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  • NYM EDA recommends rezoning six Countryview properties

    | Published on February 24, 2021 at 5:16pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher The New York Mills EDA breezed through a light agenda on Wednesday morning, but not before making making an important recommendation on the housing development Countryview. During its regularly scheduled meeting, the NY Mills EDA recommended rezoning six lots as multi-family lots, in order to allow townhomes to be constructed on the properties…. Read More

  • Seip Drug Store provides a small town touch with big town offerings

    | Published on February 24, 2021 at 5:09pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Seip Drug Store is the kind of place where you can fill your prescriptions with a friendly staff that knows your name—all-while picking up a few essentials for your home. That includes picking up everything from a sympathy card for a loved one, over the counter medication, gift ware and an ever changing collection of… Read More

  • Kindergarten students honor America during virtual concert

    | Published on February 18, 2021 at 11:18am GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Photos by Cindy Delaney New York Mills Elementary kindergarten students performed a number of Patriotic songs during their virtual concert at the school last week. The kindergarten students were standing at attention with an American flag (above), while also performing a number of selections during the second virtual concert held for elementary students.  The next virtual… Read More

  • Teaching life lessons to NYM students

    | Published on February 18, 2021 at 11:13am GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher Bobby Berndt isn’t shy about sharing the positive messages the DARE program provides elementary students. The New York Mills Police Chief is in his second year teaching the program at the local school and views the program as much more than just alcohol and drug prevention. As he speaks to sixth grade students… Read More

  • NYM explores potential options for city garage

    | Published on February 18, 2021 at 11:11am GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher The City of New York Mills could soon be looking for a new maintenance shop.  During its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday night, the city council learned that NY Mills Utility Supervisor Kyle Mattson was approached by representatives from Brunswick/Lunds about the city-owned shop and land adjacent to Brunswick. The two sides… Read More

  • OT County provides gifts to those in need

    | Published on February 18, 2021 at 11:08am GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent Pillows for kids, blankets, diapers and other items are often donated for kids going into foster care through Otter Tail County Human Services. “Community members, service organizations, businesses and church groups offer to donate items or gift cards,” said county Human Services Director Deb Sjostrom to members of the Otter Tail… Read More

  • Wanted: Fishing stories from Otter Tail County lakes

    | Published on February 18, 2021 at 11:07am GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher Every good fisherman has a tale that is larger than life. Jan Smith is hoping to collect those once-in-a-lifetime tales, of fishermen on Otter Tail County lakes, as part of a new Rethos project. Smith, who is a local educator and historian, is in the process of documenting these stories as part of… Read More

  • NYM looks into natural gas expansion

    | Published on February 18, 2021 at 11:06am GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher The New York Mills Utility Department has received a request to expand natural gas to the Burlington Northern Railroad and Jennie O. During its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday night, Utility Supervisor Kyle Mattson updated the city council about a request to install natural gas to both BNSF and Jennie O. Mattson said… Read More

  • NYM C&C cancels annual Trade Show due to COVID-19

    | Published on February 18, 2021 at 10:51am GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    The New York Mills Community Trade Show, which was originally scheduled for April, has been canceled due to COVID-19.  NY Mills Civic and Commerce President Latham Hetland said the event typically takes place inside the NY Mills School, which is not available for use at present time due to COVID circumstances.  Hetland said the NY Mills C&C… Read More

  • NYM One-Act play takes second place at section meet

    | Published on February 10, 2021 at 5:01pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher The New York Mills One Act play is at home in Maine—well “Almost Maine” to be exact. The cast and crew of the NY Mills One Act play recently competed in its first section meet in a number of years and placed second.  After just missing out on advancing to the section meet… Read More

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