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Fathers dance with daughters
School gets $300,000 surprise
Osakis speller finishes fourth at state
Osakis School Board hires new secretary
Osakis Police Blotter Feb. 6-12
Boys basketball: Osakis wins a thriller in closing seconds to stay unbeaten
Sports schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 19
Boys basketball: No problems for Osakis on the way to 20-0
Girls basketball: Sustained effort pays off with third win in last four for Osakis
Sports schedule for Friday, Feb. 15
Football: Warriors spoil Osakis’ home opener
Community Calendar - October 28-30, 2015
Community Calendar - August 12, 2015
Michael "Mike" Rooney
Genevieve Marion Stocker
Donald 'Chico' Dean Koopman
James "Jim" Schwich
Lorraine "Ivy" Nomeland
This Guy's 70!
Bob and Marlys Ferris
Remember When, 1994: Crews called to I-94 tragedy
Osakis Voices: Surveys will help guide Galeon activities
Letter: Restriction on biofuel hurts farmers
Osakis Voices: County chair has extra duties
Remember When, 1919: Osakis honors Roosevelt, brave boys
Buffer funds available for farmers
Flu spike restricts visitors at Alomere Health
Osakis farmer lands in Hall of Fame
Todd County goat workshop offered
Take a spin on the trail -- for free
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January 16, 2019
Makin' Waves: Who is to blame for poor water?
The other morning as I grabbed a quick cup of coffee at the local café on my way to work, I stumbled into a conversation that I normally avoid like the plague. It seemed that I had walked into a hornet's nest of a discussion on who is to blame for our poor water quality in the area...
January 16, 2019 - 3:20pm
November 28, 2018
Makin' Waves column: Sibling rivalry while hunting
My brother and I always had a bit of a sibling rivalry going. On multiple occasions he has claimed to be a better fisherman, a better hunter, and has even gone as far as to say he is the younger brother. Well, all of these claims could not possibly be any further from the truth. I...
November 28, 2018 - 1:00pm
October 17, 2018
Makin' Waves column: Memories of duck hunts
October 17, 2018 - 1:10pm
August 15, 2018
Makin' Waves column: The thrill of a good dog fight
Maybe it is because I was raised in a neighborhood called Crazy Cove. Maybe it is because I tend to do things that are a bit out of the "norm" at times. But more than likely, it is because I love battling with big fish. Regardless, I have no qualms telling you that I love catching...
August 15, 2018 - 12:45pm
July 3, 2018
Makin' Waves column: Bait is a matter of perspective
We were standing in the muddy, flowing water of a central Wisconsin river pulling up mesh traps full of wiggling, flipping, snapping bugs. Some were barely the size of my pinky, while other were the size of a dollar bill. "Shake them into your pail before they start crawling out or...
July 3, 2018 - 11:30am
May 9, 2018
Makin' Waves column: The enchantment of the opener
This coming weekend marks the start of another fierce and fearless fishing season on Minnesota lakes for walleyes and northern pike. Well, maybe it is a cool, calm and calculated season this year with ice chunks still bobbing around in the bays. Regardless of the weather and conditions,...
May 9, 2018 - 1:45pm
March 21, 2018
Makin' Waves column: Lessons about balance
They sat in the duck blind, the old man and the kid, waiting. The old man's eyes constantly scanning the skies for any sign of life while he chewed on a stub of a cigar. The kid's eyes scanning the toes of his boots, the bubbles in the pond and every other random thing that snatched...
March 21, 2018 - 2:00pm
December 20, 2017
Makin' Waves: Christmas Eve, fishing and family
We have a few strict rules in our family that are never, ever broken. One of these is we have Christmas Eve supper at Mom's no matter how miserably cold, no matter how far we live away, or no matter anything for that matter. You be there or you face a wrath of Mom and her patented...
December 20, 2017 - 11:15am
November 8, 2017
Deer hunting and The Great Cattail Plan
It is indeed that magical time of year once again. It is when folks dress up in their brightest attire and try to get a crack at the big one. No, it is not single's night at the VFW, but rather firearm deer hunting opener in Minnesota. But just like single's night at the VFW, some...
November 8, 2017 - 2:00pm
September 27, 2017
Makin' Waves: The lost art of old man directions
"Head down the road apiece until you hit the old Klickner's house and then turn north and go about three jags until you see where the brick grain bin was, but don't worry about that for now. Did I tell you that once about how old man Klickner's mule ended up in that grain bin? Well,...
September 27, 2017 - 9:39am
August 9, 2017
Lessons in luck from Grandpa
Growing up, my Grandpa was always a rather quiet guy, never bragging too much about too much. He was an avid sportsman, extremely patient man, and carried with him a dry sense of humor that many never quite fully grasped. He also was one of the first people to take me hunting when...
August 9, 2017 - 1:38pm
June 28, 2017
Adam Hjelm: Adventures in camping
Last weekend I was talked into going camping by a buddy. Well, let me rephrase that. Last weekend, I was reluctantly persuaded into going to an area tourist parking lot and spending a weekend in a luxury lounger that cost more than my college education with a herd of annoying and...
June 28, 2017 - 11:30am
May 24, 2017
Befuddled by bumble bees
There has been a lot of landscaping happening this spring at my house. Not huge projects, but rather a very long list of small projects that were inspired by reading too many garden catalogs this spring. New flower gardens, new raised beds, shrubs and trees, and so much more. All...
May 24, 2017 - 11:00am
April 12, 2017
MAKIN' WAVES - Anchors away!
It was an early spring a few years ago after the ice had gone out, not unlike the spring we are having so far. A week of really warm temperatures following ice off had sent the sunfish and crappies up into the shallow water way ahead of schedule. My schedule, not theirs. Fish never...
April 12, 2017 - 6:00am
January 25, 2017
MAKIN' WAVES: Pondering a murder
There I was, sitting in my fish house minding my own business when the events unfolded. At first, there were only two of them. They were surprisingly quiet, mostly just walking around in circles kind of eyeing each other up like an intense suspense scene out of a John Wayne film....
January 25, 2017 - 8:00am