LOCAL NEWS - WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2017
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Posted on 07-12-2017
THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL, THIS WEEK, HELD A PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE PROPOSED VACATION OF A SHORT SEGMENT OF 4TH STREET NORTHEAST, WHICH DEAD-ENDS AT THE ROSEAU RIVER.

VACATING THAT STREET WOULD ALLOW FOR RESIDENTIAL EXPANSION, BUT AN ATTORNEY FOR AN ADJACENT PROPERTY OWNER (WHO IS OPPOSED) SAYS THERE IS A PUBLIC PURPOSE FOR THAT LAND. THE ATTORNEY ALSO SAID HIS CLIENT WANTS TO BE GUARANTEED INGRESS AND EGRESS TO 3RD AVENUE NORTHEAST, IF THE CITY VACATES THE STREET.

THERE ARE SEVERAL UN-RESOLVED QUESTIONS, SO THE COUNCIL ADDED THE ISSUE TO ITS AUGUST AGENDA.




THE CITY OF ROSEAU HAS BEEN NOTIFIED BY THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY THAT THE FLOODPLAIN COMMENT PERIOD ENDED LAST WEEK; AND THE CITY WILL RECEIVE A LETTER OF MAP REVISION EFFECTIVE JULY 31ST.

MAYOR JEFF PELOWSKI SAYS THAT MEANS NEARLY EVERY PROPERTY IN THE CITY WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM; THAT BUYING FLOOD INSURANCE WILL NO LONGER BE REQUIRED.

THE CITY WILL POST INFORMATION ON ITS WEBSITE EXPLAINING THE PROCESS FOR REMOVAL FROM THE FLOOD INSURANCE REQUIREMENT.

FIFTY-ONE PARCELS IN ROSEAU COUNTY, NEAR THE CITY, WILL ALSO BE REMOVED AS A RESULT OF THE LETTER OF MAP REVISION; THIRTY-SEVEN OF THOSE PROPERTIES ARE IN JADIS TOWNSHIP.




ARTS LEGACY GRANTS THROUGH THE NORTHWEST MINNESOTA ARTS COUNCIL HAVE AN AUGUST FIRST DEADLINE.

ROSEAU IS ONE OF SEVEN COUNTIES IN THE NORTHWEST SERVICE AREA.

AMONG THE ELIGIBLE AREAS FOR FUNDING ARE FESTIVALS AND COMMUNITY THEATRE PROJECTS.




PAUL BUNYAN TRANSIT HAS AN OPEN HOUSE ICE CREAM SOCIAL NEXT TUESDAY AFTERNOON (3:30 PM) BEFORE THE ROSEAU COUNTY FAIR PARADE.




ABOUNDING GRACE MINISTRIES HAS A RUMMAGE SALE/ SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER TODAY AND TOMORROW (8-6) AT THE FORMER ROSEAU EAGLES BUILDING ON HIGHWAY ELEVEN, WEST OF TITAN MACHINERY.




THE TWENTY-SEVEN MILE WILDLIFE DRIVE THROUGH THE ROSEAU RIVER WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA OPENS FOR VEHICLE TRAFFIC SATURDAY; IT’LL REMAIN OPEN THROUGH JULY 23RD AND THEN ON WEEKENDS THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF AUGUST.

W.M.A. MANAGER RANDY PRACHAR SAYS LIMITED USE OF THAT WILDLIFE DRIVE IS BY DESIGN.




THE OLD FARMERS ALMANAC SAYS THE UPPER MIDWEST WILL HAVE COOLER THAN NORMAL WEATHER THE REST OF THIS SUMMER.

SARAH PERREAULT, A SENIOR EDITOR FOR THE NEW ENGLAND-BASED ALMANAC, SAYS THAT’S NOT TRUE FOR ALL OF THE UNITED STATES.

ROSEAU COUNTY WILL HAS HIGH TEMPS IN THE EIGHTIES INTO THE WEEKEND.




FIRST UNITED LUTHERAN CHURCH IN ROSEAU HAS A GRILLED TURKEY SUPPER THIS EVENING (4-7 PM).




THE ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD, YESTERDAY, MET WITH BOB GOEDE FROM THE MINNESOTA COUNTIES INTER-GOVERNMENTAL TRUST.

M.C.I.T. IS ROSEAU COUNTY’S INSURANCE CARRIER.

THE COUNTY’S EARNED DIVIDEND IN 2016 WAS NEARLY EIGHTY-TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS; THAT’S ROSEAU’S SHARE OF MORE THAN TWELVE MILLION DOLLARS RETURNED TO M.C.I.T. MEMBERS LAST YEAR.

GOEDE ALSO SAID JUST OVER FIVE PERCENT OF ROSEAU COUNTY EMPLOYEES SOUGHT HELP THROUGH THE EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, WHICH OFFERS ACCESS TO PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS. THAT PERCENTAGE IS TYPICAL FOR A MINNESOTA COUNTY.




A MEMORIAL MASS FOR MARY JO KVIEN IS FRIDAY MORNING AT 10:30 AT ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH IN BADGER. VISITATION IS TOMORROW EVENING (6-8 PM) WITH A 7:30 PRAYER SERVICE.

MARY JO KVIEN WAS 66.