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City council responds to Capitol attack

On the night McMinnville’s councilors and mayor were sworn in, Tynan Pierce pointed to the oath they had just recited to uphold the Constitution in taking them to task for failing to formally condemn ...

Letter to Readers: No mention of siege?

... The story is never over, however, and there will always be room to rethink in future editions. Dora Totoian City government reporter dtotoian@newsregister.com 503-687-1272

Possible rec center site raises questions

The executive committee of Linfield University’s board of trustees has drafted a memorandum of understanding about the potential partnership between it and the city of McMinnville for a future recreation ...

MURAC sweetens facade program during COVID

The McMinnville Urban Renewal Advisory Committee (MURAC) has approved 28 COVID recovery facade improvement grants in recent months as part of a program to make it more affordable for property ...
Rusty Rae/News-Register ## Andrew Wegman, with his hunneybeez food truck in the background, says his insurance policy will cover some of the damage done by vandals last Tuesday. He was able to clean up quickly and is back in business, though he s still waiting to get all of the systems replaced.

 
Burglary targets food truck pod

Andrew Wegman arrived at his Newberg food truck, Hunnybeez, last Tuesday to find the windows smashed, the truck’s contents strewn about the floor, and the empty cash register destroyed. All six carts ...
Rusty Rae/News-Register##Candyce Banta with her dogs, Falkor and Ms. Daisy, relax on the tailgate of her truck, where they once lived. They recently moved into an apartment with the help of Champion Team and YCAP.

 
Car camping program still providing shelter

In the spring, Candyce Banta had to move in with relatives after her Lincoln City apartment began to fill with mold. In June, she worried her pets were not safe in the household, she said. She had to move ...

Mac W&L owes city $800,000

A lengthy unremedied error at McMinnville Water & Light meant the public utility owes the city about $800,000. While frustrating to the utility, it’s a welcome surprise for the city as it enters ...
Rusty Rae/News-Register##Howie Harkema, interim executive director of Champion Team, speaks during a memorial service for Mike Stepp on Sunday at the Yamhill County Courthouse bus stop.

 
Beloved downtown homeless man dies

Betty Stepp was not expecting any more siblings. A doctor had told her mother she was unable to have more children. But in 1965, her mother gave birth to Michael. Betty, age 11 at the time, said Mike ...

Mac city budget in relatively good shape

Budget estimates place McMinnville within regular projections for revenues and expenditures despite the COVID-19 pandemic, but the city should exercise caution as it further refines its estimates and designs ...

Champion Team secures some short-term funding

Champion Team has received enough funding in community donations to remain open through the beginning of February, with hopes of securing enough to operate at least through April. Champion Team is a nonprofit ...
Marcus Larson/News-Register##Land located on Linfield’s campus bordered by Keck Drive, Booth Bend Road and Highway 99W is being discussed as a possible site of a future city recreation facility. The property is surrounded by a walking track with a number of student art installations on one end; the field is leased for farming. Albertsons can be seen in the distance.

 
Recreation location? Linfield, city explore partnership for future facility

The city of McMinnville and Linfield University have agreed to explore siting the city’s future recreation facility on Linfield-owned land adjacent to its campus. Linfield President Miles Davis ...

McMinnville, Linfield to pursue siting new rec center on university land

The city of McMinnville and Linfield University have agreed to pursue siting the city’s future recreation facility on Linfield-owned land next to its campus. 

Linfield President Miles Davis and city manager Jeff Towery announced the potential partnership at Thursday's MacPac meeting, saying they have gotten only as far as being open to explore all opportunities.

Mac council reviews fire district consolidation feasibility study

At its Tuesday meeting, the McMinnville City Council reviewed an update to the fire district consolidation feasibility study, which explores eventually combining nine fire departments and districts, ...

 
City, county adopt UGB expansion

The McMinnville city council adopted an urban growth boundary expansion plan, which the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners also adopted after a public hearing Thursday.  Ordinance No. 5098, which ...

Mac UGB expansion heads to county after 4-2 council vote in favor

The McMinnville city council adopted an urban growth boundary expansion at its Tuesday meeting. The plan now moves to the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners on Thursday for a public hearing. If ...
Marcus Larson/News-Register##The city successfully added 259 buildable acres to its urban growth boundary in 2004, and now seeks to add 662.4 more buildable acres. The expansion plan primarily recommends adding residential land in the southwest corner of the city, shown here in the background, and adding some industrial land along Riverside Drive east of Cascade Steel Rolling Mills.

 
Mac council OKs first reading of UGB expansion

On Thursday, following a third night of public testimony that reflected many previously raised concerns, the McMinnville City Council voted 5-1 to approve a first reading of Ordinance 5098, which ...

Mix of concern, support expressed at UGB public hearings

The first two days of public hearings on McMinnville’s proposed urban growth boundary (UGB) expansion centered on concerns about housing affordability, frustrations from some farmers in the ...
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Eva Botelho and her daughter Vivi Grochala visit Airport Park as part of McMinnville Parks and Recreation’s Thanksgiving GooseChase scavenger hunt. The app encourages participants to complete activities and post photos of themselves at several local parks.

 
Program helps families chase down fun activities

When the pandemic began in March, Eva Botelho and her 5-year-old daughter, Vivi, confronted the challenge many families experienced after the cancellation of in-person school and activities. With no in-person ...
Marcus Larson/News-Register##The city successfully added 259 buildable acres to its urban growth boundary in 2004, and now seeks to add 662.4 more buildable acres. The expansion plan primarily recommends adding residential land in the southwest corner of the city, shown here in the background, and adding some industrial land along Riverside Drive east of Cascade Steel Rolling Mills.

 
After years of challenges, McMinnville City Council to vote on expansion of urban growth boundary

After working on an urban growth boundary expansion plan for 26 years and navigating a series of legal challenges, the city of McMinnville is close to voting on a plan that would add 662.4 buildable ...
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Enjoying a glass of wine together Tuesday at Willamette Valley Vineyards’ downtown McMinnville tasting room are Tami VanSlyke, Ann Lewis, Karen Gormanand Shirley Bahrman, all of McMinnville. A statewide “freeze” took effect Wednesday, closing restaurants, bars and tasting rooms to indoor dining and drinking.

 
Wineries once again adapt to restrictions

Vineyards and wineries in the Willamette Valley have been forced into a series of adjustments in 2020, from responding to the decline of wine sales due to restaurant closures, to a harvest with complications ...
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