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Frazee EDA starts new year with cash and loan balances totaling $239,318

Including loan fund balances, the Frazee Economic Development Authority started 2015 with $239,318 in its pockets.
 
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More than 150 students homeschooled in area, parents dispel myths


Catherine Sporre (back, from left) stands with her family: Isla Rose, husband Josh, (front) Micah and Ezra.
More than 150 students are homeschooled in the area. Some may wonder if homeschooling provides a solid foundation for students and if those kids end up socially awkward. 
 
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Produce truck to stop in Frazee and Vergas


A Fergus Falls CSA will be selling produce in Frazee and Vergas this summer and fall.
Frazee, Vergas and surrounding communities will soon have a traveling vegetable stand offering fresh picked produce from a local farm.
 
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Scout holds fundraiser for Relay For Life


Morgan Schrupp of Vergas is selling T-shirts to raise funds for Relay For Life as part of a Girl Scout project. Barbie Porter photo
Relay For Life is getting support from Vergas resident Morgan Schrupp. 
 
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Rural Vergas pet groomer opens shop


Kris Moltzan stands next to a custom-built grooming tub. She recently opened Precious Paws Pet Grooming at her rural Vergas home. Barbie Porter photo
Precious Paws Pet Grooming recently opened between Frazee and Vergas. 
 
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Frazee dance academy expands coverage area


Northern Lights Dance Academy now offers lessons in both Frazee and Park Rapids. Barbie Porter photo
The Northern Lights Dance Academy is now giving lessons in Park Rapids, and business is booming.
 
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Vergas Fire Dept. rolls out its new engine


The Vergas-Candor-Dora-Hobart Fire Department purchased a new fire engine in December and the graphics were placed on it this past week.
The Vergas Fire Department recently purchased a new fire truck and gave it a custom paint job.
 
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It takes an entire village to produce lasting events


Vergas Community Club officers are (from left) Treasurer Carol Sharp, incoming President Renee Sonnenberg, Secretary Marlette Anderson-Otto, outgoing president (of 4 years) Lisa Kaldahl.

Enjoying the Vergas Community Club’s mixer last week were (front booth, from left) Karen Olson, Carol Sharp, Renee Sonnenberg, Connie Zitzow, Lisa Kaldahl, (in booth) Sandee Stoll; Kasey Mistic, Vanessa Sleen, Kevin Zitzow, (standing left) Lee Dahlgren, Kevin Kovar, Tom Olson, Kari Dahlgren, Jody Marquardt, Sherri Marquardt (standing right) Byron Zitzow, Marlette Otto (hidden) and Paul Pinke.
What do the Redneck Holidazzle, Looney Days and the Maple Syrup Fest all have in common? 
 
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Long Lake Trail includes floating walkway, grant approval to be determined by April


An artistic rendering of the proposed floating walkway connecting the Long Lake Trail to the Tin Can Alley Trail is posted on the Vergas City website, www.cityofvergas.com.

The area where the proposed floating walkway would be placed connecting the two trails is shown on this photograph posted on the city of Vergas website.
Envision a floating boardwalk along the edge of Long Lake connecting the paved Vergas trail to the gravel one in Vergas.
 
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Baby arrives after 12-year wait for family

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Mark Sorlien (from left), his wife Tammy and daughter Megan all welcomed Makenna into the world Jan. 8. The couple had been trying to conceive for several years. Barbie Porter photo
Tammy and Mark Sorlien had 12 years to think of a name for their baby. When the time came, they handed the honor to their oldest child.
 

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