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 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    August 8, 2020 

Football and Volleyball Will Be Part of March Madness

by Jeff Olsen "Both football and volleyball seasons have been moved to mid-March to mid-May," said RHS Principal and Athletic Director Ivan Hirst on Wednesday, adding that it is his understanding...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    August 8, 2020 

A Family of Resilient Sisters Reunite Through Spit and Grit

by Jeff Olsen It's been a life-changer for Roseau's Kim Langlie, 59, who grew up an only child after being adopted in the Twin Cities by Harold and Margaret Anderson at age five. It was her first...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    August 8, 2020 

Drew Lovejoy hits a lovely drive for a hole in one

by Jeff Olsen Say you're a farm kid and the only way to practice is to hit golf balls around the yard to improve your game. Now meet Drew Lovejoy, a soon-to-be Roseau fourth grader with a love for... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    August 8, 2020 

Saying goodbye to 'forever a great friend'

It's the special ones who touch us, and Brandon Johnson was damn special. What a character! He came at life with spunk and made us smile and high five and feel good. He was a touch of class. This is...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    August 1, 2020

Schools can reopen depending on certain parameters

In order for Badger, Greenbush, Roseau, and Warroad school districts to go back to in-person learning on September 8, Roseau County must have less than 10 new cases of the coronavirus per 10,000...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    August 1, 2020

Local Banker has the pulse of the community

On Monday at Citizens State Bank, President Robert J. Foley, the son of Banker Bob, didn't require a script or teleprompter to know which particular businesses are on the edge. In 2002 following the...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    August 1, 2020

They've thrown their hats into the ring

Tis the season to be bitten by the political bug. On the August Minnesota Primary ballot, four parties are fielding candidates for federal and/or state offices. Along with the Democrat and Republican...

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    August 1, 2020

Making America Great Again will take a miracle

Oh my! Who would have thought that a number of Congressional Republicans would be attacking Representative Liz Cheney, Dick's daughter and now the House Republican Conference Chair that she had been...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    August 1, 2020

Who's going to be the next Mayor of Roseau?

For just $2, you could be the next mayor of the City of Roseau. To pass Go, you must file upstairs in the Roseau City Clerk's Office at the Roseau City Center. Earlier this week, City Clerk Beth...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 26, 2020

Big Questions Loom For this School Year

by Jeff Olsen Talk about contrasts. A week ago Thursday, various officials gathered at noon for the ground-breaking ceremony for the $40 million Roseau Community Schools construction project. There...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 26, 2020

Kyle Storley has a memorable outing at Oakcrest

by Jeff Olsen Go ahead and dream what every golfer wishes will happen - the elusive hole in one. On June 16, Kyle Storley, a recent Roseau import by way of Aberdeen, South Dakota, and the Twin...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 26, 2020

Roseau Youngster shines at 'Back the Blue' in Roseau County

by Jeff Olsen It was enough to make a reticent police chief, one who is very tight-lipped whenever a crime is committed in Roseau because it's under investigation, to open up like he had just won the...

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    July 26, 2020

It's a wonderful life and I want it back

Beautiful. Meet Tugger, now my favorite pooch of all time. Earlier this week, my pal Gary Przekwas called to declare that Tugger is a damn Democrat. How can you tell? "I put up a Trump sign and he...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 26, 2020

With the Very Impressive Francis Grahn at age 97

by Jeff Olsen Sure, he's a certified old codger. But what a life he's lived! Plus, he can still kick up his heels. Huck Finn never had a childhood like Francis, who was a commercial fisherman in...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 18, 2020

COVID-19 Is Here and It's Not Going Away

On Monday afternoon, Julie Pahlen, the Director for Public Health at LifeCare Medical Center and Roseau County, was reached by phone at her office in LifeCare Medical Center. She is the point person...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 18, 2020

Nothing beat fishing success and being in the money

Andy and Rachel Przekwas didn't take top honors at the Minnesota Trail Tournament on Lake of the Woods near the Rainy River a week ago Friday, July 10. But they had no complaints. Andy was manning a f...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 18, 2020

He found the perfect place to propose

A week ago Friday, Alex Halstensgard, a 2014 Roseau High School graduate, made a stunning announcement after being contacted on the status of Oakcrest Golf Course under his direction as the...

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    July 18, 2020

Finally, he got it in his head to wear a mask

Leadership is leading by example. It's like an infantry captain leading the charge when the odds are damn poor and, Sweet Jesus, where the hell is the artillery? That's leadership! And here was...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 11, 2020

Mayor Jeff Pelowski Will Not Run for Re-election

by Jeff Olsen Toward the end of Monday's Roseau City Council meeting, Jeff Pelowski remarked that Jane Evans and Pat Novacek are up for re-election for four more years. Additionally, he noted that...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 11, 2020

City Council Stands On Guard for Thee!

by Jeff Olsen Rule number one: You cannot sit on your money! On Monday afternoon, the Roseau City Council approved purchase agreements for two plots of land - the Bergland property south of Oakcrest G...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 11, 2020

From high water to soaring sewer rates

by Jeff Olsen On Tuesday, the Roseau County Board issued a disaster declaration for the recent flooding in the northwestern part of the county. "This will be our third weather-related declaration in...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 11, 2020

Roseau Mom Advocates for all her children

by Jeff Olsen Call it a mother's love. Kate Lundquist is passionate, eloquent, and unique. She and her husband, Jacob, adopted two Haitian boys five years ago. "We have six kids," she said, adding...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 11, 2020

Meet Marlene Hanson, Eagles Auxiliary State President

by Jeff Olsen On Monday evening at the Roseau American Legion, the Roseau Eagles Auxiliary took time out to celebrate a real celebrity. It isn't often that a small city can claim to have in its member...

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    July 11, 2020

Taking a Knee in front of a Line-up of Statues

There might be some weeds in President Trump's "National Garden of American Heroes" - which he is proposing to establish during his second term just as soon as all the crackers rally around the Confed...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 4, 2020

Federal Money is Coming to Roseau County

by Jeff Olsen A grand total of $2,534,816 in COVID relief money was released for Roseau County last week by Gov. Tim Walz after the Minnesota House of Representative and the Minnesota State Senate...


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