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Articles from the July 8, 2023 edition


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  • He's Happy to be working in law enforcement

    Jeff Olsen|Jul 8, 2023

    by Jeff Olsen Chris Skime, a 2017 graduate of Grygla-Goodridge High School, now knows that good things can come unexpectedly. "I was born and raised right here in Skime, Minnesota." He's definitely a small-town guy. There's no post office, no stoplight, just the Skime Store where you can get everything from a Snickers candy bar to beer, groceries, toilet paper and fill up your tank. You won't see a sign announcing you are in Reine Township or the number of live residents. But they are hearty...

  • A Gentleman Who Touched Many Lives is Remembered

    Jeff Olsen|Jul 8, 2023

    by Jeff Olsen The late Stan Kindzerski, the legendary Roseau High School choir director who taught at RHS for 38 years before retiring in 1998, will be memorialized at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Roseau. He passed away on December 21, 2022, in Arizona at age 84. He was also Messiah's choir director with a faithful following of devoted singers. Mr. K, as his high school students called him, would have made a fine commandant of the United States Marine Corps. He... Full story

  • Mechanical Innovation Factory is Open for Business in Wannaska

    Ryan Honl|Jul 8, 2023

    by Ryan Honl The Wannaska Elementary School sat empty for many, many years after closing. That's no longer the case. Richard Doughman of Wannaska and his crew have turned it into a full scale automotive, power sports and lawn mower repair center, along with a growing inventory of new dealership stock. They gutted the building and the inside looks amazing. The old gym is now a very large service center. The classroom walls were taken down and one side of the old hallway has an area with over...

  • Write On: Name Game

    Jul 8, 2023

    Essay by: Megan Mooney Roseau Community School Mrs. Didrikson, CIHS English 11 There were only a handful of high schoolers that still rode my bus. The most consistent was a senior named Bjorn. He was the equivalent of a teacher's pet to the bus driver. He always talked with the driver and kept the younger kids in line. He was always nice and super friendly with everybody. He was the last stop so he stayed on the bus the longest. I wasn't planning to play a joke on him. I'm not like that. I'm a g...

  • Weight Loss: It's all about rules, and "The Price Of Salt Has Gone Up!" Chapter 2

    Julie Elick|Jul 8, 2023

    SALT: I could see right away what happened! I love Mexican food. I love the Mexican restaurant in Thief River Falls. My friend and I often take this monthly trip and split a meal. I couldn't eat a full plate consisting of a Deluxe Burrito (530 calories), rice (206 calories), salsa and chips (240 to 270 calories). And of course we would absolutely order that delicious white sauce to dip our chips in. The "cost" of this kind of dinner if you have a diet soft drink is approximately 1020 calories....

  • Step Across The Line

    Pastor Joe Elick 1940-2021|Jul 8, 2023

    Several years ago when I was still with Youth For Christ in Tacoma we took a group of teenagers on a Christmas retreat. The camp was in Eastern Washington at the upper end of a valley with mountains on two sides and a beautiful river running down through the middle. Among all the things we packed in with us was a "boom box," or "Ghetto Blaster" as they say in Chicago, and a good number of Christian music tapes provided by several of the kids. During free time, and in-between sessions we allowed... Full story

  • Man charged with murder of Roseau woman in what prosecutor calls 'horrific case'

    KVLY|Jul 8, 2023

    by KVLY - Bill Strande, Alexandra Simon The Ramsey County Attorney's Office charged a Maplewood man Friday for allegedly killing and dismembering his girlfriend. Joseph Steven Jorgenson, 40, faces one count of second-degree murder in connection to the disappearance and eventual death of 34-year-old Manijeh "Mani" Starren, a Roseau, Minnesota native. Starren was reported missing in early June after her family hadn't heard from her since April 21. Earlier in the week, Jorgenson was also charged...

  • Only in America with its quirks and quarks

    Jeff Olsen|Jul 8, 2023

    Beautiful! It all came back to me a few days ago reading in the national news about a couple of cohabitating cops, who escorted their three-year-old son to an actual jail cell for disciplinary reasons. Which you will read about shortly. God bless America! I had forgotten all about it, but first allow me to mention my dear sweet mother, Marie, who had lightning fast hands when you needed to be slapped or silenced. This was often for my older brother Rob and myself. They weren't called daycare...

  • NY Pizza Kitchen Bar & Grill in Myrtle Beach

    Jodi Wojciechowski|Jul 8, 2023

    Whenever we are on vacation I always try garlic knots comparable to the ones we had in Florida several years ago. The ones at N.Y. Pizza Kitchen Bar and Grill were very close and definitely were amazeballs! N.Y. Pizza Kitchen Bar & Grill is one of Myrtle Beach's most popular pizza places and I can understand why after eating there! Their pizza is hand-tossed and cooked in a brick oven. Hand-tossed brick oven pizza in the heart of Myrtle Beach. Great food, fresh ingredients, subs, burgers, beer,...

  • Better Forest Management Is Critical For Quality Of Life

    Rick Hall|Jul 8, 2023

    In recent weeks you may have noticed, the sky is no longer blue, stars are harder to see at night, and landscapes are discolored by a grayish hue. Wildfires in Canada and northern Minnesota are worse than ever and it has real consequences for our jobs and health. As a farmer and educator, I notice it in my lungs after a long day outside. I am also worried because heavy smog means it’s harder to grow crops and folks may begin to see rising prices for food at the grocery store. The wildfires in Canada have already displaced a staggering 1...

  • More History of Earl's Drive In

    Tyrone Terry Erickson|Jul 8, 2023

    I just received the June 17, 2023 edition of the paper and I enjoyed the article about Earl's Drive In and the fact that it started in 1956. I thought it would have been more interesting if there would have been additional historical information than just the start date. I grew up on a farm outside Roseau and although I have not lived there for many years, I still remember the opening of the Drive In. I am sure that there are others who still remember that. It was started by Elmer Pearson (his son David was RHS 1956) and was called Elmer's...

  • Marie Evelyn Rosenwasser, 81

    Jul 8, 2023

    Abila, Calif.- Marie E. Rosenwasser passed away on June 7, 2023, from a heart attack at the age of 81. Born April 19, 1942, to parents Helen and George Johnson of Falun Township in Roseau County, Marie grew up as an active, energetic child and young adult, who excelled in school and 4-H. In eighth grade she won the Roseau County Spelling Contest and in high school she won the 4-H Radio Speaking Contest. She graduated from Roseau High School as the valedictorian in 1960. She enjoyed learning,...

  • 75 years ago… A Pencer woman was kicked and trampled by a few cows.

    Carrie Johnson|Jul 8, 2023

    5 years ago – July 7, 2018 The 2018 Roseau County Outstanding Senior Citizen Volunteer Award winners were Marlene Nelson of Roseau and Wes McFarlane of Warroad. Members of the Roseau High School Clay Target Team that placed 10th in the 40-team State Trap Tournament were Ethan Johnson, Owen Moser, Tyler Dirks, Nolan Hanson and Jonathan Hosaluk. Members of the Skeet Team at Roseau which was the 2018 Skeet Shooting Champions in Class 1A were Savanna Graser, Bria Dale, Beau Keagle, Taylor J... Full story

  • HIstory Day Camp Held In Warroad

    Laurel Latham|Jul 8, 2023

    by Laurel Latham The Warroad Heritage Center hosted a youth history day camp Monday, June 26, through Friday, June 30 from 9 a.m. until noon. The board members of the Warroad Heritage Center believe it's important to educate our youth on the history of their community. The history day camp was facilitated by Christy Olafson, who teaches 5th grade at Warroad Elementary with Nan Taylor, a retired teacher, as her volunteer assistant. "We had twelve kids in our history day camp last week," reports... Full story

  • Ben Franklin and Rhubarb

    Tom Palen|Jul 8, 2023

    When I think of July fourth, several things come to mind; first and foremost is Independence Day. I can only imagine the courage it took to sign a document telling the king your intention to separate from his rule. I'll bet it was a tense day for everyone in the palace when King George III received that Dear John letter. Five men drafted the document: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Robert Livingston, Roger Sherman, and Benjamin Franklin. Although, I have no idea how Ben Franklin found time to hel...