Articles from the March 11, 2023 edition

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 By Jeff Olsen    News    March 11, 2023

Polaris honors a legend during Profit Sharing Week

by Jeff Olsen It's been over a year since Jeff Bennett died from pancreatic cancer at age 59. By age 55, he had retired from the Polaris plant in Roseau to work on and design the perfect wheelchair....

 By Laurel Latham    News    March 11, 2023

Savannah Lussier Chosen as Social Media Intern With Miami Dolphins

by Laurel Latham Beginning June 1, Savannah Lussier of Warroad will begin a position as Social Media Intern with the Miami Dolphins Football Team at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. Savannah, a...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    March 11, 2023

Grappling Greenbush Girl is County's First State Champ

by Jeff Olsen Sarah, the daughter of Andrew and Heidi Pulk, claimed the 152-pound state title at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Saturday evening. Sarah Pulk had to defeat three opponents, one...


Write On: My Reading Rollercoaster by Titus Kvien

Essay by: Titus Kvien Roseau Community School Mrs. Didrikson, CIHS Prep-English I have never been much of a reader despite my mom's desire to share her passion for books. However, as a child I had... Full story

 By Julie Elick    Opinion    March 11, 2023

"I want to be just like you"

The story is told of a little girl who boarded a large jetliner, and settled into her seat on the right side of the plane near the center section. Soon, a generously proportioned man in his late...


It's Primary Objective

The American Dairy Association used to have an ad that said: "You never outgrow your need for milk." Not a bad slogan for the Bible. Maybe a motto for Sunday School should be "You never outgrow your... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    March 11, 2023

Old memories and wrapping up loose ends

It's been a long run, more than 35 years and at least several thousand interview subjects while writing features and this column. In many articles, I interviewed multiple sources. It was great fun unt...


Drawing and designing Tattoos

Brandon is finally back drawing and designing tattoos. I've always thought he needed to pursue a career that incorporates his talent with drawing. When he was a senior I suggested he should become a t... Full story


Bovine TB vs. Covid-19

Our country tis of thee. Sweet land of liberty. The way the liberal left democrats are leading us at breakneck speed, liberty will not be ours much longer. There still are some that say “That will never happen here.” It almost or maybe already has...


Abortion Pill and Gender Transformation

On January 23rd I attended the Roseau School District board meeting. I asked the Board to consider creating a policy that prohibits employees of the school district from assisting a minor child in obtaining an abortion WITHOUT notifying the... Full story


House passes bill to enshrine abortion rights in state law

by Tessa Pieper The DFL’s top priority hit the House Floor Thursday. And after a little less than four hours of debate, HF1, was passed 69-65 and is headed to the Senate. Referred to as the “Protect Reproductive Options Act,” the bill would furth... Full story


Vernon Harlan Melby, 87

Badger- Vernon Melby died on Friday, March 3, 2023 in the Karlstad Senior Living Center at the age of 87 years, 7 months, & 15 days. Vernon Harlan Melby, the son of Enock & Tilda (Dokken) Melby, was...


Jack Steinhauer, 88

Warroad- Jack Steinhauer of Warroad passed away on February 18, 2023 at LifeCare Medical Center in Roseau. He was 88 years old. Jack Dean Steinhauer was born April 21, 1934 to Jack D. and Doris Steinh...


Mavis A. Besserud, 86

Thief River Falls- Mavis A. Besserud passed away on February 27, 2023 at the Thief River Falls Care Center. She was 86. Mavis was born in Greenbush on May 24, 1936, the daughter of Hiram and Alyda (He...


Robert Brinkman

Robert Brinkman Please join us as we celebrate the life of Robert Brinkman. Friday Evening, March 17, 2023 Roseau Covenant Church Memorial Service at 7 p.m. Dessert and Coffee Reception to... Full story


Correction Actions required for Norfarm Seeds, Inc.

STATE OF MINNESOTA Filed in District Court State of Minnesota Feb 22 2023 8:55 AM DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF ROSEAU Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Petitioner, vs. NorFarm Seeds, Inc., Respondent. ORDER FOR CONTEMPT The above-captioned matter came...

 By Tom Palen    Opinion    March 11, 2023

Firehouse Mutt's

I was nearly speechless after just one bite of the Brunswick Stew from the buffet. But let's be honest: I'm a radio guy; when was a radio guy ever kept speechless? "This soup did not come from a...

 By Coach Mack    Sports    March 11, 2023

Young Cossentine Exceeds Expectations

Submitted by Coach Mack When Roseau 7th grader, Seth Cossentine qualified for the Minnesota state wrestling tournament on Saturday, February 25th, he exceeded everyone's expectations. At the same...


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