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Former OTC cop now chief in Menahga

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A familiar face in law enforcement in the New York Mills and the East Otter Tail County area will be the top cop for the city of Menahga.


Former Otter Tail County Deputy Scott Koennicke has accepted the Chief of Police position in Menahga.

"I see this as a new opportunity, and a new experience," said Koennicke, who will replace 20-year chief Gary Ryhti, who has retired. "I also like the idea of working closer with a community, with the school and the public."

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