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Investigators identify man accused of shooting Minnesota officer with arrow
UPDATE: More details emerge in arrow shooting: Suspect is from Osakis/Alexandria area
Suspect shoots deputy with arrow in Sauk Centre
Driver going 130 mph with teen passenger arrested
Water-quality testing results show good news for Todd County
Cross country: Grove breaks own record to lead Osakis
Girls tennis: Silverstreaks power past Braves 6-1
Football scores from Friday, Sept. 14
Football: Backes, Osakis rout Benson, 56-8
Sports schedule for Friday, Sept. 14
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
Remember When, 1918: Citizens warned about wasting gas
Osakis Voices: Todd County hires coordinator
Osakis Voices: The purpose of planning and zoning
Remember When, 2008: Enger brothers sign books
Osakis Voices: A closer look into education funding
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
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osakis city council
September 12, 2018
City proposes 3 percent levy bump
Property taxes shouldn't increase much in Osakis next year. At its Sept. 4 meeting, the Osakis City Council set its 2019 preliminary general levy at $594,500 — a 3 percent increase from this year's levy of $573,000. The levy is an overall amount and each property owner's taxes...
September 12, 2018 - 9:51am
September 5, 2018
Residents debate fate of liquor store
A state-required public hearing to discuss the fate of the city-owned Osakis Liquor Store drew many questions about its profitability but most...
September 5, 2018 - 9:48am
August 15, 2018
Public invited to talk about liquor store
The Osakis city council met on Monday, Aug. 6, for its monthly meeting, and it was smooth sailing for much of the night. There will be a public forum regarding the Osakis Municipal Liquor Store on Thursday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. at the Ed Pollard Community Center, located at 20 Nokomis...
August 15, 2018 - 10:34am
July 18, 2018
Osakis Voices: Vacation rental properties -- pros and cons
At the July 2 City Council meeting, we had a lengthy discussion about rental properties and specifically, vacation rental properties. Vacation rental properties consist of properties being rented out for less than 30 days, usually a week or less, to people who plan to use the property...
July 18, 2018 - 2:00pm
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