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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    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...

 

Border State Bank Appoints New CEO, Recognizes outgoing Board Members and Welcomes New Board Members

The Border State Bank Board of Directors named David Felch CEO of Border State Bank, following the retirement of longtime CEO Robert Hager. Robert "Bob" Hager began his career with Border State Bank March 1, 1985 and contributed considerably to the...

 
 By Laurel Latham    News    July 21, 2018 

Community Garden Has Multiple Benefits

"Even in rural America, gardening is becoming a lost art," said Kristina Kaml, Health & Nutrition Programs SNAP-ED educator, University of Minnesota Extension, Roseau. "Minnesota is trying to...

 
 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 Laurel Latham    News    July 14, 2018

Chuck's Wagon 40th Roseau County Fair

At six years old, Chuck Erickson got his first experience working at the Roseau County Fair. "Our next door neighbors, Vernon and Eileen Grand, had a popcorn wagon at the fair," Chuck recalled. "They...

 
 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...

 

Court Report

Roseau County Sheriff’s Department Daniel Paul Larsen, Roseau, pled guilty to disorderly conduct and was fined $185, 90 days local confinement with 89 days stayed for one year and one year unsupervised probation. (Badge #1912) Katrina Alexis...

 

Device

On June 29, 2018, Investigators with the Pine to Prairie Drug Task Force and Violent Crime Enforcement Team, along with the Roseau County Sheriff’s Office, executed a search warrant at 55266 349th Street in Warroad, Minnesota, located in Roseau...

 

2018 Outstanding Senior Citizen Volunteer Award Winners

The 2018 Roseau County Outstanding Senior Citizen Volunteer Award winners are Marlene Nelson of Roseau and Wes McFarlane of Warroad. They will be honored at the 46th Annual Roseau County Senior...

 

They're the Top Guns in Northwest Minnesota

On Friday, June 22, at the Minnesota State High School League sanctioned State Trap Tournament, the Roseau High School Clay Target Team of Tyler Dirks, Nolan Hanson, Jonathan Hosaluk, Ethan Johnson, a...

 

Court Report

Roseau County Sheriff’s Department Sean Michael Ganyo, Warroad, pled guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and was fined $135. (Badge #1925) Adam Joseph Hedlund, Roseau, pled guilty to speeding and was fined $125. (Badge #1906) Roseau Police...

 
 By Laurel Latham    News    June 30, 2018

Pop's Old-Fashioned Kettle-corn & lemonade

Paul Nugent was two thousand miles from Roseau when the idea first came to him. "Last September I decided I wanted to go somewhere warm for the winter, so I bought a fifth wheel Scamp camper and headed south with my dog Nelly," explained Paul. "I...

 
 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 Laurel Latham    News    June 23, 2018

Eldyne's Little Library; A book lovers exchange

There are several Little Free Library Exchanges throughout the U.S. and now thanks to the Erickson family, Roseau also has a Little Free Library located on the corner next to Quilt S'more, across High...

 
 By Laurel Latham    News    June 16, 2018

Four Seasons Senior Center Roof Gets new shingles

Brent Walsh and the crew of Walsh Construction of Badger have been working fast and furiously between rain showers to put a new roof on the Four Seasons Senior Center in Roseau. "There are just so...

 
 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...

 

Court Report

Roseau County Sheriff’s Department Justin Lee Bollinger, Greenbush, pled guilty to speeding and was fined $125. (Badge #1930) Roberta Jean Frei, Lake Bronson, pled guilty to dishonored check and was fined $245 with $106 in restitution, 15 days loca...

 
 By Laurel Latham    News    June 9, 2018

En Liten Svensk Shoppe Celebrates Scandinavian Traditions

"Every day is like a mini-reunion since En Liten Svensk (A Little Swedish) Shoppe opened on May 18th," exclaimed Sarah Meisinger. "I haven't lived in the Roseau area in twenty-seven years and I don't...

 
 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...

 

Court Report

Roseau County Sheriff’s Dept. Alex Monty Johnson, Badger, pled guilty to issuing dishonored checks and was fined $220 with restitution of $66.77, 15 days local confinement stayed for one year and one year unsupervised probation. (Badge #13) Amy...

 
 By Laurel Latham    News    June 2, 2018

Charlie Starren Receives Apple Award at Retirement Party

It was April 1972 when Charlie Starren began driving school bus for Roseau School District 682. "I was only twenty-one when I started substitute driving Gordon Halverson's route," said Charlie. "He...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    June 2, 2018

Reflections from Memorial Day 2018

On the very special day that we honor our war dead, the community of Roseau once again did us proud that no one who was killed in action was forgotten. One old soldier, retired Lt. Colonel Val Bernat...

 

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