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  • October is Bat Month in Minnesota

    | Published on October 27, 2021 at 5:50pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    October is Bat Month, so all are invited to learn from Melissa Boman, bat researcher with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, who will discuss the benefits of bats and why many consider them great backyard visitors. The webinar is part of the DNR’s Minnesota Outdoor Skills and Stewardship Series, which aims to give participants quick,… Read More

  • Gibb’s #10 Sales continues to put customers first

    | Published on October 27, 2021 at 5:38pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Locally owned used car lot has been a part of New York Mills community since 1986 By Chad Koenen Publisher Thirty-five years after Gilbert Wegscheid began selling used cars in New York Mills, Gibb’s #10 Sales continues to sell quality used vehicles at an affordable price. The business was started in 1986, and even though the industry… Read More

  • NYM COUNCIL EYES POTENTIAL EXPANSION IN ITS FOOTPRINT

    | Published on October 19, 2021 at 4:35pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Council to look into options for possible annexation By Chad Koenen Publisher To annex or not to annex—that was the question facing the New York Mills City Council last week. During its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday night, the council heard from Todd Hagen, of Ehlers, about what annexation of 32 properties in Newton Township could mean… Read More

  • Making a home in a new country

    | Published on October 19, 2021 at 4:29pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Two students join NYM School as exchange students By Tucker Henderson Reporter New York Mills High School welcomed two new additions to their student body this year. Foreign exchange students, Charlotte Holmstroem and Maria Garriga Matas, are staying with local families while they experience high school in the United States.  Holmstroem hails from Hoejbjerg, Denmark and is… Read More

  • Turning waste into a treasure

    | Published on October 19, 2021 at 4:24pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher A group of local volunteers are transforming trash into a dream come true for local children.  The items come from left over products from Tuffy’s in Perham. The items are given to an employee who turns around and sells the items for the Dreams for Kids program. The money raised by that… Read More

  • ECFE hosts pop in play date at NYM School

    | Published on October 19, 2021 at 4:19pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Several local children and their guardians stopped by New York Mills School on Friday morning for an ECFE pop in play date. Those who attended had the opportunity to play with toys and create arts and crafts projects while at the school. 

  • County CSU helps people in need

    | Published on October 19, 2021 at 4:05pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Support team assists a person going through crisis, helps getting a person on their feet By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent The Fergus Falls-based Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU), which receives some of its funding from the Otter Tail, Becker, Clay, and Wilkin Mental Health Consortium, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week while specializing on… Read More

  • Guiding positive behavior part of county probation

    | Published on October 19, 2021 at 4:03pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    DWI court receives award from MACPO By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent The county Probation Department, headed by Mike Schommer, has a mission statement that includes guiding positive behavior. The DWI Court team in Otter Tail County, this fall, became a recipient of the 2021 Excellence in Corrections Award. This honor came from the Minnesota Association of County… Read More

  • Menahga Senior Center receives new AED

    | Published on October 19, 2021 at 3:55pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Recently, the Menahga Senior Center received a $1,300 grant through the Tri-County Health Care Foundation. The funding went toward the purchase of an AED (automated external defibrillator). Additionally, five community members received training on the lifesaving piece of equipment.  “Having an AED at local senior centers, schools, and other facilities gives them the resources they… Read More

  • Possible scam, money loss still unknown

    | Published on October 19, 2021 at 3:49pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Individual transferred money into Bitcoin to scammers By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent A resident of central Otter Tail County, exact address not available, was still waiting on Oct. 14 to see if she lost money as a victim of a scam attempt. The resident told sheriff deputies that her computer had locked up and she was instructed, through… Read More

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