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 By Laurel Latham    News    June 15, 2019 

Beer Without Borders

The old fire hall along the banks of the Warroad River is once again serving the Warroad community. This time as the location of Lake of the Woods Brewing Company, which recently opened their doors... Full story

 By Laurel Latham    News    May 25, 2019

Rachel bubbles over with enthusiasm

"My journey with Girl Scouts started in 2006 when I was in Kindergarten. Once I learned I received badges for the skills I acquired, I was hooked! After a year of being a Daisy, I knew Girl Scouts...

 By Laurel Latham    News    April 13, 2019

National Library Week

by Laurel Latham Oh for a book and a shady nook, Either indoors or out, With the green leaves whispering overhead, or the street cries all about. Where I may read at all my ease, both of the new and o...

 By Laurel Latham    News    January 19, 2019

The Doggie dorm & Spa

Before designing and building The Doggie Dorm & Spa, Lisa Byfuglien did her research. "I wanted to have the very best kennel possible," explained Lisa. "First I visited several dog kennels to see...


Christmas Dinner

There is absolutely no reason for anyone to eat Christmas dinner alone! Once again the Eagles Aerie & Auxiliary have a delicious menu planned for this year’s Don’t Have Christmas Alone dinner at Four Seasons Senior Center in Roseau. “Four...

 By Laurel Latham    News    December 1, 2018

Your opinion is needed on 911 signs in Roseau County

It's called the golden hour; the hour immediately following a medical emergency or traumatic injury in which medical treatment to prevent irreversible internal damage and optimize the chance of...


Hunting is a family affair for the coles

It was a cool dark morning the first day of opening deer season when Kelly Cole made his way to his deer stand south of Swift. "There was an east wind, so deer had to walk into the wind when...

 By Laurel Latham    News    November 3, 2018

The Indoor christmas tree walk

With Christmas just over seven weeks away, Britt Dahl, Director/Curator at the Roseau County Museum, is encouraging businesses, organizations and groups, as well as all interested individuals, to register for the third annual Indoor Christmas Tree...

 By Laurel Latham    News    October 13, 2018

Dave Erickson and Summertime Dropouts

Fans of pop-punk band Summertime Dropouts, whose lead singer is RHS Class of 2007 graduate Dave Erickson, will be pleased to hear their favorite band has inspired a feature film by the same name. Summ...

 By Laurel Latham    News    October 6, 2018

Okeson and Curious Cat Books

Taylor Okeson's love of books started at a very young age. "My parents told me that when I was little and they couldn't find me, they knew to look in the closet where I had my stack of books and...

 By Laurel Latham    News    August 25, 2018

George Bjerk retires from RFD

"My dad, Larry, was a volunteer firefighter with Roseau Fire Department, so I grew up with the fire department," explained George Bjerk. "Dad joined in 1966, was Assistant Fire Chief 79-81, Fire...

 By Laurel Latham    News    August 18, 2018


A.J. Edwards has a passion for teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a martial art and combat sport system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the number one self-defense...

 By Laurel Latham    News    August 11, 2018

LOTW app guides to historical locations

When Joe Laurin began working in the Engineering Department at Polaris Industries twenty-nine years ago, he expected to stay in northern Minnesota less than five years. Then something unexpected...

 By Laurel Latham    News    August 4, 2018

Minnesota Reading and math tutors making a difference

Minnesota Reading Corps and Math Corps are looking for a few hundred more openings for tutors throughout the state.   "One in three third graders struggle with reading proficiency and nearly one-half of Minnesota eighth grade students aren't...

 By Laurel Latham    News    July 28, 2018

Another Fabulous fair in Roseau County

"We had good attendance at the Roseau County Fair this year," said Richard Magnusson, Roseau County Fair Board Secretary. "Attendance is always based on the weather and the weather cooperated this...

 By Laurel Latham    News    July 28, 2018

Racing Pigs Love Oreo Cookies

"Three years ago we opened for Tim McGraw's outdoor concert in Nashville along with Twiggy the water skiing squirrel, a dog show and magic act," said Gary Dauer. " We have been to fairs, festivals...

 By Laurel Latham    News    July 21, 2018

Community Garden Has Multiple Benefits

"Even in rural America, gardening is becoming a lost art," said Kristina Kaml, Health & Nutrition Programs SNAP-ED educator, University of Minnesota Extension, Roseau. "Minnesota is trying to...

 By Laurel Latham    News    July 14, 2018

Chuck's Wagon 40th Roseau County Fair

At six years old, Chuck Erickson got his first experience working at the Roseau County Fair. "Our next door neighbors, Vernon and Eileen Grand, had a popcorn wagon at the fair," Chuck recalled. "They...

 By Laurel Latham    News    June 30, 2018

Pop's Old-Fashioned Kettle-corn & lemonade

Paul Nugent was two thousand miles from Roseau when the idea first came to him. "Last September I decided I wanted to go somewhere warm for the winter, so I bought a fifth wheel Scamp camper and headed south with my dog Nelly," explained Paul. "I...

 By Laurel Latham    News    June 23, 2018

Eldyne's Little Library; A book lovers exchange

There are several Little Free Library Exchanges throughout the U.S. and now thanks to the Erickson family, Roseau also has a Little Free Library located on the corner next to Quilt S'more, across High...

 By Laurel Latham    News    June 16, 2018

Four Seasons Senior Center Roof Gets new shingles

Brent Walsh and the crew of Walsh Construction of Badger have been working fast and furiously between rain showers to put a new roof on the Four Seasons Senior Center in Roseau. "There are just so...

 By Laurel Latham    News    June 9, 2018

En Liten Svensk Shoppe Celebrates Scandinavian Traditions

"Every day is like a mini-reunion since En Liten Svensk (A Little Swedish) Shoppe opened on May 18th," exclaimed Sarah Meisinger. "I haven't lived in the Roseau area in twenty-seven years and I don't...

 By Laurel Latham    News    June 2, 2018

Charlie Starren Receives Apple Award at Retirement Party

It was April 1972 when Charlie Starren began driving school bus for Roseau School District 682. "I was only twenty-one when I started substitute driving Gordon Halverson's route," said Charlie. "He...

 By Laurel Latham    News    May 26, 2018

New Firetruck Arrives

Custom built by Custom Fire Apparatus, a leading manufacturer of fire trucks and apparatus, the new truck has finally arrived at Roseau Fire Department and it's a beauty. Features include a custom...

 By Laurel Latham    News    May 19, 2018

Stomp Out Cancer 5K Walk Run

“Cancer affects all of us one way or another,” said Liz Madley, Marketing Specialist at Border State Bank. “We have either loved, met, lived with or known someone who has had to fight the awful battle and as of right now there are no cures. Hav...


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