Flapjack fundraiser Sunday celebrates 30 years of life-saving volunteerism


Frazee Rescue is hosting a pancake fundraiser Sunday, June 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the rescue building on Becker County Highway 29.
Soft, fluffy stacks of heavenly pancakes will be waiting in the warmer for people to grab a fork and enjoy a morning without dishes.
 
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Patriotic celebration set for Turkey Days


The All-School Reunion committee is hosting an event open to the public featuring patriotic and Christian entertainment.
The All-School Reunion committee has cooked up a fun evening for everyone Friday, July 24. The crew is hosting a patriotic evening filled with good eats, music and camaraderie.
 
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Ash Avenue eyed for housing projects

Ash Avenue in Frazee may have town houses, twin homes and newly-built single family dwellings in years to come.
 
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Vergas Scouts have adventures at Rushmore, Crazy Horse


Robert Tollefson, Ryan Tollefson, Tucker Nundahl, Taylor Armstrong, Jacob Lormis, and Asst. Scoutmaster Jeff Lormis standing at the top of Crazy Horse Mountain. Robert Tollefson photo

Ryan Tollefson, Taylor Armstrong, Tucker Nundahl and Jacob Lormis at Mount Rushmore. Jeff Lormis photo
Scouts from Troop 322 from Vergas have been working this past year doing fundraisers, plus getting help from great local groups like the Vergas Lions, Frazee Sportsman’s Club, Frazee VFW, Frazee AmVets and KLN from Perham.
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Frazee’s paved path hits $70,000 snag, Becker County, MnDOT pitch in funds


The asphalt path location is shown in the above drawing and is located behind Red Willow Drive and on school property.
The bids were opened for the construction of Frazee’s first paved non-motorized path, and sticker shock hit.
 
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Local poker player holds a hot hand, heading to Las Vegas World Series

Joel Smith
Joel Smith recently won a seat valued at $10,000 to play in the World Series of Poker’s televised event in Last Vegas. He earned the seat through winning a regional competition, state and eventually national competitions. Barbie Porter photo
Playing poker at the Hostel Hornet paid off big for Perham native Joel Smith as he went on to earn a seat at the World Series of Poker Texas Hold’em Main Event in Las Vegas.
 
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Study to determine how much money can be made off of the wind, sun


The map is from the Wind Energy Development website (http://windeis.anl.gov/index.cfm) and has the recorded wind speeds in Frazee in marginal capabilities for wind turbines. An anemometer placed atop the Frazee water tower reportedly yeilded results of almost 13 mph on average. Source: Wind Energy Development
The Frazee Economic Development Authority recently approved taking a $25,000 loan out with the Minnesota Department of Commerce to pay for a clean energy feasibility study. The loan comes with 2 percent interest and a 3-year-term. 
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Riebe brings headstones back to life

Bruce Riebe
Bruce Riebe cleans headstones in a 50-mile radius of Frazee. He began offering the service after a local funeral director suggested it. Barbie Porter photo

The headstone of Josephine Ligon was full of moss, mildew and grime. After Bruce Riebe hand-cleaned it the stone looked almost new.
The cemetery is a calming place for Bruce Riebe. 
 

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