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 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 22, 2018 

These Hockey Walls Are Made For Talking

It's an impressive testament. Inside the annex at the Roseau Memorial Arena, one pertinent fact leaps out from the rows of hockey photos on the three walls: These aren't dumb jocks who could skate,...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    September 22, 2018 

It's a beautiful life on the sunny side up

If you can't laugh at life, skip over to the deeply religious column on an adjoining page so you can save your immortal soul. A few weeks ago on Saturday, August 25, I performed my first wedding and...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 15, 2018

Meet the 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

On Sunday, October 7, at 2 p.m., the Seventh Annual Roseau Athletic Hall of Fame will honor its newest inductees along with the 2001 Roseau Girls State Championship golf team. Following the...

 

You can trust me, dear!

Turn off Fox News for a moment so we can have a heart-to-heart talk. It seems that Donald Trump just can't get the respect he wants. It's bad enough that the media doesn't kowtow to his demands and...

 

Roseau senior to play in prestigious hockey game

On Wednesday, September 19, Aaron Huglen, 17, will compete in the 7th Annual USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul where he will play on one of the two teams of...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 15, 2018

Russ is running Relay for Life's Personal Marathon

On Saturday, September 22, Russell Sorenson, aka Crazy Russ, will run a full marathon from the west side of Greenbush to the Roseau Riverview Gazebo, a 26.2 mile journey. During the tens of thousands...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 8, 2018

Meet the candidates for Roseau County Attorney

In what figures to be a tight race, it will be the incumbent, Karen Foss, facing the challenger, Kristy Kjos, for Roseau County Attorney, a position that includes criminal prosecution, participation...

 

Just in case, you wanted to know

One of the annual exercises the nuns at Christ The King Catholic Grade School in south Minneapolis introduced to kick off the first day of school in the mid-1950s was to have us write about what we...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    September 1, 2018

Byfuglien Trucking wins Men's Team Title

At Oakcrest Golf Course on Wednesday evening, the crew from Byfuglien Trucking won their first ever Men's golf title by defeating the defending champion Peace Grenades, 62-58. Quite possibly, the hero...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    September 1, 2018

Czeh outlasts the sensational Jim Foss

It all came down to the title match between Will Czeh and Jim Foss on Sunday afternoon at Oakcrest Golf Course in Roseau. The tournament had started on Friday, and they were the last two men standing...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    August 18, 2018

Will Czeh is in the record books

Last week at the 86th Pine to Palm Golf Tournament in Detroit Lakes, Roseau native Will Czeh, 21, not only earned Medalist Honors over the two-day, 36-hole qualifier, but he set the all-time record...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    August 11, 2018

BT Leads 2nd Half of Men's Golf League

With just two weeks remaining in the second half of the Men's Golf League at Oakcrest in Roseau, Byfuglien Trucking, which has two thin guys and four guys who are very good eaters and belong on the...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    July 28, 2018

Chandler Mooney Earns Greco All-American Wrestling Honors

At the FargoDome a week ago Thursday and Friday, Chandler Mooney, who will be a Roseau High School senior this fall, wrestled seven matches to earn fourth place honors in the Junior Greco-Roman...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    July 28, 2018

Jeremy Byfuglien shines in Men's League

On Wednesday evening at the Oakcrest Golf Course in Roseau, Jeremy "Buff" Byfuglien, the original Buff, came charging into the winner's circle as he and Kurt Weston tied for low net honors of 29 on...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    July 28, 2018

A tip of the hat to some special people

My old man, F.R. "Bob" Olsen, now dead a half century, had any number of dislikes - mostly women drivers and snoopy elderly neighborhood dames, all of whom he called "old battleaxes." Well, I like...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 28, 2018

Meet the new RHS Assistant Principal

Youth must be served, which should be the motto of Kelsey Johnson, the new Roseau High School Assistant Principal and Community Education Director. A young lady herself, she will wear two hats this...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 23, 2018

Her job is preparing for the next disaster!

Sue Grafstrom sat in her small office at the Roseau County Courthouse a week ago where she is one of 87 Homeland Security and Emergency Management directors in the state - one for each county in...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 23, 2018

County Auditor Wants a Word With Voters

Times have changed. Once, voting at the old schoolhouse was the social event of the season in most rural townships. Some of the old bachelors even took a bath for the big event of voting. Now the old...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    July 23, 2018

Men's golf league teams chase the best

At Oakcrest Golf Course on Wednesday, the Peace Grenades, the two-time defending champs, are leading in the first half of the season. They're the team to beat, according to "The Commissioner" - Mark W...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    July 23, 2018

Canadian bacon won't be on the White House menu

I should have called Representative Dan Fabian, our fine Republican state legislator, last Thursday morning when I spotted the following headline in Newsweek.com: Trump White House Announces Job Fair...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 23, 2018

She's Happy to be on the job

Joleen Kezar, the new administrative assistant to Roseau County Coordinator Jeff Pelowski, started on May 7 after a long career at Marvin Windows in Warroad where she worked in Human Resources...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 21, 2018

She's Out of jail for good

Sharon Hetteen has spent almost as much time inside a jail as on the outside over the past four decades. Still, she never had to run a tin cup across the bars and yell, "I want out of this joint!" In...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    July 21, 2018

With Big Nick, who always makes good copy

On Monday, I stepped into a local bar that I had developed a liking for five decades ago when I was younger. It was the early 1970s and the place had a great cast of characters, the best being J.C....

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    July 21, 2018

Roseau High School Trap Team places 25th Nationally

At the National High School Trapshooting Championships in Mason, Michigan, last weekend, Team Roseau had an exceptional outing as it competed against 178 teams beginning on Friday when Team Roseau...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 14, 2018

Board Approves a cut in Emergency Manager's hours

At the Roseau County Board meeting on Tuesday morning, the Roseau County Commissioners approved Roseau County Emergency Manager Sue Grafstrom's request to reduce her hours from 32 hours to 20 hours pe...

 

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