LOCAL NEWS - THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018
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THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ISSUED A NO TRAVEL ADVISORY LAST NIGHT IN SIX COUNTIES OF NORTHWEST MINNESOTA (KITTSON, MARSHALL, NORMAN, PENNINGTON, POLK AND RED LAKE) DUE TO DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.
MINN-DOT SNOWPLOWS WERE PULLED OFF THEIR ROUTES LAST NIGHT DUE TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS.



SEVERAL SCHOOLS IN THE WILD 102 LISTENING AREA ARE STARTING TWO HOURS LATE THIS MORNING,
INCLUDING TRI-COUNTY (WHERE THERE IS NO PRESCHOOL TODAY); GOODRIDGE, MARSHALL COUNTY CENTRAL AND NORTHLAND COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE.



A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT THIS MORNING.

BRITTANY PETERSON, AT THE GRAND FORKS NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE, SAYS FOUR TO FIVE INCHES OF SNOW WAS COMMON OVERNIGHT ACROSS NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA; BUT THAT SNOWFALL WAS ACCOMPANIED BY STRONG NORTH/NORTHWEST WINDS AND BITTER COLD TEMPS RETURN LATER TODAY.

LOW TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED IN THE DOUBLE DIGITS BELOW ZERO THROUGH AT LEAST NEXT TUESDAY NIGHT.



THE ROSEAU HIGH SCHOOL KNOWLEDGE BOWL TEAM WAS FOURTH (OUT OF FORTY-TWO TEAMS) AT AN EVENT YESTERDAY IN THIEF RIVER FALLS.

THAT TEAM CONSISTS OF KELSEY BULEY, GABE CARLSON, CATIE GLODOWSKI, GABE GRACZA AND ALEX ZOU.

ROSEAU’S TWO OTHER KNOWLEDGE BOWL TEAMS WERE 16TH AND 21ST.
CARLA OLSEN IS THE KNOWLEDGE BOWL ADVISOR.



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



A FUNERAL SERVICE FOR DONALD LANDIN OF WARROAD IS TOMORROW MORNING AT TEN AT ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH IN WARROAD. VISITATION IS THIS 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.



ABOUT SEVENTEEN HUNDRED PEOPLE HAVE ENROLLED IN ONE OF TWO NEW AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE HEALTH PLANS IN MINNESOTA. ONE OF THOSE PLANS IS THROUGH THE LAND-O-LAKES COOPERATIVE; AND THE OTHER THROUGH A NEWLY FORMED CO-OP CALLED FORTY SQUARE. FOLKS FROM FORTY SQUARE WERE IN ROSEAU LAST FALL.



THE ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD, THIS WEEK, APPROVED A JAIL MEDICAL SERVICE CONTRACT WITH LIFECARE MEDICAL CENTER.

LIFECARE HAS PROVIDED PRISONER MEDICAL SERVICES FOR THE COUNTY, BUT THIS IS THE FIRST OFFICIAL CONTRACT.

UNDER THE TERMS, LIFECARE WILL PROVIDE NURSING SERVICES AT THE JAIL.



U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION SENT A LETTER THIS WEEK TO 7TH DISTRICT U.S. CONGRESSMAN COLLIN PETERSON, RESPONDING TO PETERSON’S REQUEST FOR A DELAY IN IMPLEMENTATION OF REDUCED HOURS OF OPERATION AT THE ROSEAU AND LANCASTER PORTS OF ENTRY.
THE LETTER SAYS C.B.P. HAS REDUCED HOURS AT PORTS IN FIVE OTHER STATES ON THE NORTHERN BORDER.

MINNESOTA’S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION HAD ASKED C.B.P. FOR A PILOT PROGRAM, SIMILAR TO ONE AT THE NORTHWEST ANGLE; THE LETTER FROM ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER JOHN LADOWICZ (WITH THE OFFICE OF CONGRESSIONAL AFFAIRS) SAYS IMPLEMENTING SUCH A PILOT PROGRAM THIS YEAR IS NOT WITHIN C.B.P. PLANNING EFFORTS.

REDUCTIONS IN SERVICE HOURS TOOK EFFECT IN ROSEAU AND LANCASTER SUNDAY.



LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES HAS INFORMATIONAL AND SUPPORT MEETINGS FOR CAREGIVERS TODAY AT THE WARROAD PUBLIC LIBRARY; JANUARY 16TH AT BEAR AND BEAN IN ROSEAU, AND AT FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH IN KARLSTAD; JANUARY 18TH AT THE STATION IN HALLOCK; AND JANUARY 23RD AT THE BRINK CENTER IN BAUDETTE.



THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL, THIS WEEK, HEARD THAT REPLACING BUILDING INSPECTOR KEVIN WISKOW IS PROVING DIFFICULT.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR TODD PETERSON SAYS CERTIFIED BUILDING INSPECTORS IN WARROAD AND THIEF RIVER FALLS DECLINED TO CONTRACT FOR THE SERVICE, SAYING THEY’RE TOO BUSY.

THE CITY CAN’T ISSUE BUILDING PERMITS UNTIL A CERTIFIED INSPECTOR HAS BEEN HIRED.


THERE WERE SIXTEEN APPLICATIONS FOR A VACANT PARKS AND REC DIRECTOR POSITION; FOUR WILL BE INTERVIEWED OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS.
THE PREVIOUS PARKS AND REC DIRECTOR, ADAM CRIST, RESIGNED IN NOVEMBER AFTER FOUR MONTHS IN THAT POSITION.



A RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR AG PROFESSIONALS , INCLUDING INFORMATION ON SMALL GRAINS, IS TODAY AT THE NORTHWEST RESEARCH AND OUTREACH CENTER IN CROOKSTON.