LOCAL NEWS - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2018
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A BLACK BEAR SHOT BY JAN JOHNSON OF RURAL ROSEAU LAST FALL NEAR MALUNG IS IN THE BOONE AND CROCKETT RECORD BOOK. THE 700 POUND BEAR IS ONE OF THE FORTY LARGEST EVER SHOT IN MINNESOTA.



ONLY ABOUT A QUARTER OF THE MINNESOTA HOUSEHOLDS WHICH ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE LOW-INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ARE RECEIVING HELP WITH HEATING BILLS.

THE MONEY IS TYPICALLY DISTRIBUTED THROUGH COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAMS, LIKE NORTHWEST COMMUNITY ACTION OF BADGER.

LYNNETTE ENGLEHARDT STOTT IS THE ENERGY PROGRAMS COORDINATOR FOR THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY ACTION IN SOUTHEASTERN MINNESOTA.

HOUSEHOLDS THAT EARN LESS THAN HALF OF THE STATE MEDIAN INCOME ARE ELIGIBLE; THAT WOULD BE ABOUT 48 THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR.



THE BEMIDJI-BASED NORTHWEST MINNESOTA JUVENILE CENTER’S STATISTICAL REPORT FOR LAST YEAR SHOWS THERE WERE 616 ADMISSIONS IN 2017; TWO OF THE KIDS PLACED IN THE CENTER WERE TEN YEARS OLD.

THE LARGEST NUMBER OF ADMISSIONS CAME FROM BELTRAMI COUNTY (207) AND CASS COUNTY (118).
ROSEAU COUNTY HAD 13 ADMISSIONS; KITTSON HAD 5; AND LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY 4.

ROSEAU IS ONE OF EIGHT JOINT POWERS COUNTIES IN THE JUVENILE CENTER SYSTEM.



A SECOND ANNUAL WINTER WALK TO SCHOOL DAY IS TOMORROW ACROSS MINNESOTA. THAT’S PART OF MINN-DOT’S SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM.



A FARM RESOURCE GUIDE, FROM UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION, IS AVAILABLE AT COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICES ACROSS THE STATE.

DAVID BAU, AT A REGIONAL EXTENSION OFFICE IN WORTHINGTON, CREATES THAT RESOURCE GUIDE.
BAU SAYS FORMER ROSEAU RESIDENT FRASER NORTON STARTED WRITING THAT RESOURCE GUIDE MANY YEARS AGO; AND HE’S KEPT THE TRADITION.



THE OLYMPIC GAMES START IN SOUTH KOREA THIS WEEK.

DON ROSS OF ROSEAU IS A TWO-TIME OLYMPIAN, PLAYING FOR THE U.S. HOCKEY TEAM IN BOTH 1964 AND 1968. DON ROSS PLAYED AT OLYMPIC GAMES IN INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA AND GRENOBLE, FRANCE; AFTER A COLLEGE HOCKEY CAREER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA.

THE SOVIET UNION WON THE HOCKEY GOLD MEDAL IN BOTH 1964 AND 1968.



A SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE FOR CLARICE FALK OF ROSEAU, WHO DIED YESTERDAY AT AGE 102.

KELLY FALK IS A MEMBER OF THE ROSEAU COMMUNITY SCHOOL HALL OF FAME, AND WAS PRESENTED THE 2013 MINNESOTA SENIOR CITIZEN VOLUNTEER AWARD AT THE MINNESOTA STATE FAIR.



THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL, LAST NIGHT, APPROVED THE HIRE OF KATY SPODEN AS PARKS AND REC DIRECTOR.

SHE IS CURRENTLY THE ASSISTANT PARKS AND REC DIRECTOR IN NOME, ALASKA.

SHE WAS ONE OF SIXTEEN APPLICANTS FOR THE POSITION, WHICH HAS BEEN VACANT SINCE LAST FALL.



THE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING OF THE ROSEAU RIVER WATERSHED BOARD IS TOMORROW (Noon).



ROSEAU HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR CLASS PARENTS HAVE THEIR FIRST POST-PROM ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING THURSDAY (6:30 PM) AT THE ROSEAU AMERICAN LEGION BASEMENT. MARY VATNSDAL HAS MORE INFORMATION (242-2586).



A SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH YESTERDAY MORNING (JUST AFTER SIX A.M.) NEAR INTERNATIONAL FALLS SENT 32 YEAR OLD STEPHANIE SJOQUIST OF INTERNATIONAL FALLS TO A DULUTH HOSPITAL WITH NON-LIFE THREATENING INJURIES. SJOQUIST WAS NORTHBOUND ON HIGHWAY 53, SWERVED TO AVOID DEBRIS ON THE ROAD, AND WENT INTO THE DITCH (STRIKING A POWER POLE).
AN INFANT IN THE VEHICLE, ANNA CURRIER, WAS ALSO TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH NON-LIFE THREATENING INJURIES.



THE MINNESOTA D.N.R. HAS LISTENING SESSIONS IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH ON A PROPOSED BORDER TO BORDER TOURING ROUTE, WHICH WOULD CONNECT NORTHERN MINNESOTA FOR OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLES.
THE ROUTE WOULD GO EAST TO WEST ACROSS THE STATE, BUT NOT THROUGH ROSEAU, LAKE OF THE WOODS OR KOOCHICHING COUNTIES.

LISTENING SESSIONS ARE SCHEDULED IN BLACKDUCK, CLEARBROOK, NEWFOLDEN, HALLOCK AND RED LAKE FALLS.