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Articles from the October 15, 2016 edition

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 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 15, 2016

Legendary Polaris Founder leaves a wonderful legacy

David Johnson, a Roseau legend and a lion of the community who lived his dream by making winter more accessible with his Polaris snowmobile creations and yet never lost his salt-of-the-earth persona,...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 15, 2016

New Deputy is a Regular Good Guy

Mitchel Norberg, the new part-time deputy sheriff for Roseau County, came walking down the hallway at the Sheriff's Department in Roseau on a recent afternoon, and he is a country boy who can look...

 
 By Jeff Olson    News    October 15, 2016

Political opponents address seniors

Following the noon lunch at the Four Seasons Senior Center in Roseau on Thursday, Thora Halvorson introduced the two guest speakers, DFL challenger George Bass for District 1A and incumbent GOP...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    October 15, 2016

Never Neutral - I'm worried if Trump wins or loses

It is less than 30 days until the November general election and what will happen if Hillary wins. That is frightening. How can we have half the country thinking their government is screwing them...

 

Ronald Brewer, 83

Roseau - Ronald Brewer died on Monday, October 3, 2016 at his daughter’s home in Grand Forks, N.D,. while under Hospice Care. Ronald Eugene Brewer, the son of William Hoyt and Ruth Irene (Thompson) Brewer, was born April 11, 1933 at Rushville,...

 

David Johnson, 93

Roseau - David Eli Johnson died on October 8, 2016 at home in Roseau. Over the last seven months, his health declined due to dementia. David was born in Roseau, on February 5, 1923, to Walfred and Signe (Sunsten) Johnson. Signe died shortly after...

 

Irene Svir, 86

Badger - Irene passed away on October 10, 2016 at LifeCare Roseau Manor. Irene Adele (Vacura) Svir was born to Emil and Elsie Pearl (Goodwin) Vacura on July 13, 1930 on a farm south of Badger in Barnett Township of Roseau County in Minnesota. She...

 

Lorraine Backlund, 96

Roseau - Lorraine Beatrice Backlund passed away on October 11, 2016 at Roseau Manor. Lorraine was one of twelve children and was born September 22, 1920 to Edwin and Beret (Bredeson) Lanes in Wannaska, where she grew up and attended school....

 

Lawrence Barrett, 97

East Grand Forks - Lawrence “Buzz” Tom Barrett, died peacefully in his sleep on October 2, 2016. Buzz, the youngest child of Fred M. and Sadie (Austin) Barrett, was born on September 4, 1929, in East Grand Forks. He married Blanche (Stallmo) on...

 

In Memory - Stacy Marie Schmidt Dunham

In memory Stacy Marie Schmidt Dunham Nov. 25, 1971 - Oct. 1, 2016 Once, in a little pond, in the muddy water under the lily pads, there lived a little water beetle in a community of water beetles. They lived a simple and comfortable life in the pond...

 

Beyond Brokenness - Brokenness Decisions

I am going to start this week by telling you a story. Oh and yes, it is a true story. There was a very affluent man and while the rest of the able bodied men were out fighting for their country, he found a way to stay home. It happened that one day...

 

Roseau County Sheriff's Report

On October 5, 2016 at 4:15 p.m. the Roseau County Sheriff’s office received a 911 call reporting a one-vehicle rollover on County Rd. 2, approximately two miles east of County Road 5, which is SE of Warroad. Roseau County Sheriff’s Office, along... Full story

 

Accident on Highway 11 in Roseau

On Tuesday, October 11, 2016 an accident occurred at approximately 1 p.m. at Highway 11 and Frontage Road in Roseau. Involved in the accident were Lois Losse of Roseau, driving a white 2001 Buick... Full story

 

Workout of the Week - WOW #2

The first Friday in October is National Manufacturing Day. Therefore I created this WOW for a time of day that EVERYONE can relate to, the middle of the day. Manufacturing Midday Energy Boost is the title and the movements can be done ANYWHERE....

 
 By Al Buffum    Opinion    October 15, 2016

Posturing

Once again... the performances of both Presidential candidates in their second debate was highly predictable. Basically... both candidates engaged themselves in the usual political posturing......

 

The Lord's Prayer: Do you say it or pray it?

This past August while my wife and I were on the West Coast we took the annual opportunity to visit a small town about a 10 minute drive from where we were staying (Puyallup, Washington) with our dear friends Dick and Carol Dodge. Sumner,...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    October 15, 2016

Volleyball Rams are 3rd at Perham Tourney

Last Saturday in the 16-team Perham Tournament, the Lady Rams went 4 & 1 in placing 3rd. "We were in Pool D, and we won all three games," said coach Becky Hayden, mentioning that in the opening game...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Sports    October 15, 2016

Gridiron Rams keep it close in 15-0 setback

George Ziegler's wife still loves him. Last Sunday afternoon, his wife answered the phone at their home in Detroit Lakes and said very sweetly, "I'll get him." Yes, it's tough being a head coach and...

 

Roseau Tennis Enters Section 8A Tournament as #1 Seed

The Rams Girls' Tennis team brought the regular season to a close last week with a scrimmage against Thief River Falls and Roseau's first-ever junior high tournament. The week also included the Sectio...

 

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