LOCAL NEWS - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017
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Posted on 10-03-2017
THE MINNESOTA STATE PATROL IS INVESTIGATING A MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH YESTERDAY MORNING (ABOUT 6:30 A.M.) ON HIGHWAY 89, NEAR POLARIS IN ROSEAU, WHERE A VEHICLE RAN A RED LIGHT AND CONTINUED NORTH ON THE HIGHWAY. THAT APPARENTLY CONTRIBUTED TO THE CRASH. THE STATE PATROL IS ASKING FOR A DESCRIPTION OF THE VEHICLE OR THE DRIVER.




STATE REPRESENTATIVE DAN FABIAN (R/ ROSEAU) IS ENCOURAGING HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS TO APPLY FOR THE STATE HOUSE PAGE PROGRAM. THAT’S A WEEK-LONG PROGRAM IN WHICH STUDENTS ASSIST MEMBERS AND STAFF DURING HOUSE FLOOR SESSIONS, AND MEET WITH LEGISLATORS, LOBBYISTS AND MEDIA.

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER FIRST.




THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IS OFFERING GRANTS TO START A STATEWIDE NETWORK OF REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION COORDINATING COUNCILS THROUGHOUT GREATER MINNESOTA. CITIES, COUNTIES AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONS ARE AMONG THE ENTITIES THAT ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.




THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL, LAST NIGHT, APPROVED THE ANNEXATION OF A PROPERTY IN SPRUCE TOWNSHIP. THE LAST ANNEXATIONS TO THE CITY OF ROSEAU HAPPENED ABOUT THREE YEARS AGO, AND MOST IN THE PAST DECADE HAVE COME FROM SPRUCE TOWNSHIP.

THE COUNCIL ALSO RECOGNIZED A FIVE HUNDRED DOLLAR DONATION FROM MATT AND KARI MILLNER FOR THE SOUTH RIVERVIEW SPLASH PAD PROJECT AND A ONE THOUSAND DOLLAR DONATION FROM THE ROSEAU V.F.W. FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT.




THIS IS MINNESOTA MANUFACTURING WEEK.

MANUFACTURING IS THE STATE’S LARGEST INDUSTRY, WHEN MEASURED BY GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT, SUPPORTING MORE THAN THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND JOBS, INCLUDING MORE THAN FOUR THOUSAND IN ROSEAU COUNTY.




A ROSEAU FALL FESTIVAL IS SATURDAY (10-3) AT THE FOUR SEASONS SENIOR CENTER; WITH MORE THAN A DOZEN VENDORS SCHEDULED.




A FANCY WORK AND BAKE SALE IS FRIDAY EVENING AT PINECREEK LUTHERAN CHURCH, NORTHWEST OF ROSEAU.




MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED MINNESOTA SCHOOLS ARE PART OF TOMORROW’S WALK AND BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY, INTENDED TO GET PARENTS AND STUDENTS OUTSIDE AND INCREASE THEIR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY.




THE ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD, LAST WEEK, SET PRELIMINARY LEVIES AND BUDGETS FOR UNORGANIZED TOWNSHIPS. ALL REMAINED THE SAME AS THE CURRENT YEAR, EXCEPT NORLAND, WHICH WILL SEE A FIFTY PERCENT PROPERTY TAX REDUCTION NEXT YEAR.




AFTER AN UNUSUALLY DRY LATE SUMMER AND EARLY FALL, ROSEAU COUNTY HAS GOTTEN SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL OVER THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS.

ADAM MUNSTENTEIGER, AT THE WARROAD D.N.R. FORESTRY OFFICE, SAYS THAT HAS EASED WILDFIRE CONCERNS.




THE MINNESOTA D.N.R. IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR A LAKE OF THE WOODS FISHERIES INPUT GROUP, WHICH WOULD PROVIDE PERSPECTIVES ON WALLEYE AND SAUGER MANAGEMENT, POPULATION OBJECTIVES AND INVASIVE SPECIES.

PHIL TALMAGE, THE BAUDETTE AREA FISHERIES SUPERVISOR, SAYS THIS KIND OF GROUP HASN’T BEEN GATHERED PREVIOUSLY IN NORTHERN MINNESOTA.

APPLICATIONS FOR THE INPUT GROUP ARE DUE BY NEXT TUESDAY (October 10) AT www.mndnr.gov/lakeofthewoods.




THE OLD FARMERS ALMANAC’S PREDICTION FOR NORTHERN MINNESOTA IS CALLING FOR A MILD AND DRY WINTER.

OLD FARMERS ALMANAC SENIOR EDITOR SARAH PERREAULT.

THE ALMANAC SAYS THE FIRST COLD SNAP WILL HIT NORTHERN MINNESOTA IN LATE NOVEMBER AND THE FIRST SNOWSTORM THE LAST WEEK OF DECEMBER.