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  • Warroad Lions Winter Wings

    Laurel Latham|Feb 29, 2020

    The weather cooperated with blue skies and sunshine for the Warroad Lions 42nd Annual Ski Plane Fly-in & Breakfast on Sunday, February 23rd, at the Warroad American Legion from 8 a.m. to noon. "There were 206 breakfasts of pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage served," reported Lion's member Dave Paulson. "The Boy Scouts bused tables and the Girl Scouts sold cookies. Fourteen planes landed on the river, twelve ski planes and two wheel planes, with another three wheel planes landing at the airport...

  • Chef Jonathan Zayas

    Jodi Wojciechowski|Feb 29, 2020

    If you are a member of the Roseau Civic and Commerce and attended either the Annual Meeting or the recent Business After Hours, you have had the pleasure of Chef Jonathan Zayas' Puerto Rican cuisine. "I've had a passion for cooking since I was about 8," Jonathan said. He was self taught. "It is something I learned by burning and oversalting a lot of food!", he said with a chuckle. Jonathan was born and raised in New York City until middle school. Then the family moved back to Puerto Rico....

  • Roseau's Betty Wold is one special Octogenarian

    Jeff Olsen|Feb 29, 2020

    by Jeff Olsen She sat in her small kitchen, which was spotless. In fact, the whole house was in "apple pie order," as the Germans would say. It could pass inspection in any country. Betty Wold, 85, remembers the book burnings, the standing at attention as an elementary student when the Fuhrer's train sped by the station in Ochsenfurt, Germany, in the early 1940s, and her country mostly in ruins at the end of the war. She would later meet an American GI in the mid-1950s and fall in love, but...

  • Roseau Trains In Another City Cop

    Jeff Olsen|Feb 29, 2020

    Roseau Police Chief Ward Anderson almost laughed as he announced that he had recently sworn in Cody Bannert, who has roots in this area, as his newest recruit. Yes, he knows his department has become the basic training facility for new police recruits. And not all of them stay. "It seems like that," he said. "We just lost a guy, Travis Olafson. to the Warroad PD," said the Chief. "He went there full-time. He was part-time for us." Anderson hates to see any of his personnel leave. "It costs a...

  • WRITE ON! My First Time I Ever Went to Florida

    Feb 29, 2020

    by Reygan McCanna, English 7, Mrs. Didrikson So this is the story of the time I went to Florida. I woke up at 5:00 in the morning. When you are nine years old it is very hard to get up in the morning, but that one fine August morning I got up in a heartbeat. It was the longest trip to Grand Forks in my life, and of course I slept on the way there because I was exhausted. When we were at the airport I had to wait 30 minutes, but it felt like 5 hours. When we got on the plane I was not scared at...

  • Fish House Removal Deadlines Quickly Approaching

    Feb 29, 2020

    Anglers in the southern two-thirds of the state have until the end of the day on Monday, March 2, to remove their fish houses from Minnesota lakes. The removal deadline for those in the northern one-third of the state is Monday, March 16. The northern and southern parts of the state are split by a line that runs west-east along U.S. Highway 10, east along Highway 34 to Minnesota Highway 200, east along Highway 200 to U.S. Highway 2, and east along Highway 2 to the Minnesota-Wisconsin border....

  • Warroad 100 is Next Stop

    Feb 29, 2020

    by Emily Wicklund The next stop of the USXC tour is the Seven Clans Warroad 100 on Saturday, February 29th and Sunday, March 1st. This event is a favored event by the racers due to its mixture of terrain including ditch, lake, and shoreline sections. This year's course will be a 27-mile loop with results based on total elapsed times. Warroad has been a staple event on the USXC schedule for years. Dating back to 2013 (start of USXC), there has only been two winners of the Pro Stock class at the...

  • He dances through life with graceful aplomb

    Jeff Olsen|Feb 29, 2020

    Call it a shot in the dark. On Monday, February 17, I called Mark Hultgren in the Twin Cities and said, "Hult, can you take a photo with a few of the Lady Rams down for the state hockey tournament banquet? I'd like to run it in my column." Hult, just a great character who emcees these banquets and always makes them memorable, said, "Sure, I'll move them up front." He had to go, a man always on the move, and I was left thinking, "What did he mean by move them up front?" We met about a dozen years...

  • Short and Sweet This Week!

    Jodi Wojciechowski|Feb 29, 2020

    Bro may have got a bit long-winded this week, but I'm good with it since I am a bit tired out. We leave tonight (Thursday) for Grand Forks for Kyle's ecocardiogram Friday morning to see if he needs a stent. We get the weekend off from all appointments or traveling to appointments soooo I may get to go fishing if everything goes well Friday. Fingers are crossed!! Tuesday will be dad's first day for radiation and chemo pills. We will get them settled and then continue on to Fargo for Kyle's V.A....

  • GOD, NOT "ODDS!"

    Pastor Joe|Feb 29, 2020

    Yesterday (2/21/20) I had the opportunity to stop by Carol's Cedar Cellar (a fine, flower, plant and gift shop in Roseau) early in the afternoon. After a brief conversation with Carol while I was headed for the door, something caught my eye. It was a large, white board, possibly a wall-hanging, with the following words printed on it. Are you ready? "ANGELS CAN'T BE EVERYWHERE. THAT'S WHY GOD GAVE US FRIENDS." What are the "odds" I'd spot that saying, or that I'd even be in Carol's Friday...

  • Teacher of the Year Candidate Field Narrowed To 36 Semifinalists (Including Roseau's Own)

    Feb 29, 2020

    The field of possible candidates for this year’s Minnesota Teacher of the Year honor has been narrowed to 36. A selection panel of 24 community leaders chose the semifinalists from an initial field of 135 candidates from across the state. The panel will review the semifinalists’ portfolios again and review semifinalist video submissions in late March and will select about 10 finalists from among the group. The current Minnesota Teacher of the Year, Jessica Davis, will announce her successor at a banquet May 3 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in...

  • Carolyn Jo Ecklund, 63

    Feb 29, 2020

    Oslo -Carolyn Jo Ecklund was born in Grand Forks Deaconess Hospital on Saturday, April 14, 1956 at 10:32 p.m. to Dewey & Verna (Schey) Rood. She was baptized at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls and confirmed in Faith Lutheran Brethren Church in TRF, the church her family helped found. She attended elementary school in Thief River Falls and then Lincoln High School where she graduated from in 1974. Carolyn started out her lifelong career in the medical field working first as a...

  • Philip Charles Kentner, 74

    Feb 29, 2020

    Warroad -Philip passed away on Feb. 25, 2020 in Middle River at the age of 74. Philip Charles Kentner was born on August 7, 1945 in Hailey, Idaho to Theodore and Evelyn (Crosswhite) Kentner. He attended school and graduated in 1964 from Bend, Oregon. In 1964, Philip enlisted in the United States Navy. His time in the Navy was spent as an engine mechanic on carrier ships. Philip was honorably discharged in 1968 with decorated medals including a National Defense Service Medal, a Vietnam Service...

  • Rebecca "Becca" Werk, 35

    Feb 29, 2020

    Fargo, N.D. -Becca Werk passed away on Monday, February 17, at the age of 35. Rebecca Ann (Bicker) Werk was born September 15, 1984 in Roseau to Wayne and Joyce (Wickstrom) Bicker. She graduated from Roseau High School in 2003 before attending Northland Community and Technical College in East Grand Forks the University of North Dakota and graduating from AIU with a degree in business with an emphasis in finance. Becca had two children Jordyn and Gabe, who meant the world to her. There was...

  • ASK A MN TROOPER "Controlled Substance DWIs"

    Jesse Grabow|Feb 29, 2020

    Question: I read somewhere that the number of DWI arrests had declined recently? This this true? What about non-alcohol related DWI arrests? Answer: While alcohol-related DWI incidents have dropped over the past 10 years in Minnesota, controlled substance-related DWI incidents have increased over the past 30 years. Controlled Substance Convictions •1990: 5 controlled substance-related DWIs •1997: 128 •2007: 659 •2017: 1,982 We believe that most drivers know when to get a sober ride when they had consumed too many alcoholic beverages. Illicit...

  • Roseau 10UB Finishes Off Regular Season With A Pair Of Home Double-Headers. 

    Feb 29, 2020

    Saturday saw Moorhead come to town. Moorhead got on the board quickly in the first minute, and kept the 1-0 lead going into the second. Brooklyn Kline tied it up off a mad scramble out front including Maia Moberg and Martine Reese, but Moorhead pulled ahead 2-1 a minute later. Roseau started the third period flat and got into penalty trouble, dropping three quick goals in the first seven minutes. After a timeout, the girls came back to form and Natalie Kline scored off a shorthanded rush. The girls couldn't get enough going in the end and lost...

  • Roseau Rams Girls Hockey Wins AA State Consolation Championship

    Feb 29, 2020

    submitted by Steve Huglen: The Roseau Rams shut out the Hill-Murray Pioneers 4-0 on Saturday, February 22nd to win the Consolation Championship at the Minnesota AA State Tournament. The Rams opened the tournament on Thursday with a 7-2 loss to Minnetonka before beating Farmington 2-1 in OT on Friday and thus earning the right to play the Pioneers for the Consolation trophy. The Rams finished the season by winning 13 out of their last 14 games and had an overall record of 23-6-2. Roseau graduates...

  • Cossentine Claims National Wrestling Honors

    Feb 29, 2020

    Submitted by Lisa Mack The old saying goes "You can't read a book by its cover", which is often times true to the core. But when it comes to Roseau's own 4th grade wrestler, Seth Cossentine, what you see is what you get. This past winter has been full of positive story lines for many of our Roseau youth wrestlers, and Cossentine has done nothing less of adding to that growing list. He's traveled far and wide to earn the opportunities this winter, but those commitments paid off with him...

  • RAMS GO 1-4, PLAYOFFS START NEXT WEEK

    Feb 29, 2020

    Submitted by: Gregg Iverson The Bagley Flyers were the guests of the Roseau Rams boys basketball team on Thursday, February 13th. This would be a Section 8AA match up and a game that Coach Hayden had his eyes on for his team to pick up another win. The first half could be described as one of peaks and valley's. The Rams would score the first two points, but then Bagley would score a couple more, followed by a Roseau bucket, then the Flyers would go on a bit of a scoring run and would have a 12-7 lead. The Rams would go on one of the peaks and...

  • Roseau VFW Bantam AA Punches Ticket To VFW State

    Feb 29, 2020

    The Roseau VFW Bantam AA team hosted Bemidji on Sunday afternoon 2/23 for a rubber match to decide seeding for MAHA regions and also determine which team goes to the VFW State Tournament. With each team winning their respective home games this year, they needed a tie breaker to figure out seeding. Roseau had the advantage with goal differential so they got the home ice advantage. While both earlier games were kind of lopsided, this game proved different. Both teams wanted to win and it showed....

  • Roseau Rama Girls Basketball Team Closes Out Regular Season With A Win Over EGF Greenwave

    Feb 29, 2020

    submitted by Tracy Borowicz: The Lady Rams have had very close games with EGF on the road the last few years, and they didn’t want that to happen this year. The Rams started the game executing their offense and applying great defensive pressure to help the Rams push the lead to double digits. The Rams were able to take a 45-27 halftime lead with many players getting involved on the offensive end. The second half showed that EGF was not going away easy, as they made a few baskets and the Rams could not convert. EGF brought the game within t...

  • LOOKING BACK...

    Carrie Johnson|Feb 29, 2020

    5 years ago – Feb. 28, 2015 Local students named to the UND Fall Dean’s List were Andrea Burkel and Vanessa Burkel of Badger; Ryan Bergeron, Benjamin Langaas, Levi Lewis and Dia Rominski of Greenbush; Shelby Amsley-Benzie of Roosevelt; Shane Omdahl and Nicholas Tuttle of Roseau; Hanna Bahnmiller, Barrett Bukowiec, Richard Carlson and Layla Marvin of Warroad. AAA award winners for Region 8A were Aaron Krahn and Sarina Goos from Roseau High School. Roseau Ram basketball player Ethan Johnson hit...

  • Court Report

    Feb 29, 2020

    Roseau County Sheriff’s Dept. Bianca Boisvert-Rainey, Hamilton, Ontario was charged with possession of small amount of marijuana in vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia and was fined $300 along with unsupervised monitoring for 1 year without conviction. Joshua McGurran Olson, Roseau, pled guilty to assault in the fourth degree on a peace officer and was fined $210. Local confinement of 365 days, credit for time served 134 days. Had charges of obstructing legal process and disorderly conduct dismissed. Dean Alan Thompson, Baudette, p...

  • Minnesota's Townships To Hold Annual Meetings On Township Day, Tuesday, March 10, 2020

    Feb 29, 2020

    Minnesota’s 1,781 townships will hold their annual town meeting on Tuesday, March 10. Known as Township Day, these annual meetings are held every year on the second Tuesday in March. Residents of the townships will meet to voice their opinions about local issues with other township residents and also vote directly on their annual tax levy; direct democracy in action. Citizens attending annual meetings also often discuss and vote on other local issues. In addition, many of the state’s townships will hold their township officer elections on Tue...

  • Roseau/Lake of the Woods/Koochiching County FSA Updates

    Feb 29, 2020

    Manager Comments Your local FSA offices are extremely busy as we see increased producer traffic with multiple important program deadlines quickly approaching. With that being said, we encourage you to call your local office and schedule an appointment as soon as possible to ensure you don’t miss a deadline. ARCPLC: There is only 14 working days left for producers to make their 2019 ARC or PLC election. The final date to make an election and enroll for the 2019 year is March 16, 2020. In Roseau, Lake of the Woods, and Koochiching Counties we o...

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