May 12, 2021 Red Lake County Rebel Boys Track and Field’s Gerald Melin broke the school record in the high jump with a jump of 6’0 on Tuesday at the Bagley Track and Field meet. The jump of 6’0 broke the previous record of 5’10 set by Ryan Melby in 1993. Quilts were on display at Salem and Zion...
April 7, 2021 Saturday morning was a beautiful day for an Easter Egg Hunt in the town of Oklee. Many family's were gathering with their children. The Easter Egg Hunt is usually held in the Oklee Hall due to weather, so this was a blessing to have nice weather and have it outside. Minnesota Severe...
March 3, 2021 Sandra Tougas was interviewed by RLCC Newspaper staff. She is a volunteer First Responder with the Oklee ambulance. Since Sandra is a volunteer, she does not get paid but she says,” Being a First Responder has been a rewarding experience.” February 19th, the RLC Rebels boy’s...
Theresa Champagne is the new Special Ed Teacher at RLCC.
Theresa Champagne started teaching in RLCC this year as a special education person that followed kids around the building if they needed help.  She was born in 1972, five weeks premature but healthy. She has been married to Scott Champagne since 2016, but she started dating him in 2008.  Mrs....
February 3, 2021 Every year the Moonlighters Snowmobile Club offers Snowmobile training and certification. This years class was large. Attending were:  Logan Vettleson, Atley Vettleson, Isaac Palecek, Oscar Duden, Kendra Christianson, Brody Rystad,Hank Jones, Abbie Morinville, Kendra Morinville,...
January 6, 2021 Numbers were dropping in Polk, Pennington and Red Lake for Covid that week. There was lots of activity in the area with the Enbridge Line 3 finally going in. It has been hazardous in the Oklee area due to the number of wild turkeys crossing the road near the Zion Cemetery. The City...
Homecoming Royalty - Back row (L to R): Thomas Benson, Leah Peterson, Jed Duden, Nolan Magnell, Madeline Inda-Valdez, and Peyton Fish.  Second from top (L to R): Aurimy Olson, Bailey Sherman, Cari Bachand, Hannah Dudycha, and Caden Lee. Third row from top (L to R): Gerald Melin, Paige Olson, Jamie Flatgard, Kendra Christianson, and Clancy Hanson.  Front row (L to R): Brett Anderson, Prince Guy Bergeson, Princess Sydney Fougner, Homecoming Queen Marissa Scheibe, Homecoming King Tyler Eskeli, and Ryan Tvedt.
The 2021 Red Lake County Homecoming was a huge success. The events started with Coronation on Monday Sep 27, 2021.  Crowning the candidates was Brock Tvedt, the 2020 Homecoming King. Homecoming 2020 Queen Kia Bachand was unable to attend the ceremony. Tvedt, son of Tiffany and Kevin Tvedt is...
Representing the Second Chance For Life Foundation from Minneapolis pictured are Scott And Susan Stevens and Jim Berg, Laura Lovdahl is from LifeSource. All funds raised from the 5k are donated to The Second Chance For Life. We were honored to have them come to Oklee.
The Hero Hustle 5K was held at Oklee Market Day on August 14th, 2021. This was the 5th year the Hero Hustle 5K has been promoting organ, eye and tissue donation at the race.   A virtual 5k option was offered for the 5k as well as the race day event. The virtual 5K is a great option for people that...
It’s not often that a town is able to continue an annual celebration for 50 straight years. That is amazing all by itself. But it is also amazing that the people of Brooks continue to always put on a great celebration year after year. Without all the people volunteering to their time, it wouldn’t...
Debbie & Rick Sherman.
The residents of Oklee and the surrounding area has been sitting on pins & needles waiting to hear what is going to happen to their grocery store. No one wants to see the grocery store close. The news is that there is a buyer, waiting for the powers that be, to approve the sale of D & R...


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