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Richard Magnusson is just wild about the Fair


The Shirleys at their 80th birthday party at the Legion on July 18, 2018. "Little Shirley Temple was a very popular child star the year we were born in 1938" - Shirley Welin LeniusL-R: Shirley Sunsten Fugleberg, Shirley Welin Lenius, Shirley Venaas Sunsten, Shirley Rolland Fox. Missing is Shirley Paulson Efta

by Jeff Olsen

It was only the first few days in June and Richard Magnusson, who once went on rides as a young kid, has a ringside seat to the upcoming Roseau County Fair, beginning on Sunday, July 18.

For the past five or six years - he's lost track of the exact number - he's been the director of the Roseau County Fair.

There was no fair in 2020 because of Covid.

"Just with all the limitations, we wouldn't have been able to do really anything like getting close to normal," he said a week ago.

He explained that it also wouldn't have been profitable for their vendors.

"This year, it will look...

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