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  • Food needs continue in NYM

    | Published on March 3, 2021 at 7:14pm GMT+0000 Chad Koenen| Author: Chad Koenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher The need at the New York Mills Area Food Shelf is just as great as ever.  Last year alone, the food shelf served 263 families as the facility distributed over 26,907 pounds of food. That’s a lot of food and families who were served in a town of 1,200 people. Those numbers are… Read More

  • Deer Creek installs LED street lights

    | Published on March 3, 2021 at 7:13pm GMT+0000 Chad Koenen| Author: Chad Koenen

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    By Lori Newman Correspondent The Deer Creek City Council held its regular monthly meeting on Feb. 22. New York Mills Police Chief Bobby Berndt gave the police report for January and informed the council that the police department is implementing updated Eyewitness Identification and Use of Force Policies.   The council reviewed and discussed receipts and cash balances… Read More

  • NYM man does his part to fight human trafficking

    | Published on March 3, 2021 at 7:12pm GMT+0000 Chad Koenen| Author: Chad Koenen

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    Monson participates in sting operations, finding missing people By Chad Koenen Publisher Caleb Monson and members of F.R.E.E. International never lose hope in finding victims of human trafficking—even if the very people they are trying to locate think there is no hope left. The New York Mills resident, who is the former youth pastor at Harvest… Read More

  • Keeping a focus on growing Ottertail

    | Published on March 3, 2021 at 7:09pm GMT+0000 Chad Koenen| Author: Chad Koenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher The Ottertail Business and Community Association may soon be getting a new name. Ron Grobeck, who is the current president of the OTBCA, said the organization recently approved changing its name to the Ottertail Chamber of Commerce. He said the new name will better reflect the focus of the organization as it promotes… Read More

  • Governor’s Fishing Opener still being planned for Otter Tail County

    | Published on March 3, 2021 at 7:08pm GMT+0000 Chad Koenen| Author: Chad Koenen

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    Fishing opener weekend to take on a virtual look this year When anglers across Minnesota drop their lines on Saturday, May 15, Otter Tail County is committed to hosting the 2021 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener in a reimagined way from the previous 70 plus years. By design, the event will be safely shaped to proceed… Read More

  • Getting an up-close look at a python

    | Published on March 3, 2021 at 7:07pm GMT+0000 Chad Koenen| Author: Chad Koenen

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    Preschool students had the opportunity to get an up-close look at a python snake last week. The 8-year-old python was brought to the class by Carter Holm’s dad as part of show and tell. The weekly show and tell gives students the opportunity to speak in front of a group of students and helps them… Read More

  • NYM kindergarteners celebrate 100th day of school

    | Published on March 3, 2021 at 6:55pm GMT+0000 Chad Koenen| Author: Chad Koenen

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    New York Mills kindergarten students celebrated the 100th day of school in style on Friday as students dressed as 100-year-old people and played a variety of games centered around the number 100. The day also featured stories and a time to celebrate the school year.

  • Every child wants a buddy on the playground

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

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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 Chad Koenen| Author: Chad Koenen

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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 Chad Koenen| Author: Chad Koenen

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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

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