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 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    October 8, 2022

An honor for two lads representing Team USA

by Jeff Olsen Warroad's Carson Pilgrim and Hampton Slukynsky are pretty low key about their remarkable summer in which they represented America in international hockey competition. One stayed in the...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 8, 2022

These Cowgirls Get the Funds for St. Jude's

by Jeff Olsen Darlene Danielson didn't need a weatherman to know that her annual St. Jude Trail Ride fundraiser at Bemis Hill on Saturday, September 24, wasn't going to be high and dry. It was...

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    October 8, 2022

Life's interesting sports characters and more

On Monday, a lousy day since there are better things to do than sitting here trying to write, the phone rang. This bloke began singing "Happy Birthday to me! Happy Birthday to me!" He had turned 80...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 1, 2022

Local World War II Veteran defines Longevity and the Good Life

by Jeff Olsen Karl Karlsson, a fine Swede and Salol native and former Stafford farmer, who also was a cattleman and later a Lutheran Brotherhood insurance agent, was spotted in Apartment 211 at the Wa... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 1, 2022

Retired Roseau Baseball Coach Honored At Twins Game

by Jeff Olsen Tracey Wensloff was right where he wanted to be on Sunday afternoon. He was at Target Field in Minneapolis rooting for the Minnesota Twins, accompanied by his bride, Kate, and relatives...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 1, 2022

A trip of a lifetime and no C-Rations

by Jeff Olsen Take two old guys, still in pretty good shape, put them on a flight to Washington, D.C., and let them step into history. That's how it felt for two local veterans, brothers Jim and Jack...

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    October 1, 2022

This week's highest peaks to the lowest valleys

On Sunday morning, I was at Mass, a very rare occurrence since I left Catholicism and religion in the rearview mirror sixty years ago. Still, I remember an old nun putting the fear of hell in us back...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 24, 2022

Eleven01 Apartment Complex Is A Big Plus for Roseau

by Jeff Olsen Roseau Mayor Dan Fabian, a tall man never short on words or an appreciation of a great team effort to build more affordable housing in the city, spoke at the grand opening of Eleven01...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 24, 2022

Another Fine Feed by Your Friendly Local Firefighters

by Jeff Olsen On Sunday, Mark Wilson, a member of the Roseau Volunteer Fire Department who's in charge of all things related to numbers and finances, pronounced the Saturday evening community...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 24, 2022

These gals don't take a backseat to anyone

by Jeff Olsen Amy Olson, a 2010 Roseau High School graduate and three-sport athlete, likes challenging herself. For the Twin Cities resident, the tougher the better. On Saturday, September 10, Amy... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 24, 2022

Just like a Rambling Rose From Faraway Roseau

by Jeff Olsen Kynslee Rose earned Player of the Game honors in the opening game of the Fall Classic at the Bloomington Ice Gardens in the Twin Cities last weekend. The Roseau fifth grader scored the... Full story


Looking at the news is always a learning experience

Finding an inspiration to get this column written weekly without resorting to strong drink is always a challenge. Then, something turns up. Remember when you were a kid and the teacher required that...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 17, 2022


In late August, Martin "Marty" Howes, the Roseau County Veterans Service Officer, walked out of his small office at the Roseau County Courthouse and headed out the back door. He walked briskly,...


With Oakcrest's hole in one twosome

At 24, Quinn Tangen hasn't fallen too far from the tree. He scored a hole in one on Friday, September 2, at Oakcrest Golf Course in Roseau. "I was golfing with my dad, Jason," he said, recalling the...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 17, 2022

This Little Foster Grandparent Is Making a Big Difference

Joyce Hulst began volunteering as a foster grandparent in the Roseau Elementary School in 2008. It was almost 12 years later when Covid put a halt to her dedication in kindergarten classrooms. "Last...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 17, 2022

Off the beaten path with a stellar and unique lady

On Labor Day Sunday, Kierah Jenson stepped out of her car in the Beltrami Island State Forest and looked like she belonged. She stands out even among the jack pines. She's tall, graceful, athletic,...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 10, 2022

Don't Pass Up Saturday's Firemen's Banquet in Roseau

by Jeff Olsen Let's cut to the chase. The Roseau volunteer firemen are occasionally a homely lot, but they're our hometown heroes, much like a bunch of Marines following a firefight. They almost walk... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 10, 2022

Local Hockey Players See Valuable Ice Time

by Jeff Olsen Last Friday and Saturday, six Roseau girls competed in an elite hockey tournament in Pittsburgh while seeing action in four games over the two-day event. They played in two arenas - the...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 10, 2022

Meet the new Roseau County Deputy Sheriff

by Jeff Olsen Tyson Monsrud isn't really a rookie with the Roseau County Sheriff's Department. Since the fall of 2019, he's been a jailer while attending Northland Community & Technical College...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 10, 2022

Singer and Songwriter Gabbie Johnson Is Happily Transitioning

by Jeff Olsen Harvey Johnson was spotted at his business, D & E, in Roseau, and was asked about his daughter's singing career in Nashville, Tennessee. Harvey smiled. Roseau is 1,279 miles from Nas...


Schools should be teaching a special class

The toughest thing you will ever do is get married. And stay married! It's bothersome when we send wedding gifts and, several years later, we find out that they have split. I've always wondered which...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 3, 2022

Meet the Candidates for the Roseau School Board

by Jeff Olsen A total of four candidates filed for the three open seats with incumbent Tim Fugleberg choosing not to refile. The filing fee was $2 for the opportunity to serve the school district.... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 3, 2022

Golfers Foss, Wensloff and LaPlante are repeat winners at Oakcrest

by Jeff Olsen It was the social event of the season at Oakcrest Golf Course this past weekend with annual bragging rights on the line. The PGA probably would have cancelled Sunday's grand finale. But...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 3, 2022

Here's A lad With a very unique nickname

by Jeff Olsen The kid was hard at work, and nobody was around making sure he was. His name, he said, is Justice Ambrose. He's 13 and is going places in life. He was bagging corn cobs just off Highway... Full story


Time to punch in and go to work

Happy Labor Day, all you scamps, scalawags, preachers, poachers, politicians, grifters, and ordinary working stiffs. Weekly, Carrie Johnson, my remarkable proofreader who doesn't share any of my...


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