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  • Arson suspected in Compton Town Hall fire

    | Published on June 30, 2022 at 7:26pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Investigation into rural Deer Creek fire continues By Chad Koenen Publisher A former school, which has most recently been used as the Compton Town Hall, was severely damaged by fire on Thursday. According to Deer Creek Fire Chief Travis Collins, local fire departments were dispatched for a fire in rural Deer Creek around 3:10 a.m. on Thursday morning…. Read More

  • Ruther shares her love of thedairy industry

    | Published on June 30, 2022 at 7:22pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Kathryn Wilkowski Reporter Just a month ago, East Otter Tail County crowned a new Dairy Princess, Madison Ruther, to represent the dairy farming and agriculture journey for the next year.  “I really enjoyed watching the growth of my farm as I grew up,” said Ruther. “We went from milking 120 cows by hand to a 220-cow… Read More

  • NYM approves bonds for city shop project

    | Published on June 30, 2022 at 7:18pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Total project estimated to cost $1.3 million By Chad Koenen Publisher Despite rising interest rates, the City of New York Mills received a favorable interest rate for its new city shop project. During its regularly scheduled meeting on June 14, the NY Mills City Council approved a $1.3 million general obligation bond at an interest rate of 4.08 percent…. Read More

  • Summer building projects continue at NYM School

    | Published on June 30, 2022 at 7:16pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    New flooring in commons, sports center By Chad Koenen Publisher Summer construction projects are underway at New York Mills School. During its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, the NY Mills School Board heard an update on summer construction projects at the school. Among the projects is redoing the gym floor, which will have an updated stained look to parts… Read More

  • College News

    | Published on June 30, 2022 at 7:01pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    CLC announced spring honors list Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, has announced its 2022 spring semester honors lists.  The President’s List includes 346 students who earned a grade-point average of 3.75 to 4.0 while enrolled for at least 12 credits. The Dean’s List includes 325 students who earned a grade-point average of 3.25 to 3.74. Among the local… Read More

  • Deputies assist with OT County storm damage

    | Published on June 30, 2022 at 6:59pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Fishing items stolen near Big Pine Lake, estimated value of items was close to $6,000 By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent  The county sheriff office took several calls and assisted county residents following storm damage in the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 21. Calls pertained to power lines falling across roadways, tipped over propane tanks, fallen trees, assistance… Read More

  • New York Mills Class of 2011 to hold reunion

    | Published on June 30, 2022 at 6:58pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Tucker Henderson Reporter The members of the New York Mills Class of 2011 are invited to a class reunion that will take place on a parade float in the LundMania parade this year. The parade will start at 7 p.m., so floats are asked to start lining up by 6:00. A 6:25 p.m. participant line-up time… Read More

  • Ottertail businesses, homes damaged in storm

    | Published on June 30, 2022 at 6:57pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Photos by Chad Koenen A severe storm on Monday night damaged roofs, knocked over trees and caused damage to outdoor items across the Ottertail area. On Tuesday morning, several local businesses were busy cleaning up from the storm, including at Carr’s Tree Service, which had its roof blown off a portion of the building (below). The… Read More

  • Plenty of candy and fun at Deer Trails Day

    | Published on June 30, 2022 at 6:52pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Photos by Chad Koenen The annual Deer Trails Day festivities in Deer Creek were held about a month earlier than normal this year, but once again featured a number of games and activities for people of all ages. The highlight of the day was the parade, which included tractors and horses, as well as a number… Read More

  • Millers take third at Nimrod Tournament

    | Published on June 30, 2022 at 6:45pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    NYM to host Bluffton on Saturday in fireworks game By Chad Koenen Publisher The New York Mills Millers placed third at the annual Nimrod Tournament over the weekend.  The Millers opened the weekend with a 4-3 win over Paynesville. Logan Small picked up the win on the hill, while Drey Roberts got the game winning hit on Friday.  On… Read More

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