“Off The Tracks Grooming and More” had an Open House on Friday, July 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m in their new location in Gonvick. Shown are owner Lexie Lofgren and her full-time grooming assistant/right-hand woman Amanda Hoffman with their dogs.  Photo by Michelle Sundquist
By Michelle Sundquist “Off The Tracks Grooming and More” had their Open House on Friday, July 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m in a new location. There you could meet Lexie and Amanda to learn more about them and the business. Lexie Lofgren is the owner and operator of the recently opened “Off The...
Jill S. Williams Flateland, author of Chugs & Hugs.
Jill Williams Flateland, author of Chugs & Hugs, will be speaking at the Clearbrook Depot on Sunday July 22. Her father Lyle Williams was the agent for both the Oklee and Clearbrook Depots.  Jill S. Williams Flateland, author of Chugs & Hugs: Growing Up In A Train Station Volumes 1, 2,...
The 28th Annual Gonvick Lions Rodeo was held on Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14. Before the rodeo began the riders, flag bearers and audience took a moment for prayer and the National Anthem.
On Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14, the Gonvick Lions held its 28th annual rodeo put on by Wojo's Rodeo. The weather was warm, but made for a successful two day event. On Saturday afternoon a crowd of people lined the streets to watch the Gonvick Lions parade. Thanks to all who participated in...
Line 3 supporters in green and white wait for Wednesday’s PUC proceedings to start.
Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement project required both a Certificate of Need and a Route Permit from the Public Utilities Commission, PUC. Thursday, June 28 the five member PUC approved both for the Calgary, Canada based company. Most of the first two days were  focused on the need for the replacement...
Johnson Township town board gathered together to honor two former members.  Members in the back row from left to right: Lloyd Sweno, Stanley Solheim, Harold Sweno, John Erlandson, Thomas Erlandson and former board member Nancy Lee from 1978 to 2000. Seated were the honored members Glenn Bergerson and Robert Erlandson.
The Johnson Township Board met at Pioneer Memorial Care Center at Erskine on June 10, 2018 to present plaques to Robert Erlandson and Glenn Bergerson for their years of serving as Board Members for Johnson Township. Robert Erlandson served as treasurer from 1979-2016 and Glenn Bergerson served as...
Karen Bratvold showing her winning pose at the Gain Fitness in Clearbrook.
Karen Bratvold, the fitness trainer at Gain Fitness located in the Clear Waters Life Center in Clearbrook made a big name for herself. She won the women’s physique body building title at Minnesota State Champion NPC Body Builder contest. She won both divisions and overall women’s category at the...
Morning view just after our first Teahouse stay in Phakding, sharing the trail with mules. Lucas Hendrickson, Christopher Kjolhaug, and Blake Saathoff
Christopher Kjolhaug, graduate from Clearbrook-Gonvick, hiked to the base camp of Mount Everest in Nepal at the end of May along with two other team members who aspired to do the same. Christopher, along with Lucas Hendrickson, from the state of Washington, and Blake Saathoff, a South Dakotan, made...
Ken Brien showing the 48 star flag that was found in the stairway of the bell tower at Our saviors Lutheran church in Leonard.
The Leonard Legion Post 619 dissolved their post in 1954. Members of that post then joined the Clearbrook Legion Post 256. What happened to their flag that they used for parade and display at their meetings was recently found by Ken Brien.  He was up in the stairway that leads to the church bell in...
Glenn Bergerson with Gonvick Fire Department Chief Billy Klema.
Glenn Bergerson of Gully attended his last Gonvick Fire Department dinner as a member of the Johnson Township Board. He has been serving for the last 27 years on the town board since 1991. He served as a supervisor for many years and the last few years he served as the chairman of the township. ...
Leonard Family Childcare Business of the year for 2017.
Northern Minnesota is currently facing a shortfall of more than 2,000 child care slots to accommodate the children of working parents. Julie Fredrickson, owner and operator of the Leonard Family Childcare business was not concerned about the apparent obstacles to opening a Childcare business. She...


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