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'Soup and Sandwich' event helps Backpack Attack program
Donkey basketball coming to Osakis
Herrera sentencing reset
Residents question sidewalk ordinance
Sports schedule for Thursday, Jan. 18
Wrestling: Waldvogel, Zieske get Osakis' only wins against OTC
Girls basketball: Savageau's career-high leads Osakis past Swanville
Boys basketball: Second half carries Osakis after slow start
Going to another level
Football: Warriors spoil Osakis’ home opener
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This Guy's 70!
Bob and Marlys Ferris
Engaged - Wadsworth and Stier
New Arrival: Xavier James
Letter: Here's how to prevent birth defects
Remember When, 1968: Green Sheet debuts in Review
Osakis Voices: Are you prepared for a vehicle breakdown?
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Osakis Voices: Survey confirms Galeon's high level of care
Palmer amaranth crops up in Todd County
Deadline to report fall-seeded crops is Nov. 15
Duluth-based Allete thrives as it renews focus on all things energy
USDA announces applications available for conservation program
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January 17, 2018
Residents question sidewalk ordinance
Tempers flared and accusations flew at the Jan. 8 Osakis City Council meeting over the one topic we're all dealing with and wish we could avoid: Snow. The sidewalk ordinance delegating snow removal responsibilities to homeowners and residents has been a topic of conversation at city...
January 17, 2018 - 9:14am
December 27, 2017
A new option for leftovers?
A new recycling option for food waste may soon be available for Osakis residents. With the Green Bag Organix Curbside Program, residents could put their food waste and food-soiled paper into 13-gallon compostable bags and place it in the same carts they use for their general trash....
December 27, 2017 - 9:10am
December 20, 2017
City levy increases 9.4 percent
The Osakis City Council approved a property tax levy increase of 9.4 percent for 2018. Before taking the unanimous action at its Dec. 12 meeting, the council held a Truth in Taxation hearing but no one from the public spoke. The levy was set at $716,000 — a $62,000 increase...
December 20, 2017 - 9:28am
December 4, 2017
City council meeting postponed
Because of winter storm warnings, the Monday, Dec. 4 meeting of the Osakis City Council has been postponed. The meeting is rescheduled for Monday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.
December 4, 2017 - 2:51pm
November 22, 2017
Does anyone have the time?
As deadlines woosh past in the various Osakis renovation and revitalization projects, one issue remains unsolved. Where will the clock go? The...
November 22, 2017 - 11:29am
November 15, 2017
Outside gambling provider moves in
Bowling has been a big part of the Long family for a long time. In 2016, their love for bowling brought Cathleen Long and her brothers, Ron and Steve, to Osakis, where they bought Lakeview Lanes from long-time owners Doug and Carol Oelfke. Over the past year, the Longs have undergone...
November 15, 2017 - 11:00am
Ice in the forecast?
At the end of the Osakis City Council meeting on Nov. 6, the council opened the floor to discussion. After some jovial comments about first snow already under our belts, council member Randy Anderson brought up an idea that he said has floated around city council meetings for six...
November 15, 2017 - 9:54am
November 8, 2017
Council gets reports from city departments
Osakis department heads presented their monthly reports to the City Council at its regular Monday, Oct. 2 meeting at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Liquor store Manager Julie Didier reported that on-sales profit for September was $5,236. Off-sale revenue for September was $24,074. Total profit...
November 8, 2017 - 11:53am
October 18, 2017
Residents speak out on snow removal
The people spoke, and the Osakis City Council listened, withdrawing a proposed amendment to the snow removal ordinance. A delegation of about 15 people appeared before the Monday, Oct. 2, Osakis City Council meeting in opposition to a change to the ordinance governing snow removal...
October 18, 2017 - 9:35am
October 11, 2017
Council OKs downtown apartment building
Three variances were approved by the Osakis City Council for the planned Roach Development of a 15-unit apartment building in downtown Osakis, at the regular Monday, Oct. 2 council meeting. The variances were previously approved by the Osakis Planning and Zoning Commission, following...
October 11, 2017 - 10:14am
Where should Osakis clock go?
One item left on the Osakis 2016 Downtown Project has not been accomplished, and citizens are pushing for action. That is the relocation of the...
October 11, 2017 - 10:12am
October 4, 2017
Council OKs zoning changes
Two resolutions to amend zoning in Osakis were approved by the City Council at its Tuesday, Sept. 5 regular meeting, following recommendation by the Planning and Zoning Commission. The first text amendment to the zoning ordinance will allow upper level living in the C-1, Central Commercial...
October 4, 2017 - 9:57am
September 20, 2017
New public works head named
Greg Gottwald was hired to fill the Public Works superintendent position left vacant by the resignation of Kurt Haakinson last month. The Osakis City Council met in special session Aug. 15 to conduct job interviews. Gottwald was offered the position at step two of the supervisor wage....
September 20, 2017 - 10:57am
September 13, 2017
Final financing approved for downtown work
The Osakis City Council voted to bond for $360,000 in General Obligation Utility Revenue Bonds for the 2017 improvement project, at its Tuesday, Sept. 5 regular meeting. Jason Murray of David Drown Associates, the city's bonding agent, told the council the $360,000 is the final financing...
September 13, 2017 - 10:30am
August 23, 2017
New law boosts liquor sales
Osakis Liquor Store had a very profitable month in July, according to manager Julie Didier's reported to the Monday, Aug. 7 City Council meeting, partly due to the Sunday hours which began on July 2. "The Sunday sales are paying for the store to be open," Didier said. The Liquor Store...
August 23, 2017 - 9:38am