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  • Every child wants a buddy on the playground

    | Published on February 24, 2021 at 5:21pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Buddy Bench unveiled at New York Mills Elementary School By Jennifer Grasswick Correspondent If you have a child, or know of a child, attending the New York Mills Elementary School that is lonely and looking for a friend to play with on the playground, or to make new friends, there is a new tool available to help… Read More

  • Leiran to play football at Jamestown University

    | Published on February 24, 2021 at 5:19pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher New York Mills standout Daunte Leiran will be heading out west in the fall. The NY Mills senior recently signed a Letter of Intent to play football for the University of Jamestown.  While he had a number of opportunities to play football in the fall, Leiran said the University of Jamestown just felt right…. Read More

  • Little Otters Daycare approved by Ottertail council

    | Published on February 24, 2021 at 5:17pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Jenna Baker Correspondent The City of Ottertail officially has a new daycare facility. At the regularly scheduled February meeting, the council approved an Interim Use Permit (IUP) for Little Otters Daycare, owned and operated by Hannah Augustus at 201 Lake Avenue South. The IUP was required in order to run a commercial business in a residentially-zoned… Read More

  • NYM EDA recommends rezoning six Countryview properties

    | Published on February 24, 2021 at 5:16pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher The New York Mills EDA breezed through a light agenda on Wednesday morning, but not before making making an important recommendation on the housing development Countryview. During its regularly scheduled meeting, the NY Mills EDA recommended rezoning six lots as multi-family lots, in order to allow townhomes to be constructed on the properties…. Read More

  • Seip Drug Store provides a small town touch with big town offerings

    | Published on February 24, 2021 at 5:09pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Seip Drug Store is the kind of place where you can fill your prescriptions with a friendly staff that knows your name—all-while picking up a few essentials for your home. That includes picking up everything from a sympathy card for a loved one, over the counter medication, gift ware and an ever changing collection of… Read More

  • Kindergarten students honor America during virtual concert

    | Published on February 18, 2021 at 11:18am GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Photos by Cindy Delaney New York Mills Elementary kindergarten students performed a number of Patriotic songs during their virtual concert at the school last week. The kindergarten students were standing at attention with an American flag (above), while also performing a number of selections during the second virtual concert held for elementary students.  The next virtual… Read More

  • Teaching life lessons to NYM students

    | Published on February 18, 2021 at 11:13am GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher Bobby Berndt isn’t shy about sharing the positive messages the DARE program provides elementary students. The New York Mills Police Chief is in his second year teaching the program at the local school and views the program as much more than just alcohol and drug prevention. As he speaks to sixth grade students… Read More

  • NYM explores potential options for city garage

    | Published on February 18, 2021 at 11:11am GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher The City of New York Mills could soon be looking for a new maintenance shop.  During its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday night, the city council learned that NY Mills Utility Supervisor Kyle Mattson was approached by representatives from Brunswick/Lunds about the city-owned shop and land adjacent to Brunswick. The two sides… Read More

  • OT County provides gifts to those in need

    | Published on February 18, 2021 at 11:08am GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent Pillows for kids, blankets, diapers and other items are often donated for kids going into foster care through Otter Tail County Human Services. “Community members, service organizations, businesses and church groups offer to donate items or gift cards,” said county Human Services Director Deb Sjostrom to members of the Otter Tail… Read More

  • Wanted: Fishing stories from Otter Tail County lakes

    | Published on February 18, 2021 at 11:07am GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher Every good fisherman has a tale that is larger than life. Jan Smith is hoping to collect those once-in-a-lifetime tales, of fishermen on Otter Tail County lakes, as part of a new Rethos project. Smith, who is a local educator and historian, is in the process of documenting these stories as part of… Read More

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