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LAKE OSAKIS

Shallow, marshy areas on Lake Osakis have long been a popular nesting area for western grebes — a bird that winters on the Pacific coast before spreading east to establish a mate, which includes a courting ritual that provides bird watchers one of the best spectacles they will see in west-central Minnesota.
Neighbors say they have not been able to find answers to their questions, and that often, people in local and state agencies won’t return their calls: “We’ve had low water before and not like this year ... They’ll say it’s the lowest it’s been since 1935. They got all kinds of excuses.”
VERGAS, Minn. -- The Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in northwestern Minnesota's East Spirit Lake in Otter Tail County and central Minnesota's Lake Osakis near Alexandria.An East Spirit Lake user brought a one-quarter ...

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