Oklee Herald

April 1: Due to Covid-19, many businesses were required to shut down and/or have employees work from home if it was possible. Jenna Pahlen was named Class A Honorable Mention All-State by a coaches vote. Jenna was also selected to play in the Minnesota Girls Basketball All-Star Game on April 4th....
The new Mayor, Lori Gulseth, and re-elected council persons, Matthew Genova and Paul Cyr signing their Oath of Office paperwork at the first meeting of the 2021.
On January 11, 2021, the Oklee City Council meeting was held. Present was Larry "Snook" Olson, Paul Cyr, Matthew Genova, and Lori Gulseth. Others attending were Clerk Derek Cross, Toni Burthwick, Darrell Tougas, Brody Grove, Kelly Brekke, Gail Schmitz, Sheriff Bernstein and Bonny Cote. The meeting...
Newly elected Commissioner Tony Gerardy and re-elected Ron Weiss being sworn in by Missy Sletten at the first Commissioners meeting of 2021.
On January 5th, the re-organizational meeting was opened by Auditor Bob Schmitz. Commissioners present was Ron Weiss, Tony Gerardy, Al Remick and Anthony "Chuck" Flage. John Dudycha was absent. Schmitz asked for nominations for Chairperson. Weiss nominated Flage for Chairperson.  After severals...
The staff at Oklee Quilting include Judy Schue, Cheryl O'Neill, LeAnn Smith (owner) Amanda Nelson, Toni Johnson (owner) and Sandra Tougas. Not pictured: Jess Knutson.
Oklee Quilting has been open throughout the pandemic. The storefront business has increased, but the mail order has declined quit a bit, due to the fact that customers couldn't get together to quilt for the mission projects and other things.  Recently, Oklee Quilting Supply in Oklee did their first...
Chuck Simpson is retiring from the Red Lake County Commissioners. Tony Gerardy from Plummer is his replacement! Chairman Al Remick is in the background.
Red Lake County Commissioners met on December 22, 2020 for the last time of the year. They have been meeting in the third floor courtroom so they can be spread out for social distancing.  All were present (Chuck Simpson, Anthony “Chuck” Flage, Ron Weiss, John Dudycha, and Al Remick). Tony Gerardy,...
Back Row: Keira Morinville, Caden Lee, Peyton O'Neill, Brock Tvedt, Brody Moen, Marissa Schiebe, and Ella Moen. Front Row: Everett Svedson, and Azazel Chapman.
By Mustang Stampede  On Sunday November 8, the Red Lake County Rebels hosted their awards banquet via Google Meets  by Head Coach Mr. Randy Huie and Assistant Coaches Mrs. Hannah Kent and Mr. Devin Lambert.  Brock Tvedt earned the “Most Outstanding Runner” for the RLC Rebels Boys Team and Marissa...
On Microphones, Tyler Eskeli and Peyton Fish.
By Jeremiah Baker and Afton Benoit - Stampede Channel 35 has started the year ready to broadcast sporting and school events.  COVID doesn’t do anything to reduce productivity or stop production/hinder any day-to-day activities. They have been inspired to post more “C” and “Junior Varsity’’ games....
Ms. Hannah Miller is the new English teacher at RLCC
Ms. Hannah Miller is the new English teacher at RLCC By Afton Benoit and Jeremiah Baker Ms. Miller’s parents both had a job in teaching, and because of this, she thought that she would never follow her parents in a career in education, but she was wrong. “Never say never.” She says because now she...
Hero Hustle 5K - 1st place winners: 12 & Under: Men: Callen Carriere (34:07). Women: Alexa Chervestad (27:18). 12-29: Men. Owen Chervestad (21:15). Women: Kate Holmstrom (25:13). 30-49: Men: Greg Melin (45:58). Women: Andi Sherman (32:44). 50 & Up: Men: Dave Olson (30.21), Women: Holly Spong (29.51).
Oklee Market Day was held on August 1st, 2020. Hand sanitizers were available at all the events through out the day and hand washing stations were near each event.  To start off the day, 15 painted rocks were hidden in the City of Oklee. As of when this picture was taken in the afternoon, there...
Carol's Cozy Bar & Grill recently had many updates outside and inside.
The Cozy Bar and Grill in Brooks, MN has been updated once again with great new look on the outside and inside, some features which the customer doesn’t see, but it makes the business of providing delicious meals run smoother.  A Grand Re-Opening is planned for August 7th with music by Wild Wes...


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239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225
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