LOCAL NEWS - THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012
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THE STATE WATERFOWL SEASON OPENS SEPTEMBER 22ND STATEWIDE, THE EARLIEST OPENER IN FORTY-FIVE YEARS. THE REGULAR GOOSE SEASON ALSO OPENS THAT DAY; AN EARLY CANADA GOOSE SEASON STARTS SEPTEMBER FIRST.

MINNESOTA HUNTERS TOOK MORE DUCKS AND GEESE LAST YEAR THAN IN 2010; THE DUCK HARVEST WAS UP BY 19% OVER THE PREVIOUS YEAR. AND THERE WERE MORE WATERFOWL HUNTERS, REVERSING WHAT HAD BEEN A DOWNWARD TREND.



THE ANNUAL SPRAGUE FEST IS AUGUST 11TH AND 12TH. THE WEEKEND INCLUDES A PARADE, AUCTION, AND A THREE-ON-THREE OUTDOOR BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT.



A BENEFIT FOR KEITH JANICKE IS TODAY (4-7 PM) AT OAK CREST GOLF COURSE IN ROSEAU.



TODAY IS ROSEAU’S ANNUAL KRAZY DAZE, WITH MERCHANTS OFFERING SALES (MANY OF THEM ON THE STREET).



THE NORTHWEST ANGLE BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL IS SATURDAY; AND THE RELAY FOR LIFE ON THE LAKE IS ALSO SATURDAY AT THE ANGLE AND ISLANDS.



THE SLOUGHGRASS BAND, A FAMILY GROUP FROM BIRCHDALE, WAS ONE OF THE PERFORMERS LAST MONTH AT THE ROSEAU COUNTY FAIR MINI-STAGE. THAT GROUP, LED BY SOREN OLESEN, HAS RELEASED SEVERAL CD’S; AND HAS A SPECIAL ON PUBLIC TELEVISION TOMORROW. OLESEN SAYS THE BAND’S FORMATION WAS A “HAPPY ACCIDENT.”



ROSEAU NATIVE DOUG AMMERMAN AND FRIENDS ARE IN CONCERT TONIGHT (6:30 PM) AT THE RIVERVIEW PARK GAZEBO. THE ROSEAU EAGLES AUXILIARY WILL HAVE FOOD AVAILABLE.



THE ROSEAU COUNTY TRAILBLAZERS CONTINUE WORKING ON THE ABANDONED RAILROAD LINE BETWEEN ROSEAU AND WARROAD, WITH THE GOAL OF HAVING THAT TRAIL READY FOR SNOWMOBILE USE BY THIS WINTER. BUCK BUE, FROM THE TRAILBLAZERS, SAYS THAT TRAIL COULD BE AVAILABLE FOR MORE THAN JUST WINTER USE.



ALTRU CLINIC/ ROSEAU ARE OFFERING SPORTS PHYSICALS TODAY (1-5 PM).



YOUTH SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL FOR AGES TEN AND UP IS THIS EVENING (AND AGAIN NEXT THURSDAY EVENING) AT 6:30 PM.



MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR PHYLLIS BRENHAUG OF ROSEAU ARE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT TWO AT HELGESON FUNERAL HOME IN ROSEAU. PHYLLIS BRENHAUG WAS 79.



GRAVESIDE SERVICES FOR FORMER ROSEAU RESIDENT YONA GAIL URNESS OF NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE ARE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT FOUR AT HOPE CEMETERY IN ROSEAU. YONA URNESS WAS 77.



A FOUR-H STATE FAIR MEETING AND REGISTRATION IS TONIGHT (6:30 PM) AT THE ROSEAU COUNTY COURTHOUSE.



THE ROSEAU SCHOOL BOARD MET YESTERDAY, AND APPROVED HIRING KURT OSWEILER AS THE DISTRICT’S TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR. HE’LL SUCCEED DENNIS SMEDSMO, WHO’S RETIRING. OSWEILER HAS BEEN WORKING FOR THE BLOOMINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT.



IN WASHINGTON, THE U.S. HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE HAS PASSED A FARM BILL - BUT THE REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED HOUSE WON’T BRING IT TO THE FLOOR FOR DEBATE. MINNESOTA SENATOR AL FRANKEN SAYS THAT’S BEEN FRUSTRATING, GIVEN THE BIPARTISAN SUPPORT FOR THE BILL IN BOTH HOUSE AND SENATE COMMITTEES.

FRANKEN SPOKE WITH WILD 102 YESTERDAY.