Oklee Herald

2018 Minnesota Delegation at the National Capital.
On June 24-30, 34 4-H youth from Minnesota joined youth from across the United States in Washington D.C to get a hands-on experience exploring citizenship and social responsibility in our nation’s capital.   4-H Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) is held every summer at the National 4-H Youth...
Del, Cindy Determan and their son Jess, with his children Emma and Elizabeth and Macy, daughter of Brad Determan accepted the Farm Family Award July 24.
 MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (7/18/2018) — Eighty-one families from throughout Minnesota are being honored as 2018 Farm Family of the Year by the University of Minnesota.   The farm families will be recognized in ceremonies beginning at 1:15 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 9, at the annual Minnesota Farmfest on the...
Oklee Market Day is just around the corner. August 11th will be a great day to be in Oklee! There will be a lot going on that day, starting at 7:45 AM with the hero hustle 5K registration. The actual 5K will start at 8:30 at the Oklee Veterans Memorial site. Come be a hero for the day and dress up...
The Thief River Falls Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Arch Allies, Post Monroe and The Johnny Holm Band will be headlining RiverFest, August 4 and 5, in Hartz Park, Thief River Falls.   Entertainment will begin Friday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. with performances by Saphire Brown with special...
Aurel Parenteau’s wife Gloria surrounded by their children (left to right) Joe, Steve, Tom, Patti, and Mike. See story on page 5 of the Oklee Herald.
Aurel (AJ) Parenteau hosted a golf tournament on his July 3rd birthday for 23 years from 1995 to 2017. Aurel passed away in December of 2017. His daughter Patti organized a memorial golf tournament in his honor on what would have been Aurel’s 90th birthday. Fifty-six golfers enjoyed a wonderful day...
Teachers Mr. Nordquist, Mr. Hietala and Mr. Arzdorf at the Oklee golf course, circa 1966.
GONVICK For a place so unassuming, the lost golf course at Gonvick did have its moments. I never said they were momentous. I said only that they were moments. The lost golf course with the prophetic name — Lost River Golf Course — was established shortly before 1960, according to the admittedly...
Hayden Shulstad presented his demonstration “All about that Bait.” on Thursday, June 14.
The Red Lake County Fair held demonstrations on Saturday, June 23 at the Oklee Community Hall from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There was several items for sale and to make and it was fun for all ages!  Louise Manecke Cullen demonstrated how to make Polk Country Barn Quilts. Hickory Backroads was there...
On Saturday one of the Make It and Take Its was string art on a log piece.
Saturday morning the Fair started out with the 5K Walk/Run for Autism. Contestants lined up to register at 8:30 a.m. and were off and running or walking at 9:00 a.m. There were quite a few this year, but the numbers were down compared to last year. The proceeds ($252.50) from the Run for Autism...
Open class registration was held in the front of the school. Taking entries in were Deb Amiot, Maryanne Lambert, and Barb Swenson. Entering was Jennifer Johnson with the help of her mother Catherine.
The Red Lake County Fair opened with the American Legion Posts #159 Oklee and #627 Plummer advancing the Color Guard to raise the flag. Red Lake County Fair President Lowell Hamrum invited all to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. The Red Lake County Fair was officially open. During the morning hours...
Tracy Lee.
This winter there were some changes at Security State Bank with two new tellers.  Janell Walstad decided to take a job in Plummer at Ultima Bank and Mandy Roisland took a full time position with Cenex in Brooks. If you live and bank in Oklee, you most likely have already met the two gals, but if...


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P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225

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