LOCAL NEWS - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017
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KATE WENSLOFF AND NATHAN ADRIAN WERE CROWNED QUEEN AND KING AT MONDAY’S ROSEAU HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING CORONATION CEREMONY.

THE HOMECOMING COURT ALSO INCLUDED JENNA YON, JENNA BYFUGLIEN, VICTORIA JOHNSON, JONAH HUGLEN, GABE GRACZA AND NATE CORBIT.




THE ROSEAU RAM CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY HAS A BLOOD DRIVE TODAY (9 A.M. to 3:15 P.M.), WITH SEVERAL APPOINTMENTS YET TO FILL.

UNITED BLOOD SERVICES HAS SENT BLOOD TO THE VICTIMS OF THE LAS VEGAS SHOOTINGS AND NEEDS TO REPLENISH THEIR SHELVES.




THE AMERICAN RED CROSS AND THE RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM HAVE PARTNERED TO PROVIDE AND INSTALL SMOKE DETECTORS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS IN ROSEAU.

THOSE SMOKE DETECTORS WILL BE INSTALLED THROUGH THE R.S.V.P. HANDYMAN PROGRAM.

ROSEAU COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGER SUE GRAFSTROM HAS MORE INFORMATION (463-3375).




THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL, THIS WEEK, HEARD FROM MANAGER LINDA ROSEBOROUGH THAT AN EXPANSION PROJECT AT THE MUNICIPAL LIQUOR STORE IS NEARLY COMPLETE. SHE’S HOPING FOR AN EARLY NOVEMBER GRAND OPENING.

THE CITY APPROVED MARCO AS IT’S PREFERRED VENDOR FOR SECURITY CAMERAS AT THE LIQUOR STORE, AIRPORT, ARENA, CITY SHOP AND CITY CENTER, ALTHOUGH THE MARCO BID WAS HIGHER THAN ONE FROM THE WIKSTROM TELEPHONE COMPANY.




THIS IS FARM-TO-SCHOOL MONTH IN MINNESOTA.

THE FARM TO SCHOOL FOOD PROGRAM HAS BEEN GOING ON IN THE STATE FOR ABOUT A DECADE.

ERIN McKEE, FROM THE INSTITUTE FOR AGRICULTURE AND TRADE POLICY, SAYS THE PROGRAM PROVIDES A GROWING MARKET FOR FARMERS.

McKEE IS ENCOURAGING SCHOOLS TO APPLY FOR STATE GRANTS WHICH CAN HELP THEM SHIFT TO SERVING MORE LOCALLY GROWN FOOD. THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 16TH.




LIFECARE PUBLIC HEALTH’S COMMUNITY FLU VACCINE SCHEDULE STARTS NEXT WEEK, WITH CLINICS OCTOBER 12th AT THE ROSEAU CITY CENTER (9-11 A.M.) AND AT THE GREENBUSH COMMUNITY CENTER (2-3:30 PM).

BROOKE HOMSTAD, FROM LIFECARE, SAYS HIGH DOSE FLU VACCINES ARE AVAILABLE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS AND ALL CLINICS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

THOSE CLINICS CONTINUE INTO MID-NOVEMBER.




THE LAKE OF THE WOODS ONE WATERSHED, ONE PLAN GROUP IS ASKING PEOPLE TO TAKE A FIFTEEN MINUTE SURVEY ON ISSUES AND CONCERNS REGARDING THE LAKE OF THE WOODS AREA.

TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO PARTICIPATE.

ACCESS THE SURVEY AT www.low1w1p.org.




ROSEAU COUNTY’S PROPOSED SOCIAL SERVICES BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR IS JUST UNDER FOUR-POINT-FIVE MILLION DOLLARS; NEARLY TWO-THIRDS OF THAT BUDGET IS PAID WITH STATE AND FEDERAL DOLLARS.

BUT THE TOTAL COST FOR SOCIAL SERVICES IN THE COUNTY IS NEARLY THIRTY MILLION DOLLARS, DRIVEN MOSTLY BY ONE FACTOR.

THE SOCIAL SERVICES LEVY IN THE COUNTY IS ABOUT ONE-POINT-SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS, SO LOCAL DOLLARS PAY LESS THAN FIVE PERCENT OF THE ACTUAL COST.




AN ANNUAL MOE LUTHERAN CHURCH TURKEY FEED IS SUNDAY (11-12:30) AT THE MOE FELLOWSHIP HALL.




59 YEAR OLD GREGORY DRISCOLL OF EAST GRAND FORKS WAS KILLED IN A TWO VEHICLE CRASH LATE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON (JUST BEFORE FIVE P.M.) ON HIGHWAY 75, AT THE INTERSECTION WITH HIGHWAY TWO IN CROOKSTON.

DRISCOLL WAS DRIVING A MERCEDES AND APPARENTLY FAILED TO YIELD TO A FREIGHTLINER TRUCK DRIVEN BY 53 YEAR OLD KRISTOPHER RITTEL OF GRAND FORKS.

RITTEL WAS TAKEN TO A CROOKSTON HOSPITAL WITH NON-LIFE THREATENING INJURIES.




THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS THERE IS A CHANCE FOR SNOW NEXT MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY.

THE WEATHER SERVICE CALLS IT A THIRTY PERCENT CHANCE TUESDAY, FOR THE FIRST SNOW OF THE SEASON IN ROSEAU COUNTY.




TODAY IS NATIONAL BIKE OR WALK TO SCHOOL DAY.

IN MINNESOTA, MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED SCHOOLS ARE TAKING PART.

MICHELLE KIEFER IS WITH THE MINNESOTA BICYCLE ALLIANCE AND WORKS WITH A PROGRAM CALLED SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL.




A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR KIRK OLSEN OF STRATHCONA IS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT TWO AT GRACE EVANGELICAL CHURCH IN STRATHCONA. VISITATION IS AN HOUR PRIOR.

KIRK OLSEN WAS 60.




FUNERAL SERVICES FOR M. ELLEN DAVIS OF BAUDETTE ARE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14TH AT WABANICA LUTHERAN CHURCH, NORTH OF BAUDETTE. VISITATION IS AN HOUR PRIOR.

ELLEN DAVIS WAS 83.