New York Mills

Lund Boats to expand New York Mills facility

NEW YORK MILLS — The Brunswick Corp. has announced plans to expand its Lund Boats plant in New York Mills. Brunswick, which owns and operates Lund Boats, plans to add 22,000 square feet to the western Minnesota plant. The company says demand has been high for both the Crestliner and Lund boat brands. Crestliner production […]

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Pikula sentenced for bomb threat

Chad Steven Pikula, the New York Mills man who called in a fake bomb threat at the Brunswick/Lund Boat factory in the city, is facing some stiff fines and 90 days in jail after his sentencing last week. Pikula, 37, was convicted of one count of making terroristic threats. The conviction is a felony, but […]

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Pair to pay $22,000 in damages

The second half of the duo who caused thousands in damage to property in New York Mills has been sentenced, and the amount of restitution he and his friend have to pay — over $22,000 — has also been settled. Kevin Gene Engelke, 23, was sentenced Monday for one count of third degree burglary, with […]

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NYM men to pay up for $10,000 in damage

Two New York Mills men will have to pay up after causing over $10,000 in damage during an intoxicated series of joyrides on May 4. Douglas Lyon Dabill, 23, was sentenced this week for third degree burglary, a felony which can be downgraded to a gross misdemeanor in the future. Another identical charge and a […]

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Alcohol a factor in fatal crash

A Motley man was killed Sunday morning in a rollover in the northeast corner of Otter Tail County. Ty Bell, 18, died in the crash, while a 15-year-old New York Mills girl and Daniel Resch, 21, also of New York Mills, were injured. Alcohol is believed to be a factor. The sheriff’s office reports that […]

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Man sentenced for stealing cousin’s work truck

A Detroit Lakes man will spend 30 days in jail for stealing his cousin’s work truck in January. Matthew Allan Niehaus, 20, was sentenced for felony theft and fourth degree DWI on Monday. In addition to his jail time, he was fined $900 – payable by community service – and sentenced to five years supervised […]

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Woman seriously hurt in crash

A Big Lake woman was transported by air to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale Sunday after sustaining a serious injury in a crash south of New York Mills. Rebekah Morris, 19, was driving west on State Highway 10 and tried to cross the eastbound lanes as she turned onto State Highway 106, state patrol […]

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Man crashes car in DWI accident

A New York Mills man was arrested for DWI this morning after he crashed his Pontiac Sunbird into a stream near Rush Lake. James Wintermeyer, 25, was traveling east on 355th Street, near the intersection with State Highway 78, around 5:20 a.m. today when he lost control of his vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office. […]

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NYM man convicted of bomb threat

The New York Mills man who called in a bomb threat to the city’s Brunswick/Lund boat factory on March 8 was found guilty on two counts of making terroristic threats. A jury found Chad Steven Pikula, 37, guilty on June 9. He will be sentenced on Aug. 12. Court records report that Pikula was a […]

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Bemidji man wins Think-Off

Bemidji poet Marsh Muirhead won the 2011 Great American Think-Off in New York Mills on Saturday night. Muirhead was one of four entrants from the 700 around the country who took part in this year’s question, “Does poetry matter?” Muirhead argued that poetry does matter, along with Doug Wilhide, another finalist. Mahmood Tabadoor and Bob […]

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