Chad Gulbranson, Osakis Police Chief
Over the last few weeks, Osakis has experienced numerous acts of vandalism and calls of suspicious persons throughout town. I cannot stress enough, the role the public can play in preventing and catching those responsible parties. One of the most important things that the public can do is to be alert for things out of the ordinary such as someone walking around at late hours or creeping around looking in vehicles.
Spring is right around the corner and it is that time of year to start thinking about spring cleaning our homes, garages and properties. The City of Osakis will be holding its annual citywide Clean-Up Day on Saturday, May 12 this year. The event will be held at the Osakis Municipal Liquor Store parking lot beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 11 a.m. As in the past, all general junk will be accepted from City of Osakis residents at no charge.
November 1 marked the first day of the new winter parking ordinance prohibiting on-street parking between the hours of midnight to 6 a.m. Downtown parking remains the same as it has been with no parking from 2 to 5 a.m. For the entire month of November, the Osakis Police Department issued warnings to all vehicles in violation of the new ordinance with 133 warnings being left on vehicles. The first day 33 vehicles received warnings and the number dropped steadily with only two receiving warnings on the last day of November.
Spring is once again upon us in spite of the final blast of winter on May 1. With that, the Osakis Police Department would like to inform you of the annual citywide Clean-Up Day to be held on May 13 at the Osakis Liquor Store parking lot from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. This year will be the same as last year, with all general junk to be accepted from residents of the city of Osakis for free. A free-will donation will be accepted for the general junk which goes toward the Fourth of July Fireworks show at the Osakis Country Club that's put on by the Osakis Fire Department.
Even though spring is not officially here until March 20, many have begun their spring cleaning. The city of Osakis would like to let residents know that a few changes...
There are extra DWI patrols looking for drivers who take holiday celebrating to dangerous levels. More than 300 law enforcement agencies will be working overtime this holiday season, hoping to prevent the type of tragedy that devastated Courtney Pogones and her family when she was 12 years old. Fourteen years later, Pogones and the driver who killed her mother, Craig Barnd, have joined together to ask Minnesotans to drive sober. View their story on the Department of Public Safety website at dps.mn.gov (Media Center, Extra DWI patrols looking for drivers …).
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