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 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    May 18, 2019 

A note to all the esteemed graduates

Please celebrate royally and then get back down to earth. Yes, there's lots of hoopla and photo ops on graduation day, but remember that commencement is just the beginning - whether you've just...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    May 11, 2019

Salol First Lutheran Church Celebrates the Century Mark

It's a unique church in the little town of Salol, Minnesota, where the immigrants first arrived from Ormsjo, Sweden, at the turn of the 20th Century and put down roots. There are still gravel roads...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    May 11, 2019

Tom Jerome is Roseau's New School Superintendent

At a noon special meeting on Wednesday in the Roseau School Boardroom, Tom Jerome was approved by the Roseau School Board as the successor to Larry Guggisberg, the long-serving Roseau School...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    May 11, 2019

Mom liked me the least!

Let's be honest this Mother's Day. I have a brother and two sisters, Barb and Katie, and they were wonderful to Mom. It will cause considerable consternation among some of them, but I must say it....

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    May 11, 2019

Girl Golfers are swinging away

On Wednesday, the Lady Rams played in Bemidji at the Town & Country Club in a 16-team field that saw Park Christian of Moorhead win top honors with 354, followed by Fergus Falls (367), and BGMR...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    May 4, 2019

Meet a young lady with plenty of Pizazz

If the sun isn't shining or you're just having a bad day, Roseau High School senior Paetyn Jo Spilde, 17, lights up even the darkest times. "She's just a cool girl," says Assistant RHS Principal...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    May 4, 2019

With a soft spot for the old vets

The best line I ever heard was when my pal, Jeff Dolan, now permanently deceased, and I were waiting for the draft to grab us in late 1965. Those were the best of times. We were shooting pool in our f...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    May 4, 2019

D-Day Memorial Jump into Normandy, France

This coming June will mark the 75th Anniversary of the Allied Invasion of Normandy, most commonly referred to as D-Day. June 6th, 1944 saw what was arguably the largest military invasion in world...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    April 27, 2019

County Board approves biggest highway contract

At the Roseau County Board meeting on Tuesday morning, the commissioners unanimously approved a multimillion dollar road construction project. "Knife River Materials out of Bemidji was the low bidder....

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    April 27, 2019

Take Me Out To A Relaxing Ball Game

A week ago Wednesday, Matt and Kari Millner of rural Roseau joined their daughter, Madison Swanson, in Seattle to watch her husband, Erik, 25, a righthanded pitcher, start in his first Major League...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    April 27, 2019

At the Roseau DMV, she has the best ride in town

On Monday, Jodi Ziska, who knows more about people's vehicles, trailers and fishing vessels, rolled up and down the counter by just moving one or two fingers. She was seated in her Jazzy Air...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    April 20, 2019

MR. PELOWSKI GOES TO WASHINGTON!

by Jeff Olsen Mayor Jeff Pelowski remembers previous trips to Washington, D.C., and how he thought a meeting had gone well but then it hadn't. His latest meeting on Wednesday, April 10, involved a con...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    April 20, 2019

Ms. Borowicz is Miss Minnesota Basketball

by Jeff Olsen Kacie Borowicz, the Roseau High School senior and dynamo on the basketball court, who along with her teammates, two sisters and coaches provided the greatest state tournament run in the...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    April 20, 2019

Here's one fan who never saw her play

With regret, I wish I had. So, I had to meet the girl. Sure, I've written about the girls basketball team on special occasions, like after they won the state title in 2017 and whenever one of them...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    April 13, 2019

Joe's a blue-collar, working-class kid

by Jeff Olsen Joseph "Joe" VanDeHey, 18, has the look of an Army recruit, meaning he's got some rough spots, is in no way angelic, has been a frequent visitor to the principal's office, but he can...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    April 13, 2019

Making your exit in literary style!

Always, I read obituaries with a grain of salt. Mostly, it's that standard line in almost every obit: "Survived by loving wife (or devoted husband)." Why not the following? "We battled for years and...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    April 6, 2019

Warroad City Cop Charged With Three Felonies

On Monday, April 1, 2019, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) arrested and booked Joshua Matthew Demmerly at the Roseau County Detention Center. At 10:42 a.m. on Wednesday, Mr. Demmerly, 29, was...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    April 6, 2019

Roseau City Council Honors City Crew

At the Roseau City Council meeting on Monday evening, Mayor Jeff Pelowski and the Roseau City Council set aside time to honor some gents who make the City of Roseau the touch of class that is....

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    April 6, 2019

It was Puck Heaven during Coach Ole's Memorial Tournament

For a moment on Friday afternoon during the 7th Annual Bruce Olson Old Timers Hockey Tournament, it appeared that one of Butch Cassidy's bearded gang members was out on the ice, skating with ease...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    March 30, 2019

Pete and Bon Bon Bring Smiles To The Deserving

Ryan "Pete" Petersburg and Scott "Bon Bon" Baumgartner just might be the Outdoor Adventure Foundation's most unique twosome. Recently, they hosted a couple of sons and their dads who had a blast up...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    March 30, 2019

Roseau Varsity Wrestlers Are Honored

Hard work and talent, along with true grit, were recognized last Sunday evening at the Roseau City Center as head coach Aaron Rose and his assistant coaches, Tony Jenson and Scott Mooney, highlighted...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    March 23, 2019

The future Man in Blue Stands Out

Even before Cody Vonasek, a Roseau High School senior, was called to the Principal's Office on Monday, he was being touted as a definite blue chipper. In other words, he's top shelf, and RHS...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    March 23, 2019

There's nothing wrong with going to Dunwoody

The rich are different. They're big on status, their private country clubs, and the universities their kids attend. "Did you hear that my Alfie is attending Georgetown?" a snooty dame chirps in as an...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    March 16, 2019

How to retire early and live easy!

Terrific! Uncle Sam is out to catch disability cheats, and it can't come soon enough. In Sunday's New York Times, it was reported as follows: In its budget request to Congress last year, Social...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    March 9, 2019

Max Wilson is a semifinalist in State GeoBee

Earlier this week, Max Wilson, the son of Mark and Aimee Wilson and an eighth grader at Roseau High School, was notified that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2019 National...

 

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