50 years ago… 300 gallons each of diesel and gas were stolen from the Hedlund Farm


5 years ago – Apr. 6, 2019

An unknown number of individuals smashed nine windows and damaged the stove door at the Bemis Hill Campground shelter in the Beltrami Island State Forest.

Roseau Ram boys basketball team award winners this year were Jace Hulst, Jack Hirst, Jacob Lindemann and Eric Hoffer.

Sherri Kukowski, of Badger was the Northwest Arts Councils recipient of the Arts Advocate of the Year Award.

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council announced that Jean Honl of Roseau was awarded the Northwest Artist of the Year Award.

10 years ago – Apr. 5, 2014

Cafe 89 opened for business in Wannaska on March 13. Jacki Grindahl was the owner and her mother Shari Loken was the manager.

Mother Nature played an ultimate April Fool’s joke on us when 2014 Blizzard “Gigi” dumped around 20 inches of snow throughout Roseau County.

Six members of the Roseau High School Rampage staff toured the Grand Forks Herald, WDAZ-TV and Studio 1 in Grand Forks. The staff members were Payton Lund, Brenna Cooper, Heather Fettig, Ruthie Noethe, Juli Miller and Sarah Noethe.

Dennis and Rose Ann Strandlund were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on April 12 with an open house at the Four Seasons Senior Center.

Roseau High School senior Aaron Otto won top honors at the Skills USA Competition in the Twin Cities and qualified to the Nationals USA Skills Competition to be held in Kansas City, Missouri.

Roseau Ram basketball award winners at the year-end banquet were Bailey Sampson, Mark Miller, Ryan Jobman, Jacob Eaton, Taylor Johnston, Brandon Pfeiffer, Caleb Mellstrom and Ethan Johnson.

25 years ago – Apr. 3, 1999

Steven Curtis Haaby, a 1999 graduate of Roseau High Schoo, was accepted to Moorhead State University.

The Roseau High School Jazz Band placed first at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Jazzfest. Band members were Jeremy Wilson, Tony Erickson, Josh Nelson, Lisa Vatnsdal, Holly Habstritt, Adam Erdmann, Gavin Johnson, Gabe Granitz, Mitch Haaby, Ross Miller, Patrick Erickson, Adam Grafstrom, Briana Grindy, Kari DeJong, Liza Jain, Rachel Broten, Tanya Ulvin and Emily Erickson.

Gary and Lori Rice of Mesa, Arizona announced the birth of their daughter Mina Isabella Rice, born March 17. Grandparents are Stanley and Donna Rice and Burnys Koch.

Nicholas Markstrom, son of Keith and Pam Markstrom of Roseau, was pictured with the prize he won at the Fishing Pond at the Malung Carnival.

The Roseau VICA team returned from the state competition with 15 trophies and certificates. The VICA winners were Daniel Brateng, Travis Anderson, Jason Novacek, Ryan Eberhardt, David Hokanson, Derek Tweten, Travis Hetteen, Ryan Petersburg and Kevin Briese.

Award winners at the Roseau boys basketball banquet were Josh Parrill, Aaron Anderson, Isaac Lang, Justin Hendrickson, Mike Sallberg, Justin Oster and Nate Anderson.

The Roseau Women of Today Cute Kid Contest winners this year were Macayla Olson, daughter of Mark and Torie Olson and granddaughter of Harold and Sandy Beito and Warren and Pam Olson and Bryden Stoskopf, son of Tony and Lori Stoskopf and grandson of Corky and Connie Stoskopf and Warren and Pam Olson.

40 years ago – Apr. 4, 1984

Carson and Julie Hovda purchased the interest of Tom and Karen Hovda in Bobby’s Interior Design. Tom and Karen Hovda purchased the Roseau Locker Service from Loretta and Henry Voll on April 1.

June and Roland Wensloff of Roseau announced the birth of a daughter, Kelly June Wensloff, on March 24.

Pamela and Jerry Klema of Roseau announced the birth of a daughter, Sara Jean Klema, on March 25.

Nancy Harris of Roseau returned to the University of Minnesota for the spring session of golf. Harris is at the number one spot for Minnesota as a senior captain. She averaged 76.7 strokes in 19 rounds last fall.

Byfuglien Trucking was the champion in the Mite Division hockey by beating the Hayes, Fulton, Ehrenstrom team 8-7 in overtime. Team members were Tony Hammer, Andy Jensen, Todd Erickson, Scott Lunos, Aaron Gross, Jason Lund, Trevor Hammer and Ryan Muirhead. Coaches were DeWayne Jensen and Doyle Hammer.

Roseau wrestlers who participated in the state meet at Fergus Falls on March 24 were Brad Wiberg, Corey Omdahl, Tyler Hovda, Allan Hovda, Chad Nelson, Ritchie Omdahl and Ryan Johnson.

50 years ago –Apr. 4, 1974

The Roseau Village Council set new garbage collection rates for Roseau, raising the collection fee for all business places to $8 per month with residences paying $2 per month.

The Roseau American Legion announced that Jon Knochenmus and Sharon Erickson won the Boy’s State and Girl’s State awards in Roseau.

Mr. and Mrs. Allan Sutliff of Warroad announced the birth of a daughter, Geraldine Gail Sutliff, on March 19.

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Olson of Roseau announced the birth of a daughter, Cari Lyn Olson, on March 20.

The Roseau Bantam, PeeWee and Squirt hockey teams stood the top when the Jaycee International Hockey Tournament came to a close. Roseau’s Bantam captain Sheldon Vatnsdal received the championship trophy, Chipper Ammerman and Jimmy Pelowski received the PeeWee Trophy and Billy Yon, Mike Vacura and Lindell Vatnsdal were pictured receiving the Squirt trophy.

Stolen from the Dell Hedlund farms in Malung were 300 gallons of diesel fuel and 300 gallons of gasoline.

Mrs. Neil Nikunen was honored at a surprise birthday party at the home of the David Nikunens- given by her daughter-in-laws- Phyllis and Kathleen Nikunen.

75 years ago – Apr. 7, 1949

Clyde Turner of Roseau was the chairman of the U.S. Savings Bond Committee in Roseau County. He succeeded Belmer Thompson who was now in business in Karlstad.

More than a thousand people took in the show given by Henning Backlund and sons at the Municipal Auditorium and came to the new building of the firm for hot coffee and doughnuts.

The First Lutheran Church in Roseau was installing eight stained glass art windows. The carpenter work was being done by Gunnar Nelson.

Ole Lundeen, son of Mrs. O. Lundeen of the Pencer Community died on March 25 in California after being sick for thirteen days from diptheria.

As a benefit for the Warroad baseball team a local talent parade and dance was being held at the high school auditorium on April 18.

Roseau teachers who resigned for next school year were Miss Echo Anderson, Donald Hinsverk, Leo Nestler, Leon Whittinger, Miss Annette Wat, Harvey Schmidt and Miss Birdell Randorf.

Roseau Fire Chief Marvin Henslin was injured when a concrete block fell and hit him on the head while fighting a fire in the Fredrickson Implement Company’s new building. His head required several stitches but he was ok.

Darryle Mattson of Warroad bought the Log Cabin Service Station in Warroad which was formerly owned by A.J. Landby.

Charles Green, Warroad high school student, won the regional discussion contest held in Fosston and was going to the state contest.


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