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 By Jeff Olsen    News    February 4, 2023 

Roseau County Commissioner Russell Walker resigns

by Jeff Olsen A week ago Tuesday, veteran District 4 Roseau County Commissioner Russell Walker submitted his resignation via a letter, which was read during the board meeting at the Roseau County...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    February 4, 2023 

Here's Looking at Crime and Punishment in Roseau County

by Jeff Olsen Doing "hard time" is sitting in a cell day after day in the Roseau County Detention Center. You could be a millionaire or a pauper but if you are arrested and denied bail, you're doing... Full story

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    February 4, 2023 

He put Red Lake County on the National Map

by Jeff Olsen Back in 2015, Chris Ingraham, a reporter for the Washington Post, came upon some fascinating data. He then wrote the piece and it went viral. Imagine a different scenario if a reporter...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    February 4, 2023 

Just making everyone's day is hard work!

Earlier in the week, I called this chap for some info and said, "How's it going, mayor?" Jeff Pelowski, the Roseau County Environmental Officer, briefly chuckled when informed that he will always be...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    January 25, 2023

Citizens State Bank Celebrates the Changing of the Guard

by Jeff Olsen Robert Foley, the CEO and Chairman of the Board who will be 65 later this year, sounded delighted last Friday and wanted it known that Stuart McFarlane is ready to take the reins as...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    January 25, 2023

It's the perfect gig for this golf-loving gal

by Jeff Olsen Even before the turn of the century, 2002 Roseau High School graduate Sarah Butler made golf look a lot easier than it really is. The longer one plays the game, one thing is obvious -...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    January 25, 2023

It's just one big hangover in America the Great

Beautiful! It all came back to me, thanks to a recent article in the publication, Minnesota Reformer, about a bill being proposed in the Minnesota State Legislature. The headline read: Lawmakers...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    January 21, 2023

Senator Klobuchar Is Being Counted on Locally

by Jeff Olsen A week ago Wednesday morning, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) didn't walk in blind to the concerns of Paul Marvin, the CEO and Chair of Marvin, and other corporate executives at the...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    January 21, 2023

Meet LifeCare Medical Center's first baby of 2023

by Jeff Olsen Avery Paul Goodin wasn't supposed to be born in January since his due date was February 11. He made an early arrival on Wednesday, January 4, at 5:01 a.m. He was five weeks early and a...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    January 21, 2023

With the Adaptable, Determined and Capable Ms. Holmstrom

by Jeff Olsen Laura Holmstrom, a versatile athlete-scholar, doesn't look overly tough, but true grit is in her DNA. The 2022 Roseau High School graduate could easily have attended Princeton or... Full story

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    January 21, 2023

Ain't life just a bowl of brussels sprouts

Inconceivable! I thought Joe Biden was much smarter than Donald Trump. Both are now guilty of storing, misplacing and/or concealing at their personal properties any number of classified documents. Som...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    January 21, 2023

Lessons are learned in an outdoor winter classroom

by Jeff Olsen During Leif Eidsmoe's Forestry Class field trip on January 5 to Hayes Lake State Park, the weather was almost like springtime. "It was beautiful out, probably 16 to 17 degrees and... Full story

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    January 14, 2023

Roseau City Officials Are Sworn In

by Jeff Olsen Shortly after 5 p.m. at the Roseau City Center on Monday, Roseau City Attorney Michelle Moren issued the oaths of office to Mayor Dan Fabian and Council Members Amy Bassingthwaite,...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    January 14, 2023

Fabian to be honored for his coaching achievements

by Jeff Olsen Dan Fabian, who will be inducted into the Minnesota High School Track & Field Coaches Association Hall of Fame on January 27, got lost in the shuffle until recently when his paperwor...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    January 14, 2023

You get old and you die - eventually!

In this business of interviewing or covering dignitaries and rascals, the rule is nobody lives forever. My preference is covering rogues, reprobates and even thieves since they're my kind of people. S...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    January 7, 2023

Commissioner Scott Johnson did six months

by Jeff Olsen Say this for the gentleman who stepped forward to help out on a temporary basis. He went the extra miles. Scott Johnson recently served six months as the District 1 Roseau County...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    January 7, 2023

Warroad hockey legend is honored at the Gardens

by Jeff Olsen On Thursday, December 29, Henry Boucha, an outstanding amateur and NHL hockey player a half century ago, was honored before the Warroad Warriors faced off against Orono during the Hockey...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    January 7, 2023

On Marriage and other oddities on this planet

On Tuesday, a photo arrived by text from our daughter April. It's an interesting photo and brought back some old memories. April also wished us a Happy Anniversary on January 3, an occurrence that...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    January 4, 2023

Roseau County Commissioner Russell Walker resigns

by Jeff Olsen A week ago Tuesday, veteran District 4 Roseau County Commissioner Russell Walker submitted his resignation via a letter, which was read during the board meeting at the Roseau County...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    January 4, 2023

Here's Looking at Crime and Punishment in Roseau County

by Jeff Olsen Doing "hard time" is sitting in a cell day after day in the Roseau County Detention Center. You could be a millionaire or a pauper but if you are arrested and denied bail, you're doing... Full story

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    January 4, 2023

Just making everyone's day is hard work!

Earlier in the week, I called this chap for some info and said, "How's it going, mayor?" Jeff Pelowski, the Roseau County Environmental Officer, briefly chuckled when informed that he will always be...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    December 31, 2022

Retiring Roseau Police Chief Saw Some Interesting Times

by Jeff Olsen Ward Anderson, the pride of Lake Bronson, Minnesota, became a licensed police officer in 1990. That's how he ended up in Roseau. The 1986 Lake Bronson High School graduate, turned 55 sho...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    December 31, 2022

Meet Roseau County's 2022 Christmas Baby

by Jeff Olsen Adalyn Marie Thompson will always be the best Christmas gift that Shanda Christofferson and Shane Thompson will ever receive. The Warroad couple have known each other since they were in... Full story

 

Introducing this year's 1st Annual GOATS

Beautiful. In sports, they honor the GOATS - the Greatest of All Time. These athletes are legends, the best ever like Mickey Mantle, Tom Brady, Jack Nicklaus, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Serena...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    December 24, 2022

Out in Goat Heaven Where Life is always interesting

by Jeff Olsen Danny and Jill Geroy don't work in tuxedos and gowns. Or fancy shoes! Welcome to their hobby farm out by Hayes Lake near the old Dewey Thompson Store, which is no more. Once, as a...

 

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