LOCAL NEWS - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
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Posted on 11-06-2017
U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION HAS ANOTHER TOWN HALL MEETING TONIGHT (7 PM) IN LANCASTER, ON IT’S DECISION TO REDUCE HOURS AT PORTS OF ENTRY NORTH OF ROSEAU AND AT LANCASTER.

MORE THAN A HUNDRED PEOPLE WERE AT A TOWN HALL LAST WEEK IN ROSEAU, WHERE REPUBLICAN STATE REPRESENTATIVE DAN FABIAN OF ROSEAU SAID “NO ISSUE HAS GENERATED A GREATER FIRESTORM IN HIS SEVEN YEARS” IN THE STATE HOUSE.

THIEF RIVER FALLS MAYOR BRIAN HOLMER SAID THE REDUCED HOURS WILL “LEAD TO A DEATH SPIRAL” IN HIS CITY.



THE ROSEAU COUNTY ASSESSOR’S OFFICE SAYS IF YOU OWN OR OCCUPY A RESIDENCE THAT YOU DIDN’T JANUARY 2ND; OR IF YOU OCCUPY A RESIDENCE OWNED BY A RELATIVE, YOU CAN APPLY FOR A HOMESTEAD CLASSIFICATION.

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 15TH.



MINNESOTA SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR AND A BI-PARTISAN GROUP OF THIRTY-EIGHT OTHER SENATORS HAVE SENT A LETTER TO THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION ASKING THE AGENCY TO COMMIT TO AFFORDABLE AND RELIABLE BROADBAND IN RURAL AMERICA.



THE LAKE OF THE WOODS SCHOOL HOSTS A VETERANS DAY PROGRAM FRIDAY MORNING (11 A.M.) AT THE SCHOOL AUDITORIUM.



THE WEBSITE WalletHub HAS RELEASED IT’S LIST OF THE BEST COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN EACH STATE, BASED ON SEVERAL CRITERIA (INCLUDING COST AND FINANCING, AND CAREER OUTCOMES).

IN MINNESOTA, THE WEBSITE RANKS CARLETON, MACALESTER AND ST OLAF AS THE TOP THREE.
ALSO ON THE LIST ARE THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA/TWIN CITIES, THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA/MORRIS AND THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA/CROOKSTON.



THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SAYS 2017 WAS A SIGNIFICANT YEAR FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION, WITH MORE THAN ONE POINT ONE BILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF WORK ON MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED PROJECTS.

AMONG THOSE PROJECTS ARE WORK ON HIGHWAY TEN AT DETROIT LAKES, AND A NEW HIGHWAY 53 BRIDGE AT VIRGINIA.



THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL MEETS THIS EVENING.



ALTRU CLINIC IN ROSEAU IS COLLECTING NON-PERISHABLE FOOD FOR THE ROSEAU FOOD SHELF THROUGH NOVEMBER 17TH.



THE ROSEAU SCHOOL BOARD, LAST MONTH, HEARD AN UPDATE ON THE WORLD’S BEST WORKFORCE REPORT, WHICH THE DISTRICT MUST SUBMIT TO THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

ROSEAU SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT LARRY GUGGISBERG SAYS GROWTH IN M.C.A. READING AND MATH ASSESSMENTS, CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP IN SPECIAL EDUCATION AND FREE AND REDUCED MEALS SUB-GROUPS WERE AMONG THE NEEDS SELF-IDENTIFIED BY THE DISTRICT.



MINNESOTA CHILD CARE PROVIDERS SAY THERE IS GROWING CRISIS IN THEIR PROFESSION.
THE NUMBER OF PROVIDERS IN THE STATE HAS DROPPED BY A THIRD OVER THE PAST SIX YEARS, AND THAT DECREASE IS MOST PREVALENT IN RURAL MINNESOTA.

KAREN DeVOS OF ADA IS THE ONLY LICENSED CHILD CARE PROVIDER IN NORMAN COUNTY; SHE SAYS PART OF THE PROBLEM IS NOT ENOUGH INCOME.

DeVOS SAYS SHE TURNS AWAY FIVE TO TEN FAMILIES EVERY WEEK IN ADA.

A ROSEAU COUNTY GROUP, FUNDED BY FIRST CHILDREN’S FINANCE, HAS BEEN TACKLING THE CHILD CARE ISSUE FOR THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS.



GREENBUSH-MIDDLE RIVER SCHOOL DISTRICT VOTERS HAVE A SPECIAL ELECTION TOMORROW AS THEY CONSIDER AN INCREASED PER PUPIL AUTHORIZATION, AND A CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY.

THE PROJECT LEVY WOULD BE FOR TECHNOLOGY AND OTHER CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, AND WOULD BE FOR FOUR MILLION DOLLARS OVER TEN YEARS.
THE PER PUPIL AUTHORIZATION WOULD RAISE REVENUE FROM JUST OVER EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLARS PER STUDENT, TO JUST OVER EIGHTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS PER PUPIL.

BOTH WOULD INCREASE PROPERTY TAXES FOR GREENBUSH-MIDDLE RIVER SCHOOL DISTRICT RESIDENTS.



THE MINNESOTA DEER HUNTERS ASSOCIATION IS AGAIN OFFERING IT’S HIDES FOR HABITAT PROGRAM,
WHERE HUNTERS CAN DROP OFF DEER HIDES; AND THE SALE OF THOSE HIDES BENEFITS HABITAT PROGRAMS ACROSS MINNESOTA.
IN ROSEAU, THE DROPOFF SITE IS THE CENEX C-STORE, IN GREENBUSH, IT’S RIVER’S EDGE BAIT AND CONVENIENCE, IN STRATHCONA, IT’S THE PARADISE CAFÉ.

THERE ARE ALSO DROPOFF SITES IN GRYGLA, GOODRIDGE AND MIDDLE RIVER.