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 By Jeff Olsen    News    February 21, 2020 

Meet Gabriela, a vivacious RHS junior

by Jeff Olsen Gabriela "Gabby" Gallaga Moreno, 17, entered the Roseau High School Principals' Office with an enchanting smile and a relaxed demeanor. Oh, she knew she wasn't in trouble. She... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    News    February 21, 2020 

The Wannaska Lions 23rd Fishing Derby Was Tops

by Jeff Olsen It was nearly impossible to spot a grumpy angler at Hayes Lake State Park last Saturday. It's like the lottery. Hope springs eternal, which goes well with the Wannaska Lions, a fine... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    February 21, 2020 

We are a Redneck County and damn proud of it

We are a representative democracy, which means we elect people to vote in our behalf. Could you imagine a county board meeting or a city council meeting with all sorts of yahoos screaming about this... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    News    February 15, 2020

Roseau County is now a Second Amendment Sanctuary County

by Jeff Olsen It was standing room only at the Roseau County Board meeting this past Tuesday at the Roseau County Courthouse. There were two big ticket items on the agenda. The first one dealt with...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    February 15, 2020

The Magnificent Seven Grapplers Had A Blast

Say you're nine-years-old and are invited to a birthday party at the University of Minnesota to watch your first-ever collegiate match against the reigning NCAA D-1 Wrestling Champions, Penn State....


If I die any day soon, I won't remember you!

Here lies three-fingered Bro, It was his time to go. The dirty bugger had no clue, He was peeing on his shoe. That will be my obit. My present wife refuses to put that on my tombstone out in the...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    February 15, 2020

Two RHS Seniors are saluted as AAA Award Winners

by Jeff Olsen Kyle Erickson, the son of Pastor Todd and Joyce Erickson, and Olivia Urness, the daughter of Dan and Julie Urness, were honored for their achievements in Academics, Arts, and Athletics...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    February 8, 2020

Bill Wojciechowski's Benefit is February 16 in Badger

by Jeff Olsen Bill Wojciechowski, a working class gent who could fix anything under the hood of any make or model in his working days as an auto mechanic in Roseau and Badger, was unable to fix himsel...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    February 8, 2020

Growing up short was never an option

by Jeff Olsen Amelia and Victoria, the daughters of Blair and Martina Johnson, could only dream of being ordinary girls - shorter than the boys in grade school and high school. Alas, nobody is short...

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    February 8, 2020

Who's the chump this time? It's Bro!

Yes, it's time for a public lashing and a severe dressing down for this old reprobate. The nuns taught me to confess my sins, especially after they caught me copying someone's answers. The Lord knows...

 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    February 8, 2020

Wrestlers lose three duals at Melrose Quad

by Jeff Olsen In their best showing a week ago Friday, the Rams lost to Fergus Falls, 48-16, as seventh grader Pat Locklear scored his first varsity pin. Competing at 113, Pat pinned Antonio Parker...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    February 8, 2020

The Hinson Spelling Siblings Shine At Regional

by Jeff Olsen Abram and Josephine Hinson, who earned first and second place honors respectively in the Roseau School District Spelling Bee on January 27, competed in the Northwest Regional Spelling...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    February 1, 2020

More than an Olympian, he's the Lord's ambassador

by Jeff Olsen John Peterson, 71, an Olympic freestyle wrestling champion from Wisconsin, was in Roseau earlier this week speaking with a humble heart about his successes and setbacks. He quotes Script...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    February 1, 2020

Young Harry wins Roseau School GeoBee

by Jeff Olsen One young lady nailed this question: Camp David, a presidential retreat in Catoctin Mountain Park, is located in which eastern state that borders Delaware? With parents and grandparents...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    February 1, 2020

It's a first ever in Roseau Spelling Bee

by Jeff Olsen On Monday evening at the Roseau School Theater, this was no ordinary Roseau School District Spelling Bee. No way! Ms. Ann Olson, one of the judges along with Mrs. Carla Olsen and Mrs. Ka...

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    February 1, 2020

Happy Groundhog's Day, all you loonies!

For every pretty girl or woman who has ever smiled at me, this column is dedicated to you. Oh, I've known some pretty women and here it is, almost Groundhog's Day, and I don't have an original...

 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    February 1, 2020

Wrestlers drop three in Blackduck Quad

by Jeff Olsen On Tuesday evening in Blackduck, the wrestlers lost three duals, but there was a big highlight in their opening dual against Grand Forks Red River, which won by a score of 48-13. At...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    February 1, 2020

Nothing beats an afternoon in the Woods

by Jeff Olsen What a great gig if you're a Roseau High School student interested in forestry. Prior to the school year, Leif Eidsmoe had been impressed by the number of applicants wanting to enroll...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    January 24, 2020

This young lady gets the job done

by Jeff Olsen Meet a talented young lady who's involved in numerous activities and knows what she wants to do. She sets goals and reaches them, has lots of great friends, and isn't too bad in the...

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    January 24, 2020

Remembering Charlie, Di, Skylab, and Exotic Happenings

All my life, ever since I first spotted little Prince Charlie in his knickers sitting down to tea and crumpets on TV in the early 1950s, I took a disliking to the little brat. But many years later,... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    January 24, 2020

Ben Olson is runner-up at TRF Tourney

by Jeff Olsen At the Army National Guard Prowler Invite at the Ralph Englestad Arena in Thief River Falls last Saturday, Ben Olson scored 18 team points while competing at 160 pounds. In the quarterfi...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    January 18, 2020

This local postman has been around the block

Right off, the guy doesn't look like a mailman. Instead, he belongs on a Harley roaring up and down Main Avenue in Roseau. Meet Jim Scherrer, 41, who could be dealing blackjack in Vegas or mining for...

 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    January 18, 2020

Rams compete at Central Cass Lettermen's Tournament

On Saturday at the 27 team wrestling tourney in Casselton, North Dakota, the Rams tied for 18th place while crowning one individual champion along with a fourth place medal winner. At 145, junior...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    January 10, 2020

Isaiah Walker is Roseau County's First Baby of 2020

by Jeff Olsen At LifeCare Medical Center in Roseau, it was an extended wait for the first birth in 2020 at the only hospital in Roseau County. Finally, on Monday, January 6, Isaiah Judah Walker came...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    January 10, 2020

Recent history of bad blood precedes fatal shooting

by Jeff Olsen Following the killing of Angela M. Wynne, 51, on New Year's Day at the residence of Angelo O. Borreson, 56, in which he admitted firing the shots that killed Ms. Wynne, local residents... Full story


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