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 By Jeff Olsen    News    May 13, 2023

The Kid, the Skipper, and the Game at the Metrodome

by Jeff Olsen Benji, the son of John and Sue Wilebski of rural Greenbush, is no longer The Kid. He just began his third year of Medical School at the University of North Dakota and will graduate in...

 By Carrie Johnson    News    May 13, 2023

50 years ago… A Roseau athlete collapses dead after run

5 years ago – May 12, 2018 On April 2 Chantel Vatnsdal became the new librarian at the Roseau Public Library. Avery Novotny notched a hole-in-one using a 7 iron on the 183-yard 7th hole at Oakcrest...

 By Laurel Latham    News    May 13, 2023

Warroad High School Robotics Team 2883: FRED Excels In 2023

by Laurel Latham Meet Buford the Robot, this year's brainchild of the Warroad High School Robotics Team 2883:FRED. Buford, named after a character from the Phineas and Ferb cartoon series, has had an...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    May 6, 2023

Meet the Two RHS All-State Band Members

by Jeff Olsen Anders Mattson plays the trumpet and could wake up the entire household if he is in the mood. Mr. Mattson, a sophomore, earned All-State honors recently and will participate in the...

 By Laurel Latham    News    May 6, 2023

Warroad Culinary Team Take 2nd Place In Cook Around The World Competition

by Laurel Latham Thirteen Warroad High School Culinary Class students traveled to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida on Wednesday, April 19, to take part in the Cook Around the World competition...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    May 6, 2023

The Five Sisters remember and honor their War Hero Dad

by Jeff Olsen It's possible that Roseau's Wendell Hamerl, a gunner in the U.S. Army Air Force, was one of the more publicized local World War II veterans. He was shot down twice, escaped capture the...

 By Carrie Johnson    News    May 6, 2023

50 years ago… A lot of alcohol was confiscated by the "no fun police".

5 years ago – May 5, 2018 The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council announced the Art Exhibit winners. Among the winners was Sherri Kruger of Badger for mixed media “Fiery Stump”. Roseau American...

 News    May 6, 2023

Press Release from Roseau County Sheriff Steve Gust

On April 26, 2023, investigators from the Pine to Prairie Drug Task Force and Violent Crime Enforcement Team executed a search warrant in an apartment complex in the city of Warroad. While executing the warrant, investigators located a suspected... Full story

 By Ryan Honl    News    May 6, 2023

Roseau County Residents Fearful and Uncertain of Action at the Northern Border

by Ryan Honl In a particularly cold spell two weeks ago, as reported on April 22, nine illegal immigrants crossed a quiet wooded area of the Canadian border north of Salol. It didn’t go for them as planned. The locals know the last thing you should... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    News    April 29, 2023

Meet The UPS Gal With the Terrific Outlook and Smile

by Jeff Olsen Katie Marynik was dropping off packages at various Roseau businesses and residences last week. She stands out in a crowd. At just an inch shy of 72 inches, she is occasionally asked if... Full story

 By Laurel Latham    News    April 29, 2023

Warroad Heritage Center: Bringing Local History Alive

by Laurel Latham When visiting the Warroad Public Library, the Warroad Heritage Center is tucked away off the hallway in a quiet corner behind French doors. Intriguing glimpses can be seen of local...

 By Jeff Olson    News    April 29, 2023

Her plans were to become an Athletic Director

by Jeff Olsen So much for Dee's plans! Roseau native Deanna "Dee" Decimus Holmes talks fast, so hang onto your helmet. Yes, it's been her dream after earning her master's degree in sports...


Garrett Larson, Owner of Ronnings, is SBA's Minnesota Young Entrepreneur of the Year

The U.S. Small Business Administration has named Garrett Larson, owner of four Ronnings stores in greater Minnesota, the 2023 SBA Minnesota Young Entrepreneur of the Year. SBA's Minnesota District...

 By Carrie Johnson    News    April 29, 2023

Many years ago… A lot happened in the past

5 years ago – Apr. 28, 2018 En Liten Svensk Shoppe was opening in Roseau on May 18. Celebrating their April Birthdays of Month at the Four Season’s Senior Center were Don Kofstad, Eva Gregerson,...

 By Jesse Frost    News    April 22, 2023

Northern Minnesota Robotics Conference

Submitted by Jesse Frost, President NMRC The Northern Minnesota Robotics Conference (NMRC) is pleased to announce that several of our member teams will be competing at the upcoming World...


Influenza Epidemic in Minnesota, 1918

by Mary Laine “I had a little bird, its name was Enza. I opened the window, and In-Flu-Enza!” Children innocently sang this rhyme while playing and skipping rope during the 1918 influenza pandemic, which caused an estimated fifty million deaths... Full story

 By Jeff Olsen    News    April 22, 2023

Nine Border-Jumping Migrants surrender to U. S. authorities

by Jeff Olsen Sometime near 4:45 a.m. this past Tuesday, a 911 call was received by the Roseau County Sheriff's Department dispatcher in which language was a barrier. The caller didn't speak English....

 By Laurel Latham    News    April 22, 2023

Mollbergs Open T-N-T Detailing LLC

by Laurel Latham As the snow is melting and mud season is upon us, many vehicles are looking like they've just completed an off-road endurance race. But when a dirty car or truck is dropped off at...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    April 22, 2023

Meet the District 4 County Commissioner Candidates

by Jeff Olsen A week ago Tuesday, April 11, the seven Roseau County District 4 commissioner candidates had approximately seven minutes to make their statements on why they deserve your votes in the...

 By Carrie Johnson    News    April 22, 2023

75 years ago… Two youngsters narrowly escape with their lives

5 years ago – Apr. 21, 2018 Roseau “Wrestlers of the Week” were Briar Williams-Kindergarten and T.J. Johnson-3rd grade. Tim and Brittany Tesarek are the proud parents of a son, Aaron Avery,...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    April 15, 2023

Felony charges filed on Roseau man who torched home

by Jeff Olsen Last weekend, Roseau Police Chief Marc Hodge remarked on the incident in which the son of a Roseau resident set fire inside the residence as well as discharged gunshots inside the...

 By Laurel Latham    News    April 15, 2023

Two Graduate From Lackland Air Force Base

by Laurel Latham Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas had two graduates from Roseau County on March 16, 2023. Best known for its role in being the sole location for the U.S. Air Force...

 By Jeff Olsen    News    April 15, 2023

Here's a novel way to assist crime fighting

by Jeff Olsen In late March, Devin Corneliusen, an investigator with the Roseau County Sheriff's Department, wanted the public to be aware of a new crime fighting phone app. He released the following...


Roseau County 4-H Celebrates Volunteers During National Volunteer Week

Each year, thousands of volunteers in Minnesota donate their time and energy to make their communities a better place to live. These volunteers will be among the millions across the country who will be spotlighted during National Volunteer Week,...

 By Carrie Johnson    News    April 15, 2023

40 years ago… Warroad and Baudette ports open 24/7

5 years ago – Apr. 14, 2018 The buildings at Pelan Park were moving to a new home at Wagon Wheel Ridge, west of Karlstad on April 14. Northern Lights Family Dentistry was celebrating their tenth...


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