Leader Record

  The Clearbrook City Council held its regular monthly meeting on April 13, 2020. The meeting was done on-line using the Zoom platform, allowing attendees to follow social distancing guidelines required during the Covid-19 pandemic. Prior to the meeting, new council members Rachel Nelson and Dale...
This photo was taken at the Rice Town Hall garbage collection site at Zerkel.
Litterers should care for the sites This photo was taken at the Rice Town Hall garbage collection site at Zerkel and unfortunately, it’s such a common sight that it won’t surprise many people reading this.  There are a couple of reasons it should concern us all in rural Clearwater County, however...
Clearbrook Fire Department at the Clearbrook-Gonvick School.
The Clearbrook Volunteer Fire Department had planned to hold a fish fry and fundraiser on Saturday, April 25th, 2020. Due to the Governor’s shelter in place order, recommendations of not gathering in large groups, social distancing and the closure of bars and restaurants, they have regretfully...
Mrs. Ragan's at-home classroom. She is working from her dining room table, with a crate of curriculum materials close by. Using her computer, she is able to stay in touch with students and continue to share her knowledge and love of music.
Giving up classroom experiences has been difficult for teachers and students alike during the coronavirus pandemic. Technology has definitely been a game-changer, allowing communication to continue in many ways as people are forced to stay apart from one another. But some classroom learning...
Ruth Anspach with the Cornerstone Activity Center is connecting resident Beulah Richards to be able to talk with her son Dick.
The Gonvick Lions Club donated an iPad for the Activity Department at Cornerstone Nursing Home in Bagley to use. They will be able to connect residents with their family members. The iPad is a tablet computer first offered by Apple in 2010. It makes a great way to keep up with all of your friends....
"Where in the world is Will?"
  Many of us are working and learning from home right now. For some of us, this is nothing new. But for many, especially our teachers and students, they have been thrown into a daily home routine without a choice and with little warning. The technology being used for teaching does meet many...
Mrs. Kendall Rankin, 3rd grade teacher, at home in her distance learning classroom. She says, "the commute is shorter, but the days are longer." Mrs. Rankin is working to make the distance learning experience better for her students, but she misses her third graders very much
Kendall Rankin, third grade teacher at Clearbrook-Gonvick, shared her experiences as she is adjusting to teaching from home during the coronavirus pandemic. Mrs. Rankin says, “the commute is shorter, but the days are longer.”  She adds, “I desperately miss the buzz of my sixteen third graders...
Betty Randklev registers Rilla Nelson to the blood drive that was held in Clearbrook.
  While many blood drives have been canceled, Vitalant blood mobile came ready with facemasks and extra precautions to accept blood donors at the blood drive in the Wes Westrum Gym, Clearbrook Community Center held on Wednesday, April 8th. It was wonderful to hear that all appointments were full...
Otter Tail Power Company is upgrading all company-owned street and area light fixtures in the community of Gonvick, Minnesota, to light-emitting diode (LED) technology. The company’s LED tariff and replacement plan, which the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved on November 30, 2017,...
David and Sandy Knutson named Red River Valley Outstanding Leaders for 2020.
  David and Sandy Knutson of rural Clearbrook have been named Clearwater County’s Red River Valley Outstanding Leaders (formerly Valley Farmer and Homemaker) for 2020, according to Al Paulson of the Clearwater County Fair Board. The award is from the Red River Valley Development Association, of...


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