Articles from the April 30, 2022 edition

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 By Jeff Olsen    News    April 30, 2022

Officer Lobdell, who died in the line of duty, to be honored

by Jeff Olsen U.S. Border Patrol agent Robert H. Lobdell was shot and killed as he tried to arrest an alleged illegal alien, George Ryan, on Christmas Day in 1928. The news reports in the Roseau...

 By Laurel Latham    News    April 30, 2022

Everlasting Sky Photography Art Show

by Laurel Latham The Everlasting Sky Photography Art Show on May 14th at the Hampton Inn in Warroad will feature paintings by Donald KaKayGeesick, John KaKayGeesick Sr., and photography by Karen...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    April 30, 2022

Author writes a keeper with Roseau in the spotlight

by Jeff Olsen Bob Wilber, 65, who had a most remarkable childhood, was recently contacted in the Twin Cities. He's colorful, entertaining, and had a quick quip when asked about his upbringing. "I'm a...


My Future - Essay by: Jadyn Novak

Essay by: Jadyn Novak Roseau Community School Mrs. Didrikson, Advanced English 11 I believe fear is the single greatest obstacle in life. We like to give ourselves so many excuses as to why we can't... Full story

 By Julie Elick    Opinion    April 30, 2022

Good Intentions Can Fall Flat

I thought I had started out with a good idea, it made sense to me. Actually, I had been working on a certain situation for weeks. It was kind of like making bread, my idea needed to be kneaded. We... Full story


Northborn™ Days - June 10-11 The Perfect Way to Kick off Your Summer

We are now only six weeks away from Northborn™ Days and there is so much fun packed into this two-day event that we are going to break it down in a series of articles over the next six weeks! This week, we will share an overview of the event, then... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    April 30, 2022

From Taking a knee to Faked Genius to Brilliance

As your local columnist and one who did his share of praying as a kid, the subject of prayer in sports has always been a fascination, especially as a fallen-away Catholic. I watched the Minnesota Stat...



The Flora-Bama is a honky-tonk bar located in Perdido Key, Florida, adjacent to the Alabama-Florida state line, from which it draws its name. It calls itself "America's Last Great Roadhouse" and I...


Your Life Might Depend On It!

Is it a coincidence that about two dozen food processing facilities in the U.S. and Canada have burned to the ground in the last six months? Even more amazing is that there has been no mention on any of our beloved news networks. It is pretty easy...


Who Ya' Gonna Trust (With a Capital T) - 5/17/92

What or Whom can I believe in without experiencing the BIG "Wipe Out," or the extreme pain of the "Big D." Disappointment? We all wonder and worry about this. If we run across the yard to kick the...

 By Carrie Johnson    News    April 30, 2022

50 years ago… Two people injured in a motorcycle accident near Salol

5 years ago – Apr. 29, 2017 Lyle and Garrett Larson bought the old Ben Franklin building in downtown and were opening the Ronnings Clothing store at this location. Receiving All-Conference awards...


Nordic Fest

Nordic Fest is an annual event in Thief River Falls put on by Snorre Lodge of the Sons of Norway. Flags from Scandinavian countries, including the Sami, will be flying throughout downtown Thief River Falls from May 14 through May 28. Saturday, May...


Salol News by Genevieve Michal

Erin Grafstrom and the kids went to E.G.F. to visit family. Elsie and Eva had a great time at the circus. Pat Ferguson came to visit the Sven and Heather Grafstroms to watch Ada’s dance recital and Svea and Ada’s swim meet. Lola Grafstrom went... Full story


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