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"Wild Willy" Westman needs our prayers and help

Willy Westman Willy Westman has been “On My Mind” since his accident this past Saturday. He is a cousin of mine but even if he wasn’t what he is enduring is unthinkable. I will reprint what his family printed on his Caring Bridge to get you up...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    November 17, 2018 

You never asked me, but...

I hope Donald doesn't lock up Smokey the Bear. Global warming is here. You can deny it like a lot of conservatives do, but it's impossible to deny these horrendous climatological catastrophes in...

 

The Pride of Palmville and their strong women

They never dug any foxholes, charged up steep hills against hostile fire or landed on beaches under heavy enemy fire. But they lived through it. Marlis (nee Carlson) Glennen never wore a military...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    November 3, 2018

This is definitely no bridge over the River Kwai

Of course I had to inspect the new bridge over the Roseau River on County Road 126 south of Roseau. It's hard to shake off Oliver Ullman, who I've known since he was about nine and who kept inviting...

 

There are always two or more sides to a situation

I have learned in life there are always two or more sides to a story or in this case an accident. When reporting a news article all facts should be presented in order for people to form their opinions. Minnesota man airlifted after equipment fell on...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    October 27, 2018

On Monday morning with the real people

If people can't have their dreams, this world would be a very dull place. Years ago, long before the majority of Americans who are alive today were born, the Irish Sweepstakes in the 1950s were...

 

To seatbelt or not to seatbelt...is this weeks question

I think I may have had the most expensive Mountain Dew possible. I decided to make a quick run to get a Dew. I needed some caffeine in me to finish up the paper. Wrong choice! The one and only stopped me. (I know there isn’t a need for a name...

 

I was special ed before there was special ed

Absolutely beautiful! I'm being wheeled into the operating room to have brain surgery because of an aneurysm, and I'm thinking, "I hope this guy wasn't one of my special ed students." In my more religious days, I would be thinking it's time to say...

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month brings back memories

Breast Cancer Awareness Month hits close to home for myself and my family. My sister-in-law Dyan passed away August 28, 2012 from breast cancer. She was only 42 years old. Dyan and my brother started...

 

What Happened to Fall??

What Happened? I think Fall is my favorite time of the year. Leaves, changing, the smell of Fall in the air and the evenings start cooling off. It becomes bonfire and smores weather. Who wouldn't...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    October 13, 2018

Lord, allow me to steal just a little!

Always, I have believed that there is nothing too small to steal. Otherwise, why would they have security cameras in, of all places, hardware store aisles where there are just bolts and nuts. Why?...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    October 6, 2018

Out in Cougar Country with a lioness

Meet Francisca Saavedra, 50, originally of Santiago, Chile, who comes at life with this wonderful never-surrender-attitude, an enchanting accent, and enough spunk and talent for two continents. She's...

 

Everyone has an Opinion

I have been getting a lot of comments on my writing. I appreciate all the feedback. Most comments have been very encouraging, hence I am still writing. I did get a little criticism this weekend from a friend. He thought my column was too much...

 

Somebody's getting the shaft here

A week ago Thursday, I received a text which sounded interesting because it was basically the people versus the system. Unfortunately, the system invariably wins. The gal's name is Cassandra, she...

 

I'm not as tough as I thought I was!

I’ve always thought that I had a high pain tolerance. The key word in that sentence is thought! We had just finished up last week’s paper and my eye started hurting. I didn’t think too much of it, since I had been staring at a computer screen...

 

It's a beautiful life on the sunny side up

If you can't laugh at life, skip over to the deeply religious column on an adjoining page so you can save your immortal soul. A few weeks ago on Saturday, August 25, I performed my first wedding and...

 

Canning, Porcupines and Trail Cams

Sarah and I did the mother load of canning apples to get them finished up for this season. We did another batch of apple butter, since the first batch was going fast. We now have 6 pints, 12 half...

 

You can trust me, dear!

Turn off Fox News for a moment so we can have a heart-to-heart talk. It seems that Donald Trump just can't get the respect he wants. It's bad enough that the media doesn't kowtow to his demands and...

 

Customer Service in Small Town Roseau is Exceptional

I have lived in Roseau and Badger, most of my life. I have gotten to know a lot of people and vice versa. Sometimes that can be good and other times not so much. I will say for me, it is around 90%...

 

Just in case, you wanted to know

One of the annual exercises the nuns at Christ The King Catholic Grade School in south Minneapolis introduced to kick off the first day of school in the mid-1950s was to have us write about what we...

 

Labor Day Weekend - The Last Hurrah

Labor Day weekend reminds me that summer is officially over. Earl’s closes and the Roseau Community School starts, which in my book means summer is over. I did have a good Labor Day weekend though. Brandon came home for the long weekend, which...

 

Reconnecting with friends

I have known Pastor Joe and Julie Elick for many years, but I haven't had a chance to have a good visit in quite some time. This past week Julie messaged me wanting to have a chat about an idea she...

 

Technology...need I say more!

Technology Technology is great, but can also be a pain! My column last week was the rough draft and not my full column. It could have been user error, but I would rather blame the computer for not...

 

The month of August is a Rollercoaster

During the moth of August, my emotions are on a rollercoaster ride. If you see me one day and I'm happy and ten minutes later I'm sad, you will understand why after reading my column. I start August...

 
 By Barb Geer    Opinion    August 18, 2018

Tenth Annual NCH Trails to Treatments Cancer Benefit and Ride Labor Day Weekend in Middle River

Mahatma Gandhi said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. There are eleven committee members for Trails to Treatments that do just that…day after day, week after week, year after year. Trails to Treatments...

 

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