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 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 20, 2018 

BC Survivors Are A Spunky Sisterhood

Only the deaf would miss out on the happy chatter along the downstairs hallway at LifeCare Medical Center in Roseau. They meet every second Tuesday of the month. "We average about seven to eight a...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 20, 2018 

RHS sophomores spend the day outdoors

It was a perfect day except for the weather a week ago Monday, October 8, at the Roseau School Forest north of Salol. Sophomore science teacher Leif Eidsmoe, who coordinated the event with the...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 13, 2018

Reflections from Roseau's Athletic Hall of Fame

At the Roseau Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Sunday afternoon at the Roseau School Theater, nobody tooted his or her own horn. They didn't need to brag since they are community legends,...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    October 13, 2018

Lord, allow me to steal just a little!

Always, I have believed that there is nothing too small to steal. Otherwise, why would they have security cameras in, of all places, hardware store aisles where there are just bolts and nuts. Why?...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 6, 2018

Gentleman Bob Bergland In His Own Words

At age 90, Roseau's own Robert Selmer Bergland, who was elected to four terms in Congress during the 1970s and then served as the Secretary of Agriculture in the Carter Administration from 1977 to 198...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    October 6, 2018

Out in Cougar Country with a lioness

Meet Francisca Saavedra, 50, originally of Santiago, Chile, who comes at life with this wonderful never-surrender-attitude, an enchanting accent, and enough spunk and talent for two continents. She's...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 29, 2018

Relay for Life was TKO'd by the weather

Just one word - miserable - best describes the annual Roseau Relay for Life, which was held at a new site - the Roseau Riverview Gazebo Park - this past Saturday. It was a shame since the park should...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 29, 2018

St. Jude Trail Riders shine again on a cloudy day

It was horse heaven last weekend at the Bemis Hill Campground in the Beltrami Island State Forest. That's the straight scoop from Darlene Danielson, who considers horse manure on her boots much like s...

 

Somebody's getting the shaft here

A week ago Thursday, I received a text which sounded interesting because it was basically the people versus the system. Unfortunately, the system invariably wins. The gal's name is Cassandra, she...

 

Rams defeat Frazee Hornets, 33-24

What's not to like about last Friday's football game on the road against the Frazee Hornets, which saw the Rams even their record at 2 & 2 and play well on offense and defense. Defensive coach Keith...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 22, 2018

These Hockey Walls Are Made For Talking

It's an impressive testament. Inside the annex at the Roseau Memorial Arena, one pertinent fact leaps out from the rows of hockey photos on the three walls: These aren't dumb jocks who could skate,...

 

It's a beautiful life on the sunny side up

If you can't laugh at life, skip over to the deeply religious column on an adjoining page so you can save your immortal soul. A few weeks ago on Saturday, August 25, I performed my first wedding and...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 15, 2018

Meet the 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

On Sunday, October 7, at 2 p.m., the Seventh Annual Roseau Athletic Hall of Fame will honor its newest inductees along with the 2001 Roseau Girls State Championship golf team. Following the...

 

You can trust me, dear!

Turn off Fox News for a moment so we can have a heart-to-heart talk. It seems that Donald Trump just can't get the respect he wants. It's bad enough that the media doesn't kowtow to his demands and...

 

Roseau senior to play in prestigious hockey game

On Wednesday, September 19, Aaron Huglen, 17, will compete in the 7th Annual USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul where he will play on one of the two teams of...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 15, 2018

Russ is running Relay for Life's Personal Marathon

On Saturday, September 22, Russell Sorenson, aka Crazy Russ, will run a full marathon from the west side of Greenbush to the Roseau Riverview Gazebo, a 26.2 mile journey. During the tens of thousands...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 8, 2018

Meet the candidates for Roseau County Attorney

In what figures to be a tight race, it will be the incumbent, Karen Foss, facing the challenger, Kristy Kjos, for Roseau County Attorney, a position that includes criminal prosecution, participation...

 

Just in case, you wanted to know

One of the annual exercises the nuns at Christ The King Catholic Grade School in south Minneapolis introduced to kick off the first day of school in the mid-1950s was to have us write about what we...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    September 1, 2018

Byfuglien Trucking wins Men's Team Title

At Oakcrest Golf Course on Wednesday evening, the crew from Byfuglien Trucking won their first ever Men's golf title by defeating the defending champion Peace Grenades, 62-58. Quite possibly, the hero...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    September 1, 2018

Czeh outlasts the sensational Jim Foss

It all came down to the title match between Will Czeh and Jim Foss on Sunday afternoon at Oakcrest Golf Course in Roseau. The tournament had started on Friday, and they were the last two men standing...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    August 18, 2018

Will Czeh is in the record books

Last week at the 86th Pine to Palm Golf Tournament in Detroit Lakes, Roseau native Will Czeh, 21, not only earned Medalist Honors over the two-day, 36-hole qualifier, but he set the all-time record...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    August 11, 2018

BT Leads 2nd Half of Men's Golf League

With just two weeks remaining in the second half of the Men's Golf League at Oakcrest in Roseau, Byfuglien Trucking, which has two thin guys and four guys who are very good eaters and belong on the...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    July 28, 2018

Chandler Mooney Earns Greco All-American Wrestling Honors

At the FargoDome a week ago Thursday and Friday, Chandler Mooney, who will be a Roseau High School senior this fall, wrestled seven matches to earn fourth place honors in the Junior Greco-Roman...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    July 28, 2018

Jeremy Byfuglien shines in Men's League

On Wednesday evening at the Oakcrest Golf Course in Roseau, Jeremy "Buff" Byfuglien, the original Buff, came charging into the winner's circle as he and Kurt Weston tied for low net honors of 29 on...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    July 28, 2018

A tip of the hat to some special people

My old man, F.R. "Bob" Olsen, now dead a half century, had any number of dislikes - mostly women drivers and snoopy elderly neighborhood dames, all of whom he called "old battleaxes." Well, I like...

 

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