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 By Jeff Olsen    News    February 17, 2024

LifeCare Salutes an amazing Caregiver Award Winner

by Jeff Olsen LifeCare Roseau Manor's Robert Honstrom, a certified nursing assistant (CNA) who is a combination of "On the Road With Charles Kuralt", Mr. Rogers at his patients' beck and call and St....

 

Moving right along and a unexpected blessing!

We are moving right along with my addition. The electric is done and ok'd, and the insulation is in. We are going with Keith Sandland for Basswood, which will go up on the ceiling. It is beautiful!...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    February 3, 2024

Here's another shot of vim, vigor and vitality

All my many Republican friends will be very surprised and delighted today to read that I will be voting the Republican ticket in the upcoming March primary. "You remarkable dwarf, let's go up to...

 

Write On: Veteran Narrative

Essay by: Bella Johnson Veteran Narrative Essay Roseau Community School Mrs. Olsen Gary Gustafson, Gus as he is better known, served in the US military as an Army member from July 1965 to July 1967....

 

I'm Already Over 2024!

Last week didn't end well. First, I turned the water on in my kitchen sink Friday morning and I only had a dribble of cold water coming out. I left the water running and opened the cabinet doors so... Full story

 

Write On: War is Ugly, God is Good

Essay by: Wyatt Cummings Veteran Narrative Essay Roseau Community School Mrs. Olsen On a lovely afternoon over Thanksgiving break, I had the wonderful privilege of interviewing my grandfather, Robert...

 

The Highway Of "My Way:" Paved By Whom And Where Does It Go?

Several nights ago our phone rang at two in the morning, and for the next 45 minutes I was in conversation with a college freshman who, in tears at the beginning of the conversation, poured out her...

 

Bette Lucille (Czeh) Holmgren, 82

Roseau- Bette Lucille (Czeh) Holmgren passed away at her home in Roseau on December 14, 2023, at the age of 82. Bette was born on September 21, 1941 in Thief River Falls to Walter and Linnea...

 

19 New Year's Traditions From Around the World

United States Millions of Americans gather around their television sets (or on the streets of Times Square, despite freezing temps) to watch the ball drop at the stroke of midnight each year. Kicking off in 1907 to ring in January 1908, New York... Full story

 

Write On: The Military Story of Kristi Scharmer

Essay by: Bryn Wilson Mrs. Olsen’s English 10 Roseau Community School “Go for it. I think it’s a really great experience” is what my great aunt Kristi Scharmer would tell people who want to...

 

Does time wound all heels?

"There goes George", observed an onlooker. "When he was young, he was a handsome guy. Left a wife and two kids to starve, and ran off with another woman. And now look at him. Old, broke and very...

 
 By Tom Palen    Opinion    December 2, 2023

Average Joe's

Drive south across the Blatnick Bridge, going from Duluth to Superior. At the end of the bridge, take your first left, turning on Fifth Street. Continue driving for about eight blocks, and you will...

 

A Good Atmosphere

"Lord, what do you think of me?" "Lord what do you think about"me?" The answer to the above two questions has changed and grown over the years, giving me a deep sense of thanksgiving. Before I was...

 

The Art of Listening

Listening is a skill which we learn by experience, for me it has been mostly learned by my failures. I frustrate others when I argue or interrupt their chain of thought. I become impatient. At times,...

 

The Psalms

The Psalms are probably the best loved part of the whole Christian Bible. Even more so, I would suspect than the Gospels. We need to remind ourselves however, that originally they were not a Christian...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 20, 2023

A gentleman who went the extra mile and then some

by Jeff Olsen There are easier ways to do fundraisers, but Dean Hedlund was pedaling with Jesus from the Iowa border to the Canadian border - all for a good cause. But the good Lord couldn't do a...

 

Summed Up In a School Board Meeting

How many people would trust a person that owned a dog that has bitten eleven people? Commander fits right in with the Biden crime family. That beautiful dirty dog is probably the one that left his cocaine in the White House. If it was not a member...

 

Aim High

On the last evening Jesus spent with his disciples they shared a meal together. A meal out of which has come our celebration of the Lord's Supper. After the meal, according to John, Jesus took a basin...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 23, 2023

Former police chief is being properly retrained

by Jeff Olsen Ward Anderson, the long-time Roseau Police Chief, retired last year. He wasn't that old at age 54. Since then, he's frequently been on diaper duty, which can be as challenging as... Full story

 

Road Rage

I went to South Hy Vee yesterday to get Granny Smith apples for the pie I made for a fundraiser. When leaving the grocery store, I turned north onto Quincy Avenue. There was some congestion ahead of...

 

Going the Full Mile

I do it, and I'm not the only one who does. People who drive muscle cars or ride motorcycles will understand. When passing through the tunnels on Highway 61, I like to accelerate a little (sometimes...

 
 By Tom Palen    Opinion    September 9, 2023

A Perfect Day

I watched a beautiful sunrise over Lake Superior during my drive to Duluth. I was returning the sander we had rented to finish the hardwood floors. "Darn! I forgot the extension cord." The cord was...

 

The Ultimate Alright – A Message For Troubled Hearts

Think back with me for a few moments to the "skinned knees" of your childhood. What did you do? As a little kid, when, all-of-a-sudden, life HURT? Maybe it was a skinned knee, a bad dream, an upset... Full story

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    August 26, 2023

A good bottle of wine can be a lifesaver

Here are a few important facts to consider. Never argue with a woman who cooks your supper. She might spit on your pork chop. Never tell your kids that they're stupid. They surely inherited the...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    August 19, 2023

Roseau Couple Is Living the Good Life and Much More

by Jeff Olsen Some like it hot! Jaeden Johannesson, a 2015 Roseau High School graduate, was reached in Fort Myers, Florida, where he and his girlfriend, Emily Skoglund, also a 2015 RHS grad, are...

 

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