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Osakis Police Blotter June 27-July 3
Expect changes in school food
VRBO tops city council discussions
House explosion sends one to hospital
Man dies in Todd County crash
Legion baseball: Osakis to enter playoffs on six-game winning streak
Sports schedule for Sunday, July 15
Silverstreaks Golf Classic set for Aug. 11
Legion baseball: Osakis makes Hancock pay in 11-1 win
Osakis' DeWenter earns award in accountability
Football: Warriors spoil Osakis’ home opener
Community Calendar - October 28-30, 2015
Community Calendar - August 12, 2015
Marjorie E. "Marge" Rooney
Guy S. Hohenhaus
Osakis mom overcomes pain, finishes marathon
Lorraine "Ivy" Nomeland
This Guy's 70!
Bob and Marlys Ferris
Engaged - Wadsworth and Stier
Osakis Voices: School stays busy in summer
Remember When, 1993: 49'er football star judges chili
'Boot or Salute' July 11
Remember When, 1968: Haaven runs for state representative
Makin' Waves column: Bait is a matter of perspective
Deadline for farm benefits is Sunday
Put waste in its place
Six area farms honored for milk quality
New faces at the Osakis VFW
Herberger's closing ends an era that began in Osakis
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July 11, 2018
VRBO tops city council discussions
Questions and concerns about whether the city should regulate property owners who rent out their lake homes was a prime topic at the Osakis City Council meeting Monday, July 2. The council weighed the pros and cons of VRBO — vacation rentals by owner — in the community....
July 11, 2018 - 9:26am
June 20, 2018
Housing program offered in Osakis
The Osakis Economic Development Authority (EDA) and City of Osakis have been working on a housing program to fix up homes, help demolish houses that are in poor condition and encourage construction of new homes. In 2000, the EDA started the Osakis Properties Development, which has...
June 20, 2018 - 8:00am
June 13, 2018
Another worker for public works?
The Osakis City Council discussed the possibility of the Osakis Public Works crew getting an extra helping hand in the future. At the June 4 council meeting, Superintendent Greg Gottwald gave a public works report and was asked whether an extra employee in his department would be...
June 13, 2018 - 9:00am
May 23, 2018
Audit: City healthy but oversight needed
Audit Manager Michael Bosl presented the 2017 audit findings at the May 7 Osakis City Council meeting. The good news is that Bosl reported "really stable activity within the general fund" and suggested that the city was "really financially healthy." The funds in the general fund...
May 23, 2018 - 9:29am
May 16, 2018
Wages too low?
City of Osakis department leaders agreed at the May 7 city council meeting that low wages have been a problem in Osakis for some time. "I'm extremely short of help," Julie Didier, manager of the municipal liquor store, said. "Nobody wants to work anymore. I'll say it, millenials...
May 16, 2018 - 9:29am
April 11, 2018
Police calls on the rise
The city council held a brisk meeting on April 2 in the snowy, windy late spring conditions. Here are some highlights from the discussion. Police...
April 11, 2018 - 10:14am
March 28, 2018
Council topics: unmarked cars, clock, decorations
From unmarked police cars to downtown Christmas lights, the Osakis City Council discussed a wide range of topics at its March 12 meeting. Here's...
March 28, 2018 - 9:25am
March 21, 2018
Time to expand?
Osakis City Council members have been discussing the need for a new City Hall space for nearly a year. The current City Hall building functions...
March 21, 2018 - 9:49am
February 14, 2018
Council axes snow removal ordinance
A controversial snow removal ordinance was abolished by the Osakis City Council at its Monday, Feb. 5 meeting. As it has for the past few meetings,...
February 14, 2018 - 9:46am
January 24, 2018
Council wraps up odds and ends
In the city council meeting on Jan. 8, the council discussed matters from garbage to liquor to that old historic-looking clock. To open the meeting, the council approved bills totalling $512,415.24. The liquor store reported having a less than satisfactory year with a $13,908.36 profit...
January 24, 2018 - 11:45am
Drug, domestic calls rise in Osakis
The police have been very busy in Osakis this past year. The 2017 report given by Police Chief Chad Gulbranson at the city council meeting on...
January 24, 2018 - 9:52am
January 17, 2018
Residents question sidewalk ordinance
Tempers flared and accusations flew at the Jan. 8 Osakis City Council meeting over the one topic we're all dealing with and wish we could avoid: Snow. The sidewalk ordinance delegating snow removal responsibilities to homeowners and residents has been a topic of conversation at city...
January 17, 2018 - 9:14am
December 27, 2017
A new option for leftovers?
A new recycling option for food waste may soon be available for Osakis residents. With the Green Bag Organix Curbside Program, residents could put their food waste and food-soiled paper into 13-gallon compostable bags and place it in the same carts they use for their general trash....
December 27, 2017 - 9:10am
December 20, 2017
City levy increases 9.4 percent
The Osakis City Council approved a property tax levy increase of 9.4 percent for 2018. Before taking the unanimous action at its Dec. 12 meeting, the council held a Truth in Taxation hearing but no one from the public spoke. The levy was set at $716,000 — a $62,000 increase...
December 20, 2017 - 9:28am
December 4, 2017
City council meeting postponed
Because of winter storm warnings, the Monday, Dec. 4 meeting of the Osakis City Council has been postponed. The meeting is rescheduled for Monday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.
December 4, 2017 - 2:51pm