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Articles from the April 15, 2023 edition


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  • Felony charges filed on Roseau man who torched home

    Jeff Olsen|Apr 15, 2023

    by Jeff Olsen Last weekend, Roseau Police Chief Marc Hodge remarked on the incident in which the son of a Roseau resident set fire inside the residence as well as discharged gunshots inside the dwelling at 306 Alpha Place. "We got a call about a house fire around 2:15 or so on Wednesday afternoon," he said. When law enforcement arrived, the west end of house was fully engulfed. "We located two individuals in an outside garage. It was the homeowner and his son. Both people were treated for...

  • Two Graduate From Lackland Air Force Base

    Laurel Latham|Apr 15, 2023

    by Laurel Latham Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas had two graduates from Roseau County on March 16, 2023. Best known for its role in being the sole location for the U.S. Air Force enlisted Basic Military Training (BMT) for the active duty Regular Air Force, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard, Lackland Air Force Base graduates around 600 each week through BMT. Grant Helgeland, 22, a Roseau High graduate, son of Chad Helgeland of Roseau and Jana Helgeland of Warroad, graduated...

  • Here's a novel way to assist crime fighting

    Jeff Olsen|Apr 15, 2023

    by Jeff Olsen In late March, Devin Corneliusen, an investigator with the Roseau County Sheriff's Department, wanted the public to be aware of a new crime fighting phone app. He released the following press release. The Pine to Prairie Drug Task Force, which includes the County of Roseau, recently implemented a new anonymous tip line to submit tips about drug and other criminal activity in our community. Corneliusen explained that Tip411 is available for download from the Apple and Android app...

  • Write On, Home by Eric Wensloff

    Apr 15, 2023

    Essay by: Eric Wensloff Roseau Community School Mrs. Didrikson, Advanced English 11 Not all houses are homes. Your house is where you live, whereas your home is where you decide to spend your life. My house is a home. It is where my sister and I were raised, along with many previous families as well. My home is the quaint yard with a big white barn next to the large Roseau River valley. It is surrounded by woods on all sides with a gravel road weaving half a mile to the nearest township road. On both sides of the road you can find signs of old...

  • Side by Side

    Julie Elick|Apr 15, 2023

    Good neighbors don't automatically happen. While we lived in Chicago, there were neighbors living in the same building as us who we never got to know. Some people have no problem going up to a stranger and sharing their life story, or with confidence, go up and knock on a strangers door. I am better with just a smile. Have you ever given a stranger a hug? I did once and it was really embarrassing. Good grief, I still don't know why I did it. I am impulsive. I get really nervous around impulsive...

  • What God Starts, He Finishes!

    Pastor Joe Elick 1940-2021|Apr 15, 2023

    Sometimes in life, when we are "under the circumstances" it's difficult to see over the circumstances. We hope that the next thing we see is a happy conclusion. What I want to do is try to toss you a ladder to help you to climb up and see what's going on above your difficult circumstances. Being a Christian doesn't mean walking around with our nose in a rose all the time. Paul, for example, had to deal with some real "stinky stuff" in his life. Let's take a look at what he had to say about...

  • Roseau County 4-H Celebrates Volunteers During National Volunteer Week

    Apr 15, 2023

    Each year, thousands of volunteers in Minnesota donate their time and energy to make their communities a better place to live. These volunteers will be among the millions across the country who will be spotlighted during National Volunteer Week, April 16-22, 2023. One group that relies heavily on volunteers is the University of Minnesota Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program. During National Volunteer Week and every week throughout 2023, Minnesota 4-H celebrates and appreciates its more than 6,700 volunteers - each one critical to the s...

  • This is Definitely living high off the hog

    Jeff Olsen|Apr 15, 2023

    I never knew that Clarence Thomas and his wife, Ginni, somewhat of a conservative gadfly, hang out in the same social circles as my wife and I do. Autumn and I travel cheap. Damn cheap. It's nothing flashy. I think the only times she has worn a dress and me a monkey suit has been for our children's weddings. Clarence, our esteemed conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice in the news lately, is just a regular guy, a brother who has done very well but you never see him hanging out with the...

  • 26 hours and We Made It to Myrtle Beach!

    Jodi Wojciechowski|Apr 15, 2023

    Twenty-six hours and I finally was greeted by palm trees and the ocean! I will say both are my most favorite sights in the world. The stress just melts away. If you add an adult beverage to the mix while sitting on the balcony, life is perfect. Yes, I did entice myself with some "binge drinking". When I go on vacation I do enjoy a few adult beverages and if that makes me a binge drinker then have at it. I'm sorry, but not sorry. I live my life for me and not the judgement of others. We got...

  • "Tween" Times

    Sheldon Larson|Apr 15, 2023

    We in the great northland are finally in the “tween” times. That is the short break between snow removal and lawn mowing. Every season and every year seems to bring its own challenges. This spring makes this old cattleman glad to be retired and not having to deal with cows and their babies. Some have went to summertime calving or fall calving to avoid the perils of early spring. No matter which there is always a fine line between a good mother and a cow that is a danger to work with or sometime even around. They make good burger. On a bit of...

  • Audrey Marie Johnson, 102

    Apr 15, 2023

    Roseau- Audrey Marie Johnson of Roseau, passed away on April 1, 2023 at the age of 102. Audrey was born in St. Paul on January 19, 1921 to Peter and Ellen Nelson. She attended school in St. Paul, graduating from Johnson High School in 1939. She liked to share memories of life growing up during the Depression and of working a variety of jobs during WWII in St. Paul and California. Audrey met Laurel Johnson of Roseau during the war while he was in the U.S. Coast Guard. They were married in St....

  • 40 years ago… Warroad and Baudette ports open 24/7

    Carrie Johnson|Apr 15, 2023

    5 years ago – Apr. 14, 2018 The buildings at Pelan Park were moving to a new home at Wagon Wheel Ridge, west of Karlstad on April 14. Northern Lights Family Dentistry was celebrating their tenth anniversary of the business in Warroad on April 21. Justin and Sara Howell of Badger, received special recognition at the Emerging Leadership Program Recognition Banquet on March 24 in Crookston. At the third “Lunch at the Library” presentation, Steve and Mary Hoffer shared insights of Indones...