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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
Sports schedule for Thursday, Sept. 20
Volleyball: Osakis makes quick work of Upsala
Tennis: Osakis coasts to a 12th win
Cross country: Grove breaks own record to lead Osakis
Girls tennis: Silverstreaks power past Braves 6-1
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
August 15, 2018
Makin' Waves column: The thrill of a good dog fight
Maybe it is because I was raised in a neighborhood called Crazy Cove. Maybe it is because I tend to do things that are a bit out of the "norm" at times. But more than likely, it is because I love battling with big fish. Regardless, I have no qualms telling you that I love catching...
August 15, 2018 - 12:45pm
July 3, 2018
Makin' Waves column: Bait is a matter of perspective
We were standing in the muddy, flowing water of a central Wisconsin river pulling up mesh traps full of wiggling, flipping, snapping bugs. Some were barely the size of my pinky, while other were the size of a dollar bill. "Shake them into your pail before they start crawling out or...
July 3, 2018 - 11:30am
May 9, 2018
Makin' Waves column: The enchantment of the opener
This coming weekend marks the start of another fierce and fearless fishing season on Minnesota lakes for walleyes and northern pike. Well, maybe it is a cool, calm and calculated season this year with ice chunks still bobbing around in the bays. Regardless of the weather and conditions,...
May 9, 2018 - 1:45pm
March 21, 2018
Makin' Waves column: Lessons about balance
They sat in the duck blind, the old man and the kid, waiting. The old man's eyes constantly scanning the skies for any sign of life while he chewed on a stub of a cigar. The kid's eyes scanning the toes of his boots, the bubbles in the pond and every other random thing that snatched...
March 21, 2018 - 2:00pm
December 20, 2017
Makin' Waves: Christmas Eve, fishing and family
We have a few strict rules in our family that are never, ever broken. One of these is we have Christmas Eve supper at Mom's no matter how miserably cold, no matter how far we live away, or no matter anything for that matter. You be there or you face a wrath of Mom and her patented...
December 20, 2017 - 11:15am
November 8, 2017
Deer hunting and The Great Cattail Plan
It is indeed that magical time of year once again. It is when folks dress up in their brightest attire and try to get a crack at the big one. No, it is not single's night at the VFW, but rather firearm deer hunting opener in Minnesota. But just like single's night at the VFW, some...
November 8, 2017 - 2:00pm
September 27, 2017
Makin' Waves: The lost art of old man directions
"Head down the road apiece until you hit the old Klickner's house and then turn north and go about three jags until you see where the brick grain bin was, but don't worry about that for now. Did I tell you that once about how old man Klickner's mule ended up in that grain bin? Well,...
September 27, 2017 - 9:39am
August 9, 2017
Lessons in luck from Grandpa
Growing up, my Grandpa was always a rather quiet guy, never bragging too much about too much. He was an avid sportsman, extremely patient man, and carried with him a dry sense of humor that many never quite fully grasped. He also was one of the first people to take me hunting when...
August 9, 2017 - 1:38pm
June 28, 2017
Adam Hjelm: Adventures in camping
Last weekend I was talked into going camping by a buddy. Well, let me rephrase that. Last weekend, I was reluctantly persuaded into going to an area tourist parking lot and spending a weekend in a luxury lounger that cost more than my college education with a herd of annoying and...
June 28, 2017 - 11:30am
May 24, 2017
Befuddled by bumble bees
There has been a lot of landscaping happening this spring at my house. Not huge projects, but rather a very long list of small projects that were inspired by reading too many garden catalogs this spring. New flower gardens, new raised beds, shrubs and trees, and so much more. All...
May 24, 2017 - 11:00am
April 12, 2017
MAKIN' WAVES - Anchors away!
It was an early spring a few years ago after the ice had gone out, not unlike the spring we are having so far. A week of really warm temperatures following ice off had sent the sunfish and crappies up into the shallow water way ahead of schedule. My schedule, not theirs. Fish never...
April 12, 2017 - 6:00am
January 25, 2017
MAKIN' WAVES: Pondering a murder
There I was, sitting in my fish house minding my own business when the events unfolded. At first, there were only two of them. They were surprisingly quiet, mostly just walking around in circles kind of eyeing each other up like an intense suspense scene out of a John Wayne film....
January 25, 2017 - 8:00am
December 7, 2016
MAKIN' WAVES - The broken potato fork
A few months ago as I was heading out fishing, I noticed a broken spading fork and a smashed pickle bucket by my buddy's garage. Now this normally would not concern the average person to see next to their friend's garage. However, the average person does not have friends like I...
December 7, 2016 - 7:00am
September 28, 2016
MAKIN' WAVES: 'Ya gotta watch that recoil'
Today, as I write this, marks the first official day of fall. That is right! Pack away the bikinis and speedos and break out the flannel and footy pajamas. It is time for stores to promote pumpkin spice everything and jack up the price on Halloween candy. Summer is over and fall is...
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am