LOCAL NEWS - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017

Posted on 11-08-2017
THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL IS WORKING WITH THE SPAHN RANCH, A CALIFORNIA COMPANY; AND A STEINBACH, MANITOBA COMPANY ON A PLAN FOR A SKATE PARK AT SOUTH RIVERVIEW PARK.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR TODD PETERSON TOLD THE COUNCIL THE CONCRETE FORMS USED IN A SKATE PARK ARE A SPECIALITY PRODUCT.
THE CITY WOULD BUY THROUGH THE STAPLES-BASED NATIONAL JOINT POWERS ALLIANCE.



THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES WANTS APPLICATIONS FROM PEOPLE INTERESTED IN SERVING ON THE STATEWIDE AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE. THE COMMITTEE WAS ESTABLISHED FOUR YEARS AGO, AND PROVIDES A DIVERSE PERSPECTIVE FOR THE AGENCY.
THE D.N.R. IS LOOKING FOR GEOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY IN THAT GROUP.



THE ROSEAU COMMUNITY SCHOOL READING IS FUNDAMENTAL PROJECT HAS IT’S ANNUAL BOOK FAIR TOMORROW EVENING AND FRIDAY MORNING IN THE ROSEAU SCHOOL LIBRARY, IN CONJUNCTION WITH PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES.

THE BOOK FAIR CONTINUES MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NEXT WEEK. PROCEEDS GO TO A BOOK GIVEAWAY PROGRAM.



THIS IS DAY FIVE OF THE FIREARMS DEER SEASON IN MINNESOTA. LAST YEAR, ABOUT ONE IN THREE HUNTERS HARVESTED A DEER; AND MORE THAN SIXTY PERCENT OF THOSE DEER WERE ANTLERED BUCKS.
THE MUZZLE-LOADER SEASON OPENS NOVEMBER 25TH.



THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION HAS GRANTS TO ESTABLISH A NETWORK OF REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION COORDINATING COUNCILS IN GREATER MINNESOTA. THE GOAL IS IMPROVED TRANSIT SERVICES, AND A GRANT WORKSHOP IS TOMORROW IN ST CLOUD.



MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR CHARLIE CRAN OF WARROAD ARE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT THREE AT ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH IN WARROAD. VISITATION IS AN HOUR PRIOR.
CHARLIE CRAN WAS 76.



FUNERAL SERVICES FOR FLORENCE KAKAYGEESICK OF WARROAD ARE PENDING. SHE DIED MONDAY AT AGE 95.



PRIVATE SERVICES FOR GARY WALKER OF BAUDETTE (AND FORMERLY OF MINNEAPOLIS) WERE HELD SUNDAY IN MINNEAPOLIS.
GARY WALKER WAS 76.



GREENBUSH-MIDDLE RIVER SCHOOL DISTRICT VOTERS OVERWHELMINGLY OPPOSED TWO SPECIAL ELECTION QUESTIONS YESTERDAY.

MORE THAN 71% OF VOTERS SAID “NO” TO A NEW REVENUE AUTHORIZATION, WHICH WOULD HAVE INCREASED THE PER PUPIL ALLOTMENT FROM JUST OVER EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLARS, TO JUST OVER EIGHTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS.

NEARLY 75% OF GREENBUSH-MIDDLE RIVER VOTERS SAID “NO” TO A CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY THAT WOULD HAVE RAISED FOUR MILLION DOLLARS OVER TEN YEARS.

VOTERS IN THAT SCHOOL DISTRICT WERE SIMILARLY OPPOSED TO BALLOT QUESTIONS TWO YEARS AGO.



MINNESOTA DEER HUNTERS HARVESTED 70,724 WHITETAILS DURING THE FIRST TWO DAYS OF THE FIREARMS SEASON. THAT NUMBER IS ESSENTIALLY THE SAME AS THE FIRST WEEKEND OF LAST YEAR’S FIREARMS SEASON.

DEER HARVEST IN NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA WAS UP SIXTEEN PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR, AND DOWN TWENTY PERCENT IN SOUTHEASTERN MINNESOTA.

IN THE REST OF THE STATE, THE DEER HARVEST WAS DOWN FIVE PERCENT WHEN COMPARED WITH THE FIRST TWO DAYS OF 2016.



THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS APPOINTED MINNESOTAN JOE MARTIN AS THE NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR THE U.S.D.A. FARM SERVICE AGENCY.
MARTIN, AT ONE TIME, WAS THE STATE BOVINE T-B TASK FORCE COORDINATOR; WORKING CLOSELY WITH BOVINE T-B ERADICATION EFFORTS IN ROSEAU COUNTY.