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Get Tough Or Die

This global warming AKA climate change is sure looking a lot like nothing has changed a whole lot. We usually can count on a short January thaw but January and February used to have a lot of days of “good limbing”. Good limbing usually meant...

 

Fishing! The WAG System

This old farmer is in no way, shape or form putting anyone down for having a love of ice fishing. But, are the what was once dozens, hundreds and now thousands of wheelhouses crippling what is probably our states best walleye fishery? When you can...

 

From Cows Cud To Cell Phones

Many years ago before my first cell phone it was a nice sunny day the early part of April. One of my cows was in the process of having a calf. They almost always do better when left alone to go about their business. I sat down on the sunny side of a...

 

Get Tough Or Die

This global warming AKA climate change is sure looking a lot like nothing has changed a whole lot. We usually can count on a short January thaw but January and February used to have a lot of days of “good limbing”. Good limbing usually meant... Full story

 

Roger Hites Sr.

My father was paralyzed by tripping over a dolly that was hooked up to his Thunderbird in the beginning of September, he was flown to Grand Forks Airport and admitted and had emergency surgery.... Full story

 

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

 

Baby It's Cold Outside!

Why is twenty below so much colder than it was forty years ago? It is a phenomenon that helps explain the mass migration of mainly retired people to warmer climates in the winter. Snow birds as they are called are either unable to handle the cold or...

 

No Need For Woke Exasperation

Historians long considered the first Thanksgiving to have taken place in 1621, when the Mayflower pilgrims who founded the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts sat down for a three-day meal with the Wampanoag. Quote, “November 26, 1789, the United...

 

Come On Man!!!

When is our government going to change their view on mental health? As of now their MO seems to be to wait until someone does something and then lock them up or shoot them. Over half of prison inmates are there due to mental health issues. According...

 

The Beauty Of A Mothers Love

I was a Minn. State Trooper for over 30 years and during that time I witnessed what a mothers love is. I was called to an accident and when I arrived I saw a body in the ditch holding a young boy. She was hugging him and talking to him with words so...

 

What Happened To The Good Ol' Drive?

Our nine days of the year when some of us find out who our friends and neighbors really are is history one more time. Nothing seems to bring out the territorial instincts in a human quite like hunting season. Little houses on stilts all over the...

 

One Special Man

About 8 a.m. on one below-freezing morning, I saw our apartment maintenance man, Toby Larson, scraping thick ice off the car windows in our parking lot. He is in his eighties and walks with a limp. That action surely is beyond his required duties.... Full story

 

Should I Pay To Harvest Animals I Raised ?

Another opening day of deer season is now a memory. After fifty-two of them which would have been fifty-three except there was no season in 1971 due to extreme shortage of deer, the sunrise was one of the prettiest. There is no shortage of deer, but... Full story

 

October Is Gone ..."You Just Don't Have Enough Clothes On."

The song; Sunrise Sunset swiftly go the years, One season following another, is hitting closer to home every year. The fishing on the lake is maybe as good as it gets right now. As a friend pointed out “it is never too cold, sometimes you just...

 

Sheriff Elections are upon Us and It's Time for a Change

Roseau County Sheriff Elections are upon us and It’s time for a change. The current Sheriff has lost the morale of his department, and has created an environment where majority of his staff; jailers, dispatchers, and deputies have lost confidence...

 

Re-elect Sheriff Steve Gust

I wanted to take this opportunity to list a few of the many reasons why I believe Steve Gust should be re-elected sheriff of Roseau County. I have worked with Steve since 1997 when I first started working in law enforcement in Roseau County. I have...

 

Reducing Republican Inflation Lies

We now endure the last stretch of the 2022 “rigged election” terrorist campaign. Once, the politicians would just lie and expect us to vote for them. Then a butt-head loser started the “rigged election” terror campaign in 2020. Anyone that ha...

 

Meet Kelly Gustafson

Deciding to run for Sheriff for Roseau County was not a hard decision for me.  I was encouraged by some of my coworkers from the Roseau County Sheriff’s Office, City of Roseau, City of Warroad, and the Borderland SRT Team. After hearing their...

 

How Much Is A Billion?

Life got interesting for a little while last evening. While yackity yacking on the phone my dogs, one half great pyrenees and half German shepherd and Turbo a miniature rat terrier wanted desperately to get out. Assuming without really looking that... Full story

 

Nothing To See Here

A cruel fact of life is that the older we get the deeper the cold penetrates our bones. Some of the smarter ones among us have already traded some of the best fishing of the year and deer hunting for warmer weather. This morning that seems like a...

 

Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime

That was a song a long time ago. The question is how something that makes you feel the best also makes you hurt the worst. When it says until death you do part in our marriage vows, does that mean when one dies the love does too? Not even close. Some...

 

A Joyful Update

I am the lady who left two packages on Hwy 11 in Roseau a couple of weeks ago. The Roseau Times took my request of finding those purchases seriously, and posted an ad, asking for help in getting them back. I GOT THEM BACK! Someone had noticed our... Full story

 

Would Love To See America Great Again

In my opinion, June 24, 2022, will be one of the brighter days in the history of our great nation! After 49 years of prayer and more than 63 million precious babies being murdered, Roe v Wade is finally overturned and left to the states. I, and...

 

More Deer Hunters Less Buck Hunters

Summer is over and the youth deer season is soon here. The special season is a very good thing, but why is the DNR helping to create more buckhunters? There already are plenty of buckhunters and a shortage of deerhunters. Our number of antlerless...

 

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