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WATCH: Officials hold second news briefing with latest on Jayme Closs
A last look at 2018; highlights from final half of year
Million dollar fundraiser returns to St. Agnes
Douglas County hires new emergency director
Osakis Police Blotter Dec. 26-Jan. 1
Sports schedule for Tuesday, Jan. 15
Girls basketball: Osakis can’t catch Barnesville after early deficit
Wrestling: Osakis goes 0-3 at home duals
Boys basketball: Osakis 11-0 after outlasting Minnewaska at Target Center
Sports schedule for Saturday, Jan. 12
Football: Warriors spoil Osakis’ home opener
Community Calendar - October 28-30, 2015
Community Calendar - August 12, 2015
Donald 'Chico' Dean Koopman
Darlene R Goodwin
Penny Rae Lopez (Movold)
Lynn Gerald Robinson
James Michael Caliandro
Lorraine "Ivy" Nomeland
This Guy's 70!
Bob and Marlys Ferris
Remember When, 1919: Two roosters fetch record price
Osakis Voices: Police wrap up record busy year
Letter: Making a difference in lives of children
Remember When, 1919: Farm sells for $110 an acre
Osakis Voices: Make a resolution that sticks
Todd County goat workshop offered
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
hires and promotions
on the street
January 2, 2019
Letter: Making a difference in lives of children
To the editor: Christmas was a joy for many children, families, and individuals thanks to the generosity of outstanding people, businesses, churches and organizations this year.
January 2, 2019 - 1:00pm
December 5, 2018
Commentary: Why my vote matters
Editor's note: The following essay, written by Logan Lipke, received first place honors in this year's Osakis VFW Voice of Democracy contest, which was open to students in grades 9 through 12. This year's theme was "Why My Vote Matters." By Logan Lipke, Osakis, MN
December 5, 2018 - 1:00pm
November 28, 2018
Letter: Honoring the American flag
Editor's note: The following essay, written by Isaiah Neal, received first place honors for the Osakis VFW Patriot's Pen essay contest. Students in sixth through eighth-grade were asked to write about the topic, "Why I Honor the American Flag."
November 28, 2018 - 9:41am
November 21, 2018
Letter: Abuse survivors are inspirational
To the editor: Every October I read with interest the coverage by this paper of local events — sponsored by Someplace Safe — to note Domestic Violence Awareness month. Of special interest are the articles about those who have managed to escape abusive situations and moved...
November 21, 2018 - 1:10pm
November 14, 2018
Letter: Foster Grandparent Program delivers benefits
To the editor: The mission of the Foster Grandparent Program is to purposefully align senior volunteers with children who have special or exceptional needs. Since 1965, Foster Grandparents have been placed in non-profit settings with children creating intergenerational bonds with...
November 14, 2018 - 3:20pm
October 24, 2018
Letter: Vote with the joy of citizenship
To the editor: We approach Election Day on Nov. 6 with a great sense of division in our country. Americans have grown reluctant to discuss policy and governance out of fear of alienating or offending neighbors and friends. For some, this translates to a sense of weariness with our...
October 24, 2018 - 2:03pm
October 17, 2018
Letter: Keep soil healthy in Todd County
Editor's note: The following information was submitted by Todd County Natural Resources Conservation Service. To the editor: Soil contains the organic matter, structure, nutrients, water, and living organisms that create healthy crops or plants. There are tools available to assist...
October 17, 2018 - 10:07am
September 26, 2018
Commentary: Together, we can keep liquor store going
By Julie Didier, manager of the Osakis Liquor Store and staff, Osakis, MN The Osakis Liquor Store employees would like to thank everyone for attending the hearing regarding the future of the Osakis Liquor Store. We are very happy that you cared enough to attend. The city council will...
September 26, 2018 - 10:15am
September 19, 2018
Commentary: Protect water; seal abandoned wells
Editor's note: The following was provided by the Todd County Soil and Water Conservation District. Well sealing is permanently closing a well that is no longer used or is deemed unsafe. State law requires abandoned wells in Minnesota to be sealed. Well sealing involves clearing debris...
September 19, 2018 - 1:10pm
August 22, 2018
Commentary: The life (and death) of American farmers
Recent reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that suicide rates among American farmers are higher than any other occupational group, and five times higher than that of the population as a whole. One is tempted to argue that this reflects the decline...
August 22, 2018 - 3:20pm
August 15, 2018
Letter: No one survives Alzheimer's -- let's change that
To the editor: I am 39. I am happy, because my family is healthy. I am excited to see my mom and dad retire. They will be fulfilling their dream of traveling and enjoying the relaxed life. I am sure there are several baby boomers anticipating the same dreams for their retirement....
August 15, 2018 - 2:15pm
August 1, 2018
Commentary: Owning a septic tank is a lot like owning a car
Editor's note: The following information was provided by the Todd County Planning and Zoning Department. If you happen to live in a town or city with a municipal sewer system, the treatment of what goes down your sink or toilet probably isn't a great concern to you. If your toilets...
August 1, 2018 - 2:00pm
Letter: Program helps students boost reading skills
To the editor: While students are enjoying their summer break, I'm thinking ahead to when they return to school. I love to give my students the one-on-one support they need. Fortunately, schools in Alexandria, Brandon, Evansville, Garfield, Miltona, Carlos, Kensington, and Parkers...
August 1, 2018 - 12:15pm
June 27, 2018
Letter: Small part of farm bill has huge impact
To the editor: Anyone familiar with rural communities knows that locally-owned businesses are the jewels that make them vibrant. However, in many rural communities, entrepreneurs can struggle to establish new businesses. Often, needed resources and training in business planning are...
June 27, 2018 - 12:43pm
Letter: Do what you love -- volunteer
To the editor: Volunteer! Sit on a committee? Help at a church, hospital, or school event? Volunteer to drive? Mow lawns? Find a way. Motivations for volunteering are numerous, personal, unique; e.g. helping others, feeling needed, being productive, less isolated. Be involved in something...
June 27, 2018 - 11:45am