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Community Education director contract reduced


Lori Thorp, Community Education director

 The Frazee Area Community Education Director Lori Thorp’s contract was reduced from 260 days to 190 at the Frazee-Vergas School Board meeting Monday, May 13.

Wed
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Brian Bigger charged with theft by swindle


Brian Bigger

 Brian Bruce Bigger, 48, Frazee, has been charged with felony theft by swindle in a case filed May 3 in Becker County District Court.

Wed
15
May
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Test nets in Wolf Lake and Shell Lake will check extent of fish loss


Small sunfish and a few rough fish dotted the shorelines along Shell Lake after ice-out. A few northern pike and bullheads were also spotted in the floating wild rice rafts.

 Rumors that there have been cases of extensive winterkill on area lakes appear to be exaggerations.

Wed
08
May
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Stenger earns leadership award, attributes school mentors for helping develop skills


Minnesota State University Moorhead bestowed the Female Student Leader of the Year Award to Kari Stenger (right). Stenger, a 2010 Frazee High School graduate, was nominated by Ashley Overman (left).

 High school can be a person’s glory days, or they can create new ones. For Kari Stenger, a 2010 Frazee High School (FHS) graduate, her formative years led her to receive a major leadership award.

Wed
08
May
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Vergas changes engineering firms

 After almost 20 years with Ulteig, the city of Vergas decided to hire a new engineering firm, KLJ which is based out of Bismarck, N.D., but has offices nearby in Brainerd and Moorhead.

Wed
08
May
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Vergas approves new Internet provider

 The cities of Frazee and Vergas may both have a second Internet provider by June.

 The Vergas City Council approved a contract with Wi-Fly Wireless at its monthly council meeting Monday, May 6.

Wed
08
May
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Vergas auditor gives city good review

 The Vergas City Council was given a thumbs-up review by its auditor Colleen Hoffman of Hoffman, Dale & Swenson which is based in Thief River Falls.

Wed
08
May
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Catering service expands to serve clients throughout the region


General Manager Anthony Soland stands by the catering trailer belonging to Spanky's catering division, Destination Dining. Fully stocked, the trailer has enough food to cater an affair for 400, with all refrigeration and cooking equipment self-contained.

 Can anyone – figuratively speaking – wrap their fingers around 650 pounds of barbecue ribs?

 Just getting picky over a few bones would likely be satisfying enough to a rib aficionado.

Wed
08
May
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Vergas to celebrate 50 years of the loon

 This year, will mark the 50th year of the design and dedication of the iconic Vergas loon.

Wed
08
May
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Frazee EDA considers selling retirement housing complex


The Frazee Economic Development Authority has been approached by a private party interested in purchasing the Sunrise Senior Villa.

 The Sunrise Senior Villa may become privately owned rental housing.

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