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Write On: Artwork by Jada Dokken - Poem: Annabel Lee

Artwork by: Jada Dokken 8th Grade Roseau Community School Art Teacher and Supervisor: Mary Vatnsdal It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    October 16, 2021 

While I was Sleeping

Sleep is so important. I have difficulty with this at times and have often started my day at 4 a.m. Two Tylenol PMs will usually start my night, then an Aleve might join in. I have tried Melatonin, a...

 

So What Do You Do With An Unmade Bed?

I want to be right upfront about what I'm about to write. You may recognize it being mentioned in past articles, but I'm stirred in my heart to bring to your attention what's on my mind. Here's one... Full story

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    October 16, 2021 

The King is Back with all his baggage

Beautiful! On Saturday afternoon, a guy called out while I was visiting in Roseau, "Hey, you f*cking Democrat." I smiled and he laughed. He was kind of bent over, which old age does to you. First,...

 

A couple fun moments on our final adventure

It was sad when our adventures ended for the year. Sarah and I plan to start planning for next year's adventures in December and January. We have a few places already picked out! We both decided we... Full story

 

Write On Artwork by Grace Jauquet-'"If We All Were Robots"

Artwork by: Grace Jauquet 7th Grade Roseau Community School Art Teacher and Supervisor: Mary Vatnsdal If we all were robots Instead of girls and boys Maybe we'd have humans To play with as our toys...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    October 9, 2021

Waiting is soooo difficult

Maybe if I helped things along, things would go much easier. Someone once told me when you pray for wisdom, or whatever you need, give God 72 hours. Why can't he do it right away? Like I said, I...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    October 9, 2021

Tossing one down the hatch in celebration of talent

I needed a laugh on Tuesday morning while scheming about what to throw in this column. It was either that or a slug of whiskey, and I don't drink very often - and definitely not at 7 a.m. And here...

 

Gooseberry Falls

Gooseberry Falls State Park is a state park on the North Shore of Lake Superior. The park is located in Silver Creek Township, about 13 miles northeast of Two Harbors, Minnesota in Lake County on...

 

Two Parts To Life: "Here and Now," and "Then and There"

I regret not having an article in last week's paper but my health situation took a toll on my energy level, both physically and mentally. I'm battling a serious bladder situation as well as the cancer...

 

Write On " Artwork by Lillly Heinen

Artwork by: Lilly Heinen 8th Grade Roseau Community School Art Teacher and Supervisor: Mary Vatnsdal I'd like to meet an alien. Yeah, wouldn't that be neat? I'm sure there's not another creature I...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    October 2, 2021

Once you let go it's really hard to pick it up again.

Joe and I thought the above phrase would be a good title for a column, namely mine. Often we start with an idea and it just mushrooms into something to think about. I am not a procrastinator I don't...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    October 2, 2021

From the mundane to the truly religious

There it was on Monday evening, an email from Mary Gilthvedt that had been forwarded to me by the Roseau Times-Region. I read it with great interest because I had been provided the data from Jack...

 

Beaver Bay and Red Rock Beach

Beaver Bay Beaver Bay is a small community situated at the mouth of the Beaver River. It is the oldest community on the North Shore. The river has good trout fishing. Located near many recreational...

 

3 poems by: Seth Dahl

by Seth Dahl, 7th grade English Teacher: Mrs. Didrikson       Bow Hunting Adventure As I had been in that stand many times before. I knew that the deer was going to walk perfectly down the trail....

 

The Still Small Voice:

So, this is the rest of the story..short form. Sunday morning I was really stressed because Joe wanted to get to church at 10:45, they were starting the service at 10:15. The service was centered...

 

What is God going to do after I die?

Unless I get shot by some local lunatic, I'm not quite ready to buy the farm just yet. But death is inevitable. It will be very inconvenient if all my socks don't have holes in them yet. Or, if...

 

Split Rock Lighthouse

Split Rock Lighthouse was built because of the great loss of ships during the Mataafa Storm of 1905, during which 29 ships were lost or damaged on Lake Superior. One of these ships, the Madeira, is lo...

 

The Christian Church Has Had "Benefits" Since Its Beginning

Julie and I are both grateful and humbled by the kindness of our church (Roseau Covenant Church) to sponsor a benefit for us plus the response of the broader community in helping us through my...

 

Write On: 3 Poems by Anna Ulvin

Anna Ulvin, 7th grade English Teacher: Mrs. Didrikson "Planes" Training the brain Driving a plane Riding in the rain Hiding from the lane Guiding the airplane Training the brain Draining the pain...

 

Our House in the middle of the block

It is good to remember the "good olde days." Daily patterns, I remember watching my mom sweep the kitchen floor every morning. I remember, seeing my mom ironing sheet tops on a ironing board. Wow, I...

 

"Keep The Faith, Baby!" What's That Supposed To Mean?

The above phrase was popular back in the sixties. I may have used it myself. It was used by both Christians and non-Christians; casually and probably innocently. But did they know what they were...

 

Looking back on my kind of scoundrels

Occasionally, one must be a local columnist and cover some of the local characters who prance across the stage to their own unique beat. Here last week, I bumped into an old character, Lonnie Swanson,...

 

Black Beach was amazing!

We arrived at Black Beach Campground...ummm where are our spots?! This campground isn't quite what the pictures displayed. It was a decent location as far as you were right by everything you needed,... Full story

 

Your Guide For A Safer Farm

Dress for success. Prepare yourself for the job at hand by choosing appropriate clothing and safety gear. If you’re using chemicals, use chemical respirators, wear proper gloves and protective clothing. When working with farm equipment, avoid...

 

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