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The Richard Magnuson Highway Dedication Will Be In May

 

March 26, 2022

Deputy Magnuson just getting started on his professional life at age 20

Roger Magnuson will never forget and likely will never forgive.

He was 18 when the killer, armed with a sawed-off .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle, shot his older brother, Richard Magnuson, a deputy sheriff, multiple times.

On August 2, 1978, it was the first and only killing of a Roseau County peace officer.

It occurred about 35 minutes after midnight when Roseau County Deputy Sheriff Richard K. Magnuson, just two months on the job, was dispatched to pursue a vehicle that had jumped the unmanned Roseau Port of Entry.

Usually, it would be some kids or locals running the border after it shu...



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