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  • Eleven01 Apartment Complex Is A Big Plus for Roseau

    Jeff Olsen|Sep 24, 2022

    by Jeff Olsen Roseau Mayor Dan Fabian, a tall man never short on words or an appreciation of a great team effort to build more affordable housing in the city, spoke at the grand opening of Eleven01 on Tuesday, September 13. "I obviously thanked former Mayor Jeff Pelowski because this whole thing was started before I came on board. Those people deserve a tremendous amount of credit for the hard work they put in," he said, noting that both Citizens State Bank and Border Bank were instrumental in...

  • Warroad Celebrated with a groundbreaking ceremony for Icon Apartments

    Sep 24, 2022

    It was a time to celebrate for both Warroad and Roseau who share the same issues with available workforce housing. Warroad celebrated with a groundbreaking ceremony for Icon Apartments on September 8. Icon Apartments will offer 65 studio, one and two bedroom apartments in a three story building with an elevator. The groundbreaking event featured speakers including Mayor Bob Marvin, House Representative John Burkel (R), Minnesota Housing Finance Commissioner Jennifer Ho, executives from Marvin...

  • Another Fine Feed by Your Friendly Local Firefighters

    Jeff Olsen|Sep 24, 2022

    by Jeff Olsen On Sunday, Mark Wilson, a member of the Roseau Volunteer Fire Department who's in charge of all things related to numbers and finances, pronounced the Saturday evening community fundraiser a great success. "We want to give a big thank you once again for the support from our Roseau community for their great turnout and financial support for the local fire department." Mr. Wilson describes their supporters as "the Roseau proper." "Generally, it's the home place whether you're from...

  • These gals don't take a backseat to anyone

    Jeff Olsen|Sep 24, 2022

    by Jeff Olsen Amy Olson, a 2010 Roseau High School graduate and three-sport athlete, likes challenging herself. For the Twin Cities resident, the tougher the better. On Saturday, September 10, Amy and Anna Braun, her friend and training partner, were in Madison, Wisconsin, for the Madison Half Ironman 70.3. That's 70.3 miles of putting yourself through the ringer. It's the ultimate butt-kicker unless you competed the next day in the full Ironman of 140.6 miles. The 1.2 mile Madison Half Ironman... Full story

  • Just like a Rambling Rose From Faraway Roseau

    Jeff Olsen|Sep 24, 2022

    by Jeff Olsen Kynslee Rose earned Player of the Game honors in the opening game of the Fall Classic at the Bloomington Ice Gardens in the Twin Cities last weekend. The Roseau fifth grader scored the go-ahead goal as her team defeated the Cowboys, 3-1, on Friday afternoon. After the regular 10-U hockey season had ended this past winter, Kynslee, 10, kept playing and was recently selected for the 20th Fall Classic. In March and in August, she had competed at two qualifying events and advanced to... Full story

  • Write On: Technology (how it could be ruining young adults lives) Essay by: Colby Buchwitz

    Sep 24, 2022

    Essay by: Colby Buchwitz Roseau Community School Mrs. Didrikson, Advanced English 11 Do you have a loved one or know someone that is still in middle school or younger(14 or younger)? This article is for you, to help restrict and understand how technology is harmful to many people so that anyone who reads this can help someone who is struggling with technology. Over 80% of kids at the age of 14 years old have a phone. Not just any regular phone either but a smart phone which has way more...

  • Maintenance vs a Big Mess

    Julie Elick|Sep 24, 2022

    My to do list gets longer and longer...well, maybe not, maintenance is an ongoing thing. I keep looking for closure, for that point in time when I can just sit back and relax. I am finding that the word closure doesn't mean "complete," or "the end," like reaching a finish line. It seems always out of my grasp. The grass keeps growing. The snow needs shoveling, housework never is completely done. I am not going to allow all these tasks to get me down. I am so thankful for Oliver Olson who...

  • Social Media

    Shelly Nelson|Sep 24, 2022

    So this column reflects on the initial reason for bringing back my column in a new world. When I started my column years ago, “A Mom Thing” was about life with a real little. A little 4 year old and the challenges of life with her at that age, at that time. SnapChat, Instagram and TikTok were not a thing. This new column is about a tween. Several years later. I choose not to share how many years later, as I do not want to age myself. Part of why I started this column was to address the stress we...

  • Blessing Others

    Pastor Joe Elick 1940-2021|Sep 24, 2022

    Blessing may be one of the most overused and least understood words in our vocabulary. How many of you have exited a sneeze by having a friend pronounce a blessing over you? How many of us have received or pronounced over food: "Lord, bless this food"? Now such a pronouncement usually includes, to our bodies use. But sometimes I wonder "What is that supposed to mean?" Maybe the food itself is the blessing. I've heard that Jewish people have a thanksgiving prayer after their meal. Catherine...

  • Looking at the news is always a learning experience

    Jeff Olsen|Sep 24, 2022

    Finding an inspiration to get this column written weekly without resorting to strong drink is always a challenge. Then, something turns up. Remember when you were a kid and the teacher required that you memorize a portion of, say, this poem: The quality of mercy is not strained; It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed - It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes. - William Shakespeare Pretty heady stuff for any ninth grader, who's trying to...

  • Montana or Bust!

    Jodi Wojciechowski|Sep 24, 2022

    Our 16+ hour trip was well underway. After Brian's and my little hiccups, things were going well. Williston Brewery was our next adventure after Rugby. A friend had posted some amazing looking pizza pretzels and we were excited to try them for ourselves. We arrived and ordered a salted cheese pretzel and a pizza pretzel. When they arrived at our table, Sarah and I were ready to try out these yummy treats. We dove in and ummm...I don't recommend them unless you like bread and a lot of it! These...

  • Smoke and Mirrors

    Sheldon Larson|Sep 24, 2022

    When watching O’Biden and company celebrating their inflation reduction act one has to wonder if they didn’t get a little heavy on the smoke in their fantasyland of smoke and mirrors. What part of inflation was 1.4 percent when he took over? It is now up 8.3 just from a year ago. The average family income is now down nearly six thousand dollars per year in less than two years. Add on inflation costing another five thousand per family per year. What exactly does the liberal left have to be so proud of? Anything to distract from more than two...

  • In Reference To Golf Carts

    Sep 24, 2022

    Thanks to Alanna Anderson for addressing the issue of elementary kids driving their friends around in golf carts and do the parents know or not. I have seen this multiple times, and they are not paying attention to things around them, causing near collisions with others on the road. According to local law enforcement and state laws, because a golf cart is a motorized vehicle, YOU NEED A VALID DRIVERS LICENSE. That would be at least 16, I do believe. Do parents know this and still let their kids drive one? Do they really not know this l...

  • Ann P. Baumgartner, 100

    Sep 24, 2022

    Roseau- When you live to be 100 years old, you experience a lot of things and witness a lot of change. You cross paths with a lot of people and develop countless relationships. And when you have a tender, loving heart like Roseau's Ann Baumgartner, you make the world a better place. Three weeks after her 100th birthday, on September 16, 2022, Ann died peacefully in her sleep. Born Annabelle Pearl Smebak on August 26, 1922 in Grenora, N.D., Ann had an adventurous and competitive spirit as her... Full story

  • Richard (Dick) Allen Jackson, 88

    Sep 24, 2022

    Roseau- Richard (Dick) Allen Jackson, age 88, of Roseau, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2022 with his family at his bedside at LifeCare Roseau Manor. Dick was born to Carl and Helmi Jackson in Duluth. He attended school in Duluth until his family moved to Roseau in 1949. Dick graduated from Roseau High School in 1951 and graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead four years later, earning a degree in business and economics. Dick was married to Audrey Johnson of Roseau at Moe Lutheran...

  • Donald Wayne Erickson, 69

    Sep 24, 2022

    Roseau- Donald Wayne Erickson passed away at home August 9, 2022 at the age of 69. He was born in St. Paul October 26, 1952 to Donald Leroy Erickson and Jeanette Irene (Welin) Erickson. His parents were from Roseau farming families who had immigrated from Sweden and Norway. Don grew up in Roseau, a small town with strong roots and extended family near. Don excelled academically and participated in many activities at Roseau High School. In football, wrestling, photographer for the school paper, Distributive Education and he worked part time at...

  • Youth Participated in Minnesota 4-H State Shooting Sports and Wildlife Invitational

    Stephanie Walsh-Olafson|Sep 24, 2022

    Submitted by Stephanie Walsh-Olafson The Minnesota 4-H State Shooting Sports & Wildlife Invitational was held in Alexandria September 9-11, 2022. 593 youth from 50 counties participated in the following events: BB gun, Standard Air Rifle, 3 Position Air Rifle, Air Pistol, .22 Rifle, Muzzleloading, Trap, Silhouette, Wildlife Calling, Skillathon, Conservation/Wildlife Displays. Youth had the opportunity to showcase the skills they have learned throughout the past year, having spent a minimum of...