Articles from the March 20, 2021 edition

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 By Jeff Olsen    News    March 20, 2021

They're glad to see you at the Roseau Library

by Jeff Olsen Nobody has to talk in a whisper at the Roseau Public Library where the two main gals, Melissa and Stacey, won't twist your ear to be quiet. "There is no "Shut your trap, you little...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    March 20, 2021

A Tall Southerner Charms A Minnesota Miss

by Jeff Olsen Amelia Johnson, 23 and a Roseau High School graduate, has to stand on her tiptoes to kiss Blake Preston, one of the stars on the Liberty University basketball team, presently in...

 By Laurel Latham    News    March 20, 2021

Yeti Fest Held In Warroad

by Laurel Latham Thirty-six brave souls took part in the Yeti Plunge at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 13, with the youngest plunger 9-year-old Wyatt Johnson, Red Lake Falls, the oldest plunger...


Write On: The Best Part Part Of Me: My Hair

by Nicholas Magnusson, English 11, Mrs. Didrikson My hair on my head is my favorite and the best part of me. It is boring and straight most days, but I am really looking forward to letting it grow... Full story

 By Julie Elick    Opinion    March 20, 2021


Have you ever checked out the year you were born? I was born in a good year, 1947. Receiving a booklet about that year, I opened it. Of course September 27th would have been at the end of that year,...

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    March 20, 2021

This space is now for sale!

What a deal! For $5,000, you can own this space for one entire year and brag, beg, bully, and bloviate on all topics large and small. A helluva deal. All you have to do is provide a cashier's check...


Krispy Kremes and Minnesota RD

On our drive to South Padre Island, we were in Texas and I saw a sign! This wasn't any old sign. It was a Krispy Kreme Doughnut sign!! These are my all-time favorite doughnuts. I immediately started... Full story


Is It Really About Church or.......?

Next weekend, Christian churches around this area will hear the words, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son…”.  Contrary to Pastor Joe’s appalling rhetoric, John 3:16 does not say, “For God so loved...



Fifth grade student, Harry Roth, was awarded 1st place honors at the VFW Auxiliary Department level (state level) for his essay on "What the American Flag Means to Me".  He received a 1st place...


Lorraine Evelyn Nelson, 84

Trevor, Wis.- Lorraine Evelyn Nelson (nee Magnuson), age 84, passed away peacefully on March 7th, 2021 at home in Trevor, Wis. Lorraine was born February 22nd, 1937 to Alvin & Alice Magnuson in...


Marlene Gail Isane, 73

Badger- Marlene Gail Isane passed away on Saturday, March 13th at her home in Badger at the age of 73. Marlene Thompson was born October 7, 1947 at the family farm in Benwood to Lyle & Elsie...


Steven Wayne Lee, 65

Roseau- Steven passed away on March 10, 2021. Steven Wayne Lee was born in Roseau on April 12, 1955 to Albert and Gloria (Thompson) Lee. Steve grew up on his family farm, learning the dairy and small... Full story


Megan S. "Monkey" Engebretson, 16

Melrose- Megan S. "Monkey" Engebretson, age 16 of Melrose, died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Friday, March 12, 2021 in Sauk Centre. Megan Sue Engebretson was born October 23,...


The Power Behind The One Word That Defines Us

I have spent my life working with words, and, of course, like all of us, being defined by them. Recently, my mind was stirred by the word I'm referencing in the title of this article as I listened to...

 By Steve Huglen    Sports    March 20, 2021

Rams Girls Lose Two Close Games But Still Earn Top Section Seed

Submitted by Steve Huglen First the bad news: The Rams Girls Hockey team finished out the regular season with one goal losses to rivals Warroad at home and to Brainerd in a road game. However, the good news is that Roseau earned the #1 seed in the...

 By Carrie Johnson    News    March 20, 2021

75 years ago… First time in Roseau school history to go to state with basketball

5 years ago – March 19, 2016 Local students named to the fall 2015 semester Dean’s List at the University of Northwestern-St. Paul were Caleb Haynes, Aaron Krahn and Weston Nelson, all of Roseau...



Representative John Burkel, R-Badger, issued the following statement regarding the latest dial turn announcement Friday from Gov. Tim Walz. "I am heartened to see this latest dial turn for the businesses in Northwest Minnesota," said Burkel. “Our... Full story


Agriculture: Is the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program Right for You?

Farmers and ranchers rely on crop insurance to protect themselves from disasters and unforeseen events, but not all crops are insurable through the USDA’s Risk Management Agency. The Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Noninsured Crop Disaster...


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