LOCAL NEWS - TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017
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Posted on 03-14-2017
A HOUSE FIRE EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING NEAR BADGER HAS KILLED A MAN.

THE CALL CAME IN JUST BEFORE FOUR A.M. THE BADGER AND GREENBUSH FIRE DEPARTMENTS RESPONDED, ALONG WITH THE GREENBUSH AMBULANCE.

THE MAN WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE; AN ADULT FEMALE AND JUVENILE MALE ESCAPED WITHOUT INJURY.

THE FIRE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL’S OFFICE.




THE ROSEAU SCHOOL BOARD, LAST NIGHT, RECOGNIZED 8TH GRADER KYLE BULEY FOR HIS PARTICIPATION IN A STATE MATH COUNTS COMPETITION RECOGNIZED JENNY COLE AS PART OF SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER WEEK; JENNY COLE HAS WORKED FOR THE ROSEAU SCHOOL DISTRICT SINCE 2012 AND RECOGNIZED THE SECTION 8AA GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH AND ASSISTANT COACH OF YEAR - THE RAMS’ KELSEY DIDRIKSON AND ISAAC ERICKSON.




THE MINNESOTA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HAS APPROVED A BILL WHICH WOULD SPEND NEARLY FOUR HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS EVERY TWO YEARS IN A STATE HEALTH RE-INSURANCE PROGRAM.

REPUBLICAN STATE REPRESENTATIVE DAN FABIAN OF ROSEAU. THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET ESTIMATES THE PROPOSAL WOULD REDUCE PREMIUMS ON THE INDIVIDUAL HEALTH INSURANCE MARKET BY ABOUT EIGHTEEN PERCENT.

GOVERNOR MARK DAYTON IS INSTEAD PROPOSING AN OPTION FOR BUYING INTO THE STATE’S MINNESOTA-CARE PROGRAM.




THE WANNASKA COMMUNITY CENTER HAS ITS ANNUAL MEETING MONDAY EVENING (7 PM).




THE ROSEAU FOUR SEASONS SENIOR CENTER HAS AN AFTERNOON OF MUSIC SUNDAY (2 PM), WITH LOCAL MUSICIANS.

THERE’S NO CHARGE AND THERE IS A POTLUCK NAPKIN LUNCH.




RENVILLE COUNTY COMMISSIONER BOB FOX TESTIFIED ON BEHALF OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES BEFORE A U.S. HOUSE AGRICULTURE SUBCOMMITTEE LAST WEEK, SAYING THAT BROADBAND, ROADS AND FREIGHT ACCESS ARE ALL CRITICAL NEEDS FOR RURAL AMERICA.




A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR FORMER ROSEAU RESIDENT DAVID HAGEN IS THIS MORNING AT ELEVEN AT WEST FUNERAL HOME IN WEST FARGO. VISITATION IS AN HOUR PRIOR.

DAVID HAGEN WAS 74.

HE SERVED AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ROSEAU AREA HOSPITAL DISTRICT FOR TWENTY-TWO YEARS, FROM 1982 TO 2004.




MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR ELAINE SWENSON OF ROSEAU ARE FRIDAY MORNING AT ELEVEN AT MOE LUTHERAN CHURCH IN ROSEAU.

VISITATION IS THURSDAY EVENING (5-7 PM) WITH A SEVEN O’CLOCK PRAYER SERVICE AT HELGESON FUNERAL HOME IN ROSEAU.

ELAINE SWENSON WAS 68.




THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES OWNS TWENTY-FOUR PERCENT OF THE LAND IN ROSEAU COUNTY, ACCORDING TO A D.N.R. MAP RELEASED EARLIER THIS YEAR.

ONLY KOOCHICHING, LAKE OF THE WOODS, BELTRAMI AND AITKIN COUNTIES HAVE A GREATER PERCENTAGE OF STATE LAND.

FIFTY-FOUR PERCENT OF KOOCHICHING COUNTY IS OWNED BY THE STATE OF MINNESOTA; THAT FIGURE IS THIRTY-EIGHT PERCENT IN LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY.




FREE LEGAL HELP IS AVAILABLE WEEKLY IN ROSEAU COUNTY, THROUGH MOORHEAD-BASED NORTHWEST LEGAL SERVICES.

PAM SHAW IS ROSEAU COUNTY’S DISTRICT COURT ADMINISTRATOR.




A SPAGHETTI FUNDRAISER FOR ROSEAU’S STATE TOURNAMENT-BOUND 12U GIRLS HOCKEY TEAM IS THIS EVENING (5-7 PM) AT GENE’S IN ROSEAU.




THE ROSEAU VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS FIVE NEW FIREFIGHTERS IN THE FOLD, AND IS CONSIDERING BUYING A NEW FIRE TRUCK.

FORMER FIRE CHIEF JEFF BALLARD WAS ASKED ABOUT OTHER FUTURE EQUIPMENT UPGRADES.

BALLARD TOLD THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL THAT THE CITY OF BADGER IS INTERESTED IN BUYING ROSEAU’S OLD FIRE TRUCK.




A POLAR PLUNGE, TO SUPPORT WARROAD SPECIAL OLYMPICS EVENTS, IS SATURDAY AT THE OLD FIRE HALL DOCKS IN WARROAD.




AS CONGRESS DEBATES CHANGES TO THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, A.A.R.P./MINNESOTA ISN’T EXCITED ABOUT A PROPOSAL WHICH COULD TURN MEDICARE INTO A VOUCHER SYSTEM .

SETH BOFFELI IS THE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR FOR A.A.R.P./ MINNESOTA.