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  • Lifecare's 15th Annual may walk/run

    Laurel Latham|May 12, 2018

    LifeCare Medical Center sponsored their 15th Annual May Walk/Run and Diabetes Health Fair in Roseau on Saturday, May 5. Registration for both the one mile and 5k Walk/Run began at 8 a.m. A Sunrise Breakfast of eggs, ham and yogurt parfait was served by the Roseau Lions between 8 -10 a.m. The Diabetes Foot Clinic held a free foot screening exam and the Roseau Area Diabetes Center sponsored free glucose checks. Twenty local and national diabetes related vendor booths were on-site to provide...

  • The New Librarian Wears Cowboy Boots!

    Jeff Olsen|May 12, 2018

    In most big cities and small towns in bygone days, it was the consensus of many young lads that most librarians had once been prison wardens. If they even cracked a smile, it was assumed that they were thinking of doing very bad things to the culprits who had dropped a book, creaked in a chair, or talked above a whisper. Silence was always golden! Now meet the modern breed. Chantel Vatnsdal would really make a fashion statement at the Roseau Public Library if she had her horse hitched to a post...

  • Lady Rams golf

    Jeff Olsen|May 12, 2018

    Lady Ram Golfers keep improving On Monday at the Headwaters Golf Club in Park Rapids, the Lady Rams placed fifth in the 17-team tournament, which saw Detroit Lakes cruise to the team title. The Lakers (316) were followed by Bemidji (344), Perham (356), Crookston (365), and Roseau (384) to round out the top five. Earning medalist honors was DL's Maddie Herzog (73), who was followed by teammate, Shelby Busker (75), Roseau's Gina Wensloff (77), Bemidji's Abbie Kelm (80), and Perham's Kolbey Borman...

  • Avery Novotny notches a hole-in-one at Oakcrest

    Jeff Olsen|May 12, 2018

    Using a 7 iron on the 183-yard 7th hole, Avery Novotny claimed bragging rights for the first hole in one at Oakcrest Golf Course in Roseau on Sunday afternoon. Mr. Novotny, 30, didn't want his photo taken despite the encouragement of his golfing partners, Jason Hanson and Jared Strand. He teed off on the 7th hole with a Maxfli Noodle 1, which went out of sight. See it go in? "Nope, none of us did, but we didn't see it behind the green. So, Jason and Jared thought it went in. It most certainly...

  • Ullman is a youth wrestling champ

    Jeff Olsen|May 12, 2018

    Meryk Ullman, a Roseau kindergartner who qualified to the Minnesota NYWA State Tournament in Rochester by placing third at the NYWA Regions in Bemidji on March 24 in the 50-pound weight division, came charging into the winner's circle at the Mayo Civic Center on the weekend of April 7-8. Little Meryk, who has mastered the cradle move while also being tough on his feet and a scrappy competitor, competed in a 16-man bracket that saw him winning four straight matches for the title. In the opening...

  • GRP sets 2018 Race Schedule

    Keith Cumming|May 12, 2018

    With the first of May here it can only mean that racing at the Greenbush Race Park can't be too far off. But first, at the 2017 WISSOTA awards banquet, the Race Park was given the "Award of Excellence" by the sanctioning body. It's quite an honor for a smaller track like the Race Park to win track of the year and says a lot about the quality of show we put, on on a weekly basis. For 2018, the Race Park will again run the WISSOTA Modifieds, Streets, and Midwest Modifieds, along with the Lightning Sprints, Pure Stocks, and limited dates for the...

  • Rams Baseball goes 2-2 last week

    May 12, 2018

    The Rams have had a difficult time being consistent on the diamond over the past week. Roseau got off on the right foot last Tuesday taking two on the road versus Crookston. Gabe Carlson started things off well on the mound throwing 7 complete innings, striking out 5, and only allowing 2 earned runs. Brennan Bordun and Taylor Jacobson led all Roseau hitters with 2 hits each. In game 2, Danny Wensloff was equally as effective on the mound throwing 5 innings, striking out 4, and allowing 3 earned runs. Grant Helgeland recorded a save, finishing...

  • Here's a carnation straight to your chin

    Jeff Olsen|May 12, 2018

    As a septuagenarian far to the left of most Americans and in favor of socialized medicine, I've always had a fondness for actor John Wayne, who was a hard-nosed, butt-kicking, cantankerous sonofabitch on the right side of the political spectrum who made no apologies. My kind of guy! Here's why I admired him, per the following quote: All the screen cowboys behaved like real gentlemen. They didn't drink, they didn't smoke. When they knocked the bad guy down, they always stood with their fists up,...

  • And God Made Woman!

    Pastor Joe|May 12, 2018

    Get a good grip on your credit card, dad, this coming Sunday is Mother’s Day. Yea! When our family lived in Chicago I would occasionally read in the Chicago Tribune about certain restaurants featuring, “Ladies’ Night”. Once in awhile they would have “Lady’s Day” at a Chicago Cubs Game. Now I want to dedicate this week’s article not only to mothers but to all women; both young and senior, both moms and non-moms. I also want to be sensitive to moms who live with the daily circumstances of “singleness”. I want to examine the intimate place wome...

  • Regarding Huss Township

    May 12, 2018

    To the Editor, I emailed your correspondence to the County Commissioners, Engineer and Coordinator on April 2nd. ... I also did a search in question about the 80 acres of tax forfeited land in Huss township…..2008 the county board appraised it in four separated parcels at $10,000 each totaling $40,000. Each parcel was sold separately at a county land auction for total of $91,000. The question you and others have, why didn’t the Roseau County Board of Commissioners Orris Rasmussen, Mark Foldesi, Russell Walker, Al Johnston, Jack Swanson and Eng...

  • The Broken Church, REVISITED

    Dave Peterson|May 12, 2018

    A little over a year ago I wrote about “The Broken Church.” That one little column really caused a buzz. When we spoke last, I focused on the church taking on more of an American identity than identifying with Christ, today we are going to jump even further into the deep end. Our churches will continue in brokenness as long as we continue in our sexist and racist ways. When leaders of major denominations counsel abused women to just “stay and pray” while enduring the abuse, we have a problem. In 2018 when every major polling group, both faith b...

  • Donald K. Robb, 90

    May 12, 2018

    Grand Forks, N.D. - Donald K. Robb died Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Oakcrest, Woodside Village, Grand Forks, N.D. Donald Robb was born January 30, 1928 in Watertown, S.D. the son of Frank and Elsie (Walhowe) Robb. He grew up in Canada and moved to Roseau. He married Imogene “Genie” Kulas in Grafton, N.D., on November 26, 1958. They moved to Grand Forks where he worked for Dealers Manufacturing where he was a truck driver. He then worked for John Deere, Electro Lux and then Dakota Express as a Truck driver and warehouse foreman. He is sur...