Pictured: Grace Dessellier (Oklee Community Club), Wyatt Vettleson, Kim Vettleson, Norm Coulombe (TJ’s Tavern).
TJ’s Tavern hosted guest bartenders for charity on Friday, 1/8/2016, first up was Kim Vettleson & Wyatt Vettleson who raised $650 donated to the Oklee Community Club for the Youth Sports programs.  TJ’s will have more upcoming guest bartenders in the next few months, check with TJ’s or follow...
On January 5th, the first Red Lake County Commissioners meeting of the year was held with all members present. County Auditor Bob Schmitz opened the meeting with the pledge of allegiance and call the meeting to order. Nominations were called on the position of Chairperson and Chuck Simpson was...
The new Fitness Center has two weight machines, two treadmills.
On the 7 & 8 of January, Oklee Inn and Fitness held an open house to showcase their new operation in the former Freedom Living Center.  There are a number of rooms available for rent long or short term, but the open house on the 7 & 8 of January were to highlight their new Fitness Center....
November Students of the Month were seventh grader Adriel Bakken and twelfth grader Brandi Jensen. Bakken was nominated by Mrs. Patty Mickelson and Jensen by Mr. Steven Strutz.
The junior high Student of the Month for November at Red Lake County Central in Oklee was chosen by Mrs. Patty Mickelson and it went to Adriel Bakken. Mrs. Mickelson said, “Adriel has excellent grades and a great attitude. She looks forward to new challenges involved in extra activities. She stands...
Football players (back to front) Dawson Rystad, Connor Lambert, Zoe Russillo, Nick Pahlen, Matthew Vettleson, Tyler Jensen, Seth Paradis, Ethan Vettleson, Dylan Gustafson, Brandon Lee, Talon Porter, Makay Berns, Austin Waliser, Marcus Christensen, Alan Nemec, Brendan Kruger, Devin Lambert, and Seth Johnson with their the Spotlight on Scholarship certificates.
The Red Lake County Central High School awarded the Spotlight on Scholarship to students who maintained a 3.0 grade point average while participating in fall athletics. Thirty-five students received certificates from the Minnesota State High School League for their achievements.  For the 2015...
Polk County Sheriff Barb Erdman Works to Increase Minnesota Emergency Preparedness by Hosting Rapid Responder Information and Demonstration Session CROOKSTON, Minn. (Dec. 29, 2015) – Polk County Sheriff Barb Erdman took the lead in supporting the expansion of the emergency preparedness and response...
Pictured is Scott Lucas on guitar, Margaret & Laura Lucas on the violins and Sandra (Rustan) Lucas sitting by the piano. The three musicians were playing Pachelbel's Canon.
The family of Gloria Rustan, formerly of Oklee, shared their talents with the residents of Greenleaf Assisted Living Center in Thief River Falls on Saturday, January 2nd. 
On December 10, 2015, the Red Lake County Commissioners met at 4:30 p.m. instead of their regular day and time due to the Truth and Taxation meeting to be held at 6:00 p.m. on December 10th. Commissioners attending were Dave Sorensen, John Lerohl, Ron Weiss, Chuck Simpson and Anthony Flage. The...
Zion Lutheran's Sunday School held their Christmas Program on December 20th. The children did an excellent job telling the story of Jesus' birth.
Zion Lutheran's Sunday School held their Christmas Program on December 20th. The children did an excellent job telling the story of Jesus' birth.
The Oklee City Council met on Dec 14at 6:00 p.m. Mayor Burthwick called for the minutes to be read. They were approved. The bills were presented and approved. The city auditor Gale Schmitz came to discuss the revenues and report the books to the council. His report was approved.  Mathew Genova was...


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