Rodger Quist standing in front of the new sign of the new school named after him. Quist is a 1958 graduate of Oklee High School. Photo submitted
Longtime Educator Rodger Quist served over 20 years in School District 27J (in Colorado), as a school principal, interim superintendent and director of finance and operations. After  retiring, he continued his support by leading community campaigns for Bond and Mill Levy school funding. Quist...
On December 24, 2019, the Red Lake County Commissioners met at 10:00 a.m. All member were present: John Dudycha, Al Remick, Ron Weiss, Chuck Simpson and Anthony Flage. The agenda was approved with one addition to the agenda regarding the Huot Park grant with a motion by Simpson, seconded by Dudycha...
February 6, 2019:  Chelsey Vettleson is a newly elected member who will serve on the Red Lake County Central School Board. She was motivated to run for the school board because education is very important to her. The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest was Sunday, January 20, 2019 at the Red...
January 2, 2019:  County Commissioners John Lerohl and Dave Sorensen retired from the board at their last meeting in December. On Thursday, December 20, the Plummer Lions Club delivered candy bags to the children at Red Lake County Elementary School. The Lions gave out 270 bags of candy. The...
Volleyball Spotlight on Scholarship, front row: Brandie DeHate, Lilly Hanson, Natalia Whalen, Emily Kolstoe, Sophia Linder, Jenna Pahlen, Calyssa Eskeli, Sidney Olson, and Jayden Iverson. Middle Row: Bailey Sherman, Karena Melby, Molly Smith, Aurimy Olson, Paige Olson, Katy Suchy, Shawna Majeres, Marissa Thomas, and Cari Bachand. Back Row: Leah Peterson, Kia Bachand, Janae Olson, Marissa Schiebe, Clowie Magnell, Payton Rystad, Natalie Vettleson, Jamie Flatgard, and Tanisha Srnsky.
By: Emily Kolstoe Spotlight on Scholarship was awarded on Tuesday, December 6th, at RLCC High School for fall activities. The Spotlight on Scholarship Program provides an opportunity for students that have excelled to step into the “spotlight”.  Any student that maintained a 3.0 or better GPA while...
Dakota Heritage Bank held their Open House on December 2nd. They are a full service bank and a great new addition to Red Lake Falls.
 Dakota Heritage Bank  in Red Lake Falls, hosted their open house on December 2nd.  Visitors enjoyed home baked goodies, coffee and hot cider while they toured the newly remodeled bank that once served as a car dealership and daycare center.   Bank staff were available to answer questions and...
“The CP Holiday Train is a program that our 13,000-strong CP family has immense pride in bringing to communities every year. Access to nutritious food is a basic necessity, and food bank usage is on the rise across North America. The CP Holiday Train program is our way to help in the fight against...
The staff at Dakota Heritage Bank in Red Lake Falls. Back Row (l t r): Tim Hoefer, Melissa Fredericks, Reed Engelstad. Front Row: Casey Klipping, Jaimie Seng, Wendy Swendra, and Shari Olson
Dakota Heritage Bank is the newest addition to the Red Lake Falls community and surrounding area. They are a small town community bank with 9 locations in North Dakota and are excited to open their first location in Minnesota. The family-owned bank is headquartered in Hunter, North Dakota. Their...
Wallace Nelson of Oklee was presented a Quilt of Valor by the Thief River Falls Quilting Club and it was presented to him by Oklee American Legion Auxiliary member Shirley Dessellier. Many of Wallace’s familiy members were with him when he received the quilt.
Monday, November 11th is an important day in America’s history. Once know as Armistice Day, Veteran’s Day is a day to honor and remember the veteran’s for their selfless act to keep us safe and free. The Oklee Veteran’s Day was held at Oklee’s RLCC High School gymnasium. Commander Rick Dulka...
This house was definitely celebrating Halloween in Oklee as the yard was filled with ghosts, goblins, dragons, pumpkins, Jack Skellington and much more, greeted Trick or Treater’s on Halloween night.
As most towns in America celebrate Halloween, Oklee and other surrounding towns held their Community Parties for the children.  In Oklee, the party started at 6:30 p.m. and there was a large crowd of characters of all sorts and sizes enjoying the evening party. By eight in the evening, the children...


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