The 2023 Relay for Life Was A Standout Classic


September 2, 2023

Bethalee Klopfleisch with her daughter, Kathy Magnusson

by Jeff Olsen

Everywhere on Thursday evening August 17, there were mostly smiles during the Roseau County Relay for Life at the Gazebo in Roseau.

Some were celebrating just feeling better, their hair grown back and a new lease on life, which is how everyone feels after a bout with cancer.

Some will never be completely cured since cancer is a constant in their lives - often a car wreck of hopes, dreams, and a long life.

Still, the optimism was thrilling. It was a family reunion of survivors.

And there stood Bethalee Klopfleisch, who had married a fine German gentleman, now deceased.

"It took...

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