Week of June 8, 2024

  • Sara Howell is the mother of a very special 10-year-old

    Jeff Olsen

    by Jeff Olsen Easton Howell will never set a world record in the pole vault or hit a grand slam in the World Series. But he's a big hit nonetheless. Recently, Sara remarked on the challenges and the rewards of raising an autistic son. "Often a child with special needs is sitting in a crowd watching family or friends competing in activities. Easton has always had a very difficult time with crowds and loud noises. So much so, as a family, we have avoided large events." But Easton is full of...

  • Local Death Highlights Importance of Functioning Smoke Alarms

    Ryan Honl

    by Ryan Honl On March 6 at 1 a.m. the Roseau Fire Department responded to a call at Oak Manor Trailer Court, Lot #16. As previously reported, they found the resident of the home, David Rinde, collapsed in the hallway as they were responding to the fire. Rinde was later pronounced dead in the emergency room at the Roseau Hospital. Since there was a death involved in the fire, the state fire marshal conducted a lengthy investigation and released a report on May 21. According to the report, due to...

  • Judge Dixon will marry you for free

    Jeff Olsen

    by Jeff Olsen On Thursday, June 20, in Courtroom One at the Roseau County Courthouse, you won't have to cough up a C note or even a 50 dollar bill before you are pronounced man and wife. It's on the house. There's no charge for the wedding ceremony. This past Tuesday morning, Judge Donna Dixon explained that it's like a public service project that some of the judges are performing around the state. "It's just to provide free weddings," she said, not mentioning if anyone would be appearing in... Full story

  • Scoops Ice Cream Parlor Holds Grand Opening

    Laurel Latham

    by Laurel Latham Last year Justin and Sarah Homme and their children took a road trip through Montana, Idaho, Washington State, down the Oregon Coast, to the Redwoods in Northern California. They stopped at a few ice cream parlors along the scenic route they drove through Montana and the Pacific Northwest. "For years we've talked about opening a 50s diner or a food truck in our community," explained Sarah Homme. "I've always been obsessed with the 50s since 10th grade English, when I did a...

  • LifeCare Takes Ownership of Roseau, Greenbush, and Warroad Altru Clinics

    Ryan Honl

    by Ryan Honl According to a press release issued on Tuesday, June 4, LifeCare Medical Center and Altru have agreed to transition clinic ownership in Roseau, Warroad, and Greenbush. LifeCare will assume ownership of these clinics on July 15, 2024, and will continue to offer primary care and related services at all three locations. LifeCare will now provide a full continuum of clinic and hospital services, assisted living, and long-term care throughout Roseau County. Altru will continue to offer specialty care in Roseau within LifeCare’s...

  • 75 years ago… The American Legion was celebrating 30 years.

    Carrie Johnson

    5 years ago – June 8, 2019 Appearing at the Riverview Park Gazebo in Roseau for the first concert in the Summer Concert Series on June 20 was the popular group, The Woodpicks. Galyn and Sheila Solberg were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on June 16 at the Roseau City Park. Tom and Linda Hovorka were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on June 15 at the Warroad Care Center. The 8th Annual Wine Walk throughout the city of Warroad was to be held on June 15. Roseau Athletes of... Full story

  • The Lack of Blindness in Our Injustice System

    Ryan Honl

    Joe Biden says we should respect the democrat prosecutors, democrat judge, and democrat jury in New York over Trump's conviction last week. According to Joe we're to celebrate the success of the democrat justice system in taking down his political opponent five months before the November election. Democrat judge Merchan conveniently set sentencing in July just 3 days before the republican national convention. The American people see it for what it is, just simply a democrat hit job, and a...

  • Not just another week in our world

    Jeff Olsen

    My niece, Kier, emailed me on Sunday and was concerned with the most recent developments. "My, how heated things have become in the political world these past few days. The rhetoric is insane - day after day the same stuff." I can't dodge it in this mostly Republican county. They know where I stand. These are my friends and neighbors. This is Trump Country and I don't have a MAGA hat, a MAGA Bible, or a red tie to wear when I am invited to Mar-a-Lago. The trial lasted at least five weeks with...

  • The fun Continues...

    Jodi Wojciechowski

    Lake Superior was now in our sights and so were the rocks! We stopped at Flood Bay, which is by the Agate Geological Marker, and our agate hunting started. It's so nice that the whole gang gets into rock hunting with me. We were laying down on the rocks looking for the "pretty" ones and seeing if we could spy an agate or two. We did find several small agates, so it was a win. There were other people there doing the same thing. Since we were beginners, Kyle went and asked them a few questions....

  • Passed On, Picked Up, and Pursued!

    Pastor Joe Elick 1040-2021

    It has been said that the Christian Church is always only one generation from extinction. "Well," you say, "That's not true. The Church has been going on for two thousand years, and, as a matter of fact, ours is on the grow." True, but let us hear carefully on the intent of the speaker. The statement was made to make a point, and the point is this: The ongoing existence of the church is dependent upon People continuing to come to Christ, living for Him, and passing Him on to others. 2 Timothy...

  • The Suit

    Tom Palen

    Back in my radio days, our station had the best DJ service around. We played all types of events: school dances, class reunions, company parties, birthday parties, and anniversaries. The most common gigs we played were wedding receptions. Before the wedding, I always met with the couple to discuss what songs they wanted played for special dances, such as the bride and groom, father and bride, and groom and his mother's dance, and maybe a few requests they would like played throughout the...

  • Write On: Poem of Music by Brooke Broten

    Students in Grace Novacek's class had the opportunity to work with hip hop artist and a spoken word poet. The residency was arranged with COMPAS and sponsored by the Roseau Parent Teacher Organization. by Brooke Broten Listening to my music, drowning out the noises, forgetting about what's in my head, and letting go of the voices, focusing out the overwhelming noises, just listening to my soft tunes of instruments playing so heavenly, they are drawn to my heart, I don't even know where to...

  • A Strong Sense of Season

    Julie Elick

    by: Ron Hutchcraft On the first warm day of spring I can remember my son saying, "Ready for a little baseball, Dad?" Well, 'twas the season, although that early in the season we usually ended up stuck in the mud somewhere between home plate and first base. Now, he didn't ask about playing baseball if it was fall or winter. Now, he always had a strong sense of season. By the same token, the first cool day of late summer, of course, that brought a predictable question, "Ready for a little...

  • We've Woke Up A Sleeping Giant

    Sheldon Larson

    As the Japanese Emperor said after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, “I am afraid we have awoken a sleeping giant.” Likewise the American people seem to have woke up after Donald J. was found guilty of 34 felonies. George Soro’s minion, Alvin Bragg, managed to take a petty misdemeanor whose statutes of limitations had run out more than a year earlier and turn it into 34 felonies. That coupled with a corrupt judge and a jury that hated Trump that was told only what the good judge wanted them to hear completed the recipe. Kangaroos everywhere...

  • Cassie Hanson, Age 45

    Cassie Hanson, Age 45 Formerly of Roseau passed away at her home in Moorhead on February 28th, 2024. A celebration of life for Cassie will take place at The Roseau Community Church at 2:30 on Tuesday June 11,...

  • Morris John Hulst, 84

    Roseau- Morris John Hulst was born June 19, 1939 to John and Anna (Skog) Hulst in Roseau. He grew up in Stafford Township and attended country school through 6th grade, then Roseau Public School, graduating in 1957. On June 27, 1964, he married Joan Evans at Salem Church in Malung. He and his dad built the home in Stafford that they have lived in since 1970. He began his career working on roads and bridges with the State Highway Department in 1957. His career continued at the Roseau County...

  • Jean Marie (Kofstad) Johnson, 83

    Warroad- Jean Marie Johnson passed away peacefully at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, N.D. on May 29, 2024 at the age of 83 with her devoted husband, Jerry, by her side. Jean was born on October 14, 1940 in Roseau to Nels and Sophie (Vistad) Kofstad. Jean and her siblings attended primary elementary school in Warroad for a couple years and finished her elementary and high school years in Roseau. Growing up in Roseau, Jean babysat for various local families and later worked as a CNA at the...

  • Jack Olson, March 3, 1952 - November 16, 2023

    SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT A Memorial Service for Jack Olson Will occur on June 15, 2024 at Helgeson Funeral Home in Roseau at 1:00 p.m. With a visitation an hour...

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