Fire destroyed two cabins and a garage Saturday night and fortunately, everyone escaped the blaze. According to Osakis Fire Chief Chad Mathews, the department was called to a structure fire at 2651 Lake Street in Osakis at 11:22 p.m. on Saturday, June 9.
Dreams are the essence of life; some fade away while others blossom into reality.
2007 Jefferson High School graduate Lauren Minnerath isn’t letting her dreams slip away – she’s taking control and turning them into reality.
Alexandria native Jennifer Kalinowski always dreamed of working in a test kitchen. She now works at the Betty Crocker Kitchen at General Mills in the Twin Cities and was recently given the opportunity to help design a cake for actress Betty White.
From Evansville to Forada, Osakis and Millerville – more then 350 lakes stretch across Douglas County.
It is Tom Johnson’s goal to kayak them all.
“I didn’t have any training for it, I just knew I wanted to do it,” said the Alexandria resident. “I talked to a friend of mine who kayaks and he gave me a few pointers but that was all. Before I talked to him I tipped it a few times.”
A short story written by Claire Illies, daughter of Marc and Sara Illies of Brandon, was published in the book Chicken Soup for the Soul Just for Preteens: 101 Stories of Inspiration and Support for Tweens.
With temperatures expected to soar into the 90s this week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants individuals and families to understand how to cope with extreme heat.
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