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This is the photo of a 1904 train derailment that happened in Osakis. The photo is featured on the trailside sign recently installed downtown. (Contributed photo)

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Soon enough, people will be biking, running and walking along the Central Lakes Trail, which runs through the heart of Osakis.

There are nice spots along the trail to take a break and rest a spell and now, there's an opportunity to learn a little, too.


Osakis is one of 10 communities along the trail that has been staked with new "You Are Here" signage.

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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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