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  • NYM to hire elementary interventionist

    | Published on February 3, 2021 at 2:22pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Position to assist students in need of  additional help By Jenna Baker Correspondent The New York Mills Elementary is looking to hire a full time Elementary Interventionist. At the January school board meeting, Elementary Principal Judith Brockway requested the position be made open to applicants, with the role beginning Feb. 16, and running through the remainder of… Read More

  • County board hears update about Pelican-to-Perham trail

    | Published on February 3, 2021 at 2:17pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent The Pelican Rapids to Perham recreational trail will run through Maplewood State Park.  Announced Jan. 26 at the county board meeting was that state bonding money will allow for project planning for the trail inside the park. This will be a joint effort of Otter Tail County and the Minnesota Department… Read More

  • Dispatch receives four awards from MNA

    | Published on February 3, 2021 at 2:17pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    NYM named second place in category of General Excellence By Chad Koenen Publisher The New York Mills Dispatch and Citizen’s Advocate received a combined eight awards during the 2019-20 Minnesota Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest. The annual awards ceremony was held virtually on Thursday, Jan. 28 due to COVID-19.  There were more than 3,100 entries from newspapers… Read More

  • New York Mills fourth graders host virtual concert

    | Published on February 3, 2021 at 2:01pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Photos by Chad Koenen New York Mills Elementary fourth graders hosted the first in a series of virtual concerts last week. Students performed three songs in front of a camera that later broadcast the concert to the public via the school’s social media page. This is the first in a series of virtual concerts that will… Read More

  • Processing a need in the community

    | Published on January 27, 2021 at 12:38am GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Chad Koenen Publisher As the old saying goes—if life gives you a challenge, turn your shed into a meat processing shop and chomp down on a juicy porterhouse steak. Well that might be a bit of a stretch for most people, but for Brandon and Katelyn Nelson of rural New York Mills, that’s just what… Read More

  • Voter integrity secure in Otter Tail County

    | Published on January 27, 2021 at 12:36am GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent Well trained voting judges, use of updated voting equipment and secure vote tabulations from 92 precincts made for fair and safe elections in Otter Tail County in 2020. That was the analysis provided by County Auditor Wayne Stein who spoke during a county museum “Coffee Klatch” zoom presentation at 11… Read More

  • Township summaries on Otter Tail County website

    | Published on January 27, 2021 at 12:34am GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent Residents of Otter Tail County can find out more about their individual township by logging onto the county website. After accessing the home page for Otter Tail County, take your computer cursor to the far right to “County and Government” and scroll down and click on “Cities and Townships.” As an example,… Read More

  • A special greeting for New York Mills

    | Published on January 27, 2021 at 12:32am GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher A group of New York Mills residents are not letting the small town moniker from thinking big. The NYM 2025 committee has been thinking big ever since meeting for the first time as the group tries to help the community grow and prosper.  Its latest project includes purchasing four new signs to… Read More

  • FFA turns to virtual meets to cope with COVID-19

    | Published on January 20, 2021 at 7:35pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    NYM group adapts to virtual world, life with COVID-19 By Chad Koenen Publisher While the start of the winter sports season was delayed this year due to COVID-19, not every extracurricular activity had to wait until the start of the New Year to get their season underway. The New York Mills FFA program started their season competing… Read More

  • Camera system to stream NYM activities

    | Published on January 20, 2021 at 7:32pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Camera to be installed next week By Chad Koenen Publisher In just a few short days the New York Mills High School Sports Center will be coming to a living room near you.  A new camera system will be installed at the NY Mills High School that will broadcast activities in the sports center on the NFHS Network…. Read More

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