For the past 15 years, Lakes Concrete Plus, Inc. has served northern Minnesota with their ready mix, aggregate materials, septic tanks, Amvic and misc. accessories. Like many small businesses, the pandemic hit them hard, but thanks to the Line 3 replacement project, they are seeing a much-needed...
12-year-old McKenna Bjerk of Mahnomen.
For so many of us when the pandemic hit last spring we did not know what to do with ourselves while stuck at home, but that was not a problem for 12-year-old McKenna Bjerk of Mahnomen, MN who used this time last spring to write a book and is now a published author.   McKenna's 187 page chapter book...
Alan Roy believes building up the economy, improving health care, supporting education, and caring for veterans are among the most important issues facing people in our region, and these are the issues he will focus on if he wins the senate seat.
By Bonnie Kirchman “You have a heart for helping people,” Alan Roy was told. And that is why people approached him and encouraged him to run for office in the 2020 election. Roy is seeking election to the Minnesota State Senate Second District seat and is the endorsed DFL candidate. The main reason...
Gretchen Beito of Thief River Falls,with her newly published book, "Furuseth in the 99th Infantry Battalion (SEP)".
Gretchen Urness Beito of Thief River Falls has been involved in many book projects. She recently finished a book with Mildred Furuseth called "Furuseth in the 99th Infantry Battalion (SEP)". The book is about Leonard Furuseth being drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942. The requirement was that the...
Getting ready to load the buses.
The Clearbrook-Gonvick School District Kitchen staff was very busy the last quarter of school while the student were all e-learning through the end of May. Under the direction of Robin Proffit the school Food Service Director and the district support staff they successfully prepared and delivered...
Dennis Erickson has taken over the tables at Lund Church in Gully while carving letters in trim boards for the church entry that say  Lund Church, Est. 1898 to be used as trim in the entry of the church where he has been painting.
by Cindy Kolling After the Minnesota Governor’s declaration of a Peacetime State of Emergency and a call to avoid group gatherings because of coronavirus concerns, followed by an official Stay at Home order; the Gully-Trail Lutheran Parish congregations followed with the decisions of other area...
Create It! Mosaic Art Class.
-Submitted The story of how Clear Waters Life Center (CWLC) became the subject of an episode of Common Ground began just a little over two years ago.  The topic in our Executive Team meeting that day was how to market CWLC.  It wasn’t unusual to hear from someone who shopped at Shop-at-the-Top or...
Former first ladies and the 2020 First Lady at the recent event. Front row (L to R: Crystal Schmitz, Betty Johnson, Ardis Thompson, 2020 First Lady Marilyn Ames, Donna Rae Jacobson, Eilene Lien Back row (L to R) Adeline Beltz, Elaine Johnson, Ardella Lindberg, Lila Strandlien, Darlene Sawyer, Linda Kaul and Marilyn Melby.
The 2020 Clearwater County First Lady event went on as scheduled on Saturday, March 14. The Keynote Speaker Dr. Faith Hensrud was not able to attend. Her duties of being president of Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College with the COVID-19 pandemic forced her to cancel.  Those in...
Left to right: Vicki Moes makes scarves, headbands and hats; Char Dickerson specializes in military hats; Donna Olson creates scarves and hats; and Ruth Reichert makes scarves and head bands.
By Karen Edelbach "This looks like something that's right up your alley," yarn group coordinator, Char Dickerson told Pamela French when an article in a crocheting magazine about Operation Gratitude caught her attention this winter. It explained that Operation Gratitude provides hand made items...
Mary Schow, Personal Banker at American Federal Bank in Fosston, will be honored at a retirement open house on February 27th.
Join us at a "Retirement Open House" as we recognize American Federal Personal Banker Mary Schow. Customers and the public are invited to the Open House set for 10 am – 3 pm on Thursday, February 27, at the Fosston Sales Office of American Federal Bank.  Cake and refreshments will be served. Schow...


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