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‘Whistle-free zones’ tough to establish, costly

Two questions are commonly heard when people talk about the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway tracks going through Frazee.
 
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Blandin Community Leadership Program seeks new participants

As part of its commitment to strengthening rural communities, Blandin Foundation is making its Blandin Community Leadership Program (BCLP) available to residents from the Frazee, Vergas and Wolf Lake areas.
 
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Lone rider lives life at 2 mph

Bernice Ende
Bernice Ende tied sheets around her Fjord mares to keep the flies from bothering them. Ende is on an 8,000 mile horseback ride that will span 2½ years and brought her to the Osage area. Photo by Barbie Porter
There is a saying that everyone has a choice to make – to be loved or to be free. At 2 mph, Bernice Ende found a way to have both.
 
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Block parties kick off Tuesday in Frazee

Invites are being handed out to residents of Frazee for the city-wide block party event set for June 23-28.   Six hosts have agreed to hold block parties throughout the town, but impromptu parties may be added, so watch for invites.
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Frazee library gives away prizes to kids as part of new summer reading program

Bonnie Julius
Frazee library volunteer Bonnie Julius stands next to the growing selection of books at the local library, which is holding a summer reading program for children. Kids who meet age-appropriate reading goals can get prizes. Photo by Barbie Porter
The Frazee library is giving away prizes to young readers. 
 
Librarian volunteer Bonnie Julius  explained there are three age categories invited to join the free summer reading program.
 
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Memorial rocks needed at community garden


Lorie Totland reclaimed two flower gardens along 2nd Street, and hopes the community will help border them with rocks 6-to-8 inches in size. She asks those bringing a rock to also paint the name of a loved one who has passed on the rock. Photo by Barbie Porter
In Lorie Totland’s formative years she often asked, “What can my community do for me?”
 
After moving away from her hometown and growing into an adult, she realizes she had the wrong attitude.
 
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Low-interest loans for buying fixer-up homes, home improvement loans available now

Buying a home and fixing it up just became a bit easier, as did securing funds for specific remodeling projects for current homeowners. 
 
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Rain creates safety concern for Frazee Event Center

Rain may be a safety concern for the Frazee Event Center. 
 
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Darryl Hensel is 1 of 4 BC office hopefuls


Darryl Hensel, Osage, is currently a chief deputy in the Hubbard County Recorder’s office. He is one of four persons vying for the top position in same office in Becker County.
Land transfers are old stuff to Darryl Hensel, one of four candidates for Becker County Recorder.
 
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Patricia Swenson seeks BC recorder position


Patricia Swenson, a resident of Toad Lake, is running for the office of Becker County Recorder. She has 24 years experience with the county, half of it as zoning administrator.
A resume with a notation such as, “A candidate with experience” written on it would probably be an attention-grabber.
 

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