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Articles from the June 24, 2023 edition


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  • Two Roseau Gun Threat Incidents at Same Store in a Two Week Period

    Ryan Honl|Jun 24, 2023

    by Ryan Honl On June 1, according to a Roseau Police Report, Kaliyah Jameil King Martin allegedly entered the Roseau Holiday with a Springfield Armory Hellcat Pro 9mm handgun making threats to a cashier saying “I should pop you” and “I’m from Houston.” That cashier left to go outside to get away from Mr. Martin. He then followed the cashier outside and another cashier observed Mr. Martin pull out the handgun from his waist, pulling back the slide, and saying he “has it with him.” Video of the incident was captured by a Holiday security came... Full story

  • Roseau County Marks 15 Years of Treatment Courts

    Jeff Olsen|Jun 24, 2023

    by Jeff Olsen Standing outside the Roseau County Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon, May 30, were the veterans of various drug and or alcohol addictions. They were enjoying a smoke before stepping into Courtroom One. They could be anyone's brother, sister, uncle, aunt, daughter or grandmother. They could be anyone we know. Cigarettes are their one addiction that doesn't break the law. Shortly, they snuffed out their smokes and walked inside the courthouse. Only first names were mentioned of those...

  • Roseau Foreign Exchange Student Li-Ting Chen Heads Back to Taiwan

    Ryan Honl|Jun 24, 2023

    by Ryan Honl Miss Li-Ting Chen, also known as Lydia Chen while here in Roseau, was one great girl to sponsor for the Tuttle family. She just completed 10th grade at the high school and returned back to her home in Taiwan this week. Before she left, the Times-Region was able to sit down and talk with her. If you're going to have a family to sponsor a foreign exchange student the Tuttle family is definitely one of the best to pick. She came over here on the ASSE Program managed by Judy Otto which...

  • Capturing a Passion

    Jun 24, 2023

    Essay by: Erin Brandt Roseau Community School Mrs. Didrikson, CIHS English 11 I was entranced by photography at exactly 5:59 p.m. on July 7, 2017. It was the day I received my first phone: a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. After testing out the call feature for hours with my friends, I decided to delve into the wonders of my new phone's camera. I quickly scanned the opportunities that my backyard presented, finding a picture-worthy subject almost immediately. My chocolate lab, Rufus, was contently...

  • All that was left was a dry stick

    Julie Elick|Jun 24, 2023

    I walked by a small garden today on the way to the garage. I sighed and said, "this garden is going to be no more." A beautiful Tiger Sumac bush which grows there has lovely light green fern like leaves. There is also a small curly dry stick laying below it. The stick is bleached by the snow, rain, and sun. We get accustomed to our spaces and areas and even weeds. I have a fondness for both the bush and the stick. I'm used to seeing it. This small garden, the bush and the stick will be "no...

  • 25 years ago… Laura Lundbohm scores a hole in one

    Carrie Johnson|Jun 24, 2023

    5 years ago – June 23, 2018 In honor of Eldyne Erickson’s 90th birthday in January, her children built a “Little Library” and put the book exchange on Judy Magnusson’s Quilt S’More property in downtown Roseau. On June 13th Eva Grafstrom was born and welcomed to the Nels, Erin and Elsie family in Salol. Leif and Sara Eidsmoe of Salol were celebrating their 3rd wedding anniversary on June 20th. Lundbohm Accounting was this week’s winner in the Ladies Golf League. Members of the team were Christine...

  • Spending time with a couple of regular guys

    Jeff Olsen|Jun 24, 2023

    This is what I'll miss when I walk away from this job. It's interviewing people from different walks of life, different outlooks, and even unusual professions. I've met 'em all since the 1980s - the ones at the top and those at the bottom, the ones with big bank accounts and those who live paycheck to paycheck, the politicians with quick smiles and fast handshakes and those who complain that all politicians are crooked while claiming their guy is Jesus-anointed and heaven-sent. Some have even...

  • Wonderworks the Upside down House

    Jodi Wojciechowski|Jun 24, 2023

    WonderWorks was a science focused indoor amusement park, combined with education and entertainment. There were over a hundred hands-on exhibits! During an experiment, something went awry, and the power of a tornado was unleashed inside their laboratory. This created a swirling vortex that was strong enough to rip the laboratory from its foundation. The laboratory was carried thousands of miles away and landed upside down ... the rest, as they say, is history. You could feel the power of 84 mph h...

  • Amazon is Taking Over the World

    Ryan Honl|Jun 24, 2023

    They started selling books on a new thing called the internet 25 years ago. Jeff Bezos figured out how to turn the digital highway into a fat green stack of cash now worth a ridiculous 1.3 trillion dollars. To get an understanding of the number 1.3 trillion think of a one dollar bill put end to end and how far that would go. The answer is 97 million miles or further than the distance of the earth to the sun. And then add another .3 trillion to that. Amazon is into everything, much if it the...

  • No Signs of Drying Up….

    Sheldon Larson|Jun 24, 2023

    To say our moisture so far this summer has been sporadic is maybe an understatement. It is kind of like Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry. “Are you feeling lucky?” Some have gotten too lucky and are almost floating when a few miles away their neighbors are pretty much burning up. The frost watchers among us are thinking the last week or so of June and the first week or so of July will bring good soakers. Meanwhile those of us familiar with Roseau County know better than to mention rain and dare not wish for it. It takes months to make a dro...

  • Lorraine Doris (Reed) Hedlund, 101

    Jun 24, 2023

    Roseau- Lorraine passed away June 16, 2023 at LifeCare Manor in Roseau at the age of 101. Lorraine Doris Reed was born Sept. 4, 1921 at Budd Hospital in Roseau to Willis Reed & Ida (Skogstad) Reed. She was the oldest of 4 daughters. Lorraine grew up in Pinecreek, attending elementary school at Groveside School and high school in Badger, where she lived with host families. She was valedictorian for her graduating class in 1940. She then taught elementary classes (grades 1-8) for 5 years....

  • Arthur Terrance Erickson, 74

    Jun 24, 2023

    Salol- Arthur Terrance Erickson (Terry) passed away on May 30, 2023, one day short of his 75th birthday. He was born on May 31, 1948 in Roseau to Arthur B. Erickson and Norma S. Folling. Terry grew up in rural Roseau and graduated from Northwest School of Agriculture in Crookston. He worked the Laverne and Marilyn Bakken's Family Farm during this time and they were like family to him. Terry enlisted in the Army on December 27, 1968 and was stationed in Korea. He was honorably discharged in July...

  • Harry Pederson, 95

    Jun 24, 2023

    Roosevelt- Harry Pederson passed away peacefully on June 18, 2023 at the Warroad Senior Living Center at the age of 95. Harry Pederson was born on May 22, 1928 in Roosevelt to Gust and Hannah (Swenson) Pederson. Harry grew up on the family farm until serving in the U.S. Army in occupied Japan immediately after WWII. Harry returned home to Roosevelt where he met and married Mae Jean Jones on December 30, 1949. Early in the marriage they relocated to Eveleth, eventually settling in Minneapolis...

  • The Flower Box

    Tom Palen|Jun 24, 2023

    I love wood and all its beauty, especially species with bold grain. Quarter-sawn oak is one of my favorite woods. When we remodeled our house, all carpeting was replaced with real three-quarter-inch red oak flooring. Once laid, the raw wood was sanded and sealed, making a beautiful floor. Such flooring requires some special care. A rock stuck in the tread of one's shoe can easily scratch and damage the floor. We are vigilant to avoid such problems. We have rugs at the front door, and shoes come...

  • RHS Clay Target Tournament

    Jun 24, 2023

    After battling gale force winds at last year's Championship, the Roseau High School Clay Target team returned to the Alexandria Shooting Sports Park looking for redemption and a berth in the state trap Tournament. The Minnesota Trap Shooting Championship is the world's largest, spanning nine days in Alexandria. For 2023, the Rams were placed in Conference 4A, with 29 student athletes shooting on Thursday June 15. Of the 340 teams competing in the Championship, only the top 40 qualify for the...

  • Our Common Sense of Belonging

    Pastor Joe Elick 1940-2021|Jun 24, 2023

    Someone has observed that "We live by signs". Any dad who travels with his family is all too aware of this when he tries to "sneak by" an exit ramp trying to make "one more town before night fall". The kids may be reading, sleeping, or playing some kind of game completely oblivious to what's going on or going by outside the car. Then in a most mysterious, almost spooky sort of way, their heads pop up just as dad passes a sign displaying the "Golden Arches". Now dad has a choice to make: He can... Full story

  • Warroad Summer Theater Presents Willy Wonka Jr.

    Laurel Latham|Jun 24, 2023

    by Laurel Latham Warroad Summer Theater's children's group, the Popcorn Players, have been busy rehearsing their parts in Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. theater production based on the 1964 children's book, "Charlie And The Chocolate Factory". Ronald Dahl's timeless story of the world famous candy man, Willy Wonka, and his quest to find an heir, features enchanting songs from the 1971 film, with Gene Wilder playing Willy Wonka, in addition to several fun new songs. The film tells the story of a... Full story

  • Roseau Rams Boys Golf Places 4th at 2023 State Golf Tournament Max Wilson 2nd Individual

    Jun 24, 2023

    The Roseau Rams Boys High School Golf Team competed as a team at the 36-hole State Class AA golf tournament for the third year in row on June 13-14, 2023 in Jordan and finished with a 2-day team score of 624 to finish 26 strokes behind 2023 Class AA team champion Totino-Grace 22 shots behind Holy Family Catholic, and six shots behind the 3rd place team from Cloquet High School. The Section 8AA Champion Roseau boys had an opportunity to see the course for the 1st time this year on Monday, June 12...

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