NEW YORK MILLS

Man With 28 DWI’s Sues Minnesota Department of Corrections Over Length of Custody

In a federal civil rights lawsuit, Danny Bettcher of New York Mills says he was kept in custody for several months beyond what's permitted

MOOSE LAKE, Minn. — The most notorious drunken driver in Minnesota history is suing the Department of Corrections. In a federal civil rights lawsuit, Danny Bettcher of New York Mills says he was kept in custody for several months beyond what’s permitted by state law. Bettcher says in court documents that he was not aware of the violation until an…

DGF, New York Mills Advance in District 9 Tournament

DGF defeated Frazee 5-0, New York Mills took Down Ada 6-4

HAWLEY, Minn. — In the Minnesota District 9 legion baseball Tournament, DGF shutout Frazee in a 5-0 win and New York Mills outlasted Ada in eleven innings to win 6-4. DGF advances to Saturday’s semifinals against Barnesville at 2:30 p.m. and New York Mills moves on to the second semifinal game where they will face the winner of Fertile and…

Driver Charged With DWI After Hitting Amish Buggy

The sheriff's office says the car, driven by 38-year old Travis Rapatt, of New York Mills struck the Amish buggy from behind.

OTTER TAIL, CO. MINN. (KFGO) – An Otter Tail County, Minnesota man was arrested in connection with a crash involving a buggy Thursday night near New York Mills. The sheriff’s office says the car, driven by 38-year old Travis Rapatt, of New York Mills struck the Amish buggy from behind. There were four children on the buggy. One received minor…

Human Remains Found In New York Mills Identified

Lynda Meyer hadn't been seen by family members since late summer of 2016.

NEW YORK MILLS, MNĀ – The family of a woman who grew up in Barnesville says its been notified that remains found in New York Mills earlier this month were those of Lynda Meyer. The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed on May 25, 2018 that the human remains located in New York Mills on May 20, 2018 are those of Lynda…

Person Out For A Walk Comes Across Possible Human Remains

Out walking in New York Mills near the Lund Boat Company

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — Possible human remains have been found by a person out walking in New York Mills near the Lund Boat Company. The person had cut through the woods around 3:30 Sunday afternoon and came across the skeletal remains. The BCA is investigating. Categories: Local News, Minnesota News Tags: BCA, HUMAN REMAINS, LUND BOAT COMPANY, NEW YORK…

New York Mills Man Headed Back To Prison After Conviction For 28th DWI

Danny Bettcher Was Arrested In September After Going 10 Miles Per Hour Along Highway 10

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — A judge has sentenced a New York Mills man to four-and-a-half years in prison for his 28th DWI conviction. 64-year-old Danny Bettcher was arrested in September after an off-duty Otter Tail County deputy saw him leave the New York Mills VFW and drive off. Bettcher was going 10 miles per hour and swerving on Highway…

Investigators Release Possible Cause of Fire that Destroyed Jennie-O Turkey Barn in New York Mills

The barn was fully engulfed

  NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. — Investigators have released more details of a fire that destroyed a Jennie-O turkey barn in New York Mills. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says the fire likely was started by a propane heater in the barn. Fire crews responded to the fire just after midnight. The barn was fully engulfed. There were no…

Former New York Mills Teacher, Accused of Sexual Relationship with a Student, Found Not Guilty

His defense attorney says Koll is an innocent man and that he was wrongly accused

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — A former New York Mills teacher, who was accused of having a sexual relationship with a student, has been found not guilty. Kris Koll, 38, was acquitted of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. He was accused of engaging in a sexual relationship with a student while teaching in New York Mills. His defense attorney says Koll…

Minnesota Man Arrested for 28th DWI

An off-duty deputy saw Bettcher drinking at the VFW before getting into his car

NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. — The man with the record for the most DWI convictions in Minnesota has been arrested again. It is the 28th DWI arrest for 64-year-old Danny Bettcher of rural New York Mills. An off-duty deputy saw Bettcher drinking at the VFW before getting into his car. Another officer followed Bettcher on Highway 10 where he was…

Deer Creek Man Identified After Fatal Crash in New York Mills

The patrol says the road was wet at the time of the crash

  NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. — A 50 year-old Deer Creek, Minnesota man has been identified as the victim of a deadly crash in New York Mills. The state patrol says John Manselle died when he lost control of his pickup on a bridge deck while coming off Highway 10 on Wednesday morning. Manselle’s pickup went into the ditch and…