LOCAL NEWS - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017
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Posted on 11-03-2017
THE CITY OF ROSEAU RECEIVED A ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR GRANT FROM THE MINNESOTA SUPER BOWL HOST COMMITTEE LEGACY FUND THIS WEEK.
THE MONEY WILL BE USED FOR PHASE TWO OF THE SOUTH RIVERVIEW PARK PROJECT IN ROSEAU.
POLARIS C.E.O. SCOTT WINE IS A MEMBER OF THE SUPER BOWL COMMITTEE; HE WAS IN ROSEAU THIS WEEK FOR THE PRESENTATION.

THE COMMITTEE HAS A FIFTY-TWO WEEKS OF GIVING CAMPAIGN; IT’S GRANTS ARE INTENDED TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH AND WELLNESS OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE SUPER BOWL HOST STATE.



ROSEAU COUNTY TREATMENT COURT PARTICIPANTS WILL COLLECT NON-PERISHABLE FOOD, STARTING NOVEMBER 21ST, FOR DISTRIBUTION TO FAMILIES IN NEED IN ROSEAU COUNTY.

THE FOOD AND COAT DRIVE IN PART OF THOSE COURT PARTICIPANTS REHABILIATION AND RECOVERY.



THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY EVENING.



THERE ARE ABOUT TWO HUNDRED ROUNDABOUTS IN MINNESOTA, AND A STUDY FROM THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SAYS THERE HAS BEEN A FORTY-TWO PERCENT REDUCTION IN INJURY CRASH RATES AT THOSE LOCATIONS; AND NO MULTI-VEHICLE FATALITIES AT A ROUNDABOUT LOCATION.



THE MINNESOTA D.N.R. IS PREDICTING HUNTERS WILL HARVEST ABOUT TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DEER OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS OF THE FIREARMS SEASON.
LAST YEAR’S HARVEST WAS 173 THOUSAND; THE RECORD HARVEST WAS MORE THAN 290 THOUSAND IN 2003.

BEN HUENER IS A CONSERVATION OFFICER FOR THE D.N.R.; HE SAYS HE HANDLES COMMON ENFORCEMENT VIOLATIONS EVERY FALL.



A ROSEAU ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY WAS HELD LAST MONTH.
AMONG THE INDUCTEES WAS FORMER RAMS HOCKEY PLAYER PAUL BROTEN, WHO SAYS THE SPORT HAD A HUGE IMPACT ON HIS LIFE.

THE OTHER INDUCTEES INCLUDED DOCTOR MARK HUGLEN, PAULA BRUSS BAUCK, MIKE BAUMGARTNER, DANA PAULSON AND TERRY GOTZIAMAN; AS WELL AS THE 1990 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP HOCKEY TEAM.



MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR CHARLES CRAN OF WARROAD ARE A WEEK FROM TOMORROW (Saturday, November 11) AT ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH IN WARROAD. VISITATION IS AN HOUR PRIOR.
CHARLIE CRAN WAS 76.



MORE THAN A HUNDRED PEOPLE ATTENDED A TOWN HALL MEETING LAST NIGHT AT THE ROSEAU CITY CENTER ON U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION’S PLAN TO REDUCE HOURS AT THE ROSEAU AND LANCASTER PORTS OF ENTRY TO CANADA; AND ALL WHO SPOKE WERE OPPOSED TO THAT PLAN.

REPUBLICAN STATE REPRESENTATIVE DAN FABIAN OF ROSEAU CALLED IT A “HORRIBLE INJUSTICE”; AND FORMER STATE SENATOR LeROY STUMPF, WHO WORKS FOR DFL CONGRESSMAN COLLIN PETERSON, SAID THE AGENCY “SHOULD TAKE A STEP BACK”.

ANDY MARTIN, AN AIDE TO U.S. SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR, SAID THE SENATOR IS ASKING C.B.P. TO “RE-CONSIDER THE DECISION” ….

JASON SCHMELZ IS THE AREA PORT DIRECTOR; HE’S RESPONSIBLE FOR 26 PORTS OF ENTRY IN MINNESOTA AND NORTH DAKOTA. SCHMELZ SAID TRAFFIC AT THE ROSEAU PORT WAS DOWN FROM 53 THOUSAND VEHICLES IN FISCAL YEAR 2013, TO 42 THOUSAND VEHICLES THIS YEAR; AND THAT THE ROSEAU PORT AVERAGES TWO VEHICLES PER HOUR FROM EIGHT P.M. TO MIDNIGHT.

U.S. CUSTOMS IS PROPOSING REDUCING THE ROSEAU HOURS BY FOUR EACH DAY.



THE K-MART STORE IN THIEF RIVER FALLS WILL CLOSE IN JANUARY, ALONG WITH FORTY-FOUR OTHER K-MART LOCATIONS IN THE U.S.



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



MINNESOTA POWER SAYS GREAT NORTHERN TRANSMISSION LINE CREWS WILL REDUCE ACTIVITY DURING THE FIREARMS DEER SEASON; MEANING THAT CLEARING CREWS WILL NOT WORK WITHIN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OVER THE NEXT TEN DAYS.

STORMWATER INSPECTIONS WILL BE HAPPENING, AND MECHANICS MIGHT BE DOING EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE DURING THE DEER SEASON.



THE MINNESOTA CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI) HAS IT’S ANNUAL CONFERENCE TOMORROW IN ST PAUL. SUE ABDERHOLDEN, THE ORGANIZATION’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SAYS MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES AFFECT ONE IN FOUR AMERICANS.

‘NAMI’ IS WORKING ON LEGISLATION WHICH WOULD ENSURE EMPLOYERS AND PROVIDERS COVER MENTAL ILLNESS JUST AS THEY WOULD ANY OTHER ILLNESS.