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75 years ago… "Fire" save the refrigerator

5 years ago – Apr. 27, 2019

Matt and Kari Millner of rural Roseau joined their daughter, Madison Swanson, in Seattle to watch her husband, Eric, 25, a righthanded pitcher, start in his first Major League Baseball game for the Seattle Mariners.

Eva Gregerson was the winner of the quilt throw given by the quilting ladies of Four Seasons at the April monthly Birthday of the Month party.

Birthday guests at Four Seasons Center for the April Birthdays of the Month were Eva Gregerson, Garry Langton, Judi Aronson, Don Kofstad and Helen Wagner.

Mark and Kristine Oslund, Wannaska, received special recognition at the Emerging Leadership Program Recognition Banquet March 30 in Crookston.

10 years ago – Apr. 26, 2014

Lt. Colonel Emily J. Desrosier, daughter of Eddy and Delores Desrosier of Roseau assumed command of the 107th Airlift Wing Medical Group on April 19.

Rhonda Rothenberger was presenting a Spring Concert on April 27 at the Roseau Community Church.

An open house for Tim Fevold, Line Superintendent at Roseau Electric Cooperative, will be held on May 2. Cake and coffee will be served to those who stop by to wish him the best after nearly forty years of service to members of Roseau Electric.

Roseau Ram hockey girls receiving All-Section 8AA honors were Tianna Gunderson, Sarina Goos and Michaela Dahl. Selected honorable mention all-section were Madeline Huglen, Maddy Helgeson and Jenna Baumgartner.

Roseau 12th Grade Straight A Honor Roll students were Bethany Tangen, Ericka Beito, Alexzandra Enger, Tara Whitlock, Jacob Eaton, Mark Miller, Ryan Anderson and Haley Thramer.

25 years ago – Apr. 24, 1999

The Roseau Economic Development Authority (E.D.A.) held a special meeting to discuss the purpose and direction for the old Land O’ Lakes creamery building on Highway 89 north of Polaris. They are conducting a feasibility study to determine whether a rehab project was possible. Included in the building would be a Polaris museum and hopefully a supper club.

Named to the Dean’s List at Bemidji State University for the fall semester were John Gerulli. Tyler Hovda, Caroline Sorenson, Angela Vagle and Sara Lundbohm of Roseau; Kevin Wensloff of Wannaska; and Valerie Cran and Scott Jarva of Warroad.

Roseau Cub Scouts Zachary Robinson and Nick Tuttle were pictured helping members of the division of DNR Forestry build bird houses for tree swallows, bluebirds and flycatchers.

An open house 85th birthday party was to be held on April 25 at Rose Church for Ambrose (birthday April 4) and Martha (birthday April 18) Lundgren.

Mike Benke and Scott Petrowski of Roseau and Terry Stoe of Badger were members of the men’s baseball team at Bemidji State University.

Neal Broten became a household name in America when on April 15, he was a part of the New York Times crossword puzzle, appearing in the St. Paul Pioneer Press. On 46 across the clue was “Hockey great Broten”.

40 years ago – Apr. 25, 1984

The eight Roseau High School senior’s graduating with highest honors were Connie Lund, LaRae Carlson, Theresa Wensloff, Raynelle Monsrud, Charity Salmonson, Glen Bakken, Jeff Provance and Troy Olson.

Mrs. Anselm Starren was the lucky winner of $300 in “Roseau Dough” in the “Roseau Dough” promotion.

Harold Stanislawski was the new Roseau County Agriculture Agent.

The American Legion Auxiliary announced their selection of Sarah Kockelman to represent Roseau for Girl’s State.

Tom Pederson, son of Walt and Carol Pederson of Roseau signed a letter of intent to play hockey at Colorado College.

Marine Pvt. Mark A. Gunderson, son of Arlo L. and Nansy Gunderson of Badger, completed recruit training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego.

Members of Kathy Moser’s cake decorating class where they each decorated a cake for Easter were: Heidi Lund, Kristi Kjaer, Christine Lundbohm, Jennifer Johnson, Sandy Hedlund, Rachel Monsrud, Bobbi Jo Brandt and Mary Lofsted.

Two former Rams hockey players are being blessed with additions to their families- they are the Aaron Brotens and the Butsy Ericksons. Broten plays for the New Jersey Devils and Erickson plays for the Washington Capitals.

50 years ago –Apr. 25, 1974

The Roseau River rose to a 17.40-foot crest during spring breakup on April 15 when ice floes, broken trees and debris managed to hold back some of the flow within the village. There was flood damage north of Roseau.

Welcome Wagon hostess in Roseau, Violet Johnston, called on Sally and Norman Berg, Arlene and Leroy Seydel, Alice and Dennis Halvorson and Carol and Tom Hawkinson.

Orlin Vern Diesen of Wannaska and Sharon Kay Bergstrom of Roseau applied for a marriage license.

Selvin Merlin Erickson, Jr. and Debra Clinette Dahl of Roseau were wed on April 13 with Rev. Nikunen officiating. Witnesses were Erling Erickson and Paulette Christianson.

Two African exchange students were visiting on Roseau County farms for nine months. Handre Coetzee is residing at the Brateng Brothers farm near Wannaska and Fraser Norton is staying at the Keith Kilen farm near Greenbush.

Two Roseau students who are members of the Concordia College Concert Choir who are scheduled to tour Norway as a member of the choir beginning May 7 were Erlene Gehrke and Edgar Espe.

Winner of the second Vagabond Weekend was Joe Follingstad of Roseau. Joe intended to spend a Friday and Saturday evening at the Holiday Inn in Winnipeg and use his $67.50 food and beverage allowance to entertain his daughter and son-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gobeil who are residents of Winnipeg.

75 years ago – Apr. 28, 1949

Construction work on the new home of the Roseau American Legion Post and Auxiliary was to get underway with August Arneson in charge of construction and Carl Larson in charge of engineering work. The site is on the lots where the former Memorial Rink stood and will face east.

Hook and line fishing for brook trout was opening on April 30. There are brook trout streams in the county known only to those who have the fever badly.

Palmer Magnuson was excavating a basement for a new home he was building near the Malung post office. Carl Hedin was laying the blocks and Theodore R. Johnson was doing the carpentry work.

Harry Wenner, senior at Gustavus Adolphus College, was practice teaching in Rush City. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Lambert Wenner and majors in physics.

Jack Miller, 16-year-old son of Gertie Miller, was severely wounded in the left eye with shot from a BB gun. Some hope is entertained that partial sight in the eye may be retained. Jack and his friend David Vickaryous were in the woods near the river when they met some smaller boys with a BB gun. While David was trying out the gun the accident happened.

A pressure cooker clinic was held at the Emil Cedarholm home in Ross and another was held the following day at the John Jorgenson home.

The farm home occupied by Mr. and Mrs. John Albin and son burned to the ground in Stafford. Mr. Albin broke his leg trying to get the refrigerator out of the house.


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