On Friday evening Oklee was hit with a derecho storm that caused damage around NW Minnesota. Oklee was lucky with very little damage. Thief River Falls and Argyle were hit with power outages and lots of damage.
On Friday evening Oklee was hit with a derecho storm that caused damage around NW Minnesota. Oklee was lucky with very little damage. Thief River Falls and Argyle were hit with power outages and lots of damage.
 The Ron Weiss family (l to r): Matt Weiss; Ron Weiss is holding Grandson, Dexter Brumwell; Sharon Weiss; Kristen Brumwell, holding Athea Brumwell, our Granddaughter; Shelby Knott; and Sara Schindler.
Ron and Sharon Weiss started farming in 1977. They have been growing asparagus for the last 15 years. The family’s 13 acres of asparagus is in addition to about 1,100 acres of wheat and soybeans raised on the Weiss farm in northwestern Minnesota. The Weiss family sells fresh and pickled asparagus...
The Board of Commissioners held their June 23rd Board meeting in the Court room on third floor that allows for  social distance in that space. All commissioners were present for the meeting (Chuck Simpson, Anthony Flage, Al Remick, Ron Weiss and John Dudycha). The meeting was opened by Chairperson...
Jeff Lund, pictured on the right, has his friend Parker Comstock helping out in the theater. Comstock is a union carpenter from Bemidji Local 1934.
Both sides of Falls Cinema are looking quite different these days. The business, owned by Jeff Lund and his son, Daniel, is getting  completing renovated on both sides of the theater, which will soon house luxury loungers...take a minute to appreciate how comfortable that sounds... In addition to...
Sergeant at Arms Chuck Simpson presents the flag for inspection to members of the Inspection Team, Commander Roy Holmes and Barry Rewertz. Past Commander Clarence Gagner MC’d the flag retirement ceremony held in Plummer on Flag Day, June 14,2020.
On Flag Day, June 14, the Plummer American Legion Post 623 held a flag disposal ceremony next to the Legion Post.  Past Commander Clarence Gagner served as emcee and began the program by welcoming everyone.  He called upon post chaplain Les Hofstad to give the invocation after which the National...
Plummer American Legion Post 623 held its annual  Memorial Day program at a different location, in the open space next to the Legion Post.
Plummer American Legion hosted Memorial Day 2020 with some new twists because of the Covid19 pandemic.  The location was changed from the park as in past years to Main Street.  The program was presented in the open space to the east of the Legion Club.  Audience members sat on benches, chairs or...
Sister Paige, parents Conway and Kim Olson stand with their graduate, Sidney Olson by the quilt she received from the Salem WELCA.
On Sunday, May 17, Salem Church held a drive thru reception for their high school graduates. The short program was held outside on the north side of the church while folks stayed in their cars or near them, keeping in mind the social distancing of the day.  The program began with Erika Larson...
Red Lake County Central High School’s Class of 2020 will have their “curbside” Diploma Presentation starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 22. The 29 Graduates and their parents will be lining up east and north of the school prior to the start of the ceremony. Cones with pictures of the Graduates...
World War I Tellef Aaknes - Osmund Aakre - Louis Anderson - Gunder Austad - Dennis Bergeron - Omer Bergeron - Halvor Birkland - Tellef Boe - Halvor Bjugson - Gunuff Breivold - Louis Cyr - Wilie Distad - Conrad Engebretson - Arthur Espeland - Andrew Fore - Edmund Gibeau - Adolph Gjernes - Thorald...
You've seen the video's on TV of people having drive-by birthday greetings, and recognition of other important dates. Well, it just happened north of Oklee on Saturday.  It was kept a secret from the boys as their parents planned this parade for them. Facebook and texts were sent to the neighbors...


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