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  • Roseau is in the clover with ARPA payments

    Jeff Olsen|Jul 15, 2023

    by Jeff Olsen Recently, Roseau County Coordinator Jeff Pelowski highlighted the American Recovery Program Act, ARPA), a federal program which began in 2021. It's definitely not similar to the game of Monopoly where, when you Pass Go, you don't receive real money. Guess again! "It was many billions of dollars distributed around the country to offset some of the economic costs caused by the pandemic," said Mr. Pelowski. The state of Minnesota got a certain dollar amount and then the state decided...

  • July's Big Show is Coming to Gilbertson Field

    Jeff Olsen|Jul 15, 2023

    by Jeff Olsen The Roseau American Legion State Baseball Tournament has never been held this far north. In late July, it will be held at Gilbertson Field in Roseau, and the ballpark is looking impressive. It isn't the Field of Dreams carved out of a cornfield. Tanner George, a 2023 Roseau High School graduate, played on the Roseau Rams' 2022 Minnesota State High School Baseball Tournament runner-up squad. "It was fun," he said. Maybe his friends and relatives will be watching the American Legion...

  • Remembering Pioneer Jake Nelson

    Ryan Honl|Jul 15, 2023

    by Ryan Honl Over the last 125 years one man from time to time gets referenced in the Times-Region and for good reason. Jake Nelson was literally one of the first two European settlers in Roseau County, coming in the mid 1880s building a homestead many years before we became a town or had a newspaper. "In the summer of 1885, Lon Irish and his two sons, Frank and Elias, and Seward A. Wood, who had hunted in Elk Valley the fall before, made a trip to the Roseau Valley and to the Roseau Lake... Full story

  • Write On: Struggle

    Jul 15, 2023

    Essay by: McKenna Lee Roseau Community School Mrs. Didrikson, College English 11 I have become very familiar with the word struggle. In my years growing up I always struggled to read, I was the worst reader in my class and I was so ashamed of that. I struggled to decide if I should tell my dad I wanted to go to hockey rather than see him or if I should suffer the consequences of having divorced parents. I struggled in math in middle school and my reading got better by now. I would focus on one t...

  • Losing Weight: Your Mind Really Matters, Chapter 3

    Julie Elick|Jul 15, 2023

    If your goal is losing weight, how does your mindset fit in to the mix? And then, there are your motives. If your happiness depends on how you look, you are going to be frustrated as you age. There are so many products that promise a wrinkle free face and ageless beauty. I know one thing, a smile goes a long way. What does a smiling heart look like? It kind of seeps through your face and makes the grace of aging a deeper reality. A quiet spirit is another deep thing. Below the surface like in a... Full story

  • Who Am I? The Listening Heart

    Pastor Joe Elick 1940-2021|Jul 15, 2023

    One of my favorite childhood games was Hide and Seek. How many of you have ever played Hide and Seek? Great! I hate to play alone! What a great game: Both the hiding and the seeking (and sometimes the FINDING). Close encounters of the best kind. The Bible tells us that God desires to have personal encounters of the "Best Kind" with his people. Our God is not a hiding God. Neither is He an impersonal God. Our God, the God of the Bible the God we serve knows our name. God seeks us out that He may...

  • Roseau County Sheriff Press Release

    Jul 15, 2023

    The Roseau County Sheriff releases information on a traffic accident on July 5, 2023 at approximately 3:27 p.m. A 2012 Ford pickup driven by 45 year-old Sarah Lucek from Wannaska was southbound in CR #9 near CR #13. The second vehicle, a 2001 Polaris ATV, driven by 61 year-old Robert Grugal of Roseau was also southbound. The Grugal vehicle was struck from behind by the Lucek vehicle. Mr. Grugal sustained severe injuries and was airlifted out. The Lucek vehicle rolled onto its side in the west ditch. Lucek and two juvenile passengers received... Full story

  • 4-H Project Showcase at the upcoming Roseau County Fair

    Jul 15, 2023

    University of Minnesota Extension, Roseau County 4-H staff are excited for 4-H youth to showcase the learning and achievements they have accomplished in 4-H at the Roseau County Fair. 4-H at Minnesota county fairs are not just fun annual events. Every summer, tens of thousands of 4-H youth participate in county fairs to showcase the knowledge and skills they've gained throughout the year, and to continue their learning experiences. 4-H youth spend months working on projects designed to equip...

  • Upcoming is the best week of the year

    Jeff Olsen|Jul 15, 2023

    Terrific! County fairs in rural Minnesota are always the biggest draws and, with Roseau as the county seat, we draw the multitudes. Last weekend, I called Ken Wicklund, RHS Class of 1953, who's 87 and is coming up for his class reunion. Ken isn't being chauffeured up. "I'm driving up from Faribault, and it's only 400 miles and about an eight-hour drive." I asked the location and date of his reunion since I enjoy meeting new people who have lived long, productive, and healthy lives. He mentioned...

  • Our Trip Came to an End

    Jodi Wojciechowski|Jul 15, 2023

    Our Myrtle Beach vacation came to an end and it was time to head back home. We were gone around three weeks and I was ready to be home in my own bed. I missed Blu and my grandpup Cyn a lot and was ready to see them. Once we were in their eyesight I could tell they were beyond happy to have us back home! Before leaving the beach area I did need to bring back a souvenir for myself. I have ALWAYS wanted a Palm tree and now I have one! The sound of the ocean and Palm trees are two of my favorites in...

  • It Is Hard For Most Of Us To Fathom…

    Sheldon Larson|Jul 15, 2023

    The longest day of the year or official first day of summer is now three weeks in the past. The Fair will be here next week and fall will not be far behind. Sunrise sunset swiftly go the days. One season following another if you will. With life being so fleeting it is hard for most of us to fathom how so few can make life miserable for so many. Our installed Commander in Chief has spent nearly half of his time since being in charge on vacation. When at work he shows up at ten A.M. and leaves about three P.M. The Bidens have turned our White...

  • DNR Overreach

    Kerry Kveen|Jul 15, 2023

    The DNR and Roseau River Watershed are planning to build a dike on the north and east side of the river. The weirs would be at elevations of 1034. The dikes on the south and west side of the river are only at elevations of 1031 1/2. Building the dike would ensure that many acres of fertile farmland would flood. We have requested them to build a dike on the south side of the river and the island that would be slightly higher than their dike. Any rain of 2" or more raises the river and it will not be able to run onto DNR land as it has for the...

  • No Breakfast Anywhere

    Gena Nelson|Jul 15, 2023

    Sunday, a lazy, relaxing day, sleeping in, hanging out, going out for breakfast!! What! Nothing was open on a Sunday morning. No place for churchgoers, the average Joe, to go and get a bit of BREAKFAST. I hear shop local, buy local. Well, when there is nowhere to go to shop local and buy local, we go elsewhere. So while you have closed your business and are sitting at the lake, where are all your loyal customers going to buy local. Gina Nelson... Full story

  • Stanley Jon Kindzerski, 84

    Jul 15, 2023

    Green Valley, Ariz.- Stanley Jon Kindzerski went to live with Jesus December 21, 2022. He was born October 20th, 1938 in Scobey, Montana to John and Mary Kindzerski. He graduated from Scobey High as a celebrated football player. He went on to Concordia College in Moorhead, where he sang Bass in the Concert Choir. There he received a music education degree and later on a masters degree at the University of Montana-Missoula. Stan taught K-12 vocal music in Roseau for 38 years. Stan directed his ch...

  • David Lee Koebernick, 77

    Jul 15, 2023

    Roseau- David passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on July 11, 2023, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, N.D. He fought the good fight, ran the race the Lord set before him and is now at peace in the arms of Jesus Christ. "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal....

  • Sharon Eline Johnson, 75

    Jul 15, 2023

    Clermont, Fla.- Sharon Eline Johnson, 75, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at her Clermont home with her family at her side. Sharon was born September 19, 1947, in Roseau to Warner and Gina Mickelson. Sharon loved growing up with her two older brothers and helping on the farm. Sharon much preferred to spend her days baling hay with her father rather than sit indoors. In 1969 Sharon graduated from St. Barnabas School of Nursing and began working as a registered nurse. Sharon married Delbert...

  • Gordon Mitchell Hamilton, 61

    Jul 15, 2023

    Grand Forks, N.D.- Gordon Mitchell Hamilton- 61 years, of Grand Forks, N.D. died Sunday March 19, 2023 at home. Gordon was born on Feb. 19, 1962, in Roseau, to Barbara Hamilton. Gordon lived in Roseau through his high school years and graduated with honors in 1980. Gordon attended Bemidji State University and the University of North Dakota. Gordon spent most of his life in Grand Forks, N.D. He enjoyed tennis, bowling, playing cards, reading and telling stories. And of course watching the...

  • David Howard McCourt, 80

    Jul 15, 2023

    International Falls- David Howard McCourt, 80, of International Falls, died on Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at Rainy Lake Medical Center. He was born on December 2, 1942 in Warroad. David married Lynda Thomas on April 8, 1967 at White Bear Lake. David was employed as a truck driver; he also worked as a farm hand, at Mando, a computer programmer and previously owned several rental properties. His hobbies included shooting pool, painting nature scenes, tinkering with electronics, riding motorcycles,...

  • 50 years ago… The most destructive storm came through Roseau County

    Carrie Johnson|Jul 15, 2023

    5 years ago – July 14, 2018 Amy McGuire was hired as the new Roseau Elementary School principal. This year was Chuck’s Wagon’s 40th Roseau County Fair. Recent Minnesota State University-Moorhead graduates included Sue Beavis, Traci Comstock, Hannah Hogenson, Samantha McFarlane, Cassie Schumacher and Emma Vatnsdal, all of Roseau; Samantha Olson, Lindsay Fast, Sabrina Hellquist, Tyler Hodson, Tyelyn Pearson and Susanna Thielen, all of Warroad. Named to the Bemidji State University Spring Presi... Full story

  • Joab's Algoma Eatery & Tavern Is Open In Warroad

    Laurel Latham|Jul 15, 2023

    by Laurel Latham Chef Joab Spina’s day begins early. Although Joab’s Algoma’s Eatery & Tavern hours are presently 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday, Joab is in the kitchen at Algoma hours before then, completing prep necessary to create the variety of delicious dishes on Algoma’s menu. “Algoma’s menu is very prep intensive since everything is made fresh from scratch, including the sauces and desserts,” explained Joab. Joab gives credit to Chef Mark Marthalen at Ciattis Ristorante, a...