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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
osakis city council
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
November 14, 2018
Council winners comment on election
Keith "Kip" Emerson won another term as Osakis mayor on Nov. 6 and Laura Backes was voted onto the Osakis City Council along with incumbent,...
November 14, 2018 - 10:47am
Water, sewer rates may bump up
Osakis residents may see about a $6 monthly increase for their water/sewage rates beginning in January. At the Monday, Nov. 5, city council meeting, council members discussed the fee schedule for 2019, which includes increases for water and sewer. The base charge for water, which...
November 14, 2018 - 10:45am
October 24, 2018
Meet the five city council candidates
Five candidates are running for two positions on the Osakis City Council. In an effort to help voters make a more informed decision on Election...
October 24, 2018 - 8:45am
October 10, 2018
Council talks about 'rat house,' liquor store
The "rat house" may soon be a thing of the past in Osakis. At the Oct. 1 Osakis City Council meeting, Police Chief Chad Gulbranson shared that the vacant home on Eighth Avenue is in the process of being sold, which should soon be followed by its demolition. The house has been overrun...
October 10, 2018 - 10:07am
September 12, 2018
City proposes 3 percent levy bump
Property taxes shouldn't increase much in Osakis next year. At its Sept. 4 meeting, the Osakis City Council set its 2019 preliminary general levy at $594,500 — a 3 percent increase from this year's levy of $573,000. The levy is an overall amount and each property owner's taxes...
September 12, 2018 - 9:51am
September 5, 2018
Residents debate fate of liquor store
A state-required public hearing to discuss the fate of the city-owned Osakis Liquor Store drew many questions about its profitability but most...
September 5, 2018 - 9:48am
August 15, 2018
Public invited to talk about liquor store
The Osakis city council met on Monday, Aug. 6, for its monthly meeting, and it was smooth sailing for much of the night. There will be a public forum regarding the Osakis Municipal Liquor Store on Thursday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. at the Ed Pollard Community Center, located at 20 Nokomis...
August 15, 2018 - 10:34am
July 18, 2018
Osakis Voices: Vacation rental properties -- pros and cons
At the July 2 City Council meeting, we had a lengthy discussion about rental properties and specifically, vacation rental properties. Vacation rental properties consist of properties being rented out for less than 30 days, usually a week or less, to people who plan to use the property...
July 18, 2018 - 2:00pm
July 11, 2018
VRBO tops city council discussions
Questions and concerns about whether the city should regulate property owners who rent out their lake homes was a prime topic at the Osakis City Council meeting Monday, July 2. The council weighed the pros and cons of VRBO — vacation rentals by owner — in the community....
July 11, 2018 - 9:26am
June 20, 2018
Housing program offered in Osakis
The Osakis Economic Development Authority (EDA) and City of Osakis have been working on a housing program to fix up homes, help demolish houses that are in poor condition and encourage construction of new homes. In 2000, the EDA started the Osakis Properties Development, which has...
June 20, 2018 - 8:00am
June 13, 2018
Another worker for public works?
The Osakis City Council discussed the possibility of the Osakis Public Works crew getting an extra helping hand in the future. At the June 4 council meeting, Superintendent Greg Gottwald gave a public works report and was asked whether an extra employee in his department would be...
June 13, 2018 - 9:00am
May 23, 2018
Audit: City healthy but oversight needed
Audit Manager Michael Bosl presented the 2017 audit findings at the May 7 Osakis City Council meeting. The good news is that Bosl reported "really stable activity within the general fund" and suggested that the city was "really financially healthy." The funds in the general fund...
May 23, 2018 - 9:29am
May 16, 2018
Wages too low?
City of Osakis department leaders agreed at the May 7 city council meeting that low wages have been a problem in Osakis for some time. "I'm extremely short of help," Julie Didier, manager of the municipal liquor store, said. "Nobody wants to work anymore. I'll say it, millenials...
May 16, 2018 - 9:29am
April 11, 2018
Police calls on the rise
The city council held a brisk meeting on April 2 in the snowy, windy late spring conditions. Here are some highlights from the discussion. Police...
April 11, 2018 - 10:14am