Oklee Herald

Natural amenities scale is for Red Lake County article.
Last week, while driving home from work and listening to Minnesota Public Radio, there was an interesting conversation going on about an article published by the Washington Post written by Christopher Ingraham. The first thing that registered as I was listening, was that Red Lake County had been...
The Brooks Travel Center was opened on December 1, 2014.
On August 26th, the new Brooks Travel Plaza will be holding a Grand Opening. A Grand Opening ribbon cutting will be held at 10:30 and then at 11 p.m. to 2 p.m. the public is welcome to come and enjoy a pulled pork meal, ice cream, coffee. There will be drawing all day and F’real specials. The...
RVSP Volunteers received awards on August 5th at UMC. (L to R): Teresa Nelson - Over the Rainbow Award for going over and above. Donna Heirass received the Good Witch Award; always empowering others. Pauline Olson, the Emerald City Award, rich in volunteer hours. Eldon Johnson also received the Emerald City Award, rich in volunteer hours. Irene Hemphill, Tornado Award, stirring things up and making things happen. Clayton Haugen received the Hot Air Balloon award, going above and beyond.
On August 5th, volunteers for Senior Citizen programs in Northwestern Minnesota gathered for the annual RSVP Banquet with 200 plus volunteers gathered at University of Minnesota Crookston for the 2015 Volunteer Appreciation Banquet. The theme of the program was based on the movie ‘Wizard of Oz.”...
Winners in the Paul 5K Run/Walk on Oklee Market Day were: Laura Swenson, Carmen Fore, Don Hagen, John Mickelson and Aaryk Neubert. Not pictured is: Under 18: Jackie Lynn.
This year, Oklee’s Market Day was the most perfect day ever. It was sunny and not too humid and a perfect day to explore the events held in Oklee. The Paul’s 5K Walk/Run was held in the morning with 60 participants. There were prizes given for Males & Females in three different age groups. The...
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,...
On July 14, 2015, with all board members present, the meeting began at 10:00 a.m. First on the agenda was Lee Meier from the NW MN Housing & Redevelopment Association (NWMNHRA). Meier reported on the different programs available to people in NW Minnesota and updated the board on the progress of...
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...


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Gonvick, MN 56644
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