LOCAL NEWS - TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2017
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Posted on 08-08-2017
THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SAYS JOB VACANCIES HAVE TRIPLED IN NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA SINCE 2010.

SHANE DELANEY, WITH “DEED”, SAYS MANY EMPLOYERS IN MINNESOTA ARE RAISING WAGES TO FIND WORKERS.

WHEN COMPARED WITH THE NATION, MINNESOTA HAS A HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE WHO WORK MULTIPLE JOBS; NEARLY EIGHT PERCENT OF MINNESOTANS DO THAT.




THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL AUGUST BLAST CHRISTIAN MUSIC FESTIVAL IS FRIDAY EVENING AT WILLIAMS.

PASTOR JOHN JOHNSON, FROM THE WILLIAMS COMMUNITY CHURCH, SAYS THE EVENT MAY HAVE TO GET BIGGER.

THE HEADLINING BAND IS “FLOOD THE STONE”, WHICH HAS TOURED ACROSS NORTH AMERICA AND NEW ZEALAND.




NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA D.N.R. FORESTRY OFFICIALS REMAIN CONCERNED ABOUT DRY CONDITIONS.

ADAM MUNSTENTEIGER, AT THE WARROAD FORESTRY OFFICE, SAYS CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY WORSEN AS WE MOVE TOWARD FALL.

PARTS OF KITTSON AND MARSHALL COUNTIES HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS IN EXTREME DROUGHT CONDITIONS.




‘WIC’ CLINICS ARE TODAY IN HALLOCK AND TOMORROW AT THE WARROAD AREA COMMUNITY CENTER.




AUGUST 18TH IS THE DEADLINE FOR FARMERS TO APPLY FOR U.S.D.A. FUNDING THROUGH THE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY INCENTIVES PROGRAM (or, EQIP).

THE VOLUNTARY PROGRAM PROVIDES FINANCIAL HELP FOR PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING CONSERVATION PRACTICES.




THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SAYS MINNESOTA COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT TEST SCORES DIDN’T CHANGE MUCH FROM LAST YEAR.

THE WARROAD SCHOOL DISTRICT SHOWED A FIFTY PERCENT IMPROVEMENT IN READING AMONG LOW POVERTY STUDENTS, BUT FIFTY PERCENT OF THOSE IN HIGH POVERTY FELL SHORT IN MATH TESTING.

FIFTY PERCENT OF ROSEAU STUDENTS IN HIGH POVERTY ARE FALLING SHORT IN READING.




GOVERNOR MARK DAYTON HAS AUTHORIZED MORE THAN SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR BECKER, CLAY AND NORMAN COUNTIES - AFTER DAMAGE CAUSED BY TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS JULY 11TH AND 12TH IN THOSE COUNTIES. MOST OF THAT MONEY GOES TO BECKER COUNTY.




THE CITY OF ROSEAU IS LOOKING AT PROPOSALS FOR SECURITY CAMERAS AT VARIOUS CITY PROPERTIES, INCLUDING THE CITY CENTER, MEMORIAL ARENA, THE MUNICIPAL LIQUOR STORE AND THE AIRPORT; ESPECIALLY AFTER THE THEFT OF AN AIRPLANE AND A TRUCK FROM THE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT.

THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL, LAST NIGHT, APPROVED A SOCIAL MEDIA COMPUTER USE AND I-T POLICY FOR EMPLOYEES; IT TAKES EFFECT SEPTEMBER FIRST.




THE FOURTOWN-GRYGLA SPORTSMANS CLUB HAS A MONTHLY MEETING NEXT TUESDAY (August 15/ 7 PM) AT YO-HAWN’S IN GRYGLA.




AUDITIONS FOR PRAIRIE FIRE CHILDREN’S THEATRE MUSICAL PRODUCTION OF “PINOCCHIO” ARE MONDAY AFTERNOON (August 14/ 1 PM) AT THE ROSEAU SCHOOL THEATRE.

THAT’S FOR KIDS WHO HAVE COMPLETED GRADES TWO THROUGH TWELVE.

THE PERFORMANCE IS A WEEK FROM FRIDAY (August 18/ 7 PM).




A MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL FOR DAN McKINNON OF WARROAD IS PENDING. THE 1956 OLYMPIC HOCKEY SILVER MEDALIST DIED SUNDAY EVENING AT AGE 90.