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  • Happy 100th birthday Helmer

    | Published on March 25, 2021 at 4:28am GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Longtime Deer Creek resident honored on his 100th birthday with a parade through town By Chad Koenen Publisher With the fire trucks blowing their horns, and a line of cars stretching the length of the city limits, the city of Deer Creek came together on Saturday for the party of the century—or better yet, to honor a man who… Read More

  • Purple donuts come to NYM

    | Published on March 25, 2021 at 4:25am GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Photos by Cindy Delaney The New York Mills Senior Center turned a variety shades of purple on Tuesday morning for the annual Purple Donut Day celebration in honor of St. Urho Day. The event featured purple donuts, as well as a song by David Witiko (above).

  • Exciting changes on tap at Lakes Area Coop in New York Mills

    | Published on March 25, 2021 at 3:56am GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher There are some big changes on the horizon at Cenex/Hardware Hank that could make the bustling store even more of a destination for local residents. Steven Greenwood, who is the store manager in New York Mills, highlighted one of the biggest changes which includes shifting the angle of the diesel pumps. The pumps,… Read More

  • NYM gets ready for special election

    | Published on March 17, 2021 at 5:29am GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher In just two months New York Mills residents will head to the polls to vote on changing the city’s charter to potentially become a split liquor city. Currently the only two places in town that serve hard alcohol are the NY Mills VFW Club and the city-owned Mills Liquors.  On May 11 the… Read More

  • Kaleva Apartments gets a big makeover

    | Published on March 17, 2021 at 5:26am GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher There is perhaps no nook or cranny that was left untouched during a recent remodeling project at the Kaleva Apartment building in New York Mills. Just about every inch of the building received some care, or remodeling, during an expansive $1.8 million project that wrapped up recently. The project included work on… Read More

  • Cultural Center repairs leaky roof

    | Published on March 17, 2021 at 5:23am GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher A leaky roof at the Cultural Center presented a unique opportunity for people to watch some heavy machinery at work. The Cultural Center had planned to repair the roof as part of an expansive capital campaign, but COVID-19 delayed that effort a bit.  “Starting in 2019 we started looking really seriously for a… Read More

  • Progress being made on local trail

    | Published on March 17, 2021 at 5:21am GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent More than 50 percent of the necessary right of way has been acquired in the Silent Lakes area as part of the Pelican Rapids to Perham recreational trail. County Engineer Chuck Grotte told county board members on March 9 that 22 of 42 agreements have been signed with property owners. He… Read More

  • NYM gets ready for special election

    | Published on March 17, 2021 at 5:20am GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher In just two months New York Mills residents will head to the polls to vote on changing the city’s charter to potentially become a split liquor city. Currently the only two places in town that serve hard alcohol are the NY Mills VFW Club and the city-owned Mills Liquors.  On May 11 the… Read More

  • Local family transforms snow into an eagle

    | Published on March 17, 2021 at 4:55am GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    The Page kids in New York Mills created a larger than life eagle in honor of the school mascot last week. The sculpture took about four hours to create and is the fifth year the children have worked together to create a large snow creature. In years past the children have made sharks and dragons…. Read More

  • NY Mills alum records 300th win

    | Published on March 10, 2021 at 2:41pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher For the Geiser family, wrestling is as much of a way of life as it is a sport. The family has been active in youth programs, officiating and coaching through the years, as they help to shape the next generation of wrestlers to hit the mat. That dedication to the sport of… Read More

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