Articles from the May 6, 2023 edition

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 By Jeff Olsen    News    May 6, 2023

Meet the Two RHS All-State Band Members

by Jeff Olsen Anders Mattson plays the trumpet and could wake up the entire household if he is in the mood. Mr. Mattson, a sophomore, earned All-State honors recently and will participate in the...

 By Laurel Latham    News    May 6, 2023

Warroad Culinary Team Take 2nd Place In Cook Around The World Competition

by Laurel Latham Thirteen Warroad High School Culinary Class students traveled to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida on Wednesday, April 19, to take part in the Cook Around the World competition...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    May 6, 2023

The Five Sisters remember and honor their War Hero Dad

by Jeff Olsen It's possible that Roseau's Wendell Hamerl, a gunner in the U.S. Army Air Force, was one of the more publicized local World War II veterans. He was shot down twice, escaped capture the...


Write On: Home where Home isn't by: Grace Otto

Essay by: Grace Otto Roseau Community School Mrs. Didrikson, College Writing 11 Fifteen years in the same place would lead someone to believe that they could call a place their home, but I don't reall...

 By Julie Elick    Opinion    May 6, 2023

Riding a train to nowhere or somewhere

Going along a dusty road, and the waffle bumps are jiggeling my teeth. If I slow down it seems to get worse, and if I speed up I get choking dust. I am so thankful for Sven and Ole's car wash here in...

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    May 6, 2023

So, you want to burn a stack of objectionable books!

One of the funniest autobiographies about sex is “My Life and Loves” by Frank Harris, which was first printed in 1922. It probably was banned for a while. A bunch of us pals read it in 1965. It was...


What the Fish!?

Every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors go to Myrtle Beach's Broadway at the Beach to enjoy the outdoors, have some dinner and shop. Another main attraction is the crazy, starving fish that...


There Is Frosting On The Cake!

Spring has finally sprung! The trees are starting to bud, the perennials are up, the snow is almost gone, and the dog had the first woodtick. Watching our world come back to life after a long winter’s sleep gives us reason to believe in the p...


Florence Dahlen, 95

Roseau- Florence Dahlen was born on March 23, 1928, in Roseau to the late Francis and Emlinda (Bergstrom) Drown. She was baptized at Roseau Evangelical Lutheran Church, confirmed at First Lutheran... Full story


The Gospel Is Not Just Something To Believe, It Is "Someone" To Follow

How many of you enjoy going for a walk? How many of you have ever been on a difficult walk, but when you got to the end you just had to say it was really worth it? I can remember three such walks in...

 By Carrie Johnson    News    May 6, 2023

50 years ago… A lot of alcohol was confiscated by the "no fun police".

5 years ago – May 5, 2018 The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council announced the Art Exhibit winners. Among the winners was Sherri Kruger of Badger for mixed media “Fiery Stump”. Roseau American Legio...

 News    May 6, 2023

Press Release from Roseau County Sheriff Steve Gust

On April 26, 2023, investigators from the Pine to Prairie Drug Task Force and Violent Crime Enforcement Team executed a search warrant in an apartment complex in the city of Warroad. While executing the warrant, investigators located a suspected... Full story

 By Ryan Honl    News    May 6, 2023

Roseau County Residents Fearful and Uncertain of Action at the Northern Border

by Ryan Honl In a particularly cold spell two weeks ago, as reported on April 22, nine illegal immigrants crossed a quiet wooded area of the Canadian border north of Salol. It didn’t go for them as planned. The locals know the last thing you should d... Full story

 By Tom Palen    Opinion    May 6, 2023


In our quest to find the perfect couch, Melissa and I stopped by a furniture store just off I-35W while on our way home from Minneapolis. When we first walked in the door, we were greeted by a lady...


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