LOCAL NEWS - MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2018
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Posted on 01-08-2018
THE ROSEAU PUBLIC LIBRARY REPORTS A SUCCESSFUL “GIFT OF GIVING” CAMPAIGN IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER.

IN THAT EVENT, PEOPLE DONATE ITEMS THAT KIDS CAN BUY (FOR A NOMINAL AMOUNT) FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

LIBRARIAN KATE HAMMER SAYS THERE WERE MORE THAN 750 GIFTS WRAPPED, AND 94 KIDS PARTICIPATED.



FOUR HUNDRED POUNDS OF FOOD AND TWO HUNDRED PIECES OF WINTER CLOTHING WERE COLLECTED IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER BY ROSEAU COUNTY TREATMENT COURT PARTICIPANTS FOR DISTRIBUTION TO THE ROSEAU AND WARROAD FOOD SHELVES.



THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL MEETS THIS EVENING.
AMONG OTHER BUSINESS, THEY’LL MAKE COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS FOR 2018.



THE NORTHWEST MINNESOTA WOMEN’S FUND IS SEEKING GRANT PROPOSALS FOR PROGRAMS THAT BENEFIT WOMEN AND GIRLS IN THIS PART OF THE STATE.
APPLICATIONS FOR UP TO TWENTY-FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM SCHOOLS, NONPROFITS, HISTORICAL SOCIETIES AND COMMUNITY SERVICE GROUPS.

ROSEAU IS ONE OF TWELVE COUNTIES IN THE NORTHWEST WOMEN’S FUND SERVICE AREA.



LIFECARE MEDICAL CENTER HAS FREEDOM FROM SMOKING CLASSES STARTING WEDNESDAY IN ROSEAU; SEVEN WEEKS OF CLASSES COST FIFTY DOLLARS.
LIFECARE MEDICAL CENTER WILL ALSO FACILITATE A TOBACCO CESSATION SUPPORT GROUP STARTING WEDNESDAY AT MARVIN WINDOWS AND DOORS IN WARROAD.



UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA AND NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION ARE OFFERING ADVANCED CROP ADVISOR WORKSHOPS FEBRUARY 13TH AND 14TH IN FARGO.

ROSEAU NATIVE JERRY ARNESON, WITH BELL BANK OF FARGO, IS PART OF THE WORKSHOP PLANNING COMMITTEE.



THE ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD, LAST WEEK, APPROVED THE BEAVER BOUNTY FOR THE COMING YEAR AT FIFTY DOLLARS, AND THE POCKET GOPHER BOUNTY AT TWO DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS.

THE BOARD ALSO APPROVED A MAXIMUM DAILY MEAL REIMBURSEMENT OF FORTY DOLLARS; THAT AMOUNT HASN’T CHANGED IN MORE THAN A DECADE.



AN ANNUAL ROSEAU CIVIC AND COMMERCE BANQUET IS NEXT MONDAY EVENING (January 15) AT THE ROSEAU CITY CENTER.



FUNERAL SERVICES FOR DONALD LANDIN OF WARROAD ARE FRIDAY MORNING AT TEN AT ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH IN WARROAD. VISITATION IS THURSDAY EVENING (5-7 PM) WITH A SEVEN O’CLOCK PRAYER SERVICE AT THE WARROAD SENIOR LIVING CENTER.
DONALD LANDIN WAS 89.



U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, ON FRIDAY, ISSUED A NEWS RELEASE ON IT’S ADJUSTMENT OF HOURS AT THE ROSEAU AND LANCASTER PORTS OF ENTRY.

BEGINNING YESTERDAY, HOURS AT THE ROSEAU PORT WERE EIGHT A.M. TO EIGHT P.M.; THEY HAD BEEN EIGHT TO MIDNIGHT.

IN LANCASTER, THE HOURS ARE NOW TO EIGHT TO SIX IN WINTER MONTHS; AND EIGHT TO EIGHT DURING THE SUMMER.

MICHELE JAMES, THE DIRECTOR OF C.B.P. FIELD OPERATIONS IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON SAID “THE NEW HOURS ARE BASED ON CURRENT AND HISTORICAL VEHICLE CROSSING DATA AND LIMITED C.B.P. RESOURCES” AND THAT “THIS SLIGHT REDUCTION OF HOURS WILL ALLOW STAFF TO BE RE-ALLOCATED” TO OTHER PORTS OF ENTRY.

MOST OF MINNESOTA’S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION, AND GOVERNOR MARK DAYTON HAVE SENT LETTERS OBJECTING TO THE CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION DECISION.



A U.S. CENSUS BUREAU REPORT SAYS LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY HAD A SUBSTANTIAL DECLINE IN IT’S POVERTY RATE FOR THE FIVE YEAR PERIOD THROUGH 2016.

THE POVERTY RATE IN LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY IN 2016 WAS EIGHT-POINT-ONE PERCENT; THAT COMPARES WITH AN EIGHT-POINT-FOUR PERCENT RATE IN ROSEAU COUNTY.

THE AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY SAID TWENTY-TWO PERCENT OF MAHNOMEN COUNTY LIVES BELOW THE FEDERAL POVERTY LINE (WHICH IS TWENTY-EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR).

POVERTY RATES IN MINNESOTA ARE GENERALLY HIGHER IN THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE STATE.