LOCAL NEWS - JANUARY 2, 2013
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Posted on 01-02-2013
JULIE SJOSTRAND HAS BEEN HIRED AS SOCIAL SERVICES SUPERVISOR IN PENNINGTON COUNTY. SHE WORKED AS A ROSEAU SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER FOR MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS (UNTIL 2011), AND ALSO WORKED SUMMERS FOR ROSEAU COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES.




THE ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD MEETS THIS MORNING, IN THEIR FIRST MEETING OF THE NEW YEAR.




AFTER A COUPLE OF COLD MORNINGS THIS WEEK, LOW TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO THROUGH THE WEEKEND. GREG GUST SAYS WE’RE CLOSER TO THE SEASONAL AVERAGE THAN WE WERE FOR THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF DECEMBER.




LAKE OF THE WOODS FISHERMEN KEPT JUST LESS THAN EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS OF WALLEYES IN THE PAST YEAR; THE TARGET HARVEST ON THE BIG LAKE IS ABOUT 450 THOUSAND POUNDS. TOM HEINRICH, AT DNR FISHERIES IN BAUDETTE, SAYS THERE WERE SEVERAL FACTORS THAT LED TO MORE WALLEYES COMING OUT OF THE LAKE.

THE DNR IS CURRENTLY CONDUCTING ANOTHER CREEL SURVEY ON LAKE OF THE WOODS.




SCHOOL IS BACK IN SESSION, AFTER A CHRISTMAS BREAK. THE ROSEAU SCHOOL BOARD HEARD LAST MONTH THAT THE DISTRICT EXPECTS RELATIVELY STABLE ENROLLMENT NUMBERS OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS. CURRENT ENROLLMENT IS 1230 STUDENTS; THE PROJECTION IS THAT NUMBER WILL FALL TO 1197 BY THE YEAR 2018.




AGASSIZ NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE IS OFFERING WOODCUTTING PERMITS THIS MONTH. THE COST IS FORTY DOLLARS, AND THE WOOD MUST BE FOR PERSONAL USE.




ROSEAU GIRLS HOCKEY PLAYER CISCELY NELSON SIGNED A LETTER OF INTENT LAST MONTH TO PLAY COLLEGE HOCKEY AT BEMIDJI STATE. STEVE SERTICH IS THE COACH AT B.S.U.

CISCELY NELSON WILL REDSHIRT NEXT WINTER THEN HAS FOUR YEARS OF ELIGIBILITY STARTING IN 2014.




FUNERAL SERVICES FOR WILMER RUGLAND ARE TOMORROW MORNING AT ELEVEN AT THE ROSEAU COMMUNITY CHURCH. VISITATION IS THIS EVENING (5-7 PM) WITH A SEVEN O’CLOCK PRAYER SERVICE AT HELGESON FUNERAL HOME IN ROSEAU. WILMER RUGLAND WAS 94.




FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JOHN WENSLOFF OF ROSEAU ARE FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT ONE AT HELGESON FUNERAL HOME IN ROSEAU. VISITATION IS TOMORROW EVENING (5-7 PM) AT HELGESON’S. JOHN WENSLOFF WAS 65.




A FARM MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST FROM NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY TELLS THE RED RIVER FARM NETWORK THAT LAND COSTS WILL BE THE SINGLE LARGEST INFLUENCE ON FARM PROFITABILITY THIS YEAR. ANDY SWENSON SAYS PROFIT MARGINS AND INTEREST RATES ARE THE BIGGEST DRIVER OF LAND VALUES. SWENSON SAYS A SIX OR SEVEN PERCENT RATE OF RETURN USED TO BE ACCEPTABLE; NOW, PEOPLE WILL TAKE TWO OR THREE PERCENT.