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Friday, June 14

5 to 6:30 p.m. Final registration for the Osakis Lions Club walleye tournament and light meal for team members at the Osakis VFW Club. A discussion about the tournament rules will follow. For more information, go to https://www.osakisminnesotalionswalleyetournament.com or call 320-760-8777, 320-250-3078 or 320-859-4781.

7 p.m. Osakis VFW Post 7902 will hold its annual Flag Retirement Service on the east end of the club on Flag Day. The public is invited. Bring tattered flags, which will be retired. The service will be short, about 15 minutes.

Saturday, June 15

7 a.m. Fishing begins for the Osakis Lions Club walleye tournament (see above item for details). Check-in is 3 p.m.

Monday, June 17

Noon to 6 p.m. Osakis Community Red Cross Blood Drive will take place at the Osakis VFW Post 7902, 701 E. 8th Ave. Call Steve or Sharon at 320-859-4151 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.

Thursday, June 20

11:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bookmobile stops — 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Carol Radjl daycare in Nelson; 1 to 2 p.m. at Community Memorial Home; 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. at Ed Pollard Community Center.

Friday, June 21

7 to 10 p.m. The 51st annual Osakis Festival begins with music by Rob Justice at the Osakis Liquor Store.

Saturday, June 22

10 a.m. to 1 a.m. The 51st annual Osakis Festival continues with many events all day long — children's games and activities, deejay music, pedal pull, food vendors, craft sale, salad luncheon, bean bag tournament, street dance and more.

Sunday, June 23

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The 51st annual Osakis Festival continues with activities in Park Osagi, including food and craft vendors. Also, a grand parade will take place in downtown Osakis at 1 p.m. No entry fee. To register for the parade, call Vicki Hinrichs at 320-760-4684.

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Send your upcoming events to Osakis Review, P.O. Box 5, Alexandria, MN 56308 or email to news@theosakisreview.com.

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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