LOCAL NEWS - THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017

Posted on 04-06-2017
MINNESOTA GOVERNOR MARK DAYTON’S FUNDING PROPOSALS FOR E-12 EDUCATION IN MINNESOTA ARE LARGER THAN PROPOSALS IN BOTH THE STATE SENATE AND STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

DAYTON IS PROPOSING AN ADDITIONAL 652 THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR ROSEAU; THE SENATE PROPOSES 377 THOUSAND, AND THE HOUSE 341 THOUSAND DOLLARS.

IN WARROAD, THE GOVERNOR IS PROPOSING AN ADDITIONAL 568 THOUSAND; THE SENATE 351 THOUSAND, AND THE HOUSE 239 THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE THREE BUDGET PLANS IS SIMILAR IN THE BADGER AND GREENBUSH-MIDDLE RIVER SCHOOL DISTRICTS.




THE SHOPKO-HOMETOWN STORE IN ROSEAU REPORTED A WATER MAIN BREAK YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, WHICH PROMPTED MANAGEMENT TO CLOSE THE STORE FOR THE DAY. NO NEW INFORMATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED AT THIS TIME, AND THE MANAGEMENT AT SHOPKO APOLOGIZES FOR THE INCONVENIENCE AND THANKS THE COMMUNITY FOR THEIR PATIENCE.




A ROSEAU NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY BLOOD DRIVE, HELD LAST WEEK, HAD SEVENTY-TWO VOLUNTEERS; INCLUDING THIRTY-TWO FIRST TIME VOLUNTEERS.




THE MOE LUTHERAN CHURCH YOUTH WILL BE SELLING COFFEE, COOKIES AND WATER AT TONIGHT’S NORTHERN LIGHTS CONCERT ASSOCIATION PERFORMANCE AT THE ROSEAU SCHOOL THEATRE.




FLAGS ACROSS THE STATE AND COUNTRY WILL BE FLOWN AT HALF-STAFF TODAY IN HONOR OF THE LATE ASTRONAUT AND DECORATED MEMBER OF THE U.S. MILITARY JOHN GLENN. HE PASSED AWAY DECEMBER 8 OF LAST YEAR AT THE AGE OF 95.




WARROAD’S BILL CHRISTIAN WILL BE INDUCTED INTO THE IDEA HALL OF FAME ON APRIL 25 AT THE IDEA COMPETITION AWARDS BANQUET IN BEMIDJI.

HIS CHRISTIAN BROTHERS, INC. BUSINESS PARTNERS ROGER CHRISTIAN AND HAL BAKKE WILL BE INDUCTED POSTHUMOUSLY.




MINNESOTA STATE AUDITOR REBECCA OTTO, IN AN INTERVIEW WITH IN-FORUM NEWS SERVICE, SAYS ROSEAU COUNTY’S FINANCIAL AUDIT MUST BE DONE AGAIN.

ROSEAU COUNTY’S CONTRACTED AUDITOR, COLLEEN HOFFMAN (WITH HOFFMAN, PHILLIPS AND KNUTSON OF THIEF RIVER FALLS) SAYS THAT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

THE ANNUAL AUDIT IN ROSEAU COUNTY COSTS ABOUT TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THE STATE AUDITOR’S OFFICE HAS OVERSIGHT OVER PRIVATELY CONDUCTED AUDITS IN COUNTIES.




THE WALKING TRACK AT THE ROSEAU ELEMENTARY GYM IS CLOSED TODAY FROM THREE TO EIGHT P.M.; BECAUSE THERE IS A VOCAL ENSEMBLE CONTEST IN THAT GYM.




SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH HOSTS HAM BINGO SUNDAY EVENING (7 PM).




THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL, THIS WEEK, APPROVED ADOPTION OF THE ROSEAU COUNTY ALL-HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN.

THE COUNCIL ALSO HEARD THAT A MUNICIPAL LIQUOR STORE EXPANSION PROJECT HAS BEEN ADVERTISED FOR BIDS.




FUNERAL SEREVICES FOR THILDA JANOUSEK OF GREENBUSH WILL BE HELD TOMORROW MORNING AT ELEVEN AT OILAND LUTHERAN CHURCH OF RURAL GREENBUSH. VISITATION WILL BE AFTER 6 PM THIS EVENING, FOLLOWED BY A SEVEN O’CLOCK PRAYER SERVICE AT THE CHURCH, AS WELL AS ONE HOUR PRIOR TO THE SERVICE.

THILDA JANOUSEK DIED MONDAY AT THE AGE OF 77.




A FUNERAL SERVICE FOR BERNICE HARDER OF WARROAD WILL BE HELD TOMORROW AFTERNOON AT TWO AT ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH IN WARROAD. VISITATION IS THIS EVENING FROM 5-7 PM WITH A PRAYER SERVICE AT 6:30 PM.

BERNICE HARDER PASSED AWAY TUESDAY AT THE AGE OF 89.




OUR REDEEMER’S LUTHERAN CHURCH IN BADGER HAS A SPRING WALLEYE FISH FRY TOMORROW EVENING (4-7 PM).




THE ROSEAU SCHOOL BOARD, LAST WEEK, APPROVED THE HIRES OF ERIC SCHINDLER AS A FULL-TIME CLEANING PERSON; AND JUDY OTTO AS A PART-TIME FOOD SERVICE EMPLOYEE.




THE MINNESOTA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES INTRODUCED THE MINNESOTA SECURE CHOICE RETIREMENT ACT, LABELED AS A REAL SOLUTION TO ADDRESS THE UNCERTAINTY REGARDING SAVING FOR RETIREMENT.

ST. PAUL SENATOR SANDY PAPPAS SAYS THAT THE MINNESOTA SECURE RETIREMENT ACT WOULD OFFER TWO DIFFERENT OPTIONS FOR EMPLOYERS WHO DON’T CURRENTLY HAVE A RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN FOR EMPLOYEES.




THE MALUNG COMMUNITY CENTER HOSTS A POTATO DUMPLING SUPPER SUNDAY EVENING (4:30-7 PM). PROCEEDS GO TOWARD UPKEEP AND COMMUNITY EVENTS AT THE MALUNG COMMUNITY CENTER.




THE ROSEAU COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY HAS ITS 90TH ANNUAL MEETING AND BANQUETS THIS EVENING AT THE ROSEAU CITY CENTER.




THE APRIL LUNCH AT THE ROSEAU PUBLIC LIBRARY TRAVEL SERIES STARTS TODAY WITH DAWN JOHNSON ON TAJIKISTAN AND KYRGYZSTAN.