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Articles from the October 19, 2019 edition


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  • A Sweet Meet and Greet at the VFW

    Jeff Olsen|Oct 19, 2019

    by Jeff Olsen A week ago Thursday evening at the Roseau VFW, the old veterans sat at long tables, recalling old times and mostly good memories, being fed like kings, and appreciating that they weren't standing out in the cold and the rain like many of them did when they were much younger. Here was retired Air Force Colonel Jeff Parker, a septuagenarian, listening to a couple of former infantrymen - straight leg grunts - who had served in Vietnam. "You guys think you had it tough," said Parker,...

  • Peace Grenades Apparel Open In Roseau

    Laurel Latham|Oct 19, 2019

    by Laurel Latham Open since August 20th and creatively named Peace Grenades, Roseau's new business is owned by enthusiastic entrepreneurs Kevin and Paige Broten. "We are so excited to be in Roseau and growing a business in our hometown," explained Kevin Broten. "We sell our own Peace Grenade apparel as well as take orders for custom silk screen printing. Our clothes are designed for comfort, style and cause. We believe in supporting causes: Save the Boundary Waters, The Sierra Club, The... Full story

  • Britt Dahl has a front row seat on Roseau County history

    Jeff Olsen|Oct 19, 2019

    by Jeff Olsen Step inside the Roseau County Museum, and the first display case highlights the founders of the Roseau County Historical Society - Per Olaf Fryklund and Eddy Billberg. They didn't smile. On the day in 1907 that Eddy and Bergit Tweet Billberg tied the marital knot, neither one smiled. Was it the trend back then to look solemn? "It's been told to me that those photos would be blurry if they had smiled," said Britt Dahl, the museum director and curator. Last week, she explained that...

  • WRITE ON! My American Border Experience

    Oct 19, 2019

    by Kayla Moser, English 7, Mrs. Didrikson One warm summer day when I was about four years old, my dad decided we all needed to get Nexus Cards to cross the Canadian/American Border. We had to make an appointment and had to have a personal interview at the Warroad Customs Office. I went with my dad, my brother, and my sister. My mom didn't come because there was no need for her to get a Nexus Card, because she already had a passport. After school we drove to Warroad to do our interview. The...

  • Local man charged after 65 grams of meth found

    Oct 19, 2019

    Courtesy of the Thief River Falls Times A Strathcona man has been charged in Marshall County District Court after he allegedly possessed 65.4 grams of methamphetamine and 13 firearms. Brent Gerald Jevne, 48, has been charged with felony first degree possession of a controlled substance and gross misdemeanor possession of ammunition/any firearm after a previous felony conviction. The charges stemmed from the execution of a search warrant at Jevne's home, 43283 Center Ave., on Thursday, Oct. 3,... Full story

  • FILL IN THE BLANKS!

    Pastor Joe Elick|Oct 19, 2019

    Now I'm not going to tell you what the title of this week's article means until the end of the article. No peeking! Yeah, I know, that's like coming across a freshly painted bench in a park with the sign, "Just Painted, DO NOT TOUCH!" It appeals to the "flesh," the sinful nature in ALL of us. Can you believe it? The apostle Paul suggested that God's Law, beginning with the Ten Commandments, tempts us to break it (to try and get away with it). In Romans 7:7, 8, he writes: "I would never have know...

  • Locals compete at Wojo's Rodeo Circuit Finals at Sanford Center

    Oct 19, 2019

    The Edith Sanford Breast Center Wojo’s Rodeo Circuit Finals will be held at the Sanford Center in Bemidji, and is being presented by Enbridge on October 25th and 26th, 2019, with 7 p.m. performances both nights. Several locals will be competing in events like Bareback, Saddle Bronc, Steer Wrestling, Calf Roping, Team Roping, Mini Bronc Riding, Barrel Racing, Junior Barrel Racing, Goat Tying, Breakaway, Junior Bull Riding, and Bull Riding. Contestants compete in events in several rodeos throughout Northern Minnesota and North Dakota from June t...

  • Toastmasters Week in Roseau County

    Oct 19, 2019

    District 64 Toastmasters has declared October 20 to October 26 as “Toastmasters Week.” Throughout this week, Toastmasters Clubs in our area will be hosting open houses, themed meetings, guest nights, and anniversary celebrations, to be capped off with a gathering of representative members at a Toastmasters Leadership Institute to be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The local club, Star of the North Toastmasters, dedicates itself to helping Roseau County residents improve their public speaking and leadership skills. The following events are free and...

  • She was true royalty but never knew it

    Jeff Olsen|Oct 19, 2019

    When Rhena Storo died last weekend at age 51, the world lost a truly great citizen. Whether you were a banker, a young school kid or a stumblebum, Rhena was always in your corner. It's hard to top that. Rhena seemed to adopt me one day, just by saying with a warm smile, "Hi, Bro," down by the Roseau School lunchroom. After that, she was my friend, which was a honor. It was everyone's honor to have her as a friend. Terry "Gotzy" Gotziaman and Rhena Storo were fellow Canadians. He was from...

  • Appreciate the small thiings

    Jodi Wojciechowski|Oct 19, 2019

    Have you ever been frustrated with your significant other because you didn't get flowers for an anniversary or a heart shaped box of candy for Valentine's Day with a vase of roses? Or they didn't get you the perfect Christmas gift? I have! Then I read about someone who finally realized that being loved wasn't about the candy, flowers, getaways or romantic meals. She said...It's taken me many years to appreciate being loved like this. You see, I spent (ie. wasted) a lot of time looking for all...

  • Jeff Wouldn't Even Cross The Street To Take A Hundred Dollar Bill From Trump

    Oct 19, 2019

    Jeff. Bro. The Spirit of the Great Arnie is upon you. Though he isn’t with us in the flesh, he does have a final message through his grandson. “I hear, Jeff, that you still haven’t found political wisdom in your golden years. Therefore I send my grandson back to Roseau as a last ditch effort before you join myself and Ronald Reagan in heaven.” Jeff has great power. I didn’t drink coffee as a kid. Thank God. I was difficult enough. But I do remember like yesterday my grandfather, Arnold Honl, sitting at his table fuming over a Jeff Bro Olsen...

  • Court Report

    Oct 19, 2019

    Roseau County Sheriff’s Department Joel Mac Howard, Greenbush, pled guilty to DWI and was fined $585. Local confinement of 90 days, stay 89 days for one year. Unsupervised probation for 1 year. Had charge of DWI-operate motor vehicle under influence dismissed. Lyndon Lightfoot Kuntz, Roseau, pled guilty to driving after suspension and failure to stop at stop sign and was fined $335. (Badge #1927) Angela Joy Quinn, Warroad, pled guilty to possession of small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and was fined $310. Had charge... Full story

  • David Michael Schwieger, 26

    Oct 19, 2019

    Morris - David Michael Schwieger was born on July 14, 1993 in Zanesville, Ohio to Mark Schwieger and Tiffany Vacura. David was baptized in the Lutheran faith in Baudette. He was raised in Roseau, where he attended school. Following his schooling, David attended trade school in Thief River Falls for welding. He held several welding jobs in Alexandria, Glenwood, and most recently at Westmor in Morris. David enjoyed camping and fishing. He always had a smile on his face and was very personable....

  • Dionne Leigh Ammerman, 46

    Oct 19, 2019

    Bismarck, N.D. - Dionne Ammerman passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Sanford Hospital in Bismarck, N.D. from complications of pneumonia and severe infection of the mediastinum. Dionne Leigh Ammerman was born December 30, 1972 in Honolulu, Hawaii daughter of Rocky and Barb (Norquist) Ammerman. The family moved from Hawaii to Bemidji, and in 1979 to Thief River Falls. She attended Knox Elementary, Franklin Middle School and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1991. Upon graduation she...

  • Rhena Elizabeth Vinet-Storo, 51

    Oct 19, 2019

    Roseau- Rhena E. Storo passed away October 12, 2019 at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, N.D. at the age of 51. Rhena Elizabeth Vinet-Storo was born on October 3, 1968 in Roseau, to Andre and Roberta (Marino) Vinet. She grew up in Vassar and graduated from the Ross L. Gray School in Sprague, MB. She and Timothy A. Storo were married on October 7, 1994 at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Roseau. Rhena was a hard worker and has always taken pride in her work. She started babysitting as a teen, and...

  • Harvey Dallager, 75

    Oct 19, 2019

    Greenbush - Harvey Dallager, 75, of Greenbush, died late Saturday night, October 5, 2019 in his home. Harvey Eugene Dallager, was born January 27, 1944, to parents Eddie & Hilda (Brandvold) Dallager, in Lind Township, Roseau County, rural Greenbush. He attended school at Greenbush. In his younger days he worked for Norman Svegdahl on the farm. Later he worked in the Twin Cities Area. He loaded barges on the Mississippi River in St. Paul. He then was employed at the Midland Bank Building in downt...

  • Esther Ruth Nystrom, 75

    Oct 19, 2019

    Roseau - Esther R. Nystrom passed away on October 8, 2019 she was born on 20 July 1944 to Inga (Brenhaug) and Arvid Nystrom in Roseau. She was raised on the Nystrom Farm and attended school in Roseau where she lettered in band playing the French Horn and Basketball. Growing up she enjoyed picking berries, rides on the tractor with her dad, and many family get togethers. After leaving Roseau she moved to the Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon where she began her career in the service and...

  • Kay Margaret Johnson, 78

    Oct 19, 2019

    Roseau - Kay Margaret Johnson passed away peacefully on October 13, 2019 at the Sanford Hospital in Fargo, N.D. at the age of 78. Kay was born on March 18, 1941 in Luverne, to Orville and Olive (Weiner) Shortridge. She grew up in International Falls, and was baptized in the Lutheran faith on June 3, 1951 and graduated from Falls High School in 1960. She worked as a waitress and cook until 1967. She and Marlow Johnson were married on August 19, 1967 and moved to Aurora. Her son, Dean was born...

  • Roseau Athletes of the Week

    Oct 19, 2019

    Emma Zimmerman Emma, a senior, started playing tennis as a 10th grader and has worked extremely hard on her skills to make the varsity. She always gives one hundred percent effort in every match she is in. Last week, Emma had a big win at 3rd doubles (with partner Ella Trangsrud) during a playoff match against Crookston. Head Coach Jeff Swanson-Tennis Tristan Anderson Tristan, a talented junior, is very dedicated to running, and he can often be seen running around town. A natural runner, Tristan is one of those kids that runs with a smile. With...

  • Roseau's National Champion Shooters Are Honored

    Oct 19, 2019

    by Jeff Olsen On Monday evening in the Roseau High School gymnasium just prior to the Roseau/BGMR varsity volleyball game, Roseau's trapshooting team was honored at center court for winning the 2019 USA High School Clay Target League National Championship this past July in Michigan. Rep. Dan Fabian read a proclamation from the Minnesota House congratulating the champions for their fine accomplishment. Next, Principal Ivan Hirst singled out the five shooters for an exceptional job last summer...

  • Roseau's JV Tennis Team Has a Strong End to Their Season

    Oct 19, 2019

    by Jeff Swanson The Junior Varsity Girls' Tennis Team finished their season with a few matches in the early part of October against some quality Section 8A opponents. The girls played very well, especially on the doubles side of their matches. On a cold and windy day in Thief River Falls, the JV team played against the section's toughest and deepest team. The host Prowlers were a tough opponent and the Rams lost a couple of singles matches and played two very close doubles matches. Anika Stoskop...

  • Roseau Girls' Tennis Loses in the Section 8A Quarterfinals

    Oct 19, 2019

    by Jeff Swanson After a regular season that saw the Rams climb up the Section 8A rankings, the girls entered the playoffs as the #5 ranked team and opened play against the #4 seeded Crookston Pirates. Roseau had lost to Crookston 4-3 near the end of the regular season, so it looked like a close match was at hand. In the quarterfinal round against Crookston, familiar faces led the way for Roseau. Playing at 1st doubles, Kiersten Flaig/Lindsay McFarlane needed tiebreakers in both of their sets...

  • Bringing great health care to Greater Minnesota

    Oct 19, 2019

    Access to health care in Greater Minnesota is a subject that troubles many leaders, citizens, and health care professionals. Roughly 25 percent of the state’s population lives in rural areas. It can take rural residents hours to drive to the nearest hospital or clinic to receive the care they need, especially if they require a specialist. There’s a clear need for the next generation of care professionals to look for work beyond the metro area after graduation. Many U of M students are answering the call through the U of M’s Health Servi...

  • Warren Olson Was Wounded In Vietnam

    Carrie Johnson|Oct 19, 2019

    5 years ago – Oct. 18, 2014 Matt Restad was the new jail administrator at the Roseau County Detention Center. Kenneth Hammer of Pencer was celebrating his 80th birthday on October 25th with an open house at the Roseau American Legion Club Room. An open house celebration of Life in loving memory of Elmer Dahl was to be held on October 19 at his shop on Minnesota Hill. Anthony Fish of Roseau earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice completing degree requirements during summer 2014 at t...

  • MINDSET COACHING

    Jed Kobernusz|Oct 19, 2019

    Since the inception of the 365 WOD Journey, I’ve been saying consistency is greater than intensity. Not really knowing that it would have a major impact on other people’s lives more than my own. In this mindset coaching article you’ll see why consistency is greater than intensity and be able to get past all of those short-term all or none programs. Before I started creating the 365 WOD Journey I was like anyone else. That’s not entirely true because I still worked out every day but didn’t know why. It was the same routine with no spark. No...

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