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A Great Mouse Hunt!

Oofdah, how production agriculture has changed in the last fifty or sixty years! Grpa pulling the A-6 Case combine with its four cylinder Wisconsin air cooled engine around with the WD-45 Allis Chalmers tractor is now only a memory. With no cab on...


The Highlight of The Week Oops!

The highlight of the week so far has been watching Liz Cheney get her Republican In Name Only butt handed to her 65-29 by a Trump backed candidate. So far the ones supported by the Donald are winning at a ninety-five percent rate. Hopefully the...


500 Fairgoers say: Stop the Roseau Lake Project

At this year’s "Save Roseau Farms” fair booth, over 500 people signed saying they oppose the Roseau “Lake” Project and stand with Roseau landowners who are at risk of losing thousands of acres of family farmland at the hands of this harmful...


Time Is Not Now Or Has Never Been On Our Side

The fair is gone. Soon it will be Labor Day and back to school. Another summer is in the history books. There were millions of them before we were born and there will be millions when we are gone from here. When studying the coal in the coal mines...


What Goes Around WILL Come Around

Ron Desantis, governor of Florida, maybe said it best. I wish Joe Biden a speedy recovery from Covid 19. I also wish the United States of America a speedy recovery from Joe Biden. Why are so many that hate this country so much still here? No one, no... Full story


Replace Hate With Love

It has been a rough couple of years. There has been a lot that has gone on...Covid, economy issues, inflation... and mass shootings. Some of those things seem to be out of our control. There really isn't much that we can do about Covid. Even with...


Law Enforcement For Johnson

Law enforcement urges your vote for Johnson on August 9. The Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association (MPPOA) is the largest association representing public safety professionals in the State of Minnesota.  We’re writing to urge your... Full story


Fair 2022 A good time was had by all

It’s fair week in Roseau County one more time. After more than sixty of them much of the thrill is gone. That is not entirely a bad thing. The thrill has been replaced by an admiration and more than a little pride in all the improvements. As in...


A Few Medical Fun Facts

Here are a few medical fun facts the great Doctor Fauci will never tell us. The inventor of the treadmill died at fifty-four. The world bodybuilding champion died at forty-one. The inventor of gymnastics died at fifty-seven. James Fuller Fix started...


"Looking Back"

After having an attendance of 18 at the 2005 truth & taxation meeting, the DJ from a local radio station asked Commissioner Al Johnston his thoughts about this big turn out. Without hesitation Johnston claimed the budget was cut to the bone and that... Full story


The Roseau County 2017 Re-audits Rest of the Story

In 2013 our County accounting firm; Hoffman, Phillipp and Knutson, along with County Auditor Marty Monsrud advised the county board they had to start spending ditch tax money. In 2014 the same request was made by the accounting firm and County... Full story


Answer To Dobbs

When women finally got the right of pregnancy choice under Roe v. Wade in 1973, a Baptist minister, Jerry Falwell, had “an epiphany”: For political power, Democrats were labeled “baby killers” giving door-slamming, conservative,...


Come On Man!!!

One of the biggest mysteries of our world as we know it is how the Devil makes the road to Hell so attractive. According to the latest poll the party taking us down that road at breakneck speed now has only a twenty-nine percent approval rating. It... Full story


Reply to Jeff Olsen's Last Week Article.

Women do have a right to do what they want with their bodies. But they are forgetting something, babies in a pregnant woman’s womb has rights also. The babies are happy to come into the world and not fighting for their lives through an abortion... Full story


Read Before Next Months Primary In District One

Commissioner Al Johnston; after having a large attendance at the 2005 truth & taxation meeting, Johnston then claimed the budget was cut to the bone and that they would be laying off a blade operator and also a deputy. On Dec. 9 (05)Jim Jenson and... Full story


Roseau County's Corruption At It's Best.

Commissioner Glenda Phillipe and her two county board clans men Commissioner Jack Swanson, and Todd Miller along with Chief Deputy Curt Hauger provided the most shameful, and embarrassing 4 years in the history of Roseau Co. 2013 through 2017....


No Harm, No Foul

This old farmer was recently asked if I was open minded enough to watch the January 6th hearings, After watching one dem or worse yet a Rino lie about Trump and a bunch more swear to it there was a timeout required to give the nausea time to pass.... Full story


November Can't Come Soon Enough

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood. An optimist would leave it at that. A realist would relax and wait for someone to mess it up. Optimists don’t watch or listen to the news. Realists are seldom disappointed, After cancelling fifty-five...


Enough is Enough!

To Whom This Pertains To: My husband just came back from the forest where his Grandpa and Grandma farmed years ago. He had put up a sign for his brother, who passed away a couple of years ago. You people with your Rangers, went in there- broke the si... Full story


"Flagpoles are making too much noise near the Gazebo" Reply

In the April 23, 2022, issue of the Roseau Times-Region, there was an article published entitled “Flagpoles are making too much noise near the Gazebo”, written by Jeff Olsen. The Roseau Gazebo Night Committee takes this opportunity to assure the...


The Swamp Seems To Be Back This Year

It seems that one of the longest and toughest winters in memory has turned into one of the longest and toughest springs. This is especially true for those in production agriculture. The cattlemen had a tough calving season and now the grain farmers...


More Questions Then Answers

And we have another mass shooting at a school! The Monday morning quarterbacks are out in full force. As usual there are a lot more questions then answers. Why was a kid that delighted in shooting people with a BB gun and was nicknamed school... Full story


No Monkey Business Here

Hard times create strong men. Strong men create easy times. Easy times create weak men. Weak men create hard times. Around and around we go. Our world is a never ending parade of circles. What goes around comes around comes to mind. About the only...


Can't Have It Unless You Live

As the Russian comedian from years ago used to say. What a country! The first thing that came to mind for this cynical old farmer when hearing of the Scotus leak was what are they trying to distract us from now? Maybe the southern not the border,... Full story


Your Life Might Depend On It!

Is it a coincidence that about two dozen food processing facilities in the U.S. and Canada have burned to the ground in the last six months? Even more amazing is that there has been no mention on any of our beloved news networks. It is pretty easy...


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