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The water's still flowing under the bridge

by Jeff Olsen For the small town of Roseau, which has seen its share of floods over the years, the most recent being the disastrous flood of June 2002 - and even a few years after that as dedicated...

Joe's a blue-collar, working-class kid

by Jeff Olsen Joseph "Joe" VanDeHey, 18, has the look of an Army recruit, meaning he's got some rough spots, is in no way angelic, has been a frequent visitor to the principal's office, but he can...

National Library Week

by Laurel Latham Oh for a book and a shady nook, Either indoors or out, With the green leaves whispering overhead, or the street cries all about. Where I may read at all my ease, both of the new and...

Making your exit in literary style!

Always, I read obituaries with a grain of salt. Mostly, it's that standard line in almost every obit: "Survived by loving wife (or devoted husband)." Why not the following? "We battled for years and...

If it is prom season, it is spring...Right?

Prom season is here. This past weekend we traveled to see Brandon and Ariah in her prom. I have only been to the Roseau prom. I will say after attending at a different school, Roseau goes all out on...

CROSS WORDS

In just a few days we will be remembering the two most significant events of Jesus' time on earth; two of the most significant and potentially life-changing events in the history of our world. We...

Representative Collin Peterson seems ok without a safe and effective U.S. southern border.

Representative Collin Peterson voted against President Trump’s national emergency declaration at the border, a declaration that is aimed at preventing illegal crossings. Does Representative Peterson realize that there IS an emergency at the...

Make America Great Again/Global Warming

A lot of our birds of Spring are back. By how fast the geese in particular manage to have little ones, they must start nesting as soon as their feet hit the ground. Between hunting getting to be a rich mans game and way too many rules, their sheer...

Joanne Yon, 80

Fountain Hills, Ariz., - Joanne Yon, 80, of Fountain Hills, Ariz., passed away peacefully on April 4, 2019. Joanne was born December 8, 1938, in Mohall, N.D., to Lyell and Doris Miller. Joanne is...

Elizabeth Sylvia Trangsrud, 82

Northfield - Elizabeth Trangsrud, age 82 of Northfield, passed away Thursday afternoon, April 4, 2019, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. Elizabeth Sylvia Trangsrud was born November 3, 1936, in...

Beverly Ann (Lanes) Clasen 81

Roseau - Beverly Ann (Lanes) Clasen passed away on April 2, 2019 at the age of 81. She was born on March 11, 1938 to Arnold and Leone (Carlson) Lanes. She was the second baby born at the new Budd...

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