Former first ladies and the 2020 First Lady at the recent event. Front row (L to R: Crystal Schmitz, Betty Johnson, Ardis Thompson, 2020 First Lady Marilyn Ames, Donna Rae Jacobson, Eilene Lien Back row (L to R) Adeline Beltz, Elaine Johnson, Ardella Lindberg, Lila Strandlien, Darlene Sawyer, Linda Kaul and Marilyn Melby.
The 2020 Clearwater County First Lady event went on as scheduled on Saturday, March 14. The Keynote Speaker Dr. Faith Hensrud was not able to attend. Her duties of being president of Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College with the COVID-19 pandemic forced her to cancel.  Those in...
Left to right: Vicki Moes makes scarves, headbands and hats; Char Dickerson specializes in military hats; Donna Olson creates scarves and hats; and Ruth Reichert makes scarves and head bands.
By Karen Edelbach "This looks like something that's right up your alley," yarn group coordinator, Char Dickerson told Pamela French when an article in a crocheting magazine about Operation Gratitude caught her attention this winter. It explained that Operation Gratitude provides hand made items...
Mary Schow, Personal Banker at American Federal Bank in Fosston, will be honored at a retirement open house on February 27th.
Join us at a "Retirement Open House" as we recognize American Federal Personal Banker Mary Schow. Customers and the public are invited to the Open House set for 10 am – 3 pm on Thursday, February 27, at the Fosston Sales Office of American Federal Bank.  Cake and refreshments will be served. Schow...
Darol and Marilyn Melby spend much of their time since retirement volunteering in the Bagley and area communities, which earned them the title of 'Outstanding Senior Volunteers' for Clearwater County in 2016.
By Karen Edelbach "Volunteering has always been a team effort for us," say Darol and Marilyn Melby, both in their early 80s, especially since their retirement.  "Since retirement we do almost everything together, and, we're both Norwegian!" they chime. They've run a sheep ranch, a cattle ranch,...
Snow and wind did not stop a big crowd from coming out to watch the 2020 Greater Midwest Livestock Auctioneer Championship held at the Bagley Livestock Exchange, Inc. on Saturday, January 18th. -Photos by Richards
By Bonnie Kirchman “Lots of good quality cattle here today,” auctioneer Zach Ballard told the crowd at the Bagley Livestock Exchange on Saturday, January 18th. He added, “Won’t find ‘em any better.”  Ballard, of Mitchell, South Dakota was not only working to sell cattle at the exchange. He was also...
The big winners at the Gerald Dyrdahl Memorial Pine Lake 200 last weekend all were riding Arctic Cats. Shown left to right: Wes Selby from Colorado in 3rd place, $3,380; Chad Lien, from Thief River Falls winner of the $10,000 and Zach Herfindahl from Wisconsin in 2nd place, $5,570.
Two days of racing over The USXC racing series kicked off it's season of bumper to bumper racing action at the iconic Gerald Dyrdahl Pine Lake 200. A large crowd attended the races last weekend.  Races were held on Saturday and Sunday, December 14 and 15. Racing started at 9:00 am each day. The...
Pictured (L-R): Dave Warford: Katie Schreck, Ashley Thomas, Beauty Room, owner; Andrea Stordahl, Minnesota Rust, owner; T. "Mic" McCrory, Northwest Minnesota Small Business Dev. Ctr; Toby Strom, Mayor of McIntosh; Meghan Palubicki, The Red Poppy, owner; Katherine Howard, Howard Soap Company, owner; Marci Wilson, The Red Poppy; Roxanne Stordahl, Stordahl Counseling, Owner; Katie Roed, Sugar Brook Creative, Owner; and Grant Oppegaard, Northwest Minnesota Foundation.
BEMIDJI, MN - McIntosh is a community of around 600 people located between Bemidji and Crookston on US Highway #2. Many of the residents work outside the community as far away as Thief River Falls, Minnesota. On Friday, December 6th, the Northwest Minnesota Small Business Development Center (SBDC)...
Pictured Sitting: Roz Watnemo, Wes Roland, Susie Roland, Lynette Bakke. Standing: Grace Borud, Sylvia Larson, Jan Olson, Josine Moran, Lorraine Baugh, Marge Trembath, Leon Peterson, Milo Oppegaard, Carol Wold, Mervin Bakke. Standing on stage: Jolene Moran, Norma Quam, Harold Watnemo. Submitted by Roz Watnemo, Promotions Director.
During the August 8, monthly meeting of the Sons of Norway Granlund Lodge, President Wes Roland provided a power-point presentation covering the history of the lodge which began in Gonvick, Minnesota in 1923, with Olav Rendal being the organizer.  There were 33 members at that time.  Wes provided...
Walter and Ellen’s family: Cindy, Dianne, Walter, Ellen, Pam, and Linda -- 1985.
By Darlene Sawyer The family of Walter Dahlberg of Clearbrook has been notified by the Headwaters Farm Bureau Federation and the Minnesota State Fair that their farm has been designated a Century Farm in Clearwater County. What this means is that the farm has been under the ownership of a Dahlberg...
Paisley Straub who has battled heart issues her whole life. A benefit will be held on August 10th to help with expenses for her medical care.
By Rebeka Ware When imagining a typical child, most see a tiny human who runs around with no cares or worries in the world.  This specific little girl acts like an ordinary toddler who loves to play, dance, sing, and laugh.   Looking at this three-year-old girl with amazingly high spirits, a...


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