Leader Record

Norm Bakke is retiring after 40 years in the building maintenance profession. He says, “I want to be an honest guy, and do an honest day’s work. I guess my dad really got that into me.”
  Norman Bakke works on the building maintenance crew at the Clearwater County Courthouse, which he has done for almost 19 years.  Ending his career comes after his brother Randy got brain cancer, and he's only 66 years old.  “It made me think it's time to retire, and do some other things in life....
Visitors from three countries toured Richards Publishing Company print shop, (the Leader-Record) in Gonvick. With owner Dick Richards were Jelmer Van Der Zee from the Netherlands, Rosaleen Mills from England and Louise Burton from Wales.
Bryn Mawr,  Pennsylvania offers a camp for  girls 6 to 15. Needed for the girls are camp counselors and three of them visited Gonvick recently. The three Van Der Zee from the Netherlands, Louise Burton from Wales and Rosaleen Mills from England had been working at Bryn Mawr camp for seven weeks....
Kendehl Ballard in Pohlad Internship program at the Leader-Record.
The Leader-Record would like to introduce you to the summer intern, Kendehl Ballard. She started her internship with the newspaper on Thursday, June 22, and the job ends now in August.  Kendehl is part of the 2017 Pohlad Internship Program. This marks the 13th year the Pohlad Family Foundation has...

 Andy Kaucher English teacher at Clearbrook-Gonvick High School.
Andy Kaucher is teaching high school English for the 2017-2018 school year at Clearbrook-Gonvick. Andy lives in Pinewood, with his wife Amanda Kaucher and his pup Etta. He enjoys biking, the arts, and listening to music. Andy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English while attending Alvernia...
  The Clearwater County Board of Commissioners met on  August 15, 2017, with Allen Paulson on hand to conduct the Unorganized Township meeting. Other regular Board business was covered by Board Chairman Dean Newland.  The Commissioners unanimously approved the 2018 Unorganized Township budget as...
Taking part in the ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Bagley Choice Therapy location were from left to right: Joe Kapaun, Kelsey Buelow, Jodi Soderstrom, Mandy Hoie, Kirsten Landmark, Lean Weller, Cheri Ware and Candi Slethvedt.
Choice Therapy held a ribbon cutting ceremony at their new building on Thursday, August 17 with free food and a variety of door prizes for those who attended. The new building is the old Food and Fuel gas station west of the stoplight in Bagley owned by Dennis Nisswander. Extensive remodeling has...
Norm Newton has recently celebrated his retirement after 22 years as a Mail Carrier.
  Norm Newton has recently celebrated his retirement after 22 years as a Mail Carrier. Norm was born in Wichita Falls and lived there for a few years. He moved around quite a bit due to his father accepting an electrician job in Oklahoma. His father passed away when he was 6 years old so his mother...
King Post Bridge in Greenwood Township was moved last fall to the grounds where the  Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers 42nd annual show has been set for August 18, 19 and 20.
The Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers 42nd annual show has been set for August 18, 19 and 20. It is adjacent to Itasca Park. Use the entry road at the park’s north entrance. Daily events will include: Logging/Lumbering Pageantry; North Itasca Railroad in Operation; Parades - 1 p.m.; Operating...
Rosemary Smith-Gardner in front of the new sign at the apartments that are for rent in Gonvick.
Rosemary Smith-Gardner has purchased the building previously known as the Ness Apartments located in Gonvick. It is across from the Clear Waters Life Center. She bought the building and has renamed it to Jackberry Apartments. Rosemary owns other houses and rentals in the area and lives in Gully....
Clearwater County 2017 Outstanding Senior Citizens Jim Chesley and Beatrice Ricke with their awards at the fair. Standing are Al Paulson, Clearwater County Fair Board and Karen Lenius Director with the Mahube Senior Program
Clearwater County 2017 Outstanding Senior Citizens awards were presented on Saturday, August 5. The two named were Jim Chesley and Beatrice Ricke. This award recognizes outstanding community service given by individuals and they will join the list of previous county winners. The county winners will...


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