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 By Shelly Nelson    Opinion    October 1, 2022 

THE WINS!

So this week I want to talk about the ‘aha’ moments we as parents have that can make us stop feeling like we are doing everything wrong and are failing as a parent. Talk about the ones that should make us take a deep breath, smile and be OK with...

 

Social Media

So this column reflects on the initial reason for bringing back my column in a new world. When I started my column years ago, “A Mom Thing” was about life with a real little. A little 4 year old and the challenges of life with her at that age, at...

 

These are Different Times

The state of our world is scary for us as adults, much less our children. With the constant access to social media, our kids know way more about it than you or I would care for them to. Just this...

 

Government Island Reclaimed

by Shelly Nelson In an event held by the Warroad Community Development team, partnered with the City of Warroad, the beginning of the reclaiming of "Government Island" began on August 30, 2022. Where/...

 

Summer is ending

Last week of Freedom! This is the last week our littles get to be littles before the reality of screen time, phones, sleepovers and the fun of summer have to be reigned in. We then launch into the...

 

You Got This...

So this one is closer to my heart than any in the tween journey I have had so far. It is the one that tugs at heartstrings. I was that kid. The chunky one, plus the one who grew up in a world where...

 

Roseau County has some real "Super kids"

There is no doubt in any Roseau County residents' mind that there are some pretty amazing kids out there! Students in our local schools who are dedicated to their academic success, while still...

 

The Gift of Giving

The season is upon us. Black Friday is looming just around the corner. Santa letters are being written, and Holiday music may have already begun at your home. As I read my daughter’s Santa letter and saw her ask for a real hamster, a puppy and a...

 
 By Shelly Nelson    News    November 4, 2017

Overcoming challenges and inspiring others

It is amazing the interesting people we can encounter while traveling if we just make an effort to really see them. One such person whom is making an impact on many in Winnipeg, MB is Jordan...

 

Daddy's Girl

I do not know for certain that any father can fully grasp the effect he has on his little girl. Trust me dads, you have one of the largest impacts on your daughter’s life. My daughter is blessed to have such an involved and caring father. Her dad...

 
 By Shelly Nelson    News    October 21, 2017

Roseau County has ITS own living, breathing history books

One of these living, breathing, walking history books with the most extensive, personal collection of Roseau County histor is Irene Olson. You see, Irene takes the history of the county about as...

 

Strength vs. Weakness

“You feel too much.” “You cry too much.” “You care too much.” These are familiar words spoken to individuals who are overly empathetic. Then there are those that are naturally smiley, energetic and happy. They may hear these phrases:...

 
 By Shelly Nelson    News    October 14, 2017

Nothing like a well-deserved trophy

So, you hunt, your whole life. You know your goal. The one to send to the local paper. Not many of us get to fulfill that goal. But Jan Johnson can do just that. You see, he saw it in his trail cam....

 

Don't Forget the Babies Lost on October 15th

Some of us dream of having a baby, being a mother or father. Some of us come upon it by accident. No matter what the circumstance, October 15th is a day to celebrate the little ones lost. Some were...

 
 By Shelly Nelson    News    October 7, 2017

Did my child, my life, get to school safely today?

How often do we ask ourselves this question? Probably not often. How often do our children's bus drivers ask themselves if all the students got home safely? Every single day. There are not enough bus...

 

Off to Parent/Teachers Conferences...GULP

So, you know they are coming. The day you get to hear how your precious little one is performing daily at school. How exciting. Or is it? It should be. You should be so confident to walk in there and hear all the amazing-ness that is your child. You...

 

Assembly Operators Own our success!

You will hear this often from Danielle Byfuglien, Staff Performance Manager for ResourceMFG- the sole hiring consultant for Polaris Industries, in Roseau. Danielle is the first face that people will...

 

So, Kids, Mom is sick...

What mom is trying to say: “So kids, mom is sick. I am hoping that tonight you can please be sure that you take care of the things mommy knows you can do for yourself. Mommy knows you are such big kids, you will be able to make sure and get your...

 

Staying right sid e up when everything is upside down

Lifecare Medical Center's Health4Life team will be hosting a community wellness speaker, Linda Larsen, on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Roseau Community School theatre. This is a free event and...

 

Date Night

I know, many of you just laughed out loud. What is a date night? Or you may have even thought to yourself “are you kidding, if I have a night with no kids, I am getting in the bath with aromatherapy bubbles and bath salts, an enjoyable book, and no...

 

Walk to remember for those who cannot

by Shelly Nelson There are no words to describe the moment a loved one, much less yourself, is diagnosed with Alzheimer's or dementia. This is something sisters Paula Peterson and Jill Wulff know all...

 

BFF Material, or Trouble Making Duo?

So, for the first years of our child’s life, we pretty much control their “friend list”. Who they associate with and when. Usually this list involves our friends’ children. If we love the parent, surely my kid will love theirs, right? Then...

 

Bear Down!

World Class bear hunting right out your backdoor! (Or at least within a few short miles of it!) We really do live in one of the most amazing places of this great country! Blooming Valley Outfitters,...

 

Learn to say No, I can't, or not Today

It's in a woman's nature to always say "yes", "OK", I will make it work, "I got this". I even preach this in my column sometimes. Well, this week's column is short and sweet. Say "no". Say "not...

 

Can you help shape the future of Roseau youth?

Americorps Minnesota is still looking for math and reading tutors for the 2017-2018 school year. At the time of interview there were still eight tutors that were needed and they are vital in order for...

 

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