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New donation makes a large impression

What was once difficult to see has become a bit clearer at the New York Mills Public Library.

The library recently received a magnifier from Rose Dittmann and her family that can be used to enlarge pictures, text of a book, magazine or newspaper. It can also be used to increase the small text for things like credit card statements.  

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EDA looks at options for child care facility in NYM

Child care, or a lack thereof, once again came to the forefront of a New York Mills EDA meeting.

The topic came to the forefront on Wednesday morning after NY Mills Economic Developer Mark Hanson said offices on the first floor of the county building in NY Mills are looking like a cost-effective option for a day care center.  

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Ag plastics free recycling comes to Otter Tail County

April 7 was a big day at the West Otter Tail County Fairgrounds in Fergus Falls with the arrival of dumpsters that were distributed to area farmers. No longer will these area farmers need to contend with ways to discard of agricultural plastics.

Enter Revolution Plastics which will provide free collection of recyclable items that include bale wrap, ag/grain bags, bunker covers, silage bags and other film plastics.  

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Bay View Park in Ottertail to receive upgrades

A scenic park overlooking Otter Tail Lake could have some small enhancements in the near future.

During its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday night the Ottertail City Council heard a plan from Lorna and Gordon Bradbury, on behalf of the citizens planning group, that could enhance the city-owned park on Bay View Rd.  

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Softball team completes community service project

Members of the New York Mills softball team went to the Whistle Stop and another community lot and performed a portion of their five hour community service pledge. The team helped rake leaves and cleaned up the lawn of the property on April 19. Team members will also help at the Eagles Cafe and VFW in upcoming weeks.  

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County meets with planning, adjustment members

The Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners held a luncheon meeting with county Planning Commission members and Board of Adjustment members.

This meeting was convened to collaborate and listen to opinions and concerns in the process of growth and protection of resources for the future of Otter Tail County.  

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