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  • It's not always a walk in the park at Relay for Life

    Jeff Olsen|Aug 17, 2019

    They came in all persuasions - the stubborn, the lucky, the determined, the rebounding, the appreciative, and the caregivers - at the 23rd Annual Relay for Life at Riverview Park in Roseau last Saturday. Each had a story, each had a hope, and many consider themselves blessed. Anne Erickson, a 1962 RHS graduate, now lives in Badger and is a survivor who had Stage 3 breast cancer. "It's 24 years this August," she said. "The Lord is good. He is taking care of us." She was walking with her...

  • Brazilian Jiu-jitsu seminar in roseau

    Jodi Wojciechowski|Aug 17, 2019

    AJ Edwards, owner of 218 Training Center in Roseau, is a 10-year Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt. One of the fastest growing combat sports in the world, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (also known as BJJ) is a martial art with focus on ground fighting and submission. BJJ is a martial art based on grappling and ground fighting, focusing on the skill of controlling your opponent through techniques that force him or her to submit. It prides itself in being known as the "gentle art", allowing a smaller, weaker...

  • Streiff's swindler pleads guilty to felony theft

    Jeff Olsen|Aug 17, 2019

    On Monday, Jennifer Slukynsky, a former employee of Streiff Sporting Goods west of Warroad, appeared in front of Judge Donna Dixon and pled guilty in Courtroom One at the Roseau County Courthouse to Count I theft by swindle, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment and/or $100,000 fine. In the plea agreement, the State of Minnesota dropped Counts II and III, which carried additional prison time and penalties. Ms. Slukynsky, 43, was represented by Grand Forks attorney Alexander...

  • Write ON! Camp

    Aug 17, 2019

    by Aidan Helmer, English 7, Mrs. Didrikson I sat at one of the wooden benches in the warm cafeteria, sipping on hot cocoa, remembering the past few days. They had been the kind of days you want to remember forever. They gave me warm and happy feelings, and to think they had just happened within hours ago. I had made new friends and many new memories. I had been to this camp before and I loved it. I thought of it as a getaway, a place where I could meet new people and try new things. I remember...

  • Salol News

    Genevieve Michal|Aug 17, 2019

    Dennis and Diane Monkman are great-grandparents for the 8th time and happy to announce Adam and Holly McLain are parents to Walker Dallas born August 6th. First time grandparents are Patrick and Stacy and first time uncle Troy. Patrick and Stacy are visiting the McLains in Rapid City, S.D. Scott Monkman and Wendy Runnels are in Virginia for Tom Runnel’s graduation from officers training. Dennis and Diane were in Bemidji to have their van serviced. Sam and Lola Grafstrom were at the Woodland Bible Church for Erick and Katy’s piano and vocal rec...

  • 16th annual yellow rose 5k and 10k race

    Aug 17, 2019

    The 16th Annual Yellow Rose 5K and 10K race organized by Marvin was held Saturday, August 10. With 359 registered participants and 275 finishing the race, a total of $4,870 was raised for HELPP (Help Ease Local People's Pain), which is an organization in Warroad that assists local people undergoing difficult circumstances that cause financial burdens. The help they provide comes in the form of gas cards, certificates for food, and other types of support for those experiencing emergency...

  • Miss North Star serves up some DQ

    Aug 17, 2019

    DQ's definately tasted better with the help of Miss North Star, Katrina Bugge. Her smile was a wonderful addition to the happy faces working at the counter. Katrina captured the title of Miss North Star on September 23, 2018. Katrina is very passionate about her social impact, Inspire A Golden Journey: Childhood Cancer. As a 16-year childhood cancer survivor, Katrina has dedicated her time and talents to helping children and families faced with Cancer. She feels ample attention should be put on...

  • What I know about life then and now

    Jeff Olsen|Aug 17, 2019

    When I was a kid starting first grade in 1950 at age 6, we had to worry about polio, putting our lips on the drinking fountain, not picking our nose, and losing our pencil. Yeah, a pencil. You brought one to school or kept it in your desk and if you didn’t have your pencil, you got the homework assignment of printing 25 times - “I will have my pencil in Sister Dynamo’s class.” Damn right, I forgot it. Frequently! Of course, once the dirty commie pinko bastards - the Soviets - had atomic missile...

  • The Good, The Bad And The Ugly of August

    Jodi Wojciechowski|Aug 17, 2019

    August...that is what is on my mind. In the beginning of August I have Brandon and Blu’s birthdays which are both great! Then we move to the middle of August and on August 19th it will be five years since my big brother Kevin passed away and August 28th it will be seven years since his wife, Dyan passed away. Two not very good days in my life. In my family’s lives. Then we move on to my Auntie Janet’s birthday which is another great day. I guess the bright side to August is that it begins and ends with happy occasions. This August (Mond...

  • Our Newspaper is Your Newspaper

    Aug 17, 2019

    by: Don Heinzman In your hearts you know why you came to your community to live and raise a family. You like small-town living, a good school system, a vibrant business community, a church of your denomination and residents who like to be involved in community-building organizations. It’s been proven that every successful community supports and needs a good newspaper that informs you of news and events “closest to you” and helps you live a better life. This newspaper is not the publishers; they provide it hoping to make a living, ever so small...

  • Flag Abuse

    Aug 17, 2019

    We looked out the window today and we were surprised to see the flag flying at the top of the flag pole. It seems there are few days when the flag is not at half-mast. Under the Dayton Administration, we got used to the flag being lowered again and again and again to honor this or that. We were hoping that under the new, enlightened Walz Administration, the practice of over-using the symbol of flying the flag at half-staff would be curtailed. But we were wrong. In fact, it seems like the new governor is hell bent on breaking every flag...

  • AND AMERICA MOURNS AGAIN!

    Pastor Joe|Aug 17, 2019

    The headline in the Star Tribune on August 5th read: "Blood-shed Stuns U.S." The subheading read: "Gunmen in Texas and Ohio Kill 29, leave dozens wounded." It just keeps happening, and it just keeps getting worse. According to the Star Tribune (A7) there have been 125 people killed in shootings so far in 2019. My heart, your heart, all our hearts are heavy with grief, and our prayers go out to the injured, and all those who have lost a loved one or a friend. What's going on here and when will...

  • Roseau feels the strain as Minnesota-Canada border hassles take a toll

    Aug 17, 2019

    by John Enger Nurse Darcy Wakefield crosses from Canada into Minnesota four days a week to help deliver babies. It’s a job she loves — and one she says she’ll soon have to quit. The babies haven’t slowed, but the border has. Darcy Wakefield has to drive to Roseau hours before her night shift starts, while the border crossing is still open. Minnesota-Canada crossings have become a nightmare for Wakefield and others since January 2018, when the Roseau station cut its hours as U.S. Customs and Border Protection shifted officers to the Mexican...

  • Sharon Marie Lofstedt, 80

    Aug 17, 2019

    Hutchinson - Sharon Lofstedt, age 80, of Hutchinson, passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019, at her home in Hutchinson. Blessed be her memory. Sharon Marie Lofstedt was born on August 1, 1939 in Greenbush. She was the daughter of Edmund and Clara (Asleson) Ziska. Sharon was baptized on November 24, 1950 at First Lutheran Church in Roseau, and later confirmed in her faith as a youth on November 24, 1956, at Moe Lutheran Church in Roseau. She received her education at Roseau High School and was a...

  • Court Report

    Aug 17, 2019

    Roseau County Sheriff’s Department Jordan Elijah Cooper, Roseau pled guilty to possession of controlled substance and was fined $660. Commit to Commissioner of Corrections 12 months 1 day stay for 5 years. Supervised probation for 5 years. Had charges of possession of firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia, and 2 charges of possession of controlled substance dismissed. Alex Monty Johnson, Badger pled guilty to worthless check and was fined $240 , restitution of $53.98. Local confinement of 90 days, stay 90 days for one year with one year o...

  • Looking Back...

    Carrie Johnson|Aug 17, 2019

    5 years ago – August 16, 2014 Elmer A. Erickson, who was born on August 1, 1923, celebrated his 91st birthday and was honored by Jack McDonald, Commander of the Caleb E. Lindquist American Legion Post 24 in Roseau, for 70 consecutive years as a member in good standing. Local resident, Eva Gregerson of Badger, was selected to receive free fuel from Cenex from the Tanks of Thanks program. Laurel Majer was celebrating his 80th birthday on August 23 at his home in rural Strathcona. A Community-spons...

  • Mens golf league update

    Aug 17, 2019

    by Donn Haugen It is an exciting time of the year at Oakcrest Golf Course. With the Calcutta on Friday night and the League tournament getting underway next week, our Men’s league is not taking a back seat. Things are really heating up. As for the Men’s league on Wednesday night, out front Ross Leary took low gross with a nice 37. And we had a three-way tie for the low net. Keith Markstrom, Bill Cameron and Josh Sunsdahl all came in with a net 34. The Markstroms were just tearing it up out front, Keith had longest putt on #9 with a 12 foo...

  • Roseau Youth Football Registration

    Aug 17, 2019

    Registration is now open for 3rd through 6th grade youth football. Please go to the school website and sign up prior to the dates listed below if you are interested. 5th and 6th grade tackle: Season starts August 20th and ends Sept 28th. Cost is $50. Practices will be held Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday of each week from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. with scrimmages on Saturday mornings in September. Tuesday August 20th we will have a parent kickoff parent meeting starting at 4:45 p.m. in the study hall room – we will distribute equipment as well at this t...

  • Imrie Gets Third Baker Cup and Two First Time Winners at GRP

    Aug 17, 2019

    by Keith Cumming: A beautiful day until it was time to race. At about 6:45 p.m. a quick shower passed over the Greenbush Race Park just as cars were packing the track in. Everyone was sent to the pits, and luckily the rain didn't last long. About 20-30 minutes after the rain stopped the track crew got to work, and about another 20 minutes after that the cars were back on the track getting the surface packed in and at 8:15 the green flag dropped, but unfortunately the color of the night was yellow, as three of the five features were filled with...

  • Results from GRP

    Aug 17, 2019

    Modifieds (Unofficial) A Feature 1 (24 Laps): 1. 10W-Ward Imrie, [3]; 2. 1R-Rick Delaine, [2]; 3. 81-Jordan Duray, [9]; 4. 2-Aaron Holtan, [12]; 5. 39-Shawn Teunis, [15]; 6. 57-Michael Tiani, [1]; 7. 33-Ryan Hagen, [11]; 8. 42GG-Gunner Gust, [8]; 9. 17-Mike Greseth, [5]; 10. (DNF) 92-Justin Bronk, [10]; 11. (DNF) 74-Dustin Wahl, [7]; 12. (DNF) 64-Shane Wahl, [13]; 13. (DNF) 73P-Rene Poluyko, [6]; 14. (DNF) 8Y-Bill Yonke, [14]; (DQ) Z28-Jamie Trautner, [4] Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 73P-Rene Poluyko, [2]; 2. 57-Michael Tiani, [4]; 3. 17-Mike Greseth,...

  • Mindset Coaching

    Jed Kobernusz|Aug 17, 2019

    What do you think of when someone says sexy flat tummy versus strong abdomen? The usual response I get is a sexy flat tummy is what I want. A strong abdomen isn’t sexy. It’s practical. Most of us aren’t practical when it comes to health, wellness, fitness, and weight loss. All we want are flat stomach exercises. With each WOD you'll definitely have a flatter tummy, all in due time. What is really crazy to me is when people look for an exercise for flat tummy in 7 days. The scientific piece of it is that we all have an abdomen. The real truth...

  • Blood Drive in Grygla on August 28

    Aug 17, 2019

    Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services will be asking for volunteers to give blood. On August, 28, 2019 Vitalant will be at the Community Center in Grygla, from 12:15 p.m to 6 p.m.. If you would like to give blood please contact, Sheldon at 218-294-6176 or Mildred at 218-459-3436. Sponsored by the Grygla Lions....

  • Roseau County 4-H Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction Sale

    Aug 17, 2019

    The 2019 Roseau County 4-H Blue Ribbon Sale was held on Friday, July 26 at 1:00 p.m. in the Andy Erickson Main Barn Show ring at the Roseau County Fair Grounds. It is an exciting time for the youth to auction off their prize winning ribbon for their animal to the gracious 4-H supporters and buyers. The 4-H Blue Ribbon Sale goals are to recognize the commitment, work, and expense involved with market animal projects and reward their excellence put forth in their animal project. The Livestock...

  • Roseau County 4-H at the Roseau County Fair

    Aug 17, 2019

    4-H is a Youth Development Club program for youth who have completed K-one year past high school. In 4-H, youth design and participate in their own programs and activities. This unique, learn-by-doing model teaches kids essential, transferrable skills that they'll use throughout their lives, such as problem solving, decision making, coping, communicating and responding to the needs of others. Whether youth are building rockets, raising dairy cows, or writing musical plays, 4-H gives them the...

  • Local youth learn about civic engagement in Washington D.C.

    Aug 17, 2019

    Three Roseau County 4-H youth developed critical leadership skills during week-long experience Forty-three Minnesota youth, including three from Roseau County attended the 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) experience in Washington, DC June 22-29, 2019. "CWF" is a national 4-H experience designed to challenge youth to think about how they can use their voice to create positive, sustainable change in their communities," said Jacquie Lonning, Civic Engagement & Leadership Director at the...

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