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Articles from the February 18, 2023 edition


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  • All Star Brock Nelson Wins Accuracy Competition

    Laurel Latham|Feb 18, 2023

    by Laurel Latham When Brock Nelson came out on top of the Honda NHL Accuracy Shooting Competition on Feb. 3rd in Sunrise, Florida, his family was among the spectators in the stands cheering him on. Brock's wife, Karley, their two oldest children, Beckett 4, and Addalyn 3, Karley's dad John, Brock's mom Jeri, Jeri's husband Ed, Brock's brother Blayke and Grandpa Billy Christian were thrilled to watch him win! Brock and Karley's younger children Cullen 1, and Nellie 4 months, and Karley's mom...

  • Where were you during the Fractious Sixties?

    Jeff Olsen|Feb 18, 2023

    by Jeff Olsen "Hell no, we won't go!" - chants of anti-war protesters during the Vietnam War in the 1960s It was a time of unrest and mayhem, particularly in the big cities and universities, but not in rural America. For healthy young men ages 19 to 26 and especially high school seniors, the military draft hung over their heads like a two-ton anvil. Some dodged it, some were conscientious objectors, others claimed they were homosexuals, and still others paid doctors to find the right medical ali...

  • From Roseau to Wyoming With An Unusual Twist

    Jeff Olsen|Feb 18, 2023

    by Jeff Olsen There are any number of outdoor activities that Morgan (née Anderson) Rhodes, 25, shines at. One is hunting big game, another is shooting trap and, right up there at the very top, is riding snowmobiles. For a while, she had been a test driver for Polaris. She laughed when recalling her most unexpected setback in early February. Just before Groundhog Day, Morgan wasn't toting her hunting rifle. Instead, she was riding a Polaris in deep snow and, no, she wasn't swept away in an...

  • Emily Baugher Insurance - A Farmers Union Agency

    Jodi Wojciechowski|Feb 18, 2023

    by Jodi Wojciechowski Emily Baugher is the new owner of the local Farmers Union Agency. A big welcome to the newest Independent Insurance Agent assisting individuals, families, businesses and farms helping to protect what matters most to them. Emily purchased Farmers Union Agency, formerly located at Citizens State Bank, and renamed it Emily Baugher Insurance - A Farmers Union Agency. "Knowing Steve was looking at retirement and that Farmers Union Insurance would need a replacement it spark a... Full story

  • Write On: My Reading Story by Samuel Gross

    Feb 18, 2023

    Essay by: Samuel Gross Roseau Community School Mrs. Didrikson, College Writing My reading journey began in my grandparent's spare bedroom as my grandma read What Are You Doing In My Bed for the fifth night in a row. Something about the way she told the story made me want to hear it again and again. It is the earliest book I can recall reading. A few years went by before I did any serious reading, which is when I read my first novel outside of school. It was Maze of Bones from the 39 Clues book...

  • Blessed by a Mop Handle

    Julie Elick|Feb 18, 2023

    I woke up Monday morning with a crazy foot situation. My left ankle was swollen, so swollen I couldn't step on my foot, trying to walk on my toes was excruciating. I had a bandana near by, so I strapped the bandana around my ankle for support. Hanging onto the side of the bed, I slowly hobbled over to the stairway where I had a small mop in a bucket. (I had left it by the stairway to remind myself that the rest of the basement floor needed mopping.) I grabbed the mop and used its handle as a wal... Full story

  • So, you had to stay home and miss it

    Jeff Olsen|Feb 18, 2023

    Here's my everyman's take on the Super Bowl. It's always better on TV. Sure, you wanted to be there in person and holding bragging rights that you were at State Farm Stadium last Sunday in Glendale, Arizona. I now need to find someone from Roseau County who attended this Super Bowl - whatever the Roman Numeral. They'll go front page in this rag. Ever been to a big event and develop a tremendous thirst? Well, at this year's Super Bowl, you paid $17.50 for a single Bud Light. You wanted a hotdog,...

  • I was Spoiled on Valentine's Day

    Jodi Wojciechowski|Feb 18, 2023

    It's hard to believe Valentine's Day has already come and gone. I think the weather this winter has my brain mixed up on what month it is or my mom was right back in the day when she told me that time flies the older you get! I was pleasantly surprised this year on Valentine's Day and I received two flower arrangements! I may have felt a bit spoiled. Kyle actually remembered it was Valentine's Day which was huge all by itself, but to have flowers delivered was SUPER HUGE! He even remembered I l...

  • Another Superbowl with Let Downs

    Sheldon Larson|Feb 18, 2023

    The Super Bowl is now a done deal until next year. It seems that in today’s sports world whether football, hockey or whatever sport, when the teams are well matched the game is decided by a ref’s call. #57 was just another example. The Eagles on paper were maybe a slight favorite. Mahomes is quite a force even on a leg and a half. The game was one of the best in the history of the Super Bowl. With thirty cameras taking video from every angle imaginable it should be impossible to make a bad call. This old farmer is in no way qualified to judge a...

  • Division Is Never The Answer

    Arlette Pearson|Feb 18, 2023

    I believe in freedom of speech. It is one of the gifts we as Americans have. But I also feel that we, as Americans, have the responsibility to respect that gift with a conscientious mind on how it will affect our society. It is only fitting that we do so, to honor the young men and women who gave their lives so Americans could retain the rights we are afforded. I have been reading Sheldon Larson’s letters to the editor in the Roseau Times- Region newspaper. He has some interesting views to say the least. But his Postscripts have made me sad a...

  • In Regards To Roger Hites Letter

    Feb 18, 2023

    This letter is in regards to the letter written by Roger (Jimmy) Hites, Jr. a couple of weeks ago. Jimmy’s father Roger Hites, Sr. hired me to be his caregiver the day he had his accident on August 26, 2022. I was to care for him and be available to him 24/7 even while he was in the hospital and rehab. In Jimmy’s letter he sent a copy of the police report which was published to show the series of events that tragic day. Also, in that report it stated I had stolen $10,000 from Roger. That is a false accusation! The day after I quit working for... Full story

  • Report Finds Major Errors, Budget Concerns In Roseau Lake Project Estimates

    Feb 18, 2023

    A new report shows major errors made by the Roseau River Watershed District (RRWD) and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in their modeling of the proposed Roseau Lake Project. The report- which was commissioned by the Institute for Justice (IJ) and conducted by Voight Consultants, LCC- finds the initial models underestimated the price of the project by at least $2.4 million and that major miscalculations were made regarding the flooding risk the project poses to nearby properties. The Roseau Lake Project, which would hold water in Roseau...

  • Jesus Changes The Direction Of Our Lives

    Pastor Joe Elick 1940-2021|Feb 18, 2023

    The title of this message could be On the Move With Jesus. As I was studying this Scripture another title came to mind: Joseph and the stop and go angel. (The angel who tells him when to move ahead and when to stop in God’s plan for his life). First of all, receiving Jesus changes the direction of our lives. When we receive Jesus into our lives, God begins to lead us into the ways of righteousness (or “right-wiseness”). He begins to change the direction of our lives. This begins when we say ...

  • Bruce Alan Amsbaugh, 68

    Feb 18, 2023

    Grygla- Bruce Alan Amsbaugh, 68, passed away January 13, 2023. Bruce was born in Williston, N.D. to Loyd E. and Temple Mae Amsbaugh (Kennedy) of Springbrook, N.D., where he first learned to appreciate the soil and the great outdoors. He was baptized and later confirmed at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church. Bruce graduated from Williston High School class in 1972, studied diesel mechanics at NDSSS, Wahpeton, N.D., and worked for a local lumber yard, but his heart was in farming with his father. In...

  • Steven Benedict Pavek, 65

    Feb 18, 2023

    Audubon- Steven Benedict Pavek, 65, of Audubon, passed away Monday, February 6, 2023, at Essentia St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes with his devoted wife of 43 years by his side. Steve was born on May 14, 1957, in Detroit Lakes, to J. Lloyd and Marilyn Joyce (Bement) Pavek. He grew up in Waubun, with his 11 siblings, where he was a standout athlete at Waubun High School in football, basketball, tennis, track-and-field and cross-country, graduating in 1975. He pursued undergraduate studies in...

  • James D. Bishop, 77

    Feb 18, 2023

    Warroad- James "Jim" Donald Bishop passed away peacefully at LifeCare Medical Center in Roseau with his wife, Marlene, by his side. Jim was born in Fargo, N.D. on June 6, 1945 to Floyd and Alvina Bishop. He grew up in Long Prairie. He went to a country school in Clotho and he attended high school in Long Prairie. He was an outdoor enthusiast from a young age. As a young adult, he moved to Argyle, where he was a bus driver for St. Rose Catholic School. He worked at Hubert's Standard Gas Station...

  • Celebration of Life • Gregory "Greg" Brown, 75

    Feb 18, 2023

    Gregory "Greg" Brown It is with heavy hearts we say goodbye to Greg Brown, age 75. Greg passed away on February 12, 2023. A Celebration of Life will be held for Greg on Saturday, February 18 at 1:00 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 475 Zippel Ave. Williams, MN. Complete obituary to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the DAV: Disabled American Veterans Address for memorials/cards: Betsy Brown 477 65th Ave SW Williams, MN 56686...

  • Timothy J. Miovac, 66

    Feb 18, 2023

    Baudette- Shortly after midnight on Monday, December 19, 2022, Timothy J. Miovac, beloved son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend, passed away with his brother by his side. He was 66 years old. Born in Lynwood, Calif., Tim grew up in the Orange County area of Southern California. When he was little he tried to help his daddy by using the garden hose to fill up the gas tank on his car. At the age of 7 he survived viral meningitis and later the usual childhood diseases. Juvenile rheumatoid...

  • Danielle Byfuglien receives Top Staffing Honors

    Laurel Latham|Feb 18, 2023

    by Laurel Latham On Tuesday January 24, at the World Staffing Summit, Danielle Byfuglien was presented with a certificate declaring her "Third Top Staffing Leader to Watch in 2023." "It's quite an honor," said Danielle. "Number one and two are Chief Financial Officers who have teams assisting with networking. I only have me working from home in Fox, Ross Township. When I tell other staffers just how far north in Minnesota I live, they are in disbelief." The World Staffing Summit is the world's... Full story

  • Lady Rams Skate Through Quarters, Semis, Look To Finals

    Pat Garry|Feb 18, 2023

    Submitted by Pat Garry, Sports Writer It was a veritable playoffs “sweeps” week for the Roseau hockey girls. On Tuesday, February 7, the girls flew by Buffalo, 4-0, in the Section 8AA quarterfinals at Rams Sports Center. Saturday’s action saw the Lady Rams take out Alexandria, 3-1, at the Rams Sports Center, in the Section 8AA semifinals. Next on Roseau’s slate is a Wednesday, February 15 showdown versus Moorhead, at Ralph Engelstad Arena, for the Section 8AA Championship. Buffalo Game Scoring by periods: Buffalo: 0, 0, 0; Roseau: 0, 2, 2; S...

  • Rams Hockey Boys Split The Week

    Pat Garry|Feb 18, 2023

    Submitted by Pat Garry, Sports Writer The Roseau boys hockey bunch won a game and lost a game last week. On Monday, February 6, the Rams toppled Thief River Falls, 3-0, at Ralph Engelstad Arena. The boys’ Thursday game resulted in a 7-4 loss to a tough Grand Forks Red River squad, at Roseau Memorial Arena. Rams now sit at 14-8-1 on the year. TRF Game Scoring by periods: Roseau: 0, 1, 2; TRF: 0, 0, 0; Shots on goal favored Roseau, 52-16; Rams Individual Scoring: Preston Lundbohm, 2 assists; Jake Halvorson, 1 goal, 1 assist; Noah Urness, 2 g...

  • Warroad Hockey Ladies Win Section 8A Semis

    Pat Garry|Feb 18, 2023

    Submitted by Pat Garry, Sports Writer Rolling through the Section 8A semifinals on Saturday, February 11, the Lady Warriors toppled East Grand Forks, 9-2, at the Gardens in Warroad. Next up for the Warroad girls is a February 16 matchup versus Crookston, at the Gardens, for the Section 8A Championship. EGF Game Power Plays: Warroad, 3-4; EGF, 1-5; Penalties: Warroad, 12 minutes on 6 infractions; EGF, 8 minutes on 4 infractions; Scoring by periods: Warroad: 4, 1, 4; EGF: 1, 0, 1; Shots on goal favored Warroad, 56-6; Warroad Individual Scoring:... Full story

  • Warrior Boys Powering-Up As Playoffs Loom

    Pat Garry|Feb 18, 2023

    Submitted by Pat Garry, Sports Writer The Warroad hockey boys, now 24-0-0 on the season, enjoyed another “sweeps” week recently. On Monday, February 6, the Warriors outlasted East Grand Forks, 4-2, at EGF Civic Arena. Tuesday’s results were Warroad 3, East Grand Forks 2, this time at the Gardens Arena. The Warroad boys wrapped-up the week on Thursday, with a dominating 8-0 victory over Bemidji, at Bemidji Community Arena. One regular season game remains for the Warriors, Saturday, February 18, at Sartell-St. Stephen. EGF Game 1 Scoring by pe...