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  • Taking an icy dip in Otter Tail Lake

    | Published on March 10, 2021 at 2:39pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Proceeds from the event to benefit Special Olympics The Polar Plunge is back for a second year on Otter Tail Lake. The event will be held on March 13 at 12 p.m. as the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with area organizations with the goal of raising $35,000 for the Special Olympics. Last year… Read More

  • Automatic car wash comes to NYM

    | Published on March 10, 2021 at 2:38pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Mills Car Wash to open in the  near future with new option By Chad Koenen Publisher Having to get out of your vehicle to get a car wash is so last year—or at least that’s the hope for Mills Car Wash owners Scott and Noah Olds. The new owners of the car wash on Miller Street took over… Read More

  • Ottertail City Council looks at water options

    | Published on March 10, 2021 at 2:36pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    City council gets water contract from Henning By Chad Koenen Publisher The Ottertail City Council discussed a new water contract from the City of Henning during a special work session last week. The discussion about the contract between the two communities has been going on for quite some time, as both sides try to determine what the City… Read More

  • Solid waste awarded grant for film plastic recycling program

    | Published on March 10, 2021 at 2:32pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    The Otter Tail County Solid Waste Department received a $232,000 grant from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to continue and expand an agricultural and film plastic recycling program in Otter Tail, Todd, and Wadena Counties.  Although film plastic collection started in Otter Tail County in 2016, continuing the program was a challenge after Revolution Plastics, a… Read More

  • Wood interpretations gallery exhibit reception set for Friday

    | Published on March 10, 2021 at 2:24pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    The Cultural Center of New York Mills is now showing in its gallery “Wood Interpretations.”  This gallery exhibit features the art of 3 regional woodworkers: Dick Dubord of Dent, Dick Skauge of Lake Park, Minn. and Barry Kutzer of Fargo, N.D. These three friends have come together in this unique show that highlights the talent of… Read More

  • NYM kindergarteners celebrate 100th day of school

    | Published on March 3, 2021 at 7:18pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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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.

  • Food needs continue in NYM

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

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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 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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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 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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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 Fellowship… Read More

  • Keeping a focus on growing Ottertail

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

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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

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