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The Osakis Review
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
December 12, 2018
Osakis tax levy to increase 3 percent
The Osakis City Council approved a property tax levy increase of 3 percent for 2019. The levy, along with the city's overall budget, was approved at the Monday, Dec. 3, City Council meeting. The levy increased by $21,500 — from $716,000 to $737,500. And the budget, which was...
December 12, 2018 - 10:42am
August 16, 2018
UPDATE: Big decisions await Osakis voters
Osakis area voters will have a lot of decisions to make this November. They'll not only be voting for state offices, but also for city and school board positions. The filing period, which closed Aug. 14, brought out a flurry of candidates for Osakis mayor, Osakis City Council and...
August 16, 2018 - 5:32pm
August 8, 2018
Filings open for city, school, township seats
If you've thought about running for public office, now is the time. The filing period for city, school and township positions opened on July 31 and will remain open through Tuesday, Aug. 14. In and around Osakis, several positions are up for election, including: Osakis City Council...
August 8, 2018 - 11:12am
March 15, 2017
Road work causes damage
Although no action was formally taken, there was a lengthy discussion at the March 6 Osakis City Council meeting about last year's downtown project and some of the damage that was caused to downtown businesses. Jeff and Patrick Kalpin, co-owners of O-Town Tavern, previously sent a...
March 15, 2017 - 6:00am
February 16, 2017
Osakis Council sets hearing on TIF request
A public hearing will be held on Monday, April 3 at 7 p.m. at Osakis City Hall on a request from Paul Hartmann to create a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District and adoption of a TIF financing plan related to a proposed eight-plex apartment building on Hartmann's property at 463...
February 16, 2017 - 2:36pm
Osakis Council hears plight of first responders
Policy changes and stipends for the Osakis First Responders came up for discussion at the Monday, Feb. 6 regular council meeting. Jason Schultz told the council the first responders answered 19 calls in January, one of the highest months on record. "We will be breaking records this...
February 16, 2017 - 2:29pm
Osakis prepares for 2017 downtown improvement project
With the 2016 Osakis downtown improvement project nearing completion, planning is well under way for the next phase, the 2017 downtown project. The City Council, at its regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 6, approved plans and specifications for this year's project, and ordered advertisement...
February 16, 2017 - 2:28pm
January 18, 2017
Police respond to record year of calls
A new year, two new council members and a wrap-up of 2016. That was the tone of the Osakis City Council's first meeting of the year on Jan. 3....
January 18, 2017 - 6:00am
November 16, 2016
City council, school board members elected
Besides electing a president, a U.S. representative, state lawmakers and county commissioners, Osakis voters also had important decisions to...
November 16, 2016 - 6:00am
November 2, 2016
Who will serve on city council?
Osakis residents will elect two council members on Nov. 8. Three candidates have filed for the two positions that are up for election —...
November 2, 2016 - 12:00am
October 12, 2016
Counter offer made on Ortendahl property
During the public comment period at last Monday's Osakis City Council meeting, after the official portion of the meeting was done, a discussion...
October 12, 2016 - 12:00am
September 28, 2016
City receives no FEMA grants
Osakis city department reports were received by the Osakis City Council at its regular September meeting, which was moved to Tuesday, Sept. 6 due to the Labor Day holiday. Action was taken on several items presented by Police Chief Chad Gulbranson, and Fire Chief Jon Backes. POLICE...
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am
September 21, 2016
City Council OKs 2017 balanced budget
A proposed city general fund budget for 2017, including a 3 percent tax levy increase, was discussed at the Osakis City Council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 6, and after consideration the levy was set at 4 percent in order to provide a cushion for the final numbers in salary negotiations...
September 21, 2016 - 12:00am
September 14, 2016
'Band-Aid' to be applied to several city streets
While the Osakis downtown is in the middle of the 2016 Downtown Project, planning continues for the 2017 project, along with a street repair program to be completed this fall. Public Works Superintendent Kurt Haakinson presented what he called "a seven-year Band-Aid" to keep several...
September 14, 2016 - 12:00am
Osakis City Council OKs rezoning for storage/apartment building
The Osakis City Council, upon recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission, approved a rezoning request from Richard Daas at its Tuesday, Sept. 6 regular meeting. The council rezoned a lot next to NAPA at 301 Second Avenue East from C-1 (Central Business District) to C-2 (General...
September 14, 2016 - 12:00am