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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
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
September 28, 2016
Osakis School Board considers refinancing 2009 GO bonds
Refinancing of the Osakis School District's 2009 General Obligation bonds could result in savings that would reduce local property taxes, according to a presentation made by Joel Sutter, the district's bonding consultant for Ehlers, Inc., at the Monday., Sept 12 regular meeting. Sutter...
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am
May 11, 2016
Bonds sold for downtown project
With work beginning on the Osakis 2016 downtown construction project a matter of days away, the City Council approved the sale of $805,000 in General Obligation Permanent Improvement Revolving Fund Bonds at its Monday, May 2 regular meeting.
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
December 30, 2015
County refinances jail bonds, save nearly $1M
Good news for taxpayers: An opportunity to cut interest on a county bond could save big bucks. On December 15, Douglas County commissioners authorized the sale of $8.75 million in general obligation refunding bonds. The term “refunding” is used in bond financing, but it’s just...
December 30, 2015 - 12:00am
June 3, 2015
County pre-pays bonds
With an excess fund balance on hand, Douglas County commissioners authorized moving forward on an early pay-off of bonds. Paying off three bonding projects totaling about $1.5 million will reportedly save taxpayers about $92,200 in interest. The bonds were originally issued for...
June 3, 2015 - 12:00am
December 31, 2014
County board OKs hospital bonds refunding process
With a unanimous vote at its last meeting, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved a plan to begin the process to refund $25 million in bonds for Douglas County Hospital (DCH). Because DCH is a county-owned hospital, the county board had to make the final decision on authorizing...
December 31, 2014 - 12:00am
September 10, 2014
Osakis council re-funds 2008 bonds to save money
More than $50,000 will be saved by the city of Osakis as a result of refinancing the 2008 General Obligation (GO) Bonds. The Osakis City Council approved the issuance and sale of $865,000 GO crossover refunding bonds at its Tuesday, September 2 regular meeting. The council had...
September 10, 2014 - 12:00am
November 20, 2012
Osakis Council sells street project bonds at 2.25 percent interest
An interest rate of 2.25 percent was set in the Osakis City Council's sale of General Obligation Bonds in the amount of $475,000 for the current street improvement project. The purchaser of the bonds is Northview Bank of Finlayson. David Drown Associates, Inc. is the city's independent...
November 20, 2012 - 12:00am
September 19, 2012
Refinancing will save Osakis district $75,000 a year
The Osakis School District will refinance $11.8 million in 2003 General Obligation bonds in a bond sale on Monday, October 8, which will result in a savings of about $75,000 per year for the district. The bond interest rate is currently 4 percent, according to Superintendent John...
September 19, 2012 - 12:00am
February 3, 2009
Patience pays off for school
Despite challenging economic times, the Osakis School District made a deal that will ultimately save taxpayers money. The district sold its general obligation bonds for the new building project at an interest rate of 3.87 percent. Last summer, Ehlers Inc.
February 3, 2009 - 12:00am