LOCAL NEWS - THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017
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THE ROSEAU HIGH SCHOOL KNOWLEDGE BOWL TEAMS COMPETED AT A SUB-REGIONAL TUESDAY IN CROOKSTON, FINISHING SEVENTH AND TWELFTH OUT OF TWENTY TEAMS.

THE TEAM OF KELSEY BULEY, GABE CARLSON, ZACH FEVOLD, CATIE GLODOWSKI AND GABE GRACZA EARNED A SPOT IN THE REGIONAL MARCH 15TH IN THIEF RIVER FALLS.

THE TOP FOUR REGIONAL TEAMS ADVANCE TO A STATE COMPETITION NEXT MONTH.




THE ROSEAU HIGH SCHOOL VOCAL DEPARTMENT HAD THREE GROUPS EARN SUPERIOR RATINGS AT A LARGE GROUP CONTEST IN WARROAD THIS WEEK.




THE WEBSITE WalletHub.com HAS RELEASED ITS RANKINGS OF REAL ESTATE PROPERTY TAXES BY STATE.

THE LOWEST ANNUAL PROPERTY TAXES ARE IN HAWAII, ALABAMA AND LOUISIANA; THE HIGHEST ARE IN ILLINOIS AND NEW JERSEY.

MINNESOTA IS 32ND, TIED WITH ALASKA AND JUST BEHIND NORTH DAKOTA. THE STATE MEDIAN HOME VALUE IN MINNESOTA IS 186 THOUSAND DOLLARS; AVERAGE PROPERTY TAXES ON THAT HOME ARE TWENTY-TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS.

THE MEDIAN HOME VALUE IN THE UNITED STATES IS JUST UNDER 179 THOUSAND DOLLARS.




7TH DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN COLLIN PETERSON IS ASKING U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION TO UPDATE BORDER CROSSING TECHNOLOGY AT THE NORTHWEST ANGLE.

TRAVELERS HAVE TO USE AN “OUTLYING AREA REPORTING AREA” (ESSENTIALLY A TELEPHONE) WHEN CROSSING IN AND OUT OF CANADA ON THEIR WAY TO THE NORTHWEST ANGLE.

JOE HENRY, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR LAKE OF THE WOODS TOURISM, TELLS THE GRAND FORKS HERALD THE ISSUE ISN’T GOING INTO CANADA, IT’S COMING BACK TO THE UNITED STATES.




A MEMORIAL VISITATION FOR PHILLIP McGLOCKLIN OF BADGER IS TOMORROW EVENING (5-7 PM) AT HELGESON FUNERAL HOME IN ROSEAU.

PHILLIP McGLOCKLIN WAS 33.




A FUNERAL SERVICE FOR DUANE ANDERSON OF WANNASKA IS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT ONE AT BETHESDA LUTHERAN CHURCH OF WANNASKA.

VISITATION IS TOMORROW EVENING (4-7 PM) WITH A SEVEN O’CLOCK PRAYER SERVICE AT HELGESON FUNERAL HOME IN ROSEAU.

DUANE ANDERSON WAS 72.




THE ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD, THIS WEEK, APPROVED A 364 THOUSAND DOLLAR BID FOR SUMMER SEAL COAT AND FOG SEAL PROJECTS.

THAT WAS THE LOWEST OF THREE BIDS, AND WAS MORE THAN FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS UNDER THE ENGINEER’S ESTIMATE FOR THE WORK.




MINNESOTA SESQUICENTENNIAL FARM APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY APRIL 3RD.

THAT’S A PROGRAM OF THE MINNESOTA FARM BUREAU, FOR FARMS THAT ARE AT LEAST ONE HUNDRED FIFTY YEARS OLD.

VERY FEW OF THOSE FARMS ARE IN NORTHERN MINNESOTA.

KRISTIN HARNER, AT THE MINNESOTA FARM BUREAU OFFICES.

ROSEAU COUNTY HAS SEVENTY-ONE CENTURY FARMS, THE OLDEST DATING BACK TO 1887.




THE NORTHERN LIGHTS CONCERT ASSOCIATION SERIES CONTINUES TONIGHT WITH RUSSIAN QUATTRO PERFORMING AT THE ROSEAU SCHOOL THEATRE. THE TWO CELLOS AND TWO VIOLINS PLAY CLASSICAL, JAZZ AND POP MUSIC.




THE NORTHWEST ANGLE EDGE RIDERS SNOWMOBILE CLUB HAS THEIR 16TH ANNUAL SNOW RALLY SATURDAY AT FLAG ISLAND RESORT.

THAT’S THE MAIN FUNDRAISER FOR THAT CLUB, WHICH GROOMS MORE THAN 130 MILES OF LAND AND LAKE TRAILS ALONG LAKE OF THE WOODS.

JOE LAURIN IS ONE OF THE BOARD MEMBERS FOR THE EDGE RIDERS CLUB.




VALLEY MEDFLIGHT HELICOPTERS (AND FIXED-WING PLANES) HAVE BEEN CARRYING PATIENTS FROM LIFECARE MEDICAL CENTER IN ROSEAU SINCE OCTOBER OF 2015. KYLE THINGVOLD OF ROSEAU SAYS THE NUMBER OF LIFEFLIGHTS IS INCREASING.

KYLE THINGVOLD SAYS VALLEY MEDFLIGHT GENERALLY TAKES PATIENTS TO HOSPITALS IN GRAND FORKS AND FARGO.