LOCAL NEWS - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017

Posted on 11-02-2017
U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION HAS TOWN HALL MEETINGS THIS EVENING (7 PM) AT THE ROSEAU CITY CENTER, AND MONDAY EVENING (7 PM) AT LANCASTER; TO TALK ABOUT REDUCED HOURS OF OPERATION OF BOTH PORTS OF ENTRY TO CANADA.
THE AGENCY SAYS HOURS OF EIGHT TO EIGHT IN ROSEAU (RATHER THAN THE CURRENT EIGHT TO MIDNIGHT) WILL ALLOW CUSTOMS TO RE-DIRECT RESOURCES TO PORTS WITH GREATER COMMERCIAL AND PASSENGER VOLUMES.



THE FIREARMS DEER SEASON STARTS SATURDAY IN MINNESOTA. LAST YEAR’S HARVEST WAS JUST OVER 173 THOUSAND DEER; D.N.R. OFFICIALS EXPECT CLOSE TO 200 THOUSAND WHITETAILS WILL BE HARVESTED THIS YEAR. IN THE 1970’S, HUNTERS NEVER HARVESTED MORE THAN 100 THOUSAND DEER.



SENIOR LINKAGE LINE OFFICIALS ARE AT NORTH STAR APARTMENTS IN ROSEAU TODAY (9-4) WITH INFORMATION ON MEDICARE OPTIONS.



A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR LINDA BOES-BERNARD OF INTERNATIONAL FALLS IS THIS AFTERNOON AT TWO AT THE RIVER OF GOD CHURCH IN BIG FALLS. VISITATION IS AN HOUR PRIOR. BURIAL IS AT BIG FALLS CEMETERY.
LINDA BOES-BERNARD WAS 59; SHE WAS KILLED IN A CAR CRASH LAST WEDNESDAY (October 25) SOUTHEAST OF WARROAD. THAT ACCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE ROSEAU COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND THE MINNESOTA STATE PATROL.



A CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR DENNIS BUEGLER OF BAUDETTE IS THIS AFTERNOON AT 4:30 P.M. AT THE BAUDETTE AMERICAN LEGION CLUB. VISITATION STARTS AT THREE.
DENNIS BUEGLER WAS 46.



THE WEBSITE WalletHub HAS RELEASED IT’S LIST OF THE TOP TWENTY SMALL CITIES IN AMERICA. PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY TOPS THAT LIST OF CITIES BETWEEN 25,000 and 100,000 PEOPLE. MASSACHUSETTS HAS FIVE CITIES IN THE TOP TWELVE.

MOORHEAD AND DULUTH ARE MENTIONED, AS WELL AS SEVERAL TWIN CITIES SUBURBS.
THE CRITERIA INCLUDED HOUSING COSTS AND SCHOOL SYSTEM QUALITY.



THE ROSEAU COMMUNITY SCHOOL READING IS FUNDAMENTAL PROJECT HOSTS IT’S ANNUAL BOOK FAIR NEXT THURSDAY AND FRIDAY (November 9/10) DURING PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES; AND AGAIN THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13TH.



A FUNERAL SERVICE FOR GLEN THOMPSON OF BAUDETTE IS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT TWO AT BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH IN BAUDETTE. VISITATION IS AN HOUR PRIOR.
GLEN THOMPSON WAS 75.



18 YEAR OLD EMILY BUGGE OF GREENBUSH WAS INJURED IN A SINGLE VEHICLE ROLLOVER YESTERDAY AFTERNOON (3:45 PM) ON HIGHWAY 32, TWO MILES SOUTH OF GREENBUSH; WHERE HER JEEP LIBERTY WENT OFF THE ROAD INTO A DITCH AND ROLLED.



THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IS GIVING AWAY HALF A BRIDGE; THE OTHER HALF BELONGS TO CANADA. THE BRIDGE SPANS THE RAINY RIVER BETWEEN BAUDETTE AND RAINY RIVER, ONTARIO; IT WAS BUILT IN 1960 AND IS BEING REPLACED.

MINN-DOT HAS SEVERAL CONDITIONS FOR THE POTENTIAL NEW OWNER OF THE 624 FOOT HALF-BRIDGE, INCLUDING APPROVAL ON HOW THE STRUCTURE WOULD BE RE-USED.



A HUNTERS BREAKFAST IS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH AT PINE GROVE LUTHERAN CHURCH IN PENCER.



CONGRESSMAN COLLIN PETERSON AND U.S. SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR HAVE WRITTEN A LETTER TO THE ACTING COMMISSIONER FOR U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION (KEVIN McALEENAN), URGING THAT THE CURRENT HOURS AT THE ROSEAU AND LANCASTER PORTS OF ENTRY BE MAINTAINED.

THE LETTER ASKS THE AGENCY TO WORK WITH THE COMMUNITIES OF ROSEAU, LANCASTER AND THE NORTHWEST ANGLE TO FIND AN AGREEABLE SOLUTION;
AND SAYS THOSE TWO BORDER CROSSINGS SERVE AS AN IMPORTANT TRADE AND TOURISM ROUTE BETWEEN THE U.S. AND CANADA.