LOCAL NEWS - MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017
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Posted on 03-20-2017
ROSEAU’S GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM ARE STATE CHAMPIONS.

THE RAMS BEAT SAUK CENTRE 75-64 SATURDAY TO WIN THE SCHOOL’S FIRST-EVER STATE BASKETBALL TROPHY.

COACH KELSEY DIDRIKSON’S RAMS COMPLETED A PERFECT 32-0 SEASON. ROSEAU HAS WON SEVEN STATE BOYS HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS, AS WELL AS STATE TITLES IN GIRLS GOLF (TWICE) AND GIRLS TRACK.




THREE MEMBERS OF A KOOCHICHING COUNTY AMBULANCE SERVICE WERE TAKEN TO A BIGFORK HOSPITAL WITH NON-LIFE THREATENING INJURIES EARLY SATURDAY MORNING, AFTER THEIR AMBULANCE HIT A PATCH OF ICE ON HIGHWAY 71 AND WENT OFF THE ROAD.

THE DRIVER WAS 26 YEAR OLD KYLE KENNEDY OF BIG FALLS; ALSO IN THE VEHICLE WERE AMBULANCE PERSONNEL 52 YEAR OLD SAMUEL HEGE OF LITTLEFORK, AND 52 YEAR OLD TWILA HEGE OF LITTLEFORK.

THE THREE WERE ON THEIR WAY TO A CALL.




A UNITED NATIONS REPORT SAYS NORWAY IS THE HAPPIEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, FOLLOWED BY DENMARK, ICELAND, SWITZERLAND, FINLAND, THE NETHERLANDS AND CANADA. THE UNITED STATES IS 14TH ON THAT LIST.




YESTERDAY’S GRAND FORKS HERALD HAS A STORY (AND PICTURES) IN THE OUTDOORS SECTION ON WARROAD’S CHUCK LINDNER, WHO RODE HIS FAT-TIRE BIKE FOR SIX-AND-A-HALF DAYS AND 350 MILES OF THE IDITAROD SLED DOG ROUTE IN ALASKA.

LINDNER HAS COMPETED IN NUMEROUS EXTREME BIKING ENDURANCE EVENTS IN MINNESOTA.




A FUNERAL SERVICE FOR SHELLY DOKKEN OF ROSEAU IS THIS MORNING AT ELEVEN AT ROSE FREE LUTHERAN CHURCH, WEST OF ROSEAU.

SHELLY DOKKEN WAS 43.




A FUNERAL SERVICE FOR ESTHER PERRINE OF MARYSVILLE, WASHINGTON (AND FORMERLY OF BADGER) IS THIS AFTERNOON AT FOUR AT ROSE FREE LUTHERAN CHURCH, WEST OF ROSEAU.

BURIAL IS AT BADGER CITY CEMETERY.

ESTHER PERRINE WAS 75.




FUNERAL SERVICES FOR DONALD THOMPSON OF GREENBUSHY ARE THIS MORNING AT ELEVEN AT OILAND LUTHERAN CHURCH OF RURAL GREENBUSH.

VISITATION IS AN HOUR PRIOR.

DONALD THOMPSON WAS 83.




A PRIVATE FAMILY GRAVESIDE SERVICE FOR RICHARD LINDGREN OF ROOSEVELT WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE.

RICHARD LINDGREN WAS 86.




THE ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD, LAST WEEK, RESOLVED TO OPPOSE THE EXISTING MINNESOTA BUFFER STRIP RULES.

THE BOARD IS JOINING OTHER NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA COUNTIES IN ASKING FOR ALTERNATIVES TO THE UNFUNDED MANDATE.




THE ROSEAU COMMUNITY EDUCATION ADVISORY COUNCIL, LAST WEEK, HEARD THAT THE ROSEAU SCHOOL HOPES TO HAVE ITS WADING POOL AND HOT TUB REPAIRED IN APRIL.




SHERRY NELSON’S ROSEAU 6TH GRADE CLASS HAS UNDERTAKEN A PROJECT THE PAST FEW MONTHS, SENDING AN OLD SERIES OF READING CURRICULUM BOOKS TO A CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IN RWANDA.

NELSON SAYS ONE HUNDRED SIXTY STUDENTS AT THAT SCHOOL HAVE ALREADY BEEN HELPED.

THE ROSEAU ELEMENTARY SCHOOL REPLACED ITS READING SERIES THIS PAST FALL.




THE WANNASKA COMMUNITY CENTER HAS ITS ANNUAL MEETING THIS EVENING; SUPPER IS AT SIX, AND THE MEETING IS AT SEVEN.




THE ROSEAU COMMUNITY BAND STARTS PRACTICE SESSIONS THIS EVENING.

HIGH SCHOOL BAND DIRECTOR LANCE DuBAY STARTED THAT ADULT GROUP LAST SPRING.

THE BAND, WHICH HAD ABOUT THREE DOZEN MEMBERS LAST SPRING, PRACTICES MONDAY EVENINGS; WITH A CONCERT PLANNED FOR MAY 22ND.




THE ROSEAU COUNTY EXTENSION COMMITTEE MEETS THIS AFTERNOON.




DARK HOUSES, FISH HOUSES AND PORTABLE SHELTERS MUST BE OFF INLAND LAKES TODAY.

THE FISH HOUSE REMOVAL DEADLINE ON MINNESOTA/ CANADA BORDER WATERS IS MARCH 31ST.




THE MEN OF OUR REDEEMER’S LUTHERAN CHURCH OF BADGER SERVE A PANCAKE BRUNCH SUNDAY MORNING, WITH PROCEEDS GOING TO THE INSTITUTE OF LUTHERAN THEOLOGY.




‘WIC’ CLINICS ARE TODAY IN WARREN, TOMORROW IN KARLSTAD, AND WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AT LIFECARE MEDICAL CENTER IN ROSEAU.




WITH TAX DAY NOW FOUR WEEKS AWAY, THE A.A.R.P. FOUNDATION HAS VOLUNTEERS AVAILABLE FOR TAX PREPARATION HELP.

JAY HAAPALA, WITH A.A.R.P. MINNESOTA, SAYS THOSE VOLUNTEERS HELP THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE EACH YEAR.

THERE ARE MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED FIFTY TAX-AIDE SITES IN THE STATE, INCLUDING SEVERAL IN ROSEAU COUNTY.