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					   July 2011
                                                      CITY OF NEW YORK MILLS
   Volume 2 Issue 4

Inside this issue:
Historic Buildings Part of Past                  2

Annual Library Used Book Sale                    2

OTWCAC Faces Shutdown                            3
                                                                  Lund Mania Summer Celebration
NYM Lions Golf Fundraiser
OTWCAC Finalist to Win Toyota                    3                                            tennial 84 Drive, a Classic Car        Right after the Parade, the Lund
                                                                                              Show will be held from 2:30—           Mania Grand Finale Results Cere-
Lund Mania Cont./Parade                          4
                                                                                              5:30 p.m. sponsored by Gibbs           mony will reveal the final team
Finn Creek Museum Festival
                                                                                              #10 Sales. Starting at about           placement and the winners of all
C & C Corn Feed                                  5
                                                                                              4:00 p.m, the area around Cen-         prizes will be named. There are
Ronald McDonald Ride Results                     5
                                                                                              tral Park will include the Eagle‘s     prizes for the top ten fishing teams,
Marching Eagles Cont.                            6
                                                                                              Café Fish Fry featuring Gary           one additional prize for the remain-
ROLA Event Cancelled                             6
                                                                                              Roach fish batter, a petting zoo       ing teams which will be done by
Former Visiting Artist on America’s Got Talent   7           Friday, July 1 is here, and so   and pony rides (from 4:00 to           random drawing, and 20 spotter
Library Happenings                               7    is the New York Mills Lund Mania        8:00 p.m.) sponsored by the            prizes to be awarded via random
Former                                                Fishing Tournament and Summer
The Tortoise Vs the Hare                         8                                            Perham Memorial Hospital &             drawing.
                                                      Celebration! The day is packed full     Home, and other vendors as well              The night will be capped off
Message from the Chief of Police                 8
                                                      of fun events for young and old         as the NYM Lions Beer Wagon            with a street dance on Centennial
Mayor‘s Corner                                   9
                                                      alike. The day begins at about 6:00     and outdoor service by Mills           84 Drive featuring Wild Nights
Community Pool News                              9
                                                      a.m. for those involved in the Lund     Liquors.                               Entertainment. Admission to the
Community Calendar                               10
                                                      Mania tournament on Otter Tail                The official weigh-in for        street dance is free this year. In
                                                      Lake. The tournament runs from          the Lund Mania Tournament will         case of inclement weather, many of
                                                      7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.               begin at 5:00 p.m., at which           the events will be relocated in-
                                                             Back in New York Mills, the      time the top 10 teams are an-          doors to the New York Mills City
                                                      fun starts with a free swim day         nounced. Watch for the 10              Ballroom.
                                                      from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the Le-          teams during the annual Summer               (Article continued on page
                                                      gried Community Pool. On Cen-           Parade which begins at 6:30 p.m.       4).

     Lund Mania                                        NYM Marching Eagles Receive Prestigious Honor
       2011                                                                                   government officials, national        from 7th to 17th Streets. A street
       Friday, July 1st                                                                       military units, sponsored floats,     audience of hundreds of thousands of
       1-5 Pm….Free Swim at
                  Community Pool                                                              helium balloons, and other spe-       spectators is anticipated. The Na-
       2:30-5:30...Classic Car Show                                                           cialty units in this major national   tional Park Service and the National
       4:00-8:00...Petting Zoo &                                                              event.                                Independence Day ParadeTM are the
                   Pony Rides-Free                                                                 Blake Groe, the director,        co-sponsors of this event.
       4:00……...Fish Fry by Eagles                                                            was informed of this honor                The traditional parade will be a
                  Café/addl vendors
       5:00 ……..Announcement of                                                               based on the decision of the          reflection of many American patri-
                  Top 10 Lund Mania                                                           National Selection Committee,         otic themes, historical and present.
                  Teams                                     The New York Mills High           which considered and reviewed             While the Marching Eagles are
       6:30 ……..Parade                                School Marching Band has just been      the band‘s performances and           in Washington, D.C. they will have
       8:00……...Lund Mania                            invited to represent the State of       determined the band will be an        a complete program of sightseeing
                  Results Ceremony
       8:30 ……..Street Dance                          Minnesota in the 2012 National          excellent representative of Min-      and other cultural activities as part
       Saturday, July 2nd                             Independence Day Parade in Wash-        nesota.                               of their experience. Following the
       7:30……..Millers/Bluffton                       ington, D.C., on July 4th. The               The parade route is on his-      parade on July 4th, they will join
                  Braves Baseball/                    Marching Eagles will be joining         torical Constitution Avenue           several hundred thousand tourists to
       Dusk …...Fireworks
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      Historic NYM Buildings Become Part of the Past
                             Several New York Mills commercial        later, the business was purchased by Peavey
                      buildings have literally become pieces of       Lumber Company, who remodeled the
                      history, as the Homestead Building Supplies     building in 1974. Further renovations were
                      buildings and the original Standard Oil         made in 1980 under Homestead Building
                      building were demolished last week.             Supplies‘ ownership.
                             As a requirement of the Burlington                The Standard Oil Service Station was
                      Northern Sante Fe Railroad‘s lease, Home-       built on the lot just east of the lumber yard
                      stead Building Supplies was required to         in 1938, which was operated by Charles
                      remove all buildings on the Railroad‘s prop-    Repola, followed by Harold Windels in
                      erty at the termination of their contract,      1955 and then Gene Imsande in 1963 under
                      which included the main lumber yard, addi-      the name of Gene‘s Standard Service. In
                      tional warehouses and the former gas station    1976 Gene‘s Standard moved to its new
                      building on Centennial 84 Drive. North          location on Miller Street and the building
                      Central Incorporated of Perham was con-         was purchased by Peavey Lumber Company
                      tracted to perform the demolition, which        for storage.
                      began last Tuesday.                                      The New York Mills location was the
                             The first building on Homestead‘s lot    first location for Homestead Building Sup-
                      was Fiske‘s Livery Barn, which burned in        p l i e s c h a i n , b a se d o u t       of
                      1912. Dower Lumber Company built on             Brookings, South Dakota. It was also the
                      this site in 1914, but that building also       last Minnesota location to close when the
                      burned in 1926. Lampert Lumber brought          company made its decision to cease opera-
                      in the current building from Bluffton to        tions in Minnesota .
                      replace it in the late 1920‘s. Several owners
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  OTWCAC will be Affected by Proposed State Shutdown
          In the event of the state‘s shutdown         work, activity and performances under          Child Care Resource Referral will be un-
   effective July 1, 2011, Otter Tail-Wadena           Otter Tail-Wadena Community Action             available.
   Community Action Council will be closed,            Council must be suspended.                            Some programs not affected by this
   except for those programs not affected by the             What does this mean for area resi-       impasse will continue to operate, such as
   State shutdown, until the state legislature and     dents? No payments will be made to utility     Head Start Child Care, limited Head Start
   governor reach an agreement and a bill is           companies, landlords or other vendors.         and limited Family Planning Services.
   passed funding state operations. An announce-       Clients will not be able to apply for Energy          Diane Leaders, Director of Family
   ment was made to all vendors, volunteers and        Assistance, Foreclosure Prevention Services    Services stated, ―We are all very concerned
   contractors that in the absence of legislatively    or other emergency services during the         about our clients and hope to be up and
   authorized appropriations to Otter Tail-            shutdown. Energy Assistance, Weatheriza-       running very soon‖.
   Wadena Community Action Council, all                tion, Family Services, Early Head Start and

                 NYM Lions Host Annual Golf Fundraiser
          Whether you are an avid golfer, or           City Hall Ballroom, beginning at 8:00 pm.
    need an excuse to dust off those clubs in the            The cost of the tournament is $30 per
    back of your closet, the NYM Lions Golf            individual or $120 per team (teams of four).
    Fundraiser is a great opportunity to get back      This entry fee includes all golf games.
    in ―the swing‖ of things, and at the same                Funds raised from the tournament
    time help out a worthy cause.                      will go toward sponsoring local scholarships
          This year‘s annual event will be held        as well as helping with other community
    on Wednesday, July 6th at Balhepburn Golf          needs.
    Course (the Legried Farm).                               To make tee times, call Al Berube at
           Tee times are set for 3:00 pm, 5:00         218-385-2300, or for more information,
    pm and 7:00 pm . Following the event,              contact Eric Weber at 218-371-9335.
    enjoy food, refreshments and prizes at the

      OTWCAC Has Favorable Odds to Win New Toyota
            Otter Tail-Wadena Community               against 4 organizations rather than 5 that   this day" to be sent an e-mail reminder.
      Action Council, Inc (OTWCAC) is one             day as well.                                        In order to apply, the OTWCAC
      of 500 finalists in Toyota‘s 100 Cars for              If OTWCAC receives the most           had to make a two minute video presen-
      Good program, which will award vehicles         votes and is awarded the vehicle, it will    tation of what their organization is all
      to 100 nonprofit organizations based on         be used to perform multiple and varied       about. ―That was the most difficult, put-
      votes from the public beginning May 9,          services to lower income families such as    ting all we do into two minutes‖, stated
      2011.                                           meeting with homeless or dislocated          Diane Leaders, Director of Family Ser-
            Toyota‘s 100 Cars for Good pro-           clients; delivering emergency groceries,     vices. Dan Skogen narrated and children
      gram will showcase five nonprofit organi-       toys, furniture or clothing for low income   from the agency were the actors. Terry
      zations each day for 100 days on Toyota‘s       families; or using it for emergency re-      Lillis of the NYM Tekkies produced the
      Facebook page,             sponse         during        disasters.      video. ―It was a community effort and we
      Visitors to the page can vote once a day               Voting for OTWCAC can ONLY            enjoyed putting it together,‖ stated Lead-
      for the organization that they feel is most     be done on the day they are showcased,       ers. The video presentation can be
      deserving of a new Toyota vehicle.              July 7th, and you can ONLY vote              viewed on the agency‘s website @
            OTWCAC will be one of four                ONCE .You can vote for The Otter Tail
      organizations highlighted for voting on         Wadena Community Action Council, by
      Thursday, July 7, 2011. Local residents         visiting Toyota‘s Facebook page. You can
      are encouraged to support OTWCAC                set up an e-mail reminder by following
      and their quest for a new Toyota. The           these instructions:
      odds of winning are significantly im-                  Go to
      proved by the fact that OTWCAC only                    Click on "Vote Today‖
      has to have more votes than the other                  Click on "View Contestants"
                                                                                                         YOUR VOTE COUNTS !
      three organizations showcased on the                   Click on ―Search by Date"
                                                                                                       Support OTWCAC in their quest to win a
      same day as them, giving them a 25%                    Click on "July 7"                               Toyota car in the TOYOTA
      chance! They are lucky to be competing                 Click on "Remind me to vote on            100 CARS FOR GOOD PROGRAM!
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              Parade Route For July 1st                                                            Lund Mania Summer Celebration—
                                                                                                        continued from page 1
                                                                                                          Many people have helped put this
                                                                                                   event together along with sponsorship
                                                                                                   dollars from area businesses. Please take
                                                                                                   the time to thank the sponsors and mem-
                                                                                                   bers of the New York Mills Civic & Com-
                                                                                                   merce for their support of this event.
                                                                                                   Tournament sponsors will be featured on
                                                                                                   the top ten boats during the parade with
                                                                                                   banners. Also, many sponsors will be
                                                                                                   listed on flag pennants located along the
                                                                                                   Parade route. Thanks also to the NYM
                                                                                                   Bandwagon for helping with cleanup up
                                                                                                   after the celebration. Finally, look for
                                                                                                   posters around town for a complete listing
                                                                                                   of sponsors for the Summer Celebration

       Finn Creek Museum Summer Festival Approaches
                                                         Visitors can enjoy displays of antique     ecumenical Finnish and English Church
                                                  fire trucks and equipment from the NYM            Service.
                                                  Fire Dept and other antique equipment, as                The Trinity Lutheran Church Bell
                                                  well as horse drawn wagon rides, a petting        Choir, under the direction of Nancy Neu-
                                                  barn and tours. Shop for authentic Finnish        berger will perform in the chapel from
                                                  products at the general store, tour the origi-    11am-12 noon, followed by a hog roast
                                                  nal museum grounds and rest either in the         dinner. The popular Antique Tractor Pa-
                                                  shade of the outdoor pavilion and band            rade begins at 12:30 followed by the Trac-
          Finn Creek Museum, located 6 miles      stand or the comfortable indoor entertain-        tor Pull at 1:00 pm.
  south of New York Mills, offers visitors a      ment center. Concessions are served all                  Afternoon entertainment includes
  chance to step back in time, to a more sim-     day . Learn Finnish in the schoolhouse from       Finnish-American musicians Sara Pajunen
  ple, but intriguing way of life. The Finn       9:30 to 10 am, watch a demonstration by           and Jonathan Rundman of the folk duo
  Creek Museum Summer Folk Festival is a          chainsaw artist Charlie Kirchenwitz, or           KAIVAMA. Sara Pajunen‘s skills as a vio-
  perfect opportunity to experience that time     enjoy the Finnish Heritage Conversation           linist have earned her degrees from the
  to its fullest .                                Hour from 10-11 am .                              University of Minnesota and the Helsinki
          This year‘s festival, scheduled for            Prizewinning Essays from the NYM           Conservatory in Finland. Multi-
  August 27th and 28th, holds a full slate of     5th Graders will be read in the entertain-        instrumentalist Jonathan Rundman has
  events, as well as authentic Finnish foods,     ment center at 10:30 am. An authentic             toured the US and Europe as a troubadour
  music and activities. Saturday will start off   finnish meal of mojakka and keitto soup will      songwriter, collecting raves from publica-
  the day with a french toast/pancake & sau-      be served from noon to 1:15 pm. After-            tions such as Paste, Billboard, and The
  sage breakfast. Browse the grounds, enjoy       noon entertainment includes Eric‘s Band,          New York Times.
  the many crafters, watch demonstrations         with old time and country music. Eric Rog-               Admission to the day‘s events is
  such as blacksmithing, oats threshing, log      genkamp, a Bluffton area resident has been        $4.00 for adults each day or $6.00 for both
  sawing, small gas engines, chainsaw sculpt-     playing for about 10 years and has himself
                                                                                                    days, children 6-12-$1.00, and under 6 -
  ing and rug weaving, or listen to the enter-    been inducted into the Country Music Hall
  tainment, including the Old Time Country                                                          free. RV parking is available on the
                                                  of Fame in Minnesota!
  Bunch, performing from 9-10 am. (and                                                              grounds. For more information and a more
                                                         The Sanctioned Children‘s Tractor
  again from 11-12 noon). This 4 person                                                             complete listing of events, call the mu-
                                                  Pull will be at 1:30 pm for kids ages 3 to 9.
  group, managed by Dale Lubitz of Frazee, is                                                       seum at 218-385-2233 or Shell Tumberg
                                                         Sunday‘s entertainment begins with a
  made up of senior citizens who have been                                                          at 218-385-3498.
                                                  continental breakfast at 8:30 am followed by
  playing together for about 11 years, offering                                                            The Festival is sponsored by the
                                                  a Sing-A-Long of English and Finnish hymns
  old time music, country western and gospel.                                                       Minnesota Finnish Historical Society,
                                                  in the chapel and beginning at 10 am, an
                                                                                                    Chapter 13.
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           Annual C & C Corn Feed Plans Underway
                                                  free, will run from 4 pm-7 pm         York Mills Fire Hall as well. Show
                                                  with volunteers serving up loads      your support to the Fire Depart-
                                                  of luscious golden sweet corn.        ment by bringing in your vehicles
                                                  Other vendors will be set up in       for a wash. The cost for a wash is a
                                                  the park as well offering addi-       free will donation.
                                                  tional food items. Bounce houses            Be sure to come out to Cen-
                                                  will again be a highlight for kids,   tral Park in New York Mills on
                                                  and the New York Mills Regional       August 12th for a day of good
                  The 2011 Annual Corn            Cultural Center will finish up its    food, good fun and good conversa-
           Feed sponsored by the New York         two week puppetry workshop            tion.
           Mills Civic & Commerce is sched-       with a Puppet Pageant on Centen-
           uled for Friday, August 12th, in       nial Drive, performed by local
           Central Park. This popular event       puppeteers.
           is a way for the Civic & Com-                 The Senior Center will be
           merce to thank the community           hosting a Pie and Ice Cream Social
           for its involvement and support to     at the Senior Center during the
           local businesses throughout the        Corn Feed, and the New York
           year.                                  Mills Fire Department will hold
                  The Corn Feed, which is         its annual Car Wash at the New

           World’s Largest Ronald McDonald Benefit Ride Breaks Record
                  The 10th Annual Ronald         Shoults of Maple Grove and Mark        pop tabs, qualifying them to receive
           McDonald House Benefit Ride has       Bibelheimer of Fargo. Winners of       a Ronald Show at the school,
           come and gone, with this year‘s       the 10 $100 cash prizes included       where Ronald McDonald made his
           success being one for the record      Joe Brasel, Deer Creek, Larry          appearance.
           books. The event raised a phe-        Hintsala, NYM, Dennis Bettin ,                The Ronald McDonald House
           nomenal $132,000 this year, with      Sioux Falls, Jerry Oye, Fargo,         relies 100% on donations to operate
           more contributions still coming in    Ardner Anderson, NYM, Frank            its program to help families in need,
           earning its title as ―World‘s Larg-   Eld, Donnelly Il, Lynn Domboy,         providing a ―home away from
           est Ronald McDonald House             Pierz, Bruce Ness, Dalton, Steve       home‖ for families whose children
           Ride‖.                                Johnson, Alexandria and Dawn           are receiving care at any medical
                  A total of 1,320 motorcy-      Johansen, Elbow Lake.                  facility in Fargo-Moorhead.
           cles took part in the event, which           A Kid‘s Bike Safety Rodeo              More than 900 family mem-
           left the Charles D. Center VFW in     sponsored by McDonalds in Wa-          bers stay at the Fargo Ronald
           New York Mills at noon and trav-      dena and held in conjunction with      McDonald Houses each year. The           Jim Peterson of West Fargo
           elled through Butler and Ever-        the NYM Police Department and a        two facilities can house 12 families    was the winner of this year‘s
                                                                                                                                2011 Harley Davidson Road
           green to Wolf Lake, where riders      Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the     per night. Families are asked to        King. Photo courtesy of
           feasted on Wolf Lake‘s famous         NYM High School Football Team-         pay $15 per night, but no one is
           turkey sandwiches. From there,        were also part of The Ride‘s activi-   turned away because of inability to
           they moved on to Wadena where         ties, with over 30 bikes being given   pay. The actual cost to Ronald
           the Elk‘s Lodge hosted the entou-     away to participants.                  McDonald House are more than
           rage, serving hot dogs and brats.            Part of the money raised for    $85 per room per night. If you
           Then it was back to the VFW for a     Ronald McDonald House comes            would still like to donate you can
           hog roast, door prizes, live auc-     from the collection of pop tabs.       do so by going to
           tion, silent auction, burnout con-    1,250 gallons of pop tabs were                The RMH Ride committee
           test and live band. The winner of     collected. (If you are wondering       and Ronald McDonald House
           this year‘s 2011 Harley Davidson      how that measures up, it takes         would like to thank all those who
           Road King is Jim Peterson from        5,000 tabs to make one gallon!).       helped make this year‘s ride such a
           West Fargo. Winners of the two               The NYM School donated          success.     For more information,
           $500 cash prizes were Jerry           1,000,000 (one million) individual     visit
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 NYM Marching Eagles, Cont.
Cont. from Page 1
enjoy the televised performance     be involved in the parade. This      fundraising event went well,        combined evening concert with a
of the National Symphony in         trip to Washington, D.C. for         even though we were forced to       raffle or silent auction type of
front of the U.S. Capitol Build-    the 4th of July, 2012 has be-        relocate due to inclement           event the same evening. The tenta-
ing and the spectacular fire-       come more of a community             weather. We finished up our         tive date for that is the 14th of Janu-
works display.                      trip than a Marching Band one.       Marching Band Camp June 10          ary.
     A word from the Direc-              I will be organizing a meet-    and celebrated with a cookout            Donations are always accepted
tor:                                ing for the first week of the        and concert featuring our sum-      and people have been asking how
     The New York Mills March-      new school year (fall 2011) to       mer marching music as well as a     to do that. Our committee is cur-
ing Eagles are honored to accept    provide details as to the time       few pep band charts. This sum-      rently working on a way to make
this invitation to perform in The   frame, cost of and payments for      mer we will or already have         that as easy as possible.
National Independence Day           the trip.                            performed in Wadena, Sebeka,             I apologize for a lack of detail.
Parade in Washington, D.C.               At the same time the stu-       Perham, Foley, Milaca, St.          We have recently had several offers
     Our program has a tradition    dents are raising money to help      Cloud and New York Mills.           to assist in our fundraising events
of excellence over many years,      pay for their trip, we as a pro-          If you would like to help,     from community groups and still
and this is just a testament to     gram will also be raising            our fundraising committee is        need to set dates, times and loca-
the effort the students give and    money. Our program has               working on several events           tions with all parties involved.
the support they receive from       reached a point where we need        throughout the summer and into      Once we do have these details set,
the district and our community.     to replace our equipment. Our        early fall. One of the fast ap-     we will advertise in the paper, on
     We are extremely fortunate     needs include marching percus-       proaching opportunities, which      the school and city websites, on the
to have the support we have.        sion, uniforms, and some             we are still working out details    radio and I might just start running
While many towns and schools        school owned brass instru-           for, is to hopefully be a part of   around with a poster board stuck
are losing their marching bands     ments. This leaves us with a         some of the pre-parade, post        to my chest.
and band programs altogether,       grand total of over $100,000         fishing tournament festivities on        The support from our commu-
we are experiencing growth.         that we need to raise. Our           July 1st.                           nity has been amazing and I cannot
     Normally our trips are         goal is to make these purchases           Another way to help is to      understate how important it is and
strictly band trips. However, I     before we travel to Washing-         buy a t-shirt. Every year we try    has been for this program.
felt that with an opportunity       ton, D.C. in July 2012. We           to have t-shirts that are related        As I have reminded our stu-
like this, it would only be right   want to represent this commu-        to our ―show‖ for marching          dents since the first day of Band
to include our community as         nity as well as they have pro-       band. We are currently working      Camp, the two most important
much as possible. So, as a way      vided for and supported us. To       on a design for this year‘s shirt   words we need to remember are:
to say thank you to our commu-      assist us in this process, Band-     and will be offering a few other    THANK YOU!!
nity, I have asked and been         wagon has formed a committee         designs for sale to the public as   Blake Groe NYM Bands
allowed to involve community        to run several events and search     well. All proceeds will be going
members from outside our band       for other donations.                 to the purchase of our equip-
program in this adventure.               Our group has met a few         ment and uniforms.
Details are still in the works;     times to organize our first               We also have plans in pro-
however, we will be opening         event and has not had an op-         gress for another event next
another bus (55 people per bus)     portunity to work out details        January. The plan is to host the
for community members to            for other upcoming events and        Minnesota State University,
accompany us and for some to        ways to donate. Our          first   Mankato Wind Ensemble for a

                                    ROLA Days Will NOT Be Held This Year
                                                                                   This year‘s Rip Roarin‘    to devote the time necessary to
                                                                            Rola Days, which was planned      put the event toge ther.
       Free copies of the Fair
 Housing brochure (HUD-                                                     for Saturday, August 6th, will          The ROLA Committee
 1686-1-FHEO September                                                      not be held according to event    would like to express their sin-
 2008) are available in the                                                 coordinators.                     cere thanks to all those involved
 City Office. If you think                                                         Organizers of the event    in the annual event, both as vol-
 your rights have been vio-                                                 decided that they were unable     unteers and as participants.
 lated you may contact the
 Housing Discrimination
 Hotline at 1-800-669-9777.
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 Former Visiting Artist on America’s Got Talent
                                                  The Minneapolis segment of               The NYM Regional Cultural
                                           America’s Got Talent aired on June       Center will be holding their Annual
                                           8, 2011 and is available on              Puppet Pageant Theater workshops
                                  for viewing if you          from August 1-12 with a performance
                                           have computer access.           Many     during the Corn Feed on August
                                           other stick bomb creations of            12th. Learn to walk on stilts and
                                           Fort‘s can be seen on YouTube            learn theater, dance, and puppet
                                           including the one he dedicated to        skills. There is no fee-just call 385-
                                           New York Mills after his stay.           3339 for details about this annual
                                                  Fort has been enjoying some       community event.                             Carrie Rodriguez, Singer &
                                                                                                                                 fiddle player will perform on
                                           notoriety lately but it has been an      Upcoming Music Events include-               Sat, July 9th
        In August of 2005 the New          arduous adventure. The fruits of         Lonnie Knight, guitar, Friday night at
 York Mills Regional Cultural Cen-         his labors include thousands of hits     7:30, July 8th at the Center;
 ter hosted Tim Fort, a kinetic artist     on the internet and local media          Carrie Rodriguez, singer and fiddle
 from Inver Grove Heights, on an           coverage. His work has even in-          player on Saturday, July 9th at
 arts retreat here for two                 spired a young Irish artist to pur-      7:30pm at the Cent er; and
 weeks. During that time Fort              sue a similar kinetic art path.          Slaid Cleves, country rock singer at
 worked in the upstairs studio on                       If you ‗d like to see his   the VFW on Sunday, July 17th at
 stick bombs and gadget explosions         funky, delightful stick bombs and        3:00pm. Food and drink will be
 to the delight of all. Now, six years     other detonation devices, google         served.
 later, Fort was selected during the       him and enjoy how his work takes                For more information on these
 Minneapolis auditions for America’s       you back in time when we created         events and other upcoming events
 Got Talent to compete with others         those dominoes lines that took so        sponsored by the Cultural Center,
 in Las Vegas for the million dollar       long to set up and just seconds to       visit        or       Slaid Cleves, Country Rock
 prize.                                    fall down.                               call 218-385-3339.                           Singer will perform on Sun-
                                                                                                                                 day , July 17th at the NYM
Library Happenings
 Come See What You’re Missing at the Library!
      If you are a frequent visitor      members of VLS and contact you.        ―Dead Sea Scrolls‖ exhibits. Sev-
to the NYM Public Library, you                  In addition, you can use the    eral presentations have come to
are probably aware of the many           Library‘s internet service, either     our community, including the
great things it has to offer. If you     via their computers or by Wi-Fi        Climb Theatre presentations, the
haven‘t visited for awhile, you          service with your laptop.              ―Return to Honor‖, ―Golden Age
will be pleasantly surprised.                   The NYM Public Library          of Radio,‖ ―Virginia Rae Hope‖
      As with any library, there         also offers many activities to in-     and ―Accidental Hero‖ presenta-
are the books, the newspapers, the       volve anyone interested in read-       tions.
magazines and books on tape.             ing, writing or movie-watching.               The most recent special
Along with these, did you know           There is a kids book club, two         event, a play entitled ―The Tor-
you can also check out movies?           adult book clubs, a summer read-       toise Versus the Hare,‖ involved
One new and exciting product             ing program and a writer‘s group,      local children and was produced
now available is the e-book, which       as well as free movie days and         and directed by the Missoula Chil-
you can ―check out‖ by going to          story hours (see the Community         dren‘s Theatre. It was a huge
the Viking Library‘s website at          Calendar for times and dates). A       success.                                     New York Mills Public Library
                                                                                                                                  30 Main Ave N             book making class was also held.              The Library‘s Annual Used
                                                                                                                                    PO Box 279
and clicking on Digital Library.                Legacy Funds, which have        Book Sale is scheduled for July
                                                                                                                             New York Mills MN 56567
      Beyond the items which you         been made available through the        20th and 21st in the City Hall
                                                                                                                                  (218) 385-2436
see on our shelves, you also have        state‘s sales tax revenue increase     Ballroom. The library accepts
access to an enormous supply of          of 2008 have contributed greatly       donations of books and movies
other books, movies and books on         to the library‘s activities. In the    throughout the year. If you would            Find us on
tape through the Viking Library          past year, there have been trips to    like to donate to the NYM Public
System. Make a wish list, put in         the Minnesota History Center to        Library, either with books, by
your request, and our local li-          see the ―Minnesota Greatest Gen-       volunteering or with a monetary
brary will receive a borrowed            eration‖ exhibit, to the Science       donation, contact Julie Adams at
copy from one of the many other          Museum to see the ―King Tut‖ and       218-385-2436. See you at the
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                                                                            ―The Tortoise Versus The Hare‖
                                                                            their very first experience acting, or   Jen Kotaska, and the parents of
                                                                            even being on stage.                     the cast members. And, of
                                                                                   This was also a first for the     course, thanks to the awesome
                                                                            Library – the first time we were able    cast members for their hard work
                                                                            to offer this type of programming.       and dedication: Jasmine Robin-
                                                                            We would not have been able to do        son, Charlie Van Schaick, Claire
                                                                            it, other than we received Legacy        Naslund, Mallory Weber, Emily
                                                                            funding through Viking Library           Adams, Emily Ericksrud, Logan
                                                                            System. Since legacy funds have          Robinson, August Johnson-Ding,
                                      Photo courtesy of Kelly Van Schaick   been available to library systems, we    Makenzie Briard, Skylar Payne,
                                                                            have been able to sponsor plays, bus     Jolie Irons, Ben Van Schaick,
      The New York Mills Public        Tortoise Versus the Hare‖. The
                                                                            trips, and concerts! This additional     Brian Seip, Kassidy Steinbach,
Library was pleased to have re-        cast gave two performances of
                                                                            source of funding has given us the       Josephine Piepkorn, Addison Van
cently sponsored, along with           the play on Saturday, June 25th.
                                                                            opportunity to provide program-          Dyke, Grace Piepkorn, Maverick
Viking Library System and the                 Missoula Children‘s Thea-
                                                                            ming above and beyond our regular        Briard, Kaitlyn Geiser, Aliya
help of Legacy funds, a week-long      tre tours in all 50 states and 17
                                                                            programming story hours.        Our      Gerber, Jane Gudmundson, Aud-
residency of Missoula Children‘s       different countries. It was truly
                                                                            thanks to all who helped us during       rey Irons, Maxwell Johnson-
Theatre. Two tour directors            an honor to be able to work with
                                                                            our Missoula Children‘s Theatre          Ding, Kami Steinbach, and Grace
from Missoula Children‘s Theatre       them. The tour directors were
                                                                            week: the office and custodial staff     Wallgren. We hope to be able to
worked with 25 kids for five days      phenomenal to work with and
                                                                            at the NYM school, Janell Brakel,        sponsor MCT again next summer!
to teach them the lines, songs,        did an amazing job with the kids.
                                                                            Terry Lillis, Carri Ann Pollard, and
and dance steps for the play ―The      For many in the cast, this was

                                       A Message from Our Chief of Police
                                       Chief Jim Van Schaick
                                       expectations: the servers should      software.) Police officers follow       individual citizens, organizations
                                       be prompt and courteous, the          department policy and statutory         and businesses. In addition, the
                                       food should be prepared properly      guidelines to resolve matters in a      police must integrate problem
                                       for safe consumption, the envi-       way similar to the way a chef fol-      solving resources to actively iden-
                                       ronment should be clean, etc.         lows safe food preparation guide-       tify and resolve problems for
                                       This holds true even if you are       lines. We strive to resolve every       community policing to be effec-
                                       simply having a cup of coffee. At     call for service, no matter how         tive. This might seem confusing,
      In 1955, the Los Angeles         the same time, you have some          serious, in a manner which meets        but in reality it has been my ex-
Police Department coined the           responsibilities too: No Shoes, No    the community‘s expectations.           perience that the majority of peo-
motto, ―To Protect and Serve.‖         Shirt, No Service!                           All this leads to ―Community     ple and organizations in this com-
Since that time, it has become the            Joking aside, when you         Policing‖ and what it means to our      munity work with the police in a
motto of many police depart-           order your food, you place a high     community. Many people have             proactive manner. Community
ments nationwide. The concept          degree of trust in those providing    probably heard this term, but I         policing is strong in New York
of police protection is fairly         your meal. If any of these expec-     suspect that many aren‘t com-           Mills! Open communication is of
straight forward to most, but          tations are not met, your experi-     pletely familiar with the concept.      paramount importance to main-
many don‘t think of law enforce-       ence might not be so good and         There are scholars who go to great      tain and nurture this relationship.
ment as a traditional customer         your opinion of the establishment     length to describe the theory of        Much can be accomplished by
service organization, but in real-     could be tarnished.                   community policing, but the basic       reporting suspicious activity, by
ity, almost everything we do                  The same is true when          idea is that for any police depart-     acting responsibly to prevent
involves some level of service.        dealing with law enforcement.         ment to be effective, everyone has      crime or by simply talking over a
       Let‘s compare the police        The public expects police officers    to be ―on board.‖ Simply put, for a     cup of coffee.           The New
department to another customer         to be prompt and courteous when       police department to be effective,      York Mills Police Department
service entity - a restaurant. You     responding to their calls for ser-    it relies on the participation of the   welcomes your questions and
may think this is an unlikely asso-    vice. (As a matter of fact, every     community it serves. Collabora-         comments.          N o n -
ciation, but bear with me…             event that our officers respond to    tive partnerships must be devel-        emergency number: 218 385
       When you go to a restau-        is called a ―Call For Service‖ or     oped between law enforcement            2600
rant, you enter with some basic        ―CFS‖ in our records management       and the community. This includes
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                                           Mayor’s Corner-Impact of Looming State Shutdown
                                           Larry Hodgson, Mayor
                                                                                   tax bill was vetoed, the LGA            liminary levy decision a diffi-
                                            informs us that ―they do not have      appropriation remains in place          cult process.
                                            many specific answers to how           and requires no further action by                     Our other major
                                            cities may be impacted‖.               the Legislature and governor. In        state     funding, Market Value
                                                   The State of Minnesota in       plain language we should continue       Homestead Credit (MVHC),
                                            2005 went through a partial state      to receive our current level of         does not operate as a ―standing
                                            shutdown, and while the shut-          funding for 2011, assuming that         appropriation‖ fund.          This
           As most of you may know          down only lasted 9 days it affected    staff is available at the Depart-       means that without a tax bill
   the 2011 Minnesota legislative           many State Departments, busi-          ment of Revenue to transmit the         being passed it would appear
   session ended on Monday, May             nesses, and communities through-       payment information and that            that the MVHC payments
   23 without passing a State budget        out Minnesota and cost the tax-        Minnesota Management and                would most likely not be paid
   bill. Rather than being an end of        payers of Minnesota millions of        Budget staff are available to trans-    to cities. However, the first
   legislative activity until the Legis-    dollars. It is unclear currently       fer the funds to each city.             half of the MVHC reimburse-
   lature reconvenes next Jan. 24,          whether a state budget will be                The League of Minnesota          ment is not made until on or
   the Legislature will have to recon-      approved by July 1 and if not how      Cities also reminds us that not         around Oct. 31 and therefore,
   vene in the near future to address       long a shutdown might persist and      only should LGA recipient cities        a state shutdown would have to
   unfinished budget business for the       what might happen to government        be concerned about the distribu-        extend for nearly four full
   2012-2013 biennium, which be-            operations in the interim.             tion of 2011 LGA, they must             months for this distribution to
   gins on July 1, 2011.                           The funding for our city        keep in mind that by July 31, the       be impacted.                This
           The following information        operations comes from a limited        commissioner of revenue is sup-         looming state shutdown is
   relating to the impending state          number of sources. Two of those        posed to notify cities of the           definitely causing concern for
   shutdown comes from communi-             sources, LGA and MVHC are state        amount of LGA each city will            us here in New York Mills and
   cations I have received from the         appropriations and make up the         receive in 2012. This certification     the irony of the situation is that
   League of Minnesota Cities which         vast majority of those funds. Lo-      of LGA is used by each city to          it should never have been al-
   has received numerous inquiries          cal Government Aid (LGA) is            plan for its 2012 budget and ulti-      lowed to proceed to this point.
   about the potential impacts of a         distributed in two equal install-      mately to certify a proposed 2012       Our Legislature and Governor
   state government shutdown on             ments on or around July 20 and         property tax levy. Under a shut-        need to realize the impact
   cities in Minnesota.                     Dec. 26 each year. The amounts         down, it is again not entirely clear    statewide this imminent shut-
           While many people are            scheduled to be paid this year         whether the staff necessary to          down is having and again the
   asking what this means for us here       were originally certified to each      perform the 2012 LGA calcula-           untold dollars it is costing the
   in rural Minnesota, you can hope-        city in July 2010. The appropria-      tions will be working. If 2012          taxpayers of this state. If you
   fully understand when we are             tion for LGA is what is known as a     LGA certifications are delayed          have never before contacted a
   unable to come up with a definite        ―standing appropriation‖. As a         long enough the lack of a certified     state legislative official, now is
   answer when even the League              result, even though the omnibus        LGA amount will make the pre-           the time.

  Community Pool News
   Pool Director, Heidi Van Dyke
         Summer fun is in full             on private lessons, adult lessons,     passes are available at a cost of $50
   swing at the Legried Community          aqua aerobics or lifeguarding,         for individuals or $125 for family
   Pool. The first session of swim-        contact the pool at 385-3200.          passes.
   ming lessons will begin on July                The fee for lessons is $25            The Legried Community
   11th and run through July 22nd.         for one child, $45 for two in a        Pool is open six days a week; Mon-
   A second session will be held           family, $60 for three and $70 for      day–Fridays, open swim from 1-5
   from July 25th through August           four children in the same family.      pm, family swim from 6-6:30 pm
   5th. Lessons are held during the        Each additional child is another       and open swim again from 6:30-8
   am hours. Private lessons are           $10. Listen to KWAD-KKWS               pm .
   also available either late morn-        for weather related announce-                A Free Swim Day will be
   ings, early afternoons or in the        ments.                                 held on Friday, July 1st from 1-5
   evenings. For more information                 Daily admission to the pool     pm, sponsored by Otter Tail
                                           is again $3.00 for all ages. Season    Power. Come enjoy summer at
                                                                                  the Legried Community Pool!
           PO Box H                                    CAN‘T MAKE IT IN TO PAY YOUR
           28 Centennial 84 Drive West                  BILL DURING OFFICE HOURS?
           New York Mills, Minnesota 56567
                                                       You can now pay your monthly utility bill by automatic
           Phone: (218) 385-2213                    withdrawal from your bank account! For more informa-
           Fax:(218) 385-2315                       tion, contact Jenny at the City of New York Mills!

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          Community Calendar
          July 1     Lund Mania Fishing Tournament/            July 19     Free Movie for ages Preschool-Gr 4 @
                     Summer Festival                                       NYM Public Library 2 pm
          July 1     Free Swim @ Legried Community             July 20     Annual Used Book Sale @ Public
                     Pool 1-5 pm                                           Library 4-8 pm City Hall Ballroom
          July 1     Classic Car Show on Centennial 84         July 21     Annual Used Book Sale @ Public
                     Dr (front of Fire Hall) 2:30-5:30 pm                  Library 8 am-3 pm City Hall Ballroom
          July 1     Pulled Pork, Pie & Ice Cream @ Sr         July 21     Whist Party @ Senior Center 1:30 pm
                     Center 2:00 pm                            July 25-8/5 Swimming Lessons Session II @ Pool
          July 1      Petting Zoo & Pony Rides 4-8 pm          July 25     Sit n Stitch Fiber Art class @ RCC 6-8pm
          July 1     Fish Fry by Eagles Café 4 pm in Central   July 26     Story Hour @ Library for ages Pre-school-
                     Park (other vendors selling also)                     Gr 4 @ 11 am
          July 1     Lund Mania Results Ceremony 8 pm          July 28     Whist Party @ Senior Center 1:30 pm
                      in front of City Hall                    Aug 1       Sit n Stitch Fiber Art Class @ RCC 6-8pm
          July 1     Street Dance with Wild Nights Enter-      Aug 1-12th P u p p e t r y   Workshops        @ RCC
                     tainment 8:30 pm ..No Admission           Aug 2       Free Movie for ages Preschool-Gr 4 @
          July 1     Parade 6:30 pm                                        NYM Public Library 2 pm
          July 1-30 Karen Heller art exhibit @ RCC-            Aug 3-Sep 17 Kasma Cousins Art Show @ RCC,
                     Artist Reception July 2 6-8 pm                        Artists Reception Aug 5 7-9 pm
          July 1-9   Josh Wilichowski Exhibit @ RCC-           Aug 4       Whist       Party @ Senior Center 1:30 pm
                     Cyanotypes.                               Aug 6       Breakfast Fundraiser @ Sr Center 8-9:30
          July 2     Millers/Braves Baseball @ Smith           Aug 8       Sit n Stitch Fiber Art Class @ RCC 6-8pm
                     Park 7:30 pm                              Aug 9       Story Hour @ Library for ages Pre-
          July 2     Pancake & Bacon Breakfast Fund                        school-Gr 4 @ 11 am
                     raiser8-9:30 am @ Sr Center               Aug 9       City Council Meeting 4:30 pm, Public
          July 2     Fireworks @ Smith Park– following                     Forum @            5 pm       City     Hall
                     game                                      Aug 9       Open Mic Night @ RCC 7-9 pm
          July 5     Free Movie for ages Preschool-Gr 4        Aug 11      Whist Party @ Senior Center 1:30 pm
                     @ NYM Public Library 2 pm                 Aug 12      C&C Corn Feed/Puppet Pageant
          July 7     Whist Party @ Senior Center 1:30 pm                   Pie & Ice Cream Social @ Sr Center/FD
          July 8     Lonnie Knight Concert @ NYMRCC                        Car Wash
                     @ 7:30 pm Guitar music                    Aug 15      Sit n Stitch Fiber Art Class @ RCC 6-8 pm
          July 9     Carrie Rodriguez Performance @
                     RCC 7:30 pm fiddler/singer/songwriter     Aug15    Art in Your Park– Gr K-6th, Smith Pk 10
          July 11    Art in Your Park Grades K-6th -Smith               am-Noon, Lund Pk 1-3 pm
                     Park 10 am-Noon, Lund Park 1-3 pm         Aug 16   Free     Movie for ages Preschool-Gr 4 @
          July 11-22 Swimming Lessons Session @ Pool                    NYM Public Library 2 pm
          July 11    Sit n Stitch Fiber Art class @ RCC        Aug 17   Art in Your Park– Gr K-6th, South Pk 10
                 6-8 pm                                                 am-Noon, Smith Pk 1-3 pm
          July 12    Story Hour @ Library for ages Pre-        Aug 18   Whist Party @ Senior Center 1:30 pm
                     school -Gr 4 @ 11 am                      Aug 19   Art in Your Park– Gr K-6th, Lund Pk 10 am
          July 12    City Council Meeting @ 4:30 pm,                    to Noon, South Pk 1-3 pm
                     Public Forum 5 pm @ City Hall             Aug 22   Sit n Stitch Fiber Art Class @ RCC 6-8pm
          July 12    Open Mic Night @ RCC 7-9 pm               Aug 23   Story Hour @ Library for ages Pre-
          July 13    Art in Your Park– Gr K-6th, South                  school-Gr 4 @ 11 am
                     Park 10 am-Noon, Smith Pk 1-3 pm          Aug 25   Whist Party @ Senior Center 1:30 pm
          July 14    Whist Party @ Senior Center 1:30 pm       Aug27/28 Finn Creek Summer Festival
          July 15    Art in Your Park– Gr K-6th, Lund Pk       Aug 29   Sit n Stitch Fiber Art Class @ RCC 6-8pm
                     10 am-Noon, South Park 1-3 pm             Aug 30   Free Movie for ages Preschool-Gr 4 @
          July 17    Slaid ClevesOutdoor Concert @                      NYM Public Library 2 pm
                     VFW 3 pm Country Rock/Folk music
          July 18    Sit n Stitch Fiber Art Class @ RCC
                     6-8 pm

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