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 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 23, 2023 

At 105, Bea is a most remarkable centenarian

by Jeff Olsen Credit part of her longevity to her love of lutefisk. Beatrice "Bea" Olson celebrated her 105th birthday earlier this week at LifeCare Roseau Manor. "Mom taught in Mable Lake, Kimball...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 23, 2023 

Reflections from the 38th Annual Firefighters BBQ

by Jeff Olsen Right away, two young sisters stood shyly at the coffee and lemonade table inside the Roseau Fire Hall. The coffee was probably no longer hot. There were a dozen or more Styrofoam cups...

 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

 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 23, 2023 

With the little redhead on a roll in SuperOne

by Jeff Olsen Here he came on Saturday afternoon, riding on the back of a shopping cart, a red-headed kid all of three-years-old for three more days grinning like he was at a carnival. His name is...

 By Carrie Johnson    News    September 23, 2023 

40 years ago… The Roseau golf course got a new look

5 years ago – Sept. 22, 2018 Roseau’s 7th annual wine walk was to be held on September 29. A pancake benefit for Seth Jorgenson who lost his home to fire was to be held on September 23 by the...

 By Laurel Latham    News    September 23, 2023 

Annie's Trading Post Opens A Second Location In Warroad

by Laurel Latham It’s that time of year for football games, hoodies and fleece, bonfires and s’mores, orange and gold leaves, chilly nights and northern lights. Annie’s Trading Post has you...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 16, 2023

Roseau Area Food Shelf is looking Really Spiffy

by Jeff Olsen Recent renovations at the Roseau Area Food Shelf in the former Roseau County Law Enforcement Center is comparable to upgrading a White Castle hamburger joint into an Applebee's. In...


South Africa: A Trip of a Lifetime, a Lifetime of Friendship

by Autumn (Jaenicke) Foust Lois L. Kaufman said, "Plant a seed of friendship, reap a bouquet of happiness." The idea to visit Joanna (Lisell) Bond, Roseau Class of 2001 graduate, sprouted one night...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 16, 2023

Impressive young lass shows redoubtable class

by Jeff Olsen Her nickname is Maddy, her full name is Madison, she is 14, and she comes at life with impressive attributes of grit and charm. Only a ninth grader, she is facing a huge hiccup in all...


40 years ago… Elephants down Main Street.

5 years ago – Sept. 15, 2018 On October 7, the Seventh Annual Roseau Athletic Hall of Fame would honor its inductees along with the Roseau Girls State Championship golf team. Inductees were Wayne...


1st Annual Max Multi-Species Fishing Derby Was Held At The N.W. Angle

by Laurel Latham The 1st Annual Max Multi-Species Fishing Derby was held on Saturday, September 2nd and Sunday, September 3rd at the N.W. Angle. The event was held in memory of Max Marvin, a former... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 9, 2023

Roseau School Celebrates A New Era

by Jeff Olsen If they were christening a battleship, a notable person would have broken a bottle of good champagne across the bow. But this is the new and improved version of the Roseau School. So...


First Ruby's Pantry To Be Held In Roseau

by Laurel Latham The first popup Ruby's Pantry in Roseau will be held on Thursday, September 14, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., outside the double garage doors on the south side of Roseau Electric Co-op.... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 9, 2023

Roseau's social event of the season is on 9/16

by Jeff Olsen From 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, the Roseau Volunteer Firefighters will host their annual public banquet. Ever see a scrawny or emaciated firefighter? That's as rare as...


Northern Lights Concert Association Announces 40th Season

The Northern Lights Concert Association is celebrating its 40th season. Five concerts will be presented again this year. The association provides world class entertainment to our northern tier...


Malung Scandinavian Fest

Nordic Roots food, entertainment, arts, trades and crafts will be back at Malung Community Center on September 22 – 23. This year marks the 3rd annual Scandinavian Fest; the communities’ event to raise funds for the operation and maintenance of... Full story


50 years ago… Helicopters used to spot rustlers

5 years ago – Sept. 8, 2018 Kurt Weston joined Citizens State Bank as a Commercial Loan Officer, filling the shoes of Larry Vatnsdal who was retiring. Candidates for Roseau County Attorney were...


Moorhead Youth Fishing For Walleye Hooks A Wallet

by Laurel Latham Fourteen-year-old Connor Halsa of Moorhead was 16 miles from shore on Lake of the Woods in 20 foot deep water, when he threw in his fishing line on June 30th. Almost immediately Conne... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 2, 2023

Talented Youngster Claims Oakcrest Men's Golf Title

by Jeff Olsen For at least this year, youth prevailed at the Oakcrest match-play golf tournament last weekend in Roseau. Even the number one seed, Jared Strand, who can do magic with a set of clubs...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 2, 2023

The 2023 Relay for Life Was A Standout Classic

by Jeff Olsen Everywhere on Thursday evening August 17, there were mostly smiles during the Roseau County Relay for Life at the Gazebo in Roseau. Some were celebrating just feeling better, their hair...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 2, 2023

Camp Hope Hopes To Help Grieving Children

by Jeff Olsen Milly Prachar wants to get the word out to parents or guardians of children who are in the grieving process after losing a parent, a sibling, a relative or a friend. "About nine months a...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 2, 2023

The argument ended abruptly with pistol shots

by Jeff Olsen Possibly, alcohol was the catalyst in a fatal shooting west of Warroad on Monday evening, August 28. The shooter, David Allen Corneliusen, 63, admitted to authorities following his...


Four Generations Attend A Wedding

by Laurel Latham It was a gorgeous day for an outside wedding in Roosevelt on Saturday, August 12th. Maureen Draper, her youngest daughter, Halli, and her only granddaughter, Luella 2, had traveled...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    August 26, 2023

The Roseau Wellness Center is in the Running

A week ago Thursday evening, August 17, Roseau Mayor Dan Fabian was duly impressed. Initially, he remarked that he couldn't recall any committee from the Minnesota State Legislature coming this far...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    August 26, 2023

The 'WE ARE WATER' Interactive Exhibit is refreshing

Unless you're drowning or afflicted with aquaphobia, you love water. That should be Minnesota's motto along with "The Land of 10,000 Lakes." Roseau County is one of the rare Minnesota counties. Our...


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