New York Mills

Lake residents clean up following storms

Property owners along lakeshores in eastern and central Otter Tail County continue to perform cleanup following severe storms that struck many areas the evening of Memorial Day. Damaged were dwellings, docks, boats and pontoons. Among the hard-hit areas was Big Pine Lake, east of Perham, where several trees and branches were toppled. Other hard-hit areas […]

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NYM men charged with vandalizing landfill

The two New York Mills men who allegedly caused over $10,000 in damage to the East Otter Tail County landfill on May 4 have been charged in county court. Kevin Engelke and Douglas Dabill, both 23, have been charged with one count each of first degree criminal damage to property and two counts of third […]

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Two NYM men cause thousands in damage

Two New York Mills men were arrested at 4:30 a.m. today after allegedly engaging in a spree of burglary, vandalism and reckless driving in East Otter Tail County in the early morning hours. Kevin Gene Engelke and Douglas Lyon Dabill, both 23, are suspected of stealing three vehicles and vandalizing property in and around New […]

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First charges filed in NYM home invasion

An Ottertail City teen has been charged with first degree assault as the New York Mills Police Department continues to investigate an alleged home invasion and assault that occurred early Sunday morning. Myles David Curtis, 19, was charged on Tuesday. He is thought to be one of six males who broke into a home on […]

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Alleged home invasion lands teen in jail

An Ottertail City teen is in jail after allegedly taking part in a home invasion in New York Mills Sunday morning. Miles David Curtis, 19, was arrested for assault in relation to an incident on the 200 block of West Nowell Street, the New York Mills Police Department reported. Curtis, along with several other people, […]

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Arrest made in NYM bomb threat

A man has been arrested in connection with the March 8 bomb threat at the Brunswick/Lund boat factory in New York Mills, the city’s police chief James Van Schaick reported. Chad Steven Pikula, 37, of New York Mills, was arrested at about 6:40 p.m. on Thursday. He has been charged with two felony counts of […]

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Relationship mended after special needs man handcuffed

Matthew and Marla Niemela have no hard feelings toward the New York Mills Police Department after their special-needs son was mistakenly hand-cuffed by police during a police call on Feb. 2. The Niemelas say they’ve worked to bridge fences with the New York Mills Police Department. As a matter of fact, Police Chief James Van […]

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NYM man died of exposure

It has been determined that the death of a New York Mills man last weekend was not foul play, according to autopsy results supplied to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office. According to the sheriff’s office, Don Hanson, 67, likely died due to exposure to cold weather. Hanson was found on Saturday, Dec. 11, lying […]

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Death of NYM man under investigation

The unattended death of a New York Mills resident sometime on Saturday is under investigation by the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office. According to the sheriff’s office, Donn Hanson, 67, was found dead on his farm property near his workshop on Saturday at about 8:30 p.m. Hanson’s residence is located on the 50000 block of […]

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Loose cattle cause two cow-llisions

Two vehicles are severely damaged and a pair of cows are dead after a dozen or so cattle got loose from the Perham Stock Yard Monday morning, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Department. One of the cows was hit by a 17-year-old female from New York Mills when it wandered onto County Highway […]

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