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 Osakis (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 1,306 1,355 1,256 1,567 1,740 +173 +11.04
Land Area (sq. mile) 2.00 1.86 1.93 2.01 2.01 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 653.0 728.5 650.8 779.6 865.7 +86.07 +11.04
Housing Units 477 596 606 760 942 +182 +23.95
Households -- 543 532 661 743 +82 +12.41
Persons Per Household -- 2.50 2.36 2.37 2.34 -0.03 -1.27


Osakis is a city in Douglas and Todd counties in the state of Minnesota. The main part of Osakis is in Douglas County; only a small part of the city extends into Todd County. Osakis is situated on the southwest shore of Lake Osakis, on Minnesota State Highway 27. Osakis is about one mile from exit 114 of Interstate 94. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.07 square miles (5.36 km2); 1.95 square miles (5.05 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2) is water. The elevation is 1,355 ft (413 m) above sea level.

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As of the census of 2010, there were 1,740 people, 743 households, and 440 families residing in the city. The population density was 892.3 inhabitants per square mile (344.5/km2). There were 942 housing units at an average density of 483.1 per square mile (186.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.3% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 743 households of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.6% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.8% were non-families. 35.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the city was 42.2 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.7% were from 25 to 44; 21.3% were from 45 to 64; and 25.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.

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OSAKIS, first settled in 1859, was established June 15, 1866, this and Alexandria being the oldest townships of the county. The name was received from Osakis Lake, which, as also the Sauk River outflowing from it, has reference to Sauk Indians formerly living here, as narrated in connection with Sauk Rapids in the chapter on Benton County. In 1859 the stages running to Fort Abercrombie had a station on the site of Osakis village, and the earliest settlers took claims, but the Dakota War in 1862 caused these claims to be abandoned. The city, section 25, with Todd County, was founded in 1866 and was incorporated February 18, 1881, and again on January 5, 1887. It had a station serving both the Great Northern Railway and the Northern Pacific Railroad, and its post office began in 1864. The date of the first passenger train was November 1, 1878.

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City of Osakis
14 Nokomis Street E
PO Box 486
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: (320) 859-2150
Fax: (320) 859-3978

Regular Business Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

City Council Meetings:
2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 pm at City Hall.

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Osakis City Hall, Osakis Minnesota

Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2022 Dan Wessel
107 Lakeview Drive
Osakis, MN 56360
  (320) 250-3078
Clerk/Treasurer appointed Angela Jacobson
14 Nokomis Street E
Osakis, MN 56360
Email (320) 859-2150
Council Member 12/31/2022 Laura Backes
609 Oak Street
Osakis, MN 56360
  (320) 859-4621
Council Member 12/31/2022 Randy Anderson
11 1st Avenue W
Osakis, MN 56360
Email (320) 460-0331
Council Member 12/31/2024 Tim Thornbloom
301 W Queen Street
Osakis, MN 56360
  (320) 491-2848
Council Member 12/31/2024 Alan Larson
115 E Oak Street
Osakis, MN 56360
  (320) 766-8681

Post Office:
US Post Office
60 W Main Street
Osakis, MN 56360-4400
Phone: (320) 859-2147
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       8:30 am - 11:30 am
                        12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday           8:30 am - 10:00 am  

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Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Xcel Energy (800) 895-4999
Natural Gas CenterPoint Energy Minnegasco (800) 598-5540
Wastewater Osakis Municipal (320) 859-2150
Water Osakis Municipal (320) 859-2150
Telephone Arvig Communication Systems (320) 859-2700
Cable TV Charter Communications (320) 235-1535

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Osakis Public Schools Elementary & Secondary Schools 105
Community Memorial Home Nursing Care Facilities 100
Ichor Systems Precision Turned Prod. Mfg. 40
Rollie's Sales & Service All Other Transp. Equip. Mfg. 38
Just Like Grandma's Bed-&-Breakfast Inns 34
Osakis Creamery Assn Fluid Milk Mfg. 19
Hensley Inc General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Truckload 18
Jim's Home Quality Foods Supermarkets & Other Grocery (exc. Convenience) Stores 16
First NB of Osakis Commercial Banking 12
Gas Mart Gasoline Stations with Convenience Stores 12
St. Agnes School Elementary & Secondary Schools 12
Osakis Clinic Offices of Physicians (exc. Mental Health Specialists) 11
Osakis, City of Other General Government Suppt. 10

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Erickson's Petting Zoo
11890 Hope Road
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: (320) 762-0184

Visit our old fashion farmyard with lots of different farm animals and birds to feed and pet.  Plus pony rides and inflatable bouncer.  Summer hours:  M-S 10 am-4 pm; Sunday 12 noon-4 pm;  Admission: $4.00 per person; 1 and younger free.  Located 2 miles west of Osakis on Hwy. 27, 1 mile north on Bird Lake Rd., 1/2 mile west on Hope Road.  Be sure to bring your camera.  In the fall, visit our pumpkin patch and corn mazes.

Erickson's Petting Zoo, Osakis Minnesota
Osakis Visitor Heritage Center
11 Main Street
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: (320) 859-3777 


Lions Park

The Bill Sliper Lions Park is located at the intersection of Hwy. 127 and First Avenue East on the southeast edge of Osakis. A shelter house, restroom and sandpit volleyball court are provided.

Lions Park, Osakis Minnesota
Osakis City Beach

The Osakis City Beach is located on the south end of Lake Osakis.  A diving board, slide and dock offer hours of fun in the water! The city beach in open from Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day weekend.

Osakis City Beach, Osakis Minnesota
Park Osagi

Park Osagi is located along the south end of Lake Osakis. Three shelter houses are provided along with picnic tables and restrooms. The shelters are a first come first serve basis. A large playground area and basketball court are located in the park for many hours of entertainment. No overnight camping is permitted.

Park Osagi, Osakis Minnesota

Lake Name Size
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
Beim n/a n/a
Clifford n/a n/a n/a
Faille n/a n/a
Herberger n/a n/a n/a
Little Osakis 113
Little Sauk 268
Osakis 6389
Smith 666
Stevens n/a n/a n/a

Health Care:
Osakis Medical Clinic
811 3rd Avenue E 
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: (320) 859-3038 
Toll Free: (800) 989-3038

Dedicated to providing preventative, interventional, and supportive services for our patients in the most compassionate, thoughtful, and efficient manner.

Osakis Medical Clinic, Osakis Minnesota

Osakis Public Schools
Independent School District #213

500 E 1st Avenue
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: (320) 859-2193 

District 213 serves about 750 students living in and around Osakis, an agricultural and resort community in West Central Minnesota. It has provided students with an excellent education for more than 100 years, and will continue to do so into the 21st Century.

Osakis Elementary School
500 E 1st Avenue
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: (320) 859-2193
Osakis Elementary School, Osakis Minnesota
Osakis High School
500 E 1st Avenue
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: (320) 859-2192
Osakis High School, Osakis Minnesota
Lakes Area Charter School
601 W Nokomis Street
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: (320) 859-5302 

The Lakes Area Charter School program was designed to meet the needs of students who are not successful in the traditional setting. While in high school and during the transition from high school to post secondary or the worlds of work, the academic needs of students are considered high priority in implementing this curriculum.

Lakes Area Charter School, Osakis Minnesota
St. Agnes School
307 W 4th Avenue
PO Box 0
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: (320) 859-2130

The mission of St. Agnes School is to offer quality education within a
Christian Community, focusing on Gospel Values and Academic Excellence.

St. Agnes School, Osakis MN

Elim Lutheran Church
16307 141st Avenue
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: (320) 859-4244 

Pastor: Wilmore Gunderson
Sunday Worship:  10:30 am

First Presbyterian Church
101 W Oak Street
PO Box 446
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: (320) 859-4550

Pastor: Tim Sutton
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am

First Presbyterian Church, Osakis Minnesota
Immaculate Conception Church
316 W 3rd Avenue
PO Box F
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: (320) 859-2390 

Pastor: n/a
Saturday Mass: 4:00 pm
Sunday Mass:   9:30 am

Immaculate Conception Church, Osakis Minnesota
Leslie Community Church
15496 County Road 10
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: (218) 943-4241

Pastor: Larry Pearson
Sunday Worship:  9:00 a.m

Osakis Lutheran Church (ELCA)
310 E 1st Avenue
PO Box 427
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: (320) 859-2350 

Pastor: Ron Calvert
Sunday Worship: 10:00 am

Osakis Lutheran Church, Osakis Minnesota
Redeemer Lutheran Church
418 3rd Avenue W 
PO Box 310
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: (320) 859-2769 

Pastor: Allan Craig
Sunday Worship: 9:30 am

Redeemer Lutheran Church, Osakis Minnesota
Salem Lutheran Church
16134 170th Street
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: (320) 859-3137 

Pastor: Steve Hilde
Sunday Worship:  10:30 am

United Methodist Church
211 E 1st Avenue
PO Box B
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: (320) 859-4277 

Pastor: Mark Bateson
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am

United Methodist Church, Osakis Minnesota

KBHL - Praise FM
402 E Pike Street
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: (320) 859-3000

Praise FM is a worship and prayer focused radio station serving Minnesota, the eastern Dakotas, and Africa through radio broadcasts, and serving the world through live internet broadcasts.

KBHL - Praise FM - Osakis Minnesota

Osakis Review
26 E Main Street
PO Box 220
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: (320) 859-2143 
The Osakis Review, Osakis Minnesota

Lakeland Motel
204 W Nokomis Street
PO Box 181
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: (320) 859-4466 

Lakeland Motel, Osakis Minnesota

Sportsman's Motel & RV Park
301 W Nokomis Street
PO Box 336
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: (320) 859-5410 

20 motel rooms  -  13 full hook up RV sites  -  Telephone & DSL  -  Restaurant open 6 a.m.- 8 p.m.  Fish cleaning house and freezer.  Battery charger hook-ups. 

Sportsman's Motel & RV Park, Osakis Minnesota

Buck Point Lodge
21004 Fairfax Lane
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: (320) 859-2530
Toll Free: (800) 543-4179

Clean Minnesota cabins that are furnished with full kitchens, bedding, heat, showers, fans, AC, hide-a-bed, microwaves, color TV's, gas BBQ grills and a 16 ft. Lund boat. The resort is on level ground and is sheltered 3 directions from the wind.

Buck Point Lodge, Osakis Minnesota
Head of the Lakes Resort
15080 Gardenia Drive
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: (320) 859-4252
Toll Free: (800) 662-4253

7 modern cottages with AC, TVs and microwaves; camping; restaurant/lounge/game room; ATM; pontoon, boat & motor rental; fish house rental; snowmobile trail (runs through resort).  Also, new cabin with a loft overlooking Little Osakis.  North End of Lake Osakis with access to Little Osakis fishing bridge, marked swimming area, sandy beach with no drop offs.  Free color brochure.  Open year round.

Head of the Lakes Resort, Osakis MN
Head of the Lakes Resort, Osakis Minnesota
Holiday Resort
13377 Falcon Drive 
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: (320) 859-4360
Toll Free: (800) 635-2306

North end of Lake Osakis. 1 & 2 bedroom resort cabins, marked swimming area, sand beach, play area, screen house, fishing docks, on site boat ramp, 16 ft. Lund boats, motor rental, gas, oil,, paddleboat, live bait, tackle and guide service. Dock help to see to all your boat & fishing needs. Resort lodge with rec. room, snack bar, beverages, freezer service and licenses.

Holiday Resort

Holiday Resort, Osakis Minnesota

Idlewilde Resort
811 E Lake Street
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: (320) 859-2135
Toll Free: (800) 648-1713

The Family Resort for the Serious Fisherman!  Quiet setting-close to town.  Clean, modern 1-4 BR cabins with decks and grills, kitchenettes, hotel rooms and camping, boats available with housekeeping units, color cable + HBO, indoor pool and sauna. 

Idlewilde Resort, Osakis Minnesota

Lakeshore Resort
12676 Fairfax Drive
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: (320) 859-2400
Toll Free: (800) 525-6056

NW shore of  Lake Osakis.  Our resort is well known for excellent Dock Fishing with 19 comfortable benches on a steep drop-off for walleye, northern and panfish.  Eleven 1-2-3 bedroom clean cabins (all electric) with air conditioning, color TV, microwave, deck, grill, lawn chairs and picnic table.  We are located at the end of a dead end road on level grounds. 

Lakeshore Resort
Lakeshore Resort, Osakis Minnesota
Linwood Resort & Campgrounds
17898 Lake Street E 
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: (320) 859-2175
Toll Free: (800-458-5136

Twelve modern and spacious cabins - each offering a spectacular lake view - will make your stay at Linwood most enjoyable. One, two, three or four bedroom (sleeps 16) cabins are all air-conditioned with full kitchens including microwaves and televisions. A 16-foot Lund boat is included with your cabin. Our large marina with boat launch is fully lighted and equipped with boat lifts of all sizes as well as all day dock service to assist you with your needs

Linwood Resort & Campgrounds, Osakis Minnesota

Linwood Resort & Campgrounds, Osakis Minnesota

Midway Beach Resort & Campground
1821 E. Lake Street
Osakis, MN 5636
Phone: (320) 859-4410
Toll Free: (800) 367-2547

Our resort is on level shaded area.  The cottages are right on the lake overlooking a spacious lawn and sugar sand beach. Clean modern cottages with A/C, microwave, TV and decks with gas grills.  We have  campsites with full hookup.  Pontoon, boat & motor rental.  Retreats & specials.

Midway Beach Resort & Campground, Osakis Minnesota
Smith Lake Resort & Campground
3189 Smith Lake Road SE 
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: (320) 859-2501

Is a beautiful and inspiring vacation spot. The lake is spring fed and is known for the pleasant woods surrounding the lake which provides a quiet, peaceful atmosphere. Our cabins are paneled or knotty pine and carpeted. They are all 2 bedrooms, also with hide-a-beds. They are fully equipped kitchens with microwaves and coffee makers.

Sun-Fish Resort
19727 Eastwood Drive 
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: (320) 859-4535
Toll Free: (800) 993-4786

A small resort, big on hospitality.  Quiet country setting.  8 modern lakeside HSK cabins, boat included.  Heated pool in screened enclosure.  Rec-room with pool table, games, TV, VCR, and lots of movies.  Snack counter, staple groceries, bait, tackle, gas, and motors.  Playground, funbugs, and paddleboat.  Swim area with no drop-offs.  Enjoy panoramic sunsets over the lake.

Sun-Fish Resort, Osakis Minnesota
Sun-Fish Resort, Osakis Minnesota

Hartmann's Family Entertainment Center & RV Park
303 8th Avenue E
PO Box 477
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: (320) 859-7888

* 19 Sites
* Water, sewer, electric
* 17 sites with 30AMP service
* 2 sites with 50AMP service
* city soft water
* $19 per day
* $1,200 per season
* Open May 1 through October 15

Hartmann's Family Entertainment Center & RV Park, Osakis Minnesota
Shady Oaks Campground
3731 County Road 78 SE 
Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: (320) 763-7694 


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