LOCAL NEWS - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017
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Posted on 04-19-2017
THIS IS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN MINNESOTA.

IN ROSEAU COUNTY, TORNADO DRILLS ARE TOMORROW AFTERNOON (1:45 PM) AND TOMORROW EVENING (6:45 PM).

THERE ARE DESIGNATED TORNADO SHELTERS IN ROSEAU, WARROAD, BADGER AND GREENBUSH.




MINNESOTA SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR IS CO-SPONSORING A BIPARTISAN SPORTSMEN’S ACT - WHICH WOULD INCREASE ACCESS TO PUBLIC LANDS FOR HUNTING AND FISHING.

KLOBUCHAR SAYS “HUNTING AND FISHING ARE MORE THAN JUST HOBBIES IN MINNESOTA” AND “THEY’RE CRITICALLY IMPORTANT TO OUR ECONOMY”.




U-CARE FOR SENIORS HAS INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS ON MEDICARE OPTIONS MAY 22ND AT THE WARROAD PUBLIC LIBRARY, JUNE 7TH AT THE AMERICINN IN BAUDETTE AND JUNE 8TH AT THE ROSEAU PUBLIC LIBRARY.




LAWMAKERS ARE BACK IN ST PAUL FOR THE FINAL FIVE WEEKS OF THE 2017 LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

REPUBLICANS CONTROL BOTH THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE; BUT SAYS REPRESENTATIVE MELISSA HORTMAN OF BROOKLYN PARK, THE DFL HOUSE LEADER.

REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS DIFFER ON WAYS TO PAY FOR TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS.




LIFECARE MEDICAL CENTER HAS A FREEDOM FROM SMOKING CLASS STARTING TOMORROW AFTERNOON (4:30 PM).

CLASSES ARE THURSDAY AFTERNOONS AT THE LIFECARE HOME HEALTH CONFERENCE ROOM IN ROSEAU.

PAULA HEDLUND HAS MORE INFORMATION (463-4301).




A ROSEAU COUNTY HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION IS SATURDAY MORNING (Eight to Noon) AT THE WARROAD CITY SHOP.

MOST TYPES OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ARE ACCEPTED, INCLUDING PAINTS AND POISONS.




THE MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE IS BACK AT WORK THIS WEEK, AFTER AN EASTER BREAK.

DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR MARK DAYTON HASN’T LOOKED FAVORABLY ON A NUMBER OF REPUBLICAN INITIATIVES, INCLUDING BUDGET PROPOSALS.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DAN FABIAN OF ROSEAU SAYS HIS PARTY WILL HAVE TO WORK WITH THE GOVERNOR.

FIVE WEEKS REMAIN IN THE 2017 LEGISLATIVE SESSION.




THE CITY OF ROSEAU HAD AN OPEN HOUSE EARLIER THIS MONTH ON A LONG RANGE PLAN FOR ITS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT.

MARCUS WATSON, AN AIRPORT PLANNER FOR K-L-J ENGINEERING, SAYS THERE IS A NEED FOR UPGRADES.

WATSON SAYS THE CITY WILL NEED MORE SAFETY FEATURES TO ENHANCE LANDINGS IN ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS.




AN ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF THE NORTHWEST MINNESOTA ARTS COUNCIL OPENS TOMORROW AT NORMAN COUNTY WEST SCHOOL IN HALSTAD.




CONNIE JOHNSON HAS A PRESENTATION ON PERU TOMORROW AT THE ROSEAU CITY CENTER,
AS PART OF THE LUNCH AT THE LIBRARY TRAVEL SERIES.




A BILL IN THE MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE WOULD ELIMINATE CONSUMER PROTECTIONS FOR A TELEPHONE SERVICE CALLED VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL (or, VOIP).

MARY JO GEORGE WITH A.A.R.P. MINNESOTA SAYS THOSE PROTECTIONS, THROUGH THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION, ARE ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT FOR OLDER MINNESOTANS.

GEORGE SAYS MANY PEOPLE MAY NOT BE AWARE THAT THEY HAVE INTERNET-BASED TELEPHONE SERVICE.




THE ROSEAU SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TOMORROW EVENING.

AMONG OTHER THINGS, THEY’LL TALK ABOUT PERSONNEL VACANCIES CREATED BY RECENT RESIGNATIONS.




THE RED RIVER FARM NETWORK REPORTS THE OUTLOOK FOR FARMERS THIS YEAR IS SIMILAR TO LAST YEAR.

ANDY SWENSON, FROM NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION, SAYS INPUT COSTS ARE COMING DOWN - BUT NOT AS QUICKLY AS CROP PRICES.




A WORKSHOP ON GROWING MUSHROOMS IS SATURDAY AFTERNOON (2-5 PM) AT THE ECKLES COMMUNITY CENTER IN BEMIDJI.




A REPORT FROM THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SAYS THE NORTHWEST PART OF THE STATE HAS RETURNED TO A MORE STABLE CONSTRUCTION CLIMATE.

THE REPORT SAYS THE NUMBER OF CONSTRUCTION JOBS (NEARLY THIRTEEN THOUSAND IN THE 3RD QUARTER OF EACH OF THE PAST THREE YEARS) IS ALMOST THE SAME AS IN 2001, JUST BEFORE A HOUSING BUBBLE IN NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA.