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Remember When, 1917: Killing frost does heavy damage

10 Years Ago

September 11, 2007

Is Highway 27 relocation project over? Commission says yes, developer says no. A big move by the Todd County Board has the opposition to a controversial Lake Osakis development jumping for joy. The Todd County Board decided to drop its plan to move Hwy. 27.

City of Osakis passes new ordinance. The ordinance limits parking on the street. A trailer or a

camper cannot be parked for more than 24 consecutive hours on the same street or avenue.

School year off to a hot start. Teachers and students were literally sweating through the first week of school. Outside temps were in the 90s the first three days of school. Teachers in some of the very warmest classrooms moved their classes to other areas that were cooler or air conditioned.

25 Years Ago

September 15, 1992

City 1993 tax levy set at 1992 level of $239,500. A proposed tax levy of $239,500 was approved by the Osakis City Council at its Tuesday, Sept. 8 regular meeting.

Memorial Home staff gets "Caring Practices Award." The staff of Community Memorial Home has once again received the National "Caring Practices Award" for its recognition of quality, patient care and a commitment to staff and training.

Study may be made on sewer extension around lake. The feasibility of doing a study on extending city sewer out on the east side of Lake Osakis will be checked with city engineers.

50 Years Ago

September 14, 1967

"Little Red Stocking" Drive now on. Residents of Osakis are urged to pass their "Little Red Stocking" Neighbor-to- Neighbor envelope along rapidly. The campaign conclusion date of September 25 is near at hand. The "Little Red Stocking" supports the adoption services of the Children's Home Society of Minnesota Funds raised are used to provide temporary foster home care and necessary medical care for children awaiting adoption placement.

Zoning ordinances to be set up by committee. A new zoning committee for the village of Osakis held their first meeting on Tuesday night of this week.

Grocery bargains. Wagner Red Owl big sales this week include: fresh fryer parts, wings 39 cents a lb., legs and thighs, 49 cents a lb. and breasts are 59 cents a lb., flour 59 cents a lb. for a five lb. bag, and shortening is 39 cents a lb. or a 3 lb. can. Remember to start saving those S&H Green stamps for your Christmas shopping!

100 Years Ago

September 13, 1917

Killing frost does heavy damage. Thousands of dollars damage was done Sunday and Monday nights by the earliest killing frost that has visited Todd and Douglas counties in years. Farmers reported their thermometers had dipped to a low of 24 degrees above zero.

All citizens to have hunting licenses. Every resident of the state over 14 years of age is prohibited from hunting game birds until he has first procured a license from the County Auditor of his county.

State Fair connections. Osakis sent a large delegation to the Minnesota State Fair last week. Many driving down in their automobiles and still more making the trip by rail. The crowd was record-breaking with Twin City hotels taxed to their limit to accommodate the fair visitors.

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