Articles from the July 30, 2016 edition

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 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 30, 2016

Saturday, July 31, 2016 Week 31

For starters, there are no ponies. But there will be a dog show and if you and your dog look alike, you could be in the money. That's the word from Cheri Losse, the president of the Roseau Civic &...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 30, 2016

Meet the new owners of the Roseau DQ

Peralta is the name and working hard is their game - and that's putting it mildly. Take Andrew, who at 26 would make billionaire businessman Warren Buffet sit up and take notice. "By the sixth grade,...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    July 30, 2016

New Becker County Attorney will prosecute the Falk case

On July 8, Tammy Merkins was appointed to fill out the remaining term of Becker County Attorney Gretchen Thilmony, who was appointed by Governor Mark Dayton to fill a Seventh Judicial District... Full story


Court Report Week 30

Roseau County Sheriff’s Dept. Davone Chanthavongsa, Brooklyn Park, pled guilty to fourth degree drug possession and was fined $575, three days local confinement and five years supervised probation. Statutory stay of adjudication. Continued. He had...


Court Report Week 31

Roseau County Sheriff’s Dept. Jordan Michael Brateng, Roseau, pled guilty to public nuisance and was fined $135 with $800 in restitution, ten days local confinement stayed for two years and two years unsupervised probation. (Badge #1912) Skyler...

 By Carrie Johnson    News    July 30, 2016

Looking Back

75 years ago… A. Honl, owner of the Roseau Bakery, added a new dough mixer to his equipment 5 years ago – July 30, 2011 Schell and Shirley Dahl were chosen as the second “Yard of the Week” in...


Opportunity to donate school supplies for those in need

As school nears many families are planning for their children’s supply needs. Being prepared for school with a backpack and school supplies may come easy for some, but not for others. Last year we again raised over $3,500 in school supplies donate... Full story


Minnesota Road Fatalities Reach 200

Enough is Enough: Driving Needs to be a Priority behind the Wheel Minnesota has now reached 200 road fatalities in 2016, a sad reminder that motorists need to remember what is the most important task when behind the wheel. Preliminary numbers from...


Ask a Trooper

Railroad Crossing Safety Question: Can you talk about railroad crossing safety and the laws that cover it? Answer: In my career, I had responded and investigated train/vehicle crashes where the majority of them resulted with a fatality or a serious i...


13th District Horticultural Show

“Birds of Summer” is the theme for this year’s 13th District Horticultural Society’s Annual Horticultural Show, hosted by Northern Bloomers Garden Club and Nachur Garden Club. The show will be held at the Roseau School Commons in Roseau on... Full story

 By Genevieve Michal    News    July 30, 2016

Salol News

Fair week was bustling with company and bringing exhibits to 4-H and open class. Hope Grafstrom will be bringing her “Grand Champion” mosaic top table to the State Fair from 4-H. The Minnesota State Fair began in 1859 after four years of...


Former Roseau telephone operators held reunion during the fair

Several women who formerly worked as telephone operators in Roseau held a little coffee reunion during the fair.  They were employees of Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. on the manual switchboard,...

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    July 30, 2016

What a difference a week makes

Last week, it was the Grand Old Party with the Mouth that roared and it wasn't Muhammad Ali's. It was your man Trump, who speaks for too many of my friends up here who think the system is rigged and t...

 By Al Buffum    Opinion    July 30, 2016


Right from the get go ... please be advised I mentally wrote this column while flat on my back in the ER. Thus ... to an extent this column might ... Not appear to be based on any cognizant thought...

 By Dave Peterson    Opinion    July 30, 2016

The Journey Continues

I hope I didn't lose many of you after my writing last week. I am sorry if anyone was offended or found my column inappropriate. However, I am not going to stop. You see the Bible tells us that we “overcome by the blood of the Lamb (Jesus) AND the...



To the Editor, Well, there are now only two giant cottonwood trees left of the original five that my grandfather hauled in the trunk of the car from the Missouri Breaks in the early forties. The last one was the biggest and proved true to that old...

 By Terry Weiss    Opinion    July 30, 2016

Great Host

To the Editor, Kudos to everyone responsible for the organization and implementation of the 2016 State Babe Ruth 15s tournament held last weekend. As someone not looking forward to sitting and watching games in the heat/humidity, I was very happy to...

 By Mike Benke    Opinion    July 30, 2016

State Babe Ruth Tournament

To the Editor, This past weekend the Roseau Youth Baseball Boosters hosted the State Baseball Tournament for the 15-year-old Babe Ruth teams. Organizers Andy Ziegler and Tracey Wensloff did a tremendous job setting everythibng up...from concessions,...


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