LOCAL NEWS - TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2010
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Posted on 06-08-2010
THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL MET LAST NIGHT, GIVING THE GO-AHEAD TO THE ROSEAU FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY TO PURSUE GRANT FUNDING FOR A STEEL SCULPTED MURAL TO BE LOCATED AT THE NEW RIVERSIDE PARK …
ANNETTE HERMANSEN SAID THE STEEL ARTWORK WOULD BE DONE BY SUE SUESS AND JOEL MILLER OF WANNASKA; WHO HAVE STEELWORK ON DISPLAY IN SEVENTEEN STATES AND TWO PROVINCES.
THE COUNCIL HEARD THAT JUST OVER A HUNDRED TICKETS WERE WRITTEN LAST WEEKEND FOR SEAT BELT VIOLATIONS, BY THE ROSEAU SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, AND THE ROSEAU AND WARROAD POLICE DEPARTMENTS. THAT WAS PART OF A THREE DAY ENHANCED ENFORCEMENT CAMPAIGN UNDERWRITTEN BY MINNESOTA SAFE AND SOBER.
ROSEAU POLICE OFFICER TONY HART HAS ACCEPTED A JOB WITH THE EAST GRAND FORKS POLICE DEPARTMENT; THE COUNCIL APPROVED THE PROMOTION OF A CURRENT PART-TIME OFFICER TO THAT VACATED POSITION.
MOSQUITO SPRAYING STARTED LAST NIGHT IN THE CITY OF ROSEAU.
THE ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD MEETS THIS MORNING. AMONG OTHER BUSINESS, THE COMMISSIONERS HAVE TWO PUBLIC HEARINGS ON DITCH ISSUES.

TWIN CITIES HOSPITALS SAY THEY ARE READY FOR A ONE-DAY STRIKE THURSDAY, INVOLVING ABOUT TWELVE THOUSAND NURSES. MEANWHILE, HAMLINE UNIVERSITY BUSINESS PROFESSOR DAVID SCHULTZ SAYS THOSE NURSES MIGHT HAVE A TOUGH TIME FINDING SUPPORT FOR THEIR CONTRACT DEMANDS …

LAKE OF THE WOODS SCHOOL COMMUNITY EDUCATION SUMMER T-BALL AND BASEBALL REGISTRATION IS TONIGHT (6 PM) AT THE BASEBALL/SOFTBALL COMPLEX SOUTH OF THE BAUDETTE SCHOOL.

THERE WERE REPORTS OF FUNNEL CLOUDS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NEAR BADGER AND MALUNG; BUT SEVERE WEATHER HAS BEEN RARE SO FAR THIS SPRING AND SUMMER ACROSS MINNESOTA. THERE WASN’T MUCH SEVERE WEATHER ACTIVITY LAST SUMMER EITHER, BUT WHAT’S DIFFERENT THIS YEAR IS MUCH MORE MOISTURE …
FORECASTER TODD KRAUSE SAYS THAT’S THE MAIN REASON FOR SO FEW TORNADOES LAST YEAR (JUST TWENTY-SEVEN TOTAL).

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR DYLAN ERICKSON OF KARLSTAD ARE TOMORROW MORNING AT ELEVEN, AT THE HERITAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IN KARLSTAD. VISITATION IS AN HOUR PRIOR. DYLAN IS THE FOUR YEAR OLD SON OF CHAD AND HOLLY ERICKSON OF KARLSTAD (AND FORMERLY OF WARROAD).

A MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL FOR ELAINE FRUTIGER OF WARROAD (FORMERLY OF BAUDETTE) IS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT TWO AT ST MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH IN WARROAD. VISITATION IS AN HOUR PRIOR. ELAINE FRUTIGER DIED SUNDAY AT THE WARROAD SENIOR LIVING CENTER; SHE WAS 79.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ELDON ANDERSON OF WARROAD ARE THIS MORNING AT ELEVEN, AT THE WOODLAND BIBLE CHURCH IN WARROAD. BURIAL IS AT HOPE CEMETERY IN ROSEAU. ELDON ANDERSON WAS 68.

SATURDAY IS OPEN HOUSE DAY AT STATE PARKS IN MINNESOTA, INCLUDING HAYES LAKE; WHERE CANOES, KAYAKS AND FISHING BOATS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR USE FREE OF CHARGE. THERE’S NO ADMISSION FEE AT STATE PARKS SATURDAY.

THE ZOO MAN IS AT THE WARROAD PUBLIC LIBRARY TOMORROW MORNING AT TEN. HE’LL ALSO BE AT THE ROSEAU PUBLIC LIBRARY AT 12:30; AND AT THE GREENBUSH PUBLIC LIBRARY AT 2:30.

THE WARROAD – LOST RIVER SPORTSMEN COMPLEX HAS A FREE FIREARMS FAMILIARIZATION CLASS A WEEK FROM SATURDAY FOR KIDS UNDER AGE TWELVE. JUSTIN BRANTINGHAM HAS MORE INFORMATION AT (218) 452-0092.

ROSEAU COUNTY FOUR-H SUMMER ADVENTURES START THURSDAY WITH A FASHION SEWING DAY AT THE ROSEAU CITY CENTER. THE COST IS TEN DOLLARS, FOR KIDS FROM KINDERGARTEN THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE. OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES THIS MONTH INCLUDE HORSES AND RIDING, LITERATURE AND BAKING.

A RETIREMENT PARTY FOR COUNTY AUDITOR ANNE GRANITZ IS JUNE 16TH AT THE ROSEAU COUNTY COURTHOUSE. SHE’S SERVED AS COUNTY AUDITOR SINCE 1986; AND IS RETIRING AT THE END OF THIS MONTH.

THE ROSEAU AREA ARTS ASSOCIATION IS SPONSORING A JUNE 27TH TRIP TO PAUL BUNYAN PLAYHOUSE IN BEMIDJI TO SEE A PLAY WRITTEN BY STEVE MARTIN ….
CAROLE WILSON, FROM THE ARTS ASSOCIATION.

A BILL CALLED THE NATIONAL FARM TO SCHOOL ACT IS BEING LAUDED AS AN ECONOMIC BOOST FOR MINNESOTA FARMERS. THE STATE HAS SIMILAR PILOT PROJECTS IN SIXTY-NINE SCHOOL DISTRICTS; BUT SANDY DIETZ OF ALTURA, MINNESOTA SAYS THE NATIONAL BILL WOULD HELP SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED FARMS, THAT CAN’T COMPETE WITH LARGE-SCALE FARMING OPERATIONS …
ONE ISSUE FACING MANY SCHOOL DISTRICTS IS KITCHENS THAT DON’T FUNCTION AS A PLACE TO COOK LOCALLY GROWN FOOD.

AN INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON THE U-CARE FOR SENIORS MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLAN IS THIS AFTERNOON (2 PM) AT THE ROSEAU FOUR SEASONS SENIOR CENTER.

A ‘WIC’ CLINIC IS TODAY IN NEWFOLDEN, AND TOMORROW IN HALLOCK.

THE EFFORT TO ERADICATE BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS IN NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA CONTINUES, BUT BALANCING THE INTERESTS OF CATTLE PRODUCERS AND DEER HUNTERS HAS BEEN TRICKY. DAVE GRAFSTROM IS ROSEAU COUNTY’S BOVINE T-B TASK FORCE COORDINATOR …