Oklee Herald

Homecoming Royalty - Back row (L to R): Thomas Benson, Leah Peterson, Jed Duden, Nolan Magnell, Madeline Inda-Valdez, and Peyton Fish.  Second from top (L to R): Aurimy Olson, Bailey Sherman, Cari Bachand, Hannah Dudycha, and Caden Lee. Third row from top (L to R): Gerald Melin, Paige Olson, Jamie Flatgard, Kendra Christianson, and Clancy Hanson.  Front row (L to R): Brett Anderson, Prince Guy Bergeson, Princess Sydney Fougner, Homecoming Queen Marissa Scheibe, Homecoming King Tyler Eskeli, and Ryan Tvedt.
The 2021 Red Lake County Homecoming was a huge success. The events started with Coronation on Monday Sep 27, 2021.  Crowning the candidates was Brock Tvedt, the 2020 Homecoming King. Homecoming 2020 Queen Kia Bachand was unable to attend the ceremony. Tvedt, son of Tiffany and Kevin Tvedt is...
Representing the Second Chance For Life Foundation from Minneapolis pictured are Scott And Susan Stevens and Jim Berg, Laura Lovdahl is from LifeSource. All funds raised from the 5k are donated to The Second Chance For Life. We were honored to have them come to Oklee.
The Hero Hustle 5K was held at Oklee Market Day on August 14th, 2021. This was the 5th year the Hero Hustle 5K has been promoting organ, eye and tissue donation at the race.   A virtual 5k option was offered for the 5k as well as the race day event. The virtual 5K is a great option for people that...
It’s not often that a town is able to continue an annual celebration for 50 straight years. That is amazing all by itself. But it is also amazing that the people of Brooks continue to always put on a great celebration year after year. Without all the people volunteering to their time, it wouldn’t...
Debbie & Rick Sherman.
The residents of Oklee and the surrounding area has been sitting on pins & needles waiting to hear what is going to happen to their grocery store. No one wants to see the grocery store close. The news is that there is a buyer, waiting for the powers that be, to approve the sale of D & R...
Hero Hustle 5K 1st place winners were: Ashlyn Nelson, Char Gagner, Maureen Bartlet, Holly Spong, Eli Nelson, Adam Kortan, Casey Weidenman, Bob Melby, Owen Chervestad, not pictured Mia Carriere.
Oklee Market Day was held on August 14, 2021. It was a hot but beautiful day in Oklee. The Day started with the Hero Hustle 5K which started at 9:00 a.m. There were over 50 racers and it was a perfect morning to run/walk. We also had 48 virtual racers. The funds raised at this event go to the...
Save the date: Okee Market Day will be held August 14, 2021. The road construction going on in Oklee has made some changes for our events this year. All the events will be held on the south end of town at the Pickleball Court block and Main Street area.  The Hero Hustle 5K for Organ Donation...
American Legion Post 159 members presented the colors at the start of the 2021 Red Lake County Fair.
The Red Lake County Fair this year was much scaled down as compared to past years, but with the restrictions of Covid-19, just starting to loosen up it was difficult to make plans to far ahead. So the Fair Board decided to concentrate of three areas of the fair. The 4-H program, the Senior Day and...
Teresa Benson will celebrating 20 years as the operator of the Oklee Cafe on July 1st. 
(This picture was in the Oklee Herald on July 12, 2001.)
This story ran in the July 12, 2001 Oklee Herald. As of July 1st, Teresa Benson is the new operator of the Oklee Café. Teresa, or “T”, as she likes to be called, is originally form Mound, which is on Lake Minnetonka.  “My dad worked for Tonka Toys,” Teresa commented. “For Christmas one year we got...
The American Legion Post 159 gathered on June 14th, Flag Day, to properly dispose of American flags that have designated not able to be in use. Pictured is from left to right: Wallace Nelson, Larry Skallet, Don Brown, Jan Dulka, Bruce Bjerklie, Commander Rick Dulka, Einar Kvasager, Don Stenberg, Bennet Larson, John Lerohl and John Lessard.
For the a couple of years, except in 2020, the American Legion Post 159 has held a Flag Day ceremony to dispose of Flags that are torn and damaged properly according to the Flag rules of the United States.  This year it was only Legion members and their spouses and other family members that...
Norman Nelson (far left) was presented a quilt by the TRF Quilters Guild in honor of his service to the county. Also pictured are Commander Rick Dulka, Shirley Dessellier from the Quilter's Guild and Norman's wife, Ione Nelson.
Monday morning there was much activity at the Red Lake County Central school as the people gathered for the annual Oklee American Legion Memorial Day program in the gym. Promptly at 9:30 a.m. the Post #159 Color Guard marched forward to advance the colors. Chaplin Don Stenberg gave the invocation...


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P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225

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