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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
January 31, 2018
Memories of lefse and lutefisk
We were all patiently standing waiting in line for a taste of history, a taste of culture, and a taste of memories of years gone by. Some folks were here because families shamed them into it, others because of a tradition that they can't let go of quite yet. I was there to cure my...
January 31, 2018 - 11:05am
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
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
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 16, 2014
Makin' Waves: Goal is to help (and win Pulitzer)
My last column defined some of the more common terms used by fishermen, anglers and other spoofers. My goal was to help the less familiar folks understand some of the lingo and language you might hear around the area. I was simply amazed how much feedback I received from that column,...
April 16, 2014 - 12:00am
October 9, 2013
Makin’ waves: The privilege of being wrong
Makin’ Waves - Adam Hjelm, Contributing Writer One of the greatest instructors I have ever had the pleasure, pain and panic of being subjected to in my time at Osakis High School once told me, “Never pass up the privilege of being wrong, for that is when you learn the most...
October 9, 2013 - 11:40am