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  • Paddling on a trip of a lifetime—again

    | Published on June 10, 2021 at 3:56pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher With each stroke of the paddle, Hank Kohler came one step closer to reaching his goal of going from East Leaf Lake to the Gulf of Mexico. The canoetrip came 42 years after he made a similar trek with a group of three friends, all of whom were in attendance on Thursday… Read More

  • Consider the dirty dozen in the garden

    | Published on June 10, 2021 at 3:55pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Barbie Porter Editor, Frazee-Vergas Forum For many, spring conjures up images of buds appearing on trees that may transform into fruit. For others, visions of dirt under the fingernails, and soon-to-be vegetables in a bed of soil appear.  Regardless if the crop is fruit or vegetable, Tom Meinhover of Grass Roots, is hoping to provide the trees,… Read More

  • Volunteers needed for mural painting

    | Published on June 10, 2021 at 3:54pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher The Henning Landmark Center is seeking the community’s help in painting a large four part mural on the bathrooms at the city park. On June 18 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and June 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., volunteers will have the opportunity to help artist Lana Beck paint a… Read More

  • Getting a first hand look at blind spots

    | Published on June 10, 2021 at 3:54pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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  • RMH Ride to host 20th annual event

    | Published on June 10, 2021 at 3:49pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Motorcycle ride to make stops in Nimrod, Menahga By Chad Koenen Publisher Twenty years after the first Ronald McDonald Hosue Ride strolled down the streets of New York Mills, motorcycles from across the country will return to town this weekend to raise money for an organization that has touched the lives of people from young to old…. Read More

  • Bookmobile receives a fresh coat of paint, to stop in local communities this summer

    | Published on June 10, 2021 at 3:39pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    The new Viking Library System (VLS) bookmobile is now on the road, continuing more than 40 years of service to the region. The bookmobile replaces an older model that proudly served the area for more than 28 years, crisscrossing the six county (Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens and Traverse) service area, accumulating more than… Read More

  • Otter Nutrition opens its doors for a healthy alternative

    | Published on June 10, 2021 at 3:16pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    New Ottertail business to offer healthy teas, shake options for those on the go By Chad Koenen Publisher An Otter-this-world place to get a healthy snack on the run has opened in Ottertail. Otter Nutrition has opened its doors on the floor level of the old Creamery building in Ottertail. The business is owned and operated by the… Read More

  • Koep enjoys an opportunity of a lifetime

    | Published on May 20, 2021 at 1:07am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Chad Koenen Publisher Ask any fishermen about the key of landing a large fish and one of the top responses will revolve around good bait. It seems fitting then that a family with a rich history in the bait industry would be selected to help Governor Tim Walz land a walleye on the opening day… Read More

  • Henning hosts track and field day

    | Published on May 20, 2021 at 1:04am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Photos by Chad Koenen Henning Elementary students hosted a modified track and field day last week. The students participated in the events during their phy ed classes all last week. Kindergartners Brielle Thalmann, Mayilynn Swartz, Sophia Stevens, Dexter Manning and Gendtry Lutgens worked hard in the tug of war on Friday. 

  • Hundreds of protestors stop by Ottertail park

    | Published on May 20, 2021 at 1:03am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Photo by Chad Koenen Hundreds of people stopped by the community park in Ottertail on Saturday afternoon for a protest that was held during the Governor’s Fishing Opener festivities last weekend. The protest featured several guest speakers including Larvita McFarquhar, owner of a Lynd, Minn., restaurant, who told those who gathered about the struggles she faced… Read More

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