LOCAL NEWS - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018

Posted on 01-10-2018
ONE PERSON IS DEAD AFTER A CRASH YESTERDAY EVENING ON HIGHWAY TWO, EAST OF CROOKSTON.

A PLUMBING AND HEATING TRUCK REAR-ENDED A FORD F-45 TRACTOR TRUCK AS BOTH WERE EASTBOUND ON HIGHWAY TWO; THE DRIVER OF THE PLUMBING AND HEATING TRUCK, A 31 YEAR OLD MAN FROM EAST GRAND FORKS, WAS KILLED.

THE DRIVER AND A PASSENGER IN THE TRACTOR-TRUCK WERE TAKEN TO A CROOKSTON HOSPITAL WITH NON-LIFE THREATENING INJURIES.



MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR BONNIE DuBOIS OF WARROAD ARE TOMORROW AFTERNOON AT ONE AT THE WILLIAMS COMMUNITY CHURCH.
BONNIE DuBOIS WAS 53.



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



A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR GLADYS KROHN OF WARROAD (AND FORMERLY OF WILLIAMS) IS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT TWO AT THE WARROAD SENIOR LIVING CENTER CHAPEL. VISITATION IS AN HOUR PRIOR.
GLADYS KROHN WAS 107.



THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT HAS ANNOUNCED AN ADDITIONAL 519 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN FUNDING FOR THE MINNESOTA CHILD CARE GRANT PROGRAM; WHICH IS INTENDED TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF QUALITY CHILD CARE PROVIDERS STATEWIDE.

AMONG THE ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVING THE ADDITIONAL MONEY IS THE NORTHWEST MINNESOTA FOUNDATION IN BEMIDJI, WHICH WILL GET NINETY THOUSAND DOLLARS.

STUDIES SHOW THE NUMBER OF LICENSED FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDERS IN THE STATE IS DOWN NEARLY THIRTY PERCENT SINCE 2005.



THE ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD, YESTERDAY, APPROVED THE ROSEAU TIMES-REGION AS THE COUNTY’S OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER; AND THE GREENBUSH TRIBUNE FOR SECOND PUBLISHING. COUNTIES ARE REQUIRED, BY STATE STATUTE, TO SEEK BIDS FOR BOTH.

IN 2017, ROSEAU COUNTY SPENT NEARLY TWENTY-ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS IN PUBLISHING WITH THE ROSEAU, GREENBUSH AND WARROAD NEWSPAPERS.



LAST WEEK, THE MINNESOTA D.N.R. ISSUED A DRAFT PERMIT TO POLYMET MINING FOR A PROPOSED COPPER/ NICKEL MINE NEAR HOYT LAKES. THE AGENCY IS TAKING PUBLIC COMMENT THROUGH EARLY MARCH.

AARON KLEMZ, WITH THE MINNESOTA CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY, SAYS A POLL BY ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS SHOWS A MAJORITY OF MINNESOTANS OPPOSE THE PROJECT.

POLYMET FIRST APPLIED FOR A MINING PERMIT IN 2005.



THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL, THIS WEEK, MADE MINIMAL CHANGES TO THEIR LIST OF COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS.

KEITH PRINGLE WAS ADDED TO THE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU; KURT WESTON TO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY; IVAN HIRST TO THE COMMUNITY CENTER COMMITTEE; AND CITY SUPERINTENDENT DAVID DROWN WAS APPOINTED ASSISTANT WEED INSPECTOR.



THE ROSEAU FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN UNUSUALLY BUSY SINCE NEW YEAR’S WEEKEND, WITH SEVEN CALLS FOR SERVICE IN THE FIRST EIGHT DAYS OF THE YEAR.

ROSEAU FIRE CHIEF CRAIG McMILLIN SAID A HOUSE BURNED IN ONE OF THE CALLS, BUT NOBODY WAS INJURED.



THE ANNUAL ROSEAU CIVIC AND COMMERCE ASSOCIATION BANQUET IS MONDAY EVENING AT THE CITY CENTER.

PROMOTIONS DIRECTOR MARY HOFFER SAYS ROSEAU IS HOPPING. ALL OF THE DOWNTOWN BUILDINGS ON MAIN AVENUE HAVE OCCUPANTS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ABOUT TWO DECADES IN ROSEAU.



A PUBLIC INPUT MEETING FOR THE THIEF RIVER ONE WATERSHED ONE PLAN IS THIS MORNING (Nine to Noon) AT THE GRYGLA COMMUNITY CENTER.



LIFECARE MEDICAL CENTER OFFERS A SEVEN WEEK FREEDOM FROM SMOKING CLASS, STARTING THIS AFTERNOON IN ROSEAU.

LIFECARE IS ALSO FACILITATING A TOBACCO CESSATION SUPPORT GROUP STARTING THIS MORNING AT MARVIN WINDOWS AND DOORS IN WARROAD.