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 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    February 4, 2023 

Just making everyone's day is hard work!

Earlier in the week, I called this chap for some info and said, "How's it going, mayor?" Jeff Pelowski, the Roseau County Environmental Officer, briefly chuckled when informed that he will always be...


What are you packing?

Learning to Travel Light Because we had a motorcycle, we quickly learned to be conservative in our packing. It became easier and easier for me to ask the simple question, "do I really need this?" Need... Full story


Karl Enar Karlsson, 105

Roseau- Karl Enar Karlsson passed away in peace at the age of 105. Enar was known as Karl Enar to friends and family in Sweden. While in his Warroad Senior Care Center apartment he was called Karl,...

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    January 4, 2023

Just making everyone's day is hard work!

Earlier in the week, I called this chap for some info and said, "How's it going, mayor?" Jeff Pelowski, the Roseau County Environmental Officer, briefly chuckled when informed that he will always be...


There's No Place Like Etta's Bin Dome Home

by Laurel Latham An Airbnb just five miles east of Warroad, Etta's Bin is a beautiful dome home that still manages to provide a warm, welcoming, cozy atmosphere in spite of the open floor plan and...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    December 10, 2022

Nobody would guess her line of work

by Jeff Olsen Almost 75 years ago, there began a long running popular TV show called What's My Line? The panel would try to guess a contestant's gimmick, endeavor, or line of work. Please meet... Full story


My Love For the Summer Season in Northern Minnesota

Essay by: Kayla Warne Roseau Community School Mrs. Didrikson, Advanced English 11 It was a hot summer morning and I immediately texted all my friends. I was ready to hit the lake at 10. I got up and p...

 By Tom Palen    Opinion    December 10, 2022

When the Chips Go Down

The other day I overheard two ladies' conversation in a restaurant. They were discussing (gossiping) the possible consequences of a third person's actions. One of the ladies used the term, when the... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    December 3, 2022

It was just another week of mostly highs

A week ago Tuesday, November 22, I was in Fargo at Retina Consultants, standing downstairs near the entrance when this attractive lady was wheeled in by her daughter. My wife was upstairs seeing her o...

 By Tom Palen    Opinion    November 26, 2022


My wife was standing on the front porch when I pulled into the driveway coming home from a road trip. I was honking my horn with my left arm stretched out the driver's side window, waving. Melissa...



The template of our traditions: Last Sunday night I felt strangely stirred toward a particular expression of worship, but as I looked around me I decided against it. At that moment of decision I reali... Full story


Local Talent Displayed Crafts

by Laurel Latham Cora's Attic Christmas Craft Sale at the Malung Community Center Saturday, November 5, had an amazing turnout. The craft sale also featured Cow Creek Bakery with Mary Cole's homemade...


Good Friends

It is a good thing to have friends. Here is a poem brought into Roseau Times- Region by a dear lady: Threads of a Friendship That Will Never Break Thank you for the laughter, for the good times we...

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    October 29, 2022

Saying goodbye to those who touched our lives

I lost a quiet hero this past weekend. We all did. Everyone who caught his smile, observed his class, witnessed his decency, learned from his humility, and shared in his humanity will never forget...


Johan Cayley Engevik, 48

Minneapolis- Johan Engevik unexpectedly passed away on September 15, 2022 in St. Paul. Johan Cayley Engevik was born in Thief River Falls on July 29,1974 to Nathan Engevik and Michele Cayley. He... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 1, 2022

Local World War II Veteran defines Longevity and the Good Life

by Jeff Olsen Karl Karlsson, a fine Swede and Salol native and former Stafford farmer, who also was a cattleman and later a Lutheran Brotherhood insurance agent, was spotted in Apartment 211 at the Wa... Full story


Protect Your Nose!

Remember the oldie but goodie swearing in question for courtroom testimony: "Do you swear (now there's a heavy word) to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God?" God...


Didn't Know Hitler Was A Good Guy!

After fifty-five years 1-20-23 will mark the first time since 1967 that no member of the Cheney, Clinton, McCain or Bush family will hold elected or appointed office in the United States of America. Hopefully not long after that the impeachment of Jo...

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    August 20, 2022

You can't always get what you want unless you cheat

On Monday, after multiple phone calls over the weekend, Derrick Byfuglien returned my call. He was upbeat and laughing, and I commented that I was sorry his old man, Dean, lost in the District 1...

 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    August 6, 2022

Looking for heroes and one big winner

On Sunday, a phone call had to be made since an unnamed individual, soon to become very popular if his name ever becomes public, won the $1.28 billion Mega Millions lottery. The ticket was purchased...

 By Julie Elick    Opinion    July 30, 2022

If communication is lost, then everything is lost in a relationship

I don't know if I have said this before, but I have a recipe card on my wall at work which says: "A principle to live by each day: UNDERSTANDING BEFORE DISAGREEING." This card reminds me to listen wel...


Barbara Jeanne Brazier, 71

Greenbush- With broken hearts, we are sad to inform you that our beloved Barbara Jeanne Brazier, age 71, of Norwood Young America (formerly of Greenbush) passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at...


Seeing Through the "Mist"

Psalm 145: Psalm 103:14 What do you think you see? What do you think you hear? What do you think you know? We're going to explore the answer (not necessarily answers) to these questions this morning....


How We Can Know We Are OK With God

1 John 3:10-4:6 I had a conversation with someone in the community just recently who's wife passed away some time ago. They had been talking with someone who told them that they had given up their... Full story


John Wesley Horner, 62

Warroad- John Wesley Horner, 62-years-old, died on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, N.D. after a long battle with radiation-induced tissue damage. His strong will to live,...


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