50 years ago… "The Packrat Store" was hosting a grand opening at their new location


October 7, 2023

5 years ago – Oct. 6, 2018

Kelsey Mattson was the new dental hygienist at Vatnsdal Family Dentistry. Kelsey is the wife of Eric Mattson who is the son of Dean and Judy Mattson, owners of Mattson Pharmacy in Roseau.

Celebrating their September birthdays at the Four Seasons Center were Sandy Dunham, Diane Gehrke and Genevieve Michal.

New residents in Salol were Chris and Jess Jewell, Ann, Lola, Maita and Henley. The family was living at the Kristopherson homeplace where Marianne and Ed lived for many years.

Roseau County 4-H delegates to the Minnesota State Horse Show included Hannah Bergsnev, Tessany Blazek, Caprice Christianson, Katelynn Stickler and Alexie Horner.

Katherine Vertina was the winner of a small quilt given away at the “Birthday of the Month” luncheon at the Four Seasons Center.

10 years ago – Oct. 5, 2013

Dorothy Gehrke of Roseau announced the birth of her great-grandchildren Sawyer Rudolph DeCook (born on August 1) and Dorothy Rose Weinberger (born on September 17).

The “Grand Forks Herald” gave Beth Tangen credit for leading the Roseau Ram tennis team to victory by beating Chessa Jones of East Grand Forks in No. 1 singles. Bailey Janzen of the Rams won No. 2 singles.

Jon Ammerman, son of Chip and Kristi Haugen Ammerman was the new head hockey coach at Moorhead High School.

Sarah Erickson, daughter of Dr. Lyle and Renee Erickson, is the head women’s hockey coach at Concordia College in Moorhead.

Winners of the Roseau Fire Department raffle were Stephen R. Dahl, Tom Hovorka, Micheal Mekash, Gracia Nelson, Tamara Olmstead, Iona Ferderer, Heather Magnusson, Simone Erickson and Bucky Olmstead.

25 years ago – Oct. 3, 1998

Homecoming Royalty in Roseau were King Patrick Erickson, Queen Tanya Ulvin, Miniature Queen Kelsey McMillin, Miniature King Alan Monsrud, Attendants Kristi Rice, Lindsay Pearson, Jess Oster, Jesse Modahl, Mike Klema and Steve Haaby.

Five-year-old Michael Tangen, son of Mark and Cindy Tangen of Roseau, was pictured with a 15 pound trout he caught on Whitefish Bay. Michael, who weighs only 30 pounds, won eight dollars for his haul (two of which went to candy).

On October 10, Tom Knapp was performing exhibition shooting at the Northland Range and Gun Club.

Rick and Paula Peterson of Roseau were excited to share the news of becoming grandparents for the first time. Their son Mark and daughter-in-law Melissa of Thief River Falls welcomed a son, Ethan Sean, born on September 22.

Rudy Billberg of Roseau was to be inducted into the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame in April in Minneapolis.

Manfred Holm was celebrating his 80th birthday on October 11 at the Pioneer Farm.

Moe Lutheran Church was welcoming a new pastor, John E. Martinson, on October 25.

Kate Lundbohm and Jodi Lundbohm, daughters of Pamela and James Lundbohm of Roseau are members of the University of Minnesota, Crookston volleyball team.

Payton Lund, daughter of Dawn and Greg Lund, was pictured in the Mike’s Snyder Drug advertisement for “Petables Play Costumes”.

40 years ago – Oct. 5, 1983

Helen Erickson and Marvelyn Ulvin retired after 30 years each of service in the Roseau County ASCS office. Both planned to take it easy and enjoy themselves.

Jim Hart, owner-operator of the Guest House Motel and Restaurant in Roseau, was named to a two-year term as president of the Minnesota Heartland Tourism Region.

Roseau Homecoming Royalty were: 3rd Attendants- Heidi Lommen and Tracy Kofstad; 2nd Attendants- Theresa Wensloff and Bruce Helgeson; 1st Attendants- LaRae Carlson and Tom Pederson; King Russ Palm and Queen Dawn Herling and Miniature King Greg Pladson and Miniature Queen Katie Burggraf.

Thure Brandt, the Salol bachelor farmer and gardener, reported he broke his own pumpkin record by growing a 86 pound pumpkin.

The Roseau Rams won their homecoming game over Lake of the Woods 8-6. Mark Wold scored the Ram touchdown.

Roseau High School chosen for All State Band and Choir were: Choir- Bruce Helgeson, Julie Grahn and Lynn Sellen; Band- Rodney Eastman, Jody Hulst and Charity Salmonson.

50 years ago – Oct. 4, 1973

Employees at the Marvin Millworks in Warroad voted not to form a union. The total vote was 72% in favor of keeping a non-union shop at Marvins.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert KaKayGeesick were pictured with their daughter dressed in genuine Indian costume and headdress at the Indian Day exhibition at the Roseau County Historical Association Museum.

An old-fashioned Thanksgiving Feast was being served at the OakCrest Golf Course golf banquet. Tickets for the banquet sold for $3.00.

Mrs. Clarence Hulst was pictured with a potato grown by her brother-in-law, Dell Johnson, that resembled a pig (curly tail and all).

Airman Jeffrey A. Rigstad, son of Mr. and Mrs. Linn C. Rigstad, Greenbush, was assigned to Sheppard AFB, Texas, after completing Air Force basic training.

The Football Rams beat Greenbush 20-8. Touchdowns by Roseau were scored by Kris Skrutvold and Olson (2).

Franks Rental and Sales Inc., “The Packrat Store”, was hosting a grand opening at their new location on Highway 11 west in Roseau on October 4-6

75 years ago – Oct. 7, 1948

Frank Reddy, a resident of the Warroad Community since 1903, died at the Warroad hospital on Oct. 1.

Plate windows for the front of the Henning Backlund and Sons new fireproof building near the Great Northern on Viola Avenue were installed by August Arneson and Berdeen Brastad.

August Thorkelson and son Marshall Thorkelson, expect to open a new home furnishings store in their new building west of the J.C. Penney Companys store in the near future.

Mr. and Mrs. Willie Reichelt of the Duxby community recently celebrated their silver wedding with neighbors and relatives at their home.

A $225 till that was taken from the Farmers Union Station at Badger a year ago was found in the well at the school house in District No. 1 near Greenbush when the well was being cleaned. It was still in workable shape.

John Dahlquist, Golden Valley settler, died at his home after being ill for six months.

Miss Mabel Johnson and Ray Baumgartner plighted their troth in a double ring ceremony at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Roseau.

Mr. and Mrs. Arlyn Hagen of Roseau announced the birth of a son and Mr. and Mrs. Levern Mellstrom of Roseau announced the birth of a daughter.


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