About This Project

The Osakis Review has been informing residents about the news and events in their area since 1890. Located in west central Minnesota in both Douglas and Todd counties, Osakis is a vibrant, growing community of 1,740 residents. Its convenient location off of Interstate 94 puts it half-way between the Twin Cities and Fargo. The town is situated on the south end of Lake Osakis, a 6,300-acre lake rated as one of the premiere fishing spots in the state.


The community boasts a variety of recreational opportunities, resort lodging, gift and antique shops, restaurants, community events and festivals throughout the year. It’s also home to Panther Distillery, the first legal whiskey distillery in Minnesota. The city has a strong economic base of tourism, agriculture and manufacturing.


The Osakis Review is a weekly publication that has earned several awards of excellence from the Minnesota Newspaper Association. The Review shares some staff with the Echo Press, a twice-weekly newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, and is part of the Forum Communications Company.


The Review, which has a paid circulation of about 975, takes pride in covering the Osakis City Council, Osakis School Board and other government news, along with feature stories, breaking news, sports and community events.


The Review website,, is continually updated with new information, breaking news, sports results, photos and video. The website averages more than 5,400 unique visitors every month and more than 19,000 page views.


P.O. Box 5
Alexandria MN, 56308