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The Osakis Review
Update: Interstate 94 reopen
Interstate temporarily closed between Alex and Osakis
District weighs future building needs
Osakis Police Blotter Sept. 5-11
Todd County flu clinics scheduled
Area football scores from Friday, Sept. 21
Football: Osakis pulls off 27-20 homecoming win
Sports schedule for Thursday, Sept. 20
Volleyball: Osakis makes quick work of Upsala
Tennis: Osakis coasts to a 12th win
Football: Warriors spoil Osakis’ home opener
Community Calendar - October 28-30, 2015
Community Calendar - August 12, 2015
Robert "Bob" Ferris
Norma R. Larson
Norma R. Larson
Lorraine "Ivy" Nomeland
This Guy's 70!
Bob and Marlys Ferris
Commentary: Protect water; seal abandoned wells
Remember When, 1918: Clothes collected for war victims
Osakis Voices: A time to express gratitude
Remember When, 1918: Citizens warned about wasting gas
Osakis Voices: Todd County hires coordinator
Take a spin on the trail -- for free
Forum Communications names vice president of newspaper operations
State looking into dicamba damage
Two conservation options for landowners
Not all land zoned for livestock
hires and promotions
on the street
government and politics
July 25, 2018
County board approves HRA levy request
Al Glaeseman, Dee Peshek and Sarah Alstead from Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority went before the Douglas County commissioners Tuesday, July 17 with the HRA's 2019 levy request. Although the levy requires approval from the commissioners, it is not part of the county's...
July 25, 2018 - 9:48am
July 18, 2018
School reviews food service budget
The annual food service review was presented to the Osakis School Board at its Monday, July 9 regular meeting. The report showed revenue for the year just ended at $360,722.02, and total disbursements of $371,578.86, for a loss for the year of $10,856.84. Total number of meals and...
July 18, 2018 - 10:50am
Student dress code updated
Minor changes in the elementary and high school Student Handbooks for the Osakis Public Schools for the 2018-19 school year were approved by the Osakis School Board at its Monday, July 9 meeting. The elementary handbook will not be printed and sent out this year. Instead parents are...
July 18, 2018 - 9:46am
July 11, 2018
VRBO tops city council discussions
Questions and concerns about whether the city should regulate property owners who rent out their lake homes was a prime topic at the Osakis City Council meeting Monday, July 2. The council weighed the pros and cons of VRBO — vacation rentals by owner — in the community....
July 11, 2018 - 9:26am
July 3, 2018
District feels positive about budget
A projected budget for the 2018-19 school year was approved by the Osakis School Board at a 6:30 a.m. Wednesday special meeting. A budget revision...
July 3, 2018 - 10:36am
June 27, 2018
Gift pays off Osakis school lunch balance
A gift of $1,000 from Bell Bank of Alexandria to the Osakis School District in June was designated by branch manager, Vice President Abby Kleinschmidt to pay for unpaid lunches for the 2017-18 school year. The generous gift was one of a number of received by the Osakis district and...
June 27, 2018 - 10:20am
New event center near Osakis gets go-ahead
A new option for holding special events will soon be available near Osakis. At its June 19 meeting, the Douglas County commissioners approved a conditional use permit for Virkus Properties LLC to allow a special event facility for up to 500 people. The property, Crooked Willow Wedding...
June 27, 2018 - 9:33am
June 20, 2018
Three terms up on Osakis School Board
School board elections will be held this fall, and the terms of three Osakis School Board members will be up. They are Board Chair Becky Hensley, and members Greg Faber and Monika Klimek. Filing of affidavits for candidacy for school board run from July 31 through August 14. Filing...
June 20, 2018 - 11:14am
Osakis principals give year-end reports
During the Osakis School Board's June 11 regular meeting, reports were heard from the principals for the just-ended school year. Elementary Principal Shad Schmidt reported that the elementary had a good year. May winner of the Win the Day Award was first grader Madison Stier. More...
June 20, 2018 - 9:40am
School awards insurance contracts
Contracts for property insurance and worker's compensation insurance for the 2018-19 were accepted by the Osakis School Board at its Monday, June 11 regular meeting. Two sealed bids were received for each insurance coverage, and the School Board accepted the low bids. The property...
June 20, 2018 - 8:15am
Housing program offered in Osakis
The Osakis Economic Development Authority (EDA) and City of Osakis have been working on a housing program to fix up homes, help demolish houses that are in poor condition and encourage construction of new homes. In 2000, the EDA started the Osakis Properties Development, which has...
June 20, 2018 - 8:00am
June 13, 2018
Another worker for public works?
The Osakis City Council discussed the possibility of the Osakis Public Works crew getting an extra helping hand in the future. At the June 4 council meeting, Superintendent Greg Gottwald gave a public works report and was asked whether an extra employee in his department would be...
June 13, 2018 - 9:00am
May 23, 2018
Audit: City healthy but oversight needed
Audit Manager Michael Bosl presented the 2017 audit findings at the May 7 Osakis City Council meeting. The good news is that Bosl reported "really stable activity within the general fund" and suggested that the city was "really financially healthy." The funds in the general fund...
May 23, 2018 - 9:29am
May 22, 2018
School year ends with flurry of events
Osakis Public School principals Shad Schmidt and Tim Roggenbuck gave their reports at the Monday, May 14 School Board meeting. The reports were filled with end of the school year dates and activities. Schmidt reported that the April Win the Day winner was second-grader Easton Paulzine....
May 22, 2018 - 10:27am
May 16, 2018
Wages too low?
City of Osakis department leaders agreed at the May 7 city council meeting that low wages have been a problem in Osakis for some time. "I'm extremely short of help," Julie Didier, manager of the municipal liquor store, said. "Nobody wants to work anymore. I'll say it, millenials...
May 16, 2018 - 9:29am