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Dahlstrom Motor Inc. in Oslo has opened its doors for kids who can no longer reach their school due to high waters.
The weather service is predicting the Red River will crest in Oslo at 37.6 feet in the evening on Thursday, April 28.
That will mean that people in northwest Minnesota could see completion of a needed bridge connecting East Grand Forks and Grand Forks. It could also bring relief to the small town of Oslo, which has little local tax base to fix perennial flooding problems that overflow its roads and literally turn it into an island. Now, Minnesota will have the resources to take on projects like these across the state.
Don and Marilyn Mathsen built a cozy vacation home out of steel bin and two farm-type buildings

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Nine years ago, Corey Jamieson and the previous owner of the Oslo, Minn., bar decided to celebrate March 17 by hosting a party and wearing kilts.
Nonetheless, Pastor Chris Rosebrough, of Kongsvinger Lutheran Church in rural Oslo, has been able to form a worldwide congregation via the internet. More than 300 IP addresses around the globe attend his services, Bible study, educational and devotional sessions.
Frequent spring – and sometimes fall – flooding of the Red River at Oslo has destroyed agricultural land and caused multimillions of dollars worth of damage to Oslo and hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage to railroads as well as stymied highway, interstate and rail transportation.
A Dec. 18 Minnesota Department of Health inspection found the Long Pine Store and Pizza north of Pine River violated Gov. Tim Walz's executive order prohibiting bars and restaurants from offering indoor service.
With school likely resuming in less than two months, a lot of questions remain unanswered about the form that education will be delivered to students in the Warren-Alvarado-Oslo School District.
There are a multitude of reasons to visit Oslo, Minnesota.

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Herald reporters check out how six rural communities are dealing with the pandemic. The series kicks off Wednesday, July 22, with a look at Oslo. Other cities, including Michigan, Roseau, Fertile, Mayville and Cavalier, will be featured each Wednesday in upcoming weeks.
Earl Mallinger keen to interact from his corner stool at Kitty's Cafe.
Small-town pub in forefront in its survival during a pandemic.

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