LOCAL NEWS - WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017
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Posted on 07-05-2017
AMERICANS CELEBRATED INDEPENDENCE DAY TUESDAY, THE 4th OF JULY.

FOUR POLITICAL SCIENTISTS HAVE DONE SURVEYS OF POLITICAL SCHOLARS ON THE QUALITY OF DEMOCRACY IN THE UNITED STATES.

JOHN CAREY, FROM DARTMOUTH COLLEGE, SAYS THERE IS STRONG CONFIDENCE IN THE BASIC FRAMEWORK OF DEMOCRACY, BUT.

CAREY SAYS FREE SPEECH AND ELECTIONS ARE AMONG THE AREAS THOSE POLITICAL SCHOLARS CONSIDER WELL-PRESERVED.




THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SAYS CORN ACREAGE IS NEARLY NINETY-ONE MILLION ACRES; SOYBEAN ACREAGE IS AT A RECORD EIGHTY-NINE MILLION; BUT SPRING WHEAT ACRES ARE DOWN.

THE RED RIVER FARM NETWORK REPORTS SUNFLOWER ACRES ARE THE LOWEST SINCE 1976, BUT CANOLA IS TWENTY-SIX PERCENT OVER LAST YEAR.

CANADIAN FARMERS PLANTED NEARLY TWENTY-THREE MILLION ACRES OF CANOLA, THE BIGGEST CANOLA CROP IN CANADIAN HISTORY.




THE ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD, LAST WEEK, APPROVED SHERIFF STEVE GUST SELLING FOUR SQUAD CARS, WHICH HAVE BEEN IN SERVICE SINCE 2009.




ROSEAU’S TAYLOR OKESON RECENTLY GRADUATED FROM OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY IN ENGLAND.

TAYLOR OKESON DID HER UNDERGRADUATE WORK AT ST. SCHOLASTICA IN DULUTH.




A POLARIS GOLF SCRAMBLE IS SATURDAY AT OAK CREST GOLF COURSE IN ROSEAU.

PROCEEDS FROM THE TOURNAMENT GO TO THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’S RELAY FOR LIFE.




NORTHWEST COMMUNITY ACTION OF BADGER WAS RECENTLY AWARDED A LIVE WELL AT HOME GRANT BY THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.

THE INTENTION OF THE RESPITE TRAINING IS KEEPING OLDER ADULTS OUT OF EXPENSIVE LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES AS LONG AS POSSIBLE.

NANCY ANACABE WAS THE COORDINATOR FOR THAT NORTHWEST COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM.




CHRISTIAN RECORDING ARTIST PHIL STACEY, A FORMER FINALIST ON AMERICAN IDOL, IS IN CONCERT TONIGHT (7 PM) AT THE NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH WEST OF WARROAD.




U.S. SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR IS IN BAUDETTE TODAY, MEETING WITH BUSINESS LEADERS.

SHE’LL BE AT BORDER VIEW LODGE THIS AFTERNOON, TALKING WITH RESORT OWNERS AND LAKE OF THE WOODS TOURISM BOARD MEMBERS ABOUT A PILOT PROGRAM WHICH WOULD REPLACE THE OUTLYING AREA REPORTING STATION PHONES - USED FOR CROSSING THE U.S./ CANADA BORDER.

SHE’LL BE IN RANIER LATER THIS AFTERNOON, TALKING ABOUT WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES.




FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LILA ANDERSON OF GREENBUSH ARE FRIDAY MORNING AT ELEVEN AT BETHEL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF GREENBUSH.

VISITATION IS TOMORROW EVENING AFTER SIX, WITH A SEVEN O’CLOCK PRAYER SERVICE AT THE CHURCH.

LILA ANDERSON WAS 82.




A FUNERAL SERVICE FOR RAY ELIASON OF ROSEAU IS FRIDAY MORNING AT ELEVEN AT MOE LUTHERAN CHURCH IN ROSEAU. VISITATION IS TOMORROW EVENING (5-7 PM) WITH A SEVEN O’CLOCK PRAYER SERVICE AT HELGESON FUNERAL HOME IN ROSEAU. MILITARY RITES ARE BY THE ROSEAU MEMORIAL HONOR GUARD.

RAY ELIASON WAS 92.