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  • The City of Roseau won't be the next Woodstock

    Jeff Olsen|Aug 5, 2023

    by Jeff Olsen For those wanting to light up, get high, and just groove on mellow yellow, that won't be happening in the City of Roseau any time soon. Not legally! For those who are in constant pain from cancer and cannabis is their only real relief, they will have to travel elsewhere to purchase marijuana. For those among the local citizenry and non-residents who would enjoy walking down the sidewalk inhaling deeply from a finely rolled joint, that will have to be put on the back burner. The...

  • Commemorating the Old, Celebrating New

    Aug 5, 2023

    A pie and ice cream social to celebrate the grand opening of downtown Warroad's newest mixed-use buildings, which capture historic charm while adding a modern twist will be held Friday, August 11 at 4:30 to 6 p.m. At 5 p.m. there will be a short program and ribbon cutting. It is being held on Main Ave. in Downtown Warroad. This redevelopment consists of commercial space available for lease on the first floor, and seven market-rate apartments on the second floor which are at full occupancy.... Full story

  • Warroad Mourns The Loss Of A Beloved Hockey Coach

    Laurel Latham|Aug 5, 2023

    by Laurel Latham Michael Gary Tveit of Warroad passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Friday, July 21st, at the age of 38. A visitation was held in Michael's honor at Zion Lutheran Church in Warroad on Sunday, July 30th with 400 plus attending. The Memorial Service was held on Monday, July 31st, at The Gardens Arena, where all seats were filled. The eulogy was given by fellow hockey coach and friend, Jay Hardwick, who Michael coached alongside for eight years. The following excerpts are from...

  • Write On: Our Home Away From Home

    Aug 5, 2023

    Essay by: Titus Kvien Roseau Community School Mrs. Didrikson, CIHS English Last January, 2022, my family took on a big responsibility by buying a cabin/lake house. Our cabin is not the typical Fourth of July cabin or small town, every summer weekend cabin. We have heat and AC. Seriously, this is a crazy concept to some people on Lake of the Woods. After some searching around that area, we decided to expand the reach of our hunt. We wanted a lake cabin which meant we would have to look further so...

  • "There we saw the Giants"

    Julie Elick|Aug 5, 2023

    Num. 13:33, And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight. Yes, there were giants, but Caleb and Joshua saw God! Those who doubt say, "We be not able to go up." Those who believe say, "Let us go up at once and possess it, for we are well able." Giants stand for great difficulties; and giants are stalking everywhere. They are in our families, in our churches, in our social life, in our own... Full story

  • Bobby made life more interesting and enjoyable

    Jeff Olsen|Aug 5, 2023

    You can pick all the favorites you want. I've lived long enough and lost enough friends to know how fleeting life is. Now, Bobby has left us. His family and friends knew him way better, longer, and had loved him. I got a kick out of him. I called him Bobby. Bobby was a fun guy, quick with a quip, and always friendly. Oh yes, he could be abrupt but that was Bobby, too. I can't remember when I first bumped into him. Maybe at his furniture store where he was dubbed the Carpet King. He could be... Full story

  • Uff Da

    Jodi Wojciechowski|Aug 5, 2023

    It hasn't sunk in yet that Bob Lund passed away this past Sunday morning. He had recently stopped by to chat a bit. He was giving me a few lines of crap and then proceeded to let me know he thought the paper was looking quite impressive. We caught up on how everyone was doing and I got my hug before he was on his way to his next stop. Bob and I go way back. When I first started at the RTR I was designing ads and within a few months my position was changed to manager and ad sales. The RTR had mad...

  • Byfuglien Trucking Wins 60 and Over National Hockey Championship

    Jeff Olsen|Aug 5, 2023

    Memories of a hockey legend written by Jeff Olsen, May 2012 What a team of geriatric skaters! Gordie Howe would love them. If you don't know Mr. Howe, you're too young to be reading this. Take forward Bruce Gillie, who will be 74 next month. Can he skate? Does the sun rise in the east? Old Gillie played. He had to when Dr. Bruce Falk, who fixes teeth for a living, needed the services of a chiropractor during the second game at the Ellenton Ice & Sports Complex near Tampa, Florida. Falk, 63,...

  • Let The Games Begin!

    Sheldon Larson|Aug 5, 2023

    It is just another day in our world of “you can’t make this stuff up”. The democrat socialist party is not only the nastiest, laws for thee but not for me, party in our countries history, but maybe also the most predictable. Those nasty conservatives have got more evidence on the Biden crime family. Indict Trump! After watching as much fake news as my stomach could handle there is no doubt anyone that consumed a steady diet of their lies would hate Trump. After Devin Archer testified that Hunter had called dear old dad and had him on speak...

  • Robert Sivert Lund, 83

    Aug 5, 2023

    Roseau- Robert Sivert Lund passed away on July 30, 2023 at the age of 83. He was born on July 25, 1940, in Roseau. He grew up on the Lund Hereford Farm. Every day growing up, after finishing the chores, Bob and his siblings joined the neighbor kids and headed to Salol to play softball in the summer and hockey in the winter. Bob graduated from Roseau High School in 1958. He then attended the University of Minnesota Duluth to become a teacher. While teaching in Silver Bay, he was introduced to...

  • Merton Harris Kirkeide, 95

    Aug 5, 2023

    Greenbush- Merton Harris Kirkeide was born May 11, 1928 in Mekinock, N.D., the third child of ten, to Martin and Hattie (Jorgenson) Kirkeide. He passed away peacefully on July 28, 2023 at Lifecare Greenbush Manor. Merton went to school until the eighth grade in Pencer. After schooling, he helped his dad on the farm and also worked for Carl Johnson. He was drafted into the Army in July of 1951. Merton served as a mechanic in the Korean War. He was in Korea until his honorable discharge in 1953....

  • Ruth Helen Joy (Tapa) Meyer, 86

    Aug 5, 2023

    Aurora- Ruth Helen Joy (Tapa) Meyer, 86, of Aurora passed away peacefully with family by her side on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at Essentia Health-Northern Pines in Aurora. She was born at home in rural Skime on December 23, 1936, near Roseau to John and Wilruth (Knutson) Tapa. Ruth enjoyed gardening, reading, wildlife, watching sports, bingo, and garage sales. Game nights were one of her favorites. She truly enjoyed birdwatching, time spent on their hobby farm, and hosting family and friend get...

  • Stephen Arthur Millsop, 79

    Aug 5, 2023

    Warroad- Stephen Arthur Millsop, 79, a retired security manager at Seven Clans Casino in Warroad, went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 in Bridgeport, Texas. Stephen was born on May 14, 1944 to Reginald and Virginia (Harker) Millsop in Crosby. He graduated from Crosby Ironton High School and was an outstanding athlete playing football, baseball and wrestling for the Crosby Ironton Rangers. Stephen was united in marriage to the love of his life, Gloria Jean Meeker on June 25, 1967...

  • Leona Beverly Otto, 83

    Aug 5, 2023

    Wannaska- Leona Beverly Otto passed away on July 21, 2023 at the age of 83. She was born to William (Bill) Osse and Gladys (Alten) Osse in Gatzke. She attended grade school at Skime school #86, graduating from Roseau High School. She was married and 6 children were born to this union. Leona worked as a nurse's aide in Roseau, then at Marvin Windows for 30 years and when she retired from there she returned to nurse's aide work at Roseau Manor. She married LeRoy Otto in September 1990. They made...

  • Joan Tveit, 91

    Aug 5, 2023

    Warroad- Joan Tveit passed away at the Warroad Senior Living Center May 29, 2023 at the age of 91. Joan was born October 8, 1931 to Hokan and Rose Hokanson in Warroad. Joan lived in the Warroad and Roosevelt areas her whole life. One of Joan's grandsons wrote the following piece 20 years ago at the age of 12. It was a wonderful tribute then and still is today. "Joan Tveit is a caring person. She was born October 8, 1931. She influenced me to have fun and never give up. Her admirable qualities...

  • 25 years ago… Warroad Summer Theatre presented "Hello, Dolly"

    Carrie Johnson|Aug 5, 2023

    5 years ago – Aug. 4, 2018 A Roseau woman, Kassandra Marie Ziska, suffered a non-life threatening injury when her vehicle which was southbound on Highway 89 went off the road to the right, hitting the approach of Roseau County Road 131 and rolling. Bill Faskerti from across the border had a hole-in-one on Number 12 with a 5 wood at Oakcrest Golf Course. It was witnessed by Bob Zarn and three little boys who ran across the 12th green to take a gander after it hopped into the hole. Some amazing nu... Full story

  • Where Is God When We Hurt?

    Pastor Joe Elick 1940-2021|Aug 5, 2023

    When I was in Jr. High there was a game being played by the boys that you could only play once with the same person. Once somebody had played the game with you, however, you could hardly wait to find someone else to try it out on. Here's how I got initiated. One of my friends came up to me in the hall one day and asked: "How would you like a Hertz Donut?" Well now I was familiar with Hertz Rent-A-Car, but I hadn't heard that they were in the bakery business too. "Come On," he pleaded, "wouldn't...