LOCAL NEWS - TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2018
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Posted on 03-13-2018
A LAKE BRONSON ADVENTURE RACE IS MAY 12TH AT LAKE BRONSON STATE PARK. TEAMS OF TWO OR THREE WILL RUN, BIKE AND SWIM; PROCEEDS SUPPORT KITTSON COUNTY LUTHERAN YOUTH MISSION TRIPS.



A ST PATRICK’S DAY BINGO NIGHT IS SATURDAY EVENING (6 PM) AT THE BADGER COMMUNITY CENTER.
THAT’S SPONSORED BY THE BADGER TOWN AND COUNTRY CLUB.



THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL, LAST WEEK, HEARD THAT NEW BUILDING OFFICIAL BRAD BALE IS PLANNING TO WORK WITH ROSEAU CONTRACTORS ON THE PERMITTING PROCESS. BALE IS A CONTRACT EMPLOYEE OF THE CITY OF ROSEAU.



A FIFTEENTH INTERNATIONAL RAINY/LAKE OF THE WOODS WATERSHED FORUM WAS HELD LAST WEEK IN INTERNATIONAL FALLS.

TODD SELLERS IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR THE LAKE OF THE WOODS WATER SUSTAINABILITY FOUNDATION.
CANADIAN AND AMERICAN RESEARCHERS PRESENTED THEIR WORK ON NUTRIENTS AND ALGAE IN THE BIG LAKE.



THE ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD HAS AUTHORIZED THE HIRE OF A FULLTIME OFFICE SUPPORT SPECIALIST AT COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES.



FIVE AIRPLANES FROM CIRRUS AIRCRAFT OF DULUTH LANDED AT THE PINECREEK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SATURDAY MORNING.

FORMER ROSEAU RESIDENT KEITH SEVERSON WORKS FOR CIRRUS, AND LED THE GROUP TO THE ONLY AIRPORT IN THE WORLD THAT HAS A LANDING STRIP ACROSS AN INTERNATIONAL BORDER.

SEVERSON HAD WORKED IN DENMARK, BEFORE MOVING BACK TO MINNESOTA THREE YEARS AGO WITH HIS WIFE AND TWO CHILDREN.



THE MINNESOTA D.N.R. IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT GRANT PROGRAMS THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH IN AREAS LIKE OUTDOOR RECREATION, REGIONAL TRAILS AND LOCAL TRAIL CONNECTIONS.



LAST YEAR’S WILD RICE SEASON WAS ONE OF THE BEST IN MEMORY. SOME RICERS PULLED IN MORE THAN THREE HUNDRED POUNDS PER DAY.
JEFF SAVAGE, WITH THE FOND DU LAC BAND OF OJIBWE, SAYS WILD RICE IS PLENTIFUL BUT THERE ARE FEWER LAKES WHERE IT CAN BE FOUND.



A ST PATRICK’S DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST IS SATURDAY AT ROSEAU’S FOUR SEASONS SENIOR CENTER. THE ROSEAU LIONS CLUB IS COOKING, AND PROCEEDS FROM A FREE WILL DONATION GO TOWARD A ROOFING PROJECT AT THE SENIOR CENTER.



MEMBERS OF IMPACT 20/20, A GROUP OF NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA LEADERS, RECENTLY SPENT A DAY AT THE STATE CAPITOL - TALKING WITH LAWMAKERS ABOUT ISSUES AFFECTING ECONOMIC PROSPERITY AND GROWTH IN THIS PART OF THE STATE.

MISSY OKESON OF ROSEAU AND DICK SJOBERG OF THIEF RIVER FALLS WERE AMONG THE IMPACT 20/20 MEMBERS WHO WERE IN ST PAUL.

MISSY OKESON’S FOCUS WAS ON A CHILDCARE SHORTAGE IN THE REGION, AND IT’S EFFECT ON FAMILIES AND EMPLOYERS.



THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SAYS CONSTRUCTION LEADS THE LABOR MARKET IN MINNESOTA IN EMPLOYMENT GROWTH;
AT THE SAME TIME AS CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES FACE CHALLENGES FILLING OPENINGS THIS SPRING, DUE TO A TIGHT LABOR MARKET.



FUNERAL SERVICES FOR WARROAD NATIVE MARY MARVIN OF MINNEAPOLIS ARE APRIL 14TH AT ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH IN WARROAD. DONATIONS ARE ASKED TO BE GIVEN TO THE WARROAD VETERANS MEMORIAL IN HONOR OF HER BROTHERS BILL, FRANK, JACK, TUT AND CAL.
MARY “MIMI” MARVIN WAS 92.



THE ROSEAU SCHOOL BOARD, LAST NIGHT, RATIFIED A TWO YEAR CONTRACT WITH THE ROSEAU TEACHERS ASSOCIATION; WHICH INCLUDES A FIVE AND A HALF PERCENT SALARY INCREASE OVER THE TWO YEARS.
THE TOTAL TWO YEAR PACKAGE IS SIX-POINT-SIX-SEVEN PERCENT. THE NEGOTIATION PROCESS STARTED LAST OCTOBER; SCHOOL BOARD CHAIR TODD BRANDT SAID NEITHER SIDE WAS THRILLED.

JUST 35% OF 331 SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN MINNESOTA HAVE FINALIZED TEACHER CONTRACTS.



BILL AND JACKIE FORBISTER PLAY FOR A DANCE THIS AFTERNOON (2 PM) AT THE ROSEAU FOUR SEASONS SENIOR CENTER.