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Klemm named DL city administrator

Kelcey Klemm
Kelcey Klemm, former city clerk in Frazee, was named DL city administrator
Kelcey Klemm was named the next city administrator for Detroit Lakes.
 
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More than 170 voters show for township elections

Several area townships welcomed newcomers and experienced supervisors and clerks to the board after elections concluded Tuesday, March 8 and more than 170 votes were cast combined. 
 
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FHS grad puts nature’s colors to work


The Tessmans use a variety of wood to accentuate the different colors and give the piece depth and character.

Marty Tessman, who grew up in Detroit Lakes, prepares to fit pieces his wife cut.

Carrie Tessman lines up a piece of wood at her workstation.
Woodworking is a marriage strengthening bond for Carrie (Kyte) Tessman and her husband Marty of Apple Valley.
 
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Council holds off on whistle-free study to determine how much city is willing to pay


The cost of a no horn zone could range between $500,000-$1.5 million with an additional maintenance agreement for each crossing that could add an annual $10,000 per crossing.
The Frazee City Council agreed to do some research before spending money on a study.
 
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Family pike competition brings forth some big slimedogs


Matt & Michelle Beck had a friendly competition at Lake of the Woods. Matt had held the family record for the biggest fish with a 36.6 inch northern. Saturday, Michelle finally beat him when she caught a 38 inch northern. However, 6 hours later Matt caught a 40 inch northern to reclaim his title.

However, 6 hours later Matt caught a 40 inch northern to reclaim his title.
Matt and Michelle Beck, of rural Frazee, had a great weekend of fishing at Lake of the Woods and both had reason to celebrate.
 
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African trip shows Janu the worst conditions can bring out the best in people


Dan Janu takes in the view from atop a mountain that took him five hours to climb and descend.

Dan Janu (left) poses for a picture with his classmates who also went on the educational adventure to Africa.

Dan Janu snapped this shot of a family sitting outside their home, a hut made of mud with a roof of straw.
Dan Janu spent 22 days in Africa and returned with a new sense of appreciation of the little things – like dependable electricity, running water and food variety.
 
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Acts of kindness reunites family distanced by time


Aleisa Jopp (left) met with Jessica Korynta in Fargo to give the bracelet back to its rightful family.

A box of baby pictures in charms was recently found and returned to the family.
In a drawer at Detroit Lakes thrift store laid a bracelet with 11 charms with names and one picture. It had been forgotten about by the store employees and the family it belonged to.
 
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Survey says housing needed in Vergas

The Vergas Economic Develop­ment Authority reviewed a housing study paid for by Otter Tail County that delved into each community in the county during its monthly meeting Monday, March 7.
 
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More than 100 performers to give concert Sunday at Holy Rosary


Members of the Lakes Area Chorale will perform with other area musicians and guest directors March 13 in Detroit Lakes.
More than 100 performers will give a free choir concert Sunday, March 13 at 2 p.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes. 
 

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