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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
September 19, 2018
Commentary: Protect water; seal abandoned wells
Editor's note: The following was provided by the Todd County Soil and Water Conservation District. Well sealing is permanently closing a well that is no longer used or is deemed unsafe. State law requires abandoned wells in Minnesota to be sealed. Well sealing involves clearing debris...
September 19, 2018 - 1:10pm
August 22, 2018
Commentary: The life (and death) of American farmers
Recent reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that suicide rates among American farmers are higher than any other occupational group, and five times higher than that of the population as a whole. One is tempted to argue that this reflects the decline...
August 22, 2018 - 3:20pm
August 15, 2018
Letter: No one survives Alzheimer's -- let's change that
To the editor: I am 39. I am happy, because my family is healthy. I am excited to see my mom and dad retire. They will be fulfilling their dream of traveling and enjoying the relaxed life. I am sure there are several baby boomers anticipating the same dreams for their retirement....
August 15, 2018 - 2:15pm
August 1, 2018
Commentary: Owning a septic tank is a lot like owning a car
Editor's note: The following information was provided by the Todd County Planning and Zoning Department. If you happen to live in a town or city with a municipal sewer system, the treatment of what goes down your sink or toilet probably isn't a great concern to you. If your toilets...
August 1, 2018 - 2:00pm
Letter: Program helps students boost reading skills
To the editor: While students are enjoying their summer break, I'm thinking ahead to when they return to school. I love to give my students the one-on-one support they need. Fortunately, schools in Alexandria, Brandon, Evansville, Garfield, Miltona, Carlos, Kensington, and Parkers...
August 1, 2018 - 12:15pm
June 27, 2018
Letter: Small part of farm bill has huge impact
To the editor: Anyone familiar with rural communities knows that locally-owned businesses are the jewels that make them vibrant. However, in many rural communities, entrepreneurs can struggle to establish new businesses. Often, needed resources and training in business planning are...
June 27, 2018 - 12:43pm
Letter: Do what you love -- volunteer
To the editor: Volunteer! Sit on a committee? Help at a church, hospital, or school event? Volunteer to drive? Mow lawns? Find a way. Motivations for volunteering are numerous, personal, unique; e.g. helping others, feeling needed, being productive, less isolated. Be involved in something...
June 27, 2018 - 11:45am
Letter: A bold goal to reduce suicide
To the editor: Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in this country. It touches millions of lives — people of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds — but the research is clear: Suicide is preventable, and the more people who stand up for suicide prevention and mental...
June 27, 2018 - 9:41am
June 13, 2018
Letter: Car Care Program seeks your help
To the editor: The Douglas County Car Care Program (DCCCP) is a faith-based nonprofit that helps county residents with transportation problems. The Douglas County Car Care Program supported the Osakis community by providing 12 donated cars and repairing 18 vehicles in the past five...
June 13, 2018 - 10:15am
May 30, 2018
Commentary: Support a free and open Internet
By U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota
May 30, 2018 - 1:10pm
May 23, 2018
Letter: Meet the new wildlife biologist
To the editor: Hi, I'm Luke Thoma, the Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist for Todd County, taking over from Sabin Adams. I am located in the USDA Farm Service Center office in Long Prairie with the NRCS. Growing up on a hobby farm just west of Little Falls, I enjoyed spending time outdoors...
May 23, 2018 - 10:35am
May 16, 2018
Letter: Should we be wary of another dust bowl?
To the editor: In recent past, the Great Plains has experienced extreme weather conditions. Most recently, we witnessed very high winds combined with dry conditions, resulting in dust clouds reminiscent of the 1930s.
May 16, 2018 - 11:25am
May 9, 2018
Letter: Like it or not, everyone is biased
To the editor: Are we biased? The short answer is yes — everyone is, like it or not. Our brains categorize people based on what we've learned from our family, community, television, social media and other sources. Our brains, in part, function like a filing cabinet where we...
May 9, 2018 - 2:00pm
May 2, 2018
Commentary: Take a stand against cable networks
By Joel Smith, Video Operations Manager, arvig.net Arvig television customers have seen an increase to their monthly bill, starting with the March 2018 statement. The increase varies between $3 and $8 per month, depending on the customer's service area and plan. I know this is frustrating,...
May 2, 2018 - 10:00am
April 18, 2018
Letter: Support small country cemeteries
To the editor: Over the years, many small country cemeteries (ones without a church supporting it) have watched as less and less monies come in for the up keep of these cemeteries. I'm sure many of you know of country cemeteries that are being less and less maintained or some that...
April 18, 2018 - 5:00pm