New York Mills News


01/02/2018 02:20 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Chimney was likely cause of Ottertail, Minn. house fire 

Fire has destroyed a home near Ottertail, Minn. Firefighters from Ottertail, Perham, Henning, Vergas and New York Mills were called to the blaze Monday afternoon on the south side of Rush Lake.


11/24/2017 10:36 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Former New York Mills teacher acquitted of charge alleging sexual contact with student 

A former New York Mills teacher was recently acquitted of felony fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct alleging that he had sexual contact with a student. After a three-day trial, an Otter Tail County jury found the former teacher, 38-year-old Kris Koll, not guilty of the charge on Thursday, Nov. 16. The original complaint against Koll, filed in December 2016, claimed he had sexual contact on several occasions with a 17-year-old student.


11/24/2017 01:52 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Teacher accused of sexual conduct with student acquitted 

A man accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenage student while teaching in New York Mills last year has been found not guilty. The Daily Journal reports that an Otter Tail County jury acquitted 38-year-old Kris Koll of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, a charge that carries a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.