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Remember When - 1917: Prohibition bill passes House of Representatives

10 years ago

Feb. 6, 2007

A warm December and a mild first half of January left the DNR expecting little from its annual fish house counts. Boy, were they surprised. The DNR Fisheries in Glenwood counted fish houses by air on Jan. 19 and found a 40 percent increase in the number of houses on area lakes.

The Osakis Knights of Columbus hosted the District Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest at Osakis High School gym. Local winners include Joey Kotek, Taylor Kraemer, Annalise Savageau, Taylor Waldvogel, Ky Zimmel, Devin Waldvogel, Dominic Baker, Alicia Wagner, Seth Neumann and Sabrina Zimmel. They moved on to the district contest.

A self-proclaimed dabbler in all things creative, Mikko Cowdery of Osakis confesses to being a "classic dilettante," who cultivates an area of interests without real commitment or knowledge. He is showcasing a piece of his work at the Art from Recycled Materials Exhibit at the Lakes Region Arts Council gallery.

25 years ago

Feb. 4, 1991

Twenty-two thousand personal invitations to come and visit Lake Osakis in 1992 will be in the mail in February. The postcard direct marketing program is part of the Osakis-Alexandria Joint Venture Tourism Partnership Program.

"Fifty Years of Cheers and Tears" will be the theme for a farewell to the old Osakis school gym to be held on Feb. 28 at the final home boys basketball game of the 1992 season.

The Minnesota Taxpayers Association released its annual report comparing Minnesota taxes and spending to that of other states. Minnesota's total state and local tax burden moved up to the eighth highest in the nation in fiscal year 1990.

50 years ago

Feb. 9, 1967

You may not have noticed, but fluoride has now been added to the village water supply. The State Board of Health has recommended the use of fluoride for an aid to lessen tooth cavities and also as a strengthener of bones in the body.

Eileen Lang, first grade teacher, was elected Outstanding Teacher of the Year in the Osakis Public Schools. Her name has been forwarded for consideration as Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

"How to Steal a Million," a comedy in color, starring Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole and Hugh Griffith, will be the attraction at Empress Theatre. This is a romantic comedy about art thieves, filmed in Paris.

100 years ago

Feb. 8, 1917

This section of the country was visited Sunday by the worst blizzard of the winter. The snowfall was not heavy, but the wind blew with such terrific fury that clouds of snow from across the Canadian line must have filled the air. The temperature held around 10 below zero.

A business deal was closed Tuesday when Messrs. Webb and Carrier of Duluth took over the stock and fixtures of the Osakis Hardware Company.

When the Minnesota House of Representatives passed the Larson Constitutional Prohibition Bill by the decisive vote of 86 to 44, the "wets" began conceding that the bill will also pass the Senate.