LOCAL NEWS - THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2018

Posted on 01-04-2018
A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR ROBERT MOYER OF WARROAD IS THIS AFTERNOON AT TWO AT ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH IN WARROAD. VISITATION IS AN HOUR PRIOR. BURIAL IS AT A LATER DATE.
BOB MOYER WAS 76.



THE ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD, THIS WEEK, APPROVED A RESOLUTION ON BEHALF OF LICENSE BUREAU’S ACROSS THE STATE; ASKING THE STATE OF MINNESOTA TO COMPENSATE THEM FOR LOSSES RELATED TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROBLEMS CAUSED BY THE ROLLOUT OF A NEW I-T PACKAGE.

THE NEW SYSTEM HAS CAUSED NUMEROUS CRASHES AND DELAYS.



MINNESOTA SOYBEAN GROWERS ASSOCIATION VICE PRESIDENT JAMIE BEYER SAYS FARM GROUPS CAN HAVE A MEANINGFUL INFLUENCE ON POLICY ISSUES.
BEYER TELLS THE RED RIVER FARM NETWORK THAT FARM ORGANIZATIONS HAVE THOUSANDS OF MEMBERS, WHICH TRANSLATES TO REAL POLITICAL POWER.



A CANDLELIGHT SKIING AND SNOWSHOEING EVENT IS SCHEDULED JANUARY 20TH AT LAKE BRONSON STATE PARK.



A PANCAKE BENEFIT TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE GREENBUSH-MIDDLE RIVER STUDENT TECHNOLOGY FUND IS SUNDAY (9:30-1) AT THE GREENBUSH COMMUNITY CENTER.



A MEMORIAL SERVICE TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF DUANE LARSON, OF THIEF RIVER FALLS, WILL BE HELD THIS SATURDAY AT 10:30 AT NAZARETH LUTHERAN CHURCH IN HOLT, MINNESOTA. INTERMENT WILL BE AT HOLT CEMETERY AT A LATER DATE. VISITATION IS AN HOUR PRIOR TO SATURDAY’S SERVICE AT THE CHURCH. DUANE LARSON WAS 90.



ACCORDING TO A REPORT RELEASED YESTERDAY, 2017 SAW THE LOWEST AMOUNT OF ROADWAY FATALITIES IN THE STATE OF MINNESOTA IN 74 YEARS. THE 348 TRAFFIC DEATHS WAS THE LOWEST SINCE 1943, WHEN WE SAW ONLY 274 DEATHS. SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE TOWARDS ZERO DEATHS INITIATIVE 10 YEARS AGO, THE YEARLY AVERAGE OF DEATHS HAS BEEN CUT BY NEARLY FIFTY PERCENT.



THE KITTSON COUNTY SHERIFF IS ARGUING THAT HIS OFFICE IS BETTER EQUIPPED THAN STATE OR FEDERAL OFFICIALS TO INVESTIGATE WHETHER WOLVES HAVE KILLED LOCAL LIVESTOCK. MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO REPORTS THAT HE’S ATTEMPTING TO US A STATE LAW THAT ALLOWS SHERIFF’S TO INVESTIGATE SUCH CASES. HE SAYS LOCAL RANCHERS HAVE MORE THAN 118-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN UNCOMPENSATED LOSSES FROM WOLF KILLS. STATE AND FEDERAL OFFICIALS ARGUE THAT IT’S UNLIKELY THAT 100-PERCENT OF THAT AMOUNT IS FROM WOLVES.



ROSEAU COUNTY WELCOMED IT’S FIRST BABY OF THE NEW YEAR ON TUESDAY NIGHT. A BABY BOY, LEO WAYNE KRUGER WAS BORN AT 10:39 PM TO MOTHER AMY OKNICK AND FATHER JUSTIN KRUEGER, BOTH OF WARROAD. LEO, BORN A HEALTHY AT 8 POUNDS, 1 OUNCE.