Articles from the October 26, 2019 edition

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 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 26, 2019

Meet the elegant and eloquent breast cancer survivor

Kate Lundquist remembers it all - too young to have breast cancer, married with children and deciding to move in with her parents last summer, and her children cutting off the rest of her hair before... Full story


October is National Breast Cancer Awarness Month

The Roseau Times-Region is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women after skin cancer. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 26, 2019

Mary Anderson works to make a difference

At the 23rd Annual Duluth Breast Imaging Conference in early October, mammographer Mary Anderson was again inspired. "The conference is really great for building you up and reminding you that this... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 26, 2019

LifeCare's Ultrasound Technologists Are Pros

Lisa Mack and Jenny Goodsell are two of the several ultrasound professionals in the Radiology Department at LifeCare Medical Center. Earlier this month, Lisa noted that she has been doing ultrasounds... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 26, 2019

She directs a dedicated crew of BC detectives

Forget "If you build it, they will come." Shar Peterson, the director of the Imaging Department at LifeCare Medical Center, is dedicated to both educating and serving women in the detection of breast... Full story


Hope, Positivity, Family Support Help People With Advanced-Stage Cancer Live Well

People diagnosed with advanced-stage cancer who have hope and positivity, as well as family support, are able to live well during the end stages of the disease, according to a Canadian study. The research was published online on Dec. 12, 2018, by... Full story


Women Who Start Treatment More Than 60 Days After Diagnosis of Advanced-Stage Disease Have Worse Survival

After a breast cancer diagnosis, you and your doctors will put together a treatment plan specific to your unique situation. Many women diagnosed with breast cancer feel a sense of urgency about jumping right in and starting treatment very soon after... Full story


Genetic Testing

Three of the most well-known genes that can mutate and raise the risk of breast and/or ovarian cancer are BRCA1, BRCA2, and PALB2. Women who inherit a mutation, or abnormal change, in any of these genes — from their mothers or their fathers — hav... Full story


What to expect before and after mastectomy surgery

Mastectomy is a treatment for women diagnosed with breast cancer or those who are genetically predisposed to cancer. The removal of one or both breasts, mastectomy surgery may involve removing just the breast tissue or, in some cases, the lymph nodes... Full story


Breast cancer survival rates soar

A breast cancer diagnosis can be a devastating blow. Upon receiving such a diagnosis, people may begin to ask questions about treatment and the impact cancer may have on their personal lives. Many people who are diagnosed with cancer also begin to wo... Full story


Determining breast cancer stage

When receiving treatment for breast cancer, women will learn about cancer staging. According to the nonprofit organization, determining the stage of the cancer helps patients and their doctors figure out the prognosis, develop a... Full story


Regrowing and caring for hair after chemotherapy

Chemotherapy and radiation are common treatment options for people who have been diagnosed with cancer. While radiation may be targeted at specific areas, chemotherapy is systemic. This means it affects the entire body. As a result, as chemotherapy... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 26, 2019

Meet Sandie Pfeiffer, a veteran mammographer

After almost 25 years as a mammographer at LifeCare Medical Center, Sandie Pfeiffer hasn't lost her zest for the fight against breast cancer. Recently, Sandie attended the 23rd Annual Breast Cancer... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 26, 2019

It's lights off with LifeCare's cancer sleuth

At LifeCare Medical Center, Dr. Daniel Courneya sits in a partially dark room while doing his best work, much like a detective at a crime scene searching for incriminating evidence. He examines... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 26, 2019

An appreciative veteran returns from D.C.

Glenn Iverson, 82, a Navy veteran who grew up in Fargo and enlisted in the Navy in August 1955 for a four year hitch and later lived in Greenbush and now resides in Roseau, was honored to be on the... Full story

 By Laurel Latham    News    October 26, 2019

Monster Mash 5k Family Glow Walk/Run Event

Pat O'Loughlin, who has been organizing the Monster Mash 5K Walk/Run in Warroad every October since 2012, once ran the 5k in a gorilla costume. "It did get a little hot and sweaty by the end of the ru... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 26, 2019

School is out for Assistant Principal Johnson

Mrs. Kelsey Johnson, the peppy Roseau High School Assistant Principal who doesn't need to carry a big stick to get students' attention when they are sent to her office on disciplinary referrals or... Full story



Andy Boroos and Michelle Erickson have been challenged by Mother Nature in the past few weeks, but they are up for the challenge. Their driveway has been 100% covered with high water for the past two... Full story


WRITE ON! My Rabbit Story

by Trina Fuller, English 7, Mrs. Didrikson Every time I go outside to see my rabbits, I think, what is going to happen when I get to their cage? This time I was shocked at what I found, so this is my... Full story


Court Report

Roseau County Sheriff’s Department Tanya Lynn Aery, Thief River Falls, pled guilty to DWI and was fined $485. Local confinement of 90 days, stay 90 days for one year. One year of unsupervised monitoring without conviction. Had 2 charges of DWI d... Full story


Salol News

Nels and Erin Grafstrom and girls took a trip down south for a cousins wedding in Iowa last weekend. They spent a few fun hours at the Omaha Zoo on Saturday. Jerry and Katherine Vertina had lunch with Tom and Gayle Greer, from Fargo, in Thief River... Full story

 By Pastor Joe    Opinion    October 26, 2019


If you're an adult reading this article I want to ask you a question: "When you see a child or teen, yours or someone else's, WHAT DO YOU SEE? If you're listening to a child or teen talk, what do you... Full story


Minnesota DNR News

DNR regional wildlife managers detail what deer hunters can expect Nearly half a million firearms deer hunters are preparing for the season that opens Saturday, Nov. 9, and offers opportunity to spend time with friends and family, find adventure... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    October 26, 2019

With the old mechanic who will not quit

Loren Ballard, 72, was spotted inside his old auto repair shop in Roseau, leaning up against the front end of a pickup, and looking quite content. Where else would he be? He's a fixture in this... Full story


Family update and Amazing family and friends

A Quick Update We are waiting on results from Kyle's procedure this past Monday. Hopefully they figure out something. Dad has had a couple bumps from his chemo, but overall has been handling it quite... Full story


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