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WRITE ON! A Lesson With History

by Austin Haugen, English 7, Mrs. Didrikson When you walk into the Roseau Memorial Arena where it connects to the North Rink, you'll notice a dedication wall honoring past players that have played...

 

PRUNED, OR SIFTED, WHICH WILL IT BE?

I grew up in the State of Washington on what would probably be referred to today as a "hobby farm." Each year my dad planted a garden big enough to feed the whole neighborhood. As a kid I got to (had...

 

Living as if Heaven is on earth

Always, one of the great sins is coveting thy neighbor's goods and, if his young wife is a hot babe, coveting her too. Forget the Ten Commandments. Within the last week, here was a rich couple...

 

Mayo, Apple Orchard and Carlos o' Kelly's

Do you ever have a self pity party? I usually don't, but this last week I did just that. I was feeling like life was being unfair. I rarely get to get away for a few days with the paper duties. After...

 

Mindset Coaching

Since starting the 365 WOD Journey I've noticed my clients and members of the #Kobernation getting faster and stronger. How do I know? Because of the retests that are strategically placed within the Journey. Time is the one thing we do not get...

 

Write On! The Kayak Story

by Arika Carlson, English 7, Mrs. Didrikson It was in the afternoon, and we just had lunch. My family and I were at my grandma's cabin on Birch Beach, Lake of the Woods. It was a sunny day in May,...

 

Give me a photo any old day

Earlier this week, some shrink was on Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) explaining how happy childhoods make for happy adults. Pure bunk, I thought. "Did you have a happy childhood?" he said into the airwa...

 

125 YEARS? UFFDA!!

This past weekend, September 7, 8, our church (and Julie and I are grateful to be included in the "our"), celebrated our 125th anniversary as a community of faith. What has made this possible? Our...

 

"MORE THAN AN OUTCOME!"

The topic for this week's article came to me while sitting in a Mayo Clinic waiting room in the Charleton building to receive my next radiation treatment. I would receive fifteen treatments during...

 

Canning Apples and Salsa with Sarah!!

My squirrel brain has been getting a few things accomplished!! Sarah and I did some canning over the weekend which was a great stress reliever. We started Saturday and made salsa all day. It was a...

 

WRITE ON! My First NHL Game

by Ally Vatnsdal, English 7, Mrs. Didrikson One night when I was in third grade I was laying in bed and my dad came into my room and asked me if I wanted to go to the Wild game and of course I said ye...

 

Looking Back

5 years ago – August 30, 2014 Shayna Kruger, a tenth grader at Badger High School, was nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, DC on November 14-16. The Sutter...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    August 31, 2019

A picture really is worth a thousand words

Beautiful! Back when I was in the Army in 1966 and stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, we'd get a weekend pass and head down to Waikiki Beach in Honolulu to meet the babes. We were out of our...

 

Squirrel syndrome is a real health issue!?

I think I have Squirrel Syndrome. So, what is Squirrel Syndrome? According to the experts, it is a spontaneous reaction to what the experts call "shiny objects." It can lead to a large list of...

 

LABOR GAZE!

Where has the summer gone? I'm probably not the only person to ask that question. I heard someone say one time: "Time flies because so many people are trying to kill it!" Humm. Anyway the calendar rem...

 

Mindset Coaching

When you find yourself in a pickle and need to think quickly about what you'd do I'm reminded of the Disney movie Finding Dory. Ask yourself this question: “What would Dory do?” You could even simply be more like Dory and think from your heart...

 

WRITE ON! Trip to Valley Fair

by Alex Ballard, English 7, Mrs. Didrikson Want to hear about one of my favorite trips to the Twin Cities? I was in the 2nd grade. My sister and I had just got off the bus, when our dad picked us up...

 

STANDING ON THE FRONT PORCH

The morning after I gave my spiritually ignorant life to Jesus (and of course, the “Father.”), I walked out on the front porch of the home I grew up in, looked out across our property, lifted my eyes above the forests and hills in front of me,...

 

Looking Back

5 years ago – August 23, 2014 Polaris celebrated its 60th birthday in Roseau. On August 4, Kyle Demolee marked his first day on the job as the new Roseau County Emergency Management Director. Louvic...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    August 24, 2019

Nothing beats a fun piece whenever you read it

Before I die, I have to make one of Trump's rallies and marvel at the wildlife that is attracted to these extravaganzas. He is the Barnum and Bailey of political opportunists, who draws in the rubes...

 

Trip number two to Grand forks with dad

On my mind is...how am I going to be in two places at once!? A day at a time is all I can tell myself. Last week I told you a bit about what was going on with dad. Well, the update is that Mayo decide...

 

Mindset Coaching

Many times we worry about what we look like while we workout. Looking sexy while working out is overrated. You have the rest of the day to look good. What you look like while you work out matters only to personal trainers, exercise physiologists,...

 

Write ON! Camp

by Aidan Helmer, English 7, Mrs. Didrikson I sat at one of the wooden benches in the warm cafeteria, sipping on hot cocoa, remembering the past few days. They had been the kind of days you want to...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    August 17, 2019

What I know about life then and now

When I was a kid starting first grade in 1950 at age 6, we had to worry about polio, putting our lips on the drinking fountain, not picking our nose, and losing our pencil. Yeah, a pencil. You...

 

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly of August

August...that is what is on my mind. In the beginning of August I have Brandon and Blu’s birthdays which are both great! Then we move to the middle of August and on August 19th it will be five years since my big brother Kevin passed away and...

 

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