Brittany Bray
The Minnesota Red River Valley Development Association has sponsored a $100 Youth Leadership Award to a Red County 4-H Member. The award is given to a 4-H Member who shows good leadership and who has done good things for the 4-H Program. This year the 2015 Youth Leadership Award is presented to...
On July 28, 2015, the Red Lake County Board of Commissioners met at 10:00 a.m. Commissioners present were John Lerohl, Dave Sorensen, Chuck Flage and Chair Ron Weiss. Chuck Simpson was absent. The agenda was approved with one change, to add Treasurer Nick Knott to the agenda. Treasurer Nick Knott...
The tractors were ready to plow the field on August 2012. Come join in the fun in 2015 with many more events planned for everyone!
Oklee Market Day is almost here and there are more events than ever. This year the Committee has added a Northern Pullers Tractor Pull contest to be held on August 8th. If you like to pull tractors, come on down to Oklee for a fun day of pulling with your favorite tractor or two. Also this year,...
Carol Connell behind the bar at the Cozy Bar & Grill in Brooks, Minnesota.
The Delage family had run the business for many years, had a good clientele and were ready for retirement, so it was a win/win for both parties when Carol Connell recently purchased the Cozy Bar & Grill in Brooks. Carol took over the business on May 9th and has been a very busy lady ever since...
Alma Stenberg showing her hardanger work.
The weather was perfect for a 4th of July celebration, with a sunny warm day, but not too hot or humid. The people who organized this event did a wonderful job and kudo’s to them for their hard work. The celebration actually began the night before with a street dance sponsored by D & K Corner...
Red Lake County Fair's 5k run/walk winners. (From back left to right) Chris Longtin, Don Hagen, Tyrell Hamrum. (Front left to right) Mindy Juhl, Aurimy Olson, Becky Opatz.
Day two of the Red Lake County Fair started with events in the city and out at the South Park. In Oklee, at 9:00 a.m. the morning was a beautiful day and many people came out to join in the 5K Walk/Run for Autism. There were quite a few participants and there were prizes given to three categories...
Ric Ven Auman was our judge for the cupcake contest! The winners were 1st:  Tracy Hamm. 2nd: MaryAnn Lambert in the Adult category. Kids category:  1st:  Hannah Bassage 2nd: Victoria Sipper.
Day one! This year was probably one of the most weather friendly fairs the past few years in Oklee. Usually, there is a storm or two that makes things interesting, to say the least. But this year, other than a few black clouds and some sprinkles, it was about as perfect weather-wise as it could be...
Mary Hall appeared on Sunday afternoon at the Oklee Community Hall during the Fair.
Great entertainment at the Red Lake County Fair Mary Hall One of the events at the fair on Sunday was The Mary Hall Nostalgic Novelty Show. Mary travels the mid-west singing in nightclubs during the 1970’s. She has opened for many singers throughout her years. She has been on live TV and radio and...
Mike Dessellier, Deeann Eskeli,  and Doug Rhoades who recently retired from the Oklee Ambulance Service. Combined the 3 of them have over 78 years with the Oklee Ambulance.
On June 20th, many people from the three communities came together at the Oklee Community Hall to honor three of Oklee's Best. Why are they the Best? Because between the three of them they have served the three communites for over 78 years of service, helping day or night, good or bad weather...
The Oklee-Brooks-Plummer Ambulance Service members: Back row (l to r): Josh Eisenbacher, Sheriff Mitch Bernstein, Sandra Tougas, Doug Rhoades (retired), and Gin Berns. Middle (l to r): DeeAnn Eskeli (retired), Kim and Rhonda Vettleson, Mike Dessellier (retired), Wanda Wright, and Jeannette Braaten. Front row (l to r): Darrell Tougas and Al Paquin. Not pictured: John Burthwich and Mark Roue (Brooks).
Choosing to be a volunteer emergency medical technician EMT is all about community service. Wanda Wright has been a member of the Oklee Ambulance for approx. 19 years which serves Red Lake, Pennington and Polk counties. “I enjoy giving to my community,” “We’re probably there helping a person on one...


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