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Lady Hockey Warriors Place Second at State

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 The Lady Warriors Hockey team fell one game short of a State Championship against Blake on Saturday , February 28th at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The final score was 4-3 in favor of Blake. The Warrior girls were outshot 21-5 for the first two periods but scored a pair of quick goals at the start of the third period to tie it up. Blake scored a few minutes later to take the lead and held off a tremendous flurry by Warroad at the end of the game to preserve the win.   

Left: The Warroad girls at play at the Gardens earlier in the season

      Scoring for Warroad in the game were Karley Sylvester, assisted by Layla Marvin, Megan Brettingen assisted by Lisa Marvin and Brook Story and Kayla Gardner assisted by Brook Story. Warroad goalie Shelby Amsley-Benzie had 23 saves in the loss.

 Game Summary:

Girl’s Hockey Class A Championship Game

Warroad vs Blake
Period One:
01:38 Blake–     Even   Alyssa Veil
04:57 Warroad– Even     Karley Sylvester,      Assists: Layla Marvin
05:07 Blake-  Even   Abbie Lund
10:51 Blake-  PP   Ali  Austin      Assists: Margaret Chute, Sally Komarek 
Period Two:  No Scoring 
Period Three:
03:01 Warroad-    PP   Megan Brettingen     Assists: Lisa Marvin, Brook Story
03:29 Warroad-    Even   Kayla Gardner           Assists: Brook Story 
06:42 Blake-  Even   Hillary Crowe        Assists: Margaret Chute
Shots on goal 1 2 3 Total
Warroad       3   2   11  16   
Blake         11    10   6     27   

Boys win Section 8A to advance to State Hockey  Tournament

 warrior boys    In a game at the Gardens, the Warroad boys defeated Thief River Falls 3-2 on Thursday, March 5th to advance to the State Class A Tournament.

     The game was close throughout with the Prowlers tying the game up in the third period. Brock Nelson’s winning goal was scored with less than two minutes remaining in the games. The Prowlers pulled their goalie but the Warriors held them off for the win.

     Warroad outshot Thief River Falls 24-18. There were seven penalties in the game, three on Warroad and four on TRF, but Warroad scored the game’s only power play goal in the first period.  The State Hockey Tournament starts at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on March 11th. 

Right: Three Warroad boys in action at the Gardens earlier in the year

Game summary below:

Period one:

4:05 WAR  Brett Hebel, assists: Michael Pieper , Tai Larson 

16:58 TRF Kent Peterson, assist: Matt Audette  

Period two: 

6:32 WAR  Nick Stoskopf, assists: Michael Pieper, Brock Nelson  

Period three:

5:14  TRF  Brady Johnson, assists: Cody Knott, Kevin Lunke  

15:07 WAR Brock Nelson, assist: Dane Shaugabay   

Shots          1   2    3   T

Thief River   6   7   5   18

Warroad    11   5   8   24



Southwest Angle  

by Rob Crowe


     First things first. This edition of the newspaper is a little late this week because of some unavoidable circumstances. My close friend and neighbor Wayne in Hill City tragically lost his one and a half year old step-grandson on Saturday.

     It is a tragic story. The little boy, Kane, had been shaken by his mother’s boyfriend when he was a month old and suffered irreversible brain damage. My friend had taken some training and undertaken the job of providing fulltime care for “Kaner”, as Wayne usually called him. The perpetrator has been in and out of prison and, after the death, was arrested and recharged on a much stiffer charge.

     I was covering an event on Flag Island when Wayne called me and let me know about Kane’s death. While he would have understood if we hadn’t been able to come, We chose to make a quick trip over to Grand Rapids for the Wednesday visitation. That and an overnight snowmobile trip to David Johnson’s cabin in the early part of the week left me with less than the usual time to put this edition together. The trip will be chronicled in a subsequent edition.

    The last couple of weeks I’ve been enjoying listening to Polynesian music and watching Management and the Little Girls practice for a Friday night performance at the Warroad Care Center. When the big night came, it was nice, watching the Alala Girls and talking to the residents. Many of them had stories about trips to or tours of duty they had undertaken in Hawaii. Ed Brandli told about a mountainside biking accident that landed him in the hospital for three weeks. Thankfully, he recovered fully, and I was surprised he didn’t try to do a Hula dance with Management.

superhighway    David Johnson rode shotgun on the trip to Flag Island on Saturday. The Northwest Angle Edge Riders held one of their Raffles at the Flag Island Resort. I’d have liked to snowmobile up but the old PoleCat hasn’t been really trustworthy this year. The Aerostar was. David grumbled a bit about having to ride in a Ford, but seemed to like it better than walking. We saw Janet and Mike Hetteen there as well as several other recognizable people, the names of whom I’ll not mention because I’ll probably not get them right.

Right: The superhighway across the big lake to the islands from Young’s Bay.

    Myles Hogenson was there, doing his share of entertaining and a bit more. He won a Blue Star helmet in one of the many raffles but decided he didn’t want it so offered it for sale for $50 to the assembled. A fellow at the next table offered him $60 for the helmet. Myles gave him the helmet, took the money, walked up to emcee Dick Nash and gave the $60 back to the Edge Riders.  A good deal all around.

    We left the Edge Riders event and drove on the ice road superhighway back to the land roads. It was worth the trip to see this road, about six lanes wide and snow free. Once back at Angle Inlet, we took David’s Polaris Transport  out to his cabin on Bear River. We started up the fire to warm the cabin up, then he rode the Transport and I rode Eleanor’s 600 Dragon Switchback over to visit Tom and Linda Kastl’s place for coffee and cookies. I worked out the Switchback a little bit on the way back, practice, you know, in case I ever get to drive one in a race…

    Speaking of racing, Janet Hetteen says there will be vintage snow-cats racing up on Minnesota Hill on Saturday., the first weekend in March. On her word, I pulled the old Everest out of the shed and actually did get it started up in anticipation. The rumor is that her husband Mike is importing speed parts from Maine for his rear-engined speedster. His reply when asked about the rules was un-intelligible so I’ll assume that anything he bolts on will be legal...somewhere, if not at Minnesota Hill. Will have a full report on the event next week.

    Another week in the great North, see you next week!


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Alala Girls Entertain at Care Center

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An Alala Girl dances to the music as a Care 
Center Resident watches in the background

     The residents were wearing leis as they watched a new dance group from the area perform at the Warroad Care Center on a recent Friday eveningas they wrapped up their Hawaiian week. Sounds of Polynesian music filled the air as the lead dancer, Dawn, danced to Dance Hula Girl  and Blue Hawaii. For the next number, the three younger dancers performed the motions to Happy Talk, a number from the musical South Pacific.   Dawn resumed the floor to sway and do the motions for The Hukilau Song. She explained to the residents that the hand motions were often a sign language for the story being told. The last dance to a fun song named Keep your Eyes on the Hands was well received.

    Resident Elaine Frutiger was invited to the dance floor to help perform Hukilau and Happy Talk for the second time with all of the Alala Girls.

    The name of the group is a play on names. Alala (pronounced ah-la-lay) is the name for crow in Hawaiian. Members of the group are Dawn Crowe and her daughters Alyssa, Katelyn and Valeri. They reside at Roseen’s Corner in Falun township.

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Left:Elaine Frutiger joins the Alala Girls for a performance of  “Happy Talk”.


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Right: The Care Center residents, wearing leis for the occasion, watch the Hula Dancers.


Alala Girls

Left; The Alala Girls pose for a picture after the Hula demonstration


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MN DNR warns that Ice Shelter removal deadlines are approaching

(Submitted by Tammi Jalowiec, MN DNR)

     Minnesota ice anglers will have extra fishing opportunities in March because of some changes that were made late in the 2008 Legislative session but not included in the regulations handbook.

     “These changes will allow anglers to enjoy some late season ice fishing,” said Capt. Ken Soring, acting Department of Natural Resources Enforcement chief.

     The updated regulations are available online.

     The fish house/shelter removal deadline for the southern part of the state is March 2, rather than March 1 as originally printed in the 2008 Fishing Regulations handbook. The deadline for shelter removal in the northern part of the state, March 16, remains the same. Shelters must be removed from the ice by these dates. Check specifics on page 59 of the 2008 fishing regulations.

  The other important change is that fish houses/ shelters statewide can be on the ice between midnight and one hour before sunrise when occupied or attended after the March 2 and the March 16 deadlines.

  This exception had previously applied only to fish houses/shelters north of the east-west line formed by U.S. Hwy 10, east along Hwy 34 to Minnesota Hwy 200, east along Hwy 200 to U.S. Hwy 2, and east along Hwy 2 to the Minnesota-Wisconsin border.

  The walleye and northern pike seasons on inland waters closed Feb. 22.

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Left: Fish houses on the Lake of the Woods near Young’s Bay

(Different Regulations apply to Lake of the Woods Fish Houses)


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Calving Time on the Ranch

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Twin calves, Thelma and Louise, with their mother. These were the first calves born this year on the Lyle Roseen farm. Lyle and his daughter LaRae run about 110 mixed breed cows

Roseau loses in 8AA Boys Hockey Tournament Final

Roseau played Moorhead for a spot in the Boy’s AA 2009 Hockey tournament but lost 5-2. The game was played in Thief River Falls. Roseau outshot Moorhead 24-18 in the losing effort. The Rams had beaten St. Cloud Tech 3-2 to make it to the finals. Roseau finishes the season with a 15-10-3 record. Summary below:

First Period
Spuds - Doschadis assisted by Kraemer and Rahman (PP) 1:12
Rams - Knochenmus (PP) 8:09
Spuds - Johnson assisted by Rahman and Cochran (PP) 9:20
Second Period
Rams - Kostrzewski (PP) 6:01
Spuds - Henry assisted by Larson and Vandal (PP) 10:31
Third Period
Spuds - Kraemer assisted by Strand 7:07
Spuds - Johnson EN 16:42


Area High School Box Scores

Boy’s Basketball

2/27/2009 Roseau              57               TRF                                     67

3/3/2009 Warroad              71             Roseau                                  57

2/27/2009  Warroad           55             Stephen-Argyle                     73


Girl’s Basketball

2/24/2009  Roseau              44             Marshall-TCC                      79

2/26/2009  Roseau              62             BGMR                                 41

2/27/2009  Roseau              44             Bagley                                   46

2/24/2009  Warroad            45             BGMR                                  68

2/27/2009  Warroad            33             Crosby-Ironton                      57

Boy’s Hockey

2/26/2009 Warroad            11                Kittson Central                    0

2/28/2009 Warroad             9                Crookston                            1   

2/28/2009 Roseau               3                 St. Cloud Tech                     2

3/4/2009   Roseau               2                  Moorhead                           5     

Girl’s Hockey

2/25/2009 Warroad          12        Hutchinson                        0

2/27/2009 Warroad            7         Red Wing                          2

2/28/2009 Warroad            3          Blake                                4



2/17/2009 Roseau             41            EGF/SH                                20

2/17/2009 Roseau              42             Fosston/Bagley                    28

2/20/2009 Roseau              15             Perham                                 60



Northwest Angle Scenes

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Sportsman's Lodge Event
Northwest Angle Edge Riders Raffle at Flag Island

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     Snowmobilers came from miles around, mostly on their sleds but some in their wheeled conveyances, to the Flag Island Resort for the annual raffle held by the Northwest Angle Edge Riders snowmobile club.

     The festivities started at noon. All attendees were given a free ticket as they came through the door, from which select prizes were drawn throughout the afternoon. Other raffles were periodically done, tickets $1.00, prizes being snowmobile helmets, gift cards, clothing, etc. The main prizes were drawn later in the day.

     The big winners were: Three days/nights for four at the Angle Outpost-Andrew Barlage of Belle Plaine; 42” Plasma TV- Marilyn Hurst of Warroad; Dinner Ring-Lowell LeProof of Strandquist; Sesquitennial Quilt-Randy Rivard of Baudette; Stihl chain saw-Phyllis Rivard of Baudette; $100 gift cards-Bethany Peterson of Warroad and Robert Rivard of Baudette.

Club Treasurer Denise Ellenson says, “This is our seventh annual Raffle. We rotate between the local resorts for our events. I want to thank everyone for coming out. We had a lot of fun!”

Above:Denise Ellenson, Dick Nash and Sheila Stoskoph
work hard at the task of giving away prizes under the
bull moose. Dick was the emcee for the event.

     From the Edge Riders website: The Northwest Angle Edge Riders was organized as a non-profit organization in 2001.  One of the focus areas of the club is to help support the trail efforts, both physically and monetarily.  Activities throughout the year include a few workdays to clean/ mark/repair/build trails as well as fund-raisers with activities for the entire family. 

Another important focus area is to promote and enjoy winter!  Also among the many advantages of a club is access to information - about other clubs, snow conditions in other areas, the sleds themselves, options available, after market items, etc. 

The club website is:


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Miles Hogenson tells a story, but no one believes him for some reason...



Left: The attendees parked their snowmobiles next to the Blue-Eyed Chief at the Flag Island Resort.


Roseau Wrestlers win at Regions

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    Roseau wrestlers Connor MacGregor and John Heinen win their respective classes at the Section 8AA Individual Wrestling Tournament. Connor will compete in the State Tournament in the 130 pound class and John in the 285 pound class. In the pictures, they are holding their Section tournament bracket diagrams.

     In team competition in Section 8AA, Roseau Defeated East Grand Forks 41-20 and Fosston/Bagley 42-28 before losing to Perham 15-60 to end their tournament hopes.

     Connor takes a 32-6 record into the state tournament and John has a 40-1 record. The two are senior captains for the Roseau squad.

The State Wrestling Tournaments will be held March 4-7 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.


Area Activities for the Youngsters

4H skaters 

An evening snowstorm causes the skaters to take time to shovel off the Malung rink during the annual skating and sliding party of the 4H Shooting Sports/Wildlife Club.


Picture of the Week

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A new highline threads its way through the majestic white pines along this well known road. Where is this?


Last week’s picture was taken on the road to Bemis Hill looking east towards the Trout Stream at the intersection of 240th Street and 530th Ave.


More Southwest Angle Columns

Warroad Winter Sports Schedules and Rosters

Warroad Fall Sports Schedules and Rosters