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  • Stopping requirements for different busses

    | Published on June 14, 2022 at 7:51pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Question: I have noticed that some of the local express shuttle buses do not stop at railroad crossings. I thought all buses were supposed to stop a crossing railroad tracks. Can you talk about this? Answer: If it is a school bus or Head Start (early childhood programs, etc.) bus then they are required to stop… Read More

  • ‘American carnage’ is a reason to be concerned

    | Published on June 14, 2022 at 7:49pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    To the Editor, Have you ever heard a word that caused you to cringe?  A word so shocking, you might think you would never forget it?  But, because of its inherent intent and emotional punch, you can’t remember the word, only your response to it. So, you need to  return to the source, where it was… Read More

  • Noted author shares tips to county residents

    | Published on March 8, 2022 at 4:54pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent A portion of the Minnesota legacy fund, approved several years ago by state residents, goes to arts and cultural activities. Those dollars allow for Augsburg University creative writing instructor, Michael Kleber-Diggs, to lead zoom meetings and provide tips to writers in Otter Tail County. His seminars can also be enjoyed by… Read More

  • Santa to stop by Farmer’s Daughter Bakery in NYM

    | Published on December 7, 2021 at 5:02pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Santa and Mrs. Claus will be stopping by Farmer’s Daughter Rustic Bakery on Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. The event will feature Christmas treats and a chance to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus. A winter wonderland will be set up outside on the patio at Farmer’s Daughter Rustic Bakery and there will be plenty of… Read More

  • One road injury reported near NYM

    | Published on November 16, 2021 at 4:06pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident Nov. 9 near New York Mills. The accident took place at the intersection of Highway 67 and 528th Avenue. The time of the accident was 4:21 p.m. One vehicle was T-boned by the other vehicle, according to sheriff deputies. Woman injured while trying to avoid deer… Read More

  • Cultural Center to host alcohol ink workshop

    | Published on October 19, 2021 at 3:53pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    First class is set for October 20 in NY Mills The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center is hosting artist Sue Kalseim as she presents two Alcohol Ink Workshops, on Wednesday, Oct. 20 and Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 5-7 p.m., at the Cultural Center. These evening workshops are designed to teach participants the basics of alcohol… Read More

  • Please call on anyone but Shirley

    | Published on September 16, 2021 at 9:26pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    It’s that time of year when school administrators have to change their underwear several times a day. That’s due to the fact that teachers and staff are coming back to keep them company as the school year begins. They were lonely. Now they’re brimming with excitement. They’ve had all summer working on various methods of boring… Read More

  • Erp named to University of MN Dean’s List

    | Published on August 13, 2021 at 7:32pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    The following students have been named to the 2021 spring semester Dean’s List at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, the university announced today.   To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must complete 12 or more letter-graded credits while attaining a 3.66 grade point average. Local students named to the list include: Madalyn Erp, New… Read More

  • Demolition derby takes hold in the area

    | Published on August 2, 2021 at 9:23pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Of course, it goes without saying that out here in the country– and “out here in the country” can be just about anywhere in these 50 United States–that one of the most anticipated events of the year is The Demolition Derby. Even my Appliance Army–which consists of everything around this farm that has either wheels, or… Read More

  • Summer can slow down anytime now

    | Published on August 2, 2021 at 9:22pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    I have to admit I cringed a little bit when I changed the dates of the newspaper this week. I even had to check my calendar to make sure I didn’t accidentally miss the month of July. Now that Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson conquered space, maybe their next project can be creating a time machine. … Read More

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