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 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 23, 2023 

At 105, Bea is a most remarkable centenarian

by Jeff Olsen Credit part of her longevity to her love of lutefisk. Beatrice "Bea" Olson celebrated her 105th birthday earlier this week at LifeCare Roseau Manor. "Mom taught in Mable Lake, Kimball...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 23, 2023 

Reflections from the 38th Annual Firefighters BBQ

by Jeff Olsen Right away, two young sisters stood shyly at the coffee and lemonade table inside the Roseau Fire Hall. The coffee was probably no longer hot. There were a dozen or more Styrofoam cups...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 23, 2023 

Former police chief is being properly retrained

by Jeff Olsen Ward Anderson, the long-time Roseau Police Chief, retired last year. He wasn't that old at age 54. Since then, he's frequently been on diaper duty, which can be as challenging as... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 23, 2023 

With the little redhead on a roll in SuperOne

by Jeff Olsen Here he came on Saturday afternoon, riding on the back of a shopping cart, a red-headed kid all of three-years-old for three more days grinning like he was at a carnival. His name is...


Write On: Poems by Cummings

Poems by: Wyatt Cummings Roseau Community School Mrs. Olsen’s Sophomore English Home Home is comfortable A plush chair in the living room Reading stories by the fire The windows darkened in the gloom The moon illuminates my pages I lean back into...

 By Julie Elick    Opinion    September 23, 2023 

The weight of a promise

To make a promise either to yourself or someone else and then break it is often called a lie. I don't see it that way. If a situation changes which impacts a promise, you may need to change your...

 By Tom Palen    Opinion    September 23, 2023 

Road Rage

I went to South Hy Vee yesterday to get Granny Smith apples for the pie I made for a fundraiser. When leaving the grocery store, I turned north onto Quincy Avenue. There was some congestion ahead of...


Manijeh (Mani) Nicole Starren, 34

Roseau- Manijeh (Mani) Nicole Starren was born May 23, 1989, weighing 9 lb. 11 oz., to Marvin and Ricki Starren in Roseau. Mani was found an angel on June 28, 2023. Mani went to grade school and high...

 By Jeff Olson    Opinion    September 23, 2023 

The greatest Warroad Warrior dies at 72

Henry Boucha was Warroad. He was blue collar and a gifted athlete who overcame serious setbacks. He was a unifier, a fighter in the best sense of the word, and a proud Ojibwe. He is Warroad, he will... Full story


Yellowstone Bear World

No vacation to the Yellowstone National Park region is complete without an adventure into the wild at Yellowstone Bear World, a drive-thru wildlife park. You will be surrounded by free-roaming...


Invasive Species

The soybean harvest is going full speed ahead. Getting them in the bin is a good thing. A bi-product of the harvest are the millions of Japanese beetles. They are not a good thing. They were imported to help control aphids in the beans. Now they are...


Irene E. (Knochenmus) Olson, 96

Roseau- Irene E. (Knochenmus) Olson, age 96 of Roseau died at Roseau Manor on September 5, 2023.  Irene was born September 27, 1926 in Woods Township, Chippewa County the daughter of Rudolph and...

 By Carrie Johnson    News    September 23, 2023 

40 years ago… The Roseau golf course got a new look

5 years ago – Sept. 22, 2018 Roseau’s 7th annual wine walk was to be held on September 29. A pancake benefit for Seth Jorgenson who lost his home to fire was to be held on September 23 by the...


Badger Pacers 4-H Club Celebrating 100 Years As A Club!

The Badger Pacers 4-H Club is celebrating 100 years as a club in 2023. The club was organized in the spring of 1923 by the county agent J. W. Taylor, with the help of the Badger School superintendent...

 By Laurel Latham    News    September 23, 2023 

Annie's Trading Post Opens A Second Location In Warroad

by Laurel Latham It’s that time of year for football games, hoodies and fleece, bonfires and s’mores, orange and gold leaves, chilly nights and northern lights. Annie’s Trading Post has you...


Free Warroad Fall Sports Insert

Free Warroad Fall Sports Insert... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 16, 2023

Roseau Area Food Shelf is looking Really Spiffy

by Jeff Olsen Recent renovations at the Roseau Area Food Shelf in the former Roseau County Law Enforcement Center is comparable to upgrading a White Castle hamburger joint into an Applebee's. In...


South Africa: A Trip of a Lifetime, a Lifetime of Friendship

by Autumn (Jaenicke) Foust Lois L. Kaufman said, "Plant a seed of friendship, reap a bouquet of happiness." The idea to visit Joanna (Lisell) Bond, Roseau Class of 2001 graduate, sprouted one night...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 16, 2023

Impressive young lass shows redoubtable class

by Jeff Olsen Her nickname is Maddy, her full name is Madison, she is 14, and she comes at life with impressive attributes of grit and charm. Only a ninth grader, she is facing a huge hiccup in all...


Write On: Poems

Poems by: Eli Wensloff Roseau Community School Mrs. Olsen, Sophomore English Poem #1 The small town feel All the people feel like family The river running through the backyard Makes us feel so close...


Morning Thoughts about the Need for Personal Space

I woke up at 4:30. Thinking, “if I just lay here, I won’t get anything done.” #1. Every day has the same beginning. The first step of my plan was to get out of bed. I get up, which could be... Full story


There Will Be A First Time For Everyone

A week ago our vintage 21 year old 1968 Volvo turned 296,000 miles. It's been a great ride. Not trouble free but reliable. Last winter I joined the Volvo Club of America so I could be in touch with ot...


You just have to live right to find fun in life

Beautiful! Every day, life is full of characters and immediately I thought of Dan Urness, a chap who puts a smile on life. We hadn't talked in a while. He is the Roseau High School Guidance... Full story


Mammoth Hot Springs and Liberty Cap

One of the first areas we checked out was the Mammoth Hot Springs in Montana. Black and white photos don't do this place justice. The colors were amazing! Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces are the premier...


History Is In The Past

The sun is now unofficially halfway back on its march back south. From its northernmost point in June to southernmost in December, it travels a little over a mile and a half on the section line to the east. With three months to go until the shortest...


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