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 By Jeff Olsen    News    May 18, 2024 

Roseau Special Olympians Get Beautiful Send Off

by Jeff Olsen They didn't board a bus and leave town unnoticed. "We had a walk through the entire school with the band escorting us. All the students were lined up in the hallways during the walk...

 
 By Ryan Honl    News    May 18, 2024 

NORTHERN MINNESOTA SENATOR KILLS GUN STORAGE BILL TWO OTHER GUN BILLS PASS

by Ryan Honl The Gun Storage Bill died in the Senate this week. The bill would have required gun owners to lock unloaded guns separate from ammunition in a safe even in one’s own home. The bill never came to the floor due to Democratic Senator G... Full story

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    May 18, 2024 

She threw her best pitch at Target Field

by Jeff Olsen On May 5, Roseau DARE Officer Zach Manka had a thrill of a lifetime as his DARE student, Anastyn Loken, stood front and center a half hour before the Twins game at Target Field. She had...

 
 By Ryan Honl    News    May 18, 2024 

New Truck For A Great Guy

by Ryan Honl Every once in awhile you meet someone you don't want to stop talking to. That can be pretty difficult in a world of smartphones and short attention spans. The newspaper got to meet one of...

 
 By Carrie Johnson    News    May 18, 2024 

75 years ago… Badger's graduating class was a whopping 19

5 years ago – May 18, 2019 Jacob Kallis was the Roseau American Legion’s delegate to the Minnesota Boy’s State gathering at Hamline University. Rachel Hambrook, Roseau High School art student...

 
 By Laurel Latham    News    May 11, 2024

Highway 11 Construction Project In Warroad Begins May 13th

by Laurel Latham MnDOT, in partnership with Roseau County and the City of Warroad, plans to reconstruct Highway 11, between County Rd 5 and Highway 313/Cedar Avenue N.W., and Cedar Avenue N.W.,...

 
 By Ryan Honl    News    May 11, 2024

GUN STORAGE BILL PASSES MINNESOTA HOUSE GOES TO SENATE FOR CRUCIAL VOTE

by Ryan Honl The Gun Storage Safety Bill, HF4300, passed the Minnesota State House this week and will head to the State Senate for a potential vote. Democratic Governor Tim Walz states that he will...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    May 11, 2024

Cannabis is coming to Roseau County good and proper

by Jeff Olsen Brittney Peterson is the face of Lake of the Woods Cannabis Company, which was incorporated in 2022, according to her business partner, Eric Nerland, as the two spoke by cellphone this...

 
 By Carrie Johnson    News    May 11, 2024

50 years ago… CItizens State Bank has coin shortage

5 years ago – May 11, 2019 Tom Jerome was approved by the Roseau School Board as the successor to Larry Guggisburg, the long-serving Roseau School Superintendent. On May 18 the Salol First Lutheran C...

 
 By Jodi Wojciechowski    News    May 4, 2024

Bro is Inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

by Jodi Wojciechowski Jeff "Bro" Olsen, 80, has been inducted into two Wrestling Halls of Fame - The Dave Bartelma Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2012 and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Minnesota... Full story

 
 By Laurel Latham    News    May 4, 2024

Street Tacos And Scholarships

by Laurel Latham On Sunday, May 5th, the Nomad Tavern in Warroad will host a fundraiser for the Roseau Masonic Lodge from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., or until the street tacos are sold out. "This is our yea...

 
 By Ryan Honl    News    May 4, 2024

ROSEAU AMERICAN LEGION HAS A NEW COMMANDER

by Ryan Honl Warren Olson became the 89th Commander of the Roseau American Legion Post 24 at its regular monthly meeting on Monday night. Warren is also now the Commander of the Roseau County Veterans...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    May 4, 2024

Greenbush Area Senior Citizen Has His Special Chair

by Jeff Olsen Spunky octogenarian Mark Gonorshowski, a former farm boy and Greenbush athlete, was sitting where he always does on a recent weekday. And he has no complaints about his health or being...

 
 By Carrie Johnson    News    May 4, 2024

75 years ago… Remains of first Roseau County WWII casualty come home

5 years ago – May 4, 2019 Terry Gotziaman, the former Roseau High School principal and athletic director from 1983 to 2010, was to be inducted into the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame. He taught a...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    April 27, 2024

Take me out to a very special ballgame

by Jeff Olsen There will be peanuts and Cracker Jacks. And soda pop at 10 bucks a crack. So what! Anastyn Loken, 12, celebrated her birthday earlier in April. But this tops the cake! She's some artist...

 
 By Ryan Honl    News    April 27, 2024

Two New Officers Join the Warroad Police Department

by Ryan Honl For Police Officers Jace and Naomi Thompson, coming to Warroad was a no-brainer. Jace grew up in Warroad and both were interested in small town policing. They met while studying law enfor... Full story

 
 By Laurel Latham    News    April 27, 2024

The Tveit Family Alaskan Adventure

by Laurel Latham Most Tveit family vacations have involved hockey games at the state tournament. This family vacation involved hockey games as well, but required a six hour flight to Anchorage,...

 
 By Carrie Johnson    News    April 27, 2024

75 years ago… "Fire" save the refrigerator

5 years ago – Apr. 27, 2019 Matt and Kari Millner of rural Roseau joined their daughter, Madison Swanson, in Seattle to watch her husband, Eric, 25, a righthanded pitcher, start in his first Major L... Full story

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    April 20, 2024

Skime now has real legal bragging rights

by Jeff Olsen Located along County Road 9 on the southern edge of Roseau County is Skime, a location where bootleggers during the Prohibition era made their own homemade whiskey and other remedies...

 
 By Laurel Latham    News    April 20, 2024

Thompson Taxidermy Preserves Memories

by Laurel Latham Located on Springsteel Island, Thompson Taxidermy is where many fishermen and hunters take their prized trophies to be preserved by full-time taxidermist Rick Thompson. Rick specializ...

 
 By Ryan Honl    News    April 20, 2024

Chris's Repair Brings New NAPA Auto Parts Store to Roseau

by Ryan Honl Chris’s Auto Repair on West Center Street behind the Dairy Queen now has a brand new NAPA auto parts store next to their auto repair shop. It opened last October and is going strong. I...

 
 By Carrie Johnson    News    April 20, 2024

50 years ago… Fourteen honor students recognized

5 years ago – Apr. 20, 2019 Kacie Borowicz, the Roseau High School senior and dynamo on the basketball court, was honored as the 2019 Miss Minnesota Basketball recipient. Kacie is Roseau’s first Mis... Full story

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    April 13, 2024

Fly Your New Flags Proudly This Memorial Day

by Jeff Olsen Patriotism isn't dead yet. Flying the colors is still very much alive. Roseau County Veterans Service Officer Martin "Marty" Howes wants everyone to be proud of America. Credit Mr....

 

From the Trails to the Rink Polaris Builds on Teamwork

On Friday, March 27, MN WILD partnered with Polaris to provide employees and their families with a memorable experience on ice. The Polaris Piston Cup has been a tradition for many years uniting... Full story

 

Smalltown Throwdown Contest

Roseau emerged as a Finalist in the Cenex Smalltown Throwdown Contest, Competing for the coveted $100,000 Grand Prize. In an exhilarating turn of events, the small but mighty community of Roseau has b... Full story

 

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