LOCAL NEWS - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017
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Posted on 03-15-2017
THE ROSEAU SCHOOL BOARD, THIS WEEK, HEARD THAT ABOUT HALF OF THE FORTY-THREE SCHOOLS IN A NORTHWEST HEALTH INSURANCE POOL WILL NOT SEE A PREMIUM INCREASE NEXT YEAR; BUT SOME WILL GET PREMIUM INCREASES OF AS MUCH AS 39 PERCENT.
THE ROSEAU DISTRICT HAS ABOUT ONE HUNDRED EMPLOYEES IN THAT INSURANCE POOL.



THE RED RIVER VALLEY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION HAS IT’S 79TH ANNUAL HONOR BANQUET MARCH 25TH AT THE UNIVERSITY of MINNESOTA/CROOKSTON.
AMONG THE HONOREES ARE MIKE AND KAREN HAGEN OF ROSEAU COUNTY AND VERN AND JUDY BAHR OF HUMBOLDT, IN KITTSON COUNTY.



THE RED RIVER FARM NETWORK REPORTS WINTER WHEAT ACRES ARE DOWN, BUT THAT BAYER FIELD AGRONOMIST JUSTIN NIELSON EXPECTS AN INCREASE IN SPRING WHEAT ACRES THIS YEAR.



THIRTY-ONE YEAR OLD KYLE ROULAND OF GONVICK WAS KILLED IN A ONE CAR CRASH YESTERDAY MORNING, JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT, ON HIGHWAY 92 EAST OF GULLY. ROULAND’S CAR WAS WESTBOUND, WENT OFF THE ROAD, AND ROLLED.



LIEUTENANT BRAD NORLAND, FROM THE MINNESOTA STATE PATROL, WAS AT YESTERDAY’S ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD MEETING. NORLAND SPOKE ON THE TOWARD ZERO DEATHS INITIATIVE, WHICH HAS BEEN IN PLACE SINCE 2003; HE SAID DISTRACTED DRIVING IS A MAJOR CONCERN. SEATBELT USAGE IN NORTHWEST MINNESOTA IS NOW AT JUST OVER EIGHTY PERCENT; BUT THERE WERE TWELVE DEATHS ON NORTHWEST MINNESOTA ROADS IN THE LAST SIX MONTHS OF LAST YEAR.



EMERGENCY RESPONDERS WERE AT THE SCENE OF A BARN FIRE NEAR SALOL EARLY THIS MORNING.
SIRENS SOUNDED IN ROSEAU BEFORE FIVE A.M.



THE N.C.A.A. WOMEN’S HOCKEY FROZEN FOURS START FRIDAY; THE DIVISION ONE TOURNAMENT IS IN ST LOUIS, WITH MINNESOTA PLAYING CLARKSON; AND TOP SEED WISCONSIN AGAINST BOSTON COLLEGE.

THE DIVISION THREE TOURNAMENT MATCHES GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS (OF MINNESOTA) AND ADRIAN; AND NORWICH VERSUS PLATTSBURGH STATE.
ROSEAU’S ADELLE MURPHY IS A SENIOR CAPTAIN AT NORWICH.



EXPLORE MINNESOTA TOURISM HAS RELEASED NUMBERS FROM 2015 WHICH SHOW ELEVEN PERCENT OF PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYMENT IN THE STATE IS IN LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY JOBS; AND THAT GROSS SALES RELATED TO TOURISM WERE MORE THAN FOURTEEN BILLION DOLLARS TWO YEARS AGO.
IN ROSEAU COUNTY, TOURISM ACCOUNTED FOR NEARLY TWENTY MILLION DOLLARS IN GROSS SALES; AND 360 JOBS.

DAVE BERGMAN, FROM THE EXPLORE MINNESOTA TOURISM THIEF RIVER FALLS OFFICE, SAYS IT’S BEEN A GOOD WINTER FOR TOURISM IN NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA. TOURISM IN LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY IN 2015 ACCOUNTED FOR NEARLY THIRTY-MILLION DOLLARS IN GROSS SALES; AND FIVE HUNDRED JOBS.



A PANCAKE BREAKFAST BENEFIT FOR WAYNE CHRISTIANSON IS SUNDAY (8-1) AT THE WANNASKA COMMUNITY CENTER. IT’S SPONSORED BY THE WANNASKA LIONS CLUB.



THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL HAS SCHEDULED A PUBLIC HEARING FOR NEXT MONTH ON A PROPOSED ORDINANCE CHANGE FOR ABANDONED, UNLICENSED AND INOPERABLE VEHICLES. THEY ARE CURRENTLY HANDLED UNDER THE CITY’S NUISANCE ORDINANCE. THE NEW LANGUAGE WOULD CLARIFY THE ORDINANCE TO GIVE BETTER DIRECTION TO THE ROSEAU POLICE DEPARTMENT.



THE ROSEAU HIGH SCHOOL KNOWLEDGE BOWL TEAM IS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION TODAY IN THIEF RIVER FALLS. THE TOP FOUR TEAMS ADVANCE TO STATE.



REPORTS FROM TWO GROUPS SUGGEST IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY’S CLEAN POWER PLAN COULD MAKE MINNESOTA MANUFACTURERS MORE COMPETITIVE.