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Heath Peterson and his wife, Cynthia (left) and daughters, Lindsey (center), 12, and Johanna (right), 16, opened Osakis Family Foods on Thursday, May 16. Store hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. (Photo by Amy Chaffins)

Osakis welcomes new grocery store

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There's been a whole lot of buzz and excitement and now it's official - Osakis Family Foods opened for business on May 16.

Heath and Cindy Peterson recently bought the former grocery store in Osakis.


They expect to employee 12 people.

The Petersons and staff have spent the last few weeks cleaning up the building, putting in equipment and stocking shelves. Last week, new, energy-efficient lighting was scheduled to be installed and fresh groceries were brought in.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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