LOCAL NEWS - TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2017
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THE MINNESOTA PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY HAS APPROVED NEARLY SIX HUNDRED TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR WATER INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS IN GREENBUSH.

THE CITY WILL USE THE MONEY FOR A NEW WATER MAIN AND SEVEN FIRE HYDRANTS ALONG COUNTY ROAD SEVEN. MOST OF THE MONEY IS IN THE FORM OF A GRANT; ABOUT 129 THOUSAND DOLLARS IS A LOW INTEREST LOAN.

THE P.F.A. ALSO APPROVED EIGHT-POINT-SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS FOR AFTON, AND SIX-POINT-SIX MILLION DOLLARS FOR ST. CLOUD PROJECTS.




MINNESOTA GOVERNOR MARK DAYTON HAS ISSUED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER LIFTING ROAD RESTRICTIONS FOR MINNESOTA FARMERS WHO WOULD HELP NORTH AND SOUTH DAKOTA RANCHERS DEALING WITH EXTREME DROUGHT.

THE EXECUTIVE ORDER LIFTS SIZE AND WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS FOR VEHICLES PROVIDING DIRECT EMERGENCY RELIEF, AS THEY BRING HAY TO THE DAKOTAS.




A LETTER OF MAP REVISION FOR ‘FEMA’ FLOODPLAIN MAPS BECAME EFFECTIVE YESTERDAY IN ROSEAU COUNTY, AND THE CITY OF THE ROSEAU. THE NEW MAPS REMOVE ALMOST ALL OF THE CITY FROM THE HUNDRED YEAR FLOODPLAIN; MEANING NEARLY EVERY PROPERTY OWNER IN THE CITY DOESN’T HAVE TO BUY MANDATORY FLOOD INSURANCE.

THE CITY’S WEBSITE HAS INFORMATION ON THE PROCESS FOR CANCELLING EXISTING FLOOD INSURANCE POLICIES.




24 YEAR OLD JODY BERGLAND OF GRAND FORKS WAS ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF ATTEMPTED MURDER YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY SHOT ANOTHER MAN AT A GAS STATION ON COLUMBIA ROAD IN GRAND FORKS. THE OTHER MAN WAS TREATED AT A GRAND FORKS HOSPITAL.




ROSEAU HIGH SCHOOL FALL SPORTS REGISTRATION IS THURSDAY EVENING (6 PM) AT THE SCHOOL COMMONS.




MINNESOTA D.N.R. FORESTRY HAS CONCERNS ABOUT A MOISTURE DEFICIT IN NORTHWESTERN, ESPECIALLY IN KITTSON AND MARSHALL COUNTIES.

ADAM MUNSTENTEIGER, AT THE WARROAD D.N.R. FORESTRY OFFICE, SAYS ROSEAU COUNTY IS IN A BIT BETTER SHAPE.

WHILE THE EASTERN HALF OF MINNESOTA HAS LOW DROUGHT NUMBERS, EXTREME NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA IS CONSIDERED TO BE IN EXTREME DROUGHT.




THE ROSEAU SCHOOL BOARD, LAST WEEK, APPROVED A MISCELLANEOUS FEE SCHEDULE.

THE ONLY INCREASES ARE IN STUDENT MEAL PRICES AND A TEN DOLLAR HIKE IN THE PRICE FOR DRIVER’S EDUCATION.




AGRICULTURAL SYMPOSIUMS ARE TOMORROW IN FERGUS FALLS AND MOORHEAD ON LAND VALUES AND AG ECONOMICS; WITH DAVID KOHL, A VIRGINIA TECH PROFESSOR AND LYNN PAULSON, THE DIRECTOR OF AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AT A FARGO BANK.

PAULSON TALKS ABOUT THE STATE OF AGRICULTURE IN THE SUMMER OF 2017 LAST YEAR’S SYMPOSIUMS ATTRACTED MORE THAN FOUR HUNDRED PARTICIPANTS.




THE MINNESOTA D.N.R. IS DOING HERBICIDE TREATMENTS ON STATE LANDS IN THE WARROAD AREA,
FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPROVING RE-FORESTATION EFFORTS.

FORESTERS ARE DOING THAT WORK AT THREE SITES, ENCOMPASSING ABOUT EIGHTY TOTAL ACRES.




A THIRD ANNUAL BLUEGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL IS SATURDAY AT THE BAUDETTE DEPOT.




THE ROSEAU FIRE DEPARTMENT IS READY TO PURCHASE A NEW FIRE TRUCK.

CHIEF CRAIG McMILLIN SAYS THEY WILL LIKELY SIGN A SEVEN YEAR LEASE AND HE SAYS FIRE TRUCKS HAVE IMPROVED SIGNIFICANTLY.