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 By Jeff Olsen    News    April 4, 2020 

Special Board Meeting Experiences Glitches

Technology isn't always what it is cracked up to be, especially during this past Tuesday's Roseau County Board meeting when department heads and other interested parties were unable to hear the transm...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    April 4, 2020 

Liquor Store Stays Open & Playgrounds are Closed

In his opening comments on Monday afternoon, Mayor Jeff Pelowski noted that this was their first meeting with nobody in the chamber for a meeting. He then addressed Roseau residents. "I want to say...

 
 By Jodi Wojciechowski    News    April 4, 2020 

Separated by Borders, but happy in their hearts

Covid-19 is making everyone think outside of the box. One such situation is Deb Watson. Deb and her husband Mark moved from Canada to Warroad in 1985 when Mark took a job at Warroad Congregational...

 
 News    April 4, 2020 

Quarantined in Sicily and Safely Back in Roseau

by Julie Elick This past November, after finally getting his visa, Aaron Krahn, son of Paul and Rachael Krahn of Roseau, arrived in Messina Sicily (an island off the coast of Italy). Aaron had...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    April 4, 2020 

Combat Army SGT David Foss Served With Valor

David Foss, the 1966 Roseau High School graduate, decorated Vietnam War veteran and educator, hasn't lost a step on life more than 50 years since returning home from the war. Recently, he spoke by pho...

 
 News    April 4, 2020 

Polaris resumes some production but initiates pay cuts, furloughs

by Dee DePass , Star Tribune Polaris Inc. will temporarily furlough some workers and cut pay of others, the company said Tuesday in its latest step to survive the severe downturn resulting from the corona­virus outbreak. Its chief executive, Scott...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    April 4, 2020 

With the spunky mom of three handicapped kids

Over in the Skime area, Rachel (née Swonger) Burr bubbles over when talking about her three special needs children like it's as natural as a walk in the park. She has her hands full! Her oldest...

 
 News    April 4, 2020 

Roseau School District Engages in Distance Learning

The COVID-19 Pandemic has changed the world and community in which we live in. Lives have been lost, loved ones impacted and members of the healthcare industry and first responders have been pushed beyond their limits in response to the global...

 
 News    April 4, 2020 

Court Report

#City of Roseau Garon Lee Schumacher, Roseau, pled guilty to failure to yield when entering roadway and was fined $135. (Badge #1472) Minnesota State Patrol Joyce Annette Boroos, Badger, pled guilty to no seat belt and was fined $110. (Badge #108)...

 
 News    April 4, 2020 

Salol News

by Diane Monkman 463-0175 Foreign Exchange student Elisa Valente made it safely back home to Italy with only an hour delay in New York.  Only one parent was allowed to meet her and she was wearing a mask when she got off the plane.  She is...

 
 By Carrie Johnson    News    April 4, 2020 

Looking Back

5 years ago – Apr. 4, 2015 Award winners at the Roseau Ram basketball banquet were Spencer Sabourin, Scott Nelson, Bailey Warne, Brandon Pfeiffer, Ethan Johnson, Weston Nelson and James Stroot. The...

 
 News    April 4, 2020 

Down the Road

submitted by Arlette Solom "We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world." Helen Keller The following statement is from director, Thora Halvorson. "As you know, at this time, we are closed due to the coronavirus...

 
 News    April 4, 2020 

Social Security Benefits Will be Paid On Time and Other Updates Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, reminds the public that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit payments will continue to be paid on time during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The agency also reminds everyone to be...

 
 News    April 4, 2020 

MNsure Announces Special Enrollment Period for Uninsured Minnesotans in Response to Growing COVID-19 Concerns

MNsure announced a 30-day special enrollment period (SEP) for qualified individuals who are currently without insurance, in response to the potential growth of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. This SEP that begins Monday, March 23, and runs through Apri...

 
 News    April 4, 2020 

DPS-DVS Offices Statewide Closing for Two Weeks; Driver's License Extensions on the Way

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services division (DPS-DVS) is closing all exam stations statewide beginning Friday at the close of business to follow Governor Tim Walz’s executive order for Minnesotans to stay home...

 
 News    April 4, 2020 

Rural Finance Authority Funding to Allow COVID-19 Response

Assistance from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) Rural Finance Authority (RFA) will be available to help farmers whose operations are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A $330 million Minnesota COVID-19 relief bill Governor Tim Walz...

 
 News    April 4, 2020 

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loans Now Available

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone in our economy, but we know small businesses have been particularly hard hit. That’s why Governor Walz requested an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration from the SBA earlier this week.   Now,...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    March 28, 2020

Latest Roseau County Covid-19 Update

On Tuesday, Roseau County Commissioner Jack Swanson was wearing two hats. He was recently named the Public Information Officer for Roseau County during the pandemic. On Tuesday morning, the...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    March 28, 2020

Emergency City Council Meeting

On Monday afternoon at 17:00 hours, the Roseau City Council met in the Roseau City Center with just four in attendance. The remainder were hooked up via Webex. "We're ready for what may come our way...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    March 28, 2020

Gov. Walz orders 'Stay at Home' into April

On Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Tim Walz issued a "Stay at Home" order to help reduce the coronavirus pandemic. His order requests that Minnesotans stay in their homes and avoid unnecessary travel. The...

 
 By Laurel Latham    News    March 28, 2020

Roseau County Medical Mask Crusaders

When healthcare professionals reached out to Penny Turgeon-Kimble asking if she could help with the protective mask shortage, Penny did not hesitate. "On Friday, March 20th, at 8:45 p.m. I launched a...

 

City Spring Flood Outlook

After a very wet fall and a snowy winter there are concerns across the Red River Valley about the flood potential for this coming spring. While there is always a chance of an extreme weather event, such as what occurred in Roseau in September of...

 

Salol News

by Diane Monkman 463-0175 Congratulations to Jerry and Katherine Vertina on the arrival of great grandson Roy III on March 16th.  He weighed 6 lbs 14 oz. Larry Monkman was scrapping snow at Dennis Monkman's on Thursday and came in for coffee. Bob...

 

ROSEAU COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic and while cases continue to climb in Minnesota, no cases have been identified in Roseau County at this time. However, the County is following the...

 

SEOC UPDATE #6: GOV. WALZ ORDERS MINNESOTANS TO STAY HOME STARTING AT 11:59 P.M. FRIDAY

Gov. Tim Walz announced today that he is ordering Minnesotans to stay home Friday, March 27 at 11:59 p.m. until Friday, April 10 to help limit the spread of COVID-19 so the state’s health care system is prepared to care for those who fall...

 

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