Leader Record

Discussion was held at the Gonvick City Council meeting in June on the work that has been done with the underground fiber optics. The work was done for Garden Valley by MP, a company based in Maple Lake The council has been looking at what is left to be completed on the project. It looks like some...
The new welcome banners that are being put up in the City of Clearbrook.
  The Clearbrook City Council met for the regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 13th. The meeting was held in the Community Room to allow for social distancing.  Curt Meyer, engineer with WSN, attended the meeting to provide an update on the water and sewer project. A few signatures on easements...
  The Clearwater County Board of Commissioners met on July 14 to discuss recommended wearing of masks and self-screening at county facilities; reconsider the Renewable Energy Ordinance; consider motion for Northwood's Riders plans to construct an ATV trail; and hear Veterans Service update. ...
  The Clearwater County Board of Commissioners met on July 14 to reconvene the public hearing regarding review of the Renewable Energy Ordinance. No members of the public were in attendance, but all Commissioners were at the hearing. Environmental Services Director, Dan Hecht gave an update of...
  Trail U.S. A. usually holds an all-day event for a traditional July 4th celebration of America’s Independence.    It is tradition… we all just go to Trail on the 4th.  But, this year, a lot of things have had to adjust.  Worldwide, and nationwide, major events have been cancelled by sensible...
David and Sandy Knutson  recognized as a 2020 University of Minnesota Farm Family.
The Knutson family of Clearbrook  has been named Clearwater County’s “2020 Farm Family of the Year” by the University of Minnesota. After graduating from school David worked for a few years pipe lining and as a carpenter. In 1981, he decided to enter farming full-time. He raised Hereford and...
Bee keepers are in a risky business. They are covered with protective clothing and use special head gear. Clearbrook Honey Farms under the direction of Marcus Johnson have several hives in the area in the summertime.
These two bee keepers do not have to worry about COVID 19 as they work. The two were spotted just between Gonvick and Gully on Highway 92 checking out the bees on the Rodney Brovold property. The honey business began  in Clearbrook when Oscar Tollefson sold his building to C.S. McReynolds in 1938....
Nick Rankin has recently joined the staff at the city of Clearbrook.
  Nick Rankin has recently joined the staff at the city of Clearbrook. He will be working as a city utility maintenance superintendent, along with Mark Snobl. Their job responsibilities include natural gas, water and sewer, and street maintenance. Nick is originally from central Illinois. He moved...
The memorial to all eight men is in Pierre, South Dakota.
For me,  the most memorable stop, ever, on a road trip was a visit to the memorial for  native Gonvick son, David Soren Birkeland.  Dave,  54,  CEO and President  of First  National Bank of  South Dakota perished in an airplane crash on April 19, 1993.    Seven other South Dakota leaders, including...
Clearwater County residents attended the public hearing about the Renewable Energy Ordinance. Pictured are Alden Hough, William (Bill) Prochaska and Ken Oraskovich. Dan Hecht is at the table.
  The Clearwater County Board of Commissioners met on June 30 for a Public Hearing regarding the adoption of a Clearwater County Renewable Energy Ordinance. Guests attending the hearing were Alden Hough, William (Bill) Prochaska, and Ken Oraskovich. Dan Hecht, Environmental Services Director opened...


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