LOCAL NEWS - THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017
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Posted on 04-20-2017
GUARDIAN PEST CONTROL WAS AT THE ROSEAU ELEMENTARY SCHOOL YESTERDAY EVENING, DEALING WITH A SMALL INFESTATION OF AMERICAN COCKROACHES (WHICH ARE NOT NATIVE TO MINNESOTA).

SUPERINTENDENT LARRY GUGGISBERG SAID THE ROACHES WERE FOUND MONDAY EVENING; AND WERE IDENTIFIED THE NEXT MORNING BY SCIENCE TEACHER JEFF SWANSON.




CROOKSTON SCHOOL DISTRICT VOTERS OVERWHELMINGLY DEFEATED THREE BUILDING PROJECT REFERENDUMS TUESDAY.

87% OF THOSE VOTERS WERE OPPOSED TO A THREE MILLION DOLLAR ATHLETIC COMPLEX, INCLUDING A FOOTBALL AND SOCCER FIELD, 86% OPPOSED A NEARLY FIVE MILLION DOLLAR GYMNASIUM AND MUSIC ROOM AND 73% SAID NO TO A THREE-POINT-FOUR MILLION DOLLAR BUS GARAGE.




THIS IS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN MINNESOTA.

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




ROSEAU HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS ARE AT MOE LUTHERAN CHURCH TOMORROW A YOUTH FRONTIERS RETREAT.

ROSEAU HIGH SCHOOL PROM IS SATURDAY EVENING.




THE ROSEAU SCHOOL BOARD MEETS THIS EVENING.




THE WANNASKA LIONS CLUB HAS A PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER SUNDAY (8-1) AT THE WANNASKA COMMUNITY CENTER.

PROCEEDS WILL BE USED TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES.




SEVEN MINNESOTANS WERE INTRODUCED AS NEW MEMBERS OF THE MINNESOTA F.F.A. HALL OF FAME AT A CONFERENCE IN MARCH.

AMONG THOSE SEVEN IS MINNESOTA AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER DAVE FREDERICKSON, WHO WAS IN ROSEAU RECENTLY AS PART OF A MINNESOTA FARMERS UNION TOUR OF THE STATE.

FREDERICKSON SAYS HE’S CONCERNED ABOUT THE CURRENT ECONOMIC SITUATION FACING FARMERS.




THE ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD, LAST WEEK, MET WITH ROSEAU RIVER WATERSHED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TRACY HALSTENSGARD, AND BOARD MEMBERS TONY WENSLOFF AND JASON BRAATEN.

THE WATERSHED CURRENTLY HAS FOUR PROJECTS IN VARIOUS STAGES OF PLANNING OR CONSTRUCTION, INCLUDING THE WHITNEY LAKE PROJECT AT THE WESTERN END OF ROSEAU COUNTY.

JASON BRAATEN SAYS A POOL THREE OUTLET PROJECT IN THE ROSEAU RIVER WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA SHOULD BE COMPLETED THIS SUMMER.




ROSEAU COUNTY RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT TUESDAY AFTERNOON (April 25/ 2 PM) AT ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH IN WARROAD.




CONNIE JOHNSON OF ROSEAU HAS A PRESENTATION ON PERU TODAY (Noon) AS PART OF THE ROSEAU LUNCH AT THE LIBRARY TRAVEL SERIES.

THE FINAL PRESENTATION IN THE SERIES IS NEXT THURSDAY, WITH JOE McDONNELL ON IRELAND.




A MINNESOTA HISTORY THEATRE MUSICAL CALLED “SISTERS OF SWING: THE STORY OF THE ANDREWS SISTERS” IS PERFORMED SUNDAY EVENING (7 PM) AT THE ROSEAU SCHOOL THEATRE.

IT’S PRESENTED BY THE ROSEAU AREA ARTS ASSOCIATION AND ROSEAU COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT LARRY GUGGISBERG SAYS THERE IS PLENTY OF ACTIVITY AT THE THEATRE.




A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR HELENE FORNEY OF SILVER BAY, MINNESOTA IS MAY 5TH (2 PM) AT THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST IN BAUDETTE.

HELENE FORNEY DIED IN TWO HARBORS IN DECEMBER AT AGE 99.




THE ROSEAU/ OAK CREST GOLF COURSE ANNUAL MEETING IS A WEEK FROM TOMORROW (April 28/ 7:30 PM).




MINNESOTA GOVERNOR MARK DAYTON WILL HOLD A SERIES OF WATER QUALITY TOWN HALL MEETINGS STARTING THIS SUMMER ACROSS THE STATE.

THERE ARE MEETINGS IN CROOKSTON AND BEMIDJI IN SEPTEMBER.




REPUBLICANS IN THE MINNESOTA HOUSE ARE ENCOURAGED BY THE WORDS OF GOVERNOR MARK DAYTON THIS WEEK, WHO SAID HE IS LIKELY TO AGREE TO A REPUBLICAN-SPONSORED PLAN TO USE EXISTING DOLLARS FOR ROADS AND BRIDGES.

PAUL TORKELSON OF HANSKA IS CHAIR OF THE HOUSE TRANSPORTATION FINANCE COMMITTEE.