5 years ago… Harvey Johnson bought D+E Sports and has worked there since age 14.


November 5, 2022

5 years ago – Nov. 4, 2017

Dale Smedsmo recently sold his business, D+E Sports, in Roseau to Harvey Johnson. Harvey began working part-time for D+E as a 14-year-old kid in 1979 and took over ownership on October 1.

A Swedish Pancake Supper was to be held on November 14 at the Malung Community Center. Proceeds would be used by the center for projects and repairs.

The Roseau Ram volleyball team advanced to the Section 8AA Championship game on November 4 after defeating the DGF Rebels. The Rams were led by Seniors Victoria Johnson, Lyvia Moser and Erin Leverington, Junior Kacie Borowicz and Sophomore Rylie Bjerklie.

10 years ago – Nov. 3, 2012

Christian Mayer, who hails from Germany, is a foreign exchange student at Roseau High School and the guest of Franklin and Cheri Losse of Salol.

Lillian Gust was the winner of a Polaris RZR in the ALS raffle.

September “Students of the Month” in Roseau were Kayla Santl, Cadance Omdahl, Reese Strand, Ayla Gross, Andrew Tuttle and Jack Nelson.

Employees at Head 2 Toe Salon in Roseau were Hayley Hedlund, Cara Waage, Tasha DeVilliers, Samantha Abrahamson, Denielle Moser, Lyndsey Lorenson, Pam Howell, Kayla Agre, Deb Rice and Tawni Wensloff.

Pastor Mark Johnson, wife Sara Huglen Johnson and their eight children were presenting the Harvest Festival Program at Roselund Lutheran Church on November 4.

Roseau Ram Cross Country runners Madeline Huglen, Tyler Erickson and Weston Nelson advanced to the State Tournament. Madeline Huglen was crowned the Section Champion.

Junior Beth Tangen and Sophomore Marissa Jevne were named co-Most Valuable Players at the Roseau Girls Tennis Banquet.

25 years ago – Nov. 1, 1997

Lawrence Peterson was celebrating his 80th birthday with an open house on November 4 at his home on Center Street East in Roseau.

Penny Lee Loken and Jeremy Glen Byfuglien announced their engagement and upcoming December 31 wedding. Penny is the daughter of Terry Loken and Pamela Johnson and Jeremy is the son of Kenneth and Crystal Byfuglien.

The Roseau Girls Cross Country team advanced to State competition. Team members were Margie Dieter, Alisha Bleau, Lindsay Brummer, Lani Swenson, Emily Anderson and Ingrid Espe. Coach Dan Fabian was named Section 8A Girls Coach of the Year.

Celebrating their October birthdays at the Four Seasons Citizen Center (this was the first birthday party) were Jean Haugtvedt, Lois Markstrom, Clarice Peterson, Esther Markstrom, A.J. Kramer, Anetia Eiken, Lillian Nelson, Willie Johnson and Carl Gulbranson.

Winners in the Green Thumb Gardening Club’s Jack O’ Lantern Pumpkin Growing Project were Benjamin Grengs, Samantha Hammer, Brian Tviet, Amanda Massaro and Max Krueger.

Erica Fredstrom, member of the Gopher 4-H Club and daughter of Judd and Rene, recently participated in the State 4-H Dog Show held in Hutchinson on October 18. She received a blue in Junior Novice.

40 years ago – Nov. 3, 1982

Finalists for Roseau Police Chief were Anthony Jutland, James Stasbaugh, Val G. Johnson, Curt Hauger and A.R. Melby.

Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Nelson of Wannaska announced the birth of a son, Casey Samuel Nelson, on October 25 in the Greenbush Community Hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Biondi of Warroad announced the birth of a daughter, Lyndsey Marie Biondi, on October 18.

The Ross Community was saddened when Oscar Knutson met with a fatal accident.

Burtie Bassett, freshman son of Burt and Jeannie Bassett, had a really bad accident with his three wheeler, hit a hole, went flying and hit a tree with the three wheeler coming to rest against his leg, which was shattered, injured his right knee and broke his thumb. He underwent a six hour surgery. He would have been a member of the Roseau Bantams hockey team this coming season.

The Roseau Ram football team suffered a 26-6 loss to Warroad to close their football season. Russ Palm scored for Roseau and Dave Phillipe scored all the touchdowns for Warroad.

50 years ago – Nov. 2, 1972

Three young ladies from Hong Kong were guests in Roseau at the Harold Nikunen home- coming here with Kristine Nikunen, a classmate at Oak Grove Lutheran High School in Fargo.

LeRoy Olson was the new Roseau County Deputy Sheriff.

Hild Hildahl was the first passenger on the Northland Bus which began its service through Roseau County last week. The bus station in Roseau was the Golden Hotel.

Mr. and Mrs. Raygene Moser of Salol were happy over the arrival of a son on October 28 at the Roseau Area Hospital.

Howard Degerness of Roseau was a candidate for Representative in the State Legislature. He was pictured with his wife Lorraine and children Janice (Mrs. Gary Wiklund), Diane (Mrs. Bob Herling), Kevin and Tim.

The “Roseau Leafs”, consisting of many familiar faces to hockey fans, were taking to the ice in a revived Northwest Hockey League. Familiar faces gracing the roster so far were Bob Lund, Terry Abrams, Mike Kvarnlov, Carson Hedlund, Dave Ellis, Gary Hokanson, Jim Stordahl, Rick Anderson, Jerry Klema, Bob Lillo, Steve Dahl and Bryan Grand.

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar J. Huset of Roseau were honored at a dinner in the Guest House in Roseau on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary.

75 years ago – Oct. 30, 1947

A housewarming party took place for Mr. and Mrs. Waldemar Mellstrom, who recently moved into their own home bought from Christopher Mellstrom.

Morle Norton, son-in-law of Otis Norman and a resident of Roseau for the past year, was critically injured when he fell from the roof of a shed on which he was working and struck the ground.

The Encore Cafe was sold by Laurel Bennett to Don Marchildon of Erskine.

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Markstom moved into the basement apartment of the new residence of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Hegstad.

Miss Ruby Amelia Markstrom and Richard Kent Hoffa, were united in marriage on October 25.

Marie Jean Anderson of Roseau and Palmer O. Pederson of Salol applied for a marriage permit on October 27.

Margaret E. Ammerman and Donald M. Dumais of Warroad applied for a marriage permit on October 28.

Miss Doris Hetteen and Palmer Olson will be married in the Malung Hall on November 2.

George Kveen, prominent farmer of Spruce, had his home modernized by Albert Falk and his assistants.


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