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  • A new legacy begins for downtown New York Mills staple

    | Published on February 27, 2024 at 4:18pm GMT+0000 Tucker Henderson| Author: Tucker Henderson

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher The corner of Main Ave. and Park St. in the heart of New York Mills has long been a gathering spot for area residents of all ages. The former Mills Bakery location was a place where residents could come in for a hot cup of coffee, a roll and solve a few… Read More

  • Great lead pipe search begins in Minnesota

    | Published on February 27, 2024 at 4:11pm GMT+0000 Tucker Henderson| Author: Tucker Henderson

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    Cities begin state mandate inventory By Tucker Henderson Reporter A recent change to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) means virtually every city in the United States is completing a water service line inventory to seek out remaining lead and galvanized pipes. In small towns like New York Mills and Deer Creek,… Read More

  • First responders receive Fire Supression Tools

    | Published on February 27, 2024 at 4:07pm GMT+0000 Tucker Henderson| Author: Tucker Henderson

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    By Tucker Henderson Reporter With the earnings from the recent fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 17, as well as local business support, the Perham Masonic Lodge #157 AF & AM were able to donate fire suppression tools (FSTs) around the area to local emergency responders including the New York Mills Police Department. The idea came from a similar… Read More

  • Making every donation count during March Food Share Month

    | Published on February 27, 2024 at 4:05pm GMT+0000 Tucker Henderson| Author: Tucker Henderson

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    NYM food shelf served 1,144 individuals last year By Tucker Henderson Reporter While it may not feel like that time of year again, it’s time again for the New York Mills Food Shelf’s annual Minnesota FoodShare Drive during the month of March. Minnesota FoodShare has been committed to addressing food insecurity for 43 years and sponsors the… Read More

  • OTC continues to address housing needs

    | Published on February 27, 2024 at 4:03pm GMT+0000 Tucker Henderson| Author: Tucker Henderson

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    Big Build program continues in OTC By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent The County Board of Commissioners, on Feb. 13, held a public hearing regarding property tax abatements for nine new housing applications. This is an ongoing program as part of “The Big Build” that reduces a homeowner’s property taxes for a period of time. “We are… Read More

  • Unwanted medications? Take it to the box

    | Published on February 27, 2024 at 3:54pm GMT+0000 Tucker Henderson| Author: Tucker Henderson

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent County residents should know that tossing or flushing old medications can pollute water and harm fish or wildlife.  Otter Tail County residents have a safe, anonymous and free disposal option that minimizes risks to health and safety. The option is “Take it to the Box.”   Old or unused prescription and over-the-counter… Read More

  • Ottertail council approves redesign of city’s website

    | Published on February 27, 2024 at 3:52pm GMT+0000 Tucker Henderson| Author: Tucker Henderson

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    New website to be more user friendly By Chad Koenen Publisher The City of Ottertail will receive a major face-lift online. During its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13, the Ottertail City Council approved a proposal from Catalyst to redesign the city’s website.  While the city has made updates to its website over the years, City Clerk/Treasurer… Read More

  • Grace Connection to host Wild Game Feed

    | Published on February 27, 2024 at 3:50pm GMT+0000 Tucker Henderson| Author: Tucker Henderson

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    Event set for March 8 at Grace Connection church Get your critters skinned, cleaned and ready to throw in the pot. Then, bring them in to Grace Connection for this year’s critter cookin’ contest.  The Wild Game Feed is set for Friday evening, March 8, beginning at 6 p.m. With the slogan, “you killed it, you… Read More

  • Painting of New York Mills sawmill on display

    | Published on February 27, 2024 at 3:20pm GMT+0000 Tucker Henderson| Author: Tucker Henderson

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    Photo by Tom Hintgen A large painting of a 1876 sawmill in New York Mills is displayed in the lobby of the Otter Tail County Courthouse just south of downtown Fergus Falls.

  • Never too early to plan for new air conditioning purchase, repairs

    | Published on February 27, 2024 at 3:19pm GMT+0000 Tucker Henderson| Author: Tucker Henderson

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher Thinking about an air conditioner in February or March may seem as strange as a winter with nearly no snow. However, with warm temperatures right around the corner, planning ahead for necessary repairs and a new cooling system may not seem like such a foreign idea. “It is a good time. The sooner… Read More

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