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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
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Osakis School Board
December 26, 2018
School census third highest in 30 years
The official Osakis School District Census, ages zero through high school, was received by the School Board at its Monday, Dec. 10 regular meeting. Total number is 871, which is the third highest number in 30 years of record keeping. This includes 460 elementary students, and 411...
December 26, 2018 - 10:08am
December 19, 2018
All-day preschool draws debate
The Osakis 2019-2020 preschool program came up for discussion at the Monday, Dec. 10 regular School Board meeting, when a number of citizens attended to give input and ask questions about the district's plan for next year. The pre-school item was not on the agenda, but Board Chair...
December 19, 2018 - 9:41am
School board levy up 3.28 percent
The maximum allowable tax levy for the Osakis School District was certified to the county auditor at the School Board's Truth in Taxation meeting held Monday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. The levy is $1,751,014, an increase of 3.28 percent for 2019, or an increase of $55,540 from last year's...
December 19, 2018 - 9:40am
December 5, 2018
School district receives clean audit
Osakis School District 213 received a clean audit for the year ended June 30, 2018, when Mary Reedy, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, presented the annual report to the School Board at its Wednesday, Nov. 14 meeting. The meeting was moved because of the Monday, Nov. 12 Veterans Day holiday....
December 5, 2018 - 12:07pm
School Board canvassing complete
The Osakis School Board will be seating a new member on Jan. 7, 2019, as a result of the Tuesday, Nov. 6 board election. The board canvassed the general election outcome at its Wednesday, Nov. 14 regular meeting. Incumbents Becky Hensley and Greg Faber were re-elected with 1,047 and...
December 5, 2018 - 10:09am
November 28, 2018
Full-time pre-school in Osakis?
The Osakis School Board discussed the possibility of adding full-time preschool for the 2019-2020 school year at its Wednesday, Nov. 14 regular meeting. Elementary Principal Shad Schmidt reported that the Preschool Committee had met twice and discussed the all day kindergarten option....
November 28, 2018 - 9:46am
November 14, 2018
School district approves seniority list
Osakis School District employs 66 teachers/staff this year, and the current seniority list was approved by the School Board at its Tuesday, Oct. 9 regular meeting. Fifth grade teacher Dave Dykema has served the school district for 32 years, and tops the seniority list. He began his...
November 14, 2018 - 10:35am
School board winners react to election
Chris George of Osakis was pleasantly surprised by the results of the Osakis School Board election. He was one of the top vote getters and will...
November 14, 2018 - 10:31am
November 7, 2018
Hensley, George, Faber elected to school board
Becky Hensley, Chris George and Greg Faber were the top vote-getters for the three positions on the Osakis School Board. Here are the unofficial results of Tuesday's election: Osakis School Board, three positions Fran Breiter 402 Greg Faber 804 (winner) Chris George 878 (winner) Dirk...
November 7, 2018 - 1:29am
October 17, 2018
Bonds will save school taxpayers $400,000
The Osakis School Board ratified the sale of General Obligation School Refunding Bonds at its Tuesday, Oct. 9 regular meeting, at an interest rate of 2.6 percent. This will result in a savings to district taxpayers of nearly $400,000 over the next eight years. Superintendent Randy...
October 17, 2018 - 10:10am
Meet the six school board candidates
Six candidates are vying for three positions on the Osakis School Board. To help readers get to know the candidates better, the Osakis Review...
October 17, 2018 - 10:09am
October 3, 2018
School levy set to increase 3 percent
The proposed 2018 tax levy payable 2019 was approved by the Osakis School Board at its Wednesday, Sept. 26 special meeting at 5:30 p.m. The maximum levy allowed of $1,859,178 was proposed. Superintendent Randy Bergquist informed the board that the numbers could still change before...
October 3, 2018 - 10:06am
School board approves facility upgrades
A half dozen improvements to the Osakis Public Schools facility were approved by the School Board at its Monday, Sept. 10 regular meeting, totaling $47,724. Approved were: • UTV and/or groomer for the grounds to replace the 1988 equipment at a cost of $15,000. • Converting lights...
October 3, 2018 - 9:47am
School board makes personnel changes
Minor additions to the Osakis School District personnel lineup were approved at the Monday, Sept. 10 School Board regular meeting. In addition, two contracts for services for the current year were signed. Ryan Maddock's resignation as baseball coach was accepted with thanks for his...
October 3, 2018 - 9:42am
September 26, 2018
Student test scores are awesome, says superintendent
"We did awesome!" beamed Osakis Superintendent Randy Bergquist at the Monday, Sept. 10 regular meeting of the Osakis School Board. Bergquist was reporting on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) test scores for the 2018 year. "Osakis was above the state average in reading,...
September 26, 2018 - 10:08am