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Frazee-Vergas Community Education teacher has three open heart surgeries and then runs a half marathon

Katie Sandberg
Frazee-Vergas Community Education teacher Katie Sandberg holds her half marathon number and a photo of her son, Nathan. Sandberg is the daughter of Peggy and Dennis Olson. Barbie Porter photo
The Frazee-Vergas Community Education brochures are on schedule to be mailed out in early April. 
 
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Rochert family finds hope in darkest hour

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Andy Nolan stands at the end of his driveway in Rochert. In the background is his four-bedroom, two-bath mobile home, which was totaled in a recent fire. Barbie Porter photo
Thawing frozen pipes likely started a fire that destroyed Andy and Amy Nolan’s Rochert home Wednesday, Feb. 18.
 
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No income restrictions for home improvement loans

Britton Ramsey, Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation
Britton Ramsey of Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation is helping area residents secure low-interest home improvement and home purchase loans, which have no income restrictions. Barbie Porter photo
Have windows that need replacing? How about a roof that needs new shingles or an egress window to be installed for an additional basement bedroom? 
 
Wed
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Feb
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Opportunity given to etch support for trail into stone

Vergas Trail
The Vergas Trail Committee is offering two brick choices in which those who donate to the project can have their names or business name etched into a stone which will be placed at a flower planter along the trail. Barbie Porter photo
Engraved pavers and tiles that will be placed in an elegant planter along the proposed Vergas Long Lake Trail are now available for purchase.
 
Wed
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Township candidates announced

Voting booths will open Tuesday, March 10 in several area townships as supervisors and treasurers are seeking new terms.
 
Hobart Township candidates include:
 
Wed
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Feb
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Boy Scouts to host pancake feed March 8

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Boy Scouts (from left) Tucker Nundahl, Taylor Armstrong, Ryan Tollefson and Jacob Lormis invite the community to two events: Sunday, March 8 - Pancake & Ketter's sausage breakfast at VFW from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and the Frazee Sportsman’s Club raffle & chili feed Saturday, March 14 at 6 p.m. at the Frazee Event Center. Paul Swenson photo
Assist with Sportsman’s Club chili feed March 14
 
 
 
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Local couple dedicates support project to son

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Amy (left) and Sean Degerstrom cuddle with their son Benton.
Benton Degerstrom was named after a constable on the Canadian crime drama, Due South. He never took a single step or spoke a single word, but during his 25 days on earth he gave his parents the tools to help others who feel helpless.
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Gjerde benefit March 28, seek silent auction items


A benefit is set for Saturday, March 28 to help Laurie Gjerde, a Frazee High School graduate who was diagnosed with cancer.
In her hour of need, Laurie Gjerde is finding out she has people she can count on that she had no idea were there for her.
 
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At-risk youth takes flight


Emily Hart will graduate from the Detroit Lakes Alternative Learning Center in May, earning her high school diploma with several college credit classes under her belt before moving to Arizona to attend Grand Canyon University. Barbie Porter photo
One may be hard-pressed to find someone who didn’t know a teen that was considered to be living on the edge. 
 
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Crime spree hits lakes area, social media helps return stolen property


The Bauers posted a message on Facebook regarding their stolen ATV. The post eventually led to its return.
A crime spree that started early last week made its way from Detroit Lakes to Frazee and on to the Cotton Lake area. 
 

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