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Wednesday, May 2

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Self-defense class at the Osakis High School gymnasium.

Thursday, May 3

5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Osakis High School Fine Arts Show in the old gym. "Starry Night," featuring student plays begins at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.

Friday, May 4

6 to 8:30 p.m. 4-H Share the Fun at the Osakis Public Schools auditorium.

Saturday, May 5

9 a.m. St. Jude Bike-a-Thon starts at the Osakis Visitor Center. Registration is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Proceeds will support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital — a pediatric treatment and research facility focused on children's catastrophic diseases. For more information, contact Mary Lou Quistorff at 320-859-2437.

Monday, May 7

7 p.m. Silver Creek Cemetery Association meeting in Community Room 720 in Sauk Centre. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Saturday, May 12

9 to 11 a.m. City of Osakis Clean-Up Day at the Osakis Liquor Store parking lot, 803 Nokomis Street. All proceeds will go toward the Fourth of July fireworks display. A freewill offering will be taken for general junk. Fees for appliances are $15 each. Fees for other items include $3 for car tires, $7 for truck tires, $16 for TVs, $6 for microwaves, and $12 per set for computers. There will also be free hazardous waste collection. See for more information.

7 a.m. Yard waste pick-up begins in Osakis, sponsored by the city and West Central Sanitation. The city requires yard waste to be bagged separately and put curbside for pick-up in biodegradable bags. If you miss the 7 a.m. deadline, bring the bags to the Clean-Up Day event (see above).

Tuesday, May 15

7 p.m. Elementary Music Concert, featuring Osakis 4th-6th-graders at the Osakis Public Schools auditorium.

Thursday, May 17

7 p.m. Just for Kix dance performance at the Osakis Public Schools elementary gym.

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Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  

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