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Mihalchick leaves her mark

Salute: When Carol Mihalchick passed away on Jan. 30, Osakis lost a community leader who put her own special stamp on the town. Mihalchick was the founder of Just Like Grandma's, which is still going strong today under new owners. The eatery and retail shop is one-of-a-kind and provides visitors and locals with a cozy setting to enjoy a cup of tea, sandwiches, salads or conversation. Mihalchick organized fun events in Osakis, including the Just Like Grandma's 5K races and the well-attended Quilts Along the Trail. Coordinating such events takes a lot of time, energy and dedication. Mihalchick put a lot of her heart and soul into the community and had a passion for making Osakis more fun and enticing for visitors. She'll be missed.

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