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 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 23, 2018

Her job is preparing for the next disaster!

Sue Grafstrom sat in her small office at the Roseau County Courthouse a week ago where she is one of 87 Homeland Security and Emergency Management directors in the state - one for each county in...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 23, 2018

County Auditor Wants a Word With Voters

Times have changed. Once, voting at the old schoolhouse was the social event of the season in most rural townships. Some of the old bachelors even took a bath for the big event of voting. Now the old...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    July 23, 2018

Men's golf league teams chase the best

At Oakcrest Golf Course on Wednesday, the Peace Grenades, the two-time defending champs, are leading in the first half of the season. They're the team to beat, according to "The Commissioner" - Mark W...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    July 23, 2018

Canadian bacon won't be on the White House menu

I should have called Representative Dan Fabian, our fine Republican state legislator, last Thursday morning when I spotted the following headline in Newsweek.com: Trump White House Announces Job Fair...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 23, 2018

She's Happy to be on the job

Joleen Kezar, the new administrative assistant to Roseau County Coordinator Jeff Pelowski, started on May 7 after a long career at Marvin Windows in Warroad where she worked in Human Resources...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 21, 2018 

She's Out of jail for good

Sharon Hetteen has spent almost as much time inside a jail as on the outside over the past four decades. Still, she never had to run a tin cup across the bars and yell, "I want out of this joint!" In...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    July 21, 2018 

With Big Nick, who always makes good copy

On Monday, I stepped into a local bar that I had developed a liking for five decades ago when I was younger. It was the early 1970s and the place had a great cast of characters, the best being J.C....

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    July 21, 2018 

Roseau High School Trap Team places 25th Nationally

At the National High School Trapshooting Championships in Mason, Michigan, last weekend, Team Roseau had an exceptional outing as it competed against 178 teams beginning on Friday when Team Roseau...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 14, 2018

Board Approves a cut in Emergency Manager's hours

At the Roseau County Board meeting on Tuesday morning, the Roseau County Commissioners approved Roseau County Emergency Manager Sue Grafstrom's request to reduce her hours from 32 hours to 20 hours pe...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 14, 2018

Meet the new Roseau Elementary School Principal

Amy McGuire, the daughter of an Assemblies of God pastor and a small town girl who has been living in the big city for two decades, is excited about her new position as the Roseau Elementary School pr...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    July 14, 2018

Here's Looking at you, Buster!

I'm stepping away from this game at the end of July on a leave of absence. This will provide a local writer the opportunity to share his or her talents in the Roseau Times-Region. I will still write...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    July 14, 2018

Steve Erickson Shines in Men's Golf League

At Oakcrest Golf Course on Wednesday evening, the winners stood out with their winning sleeves of three golf balls each. Always, someone is a winner. "We had the low handicap guys on the front nine...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    July 7, 2018

Let's Ride Out of Here, Babe!

I want to thank everyone who ever helped me in this business whatever their political persuasion, gender, IQ, nationality, race, financial status, or criminal status. I've known some pretty wild...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    July 7, 2018

This is one ace that tops all others

Scott "Ace" Turnow hit his golf ball off the 12th tee last Friday evening at Oakcrest Golf Course, and you could hear the roars and the cheers. That's what happens when people witness a hole in one....

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    June 30, 2018

Manny is as american as apple pie

Let's cut to the chase! Manuel "Manny" Peralta, 49, a Thief River Falls resident, stands out in a crowd. How big are you? "I'm five-eleven and weigh 300 pounds," he said last Sunday from Thief River...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    June 30, 2018

Mooney Shines in Junior National Duals

Some athletes prefer to take the summer off and live the easy life. That's not Chandler Mooney's game. He prefers competing against the best. At the 2018 Junior National Duals in Greco and freestyle...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    June 30, 2018

Get ready for the 2nd half of Men's Golf League

It's been like battling the New York Yankees out at Oakcrest Golf Course the past seven weeks. The rest of the teams were chasing the big dogs - and lost. "The Peace Grenades won tonight, they didn't...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    June 30, 2018

With prayer in my heart, I start anew!

Beautiful. I always wanted to be a member of the clergy because I've known some colorful characters who have been an inspiration to me. There was Rev. Ike, whose best line at collection time was "I...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    June 16, 2018

O Canada, we love your loonies, too!

Every day of the week, our rural Manitoba neighbors cross the border to shop in Roseau. It doesn't go unnoticed. On Monday morning, Mark Tangen, the manager of Auto Value, didn't need any prompting wh...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    June 16, 2018

We may as well grin and bear it

They are the ultimate odd couple and what a photo op - this short fat man with the goofy hairdo and this tall aging pudgy man with the bizarre hairdo walking towards each other to shake hands in a mos...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    June 16, 2018

Gina Wensloff places 20th at State Golf Tourney

On Tuesday and Wednesday during the Class AA State Golf Tournament at the Ridges at Sandhill Creek Golf Course in Jordan, Ms. Wensloff, who graduated this past May from Roseau High School, played her...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    June 9, 2018

Not even Las Vegas can top these sporting odds

Former Roseau resident Alex Bjerk, 29, couldn't have scripted a better scenario. Twice, the veteran amateur goalie didn't get the starting nod in two of the biggest sporting events in high school and...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    June 9, 2018

Hats off to the Guatemalans, who trump everyone

My father, who was born in Badger, Minnesota, in 1900, wasn't fond of the Japanese, Italians, and Germans. He only said "Japs" when I was a kid. Blame that on World War II, even though he never...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    June 9, 2018

Boys golf team places 3rd at section tourney

For Mike Lundbohm's Roseau Rams golf team, it was a tough ending to the year as Roseau placed third in the team competition and missed out on advancing an individual qualifier to the state tournament...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    June 9, 2018

Golfer Gina Wensloff is headed to state

It was a fine finish for Ram senior Gina Wensloff, who had two great rounds this past Monday and Tuesday at the Section 8AA Girls Golf Championship at the Bemidji Town & Country Club. On Monday, M...

 

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