Articles from the November 7, 2020 edition

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 By Jeff Olsen    News    November 7, 2020

Republicans Prevail in local and State Races

While the votes are still being counted nationally in several key swing states to determine the next U.S. President, Roseau County continued its trend of voting for the entire Republican ticket, both...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    November 7, 2020

Roseau County Sets New Voter Turnout Record

On Wednesday morning, Roseau County Auditor-Recorder Martie Monsrud could only marvel about the voter turnout of at least 91 percent in the 2020 General Election. She might even have said, "Wow!" "I r...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    November 7, 2020

John Burkel is the District 1A State Representative-Elect

It isn't like John Burkel, the Badger turkey farmer hasn't been in the spotlight over the years. Seven years ago, his two turkeys were pardoned by President Barack Obama at the White House. And now,...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    November 7, 2020

Congressional Maverick Peterson Did It His Way

For an old pro in a tough race last week, Representative Collin Peterson (D-7th District) was feeling pretty spunky despite being outspent and a definite underdog. At 76 and having served 15 terms in...

 

Best Part of Me: My Hair

by Dallas Buchwitz, English 11, Mrs. Didrikson Everybody takes time to look in the mirror to see how their hair looks in the morning. Some people take a lot of pride in how their hair is presented by...

 

Deer, Rommegrot, and the Ugly Moment!

Duluth, Minnesota was a good city to grow up in. My father, Manford (Ben) Wingness, was an avid deer hunter. He would start out the season with a bow and arrow. He never went out of the county to...

 

DOWN THE ROAD

submitted by Arlette Solom “In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.” William Blake Four Seasons Senior Center has returned to its regular hours. The center is opened Monday –Thursday 8:00-4:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00-1:00 p.m. A mask...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    November 7, 2020

Where is the America we ought to be?

At age 76, I've seen it all, but this tops everything. In more than three-quarters of a century on this earth and having followed every presidential election since 1956, never has a president of the...

 

Bladder Stones Again!

Those of you that know me, know my furbaby is considered part of my family. Blu is a little over four years old and had bladder stone surgery about two and a half years ago. I might have cried a little, ok A LOT! He is my baby. It was sad to leave hi...

 
 By Pastor Joe    Opinion    November 7, 2020

Learning To Live Upside Down and Inside Out

Upside Down, Inside Out! It sounds like a ride at a theme park or Disney World; the appropriate response being to scream and then run back and do it again. Ever been on a ride like that? Me too, but...

 

Their Story in Their Own Words

Veterans Day is set aside to thank and honor all those who served honorably in the military, in wartime and peacetime. Our country would not exist without their service and sacrifice. As we recognize and thank them, do we really know the role they...

 

MELROY FRED WISKOW

Melroy Fred Wiskow was born August 22, 1931, the 5th of six children to Marshall and Viona (Paulson) Wiskow at their home in Section 10 of Huss Township, Roseau County, Minnesota. I grew up there and attended school across the road and to the east. I...

 

Corporal Douglas B. Wiskow 37782835 World War II Veteran

I was drafted into military service and sent to Fort Snelling, Minn. I was inducted into the U.S. Army Infantry on January 1, 1945. I was then sent to Camp Fanning, Texas for basic training. After basic I had a furlough to come home for a short time....

 

Dorothy Belle Nelson, 89

Roseau- Dorothy passed away on Friday, October 30, 2020 at LifeCare Roseau Manor. Dorothy Belle (Brotherston) Nelson was born February 16, 1931 near Badger, in Stokes Township. She was the third...

 

Vernon Roy Losse, 55

Pinecreek- Vernon Roy Losse passed away peacefully at his home in Pinecreek on November 1, 2020. He was born March 16, 1965 in Kenosha, Wis. to Roy Losse and Lois (Kveen) Losse. He was the 4th son...

 

Salol News

Condolences to Erin Grafstrom and family on the passing of her grandmother in East Grand Forks. Halloween evening was windy and cold but it didn’t deter the little tricks and treaters. Caden even brought his new puppy with. Hockey is a ...

 

Looking Back

5 years ago – Nov. 7, 2015 Roseau Girls’ 2015 Tennis award winners at the season banquet were Kiersten Flaig, Bria Dale, Lindsay McFarlane, Josee Lundgren, Jayda McFarlane, Jodi Ostroski, Kate Wen...

 

Happenings in RHS Industrial Tech

With the first quarter in the books at Roseau High school, students have already accomplished a lot of great things this school year. From academics to extracurricular activities and the arts, our...

 
 By Jesse Grabow    News    November 7, 2020

Seat Belt Reminder

Question: How can someone drive without a seat belt on? Doesn't the dinging annoy them? Answer: This is a good question as I've observed numerous ways some folks have tried to get around wearing...

 

Court Report

Roseau County Sheriff’s Dept. Michael Andrew Ellis, Thief River Falls, pled guilty to DWI and was fined $885. Local confinement of 90 days, stay 90 days for one year with one year of unsupervised probation. Had a charge of DWI dismissed. John Wayne J...

 

U.S. Border Patrol Announces New Leadership

The Grand Forks Sector has selected Michael T. Johnson as the new Patrol Agent in Charge (PAIC) of the Warroad Border Patrol Station. He assumed command of the station on Monday, October 26 and a...

 

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