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Two street projects possible this summer

There might be two large street projects in New York Mills this summer.

On top of the Miller Street project, the city just learned of Otter Tail County’s plan to redo Centennial 84 Drive, which runs through NY Mills from Highway 10 to Highway 10. Although the county would fund the street repair, replacing infrastructure would be the city’s responsibility.  

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NYM EDA discusses utilizing county building

Last Wednesday morning, the New York Mills Economic Development Authority renewed its discussion for finding a use for the empty space in the Otter Tail County Building in NY Mills.

Discussion over the use of the building faltered last October after the county learned of the $1.8 million price tag to renovate the unused basement for a daycare center. Now though, the discussion is turning to other parts of the building that perhaps need less work.  

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Turkey barns near NYM to expand

County commissioners, on Feb. 7, gave their approval for two turkey barn construction projects and two turkey barn expansions.

Construction plans were approved for Peter Mursu in Section 1 of Otto Township, west of New York Mills, and for Mursu Brothers Turkeys in Section 32 of Otto Township.  

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New foundation in Ottertail could fund improvements at the community center

The Ottertail Community Center could soon receive an extreme makeover thanks to a donation from a new foundation.

During its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday night, the Ottertail City Council heard from Jerry Martin, who is a member of the Ottertail Area Community Foundation. Martin said there is money available to help with projects at the community center if the city requests the funding.  

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Pink Out to support NYM custodian

Dozens of people showed support to a New York Mills woman who is battling cancer during Thursday’s home basketball games at the school.

A little over a month ago, NY Mills School custodian Nikki Rogers was diagnosed with stage four metastatic breast cancer that spread into her bones. After she fell twice, and had unexplained pain in her hip, the 41-year-old Rogers visited a doctor for the first time on Jan. 12. Several tests and biopsies confirmed the cancer diagnoses and Rogers started a treatment course of radiation. Since then, she has had 15 rounds of radiation to her hip.  

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Visitor restrictions in place at TCHC

Due to a recent uptick in the occurrence of the flu, Tri-County Health Care is restricting hospital visitors to immediate family over the age of 18 and only if visitors are free from flu symptoms.

“It is our responsibility to protect our patients and our communities,” said Ben Hess, M.D., Chief Medical Officer.  

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