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  • This young man stands out in any crowd

    Jeff Olsen|Mar 13, 2021

    by Jeff Olsen Peter VandeWege, a Roseau High School senior with a distinctive gentleness, a caring nature and a good guy to have around when you can't locate a stepladder, is a quiet role model. He does all the right things and comes in handy if you need to reach the top shelf. He's six-four and can jump much higher. Mr. Dan Urness, the RHS Guidance Counselor, describes Peter, the son of Bryon and Mary VandeWege as a super nice kid. "There's not a mean bone in his body, and he goes the extra mil...

  • Two Inseparable Dogs Are Rescued From An Ice Floe

    Jeff Olsen|Mar 13, 2021

    by Jeff Olsen Late on Monday afternoon, Spencer and Lily, two golden retrievers, had to be retrieved from the Roseau River after falling through the thin ice. On Monday evening, Roseau Police Chief Ward Anderson called it a good news story. "Officer Dan Berggren is the one who got the dogs out, and he was assisted by Conservation Officer Ben Huener," he said, explaining that the rescue occurred near 3rd Avenue. "Amber Larson was walking with her daughter and their dog, and this dog approached...

  • Brad Dokken makes the outdoors a real adventure

    Jeff Olsen|Mar 13, 2021

    by Jeff Olsen Lots of blokes and babes get up every morning, throw on their work clothes and think, "Another day of drudgery!" That doesn't include one particular chap, who could probably write a decent theater review except that he would rather reel in a nice lake trout or follow the northern migration of snow geese. If he can work it into an assignment, it might appear in newsprint or online as one of his favorite outdoor adventures. Brad Dokken, a local boy who basically blew this town four...

  • Write On: The best part of me: My hands

    Ryan Erickson|Mar 13, 2021

    by Ryan Erickson, English 11, Mrs. Didrikson The best part of me is my hands. I use my hands all of the time, and couldn't imagine life without them. I use them in almost everything I do. Even if they get super cold really fast and easily. I use them playing catch with my siblings whether it's a football, baseball, or frisbee. I also love playing those things with other people or family and have so much fun whenever I can. Another thing is I love music, and without my hands, I would have a very...

  • A kitty, and Our Volvo, Made Forever Friends

    Julie Elick|Mar 13, 2021

    "What?" I hear somebody say. "You never know what might just be coming around the corner, or in a phone call," is my answer. "And there is no way that you can completely prepare for it." It was a call from a friend, named Loren. Ring Ring, he said,"Julie, can you and Joe come over to the shop for a minute?" I said, "Loren, what is this all about?" "Just come over ok?" he repeated. So, Joe got home and I said, "Loren wants us to go over to the shop". "Ok", Joe said, "Hmmm, I wonder what he...

  • 40 years ago… Two youngsters escaped with their lives after an accident

    Carrie Johnson|Mar 13, 2021

    5 years ago – March 12, 2016 The Wannaska Lion’s Club is hosting a pancake breakfast at the Wannaska Community Center on March 20 as a benefit for Shelly Hlucny. Clara Robb was celebrating her 75th birthday with a party on March 20 at the Four Seasons Center. The Roseau girls basketball team was headed to the Section 8AA finals after a 64-49 win over the Breckenridge Cowgirls. Kiley Borowicz lead the Rams in scoring with 24 points. Roseau girls hockey players voted by the Section 8AA coaches to...

  • Former Bank CEO Sentenced To Prison For Falsifying Bank Records, Misappropriating More Than $1.6 Million

    Mar 13, 2021

    Acting United States Attorney W. Anders Folk today announced the sentencing of ROBERT JOHN HAGER, 70, a former bank CEO, to 18 months in prison for making a false entry in bank records. HAGER, who pleaded guilty on May 18, 2020, was sentenced on March 2 by Judge Patrick J. Schiltz in U.S. District Court. According to the defendant’s guilty plea and documents filed with the court, HAGER was the CEO of Border State Bank (“Border”) and served as a director of the bank’s holding company, Border Bancshares, Inc. HAGER also held various executi...

  • The years don't dim the memories

    Jeff Olsen|Mar 13, 2021

    Say all you want about the overemphasis on sports in our lives. I still miss Kirby Puckett and Mickey Mantle. And if I mentioned Jimmy Piersall, any kid under 60 would draw a blank. Occasionally, when my old man, a 1900 model, was enjoying a glass of Hudson Bay scotch whiskey on the rocks, he would mention the exploits of boxers Jack Dempsey and Luis Firpo - the Wild Bull of the Pampas - and recall the great fight in 1922 that went just two rounds with the champ Dempsey flooring the Wild Bull se... Full story

  • I had a Blonde Moment...I Know Quite Shocking!?!

    Jodi Wojciechowski|Mar 13, 2021

    When we arrived at our condo I thought it was so nice of the owners to leave us a bowl of fruit! What a nice little welcome to South Padre Island. I decided it should be put in the fridge so it stayed fresh. Kyle went to get something from the fridge and he said, "Did you put the bowl of fruit in here?!" Well yes, who else would! He said, "You do know it's fake fruit!" What, no way...I had to go investigate. Ummm ok, he was correct! (That doesn't happen I sent Brandon the same... Full story

  • "Pillow Talk," Try It and See What You Think

    Pastor Joe Elick|Mar 13, 2021

    Do you have a pillow? How about a favorite pillow? There are lots of things you can do with a pillow. I heard about a man who dreamed he was eating a giant marshmallow. When he woke up there were chunks out of his pillow and his mouth was full of feathers! You can use pillows between furniture items in a moving van to keep them from being scratched. Kids can have a pillow fight in their cabin at Bible Camp. And their counselor can bridge the gap between himself and the kids by joining in.... Full story

  • Roseau Ram Girls Hockey: Wins Over Crookston and EGF

    Steve Huglen|Mar 13, 2021

    Submitted by Steve Huglen After last playing in East Grand Forks back on February 25th, the Roseau Rams were eager to get back into game mode as they hosted the Crookston Pirates on March 5th and picked up a 9-1 win. Roseau then played East Grand Forks at home on Monday, March 8th and completed a season sweep of the Green Wave with a 7-0 shutout win. ROSEAU 9 CROOKSTON 1 Friday, March 5th @ Ram Center It took the Rams a bit to get their game revved back up after an extended layoff between games. Roseau held a 2-1 lead after one period on the...

  • Roseau Couple Provides Critical Service to Veterans

    Mar 13, 2021

    Roseau natives Jerald and Elizabeth Knutson take the word “dedication” to a new level. Jerald is the current Commander of the Roseau/Middle River Chapter 41 of Minnesota Disabled American Veterans, and Elisabeth serves as the Chapter Adjutant. Although this is one of the newest Minnesota DAV chapters, they have already truly embodied the DAV’s mission; to better the lives of Minnesota’s disabled veterans and their families. With very limited public transportation in Northern Minnesota Chapter 41 has been operating their own transpo...