LOCAL NEWS - FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 2017
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Posted on 08-04-2017
THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY EVENING.




A 3RD ANNUAL BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL IS TOMORROW (4-8 PM) AT THE DEPOT IN BAUDETTE.

AMONG THE PERFORMERS IS “PORCUPINE CREEK”, WHO PLAYED LAST NIGHT AT ROSEAU’S RIVERVIEW PARK GAZEBO.




MEMBERS OF THE U.S. HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE WERE AT FARMFEST IN SOUTHWESTERN MINNESOTA YESTERDAY; 7TH DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN COLLIN PETERSON IS THE RANKING DEMOCRAT ON THAT COMMITTEE.

CONGRESS IS WORKING ON A NEW FARM BILL, WHICH COULD FACE OPPOSITION FROM THE WHITE HOUSE; PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S BUDGET CALLS FOR A THIRTY-EIGHT BILLION DOLLAR CUT IN SUBSIDIES TO FARMERS.




THE WEBSITE “SmartAsset” SAYS ROSEAU COUNTY IS AMONG THE MOST INSURED COUNTIES IN MINNESOTA.

ROSEAU RANKS THIRD AMONG THE 87 COUNTIES, BEHIND ONLY RED LAKE AND DODGE COUNTIES, IN THE WEBSITE’S COVERAGE INDEX - WHICH INCLUDES THE PERCENTAGE OF RESIDENTS WITH AUTO, HEALTH AND LIFE INSURANCE COVERAGE.

NEARLY NINETY-FIVE PERCENT OF ROSEAU COUNTY RESIDENTS HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE.




VIRTUALLY ALL OF THE CITY OF ROSEAU WAS REMOVED FROM THE HUNDRED YEAR FLOODPLAIN, AFTER A LETTER OF MAP REVISION FROM THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY TOOK EFFECT MONDAY.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR TODD PETERSON SAYS PEOPLE WITH FLOOD INSURANCE SHOULD VISIT THE CITY WEBSITE TO FIND THE PROCESS FOR CANCELLING THAT INSURANCE.




BELL BANK DIRECTOR OF AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT LYNN PAULSON SAYS FARMERS ARE “TREADING WATER”, RELATED TO THE FARM ECONOMY.

THE FARGO BANK HELD AN AG SYMPOSIUM THIS WEEK IN FERGUS FALLS AND MOORHEAD; PAULSON SAYS FARMERS ACROSS THE REGION ARE IN A SIMILAR SITUATION.

PAULSON SAYS 2016 TURNED OUT SLIGHTLY BETTER THAN EXPECTED FOR FARMERS.




MARTY SEIFERT, FROM THE COALITON OF GREATER MINNESOTA CITIES, WAS AT THE ROSEAU ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY MEETING LAST WEEK, TALKING ABOUT THE 2017 LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

SEIFERT IS A FORMER REPUBLICAN STATE REPRESENTATIVE, AND GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE.




THE ANNUAL LAKE OF THE WOODS STEAM AND GAS SHOW IS TOMORROW AND SUNDAY, NORTH OF ROOSEVELT.

THERE ARE PARADES EACH DAY AND TRACTOR DRIVING LESSONS.




THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD SAYS THERE WAS NO DISTRESS CALL AND WEATHER WAS NOT A FACTOR IN A JULY FIRST PLANE CRASH IN NORTH-CENTRAL WISCONSIN.

THE TWIN-ENGINE CESSNA BROKE UP IN MIDAIR, ABOUT A HUNDRED MILES SOUTHEAST OF DULUTH, KILLING SIX PEOPLE.

THE PLANE HAD LEFT FROM WAUKEGAN, ILLINOIS - ON THE WAY TO WARROAD - AND EVENTUALLY TO A FISHING TRIP IN CANADA.




THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REPORTS JOB VACANCIES HAVE TRIPLED IN NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA SINCE 2010.

REGIONAL BUSINESSES ARE REPORTING MORE JOB OPENINGS IN THE SECOND HALF OF LAST YEAR THAN IN ANY FOURTH QUARTER ON RECORD.




SEVENTH DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN COLLIN PETERSON EXPRESSED DISAPPOINTMENT WITH A U.S. COURT OF APPEALS DECISION THIS WEEK TO MAINTAIN FEDERAL PROTECTIONS FOR GRAY WOLVES IN MINNESOTA, MICHIGAN AND WISCONSIN.

PETERSON SAYS “THE COURTS HAVE PROVEN THEMSELVES IGNORANT TO THE FACTS AND SCIENCE”.




PRIVATE SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE FOR THOMAS PARKER OF ROSEAU; HE DIED WEDNESDAY AT HIS HOME, AT AGE 88.