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 By Jeff Olsen    News    August 5, 2023

The City of Roseau won't be the next Woodstock

by Jeff Olsen For those wanting to light up, get high, and just groove on mellow yellow, that won't be happening in the City of Roseau any time soon. Not legally! For those who are in constant pain...

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    August 5, 2023

Bobby made life more interesting and enjoyable

You can pick all the favorites you want. I've lived long enough and lost enough friends to know how fleeting life is. Now, Bobby has left us. His family and friends knew him way better, longer, and... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    News    August 5, 2023

Byfuglien Trucking Wins 60 and Over National Hockey Championship

Memories of a hockey legend written by Jeff Olsen, May 2012 What a team of geriatric skaters! Gordie Howe would love them. If you don't know Mr. Howe, you're too young to be reading this. Take...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 29, 2023

They aren't nameless at the 2023 ALS Walk/Run

by Jeff Olsen Late on Saturday afternoon, July 15, Jane Evans, a Type A personality with great spunk, left nothing out when walking the extra mile to benefit ALS patients, the majority who can no...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 29, 2023

Arrestee charged with possession of child pornography

by Jeff Olsen On Wednesday, Richard Magnusson, the Roseau County Fair Board Director, wasn't happy with Neil Carlson of iNewZ. "The problem is that when he first reported it, he said the guy is a...

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    July 29, 2023

Here's looking at the good life

Be quick. Who won the World Series in 1998? The Stanley Cup in 2022? The pole vault in the last Olympics? If you're looking for the answer, you won't get it here. I can't even remember who won last...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 29, 2023

At half century mark, Marie Eklund isn't a relic

by Jeff Olsen Marie Eklund, a no-nonsense gal who never mentioned if she preferred cotton candy, pronto pups or sneaking out to ride the Ferris Wheel, just celebrated a rather unusual anniversary. In...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 22, 2023

This Roseau chef has a totally captive audience

by Jeff Olsen She doesn't serve C-rations, but she does receive fan mail. Well, they are more of wish lists. Not bad for a young woman who aspired to be a veterinarian and originally hails from...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 22, 2023

A Warroad family of Good Samaritans with unusual spellings

by Jeff Olsen Meet the de Molées or the DeMolees - like in Dan DeMolee and his late brother Frederick Edgar de Molée, an Army veteran who died from pancreatic cancer in November 2020. Maybe as... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    July 22, 2023

Life is about fishing, friends and family

Last Saturday night after multiple days of stress and worry, here came a delightful call. It was Gary Przekwas, perhaps with a buzz on, who earlier that day had come charging into the winner's...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 15, 2023

Roseau is in the clover with ARPA payments

by Jeff Olsen Recently, Roseau County Coordinator Jeff Pelowski highlighted the American Recovery Program Act, ARPA), a federal program which began in 2021. It's definitely not similar to the game of...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 15, 2023

July's Big Show is Coming to Gilbertson Field

by Jeff Olsen The Roseau American Legion State Baseball Tournament has never been held this far north. In late July, it will be held at Gilbertson Field in Roseau, and the ballpark is looking...

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    July 15, 2023

Upcoming is the best week of the year

Terrific! County fairs in rural Minnesota are always the biggest draws and, with Roseau as the county seat, we draw the multitudes. Last weekend, I called Ken Wicklund, RHS Class of 1953, who's 87...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 8, 2023

He's Happy to be working in law enforcement

by Jeff Olsen Chris Skime, a 2017 graduate of Grygla-Goodridge High School, now knows that good things can come unexpectedly. "I was born and raised right here in Skime, Minnesota." He's definitely a...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 8, 2023

A Gentleman Who Touched Many Lives is Remembered

by Jeff Olsen The late Stan Kindzerski, the legendary Roseau High School choir director who taught at RHS for 38 years before retiring in 1998, will be memorialized at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19,... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    July 8, 2023

Only in America with its quirks and quarks

Beautiful! It all came back to me a few days ago reading in the national news about a couple of cohabitating cops, who escorted their three-year-old son to an actual jail cell for disciplinary...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 1, 2023

From Potholes to Rising Property Values

by Jeff Olsen Nobody likes potholes! "Damn, what was that?" is the usual response. Jack Swanson, the chairperson of the Roseau County Board of Commissioners, can attest to that. "We have heard...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 1, 2023

Meet the new agronomist in Roseau

by Jeff Olsen Emma Carlson was spotted at the main headquarters of Northern Resources Cooperative in Roseau. Shortly, she headed to her small office where the 2023 NDSU graduate was open for any and...

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    July 1, 2023

Looking at life from the blue collar side

Been to Antarctica lately? Had your breakfast in San Francisco and flown to Paris for supper? If you’ve got it, spend it! Have fun in life. Last week when they were trying to rescue the Titan, the...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    June 24, 2023

Roseau County Marks 15 Years of Treatment Courts

by Jeff Olsen Standing outside the Roseau County Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon, May 30, were the veterans of various drug and or alcohol addictions. They were enjoying a smoke before stepping into...

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    June 24, 2023

Spending time with a couple of regular guys

This is what I'll miss when I walk away from this job. It's interviewing people from different walks of life, different outlooks, and even unusual professions. I've met 'em all since the 1980s - the...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    June 17, 2023

Malung Community Center Benefit For Alex Miller is June 22

by Jeff Olsen Meet Alex, 17, a remarkable young man and the son of Malung natives, Ted and Katherine (née Nelson) Miller. Since the age of 12, Alex has been through the medical wringer as far as lead...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    June 17, 2023

Cody Olafson is Remembered As An Honored Professional

by Jeff Olsen Cody Alan Olafson, who died on May 20, 2022, while in training and nearing graduation at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick, Georgia, was honored in the nation's... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    June 17, 2023

Only in America and Italy!

I'm not the former president of the United States of America. It's never been on my bucket list. The last thing I'd ever want is to be chauffeured around by big guys on steroids standing a good foot...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    June 10, 2023

Former Times-Region Journalist Was Versatile

by Jeff Olsen Dick Melvin, the former editor, reporter and columnist for the Roseau Times-Region who served from 1992 to 1996, was tracked down recently. He was the man with a camera, a passion for...


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