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UPDATE: Big decisions await Osakis voters
Sidewalks Bar and Grill helps Someplace Safe
Osakis Police Blotter Aug. 1-7
Public invited to talk about liquor store
Caring for newly planted trees
Osakis football: Putting the past behind them
Tennis: Another big season looks imminent for Osakis
Tennis: Osakis sweeps opening tri at Pequot Lakes
Osakis waterboy fields football donations in place of birthday presents
Viking Speedway: Osakis' Waldorf grabs another win on Hall of Fame Night
Football: Warriors spoil Osakis’ home opener
Community Calendar - October 28-30, 2015
Community Calendar - August 12, 2015
Evelyn "Evie" Chapin
Robert D. Gelle
Agnes M. Grundman
Osakis mom overcomes pain, finishes marathon
Lorraine "Ivy" Nomeland
This Guy's 70!
Bob and Marlys Ferris
Letter: No one survives Alzheimer's -- let's change that
Makin' Waves column: The thrill of a good dog fight
Remember When, 1918: 10-year-old dies in wagon accident
Osakis Voices: Don't be duped by scammers
Remember When, 1968: Osakis medic injured in Vietnam
State looking into dicamba damage
Two conservation options for landowners
Not all land zoned for livestock
Farm agency accepting nominations
Deadline for farm benefits is Sunday
hires and promotions
on the street
August 8, 2018
Filings open for city, school, township seats
If you've thought about running for public office, now is the time. The filing period for city, school and township positions opened on July 31 and will remain open through Tuesday, Aug. 14. In and around Osakis, several positions are up for election, including: Osakis City Council...
August 8, 2018 - 11:12am
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
March 15, 2018
Townships elect leaders in Osakis area
Township residents elected leaders and took care of business at elections and annual meetings on Tuesday, March 13. Here are the results for townships in the Osakis area: Belle River Township: Andy Miller was voted in as supervisor and voters approved combining the clerk and treasurer...
March 15, 2018 - 4:40pm
November 22, 2017
Farm Service Agency elections begin
County committee elections for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency are under way in Douglas County. The 2017 election in Douglas County will be conducted for the representative in Local Administrative Area 3. The area consists of the following townships: Holmes...
November 22, 2017 - 12:40pm
December 2, 2015
COMMENTARY: What should we do to get people to vote?
By Lee H. Hamilton, Director of the Center on Congress, Indiana University The campaigning for next year’s elections is starting to draw more attention, and with it comes a focus on voters and their mood. Which is all well and good, but it leaves out of the equation one large bloc...
December 2, 2015 - 12:00am
August 8, 2012
Douglas County primary election to be held Tuesday
Primary elections will be held in Douglas County on Tuesday, August 14. Non-partisan county commissioner candidates for District 3 in the Osakis area include Bev Bales, Jerry L. Rapp, Bert Pexsa and David Erickson. Polls will open at 7 a.m.
August 8, 2012 - 12:00am
March 7, 2012
Township elections set for March 13
On Tuesday, March 13 most area townships will host an election for clerk and supervisor positions. The following is an overview of Osakis-area township election information and annual meetings: DOUGLAS COUNTY Belle River Township Residents will have a chance to vote for a clerk...
March 7, 2012 - 8:04am
October 30, 2010
A Forum Editorial - The 7th District is Peterson territory
Congressman Collin Peterson hasn't had a close race in Minnesota's 7th District since 1994. Sometimes he merely overwhelmed a bad opponent, but not always. Peterson has won handily because the voters of the 7th identify with him. They might not agree with every public policy position...
October 30, 2010 - 12:00am
October 9, 2010
Local DFLers to meet Tuesday
The next Douglas County DFL meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 12 at 7 p.m. at the DFL Campaign Office, 418 Broadway, Alexandria. Members will be planning and mobilizing for the election and post-election tasks. This is a change of day from the group's regular routine, but...
October 9, 2010 - 12:00am
October 2, 2010
Governor hopefuls coming to Alexandria
A Gubernatorial Candidates Forum will take place at the Alexandria Technical and Community College Room 743 (Information and Technology Building) on Monday, October 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. Gubernatorial candidates Tom Horner, Tom Emmer and Mark Dayton have been invited to participate...
October 2, 2010 - 12:00am
August 20, 2010
Five new names to be on November school board ballot
With eight names thrown in the hat for the Osakis School board race, it could be an exciting election here in Osakis. Filings closed August 17. Incumbents Dave Carlson, Tom Grundman and Steve Hilde re-filed, along with Craig Cody, Melissa Engfer, Aimee Goodwin, Monica Klimek and...
August 20, 2010 - 12:00am
August 5, 2010
County DFLers to meet soon
Douglas County Democrats will meet on Thursday, August 12 at 7 p.m. at the DFL campaign office, 418 Broadway, Alexandria. The meeting will focus on "Moving Forward: 2010 Election." Agenda items include reports on the Coordinated Campaign by Mike McBride; Senate District 11 by Adrian...
August 5, 2010 - 10:25am
July 22, 2010
Steven Hensley tells his side of story
Steven Hensley, a candidate for Douglas County District 4 commissioner, provided the following statement concerning the criminal charges that have been filed against him. "In my life I've learned several lessons the hard way. In the past I wrote two checks to two different entities....
July 22, 2010 - 10:15am
Commissioner candidate faces bad check charges
A candidate for Douglas County commissioner is facing two charges of writing bad checks. Steven Hensley, 20, was charged with a gross misdemeanor in McLeod County for writing an $800 check to a car dealership in Hutchinson last September that bounced for having insufficient funds. Hensley...
July 22, 2010 - 10:14am
June 23, 2010
Absentee ballots available June 25 for August primary
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie reminds voters who will be away from home or otherwise unable to make it to their polling locations on August 10 that they can vote absentee in the state primary beginning Friday, June 25. The absentee balloting time period comes earlier...
June 23, 2010 - 8:10am