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 By Carrie Johnson    News    April 20, 2024 

50 years ago… Fourteen honor students recognized

5 years ago – Apr. 20, 2019 Kacie Borowicz, the Roseau High School senior and dynamo on the basketball court, was honored as the 2019 Miss Minnesota Basketball recipient. Kacie is Roseau’s first Mis... Full story

 By Carrie Johnson    News    April 6, 2024

50 years ago… 300 gallons each of diesel and gas were stolen from the Hedlund Farm

5 years ago – Apr. 6, 2019 An unknown number of individuals smashed nine windows and damaged the stove door at the Bemis Hill Campground shelter in the Beltrami Island State Forest. Roseau Ram boy... Full story

 By Carrie Johnson    News    March 16, 2024

10 years ago… Katie and Kacie dominating the Knight of Columbus Free Throw Contest

5 years ago – Mar. 16, 2019 The Roseau Rams girls basketball team was headed to State for the 5th year in a row. Emma Vatnsdal, daughter of Cory and Mary Vatnsdal of Roseau and Roseau High School C... Full story

 By Carrie Johnson    News    March 9, 2024

50 years ago… Speed limit raises

5 years ago – Mar. 9, 2019 Max Wilson, the son of Mark and Aimee Wilson and an eighth grader at Roseau High School, was notified that he was a semi finalist eligible to compete in the 2019 National G...

 By Carrie Johnson    News    March 2, 2024

40 years ago… Karla Rislov selected as "Teacher of the Year"

5 years ago – Mar. 2, 2019 Randy Erdmann, CEO/Senior V.P., retired from Citizens State Bank of February 28, exactly forty-two years to the day he was hired at the bank. Celebrating their February b...


75 years ago… First white man to settle in Roseau County dies

5 years ago – Feb. 23, 2019 Corey Lundberg recently purchased Goin’ Postal and changed the name to Ship Shop. Ship Shop is the Roseau area’s only authorized shipper for U.S. Postal services, FedEx,...


40 years ago… Roseau School Board approves Malung school additions

5 years ago – Feb. 16, 2019 Larry Guggisberg, the long-serving school superintendent in Roseau, informed the school board members that he was retiring this summer. Christine Sibilleau was recently h... Full story


50 years ago… Roger Christianson was honored at Roger Christian Day in Warroad

5 years ago – Feb. 9, 2019 Adam LePard of Roseau received his Boy Scout Eagle Ranking on January 20. The Eagle Scout is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Bo...


75 years ago… A crew of 28 women worked at the Campbell Company

5 years ago – Feb. 2, 2019 Roseau School District’s Spelling Bee winners were Champion Wyatt Cummings and runner-up Paige Boyer. “Wrestlers of the Week” were Keane Johnson (3rd-6th grade), Brayden... Full story


50 years ago… First armed robbery in Roseau County

5 years ago – Jan. 26, 2019 Hefty Seed Company in Roseau was having their open house on January 30. They opened a franchise in Roseau in mid-December. Max Wilson was the 2019 Roseau Geography Bee C...


50 years ago… Nine local Polaris racers race in the 1974 "500"

5 years ago – Jan. 19, 2019 Shopko was closing its Roseau pharmacy, it was to remain open for 3 weeks to two months, and the Warroad Shopko store was expected to close by April 15. Roseau Youth W... Full story


25 years ago… Jeff Pelowski is sworn in as Roseau's mayor

5 years ago – Jan. 12, 2019 Roseau County’s first baby of 2019 at LifeCare Medical Center in Roseau was Anders Rivers Oswald Dokken, son of Kevin and Carrie of Piney, Manitoba, Canada. Tara Wiskow was... Full story

 By Carrie Johnson    News    January 6, 2024

50 years ago… It's Nixon's fault...

5 years ago – Jan. 5, 2019 Roseau County Commissioners Mark Foldesi and Glenda Phillipe retired from the Roseau County Board. DeAnn Anderson of Roseau had a lucky three winning streak. She attended a...


50 years ago… Marvins distributed over half a million dollars to 614 employees

5 years ago – Dec. 29, 2018 U.S. Air Force Airman Matthew Mitton, son of Bruce and Linda Mitton of Roosevelt, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, T...


50 years ago… Roseau Village applies for a grant of $394,000

5 years ago – Dec. 22, 2018 Four Roseau natives and RHS graduates are members of the Red Bull Division stationed south of Kuwait. The local servicemen are CWO Jon Dahlstrom, SSG Mark Fabian, Major G...


75 years ago… Two buttons found in little girls nose.

5 years ago – Dec. 15, 2018 Roseau’s own Bob Bergland, a Depression-era farm kid who had a passion for politics, people and good deeds, died this past Sunday at LifeCare Roseau Manor at the age of... Full story


50 years ago… Lights on at the Northwest Angle

5 years ago – Dec. 8, 2018 Staci Howell, daughter and employee of Mark and SoAnn Jensen, purchased Annie’s Trading Post this past November. In 1989 Mark and SoAnn established Annie’s Trading Post....


5 years ago… Liz Klein celebrated 30 years of service

5 years ago – Dec. 1, 2018 Liz Klein recently celebrated 30 years of Service with the United States Postal Service. She has worked with over 20 different postmasters and 20 different city carriers. R...


50 years ago… Elmer Grindahl wins a Knipco Heater

5 years ago – Nov. 24, 2018 Julie Urness was selected Roseau’s Teacher of the Year. The University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D. announced that Roseau High School senior Chandler Mooney, the son of Bet...


50 years ago… All young'uns!

5 years ago – Nov. 17, 2018 Roseau County Chairman, Dave Anderson and Mayor Jeff Pelowski were pictured kicking off the 2018 Red Kettle Campaign for the Roseau County Salvation Army Chapter. Arlene C...


75 years ago… Floyd Grand found a sweet coupon

5 years ago – Nov. 3, 2018 Ron Woolever of Roseau retired after 20 years as a special agent with the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA). Roseau Ram senior varsity tennis player Jodi Ostroski c... Full story


50 years ago... UFO sighted over Roseau County

5 years ago – Oct. 27, 2018 Coach Donny Johnson was honored during the Roseau Ram football halftime program on October 17 at Halvorson Field. After 27 years of coaching young football players he h...


40 years ago… Stordahl Truck lines sell out to Penner's Truck Line

5 years ago – Oct. 20, 2018 The current all-time dig leader for Roseau Ram volleyball, Kacie Borowicz, received her 1,483rd dig against Lake of the Woods on October 11. Helen Krueger was celebrating h... Full story


75 years ago… Mrs. Lanes saved by family dog.

5 years ago – Oct. 13, 2018 The Polaris groundbreaking ceremony for the 2.1 million dollar front lobby renovation and expansion was held in Roseau on October 5. Morgan Helgeson, a freshman on the C...

 By Carrie Johnson    News    October 7, 2023

50 years ago… "The Packrat Store" was hosting a grand opening at their new location

5 years ago – Oct. 6, 2018 Kelsey Mattson was the new dental hygienist at Vatnsdal Family Dentistry. Kelsey is the wife of Eric Mattson who is the son of Dean and Judy Mattson, owners of Mattson P... Full story


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