Leader Record

  The Clearbrook City Council met on Monday, May 11th, using Zoom to facilitate social distancing. The effects of the coronavirus pandemic and stay-at-home orders continue to impact city planning. Council members focused on questions surrounding uncertainty about summer scheduling. Topics discussed...
The Clearbrook-Gonvick School Board met on May 4, 2020, using Zoom to provide social distancing for attendees. Adapting the 2020 graduation ceremony to meet the current social distancing requirements was one issue receiving attention from school board members at this meeting. Open staff positions...
The Gonvick Laundromat went down last week. It was built in the later 1940's by Art Brekke who used it as a repair shop. It was made into a laundromat in the 1960's. Bernie Bjerkness operated it until his death and it had not been used for several years. Thompson Sand and Gravel out of Bagley owned...
The History Center in Shevlin is currently closed due to the Covid19 pandemic. While you can’t visit the museum, the staff will provide stories from our county’s past- “The ABC’s of Clearwater County” in the meantime.  The Leon Dairy Association formed on February, 16th 1907 and had decided in...
New tower goes up east of Berner.
A new tower has been erected on the corner of county 7 and county 5 in Greenwood Township. The tower has been put up by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MN DOT) on the old Widseth property that now belongs to Dennis Clemenson and Donald Gunderson. The tower on 0.41 acre more or less will...
Nurses on the front line at Sanford Bagley Medical Center have been there 24/7 for people in Clearwater County. They have been very busy around there recently. Residents in the county are very appreciative of their dedication.  The Leader-Record and Richards Publishing Company honors the group during National Nurses Week. 
Photo courtesy of Terri Bergerson, RN, Sanford Bagley Medical Center
National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event. As of 1998, May 8 was designated as National Student Nurses Day, to be celebrated...
Jackie Lynn Taflin
Jackie Lynn Taflin has signed on to play basketball at Northland College in Thief River Falls for upcoming school year & will be pursuing a degree in nursing.  Jackie Lynn will be a graduate of Class of 2020 from Clearbrook-Gonvick.  Congratulations Jackie Lynn!!!, go get um!  
  When the Clearwater County Board of Commissioners met on April 21, they had a discussion for a Resolution about the difficulties expected in the County for an economic recovery. It includes requesting that Governor Tim Walz recall the stay at home order of March 16 due to the Corona virus...
This is the third time that the Sather family of Leonard has donated an animal to the Clearwater County Food Shelf in Bagley. Last Wednesday, April 15, the Sather Family Farm donated 616 hanging weight pounds of beef to the food shelf.   They have been raising beef since 1963 and in response to the...
  The Clearwater County Board of Commissioners met on April 14 with Chairman Neal Illies, Commissioner Mark Titera and Commissioner Mark Larson in the Board room, and Commissioners John Larson and Dean Newland present via teleconference. A roll call was done to confirm the presence of the...


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