Roseau is a city in Northwestern Minnesota with a population of 3,000. It's known as "Minnesota's North Star City" and is full of character. There is always something to do in Roseau - whether you stop by the annual county fair (known throughout the state of Minnesota) of just stop for lunch on your way to Lake of the Woods or the Northwest Angle. And at only 22 miles from America's only port on Lake of the Woods, and less than 10 miles from the Canadian border, it offers comfortable lodging and fun activities for reasonable prices, and is a gateway to nature. Roseau is home to snowmobile manufacturer Polaris Industries, also famous for their production of ATV's, Victory motorcycles, personal watercraft, Rangers and more. If you are coming through Roseau, you can expect friendly conversation, delicious food, and a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Roseau Feels Like Home!
Learn more about Roseau at the following website: http://city.roseau.mn.us/
The most convenient way to get to Roseau is by car. The major highways that will bring you to Roseau are Highway 11 (East-West) and Highway 89 (North-South). Here are some regional cities and time to Roseau: Warroad - 30 minutes Thief River Falls - 1 hour Grand Forks - 2 hours Fargo - 3 hours Bemidji - 2.5 hours Minneapolis - 6 hours
In Roseau, it's common to see people riding ATV's, golf carts, and even snomobiles in the winter around town. This is not encouraged, because of safety issues, but is common, nonetheless. Roseau is finishing a bike trail project that has been in the works for some time. This bike trail will go around the edges of the city and into the beautiful city park.
Typically, a car is the best mode of transportation - there is no public transport available. If you're in Roseau in the summertime, drive your car into Earl's Drive In for an nostalgic meal. More on this in the "Eat" section.