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 By Jeff Olsen    News    November 16, 2019 

Former Warroad Cop Demmerly Goes To Prison

by Jeff Olsen When it was all over and Judge Tamara Yon had ruled in Courtroom One a week ago Friday that former Warroad city cop Joshua Matthew Demmerly, 30, be committed to the Minnesota...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    November 16, 2019 

Roseau School Proudly Honors Our Military Veterans

by Jeff Olsen Even before they started arriving from the elementary school, the RHS gymnasium was starting to fill up. Possibly, there are towns that don't go to the extent that Roseau does to honor o...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    November 16, 2019 

With some of the icons and regular folks, too

Ever look at photos of young couples in the marriage announcements and think, "They aren't going to make it!"? Well, I have, and I don't even know these people. It can be in the Weddings Section of...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    November 9, 2019

This Colorful Clipper is a Chatty Character

Norm Miller, 76, could be considered Greenbush's "Storming Norman" although he goes by Norm and, at six-three, he stands out like a redwood amongst the shrubs. He is imposing. One thing he isn't. He...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    November 9, 2019

Roseau's 2019 Teacher of the Year values students

Leif Eidsmoe, who teaches senior high science, made the right career choice after all. "Originally, I was going to go to med school and I decided, 'No, I don't want to be a doctor. I want to do...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    November 9, 2019

She will never forget the true heroes

Olga Markovich, a resilient 96-year-old who turns 97 on November 25, sat at her kitchen table out in Malung Township, and she is one for the ages - a 1922 model who has lived among heroes, endured...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    November 2, 2019

Hunting is a McMillin Family Tradition

by Jeff Olsen For most deer hunters, this is their favorite time of the year. They have their memories, photos, and hunting stories. That includes Harley McMillin, 58, who won't forget the 2018 rifle...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    November 2, 2019

Meet a superlative student with some moxie

by Jeff Olsen Nolan Hanson is a typical Roseau High School junior. He wears a baseball cap just about everywhere except in the classroom and has this "aw shucks" smile. RHS Guidance Counselor Dan...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    November 2, 2019

It's the Seventh Inning Stretch in Life

In no particular order, it was baseball, boos, broads and boobs. Not having a TV, I missed it all - the booing and jeering of President Donald Trump, who only wanted to watch Game 5 of the World...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 26, 2019

Meet the elegant and eloquent breast cancer survivor

Kate Lundquist remembers it all - too young to have breast cancer, married with children and deciding to move in with her parents last summer, and her children cutting off the rest of her hair before... Full story

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 26, 2019

Mary Anderson works to make a difference

At the 23rd Annual Duluth Breast Imaging Conference in early October, mammographer Mary Anderson was again inspired. "The conference is really great for building you up and reminding you that this... Full story

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 26, 2019

LifeCare's Ultrasound Technologists Are Pros

Lisa Mack and Jenny Goodsell are two of the several ultrasound professionals in the Radiology Department at LifeCare Medical Center. Earlier this month, Lisa noted that she has been doing ultrasounds... Full story

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 26, 2019

She directs a dedicated crew of BC detectives

Forget "If you build it, they will come." Shar Peterson, the director of the Imaging Department at LifeCare Medical Center, is dedicated to both educating and serving women in the detection of breast... Full story

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 26, 2019

Meet Sandie Pfeiffer, a veteran mammographer

After almost 25 years as a mammographer at LifeCare Medical Center, Sandie Pfeiffer hasn't lost her zest for the fight against breast cancer. Recently, Sandie attended the 23rd Annual Breast Cancer... Full story

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 26, 2019

It's lights off with LifeCare's cancer sleuth

At LifeCare Medical Center, Dr. Daniel Courneya sits in a partially dark room while doing his best work, much like a detective at a crime scene searching for incriminating evidence. He examines... Full story

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 26, 2019

An appreciative veteran returns from D.C.

Glenn Iverson, 82, a Navy veteran who grew up in Fargo and enlisted in the Navy in August 1955 for a four year hitch and later lived in Greenbush and now resides in Roseau, was honored to be on the... Full story

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 26, 2019

School is out for Assistant Principal Johnson

Mrs. Kelsey Johnson, the peppy Roseau High School Assistant Principal who doesn't need to carry a big stick to get students' attention when they are sent to her office on disciplinary referrals or... Full story

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    October 26, 2019

With the old mechanic who will not quit

Loren Ballard, 72, was spotted inside his old auto repair shop in Roseau, leaning up against the front end of a pickup, and looking quite content. Where else would he be? He's a fixture in this... Full story

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 19, 2019

A Sweet Meet and Greet at the VFW

by Jeff Olsen A week ago Thursday evening at the Roseau VFW, the old veterans sat at long tables, recalling old times and mostly good memories, being fed like kings, and appreciating that they...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 19, 2019

Britt Dahl has a front row seat on Roseau County history

by Jeff Olsen Step inside the Roseau County Museum, and the first display case highlights the founders of the Roseau County Historical Society - Per Olaf Fryklund and Eddy Billberg. They didn't...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    October 19, 2019

She was true royalty but never knew it

When Rhena Storo died last weekend at age 51, the world lost a truly great citizen. Whether you were a banker, a young school kid or a stumblebum, Rhena was always in your corner. It's hard to top...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 12, 2019

Reflections from the Roseau Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony

On Sunday afternoon many of Roseau's finest athletes, mostly middle-aged and/or senior citizens, marched into the Roseau School Theater for the induction ceremony. They still look trim and are extreme... Full story

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 12, 2019

This Italian lass will build her first snowman

by Jeff Olsen Here she came, a young lady from Latina, Italy, who is the newest foreign exchange student at Roseau High School. Even before Elisa Valente strolled into Assistant Principal Kelsey... Full story

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    October 12, 2019

My motto is: Got a spare quarter, brother?

What a wonderful life! A week ago Thursday, October 3, my old pal, Nick Zagone, who runs a great joint in town here, Legends, sent me a text. I think he's trying to convert me. No, he didn't ask me...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 4, 2019

Jennifer Slukynsky is sentenced for felony theft

by Jeff Olsen On Monday in Courtroom One at the Roseau County Courthouse, Jennifer Daria Slukynsky, 43, was sentenced for stealing $128,000 from Streiff Sporting Goods. Justice, if not particularly...

 

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