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  • Processing a need in the community

    | Published on January 27, 2021 at 12:38am GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Chad Koenen Publisher As the old saying goes—if life gives you a challenge, turn your shed into a meat processing shop and chomp down on a juicy porterhouse steak. Well that might be a bit of a stretch for most people, but for Brandon and Katelyn Nelson of rural New York Mills, that’s just what… Read More

  • Voter integrity secure in Otter Tail County

    | Published on January 27, 2021 at 12:36am GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent Well trained voting judges, use of updated voting equipment and secure vote tabulations from 92 precincts made for fair and safe elections in Otter Tail County in 2020. That was the analysis provided by County Auditor Wayne Stein who spoke during a county museum “Coffee Klatch” zoom presentation at 11… Read More

  • Township summaries on Otter Tail County website

    | Published on January 27, 2021 at 12:34am GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent Residents of Otter Tail County can find out more about their individual township by logging onto the county website. After accessing the home page for Otter Tail County, take your computer cursor to the far right to “County and Government” and scroll down and click on “Cities and Townships.” As an example,… Read More

  • A special greeting for New York Mills

    | Published on January 27, 2021 at 12:32am GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher A group of New York Mills residents are not letting the small town moniker from thinking big. The NYM 2025 committee has been thinking big ever since meeting for the first time as the group tries to help the community grow and prosper.  Its latest project includes purchasing four new signs to… Read More

  • FFA turns to virtual meets to cope with COVID-19

    | Published on January 20, 2021 at 7:35pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    NYM group adapts to virtual world, life with COVID-19 By Chad Koenen Publisher While the start of the winter sports season was delayed this year due to COVID-19, not every extracurricular activity had to wait until the start of the New Year to get their season underway. The New York Mills FFA program started their season competing… Read More

  • Camera system to stream NYM activities

    | Published on January 20, 2021 at 7:32pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Camera to be installed next week By Chad Koenen Publisher In just a few short days the New York Mills High School Sports Center will be coming to a living room near you.  A new camera system will be installed at the NY Mills High School that will broadcast activities in the sports center on the NFHS Network…. Read More

  • Drone grant received by county sheriff office

    | Published on January 20, 2021 at 7:30pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent Drones have been is use by county officials since 2016. Since that time drones have been used by the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office for search and rescue and drug enforcement. Drone usage has also proved to be successful for ditch inspections conducted by the county. Grants for continuation of the drone… Read More

  • Nearly 2,500 OTC residents received COVID-19 vaccine

    | Published on January 20, 2021 at 7:29pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher Less than one year after COVID-19 made its first known appearance on the shores of the United States, a mass vaccination for Americans across the country.  According to the Minnesota Department of Health, as of Jan. 18 nearly 185,000 people have already received one vaccine dose for COVID-19 in the state of Minnesota…. Read More

  • New York Mills to seek grant for North Boardman road project

    | Published on January 20, 2021 at 7:03pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher The New York Mills City Council is hoping to turn $3,200 into more than half a million dollars.  During its regularly scheduled meeting last week, the NY Mills City Council approved a resolution to apply for a Local Road Improvement Program grant that could pay up to 75 percent of the cost of… Read More

  • Butchering is in his blood

    | Published on January 13, 2021 at 5:57pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher To say Mathias Briard grew up in the butcher industry would be an understatement of epic proportions.  From the time the 2018 New York Mills High School graduate was old enough to walk, he could be seen helping his parents Whitman and Amanda Briard at the Mills Locker Plant with everything from greeting… Read More

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