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Time to clean house

If you have a lot of junk lying around your property — inside and out — now is a good time to get rid of it.

The city of Osakis is having its annual Clean-Up Day this Saturday, May 13. Residents who live in the city limits can bring their items to the Osakis Liquor Store parking lot from 9 to 11 a.m.

The process for this year's event will be the same as last year. All general junk will be accepted from residents for free. A free-will donation will be accepted for general junk items and proceeds will go to the Fourth of July fireworks show at the Osakis Country Club, which is put on by the Osakis Fire Department.

If you are unable to bring your items to the parking lot, help is available. The Osakis Police Department and Local Boy Scout Troop 426 will offer assistance. Residents should contact City Hall at (320) 859-2150 to be put on the list if they need help with your items and to prepay for any items that require a fee to get rid of.

As was the case last year, Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management will also be at the site, collecting hazardous waste materials from anyone, not just the residents of the city of Osakis.

Osakis Police Chief Chad Gulbranson has has been contacting residents with problem areas and buildings. He noted that after Clean-Up Day, there will be strict enforcement for clean-up.

For more information about Clean-Up Day, see Gulbranson's "Osakis Voices" column in today's Opinion page.

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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