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  • NYM EDA receives updates on city projects

    | Published on July 26, 2022 at 4:35pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Tucker Henderson Reporter The New York Mills EDA met at their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday morning where they discussed a number of city updates. Chairman Jason Schik confirmed that all outstanding loans are up to date. One new house is currently being built in the Country View addition. The city closed on a building at… Read More

  • Cultural Center to host National Night Out event

    | Published on July 26, 2022 at 4:35pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Free events to be held August 2 in New York Mills The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center invites the public to its second annual National Night Out community event on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 4-6 p.m. National Night Out is free to attend and open to the public. The Cultural Center is working with several community partners… Read More

  • Home decor business opens in Ottertail

    | Published on July 26, 2022 at 4:25pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Buehler’s Day Off is located in Buehler’s Produce building By Chad Koenen Publisher A new home decor business in Ottertail is paying homage to a 1980s cult classic movie. Becky Geyer recently opened Buehler’s Day Off in the barn of Buehler’s Produce in rural Ottertail. The home decor business, which also includes signs, candles, planters, flowers, greenery, clothing, jewelry… Read More

  • Motorcyclist injured near Parkers Prairie

    | Published on July 26, 2022 at 4:22pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Four-wheeler crash reported near BL By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent  Sheriff deputies, on July 16, reported the injury of a motorcycle driver west of Parkers Prairie. The accident took place at 12:21 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 38 and 505th Avenue. The rider lost control and entered the north ditch, suffering a head injury and injuries… Read More

  • NYM to host fall sports meeting

    | Published on July 26, 2022 at 4:21pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    The New York Mills fall sports meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 4 in auditorium. General group meeting will begin at 7 p.m., followed by sport specific meetings for volleyball, football, cross country, tennis and swimming.  The meeting will be a good time for participants to get forms turned in ahead of practice, ask questions,… Read More

  • Lessons learned at Hill School

    | Published on July 26, 2022 at 3:47pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Rural school provided life lessons for young students Editor’s Note: The following is the second in a three part series about Bernice Johnson’s experience at Hill School. Bernice Johnson Special to the Dispatch Everything about school was exciting to me, even the cloakroom, though it smelled of barn and unwashed bodies. The farmers in Pine Lake Township did… Read More

  • Fishing for crappies has many rewards

    | Published on July 26, 2022 at 3:22pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent Winds were close to 20 miles per hour on the waters of a lake in Otter Tail County Wednesday morning, July 20. That didn’t deter 11-year-old Eli Walkup, a farm boy south of Fergus Falls, from landing a prized crappie. A foursome, under the guidance of fishing guide Ross Hagemeister, included… Read More

  • New paint mixer added to LAC in NYM, car wash to open this fall

    | Published on July 26, 2022 at 3:10pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Car wash expected to open this fall at NYM store By Chad Koenen Publisher A new structure near Lakes Area Coop in New York Mills is turning more than a few heads of those who pass by on Highway 10. A new two stall automatic car wash is currently under construction at LAC in NY Mills and should… Read More

  • New apartments could soon be coming to NYM

    | Published on July 20, 2022 at 9:19pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Unit could have 60 apartments By Chad Koenen Publisher The City of New York Mills approved a tax abatement for a planned 60-unit apartment south of town last week. During its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday night, the NY Mills City Council approved a tax abatement plan to help make the expansive housing project a reality.  The plan will… Read More

  • Wildlife isn’t just for the birds

    | Published on July 20, 2022 at 9:16pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Olsens have visited over 540 protected areas for wildlife Tucker Henderson Reporter Everyone has their hobbies—some like to paint, others will garden and a few will even keep bees. There are so many options that there is certainly something for everyone. One local couple’s hobby is visiting the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS) which spans the nation…. Read More

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