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 By Jeff Olsen    News    June 22, 2019 

The Legendary Al Buffum Was a True Character

Eldridge "Al" Buffum, 68, a delightful personality who did it his way as an East Coast lawman, local columnist, colorful character, talented raconteur and burly bear of a man, died on Wednesday, June... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    News    June 22, 2019 

Meet the Renaissance Man of Pencer

Forget all those fancy places where the yards look manicured, nothing is out of place, and you're afraid to pee on a tree. Here's a nice contrast. Nothing beats hanging around an old sawmill with...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    June 15, 2019

CBP say 'NO!' to Roseau port operating hours increase

Let's cut to the chase. You can go to Washington D.C., fervently plead your case on why the Roseau and Lancaster ports of entry deserve to have their hours returned to their previous schedule, and... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    News    June 15, 2019

Born to ride wins the prize

At the Maplewood West Endurance Ride at Maplewood State Park in Pelican Rapids on Saturday, June 1, Malung's Jackie Erickson, 55, a bit of an Annie Oakley on horseback, had her finest day. "I was so e... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    June 15, 2019

Honoring Their dads in their own words

My dad was a good guy even if he got grumpy. Always, I worried he would die. In elementary school in the early 1950s, he was old, in his early fifties when most of my classmates' dads had served in... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    June 15, 2019

Gus Vatnsdal is 20th at the State Golf Meet

There were no complaints from the player or the coach following the Class 2A MSHSL Golf Tournament at the Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course in Jordan on Wednesday. "Gus was 20th, which is a real good... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    News    June 8, 2019

Remembering the Legends from Skime Country

It isn't a town; it's an experience. There's just one stop and go joint with gas and beer and bread and other sundries. They're dead now, these Skime legends, any number of interesting blokes who...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    June 8, 2019

She fended off a pit bull attack with her toolbox

Caroline Allard, a Canadian lass and an engineer at Polaris in Roseau, wished she'd had one more tool in her toolbox when a pit bull attacked her pooch on Monday, May 20. "My dog, Pelly, is six and...

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    June 8, 2019

We're so lucky to be living right now

The other night, it all came to me in a dream sequence. Down the stairs he came in his gold-plated pajamas one fine morning and little Donald stormed into the kitchen and declared to the family's...

 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    June 8, 2019

Medalist Gus Vatnsdal helps golfers earn runner-up honors

The Ram golfers were on fire on Tuesday, the second day of the Section 8AA team and individual qualifying tournament at the Town & Country Golf Course in Bemidji. Nobody was going to catch Detroit...

 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    June 8, 2019

Lady Ram golfers end their season

At the Section 8AA Girls Golf Team and Individual Qualifying Tournament at the Town & Country Golf Course in Bemidji, the Lady Rams played hard but were definite underdogs during the two-day...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    June 1, 2019

Reflections from 2019 Memorial Day in Roseau

Perfect! That describes the 2019 Memorial Day celebration that started off with the parade from Veterans Memorial Park in Roseau in chilly weather, around 47 degrees, and thick clouds to ponder if it...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    June 1, 2019

Local Lawman earns promotion with EFG PD

On Tuesday, May 21, Nick Anderson, a 2012 RHS graduate who was destined to be a cop much like Eli Manning was destined to be a pro football quarterback and follow in his dad's footsteps, was promoted...

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    June 1, 2019

Meet some of the characters on a special day

On Memorial Day, they were standing in the parking lot across the street from the Roseau City Center. It was before 9 a.m., and a number of older military gentlemen with vast shades of gray in their h...

 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    June 1, 2019

Roseau Athletes of the Week

Tianna Espe Tianna, a sophomore and a first year varsity player, is hands down the most improved player on our team. After a little slow, she is playing her best golf at the end of our season. She...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    May 25, 2019

They Fly High After Veterans Honor Flight

For two gentlemen who entered the military at the tail end of World War II, it was a trip of a lifetime. Last Sunday, Roseau's Bob Foley and Strathcona's Chrest Hamness flew out of Fargo to Washington...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    May 25, 2019

Meet A Young Man Who Graduates With Class

Take it from RHS Assistant Principal Kelsey Johnson that good kids stand out. Mrs. Johnson is wrapping up her first year at Roseau High School and has been a fast learner. They come through her office...

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    May 25, 2019

Women have always gotten the shaft in the USA

Always, the great state of Alabama - where a loaf of Wonderbread, a box of shotgun shells and the Confederate flag makes them good old boys - is again in the forefront of protecting womanhood in this...

 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    May 25, 2019

Wrestler Mooney is double champ in Rochester

Forget resting on his laurels. RHS senior Chandler Mooney, who won state runner-up honors at 152 at the Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament in early March, showed he belonged at the Junior Men's 2019...

 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    May 25, 2019

Golfing Lads win Warroad Invite

At the Warroad Estates Golf Course on Tuesday, the Rams took top honors as two of their golfers shared in the medalist honors. "It's a good golf course," said Roseau's head coach Mike Lundbohm,...

 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    May 25, 2019

Lady Ram golfers see stiff competition

At the Fergus Falls Otter Invitational on Friday, May, 17, Detroit Lakes won top honors with 316 and were followed by Brainerd (223) and Bemidji (339). Shelby Buster earned medalist honors for DL as...

 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    May 18, 2019

A note to all the esteemed graduates

Please celebrate royally and then get back down to earth. Yes, there's lots of hoopla and photo ops on graduation day, but remember that commencement is just the beginning - whether you've just...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    May 11, 2019

Salol First Lutheran Church Celebrates the Century Mark

It's a unique church in the little town of Salol, Minnesota, where the immigrants first arrived from Ormsjo, Sweden, at the turn of the 20th Century and put down roots. There are still gravel roads...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    May 11, 2019

Tom Jerome is Roseau's New School Superintendent

At a noon special meeting on Wednesday in the Roseau School Boardroom, Tom Jerome was approved by the Roseau School Board as the successor to Larry Guggisberg, the long-serving Roseau School...

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    May 11, 2019

Mom liked me the least!

Let's be honest this Mother's Day. I have a brother and two sisters, Barb and Katie, and they were wonderful to Mom. It will cause considerable consternation among some of them, but I must say it....


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