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  • Two graduating RHS seniors will take the Southern Tour

    Jeff Olsen|May 1, 2021

    by Jeff Olsen It could be either Hay and Hash or Hash and Hay, but Hashton Metcalf and Hayden Nelson have been pals since they were about four-years-old. Their paths won't end on graduation day since they are on the same trajectory in the Minnesota Army National Guard. They had originally planned to join the National Guard together. It didn't happen, and now Hashton, who completed basic training last summer, outranks his pal. Hayden leaves for basic training in July after enlisting into the...

  • They've seen it all at the Mar-Kit Recycling Center

    Jeff Olsen|May 1, 2021

    by Jeff Olsen It could be either Hay and Hash or Hash and Hay, but Hashton Metcalf and Hayden Nelson have been pals since they were about four-years-old. Their paths won't end on graduation day since they are on the same trajectory in the Minnesota Army National Guard. They had originally planned to join the National Guard together. It didn't happen, and now Hashton, who completed basic training last summer, outranks his pal. Hayden leaves for basic training in July after enlisting into the...

  • Take a stroll down history lane at the museum

    Jeff Olsen|May 1, 2021

    by Jeff Olsen Britt Dahl, the Roseau County Museum director/curator, is possibly the county's most interesting historian and has been the recipient of mounds of donated treasures. After all, she might even have the old corsets the more prominent city gals wore while out on the town on Saturday evenings in Roseau County in 1898. Whether it's possible or not, she just might be able someday to display the first jockstraps ever worn by the first football players in Warroad. Generally, people hang... Full story

  • "Best Friend"

    Lacey Wyer..Roseau High School|May 1, 2021

    by Lacey Wyer, Creative Writing Class - Katie Laugen You have been there for my whole life. It never mattered that you didn't have thumbs. It never mattered that you were covered in fur. It never mattered that you couldn't talk. You were better than all other beings could be. You unknowingly helped me through thick and thin. You were one of the biggest parts of my childhood. You will always be remembered by me. You will always be important to me. You will always be loved by me. I am sorry when...

  • How much power are you going to let A situation have?

    Julie Elick|May 1, 2021

    It is interesting how much one statement, or situation between friends can affect days, months, even years of your lives. It doesn't matter if it is true or false, it can become a conflict. I am bolder than I used to be. But I also, through experience, know the power of words, I have learned most of my lessons the hard way. I have learned that It is good to step away from a situation when it is in high heat. The words defensiveness, intimidation, vindictiveness, embarrassment, estrangement, goss... Full story

  • 4-H Youth Send a Thank You to School Staff Across Roseau County

    May 1, 2021

    May Day occurs every year on the first day of May. Many may have happy memories of the celebration of spring, making baskets and giving them to neighbors, family and friends. May Day is actually celebrated in many countries as a traditional festival or as an international day of honoring workers. Roseau County 4-H Ambassadors, which are our youth programs top youth leaders 7th grade and above, led Roseau County 4-H clubs in a project to thank school staff across Roseau County. Roseau County 4-H...

  • Swearing is the most universal of languages

    Jeff Olsen|May 1, 2021

    I seldom swear in anger. Mostly, my swear words are used as adjectives, like in "I've got a flipping backache," - only the word isn't flipping. In my first year as the head Roseau wrestling coach in 1979, I admonished two of the starters for swearing in the practice room. "You're banned from practice tomorrow for swearing," I said. A lot of good that did. The next day, the two lads skipped school and enjoyed a great day catching walleyes out on the ice on Lake of the Woods. The word spread...

  • Mom's trial back stimulator

    Jodi Wojciechowski|May 1, 2021

    Now that I'm done writing about South Padre Island, it's time to go on another adventure! I wish...hopefully this fall! My mom is going to love me for the topic of this column...her! Many of you have been asking how she is doing and (in my opinion) I think she is doing surprisingly well. This makes me happy! Now on to her latest excursion...her trial back stimulator. Finally! A week ago Wednesday, my aunt Linda took mom to Thief River Falls to get her trial back stimulator. Linda called to give... Full story

  • The Evolution of Conservatives and Liberals

    Sheldon Larson|May 1, 2021

    How many people’s blood pressure spiked when looking at the picture of “You’re never too young to play summer ball”? It has been proven that young healthy people have a better chance to be hit by lightning than to be killed by the Chinese Flu. Why does anyone wear a mask when outside? The Hitler youth were not indoctrinated much more than our own children and grandchildren are today. If your mask is going to “save your life” by all means wear it! But don’t try to make everyone else. Socialism has been taking baby steps for a long time. Baby st...

  • "I Don't Go To Church; The Church Is Full Of Hypocrites!"

    Pastor Joe Elick|May 1, 2021

    Some things never seem to go away. Over the years I continue to hear various versions of, “The reason I don’t go to church is that the church is full of hypocrites!” Now before I explore the implications of these statements, I think I would do well to define the word. The word, hypocrite according to the dictionary, yes, I still have one, means, “A person who pretends to be what he (or she) is not; a pretender.” In a religious sense, a “person who pretends to be very good or religious.” Now how does all this fit into the church and being or...

  • Diane Elizabeth Mellstrom, 79

    May 1, 2021

    International Falls- Diane Elizabeth Mellstrom, passed away on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth, at the age of 79. Diane was born January 8, 1942 in Roseau to Art and Evelyn (Olson) Wensloff. She grew up in a large family, on a dairy farm in Malung Township and graduated from Roseau High School in 1960. Diane worked for the Roseau telephone company after high school and eventually the Bell Telephone Company in Minneapolis. On February 15, 1964, Diane married Ron...

  • Kathleen Joyce Hagen, 80

    May 1, 2021

    West Fargo, N.D.- Kathleen Joyce Hagen, 80, passed away Monday, April 26, 2021, at New Perspective Senior Living in West Fargo. Kathleen Joyce Hagen was born in rural Judson, N.D. to Max and Leola (Golde) Kunz on June 13, 1940. She attended rural country schools and high school in New Salem often staying with family or friends of the family during the winter months. When not in school, she helped with the farm work once her older brother joined the Army. She graduated salutatorian of her class...

  • Jack Gene Green, 79

    May 1, 2021

    Warroad- Jack Gene Green passed away peacefully on April 22, 2021 at his home in Warroad surrounded by his family. He was 79 years old. Jack was born on September 28, 1941 in Munising, Mich. to Viola (Brill) and Frank Green. He was the third of eight children. Jack said his family was poor but like most back in those days they never considered themselves poor. They farmed, hunted and fished. One of his fishing holes was Lake Michigan! Jack entered the Army in 1962 and it became his life for 20...

  • LeRoy Strand, 80

    May 1, 2021

    Warroad- Warroad Loses a Neighbor and passionate teacher. LeRoy passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at the age of 80. LeRoy Strand, longtime Warroad resident, middle school teacher, builder of houses, and motorcycles, died on Earth Day after 10 years of health challenges. LeRoy passed peacefully in the early morning of April 22, 2021 at the Warroad Senior Care Center as Joyce – his wife of 57 years- slept by his side. Mr. Strand taught 2 generations of Warroad students and beyond teaching h...

  • DOWN THE ROAD

    Arlette Solom|May 1, 2021

    submitted by Arlette Solom "Kind words are jewels that live in the heart and soul and remain as blessed memories years after they have been spoken." Marvea Johnson The center is open Monday- Thursday 8-4 p.m. and Friday 8-1 p.m. The center is closed Saturday and Sunday. "The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will." Vince Lombardi Quilting continues to be a busy activity at the center. Many volunteers are providing their time and talents in making quilts of...

  • "The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse" A Read aloud Story for Children

    May 1, 2021

    by Beatrix Potter The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse is a delightful story about a country mouse's accidental visit to town that turns into a friendship (1918). Would you rather live like Johnny Town-mouse or Timmy Willie? Johnny Town-mouse was born in a cupboard. Timmy Willie was born in a garden. Timmy Willie was a little country mouse who went to town by mistake in a hamper. The gardener sent vegetables to town once a week by carrier; he packed them in a big hamper. The gardener left the hamper... Full story

  • 25 years ago… Flood cost was nearly three quarters of a million dollars in damage

    Carrie Johnson|May 1, 2021

    5 years ago – April 30, 2016 Byfuglien Trucking hockey team won their 8th straight 65 and older national hockey championship. The Roseau Ram boys golf team placed 13th in a 21-team field at a golf meet held at Legacy in Brainerd. Quinn Tangen led the Rams with a 173. Isaac Olson with 183, Gus Vatnsdal with 189, Alex Severson with 188, Blake Bjerklie with 189 and Nathan Adrian with 193. The Baseball Rams defeated Warroad 3-1. Logan Wallace was the Warriors’ senior pitcher and Adam Hedlund was...