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  • Former Times-Region Journalist Was Versatile

    Jeff Olsen|Jun 10, 2023

    by Jeff Olsen Dick Melvin, the former editor, reporter and columnist for the Roseau Times-Region who served from 1992 to 1996, was tracked down recently. He was the man with a camera, a passion for good journalism, and an eye for a great quote. And he knew right where to go when the Times-Region office was located downtown. He'd head over to Nelson's Cafe where any number of blokes would be sharing the latest gossip - some of it quite titillating. Dick, a serious guy when behind his desk at...

  • Lots of Mud Mayhem at Power Sports Park

    Ryan Honl|Jun 10, 2023

    by Ryan Honl Mud Mayhem lived up to its advertising on Saturday with lots of natural mud and even some mud made by the Roseau Fire Department. Workers from Polaris and the city were working overtime in May to get the course ready. Hundreds of volunteer hours were put into the Roseau Power Sports Park in preparation. A fun time was had by all whether you wanted to take the "chicken" course or tackle the really difficult jumps, mud, logs, and areas with really big rocks. There was something for ev... Full story

  • Recently stolen car in Roseau is still missing

    Jeff Olsen|Jun 10, 2023

    by Jeff Olsen In a small town, bad news travels fast especially when Mike and Becca Jordet's car was stolen within city limits. Becca Jordet reported on Facebook: This is probably a long shot but our 2014 Ford Taurus was stolen out of our back driveway in Roseau, MN sometime between 11 pm Wednesday night 5/31 and 11:30 pm Thursday 6/1. If you see it or you hear anything about its whereabouts or maybe saw something suspicious please call Roseau police. Roseau Police Chief Marc Hodge, speaking on...

  • A Tour of Sport Tops Plus

    Ryan Honl|Jun 10, 2023

    by Ryan Honl Pulling up to Sport Tops Plus between Roseau and Warroad on Highway 11 just east of the airport, Tony Herling is busy talking to a husband and wife wanting a cover for their boat. The man said he keeps his boat up at the Angle and wants to keep it out of the sun to prevent fading. Most slips don't provide very good cover. He's put a lot of money in the boat and wants this thing preserved well. Tony can do that for him. Tony isn't a high pressure sales kind of guy. He's got plenty...

  • Write On: Future

    Jun 10, 2023

    Essay by: Reygan McCanna Roseau Community School Mrs. Didrikson, CIHS English 11 I've always been kind of scared of the future. I have no plan for what career I want to go into, and in general, I don't know what I'm going to do with my life. Everyone always asks, "What are you going to do after high school?" and "What college are you going to?" And I feel embarrassed that I don't know what I'm going to do. I hate that there is a default on what you should do after graduation. Why can't we just...

  • GoodBye, ByGone Days,

    Julie Elick|Jun 10, 2023

    Ecclesiastes 1:9 That which has been is what will be, That which is done is what will be done, And there is nothing new under the sun. I can be at work, busy, or trimming bushes in my back yard. Sometimes past happenings absolutely broadside me. I'm not writing this from the standpoint of having workable answers (and I do have some), but dealing with this is still a work in progress. Memories may be both good and bad. It seems like the bad is what slams me, negative emotion, embarrassing guilt.... Full story

  • A Great Gulf Fixed: Things Are Different In Eternity

    Pastor Joe Elick 1940-2021|Jun 10, 2023

    Luke 16: 19-31 Periodically over the years I have had people say to me, in an attempt to avoid the implications of a discussion on heaven and hell, that they have never heard of "anyone coming back from either place complaining!" I wouldn't want to bet the farm on that theology! This morning we're going to take a look at a story about a man who wished he could have reentered time from eternity to tell what he discovered, but Jesus said, it wouldn't have done his relatives any good anyway. As we...

  • Roseau Gazebo Night Is A Summer-Long Series Of Nine Outdoor Musical Concerts and Performances For Audiences Of All Ages

    Jun 10, 2023

    Kicking off this year's summer series at the Riverview Gazebo Park in Roseau, on Thursday, June 15th will be Poppa Bear Norton playing their own brand of country and western music that harkens back to the days of Buck Owens and Johnny Cash, as well as the outlaw era of Waylon, Willie, and Haggard. They will be followed by a Family Night on June 22nd with some fun enertainment from The Circus Science Spectacular, and a special appearance by The Bubbler. Downtown Horns, a nine-piece rock band with a horn kick, will perform on June 29th. Then on... Full story

  • Ain't nothing going to change my world

    Jeff Olsen|Jun 10, 2023

    Many years ago, my mother, the daughter of German immigrants, preached the importance of an education. "You need a college degree," she said. It was 1950 and already school was going badly. I was in first grade and didn't always behave and got my ears pulled and pinched. "For the love of Jesus," that nun said, "we'll straighten you out, you little bugger." She was Irish and I thought a bugger must be her way of calling me a booger. And here on Saturday, I was reading some quotes by the deceased...

  • Hollywood Wax Museum, Maze of Mirrors and Outbreak

    Jodi Wojciechowski|Jun 10, 2023

    Many years ago, my mother, the daughter of German immigrants, preached the importance of an education. "You need a college degree," she said. It was 1950 and already school was going badly. I was in first grade and didn't always behave and got my ears pulled and pinched. "For the love of Jesus," that nun said, "we'll straighten you out, you little bugger." She was Irish and I thought a bugger must be her way of calling me a booger. And here on Saturday, I was reading some quotes by the deceased... Full story

  • Hayes Lake is the Local Jewel in the Crown

    Ryan Honl|Jun 10, 2023

    You've probably been to Lake of the Woods, home of some of the best freshwater fishing in the world. But have you been to Hayes Lake? The place is perfect for spending the day. The fishing isn't too bad, nothing like Lake of the Woods, but still fun. There's a campground with even some RVs that people pull in for the summer. There's a nice beach with a park. The snowmobiling is great for the other part of the year. It's amazing and peaceful to turn off the engine and just experience the quiet....

  • A Common Chronic Habit

    Sheldon Larson|Jun 10, 2023

    Complaining seems to be one of humans more common chronic habits. Not long ago we were complaining about how many days since it got above forty degrees. For the few of us that pay attention to history the sad fact that the colder the winter, the hotter the summer comes to mind. Many of us that were trapped in the house because of the cold are now trapped in the house by the heat. Some say it doesn’t help to complain. Others say it doesn’t hurt to complain. Most people, present company included, do not appreciate either bragging or com...

  • Trisha Ann Nelson, 39

    Jun 10, 2023

    Roseau - Trisha Ann Nelson was born on February 27, 1984 to Clarence Nelson Jr. and Joyce (Wojciechowski) Nelson in Thief River Falls. She grew up in Wannaska and was baptized and confirmed at Riverside Lutheran Church in Wannaska. Trisha attended grade school both in Wannaska and Malung before graduating from Roseau High School in 2002. During her high school years Trisha worked at Langlie's Super Valu in Roseau for years. After graduation she worked at 7 Clans Casino in Warroad and Thief River...

  • Dorothy Berry, 90

    Jun 10, 2023

    Salol- Born January 7, 1933 to Ingvald and Helen Inman Corneliusen in Salol. On January 16, 1954, Dorothy married Fred Berry and they have been married 69 years. Dorothy enjoyed many activities throughout her life. She enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, crafting, gardening, and sewing. She was an immaculate housekeeper and you would be hard pressed to find anything out of place. She was an excellent cook and prepared many wonderful meals from the game that she and Fred harvested throughout...

  • Katie Beth Olson, 41

    Jun 10, 2023

    Roseau - Katie Beth Olson of St. Paul, formerly of Salol, passed away May 28, 2023 in St. Paul. She was born January 25, 1982 in Minot, N.D. to Julie (Dahlquist) Wahlstrom and Bruce B. Olson. She graduated from Roseau High School, St. Cloud Model School of Hair Design and Aveda Institute of Minneapolis. After graduation Katie owned Hair Envy in Roseau until she moved to Burnsville and attended Aveda Institute in Minneapolis where she received her degree in massage therapy. She later worked for...

  • Katherine Anne Walters, 71

    Jun 10, 2023

    Camden, Tenn.- Katherine Anne (Erickson) Walters, age 71, passed away 12/05/2022 in Nashville after a stroke at the home of her son in Camden, Tennessee. She had moved to Tenn. from her home in Trail, Minn. shortly after the death of her husband. Preceded in death by husband Lonnie, parents Phillip and Florence Erickson and brother Michael. She is survived by her children Stoney (Amanda) of Camden, Tenn.; Brandi (Joseph) of Winston-Salem, N.C.; Casey Klamath of Falls, Ore.; and Lisa (Dustin) of...

  • Alvin Curtis Wright, 87

    Jun 10, 2023

    Warroad- Alvin Curtis Wright passed away of natural causes at his home in Warroad on May 24, 2023. Alvin was born January 5, 1936 to Curtis and Mabel (Hiller) Wright. He graduated from Warroad High School in 1954. Alvin was a mechanic in the Army and honorably discharged in 1957. He worked for many years at Marvin Windows, farmed south of Warroad, and for a short time cut pulp wood in Beltrami Forest. Alvin enjoyed attending auction sales and would travel around the region often with friends...

  • Harriet Kathleen Olson, 90

    Jun 10, 2023

    Roseau- Harriet Kathleen Olson (Knutson) passed away peacefully on June 1, 2023 at the Warroad Senior Living Center at the age of 90. Harriet was born to Knute and Hazel (Olson) Knutson on January 28, 1933 in Ross Township. Harriet attended Fox Country School and attended Roseau School through 9th grade. She married the love of her life, Orvel Olson on September 12, 1949 in Roseau at the Parsonage by Reverend Rykken. They attended Moe Lutheran Church. She lived in the Roseau/Warroad area her...

  • Kathy Ann Olson, 55

    Jun 10, 2023

    Big Lake- Kathy Ann Olson, 55, of Big Lake entered the gates of heaven on May 14, 2023. Kathy was born on July 11, 1967, in West St Paul to Lester and Betty (Holm) Olson. She lived in South St. Paul as a child and moved with her family to Roseau in 1979. Kathy was confirmed at Moe Lutheran Church in Roseau. Kathy had a strong faith in the Lord, forever leaning on Him. Kathy graduated from Roseau High School in 1985. She had a gift of hospitality. Her life's calling was in serving and catering...

  • Leon C. Grove, 75

    Jun 10, 2023

    Roosevelt - Leon Grove passed away peacefully on Friday, June 2nd, 2023, at the age of 75, surrounded by his family in Roseau after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Leon was born in Warroad, on April 22, 1948, to Carlos and Alice (Estling) Grove. He was an only child who was blessed with many cousins who were just like siblings. Leon attended elementary school in Roosevelt and then continued his high school education at the Northwest School of Agriculture in Crookston, where he graduated...

  • Michael Shawn Powers, 52

    Jun 10, 2023

    Warroad- Michael Powers passed away at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, N.D. on May 20, 2023 at the age of 52. Michael Shawn Powers was born December 24, 1970 in Redman, Ore. to Michael J. and Beverly (Freeman) Powers. He was born and raised in Oregon and married his wife Terri (Lewis) on June 15, 1991 at Zion Lutheran Church in Warroad. They had two children– Brian and Beverly. He retired from Polaris after working there for 28 yrs. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and being with his g...

  • Hamilton Beach

    Tom Palen|Jun 10, 2023

    My wife and I enjoy going to garage and estate sales to see what we can find. Once in a while, I'll come across something I just can't live without, so I buy it and take it home. Unfortunately, I'm more likely to make a purchase when I go to a sale alone (unsupervised) which can lead to buyer's remorse when I get home; "Why did I buy this? Where am I going to put it?" My wife frequently supports me when second-guessing my decision; "Why did you buy that? Where are you going to put it?" My wife... Full story

  • LifeCare Warroad Wellness Center To Hold Grand Opening

    Laurel Latham|Jun 10, 2023

    by Laurel Latham On Wednesday, June 14th, LifeCare Warroad Wellness Center will hold their Grand Opening from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located at 210 North Main Avenue in Warroad, LifeCare Wellness is a state-of-the-art healthcare facility offering first-class treatment areas for LifeCare Rehabilitation Services and LifeCare Behavioral Health, plus a 24-hour LifeCare Fitness Center with walking path, free weights, group fitness, and exercise equipment. The well designed sleek and modern Wellness...

  • Roseau Rams Boys Golf Wins Section Meet And Heading To 2023 State Golf Tournament

    Jun 10, 2023

    The Roseau Rams Boys High School Golf Team was able to hold off a strong field of competition from Fergus Falls, Hawley, Barnesville, Thief River Falls, and Warroad to win the 36-hole Section 8AA Section meet on June 5-6, 2023 in Bemidji. The 6-person team that will compete at the state meet will include three seniors, Teagan LaPlante, Preston Lundbohm and Max Wilson along with three juniors, Bradyn Thingvold, Jake Kvien, and Sawyer Ginther. First, the Roseau boys played on Wednesday, May 31,...

  • 50 years ago… Two men retire after 72.5 combined years of service

    Carrie Johnson|Jun 10, 2023

    5 years ago – June 9, 2018 Roseau Ram golfer Gina Wensloff was headed to the Minnesota State Girls Golf Tournament. Veteran Roseau County Commissioners Mark Foldesi and Glenda Phillipe chose to not run for reelection. The Roseau Boys Golf Team placed 3rd in the Section tournament. The best finish by a Ram was junior Tal Halliday with 162, good for 13th place and five shots from qualifying for the State tournament. Kacie Borowicz and Chandler Mooney were awarded the High School Heisman at the 2...

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