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Gene and Connie Rasmusen transformed the old Methodist Church in Osakis into The Lillian Building, an open venue for events. (Annie Harman/Echo Press)

The Lillian Building opens

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When United Methodist Church of Osakis closed its doors on June 2, 2013, the plan was to tear the building down. The church had been in operation for 144 years, having been established in 1869.


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Annie Harman
Annie Harman is a reporter for Echo Press and The Osakis Review. She grew up in Detroit Lakes and graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire with a degree in print journalism and history in May 2012. Follow her on Twitter at annieharman
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