Articles from the December 31, 2022 edition

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 By Jeff Olsen    News    December 31, 2022

Retiring Roseau Police Chief Saw Some Interesting Times

by Jeff Olsen Ward Anderson, the pride of Lake Bronson, Minnesota, became a licensed police officer in 1990. That's how he ended up in Roseau. The 1986 Lake Bronson High School graduate, turned 55 sho...

 By Jeff Olson    News    December 31, 2022

Badger Farm Lass Wins StateWide Ag Pageant

by Jeff Olsen Brooke VonEnde, 18, recently was crowned the 2023 Minnesota Miss United States Agriculture pageant winner in Fairbault. It was an initial surprise to her parents last May when Brooke...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    December 31, 2022

Meet Roseau County's 2022 Christmas Baby

by Jeff Olsen Adalyn Marie Thompson will always be the best Christmas gift that Shanda Christofferson and Shane Thompson will ever receive. The Warroad couple have known each other since they were in... Full story


Beauty and Strength through Five Generations

by Laurel Latham Hazel Stella Viola Martin McKeever, born in Kenora, Ontario, December 25, 1927, had several visitors over the Christmas holidays. Hazel's daughter Sheila Stoskopf flew in from...


Write On: Lea Willems - My Kind of Fun

Essay by: Lea Willems Roseau Community School Mrs. Didrikson, College Writing Looking back sometime between 2010 and 2012 you'd find me just learning about Minecraft. One of my all-time favorite...


On Kindness

The other day I texted my daughter Londa. Basically my text was short. I texted, “Leaving 7:15 TRF.” I think the “sweet” was missing. (“sweet and short.”) Getting to the point is often the way I text, but probably not who I am. If I were...


Introducing this year's 1st Annual GOATS

Beautiful. In sports, they honor the GOATS - the Greatest of All Time. These athletes are legends, the best ever like Mickey Mantle, Tom Brady, Jack Nicklaus, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Serena...


Cyn the Magician!

My lil grandpuppy is the bestest boy ever! Just ask me! I do receive calls from Brandon that start out like "Cyn, tell grandma what you did now!" I know it's never Cyn's fault! I did receive exactly...


Short Days, Long Winter? Don't Decide to Hibernate!

After watching the sun come up, most mornings while drinking coffee I noticed that using the road to the east one mile away that the sun comes up nearly a mile and a half further south on the shortest day in December than on the longest in June. It...


Review Your Broadband Map to Improve Border-to-Border Access

Recently, Governor Tim Walz announced that internet providers will receive nearly $100 million in funding to expand broadband coverage to more Minnesotans.  This largest-ever grant round is estimated to extend new high-speed internet connections to... Full story


Kent Gordon Langlie, 69

Roseau- Kent Gordon Langlie passed away December 24, 2022 at the Warroad Senior Living Center at the age of 69. He was born May 13, 1953 in Roseau to Lola (Sandstrom) and Gordon Langlie.  Kent... Full story


Leslie A. Erickson, 76

Marshall, Mich.- Leslie A. Erickson, 76, of Marshall, passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2022, with his wife by his side at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. Les was born on April 18,...


A Moment in Time; A Timeless Moment!

12/24/06 In Galatians 4:4 the apostle Paul wrote: "But when the fulness of time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman..." (KJV) This verse is so jam-packed with meaning that it almost... Full story


Happy New Year

Hope this week’s column greets you after having a very Merry Christmas that was filled with family, love, laughter and health- with a heavy dose of relaxation. If your travel was delayed, hopefully...

 By Pat Garry    Sports    December 31, 2022

Lady Warriors Go Unbeaten At Home Holiday Tournament

Submitted by Pat Garry, Sports Writer The Warroad girls hockey team sponsored a Hockey Holiday Invitational Tournament, on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, December 26, 27, 28. The Lady Warriors defeated Lakeville North, 10-0, in round one. Lakeville...

 By Robert Crowe    News    December 31, 2022

The Last Shall be First

Submitted by Robert Crowe "The Last Shall Be First." This had been the banner headline for a story in the St. Paul Pioneer Press in 1975, but many who read it then are gone. The headlined story was...


75 years ago… Mrs. Hegland adopted a war baby

5 years ago – Dec. 30, 2017 Vital Fitness owned by Josh Wilhelm, was opening in Roseau in the former Expression’s Shoe Store on January 8. Winners from the December 7 and December 14 Roseau Holida... Full story

 By Tom Palen    Opinion    December 31, 2022

Electronic Gadgets

I talk about ours a lot. Some people have asked me, "What is a three-seasons room?" It's a room that’s not heated. Instead, a door closes the space off from the house to keep the warm air inside the...


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