Roseau

UPDATE: Double Amputee Within 14 Months Prepares To Finally Return Home

"I know that God will take care of us and we do what we can to move forward," said Wendy Lee of Badger, Minnesota

ROSEAU, Minn. —  We have a quick update to a story we brought last Super Bowl Sunday on KVRR: Wendy Lee is finally going home! In case you missed her incredible story, the rural Badger, Minnesota woman had two leg amputations within 14 months. One was caused by a break in her foot in 2018 that became infected and spread. The…

Super Bowl Sunday: Wendy’s Unbelievable Journey

She has gone through not one but two leg amputations in the past year and a half.

ROSEAU, Minn. — To say Wendy Lee of rural Badger, Minnesota is one tough survivor is almost an understatement. Wendy is staying at LifeCare Medical Center in Roseau and working to gain upper body strength so she can once again stand on her own. She has gone through not one but two leg amputations in the past year and a…

Aerial video shows flooding in Roseau County

ROSEAU COUNTY, Minn. – Unusually high water for this time of the year continues in many rivers and lakes across the area. The lake is dry most of the year and typically only sees water during the spring melt. According to the Roseau River Watershed, this is the highest the lake has ever been in the fall in the 87…

Upper Red River Valley COAD To Help With Cleaning Up After Flash Flooding

torrential rain caused flash flooding from Cooperstown to Grand Forks to Roseau

GRAND FORKS CO., N.D. — It’s the cleanup after the storms. Thunderstorms on Friday and Saturday with torrential rain caused flash flooding from Cooperstown to Grand Forks to Roseau. Northwood got 8 and three quarter inches of rain Grand Forks, Crookston, Roseau and Thief River Falls all reporting around 5 inches or more. Roads and homes were flooded and even…

Shopko Closing Remaining Stores Including Valley City, Perham, Fergus Falls and Others

Those stores are expected to close by June

Shopko announcing it is closing its remaining 120 department stores including a number of stores in our region in Fergus Falls, Valley City, Roseau and Perham. Those stores are expected to close by June. Despite Shopko’s best efforts, a buyer was not found for the company’s “go-forward business.” The closures will affect an additional 5,000 employees. The company is evaluating…

Top-Seeded Roseau Girls Basketball Falls in State Semifinal

The Rams dropped their matchup against Caledonia

MINNEAPOLIS — The powerful tandem of Kacie and Katie Borowicz was not enough for Roseau girls basketball as the Rams dropped their state semifinal matchup. Caledonia came out hot in the second half to win 65-55. The championship game can been seen on Antenna TV at 2:00. Categories: High School, KVRR Sports Extra, Top Sports Headlines Tags: Caledonia, Girl’s Basketball,…

Former U.S. Ag Secretary Bob Bergland Dies In Roseau Nursing Home

Bergland's funeral is planned for Saturday in Roseau

Bob Bergland/U.S. Ag Secretary During Carter AdministrationROSEAU, MN — Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland has died in Roseau, Minnesota. He was 90. His daughter, Linda Vatnsdal, says he died at a nursing home. Bergland served as Agriculture Secretary for President Jimmy Carter. He had the difficult job of defending Carter’s unpopular decision to embargo grain sales to the Soviet Union…

Decision To Close Some Northern Border Ports Early Is Reversed

Crossings had earlier been open until midnight, Now Close At 8 p.m. in Roseau and Lancaster

UPDATE:   Northbound Gates No Longer Locked Early Following calls from the office of Congressman Collin C. Peterson (D-Minn.) and Roseau Mayor Jeff Pelowski, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that northbound gates will remain open at Roseau and Pinecreek during Canada Border Security Agency service hours. “I’m glad this situation was worked out, but we still have the underlying issue…

Roseau Rep. Dan Fabian named to GOP House Leadership Team

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Republican Rep. Dan Fabian of Roseau has been named the House Caucus Whip. Fabian served as an Assistant Majority Leader during the last legislative session and as Majority Whip during the 2015-2016 sessions. “I’m excited to join the House Republican leadership team, and to provide a positive contrast to the Democrats’ agenda of higher taxes, runaway…

Hockey Pioneer, Former Roseau Mayor And Businessman Passes Away

Bernie Burggraf, who suffered from dementia, had been in an assisted living center in West Fargo

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A pioneer in the hockey world and original host of “Face Off” on 740 The FAN has died. Bernie Burggraf, who suffered from dementia, had been in an assisted living center in West Fargo. He was a long-time businessman in Roseau, Minnesota where he established a grocery store, sporting goods store and Burggraf’s Menswear until his…