50 years ago… Nine local Polaris racers race in the 1974 "500"


January 20, 2024

5 years ago – Jan. 19, 2019

Shopko was closing its Roseau pharmacy, it was to remain open for 3 weeks to two months, and the Warroad Shopko store was expected to close by April 15.

Roseau Youth Wrestling “Wrestlers of the Week” were Easton Evitts-Kindergartner, Bryson Wold-3rd grade and Ridge Lundquist-2nd grade.

The Rams girls hockey team defeated Hibbing 3-2. Scoring for Roseau were Kayla Santl (2) and Anika Stoskopf.

Morris and Sharon Vacura were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

10 years ago – Jan. 18, 2014

At the Roseau County Board meeting the commissioners unanimously approved the Roseau Times-Region as the Official County Newspaper.

Roseau High School had eight new published authors! Tyler Whiting, Cole Bjugson, Kayli Swanson, Trevor Rosenborough, Josie Johnson, Elias Carlson, Sarah Slater and Zachary Fevold’s writings were chosen to be published in the 2011-2013 COMPAS anthology Universal Community. Cole Bjugson was chosen to receive the Lillian Wright Award for Best Poetry in Grades 5-10 in 2011-2012.

Badger High School nominated Andrea Burkel for the Academics, Arts and Athletics (AAA) Award.

Bill and Amanda Bendickson of Warroad were receiving special recognition for their commitment to leadership and their community at the Agassiz Leaders Awards Banquet held in March.

The Roseau Ram boys hockey team lost to Warroad 6-4. Scoring for Roseau were Zach Yon, Jack Helgeson (2) and Cole Bjugson. Scoring for Warroad were Kobe Roth (4), Kyle Sylvester and Baihly Hontvet.

Knights of Columbus Council #11299 Free Throw Championship winners were Katie Borowicz, Jed Dunham, Faith Restad, Benjamin Olson, Kacie Borowicz, Jace Hulst, Victoria Johnson, Patrick Jobman, Ivy Braaten and Kody Loken.

25 years ago – Jan. 16, 1999

Roseau native Tammy Hanson, daughter of County Assessor Jim Hanson and Karen Hanson began 1999 by appearing in the January issue of “Glamour” magazine.

The addition to the Altru Clinic in Roseau was nearing completion.

Roseau fifth and sixth graders who appeared in a collection of poems entitled “A Celebration of Wisconsin and Minnesota’s Young Poets” were Will Lenius, Lydia Holland, Sheena Daignault, Alyssa Stynsberg, Megan Larter, Benjamin Balkeslee, Justin Hanson, Mark Przekwas, Amanda Wilson, Pete Vatnsdal, Cody Nelson, Rachel Drewlow, Cerena Brazier, Sheena Rinkenberger, Greta Espe, Barb Dokken, Christopher Link, Ashley Pederson and Kady Fredstrom.

Jane Comstock was the winner of a Polaris Trailblazer ATV in the Roseau Holiday Fantasy drawing. She was pictured with her daughter Olivia, trying our the new “toy”.

An open house baby shower for Bryden Allan, son of Tony and Lori Stoskopf, was to be held on January 24 at the Dawn Lund house.

Jeff and Anita Locken of Strathcona welcomed Josee Santana into their family and into 1999 on January 7. Josee was the first baby born in Roseau County in 1999.

Roseau’s high flyingh Rams hockey team upped their record to 13-1. The Rams only loss was a 6-3 verdict on their trip to the Iron Range.

40 years ago – Jan. 18, 1984

A fire broke out on January 12, causing a loss of most of the heat supply in the manufacturing building at Marvin Windows. All the shavings stored in a large 60’X76’ bin were a total loss.

Robin L. Olson of Salol was named to the 1983 fall quarter Dean’s List at the University of Minnesota Technical College-Crookston.

Nearly $5,225 was raised in the 4-H Skate-A-Thon held at Arneson’s Fun on Wheels. Pledge winners were 5th place-Heidi Billberg, 4th place-Leah Wallace, 3rd place-Rusty Billberg, 2nd place-Matt Millner and 1st place-Gina Byfuglien.

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Guy of Roseau announced the birth of a son, Adam Christopher Guy, on January 3.

The Roseau Ram hockey team defeated the Warroad Warriors 6-3 on their home ice. Scoring for Roseau were Tom Pederson, Bruce Helgeson, David Drown (2) and Paul Broten (2). Scoring for Warroad were Matt Knox from Ryan Christian and Rog Lien and Mark Boucha from Chad Bakke and Deon Hebel. Shaugabay was in goal for Warroad and Don Johnson was in goal for Roseau.

Roseau graduate Daryl Mickelson was wrestling in the heavyweight class for the University of Minnesota-Crookston Trojans.

50 years ago –Jan. 17, 1974

The first baby born in Roseau County this year was Chad Garrett Nelson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Udell Nelson. He was born on January 8. He was joined at home by siblings- Gregory, Jody and Bryan.

Mr. and Mrs. Levi Mitterling observed 50 years of marriage on December 23.

Stephen Douglas Grand of Roseau and Pamela Sue Schroeder of Roseau applied for a marriage license on January 9.

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Kofstad of Warroad announced the birth of a son, Lee Roger Kofstad, on December 28.

Word was received of the death of Albert Brandt, a former commissioner and prominent farmer. He reportedly died on his farm in Malung.

Nine Roseau Polaris drivers were entered in the big 1974 Saint Paul Winter Carnival International “500” snowmobile race this year. The drivers were Raynold G. Monsrud, Larry D. Rugland, Edson Brandt, Edwin Monsrud, Robert Eastman, Donald Omdahl, James Bernat, Stanley Hayes and LeRoy Lindblad, all of Roseau.

The Puck Rams were victorious over the Warroad Warriors 12-5. Scoring for Roseau were Olson with four goals, Nelson with a hat-trick, Burggraf and Lundbohm with two goals each and Hedlund rapped one home. Taylor got a hat-trick for the Warriors with Estling and Ganyo getting singles.

75 years ago – Jan. 20, 1949

Misses Joan and Mary Ann Baumgartner were selected to represent the Roseau Commercial Club as queen candidates for Centennial honor in the state of the regional contest at Thief River Falls. They are the twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Baumgartner of Jadis.

Warroad homesteader Sever Johnson died at Moose Lake, Manitoba on January 17 after an illness of two months.

A new 190’X80’ skating rink was built in Wannaska. It was built across the street from the church and was easily accessible to school children.

Coach Almquist’s high school Colts could not nose out the Warroad Nags in the hockey game on Roseau ice. The score at the end was 5-3.

The Spruce -Up Club held an interesting meeting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Rowley on January 11. The subject of the lesson was “Let Your Clothes Help You Make the Most of Yourself”.

Mrs. Beda Mork of Warroad was heading to Stockholm, Sweden for two months.

Albert Kvien and daughter Nancy, entered the Budd Hospital at Roseau and had operations.


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