75 years ago… Local pilot saves the day with glue.


February 19, 2022

5 years ago – Feb. 18, 2017

The Roseau Ram Boys hockey team were defeated by East Grand Forks 6-4. Scoring for Roseau were Adam Hedlund, Trevor McMillin, Alex Verbout and Aaron Huglen. Tucker Brown was in goal for Greenwave and Willie Woolever and Izaak Olson were in goal for Roseau.

After defeating St. Cloud 4-2 the Ram girls hockey team was heading to the Section 8AA Championship game. Scoring for Roseau were Kayla Santl, Ella Helgeson, Jenna Byfuglien and Lindsey Santl.

Corey Hamilton of Roseau was named to the Honors List at Vermilion Community College in Ely for the Fall 2016 Semester.

10 years ago – Feb. 18, 2012

Cast members of the Roseau High School one Act Play, “Women and War” were Emily Carlson, Tanner Warne, Mollie Rae Miller, Anna Nelson, Kendle Watson, Luke Ross, Sarah Grafstrom, Samantha Kelly, Emily Miller, Sierra Janisch, Alexzandra Enger, Laura Fredrickson, Kassandra Ziska, Samantha Bernhardt, Brita Kihle, Clarissa Medicraft, Zach Jessen and Jordan Olson.

Two Roseau young men, Dustin Byfuglien playing for the Winnipeg Jets and Aaron Ness playing for the New York Islanders, met on the ice in Winnipeg in an NHL game. Roseauites attending the game were Pete and Tonia Helgeson, Jon and Jill Helgeson, Jay and Kristi Ness, Larry and Irene Ness and Jerry and DeDe Olson.

Daniel Fulton, longtime accountant in the Roseau/Greenbush area, passed away on February 14 at the age of 66 years.

Cody Johnston of Roseau was included on the UofM Duluth’s 2011 Fall Dean’s List.

The Roseau boys basketball team lost to the Grygla-Goodridge team 55-40. Leading the scoring was Micah VandeWege with 12 followed by Jacob Eaton with nine and Garrett Iverson with eight.

25 years ago – Feb. 17, 1997

Roseau girls basketball player Megan Taylor broke the state all-time scoring record held by Janet Karvonen by scoring a career total of 3,143 points.

Allan Hetteen one of the founders of Polaris Industries, was inducted posthumously into the International Snowmobile Race Hall of Fame in Wisconsin.

Three women were promoted to the level of vice-president at Roseau Area Hospital and Homes. The women were Deb Haugen, Sue Lisell and Millie Simmons.

January “Students of the Month” at the Roseau Elementary School were Jessica Bjorkman, Mary Stoe, Mark Muirhead, Katie Ingeman, Sara Norstebon and Leah Juhl.

Patrick and Kristi Kvien of Roseau proudly announced the arrival of their son, Parker Steven and daughter Kalleen Elene. They were born on December 13, 1996.

UND students named to the 1996 Fall Semester Dean’s List included Erica Jane Espe, Steven Richard Lancette, Charissa Elise Lundbohm and Linda F. Thompson, all of Roseau and Sara Lynn Comstock of Warroad.

Coach John Lang’s Ram boys basketball team had a 14-3 record after defeating Lake of the Woods 76-59. Leading the Rams in scoring was Isaac Lang with 23 points.

Pictured playing in the second grade basketball team during the halftime of the Ram-Nordics basketball game were Daniel Vatnsdal, Jon Hallie, David Erickson, Michael Roll and William Hulst.

40 years ago – February 17, 1982

Brothers Orvel and Elmer Olson, who have been driving for Land O’Lakes for 26 years, received safe-driving awards from the National Safety Council. Elmer got a 26-year certificate and pin; Orvel got a 24-year certificate and pin.

The pioneer driver with Land O’Lakes in Roseau was Vernon Ackerland, who was recently recognized for 33 years of safe driving(nearly 2 million miles).

Two bomb threats were received at the Roseau School last week. The first call said there was a bomb in the stage area and the second call said there was a bomb in a skate. No bombs were found.

Shari Willcox off Gopher was the winner of the Senior 4-H speaking contest. Connie Lund of Falun was second and Bonnie Nordvall was third.

The Roseau Hockey Rams downed Warroad 7-1. Goals were scored by Jay Ness, Jay Otto (2), Biskup (2), Paul Broten and Goos. Dubois was in goal for Warroad and Amundson for Roseau.

The Roseau Leafs trounced the Tardiff Flames 20-8. Scoring goals for Roseau were Mike Lundbohm (7), Jeff Olson (4), Bruce Foss (3), Rick Vatnsdal (2), A. Tveit, Earl Anderson, D. Foss and Smedsmo. There were 8 penalties in the game. Dean Byfuglien sat out the game for a game misconduct.

Royce E. Larson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Larson of Roseau was accepted to enroll as a freshman at Moorhead State University.

50 years ago – February 17, 1972

Four Roseau Ram wrestlers advanced to the regional wrestling tournament. The wrestlers were Dale Jensen at 138 pounds, Bob Hedlund at 155 pounds, Doyle Grindahl at 145 pounds and Mike Grahn at 180 pounds.

The Roseau Ram hockey team beat Warroad 4-3. Scoring for Roseau was Dana Byfuglien, Brian Lee, Bruce Olson and Merlin Nelson. Scoring for Warroad were Les Sutherland, Les Storey and Bob Fish.

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Lund of Roseau were named the Roseau County Outstanding Dairy Family for 1972.

Robert Brinkman of Wannaska was a candidate for the title of King Agassiz at the Red River Valley Winter Show.

Enjoying an outing at Northwest Angle last weekend were Manfred Holm, Orlen Johnson, J.C. Adams, Don Fertig, David Johnson, Harry Hites, Paul Knochenmus, Meredith Haslerud, Frank McDaniels, Allan Hetteen and Dick Arneson.

Rocky Ammerman was home on a two week leave after finishing basic training at Ft. Lewis, Washington. He was to be stationed in Hawaii.

75 years ago – February 20, 1947

Edgar Hetteen had been doing some flying from Warroad to the Northwest Angle. On one of these he saved the day for a friend on the Angle who had broken his store teeth. Hetteen bustled around Warroad and got a bottle of the right kind of glue to be used in mending the broken grinders.

Prominent Malung farmer Joe Fichter was striken with apolexy and passed away on February 15.

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Oldeen were the new owners of the Douglas Temple home on Pearl Street located near the Eastside Grocery.

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Zuberbier of Ross are the proud parents of a son born on February 8.

The stove in the Wannaska School exploded last week blackening the walls and ceiling.

Albert Flaten, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Flaten of Pinecreek, was a patient at the Budd Hospital.

Roaring Rube Bjorkman, as he was called by the sports writers in the Twin Cities papers, was the stand-out player of the state high school hockey tournament. He was also known as the “Masked Marvel” because of a guard he wore over his glasses. He was a unanimous choice for all-state forward.


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