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  • Butchering is in his blood

    | Published on January 13, 2021 at 5:57pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher To say Mathias Briard grew up in the butcher industry would be an understatement of epic proportions.  From the time the 2018 New York Mills High School graduate was old enough to walk, he could be seen helping his parents Whitman and Amanda Briard at the Mills Locker Plant with everything from greeting… Read More

  • Many county Catholics recall Latin Masses

    | Published on January 13, 2021 at 5:53pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent Many older Catholics throughout Otter Tail County recall the days of Latin Masses. This changed for Catholic churches from 1962 to 1964, coinciding with the Second Vatican Council when there was a switch from Latin to English in the United States.  This newspaper reporter is among thousands of former altar boys,… Read More

  • OTC reviews small business COVID-19 relief

    | Published on January 13, 2021 at 5:51pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent The county board of commissioners, on Jan. 5, heard from County Community Development Director Amy Baldwin who said Otter Tail County has received $1.25 million from the Minnesota State Legislature. The funds are designed for small business relief in the wake of COVID-19. The CDC is currently taking applications from businesses… Read More

  • NYM names Radniecki, Rudolph as AAA winners

    | Published on January 13, 2021 at 5:51pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    NYM seniors honored for work in and out of the classroom By Chad Koenen Publisher During their time at New York Mills High School, Jace Rudolph and Kiera Radniecki have not only been leaders in the classroom, but on the athletic fields as well. Now the NY Mills seniors are being recognized for excellence on and off… Read More

  • NYM resident is in a battle for her life

    | Published on January 13, 2021 at 5:49pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Chamley is diagnosed with cancer By Barbie Porter Editor, Frazee-Vergas Forum Cassie Chamley is climbing the ladder of seven stages of grief; sometimes she goes up and sometimes down. No matter what rung she is holding on to, the 37-year-old never thought she’d be battling for her life at such a young age.  “Never in a million years would I… Read More

  • ‘Jeepers’ NYM seventh grader wins contest

    | Published on January 13, 2021 at 5:47pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Gudmundson wins Outdoor News writing contest By Chad Koenen Publisher One of the most important parts about fishing is not necessarily the fish you catch, but the story you can tell after the excursion.  New York Mills seventh grader Ben Gudmundson checked off that important to do with a story that included everything from a Dora the Explorer… Read More

  • Baune is At home in the classroom

    | Published on January 6, 2021 at 6:14pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher Tara Baune comes from a large family that supported education and values children. It’s those same values she not only shares with her three children, but all of the students that walk through her door, or say hello on the computer screen each day.  After spending much of the past two months learning… Read More

  • Coop Services in NYM purchased by LAC

    | Published on January 6, 2021 at 6:08pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher When the clock struck midnight on New Years Eve, one of the oldest businesses in New York Mills began writing the final chapter in its book. For nearly 100 years Coop Services has been serving the needs of the greater NY Mills area, but on Friday morning the large coop officially sold… Read More

  • Winter tradition remains popular in OT County

    | Published on January 6, 2021 at 6:07pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent Many kids who grew up in Otter Tail County enjoyed ice skating during the winter months. There were good times at public skating rinks and also home-made ice rinks at various lakes where families would shovel off the snow and make smaller rinks. Fortunately, ice skating remains popular today in many… Read More

  • To win or to play by the rules?

    | Published on January 6, 2021 at 6:06pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    The Cultural Center in New York Mills is now accepting essays answering the 2021 Great American Think-Off question: Which is more important: to win or to play by the rules?  This year’s question was chosen for the 2020 debate, which was canceled due to COVID-19. After a year of deep political and civil divides in the… Read More

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