McMinnville grad named to NYT's White House team

McMinnville native Jim Tankersley has been named to The New York Times’ seven-member White House team, the newspaper announced Monday.  Tankersley, who joined The Times in 2017 as an economic ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## A fallen tree blocks the entry to Galen McBee Airport Park. The Park is closed to the public until further notice because of dangerous conditions.

Storm damage closes two McMinnville parks

Damage caused by the Valentine’s weekend ice and snow storm has closed two McMinnville Parks. Galen McBee Airport Park, 375 S.E. Armory Way, off Highway 18, and Rotary Nature Preserve at Tice Woods, ...

McMinnville teachers, district reach agreement

McMinnville’s teachers’ union and the school district reached a tentative contract agreement this week after nearly a year of negotiations that included several sessions stretching long into ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register ## Townhomes on Cypress Street are among mid-level housing offerings in McMinnville. Townhomes and duplexes must be allowed in single-family neighborhoods under a new law.

McMinnville begins work on missing middle housing requirements

The city of McMinnville is in the process of ensuring its zoning code complies with the recently approved rules for HB 2001, the “missing middle housing bill” passed in 2019 eliminating exclusive ...

Along the Street: Applied Physics expands to Hillsboro

McMinnville’s Applied Physics Technologies, Inc. has announced it will relocate its research and development team to Hillsboro. Seven staff members will make the move to a state-of-the-art research ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register## Construction is underway on Granary Row, a space that will house four micro-restaurants on Lafayette Avenue in McMinnville s Northeast Gateway urban renewal district.

Granary row taking shape

When Chae Jordan Pak’s friends visit him in Portland, the conversation soon turns to McMinnville. “After a few days, the first thing you say is, ‘Do you want to go check out wine country?’” ...

City issues guidance on tree, debris removal

With many damaged trees throughout McMinnville following last weekend’s snow and ice event, the city issued guidance this week about trimming and removing trees, and what the city Public ...

Rusty Rae/NewsRegister## Homeowners and friends clean up a massive Eucalyptus tree felled by the weekend s ice storm. The tree was 36 years old, according to the owner. Many visitors over the weekend said they were saddened by the loss, and many asked for a piece of wood to keep as a memento or to carve.

Goodbye, eucalyptus

Leslie and Gregg Rogers planted two blue eucalyptus saplings when they moved into their house on Cypress Street three decades ago. “Do you know how big those will get?” a passerby asked Leslie ...

Mayor looks back on 2020

Mayor Scott Hill summarized some of the city’s achievements in a year defined by the pandemic and presented awards to four community members during his annual State of the City address. “As ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Fallen branches litter the Linfield University Oak Grove during the ice and snow storm that hit this weekend. Many areas reported power outages as ice coated everything.

About 500 Mac W&L customers remain without power Sunday afternoon

McMinnville Water & Light has all major feeder lines in service, it informed customers Sunday afternoon.  "Crews are now focused on tap lines (that feed smaller numbers of customers), and will ...

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Teacher Cinthya Murguia leads first-graders in a Limited In-Person Instruction group through a lesson about telling time. For LIPI and the hybrid classes starting in March, classrooms have been set up with fewer desks spaced at least 6 feet apart to limit the spread of virus. Hybrid instruction also means students will be in small cohorts and won’t have contact with people outside those groups during their 2 1/2 hour classes.

Back to school? Parents can choose hybrid or distance for elementary kids

McMinnville and Lafayette parents can choose whether to send their elementary-age children back to school buildings or continue with Comprehensive Distance Learning at home. The school district is making ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Jeri Harris of McMinnville dips her Melt Down grilled cheese sandwich into tomato bisque prepared by Brooks Wines chef Norma Buchholz.

Off to a gooey start

It may be freezing outside, but cheese is melting on grilled sandwiches all over Yamhill County. Diners eagerly started ordering Melt Down specials as the annual grilled cheese fundraiser for the county ...

Council appoints members to new diversity committee

The McMinnville city council appointed members to its new diversity, equity and inclusion committee the same day it listened to a presentation on Oregon’s racist history and its connections to housing ...

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.

Rec center panel moves ahead with Linfield site

MacPac last Thursday voted 14-1 to recommend a 63-acre site owned by Linfield University as the possible location for the city’s new recreation facility. But the details of Linfield’s ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##In the coming months, Noelle Amaya will be working to update the city of McMinnville s communications strategy and coordinate public engagement for various city projects.

Public affairs coordinator eager to connect residents with city

After a bad day at work, Noelle Amaya decided to scroll through job postings. On a whim, she applied for a role with the city of McMinnville. When the city called for an interview a few weeks ...

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