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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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Showroom added to Frazee business


Work on the showroom addition to At Ease Dock & Lift started in the fall and is expected to be completed in April.

John Drewes, owner of At Ease Dock & Lift, added a 2,400 square foot space to the business building.
At Ease Dock & Lift is in the process of adding a 2,400 square foot room to its building located at 31694 U.S. Highway 10. 
 
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Vergas native turns metal to wearable art


Gale Schadewald anneals the metal with a torch to soften and reshape it.

Gale Schadewald used her thumbprint and her husbands to create a commemorative piece.
Gale Schadewald can look at a piece of metal and visualize something that will enhance the beauty or stature of the person wearing it. 
 
The hobby of creating wearable artwork began with a scholarship.
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Frazee on track to spend $50,000 in studies, commission member asks if expense justified

If the Frazee City Council approves a study to determine if a whistle-free zone is feasible, the city would be on track to spend more than $50,000 on studies alone in 2016.
 
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Osman trades recent tears for years


Tasha Osman, the Vergas Liquor Store manager, recently resigned so she can spend more time with her newborn.
Just as Tasha Osman started her third year with the Vergas Municipal Liquor Store she tendered her resignation.
 
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Wind project ‘not dead in the water’

The possibility of two wind turbines and solar panels a mile from downtown Frazee is still a possibility.
 

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