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The Osakis Review
Getting revved up
New bowling alley seeks liquor license
Salaries for school leaders approved
Osakis FFA to attend national convention
School lunch report shows profit; prices increase
Baseball: Osakis Legion finding its groove after running past PRBA
Imdieke earns Diamond King Award for discipline
Morken: Laying out a setup on a buck bed
Baseball: Osakis survives late-inning scare to beat Morris
Baseball: Hawks keep rolling with win over Millers
Football: Warriors spoil Osakis’ home opener
Community Calendar - October 28-30, 2015
Community Calendar - August 12, 2015
Charles "Chuck" Redetzke
Raymond 'Bud' Gabler
Suzanne Dean Didier
Eleanor Eileen Collins
Fred & Rose Julig
Lorraine "Ivy" Nomeland
Remember When, 1919: Fallen soldier's diary is found
Osakis Voices: Investing in your community
Remember When, 1969: Vandals blow up bridge
Osakis Voices: New machine helps those who fall
Letter: Level the field for family farmers
Three women open new boutique offering space for arts, crafts, much more
Forum Communications to purchase Rochester newspaper
Forum Communications head elected to news industry advocacy board
Livestock registrations are due
Hoium honored by American Family
hires and promotions
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osakis city council
July 17, 2019
New bowling alley seeks liquor license
The Osakis City Council debated whether to grant an on-sale liquor license to a fifth business during its monthly meeting Monday, July 8. Brian Danielson is attempting to revamp the bowling alley and start a restaurant on Main Street. Like most bowling alleys, he plans to put alcoholic...
July 17, 2019 - 10:00am
June 19, 2019
City Council talks organics
In June of 2018, the city of Osakis received a $10,000 grant from Pope/Douglas Solid Waste for the Organics Recycling pilot program. With less than $1,600 remaining, the council met on Monday to discuss how they will conduct spending in the second year of its contract.
June 19, 2019 - 9:57am
May 22, 2019
City council discusses pull tab dilemma
The Osakis City Council weighed its options for the pull tab charitable gambling booth at the Osakis Liquor Store at the monthly meeting Monday, May 13. Board members of the Osakis Economic Development Commission were in attendance to discuss the options of moving the booth to a different...
May 22, 2019 - 10:23am
April 17, 2019
City gets clean audit
Osakis City Council members received good news last week. They received a "clean and unmodified" audit. Michael Bosl, an audit manager with BerganKDV, presented the information at the April 8 city council meeting. A clean and unmodified review is the highest review that can be given...
April 17, 2019 - 9:59am
March 20, 2019
Goodwin hired as liquor store manager
The Osakis City Council has officially hired Maureen "Reenie" Goodwin as the Osakis Liquor Store manager. Four applicants were interviewed at a special meeting on Feb. 14 — Goodwin, Jeff Strizl, Nichole Devita and Randall Ralph. After two more special meetings — Feb. 25...
March 20, 2019 - 9:54am
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