LOCAL NEWS - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2017
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Posted on 08-02-2017
YESTERDAY WAS THE TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE I-35W BRIDGE COLLAPSE IN MINNEAPOLIS, WHICH KILLED THIRTEEN PEOPLE, AND INJURED ANOTHER 145. AMONG THOSE HURT IN THAT BRIDGE COLLAPSE WAS ARON DAHLGREN OF ROSEAU.

THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SAYS BRIDGES IN THE STATE ARE MUCH SAFER NOW, IN PART DUE TO A TEN YEAR, TWO AND A HALF BILLION DOLLAR INSPECTION AND REPAIR PROGRAM.

BUT BART ANDERSEN, A FORMER BRIDGE INSPECTOR, SAYS LONG-TERM FUNDING IS NEEDED.

ONE HUNDRED NEW BRIDGES HAVE BEEN BUILT IN MINNESOTA OVER THE PAST DECADE.




THE CABELA’S MASTERS WALLEYE CIRCUIT HAS SCHEDULED A STOP ON LAKE OF THE WOODS NEXT JULY (July 13-14, 2018).

THE M.W.C. WAS FOUNDED IN 1984, AND IS THE OLDEST PROFESSIONAL WALLEYE CIRCUIT IN NORTH AMERICA.




HAY PRICES ARE SLIGHTLY HIGHER THIS YEAR, ACCORDING TO THE RED RIVER FARM NETWORK; WHICH SAYS HEAVY RAINS IN NORTHWEST MINNESOTA IN JUNE, AND DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN THE DAKOTAS HAVE AFFECTED PRICES.

THE FARM NETWORK QUOTES BADGER FARMER SHAYNE ISANE AS SAYING HAY SHIPMENTS TO NORTH DAKOTA WILL ALSO INCREASE.




A TWO-DAY BLOOD DRIVE WAS HELD LAST WEEK AT THE ROSEAU CITY CENTER. COORDINATED BY ERICA VATNSDAL, THE BLOOD DRIVE HAD 124 VOLUNTEERS, INCLUDING ONE FIRST-TIMER.




U.S. HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE CHAIR MICHAEL CONAWAY OF TEXAS AND COMMITTEE MEMBER COLLIN PETERSON, FROM MINNESOTA’S SEVENTH DISTRICT, ARE PART OF A FARM BILL LISTENING SESSION TOMORROW MORNING AT FARMFEST IN MORGAN, MINNESOTA.

ABOUT A DOZEN AG COMMITTEE MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND, INCLUDING TIM WALZ, RICK NOLAN AND TOM EMMER OF MINNESOTA.

ALTRU CLINIC/ WARROAD IS DOING HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS PHYSICALS THIS AFTERNOON (1-4 PM) AND TOMORROW AFTERNOON (1-5 PM).

ALTRU CLINIC/ ROSEAU HAS HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS PHYSICALS NEXT WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY (August 9/10);

AND ALTRU CLINIC/ GREENBUSH WILL DO SPORTS PHYSICALS NEXT THURSDAY (August 10).




THE BENWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER SERVES A FUNDRAISER PORK ROAST MEAL SUNDAY (11-2).




ILLUSIONIST JARED SHERLOCK WAS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN ROSEAU AND WARROAD YESTERDAY, AS PART OF A TOUR OF NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA. SHERLOCK IS FROM THE TWIN CITIES.




AN EXPANSION PROJECT AT ROSEAU’S MUNICIPAL LIQUOR STORE CONTINUES AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.




PORCUPINE CREEK PERFORMS TOMORROW NIGHT AT ROSEAU’S RIVERVIEW PARK GAZEBO, AS PART OF THE THURSDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES.