75 years ago… Fire destroys Sunsten Pontiac Garage.


December 18, 2021

5 years ago – Dec. 17, 2016

Winners from the December 8th drawing of Roseau Holiday Fantasy tickets were Beth Spilde, Laureen Erdmann, Thilda Jonousek, Linda Vacanti and Skip Borneman.

Main Street Salon in Roseau was holding a 7th Anniversary Sale December 13-23.

Erin Murray was the new Nurse Practitioner at the Roseau Altru Clinic.

Members of the Roseau High School 2016 Fall Skeet Team were Brett Dale, Taylor Johnson, Andrew Weiland, Baily Dale and Jaden Huerd.

The Rams boys hockey team defeated Hibbing/Chisholm 2-1. Roseau goals were scored by Brandon Lund and Aaron Huglen (his first ever varsity goal).

The Ram girls hockey team defeated Minnetonka 2-1. Scoring for Roseau were Lindsey Santl and Kayla Santl.

10 years ago – Dec. 17, 2011

The first Roseau Holiday Fantasy winners (winning $250 in Roseau dough) were Janet Nyhus, Joan Hull, Tina Edberg and Carolyn Schroeder.

Pizza Ranch in Roseau was offering a Christmas Eve Special of 50% off pickup or delivery and 25% off the buffet.

Bleachers that will seat 100 people were installed on the high school baseball field north of the school.

The Moorhead Spuds boys hockey team defeated the Roseau Rams 5-2. Alex Strand scored both of Roseau’s goals.

The Roseau Ram wrestlers took 2nd place at the 11-team Rodd Olson Wrestling Invitational in Crookston. Brett Jerome won at 106 pounds. Earning runner-up honors were Casey Warner at 113, Jesse Eastman at 132 and Kieren Oksanen at 220.

25 years ago – Dec. 23, 1996

Pictured in red flet stockings made and furnished by the Roseau Area Hospital Auxiliary were Robert Needham, Jr., son of Tracy and Robert Needham; Hunter Audette, son of Melody and Rodney Audette; Alex Pederson, son of Denton and Jean Pederson and Liana Fevold, daughter of Teresa and Brad Fevold. The Roseau Area Hospital traditionally sends each newborn born in December home in a Christmas stocking.

Employees pictured in the Prior Electric Christmas Greetings ad were Brian Pelowski, Brian Olson, Robbie Palm, Bob Palm, Rod Norquist, Cory Lundgren, Russ Palm, Marilyn Lundgren and Steve Severson.

Roger Christian, one of the famed founders of the Christian Brothers Hockey Sticks and a 1960 U.S. Gold Medal Olympic hockey winner, recently underwent triple heart bypass surgery and was recovering well. Roger and his brother Billy are enshrined in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame at Eveleth.

The Roseau Ram grapplers grabbed runner-up honors at the Thief River Falls Prowler wrestling tourney. Nate Hendrickson was named outstanding wrestler.

40 years ago – Dec. 16, 1981

The Hockey Rams began their season with a 8-3 win over the Lake of the Woods Bears. Scoring goals for Roseau were Paul Erickson (2), Greg Biskup (2), Chad Johnson, Jay Ness and Brian Pastir. Troy Olson was in net for the Rams.

The Roseau Ram boys basketball team defeated Greenbush 27-26. Leading Ram scorers were Tracey Skoglund-16 points, Neal Feldman-10 points, Roger Lund-6 points and Craig Singer and Greg Welin with two each.

Sarah Seydel attended a birthday party for her great-granddaughter Sarah Rosenkrans at the Jack Rosenkrans home in Roseau.

The 1981 Ram wrestlers were Daryl Mickelson, Steve Wenner, Wayne Broten, Gary Przekwas, Robbie Geringer, David Ochs, Leslie Kvien, Derek Andol, Tim Viken, Mitch Lang, Todd Beito and Tim Fredericks.

50 years ago – Dec. 16, 1971

Northern Upholstery in Roseau, which had been making furniture for over two years, was introducing a new line called “Gallant” which they hoped would open a wider market for home and office furniture manufactured at the Roseau plant.

A car belonging to Orin Messelt, parked in front of the Bakery on Main Avenue in Roseau, suddenly made up its mind to go... and it did so, backwards into the Penney’s window and broke the brand new window and frame.

Three Roseau county women were honored by the Minnesota State Horticultural Society for achievement in horticulture and for service in the promotion of horticulture and gardening. The women were Mrs. Edgar Wold of Roseau, Mrs. O.N. Hildahl of Roseau and Mrs. Stanley Roadfeldt of Badger.

Army Pvt. Rocky Ammerman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Ammerman of Roseau, recently arrived at Ft. Lewis Washington to begin eight weeks of basic training.

The Roseau Ram boys basketball team defeated Baudette 64-49. Roseau’s Kip Thacker made a new school record in the game by making 15 out of 16 free throws.

75 years ago – Dec. 19, 1946

Nils Olson, a master carpenter and cabinet maker in Roseau, received a sudden death summons. He entered the unknown land on December 13. He laid down to rest and fell asleep and when his wife went to call him she found only his earthly remains.

Fire destroyed the Sunsten Pontiac Garage. It was owned by Hjalmer Sunsten. The business was offered temporary quarters in the Hetteen Hoist and Derrick Company’s building on the corner of Trunk Highways No. 11 and No. 89.

Clarence Johnson moved in a house to his lots north of the Catholic Church on Viola Avenue.

Pvt. Eldor L. Pederson came home December 8 with his honorable discharge in his pocket. He had been in the Army Air Corps. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Pederson of Jadis.

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Swenson of Roseau announced the birth of a daughter.

Last year’s state hockey champions returning to the Roseau high school team this year were Ray Baumgartner, Ruben Bjorkman, Thomas Buran, Vernon Johnson, James Oveson, George Peterson, Maurice Schille, Darrell Schwarz, Allan Sonsteng, Lowell Ulvin and Kenneth Wellen. Newcomers were Lewis Besserud, Lavern Bjorkman, Lang Gund, Robert Hamerl, Dell Hedlund, Dale Kverno, James Oslund and Leland Reichelt.


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