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Osseo's 150th Anniversary Celebration

Osseo's 150th Anniversary Celebration

In late September 2022, a small group of city staff and long-time residents met to begin discussing what the City might do to celebrate the major milestone of its 150th Anniversary!

Much of Osseo's history was discussed at that meeting. Including our past as a major trades and services center for the north metro area, a transportation hub between Minneapolis-St. Paul and St. Cloud, our early schools, farms, industries, and of course, potatoes! 

The city wants to incorporate this history and more into the celebrations. We have the opportunity to make use of a large number of archival photos and documents, along with the memories of so many of our residents. Gathering, recording, and displaying these pieces will take time and energy, and we'll need your help to make it happen. So over the next 2.5 years the city will be reaching out to its residents for input, advice, and comment. We have included a form below to collect whatever comments you might have. You can also email Community Management Coordinator Joe Amerman at jamerman@ci.osseo.mn.us.

Osseo's last major anniversary was its 100th, in 1976. This celebration was such a success that the city returned in 1977 with the first annual event that we now know as 'Lions Roar'. This is why we are currently planning to connect this event with Lions Roar 2025, to make it a particularly special week.