LOCAL NEWS - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017
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Posted on 04-05-2017
THE CITY OF ROSEAU RECEIVED TWO BIDS TO COMPLETE PHASE ONE OF THE SOUTH RIVERVIEW PARK PROJECT.

THE PRICE WAS LOWER THAN A PREVIOUS BID PROPOSAL, BUT STILL HIGHER THAN CITY OFFICIALS EXPECTED.

THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED THE LOW BID OF THE SCOTT JOHNSON COMPANIES OF WARROAD.

THAT PROJECT, WHICH INCLUDES A SPLASH PARK, IS EXPECTED TO BE DONE BY LATE JUNE.




THE RED RIVER FARM NETWORK REPORTS TITAN MACHINERY ENDED ITS FISCAL YEAR WITH REVENUES OF ONE POINT TWO BILLION DOLLARS; DOWN ABOUT TWO HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS FROM 2015.

TITAN RECENTLY ANNOUNCED THE CLOSING OF FOUR OF ITS STORES, INCLUDING ONE IN THIEF RIVER FALLS.




A 33RD ANNUAL FIDDLERS CONTEST IS SATURDAY AT PILLAGER, MINNESOTA.

AMONG THE FIDDLERS IS EIGHTY-ONE YEAR OLD GILMORE LEE OF THE TWIN CITIES; HE’S A ROSS NATIVE.




A SPRING FISH FRY IS FRIDAY EVENING (4-7 PM) AT OUR REDEEMER’S LUTHERAN CHURCH IN BADGER.




A POTATO DUMPLING SUPPER IS SUNDAY EVENING (4:30-7 PM) AT THE MALUNG COMMUNITY CENTER.




THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IS TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR ITS RURAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM THROUGH APRIL 14TH.

THE GRANTS ARE AIMED AT THE DEVELOPMENT OR EXPANSION OF BUSINESSES IN RURAL AREAS WITH FEWER THAN FIFTY EMPLOYEES AND LESS THAN A MILLION DOLLARS IN GROSS REVENUES.




THE ROSEAU HIGH SCHOOL FIRST ROBOTICS TEAM IS AT AN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION IN MINNEAPOLIS THIS WEEK.

PAUL GRAFSTROM AND ANDY LUNDBOHM ARE THE COACHES; LUNDBOHM SAYS THE GOAL IS ENCOURAGING MORE INTEREST IN “STEM” CLASSES.




THE FINAL SHOW OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS CONCERT ASSOCIATION SERIES IS TOMORROW EVENING AT THE ROSEAU SCHOOL THEATRE; FEATURING DAVE BENNETT AND AMERICA’S ROOTS OF POP.

BENNETT HAS BEEN AN AMERICAN TRAVELER IN HIS CAREER.




A FUNERAL SERVICE FOR BERNICE HARDER OF WARROAD IS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT TWO AT ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH IN WARROAD. VISITATION IS TOMORROW EVENING (5-7 PM) WITH A 6:30 PM PRAYER SERVICE. BERNICE HARDER WAS 89.




FUNERAL SERVICES FOR THILDA JANOUSEK OF GREENBUSH ARE FRIDAY MORNING AT ELEVEN AT OILAND LUTHERAN CHURCH OF RURAL GREENBUSH. VISITATION IS TOMORROW EVENING, AFTER SIX, WITH A SEVEN P.M. PRAYER SERVICE AT THE CHURCH. THILDA JANOUSEK WAS 77.




ABOUT SIXTY PEOPLE WERE AT THE ROSEAU CITY CENTER LAST NIGHT FOR A TOWN HALL MEETING ON CHANGES TO THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM IN THE CITY.

THE CITY IS REQUIRED TO APPROVE AN INCORRECT FLOODPLAIN MAP BY APRIL 19TH, AND A LETTER OF MAP REVISION WON’T BE IN EFFECT UNTIL JULY 31ST (AT THE EARLIEST); MEANING NEARLY TWO HUNDRED BUSINESS AND HOME OWNERS WHO DON’T CURRENTLY NEED FLOOD INSURANCE WILL HAVE TO PURCHASE IT FOR THAT THREE MONTH PERIOD.

MARK PETERSON IS AT THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY OFFICE IN CHICAGO.

MAYOR JEFF PELOWSKI CALLED IT RIDICULOUS THAT SEVERAL HUNDRED PEOPLE WEREN’T REQUIRED TO HAVE FLOOD INSURANCE WHEN THE EAST DIVERSION DIDN’T EXIST; BUT NOW THAT THE CITY HAS PERMANENT FLOOD PROTECTION, THEY WILL BE REQUIRED TO BUY THAT INSURANCE.




87 YEAR OLD ARVIN DAHL OF MIDDLE RIVER WAS KILLED IN A CRASH WITH A MACK SEMI-TRUCK YESTERDAY MORNING NEAR THIEF RIVER FALLS, WHEN HE APPARENTLY FAILED TO YIELD TO THE TRACTOR (DRIVEN BY 62 YEAR OLD DAVID LOE OF BROWERVILLE, MINNESOTA). THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED ON HIGHWAY 59.

A PASSENGER IN THE DAHL VEHICLE, 87 YEAR OLD MARVEL DAHL OF MIDDLE RIVER, WAS TAKEN TO A THIEF RIVER FALLS HOSPITAL WITH LIFE THREATENING INJURIES.




SPRING BURNING RESTRICTIONS GO INTO EFFECT MONDAY IN ROSEAU COUNTY; AS WELL AS KITTSON, MARSHALL, PENNINGTON AND NORTH BELTRAMI COUNTIES.