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  • 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

  • Meeting the rising demand at Brunswick

    | Published on February 10, 2021 at 4:52pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Brunswick/Lunds looks to hire additional staff to meet rising needs By Chad Koenen Publisher Last year brought some unique challenges to residents across the world. While stay at home orders and business closings changed how people lived their lives, there was also a renewed appreciation for what is in a person’s own backyard. That includes spending time… Read More

  • McFadzens wish sentence for two murders was longer

    | Published on February 10, 2021 at 4:51pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Had McFadzens known of Hillman’s history, tragedy may have been avoided By Barbie Porter Editor, Frazee-Vergas Forum On April 17, 2018, Mark McFadzen was bringing in the last set of milk after a hard day’s work at a rural Frazee dairy farm when a police officer came calling.  “He asked me to step outside; that my boys had something… Read More

  • Bull rider with Deer Creek ties joins pro rodeo circuit

    | Published on February 10, 2021 at 4:49pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Blaine Beaty breaks onto pro bull riding circuit By Barbie Porter Editor, Frazee-Vergas Forum Every day is a rodeo for Blaine Beaty, and it is one sweet life. The 2017 Frazee High School graduate has joined the professional rodeo  circuit and in doing so, achieved a life-long dream.  Beaty explained that when he was a child his goal was to… Read More

  • Hearts for Cassie drive-thru meal set for Feb. 13

    | Published on February 10, 2021 at 4:46pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor, Frazee-Vergas Forum Area residents have the opportunity to enjoy a drive-thru dinner on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Frazee Event Center.  Friends and family of Cassie Chamley, who was recently diagnosed with stage four endometrial cancer, are hosting the Hearts for Cassie fundraiser. Turkey steak will be served with mashed… Read More

  • NYM Library to be open regular hours

    | Published on February 10, 2021 at 4:43pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher Patrons of the New York Mills Library will have even more opportunities to check out books and look around at all of the titles that fill its shelves.  The library has now reopened under its regular hours, after having to close due to COVID-19 last year, and having temporary hours in recent months…. Read More

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