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 By Jeff Olsen    News    April 13, 2019 

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...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    April 13, 2019 

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...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    April 6, 2019

Warroad City Cop Charged With Three Felonies

On Monday, April 1, 2019, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) arrested and booked Joshua Matthew Demmerly at the Roseau County Detention Center. At 10:42 a.m. on Wednesday, Mr. Demmerly, 29, was...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    April 6, 2019

Roseau City Council Honors City Crew

At the Roseau City Council meeting on Monday evening, Mayor Jeff Pelowski and the Roseau City Council set aside time to honor some gents who make the City of Roseau the touch of class that is....

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    April 6, 2019

It was Puck Heaven during Coach Ole's Memorial Tournament

For a moment on Friday afternoon during the 7th Annual Bruce Olson Old Timers Hockey Tournament, it appeared that one of Butch Cassidy's bearded gang members was out on the ice, skating with ease...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    March 30, 2019

Pete and Bon Bon Bring Smiles To The Deserving

Ryan "Pete" Petersburg and Scott "Bon Bon" Baumgartner just might be the Outdoor Adventure Foundation's most unique twosome. Recently, they hosted a couple of sons and their dads who had a blast up...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    March 30, 2019

Roseau Varsity Wrestlers Are Honored

Hard work and talent, along with true grit, were recognized last Sunday evening at the Roseau City Center as head coach Aaron Rose and his assistant coaches, Tony Jenson and Scott Mooney, highlighted...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    March 23, 2019

The future Man in Blue Stands Out

Even before Cody Vonasek, a Roseau High School senior, was called to the Principal's Office on Monday, he was being touted as a definite blue chipper. In other words, he's top shelf, and RHS...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    March 23, 2019

There's nothing wrong with going to Dunwoody

The rich are different. They're big on status, their private country clubs, and the universities their kids attend. "Did you hear that my Alfie is attending Georgetown?" a snooty dame chirps in as an...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    March 16, 2019

How to retire early and live easy!

Terrific! Uncle Sam is out to catch disability cheats, and it can't come soon enough. In Sunday's New York Times, it was reported as follows: In its budget request to Congress last year, Social...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    March 9, 2019

Max Wilson is a semifinalist in State GeoBee

Earlier this week, Max Wilson, the son of Mark and Aimee Wilson and an eighth grader at Roseau High School, was notified that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2019 National...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    March 9, 2019

Gene and Ann Peterson are a couple for the ages

His hearing isn't perfect these days, but he can hear his sweetheart just fine. Now imagine this! They're enthusiastic readers who read the daily Grand Forks Herald and a steady stream of novels. The...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    March 9, 2019

With some very interesting characters

Of all the wonderful characters on this planet, few can top Mark Hultgren at putting a smile on daily living. He comes at life like it's a wonderful merry go round. Hustling Hult, 59, belongs in the T...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    March 9, 2019

Mooney is the State Runner-up at 152

For two days at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul last weekend, the pressure began building as Roseau wrestlers Chandler Mooney, Dale Grindahl, Sawyer Klatt, and Ben Olson battled to advance and...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    March 1, 2019

The Awesome Aussie Is Turning into a Minnesotan

by Jeff Olsen "Of all the bloody luck" - as they say Down Under - "sending an unsuspecting bloke to freeze in Arctic conditions!" Meet that chap! In early February on a Friday evening in Roseau, Simon...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    March 1, 2019

Rams send four wrestlers to State

Last weekend at the two-day Section 8A Individual Qualifying Tournament in Crookston, the Rams qualified four to the Minnesota State High School Wrestling Tournament. Additionally, the Rams were...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    February 23, 2019

Kacie Borowicz sets school scoring record

It took 22 years before anyone could top the remarkable Megan Taylor's school record of 3,300 points. Taylor, who graduated from RHS in 1997, was the all-time leading scorer in Minnesota basketball...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    February 23, 2019

The 22nd Wannaska Lions Fishing Derby was a wild one

Last Saturday on Hayes Lake, it was a holiday on ice, a family reunion and, at times, a madcap scramble to maneuver around the slush. It was no heat wave. There was too much snow which made walking...

 

You never asked me, but...

I was an infant in early 1944 when Father Driscoll, an old Irish priest, splashed some Holy Water on my bare noggin, made the Sign of the Cross on my forehead, and baptized me in the Name of the...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    February 23, 2019

Playoff Rams edge St. Cloud, 3-2 in Double OT

So much for bus legs, which the St. Cloud squad should have had after a five hour bus ride up to Roseau this past Tuesday. Believe it! The lads from St. Cloud skated just fine. Additionally, they...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    February 16, 2019

Roseau Superintendent Larry Guggisberg tenders his resignation

At the Roseau School Board meeting on Monday evening, Larry Guggisberg, the long-serving school superintendent, informed the board members that he will retire this summer. He noted that his...

 

You don't like the weather, then move!

My friend, Tallahassee Slim, who lives in a gated community, recently sunburned his toes when he stuck them out his bedroom window in Fort Myers, Florida, and promptly fell asleep. "They're quite...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    February 16, 2019

Meet The Best and the Brightest at RHS

On Monday afternoon, students in the ninth through twelfth grades filed into the bleachers in the Roseau High School gymnasium to witness the induction of the newest members to the RAM Chapter of the...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    February 9, 2019

These Thrill Chill Gents Just Keep on Pedaling

Pat Adrian and Chuck Lindner, two middle-aged guys with a flair for extreme outdoor excursions, just couldn't pass up the 2019 Arrowhead 135 a week ago last Monday, which kicked off in International...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    February 9, 2019

Wrestlers win two of three at Pequot Lakes quad

On the road a week ago Friday, the Rams had a good outing, according to head coach Aaron Rose, whose team is still not at full strength. "We got the wins and the pins that we needed," he said, adding...

 

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