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Just a Derm Minute: Moms score ‘hat trick,’ fishermen did not

 Saturday was a tough day for anglers, but a great day for moms.

 Opening day for fishing saw the Izaak Walton brigade blanked on area lakes but, locally, mothers were reeling in accolades.

Wed
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Cally’s Corner: Remembering Mom, cherished times with old neighbors

 Each year during Mother’s Day I think about how it would be if my mother were still here to spend it with me. It’s been 23 years since we spent Mother’s Day together. That’s half of my life without her.

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Movie Review: ‘The Great Gatsby’

 Director Baz Luhrmann is known for his excessively modern takes on stories from other eras. His most popular is film is 2001’s “Moulin Rouge,” a pop musical set in 19th-century Paris.

Wed
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May
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So Ike Says: History of Frazee – The years 1882-1884

 Sept. 2, 1882. Charles Campbell and T.W. Chilton opened their new store at Frazee City last Monday. They have a fine new building, new goods and we bespeak for the new firm of Campbell and Chilton a liberal patronage.

Wed
08
May
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Gale Force Winds: In support of moms


Editor Gale Kaas with her mom Doris Berstler.

 The world would be nowhere without moms.

 That said, dads, don’t get yourself in a dander, Father’s Day is coming soon enough.

 When I grew up, moms seemed to be more nurturing while dads got stuck with the discipline.

Wed
08
May
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Around the Bend: Let the varmint attacks begin ... with the bat


Daneele and her husband Jay Shipman live in rural Frazee with their children Carter and Cassidy. Daneele is originally from the Chicago area, but has lived in Frazee for over 20 years. Daneele enjoys reading, quilting, knitting and gardening. She is a freelance writer for the Frazee-Vergas Forum and a Frazee Area Community Club director.

 For those of us brave enough to live in the wild outback of rural northern Minnesota, there are many perilous vermin that can attack at any given moment.

Wed
08
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Just a Derm Minute: Metrodome unwisely crushed, let’s get our own


A freelance writer and photographer, John Dermody has been a resident of Frazee for more than 20 years. His interests include books, politics, education, music, sports and working to improve the community.

 People make all kinds of mistakes. Many are accidental. A few are intentional actions but the perpetrators probably don’t think far enough ahead to envision adverse consequences.

Wed
08
May
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So Ike Says: History of Frazee – 1879-1882


Albert (Ike) Fischer was born June 12, 1921, in Frazee where he grew up and attended school. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II he returned to the family farm near Frazee. He married Larene Haas. Their daughter Lori and son-in-law Don Thorp, Frazee, have two sons, Martin and Roger, and now live on the family farm while Ike and Larene reside in town.

 1879: Tim Chilton moved to a 400-acre farm. During the years he lived there, he was a logger, a sawmill operator, a carpenter and a general storekeeper with Charles Campbell and E.F. Gummer.

Wed
01
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Cally’s Corner: Ice fishing in May?


Tucker Nundahl ice fishing on Cotton Lake with almost 3 feet of ice April 28.

 This weekend finally brought some sunny weather and was a good time to clean up the yard, except there is still 6 inches to a foot left of snow on the ground.

Wed
01
May
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Just a Derm Minute: Fishing opener: Ice won’t just be in coolers


A freelance writer and photographer, John Dermody has been a resident of Frazee for more than 20 years. His interests include books, politics, education, music, sports and working to improve the community.

 Here’s the mystery question for nine days from now: “Will avid anglers launch boats in their quest for walleyes, or will they simply haul ice augers to lakes and forget the idea of trolling?”

 Let’s hope the lakes are open … soon.

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