Ambrose Beaudoin (center) with the plaque he received in recognition of his 40 years of service to Chester Township. Picture is the current board members, Bob & Pam O’Neill, Kent Bergerson (who is replacing Ambrose) and Michael and Nerrisa LaCoursiere.
On July 9, the Chester Township board gathered for the monthly meeting and also said goodbye to one of the township board members, Ambrose Beaudoin. Beaudoin was presented a plaque in recognition & appreciation of his 40 years of dedicated service as Chairman to Chester Township from 1979 to...
Kendra Rondorf- Grand Champion in Food and Nutrition, Fine Arts, Performing Arts; Reserve Champion in Food and Nutrition, Arts and Crafts, Photography, and Needle Arts.
Every summer, 4-H youth participate in County Fairs to showcase the knowledge and skills they’ve gained throughout the year, and to continue their learning in project areas designed to equip them with essential life skills such as problem solving, decision making, project management, communications...
The American Legion Post #159 presented the Colors and raised the Flag to officially open the Red Lake County Fair on Friday, June 28th. Pictured in the back row are Larry Skallet, Einar Kvasager, Don Stenberg, and John Lerohl. In the front are Jan Dulka and John Lessard. Raising the flag is Vincent Dessellier and Don Brown.
The Red Lake County Fair officially opened the doors on a beautiful summer morning , Friday, June 28th with a Flag Raising Ceremony held in front of the RLCC High School in Oklee. The Oklee American Legion Post #159 presented colors and raised the flag. Then the people came with their projects,...
Oklee Pickleball Advisory Board (left to right) Mary Lynn Bachand, Bobbie Olson, Tracy Hamm and Dave Olson, President.
By Mary Lynn Bachand    Dave Olson, long time Oklee resident, returned from Arizona this spring with a passion for the game of pickleball, and a willingness to share that passion with others by teaching the game to anyone interested in learning the rules.  Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in...
Helen and Orlando Chervestad (Oklee) and Ethel Wiseth (Goodridge), taken at the Norwegian Hostfest in Minot, ND in October 1987. They are wearing Telemark (Helen), Setesdals (Orlando) and Telemark (Ethel) bunads.
A couple of weeks ago there was an article in the Tri County Canary about the new laget being formed! The Agderlag  (which includes Setesdals) at 7Lag will be held on July 10-13, 2019 at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center in Fargo, ND.  If you are interested in attending this laget in Fargo on...
The 2019 Red Lake County Fair has three fun filled days, June 28-29-30, of activities for everyone. UPDATE: Events originally planned in the Ice Skating Rink are  now being held in the Oklee Communit Hall. The Rodeo and Baja will be out at the South Park (2 miles south, 1.5 miles west of Oklee.) On...
Bonnie Borene was honored at a retirement party at the Oklee Hall on June 7th. She was presented with this beautiful cake with a photo of Esther Strande and herself from her early days at the Oklee Elevator.
Bonnie Borene recently retired after 39 years at CHS Northland Grain and was honored at a retirement party held at the Oklee Community Hall on June 7, 2019. Bonnie moved to Oklee in 1979 when her husband Brad got a job as a teacher at the Oklee High School. Brad retired in 2013.   In their first...
Red Lake County Rebels Track and Field Team honored its athletes with recognition on June 5th in Red Lake Falls. Twenty three athletes and two managers received letter awards and twenty six athletes and three managers were recognized with participation certificates.  The following were the letter...
The RLCC team members and their coaches are: Back Row - Coach Rodney Duden, Tristyn Ferguson, Jed Duden, Noah Hanson, Tyler Hanson, Gunnar Thompson, Sidney Olson, Coach Mike Illies. Front Row- Gunnar Sandeen, Damon Ferguson, Paige Olson, Kaleb Fougner and Brett Anderson.
The RLCC Trap team competed at the Minnesota Trap tournament in Alexandria, MN on June 10th. 8,300 students from 362 schools participated in this 8 day tournament. This competition will determine who will qualify for the state competition on June 21st in Prior Lake, MN. Coach Mike Illies said, “...
Editor’s Note: This information is from Wikipedia: Pickleball is a paddle sport (similar to a racquet sport) that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a...


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