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Second Hand Rose expands to NYM

Since purchasing a Second Hand Rose less-than one year ago, Keith and Jen Carlson have moved to a larger store in Perham, nearly outgrown that new space and have now expanded to a second store just 10 miles down the road in New York Mills.

The new store in NY Mills, located next to Seip Drug and Dean’s Country Market, opened on Memorial Day. Jen Carlson said business has been good and the community has been extremely supportive since opening the second location.  

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NYM to try to sell city-owned lot on Broadway

If the New York Mills City Council has its way, a city-owned lot on Broadway will one day be the location for a new home.

During its regularly scheduled meeting last week, the NY Mills City Council discussed what it should do with the city-owned lot that was gifted to NY Mills.  

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Growing a sweet treat at Otter Berry

Nothing signals summer quite like fresh and locally grown strawberries.

For the area’s newest berry farm, Otter Berry Farm near Rush Lake, the first pickers have yet to show up, but the new family oriented berry patch is already nearly tripling the size of their strawberry patch for next year.  

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Children’s artist Ralph Covert to perform in NYM

Grammy-nominated children’s musician Ralph Covert, of “Ralph’s World” fame, will share his humorous and eclectic original songs in New York Mills on Wednesday, June 28, at 3 p.m. This high-energy, interactive family concert is free and open to the public.

Covert is touring his solo acoustic show during his week-long stop in west central Minnesota to promote summer reading, discovery, creativity in libraries and the bookmobile. This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund and is sponsored by the New York Mills Public Library and Viking Library System.  

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Phelps Mill fish passage plan  reviewed by county board

Assistant County Highway Engineer Chuck Grotte and representatives from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spoke to county board members regarding a DNR public meeting held May 5, 2017, when a proposed Phelps Mill fish passage project was discussed.

Board members called for a transparent process to inform the public about project options, history of the project, condition of current structures, past meeting summaries, funding sources, and timeline.  

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Ottertail council moves forward with bond bid, receives ‘AA’ rating

The Ottertail City Council met last Thursday evening for their regular monthly meeting.

At the meeting, the council heard from Doug Greene regarding bond bidding. Greene said that the bids were just in the morning of the meeting and that no surprises were found. He informed the council that United Bankers’ Bank of Bloomington, Minn., came in with the lowest interest rate at 2.7 percent.  

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