LOCAL NEWS - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017
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Posted on 12-07-2017
THE LAKE OF THE WOODS AMBULANCE SERVICE IS PERHAPS UNIQUE IN MINNESOTA IN THAT AMBULANCE DIRECTOR DON CASTLE HAS TWO SEPTUAGENARIANS ON HIS CREW.

CASTLE SAYS 73 YEAR OLD DON McKAY HAS VOLUNTEERED FOR FORTY YEARS, AND 78 YEAR OLD LUCY CALI HAS BEEN A SEVENTEEN YEAR VOLUNTEER.

CASTLE SAYS THE LAKE OF THE WOODS AMBULANCE SERVICE, BASED IN BAUDETTE, MADE MORE THAN THREE HUNDRED RUNS IN THE PAST YEAR.



ROSEAU KINDERGARTNERS, AND FIRST THROUGH THIRD GRADERS, HAVE THEIR CHRISTMAS PROGRAM TODAY (Ten and Two) AT THE SCHOOL THEATRE.
THE UPPER ELEMENTARY HAS THEIR CHRISTMAS PROGRAM NEXT THURSDAY.



MINNESOTA DEER HUNTERS ARE ON TRACK TO HARVEST NEARLY TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND WHITETAILS THIS YEAR, AFTER TAKING JUST OVER 173 THOUSAND IN 2016.

HUNTER SUCCESS IS UP ABOUT TEN PERCENT IN NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA THIS YEAR, COMPARED WITH A YEAR AGO.



WANNASKA SANTA DAY IS SATURDAY (11-2), WITH SLEIGH RIDES AND A VISIT FROM SANTA CLAUS.



TOM’S TACKLE OF BAUDETTE CONTINUES TO DO A STRONG BUSINESS IN NORTHERN MINNESOTA, WITH THEIR UNIQUE LURES AND FISHING ACCESSORIES.
THE COMPANY STARTED IN 1959; DAVE WIERSMA HAS OWNED THE BUSINESS FOR THE PAST FIFTEEN YEARS.

WIERSMA SAYS THE COMPANY IS ALSO MAKING V-PLOW SNOWPLOWS FOR USE ON LAKE OF THE WOODS



A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR WILLIAM ANDERSON OF BAUDETTE IS THIS AFTERNOON AT TWO AT FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH IN BAUDETTE. VISITATION IS AN HOUR PRIOR. BURIAL IS AT A LATER DATE.
BILL ANDERSON WAS 87.



FUNERAL SERVICES FOR DONALD AUSTAD OF WARROAD ARE TOMORROW AFTERNOON AT ONE AT THE LAKE BRONSON COMMUNITY COVENANT CHURCH. VISITATION IS THIS EVENING (5-7 PM) WITH A SEVEN O’CLOCK PRAYER SERVICE AT HELGESON FUNERAL HOME IN WARROAD. DONALD AUSTAD WAS 64.



PRIVATE FAMILY SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE FOR KAREN STYRWOLL OF WARROAD (AND FORMERLY OF NEW ALBIN, IOWA).
KAREN STYRWOLL WAS 78.



SOME ANALYSTS ARE PREDICTING AN ECONOMIC BOOST WITH PASSAGE OF A REPUBLICAN TAX REFORM BILL IN CONGRESS; SAYING THE BILL WILL BRING MORE JOBS, HIGHER WAGES AND BUSINESS INVESTMENTS.

HISTORIAN ROBERT McELVAINE, THE AUTHOR OF A BOOK CALLED “THE GREAT DEPRESSION” SAYS PREVIOUS TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH HAVE LED TO ECONOMIC CRISIS.



LAND RENT MEETINGS, PROVIDED BY UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION, ARE BEING HELD ACROSS THE STATE. ONE OF THOSE MEETINGS IS DECEMBER 19TH (2 PM) AT THE ROSEAU CITY CENTER.