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  • Ottertail moves forward with Big Build project

    | Published on April 21, 2021 at 3:18pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher The Ottertail Community Center will be getting a fresh look.  During its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday night, the Ottertail City Council approved a bid from Erik Ness to install a variety of landscaping options at the community center. As part of the bid, the new landscaping at the community center will include… Read More

  • A new way to stay healthy in New York Mills

    | Published on April 21, 2021 at 3:16pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher Jennie Bucholz is bringing a healthy alternative to downtown New York Mills. Sisu Nutrition opened in the former Peloquin Law Office building in the heart of NY Mills on March 29. Bucholz, who also owns Heart of the Lakes Nutrition in Perham, offers everything from protein shakes, energy teas, snacks and more… Read More

  • Beavers raise havoc along Otter Tail County ditches

    | Published on April 21, 2021 at 3:13pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent Beaver dams cause a lot of problems along ditches in many counties in Minnesota. Otter Tail County is no exception. County Ditch Inspector Kevin Fellbaum addressed this issue during the regular meeting of the county board of commissioners on Tuesday, April 13. Beavers oftentimes build their dams across the entire width of… Read More

  • NYM council receives positive news on audit

    | Published on April 21, 2021 at 3:12pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    General fund balance grew slightly in FY 2020 By Chad Koenen Publisher The New York Mills City Council received some positive news regarding its financial position last year—even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. During its regularly scheduled meeting last Tuesday, the NY Mills City Council received its 2020 year-end audit. The audit found the city’s general fund… Read More

  • Seasonal camper destroyed by fire

    | Published on April 21, 2021 at 3:10pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent  Sheriff deputies reported that fire destroyed a seasonal camper northeast of Clitherall and near Highway 5. Firefighters were called to the scene at 1:46 a.m. on April 13. Lost to the fire, along with the 2016 Salem Villa, was a deck, shed and jet ski. Damaged was a neighboring RV trailer… Read More

  • High water issue near Parkers Prairie to be addressed

    | Published on April 21, 2021 at 3:10pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent What to do about high water at Nelson Lake, west of Parkers Prairie, will be the topic at a public hearing scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, at the Prairie Event Center in Parkers Prairie. High water has adversely affected Highway 6 near the north side of Nelson Lake…. Read More

  • Dock and lifts must be registered when purchased

    | Published on April 21, 2021 at 3:08pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Otter Tail County’s Dock and Riparian Use Ordinance requires docks and lifts to be registered with the county when being moved from one body of water to another. Minnesota law requires dock and lifts to be dried for 21 days before moving from one body of water to another. “We recently computerized the dock and lift… Read More

  • Two Eagles advance to state speech meet

    | Published on April 21, 2021 at 3:08pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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  • Building relationships, one buyer and seller at a time

    | Published on April 21, 2021 at 4:21am GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher For Bonnie Dykhoff, and the rest of the staff at Centennial Realty, selling real estate isn’t just about getting a completed transaction, it’s about building relationships that can develop into lifelong friendships. Whether that means having an open door to anyone who walks by and wants to say hi, or even going… Read More

  • Green thumbs come alive at NYM Elementary

    | Published on April 14, 2021 at 7:27pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Fifth graders construct green house out of former COVID-19 testing building By Chad Koenen Publisher The New York Mills fifth graders are putting a whole new twist on using their green thumb. Students in Doug Salo’s fifth grade science class constructed a new greenhouse last fall in the Elementary Courtyard at the school. The greenhouse was made from… Read More

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