LOCAL NEWS - MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2018
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Posted on 04-02-2018
THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL MEETS THIS EVENING.
THE AGENDA INCLUDES A LAND USE VARIANCE APPLICATION FROM SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH.



THE GREATER MINNESOTA PARTNERSHIP SAYS CHILD CARE SHORTAGES IN RURAL MINNESOTA ARE AN IMPEDIMENT TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
THEIR REPORT SAYS BUSINESSES ARE RELUCTANT TO EXPAND AND FAMILIES ARE RELUCTANT TO RE-LOCATE FOR A JOB IF THERE IS NO CHILD CARE AVAILABLE.
THERE ARE PENDING BILLS IN THE MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE TO HELP LOCAL COMMUNITIES EXPAND LOCAL CHILD CARE CAPACITY.



THE ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD, LAST WEEK, APPROVED A LAWFUL GAMBLING PERMIT FOR THE RUFFED GROUSE SOCIETY - FOR THEIR MAY 11TH EVENT AT SPRINGSTEEL RESORT.



THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CONDUCTED 94 INSPECTIONS OF LICENSED ESTABLISHMENTS IN ROSEAU IN 2017, INCLUDING THREE COMPLAINTS IN THE COUNTY. THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH INVESTIGATED 683 COMPLAINTS IN MINNESOTA LAST YEAR. THERE ARE 87 LICENSED FOOD AND LODGING BUSINESSES IN THE COUNTY.



THE ROSEAU ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE HAS IT’S ANNUAL MEETING SATURDAY MORNING AT THE ROSEAU SCHOOL THEATRE. THREE DIRECTORS (JIM HALLAN, ED WALSH AND MARK SAX) ARE RUNNING UN-OPPOSED FOR SEATS ON THE BOARD IN DISTRICTS ONE, SIX AND NINE.



THE MINNESOTA D.N.R. CONDUCTED AERIAL ELK SURVEYS IN FEBRUARY AND APRIL IN MARSHALL AND KITTSON COUNTIES. THE ELK POPULATION IN KITTSON COUNTY IS UP OVER LAST YEAR, WHILE THE GRYGLA HERD WAS DOWN AGAIN.

DOUG FRANKE IS THE AREA WILDLIFE SUPERVISOR, BASED IN THIEF RIVER FALLS. A FALL ELK HUNT IN THE GRYGLA AREA IS UNLIKELY AGAIN THIS FALL, WITH THAT HERD’S POPULATION WELL BELOW GOAL NUMBERS.



THE STAR OF THE NORTH TOASTMASTERS CLUB MEETS THE SECOND AND FOURTH TUESDAYS EACH MONTH AT THE WARROAD SENIOR LIVING CENTER AND AT THE ROSEAU PUBLIC LIBRARY.

GWEN SALLBERG OF ROSEAU SAYS PART OF THE ORGANIZATION’S GOAL IS OVERCOMING A FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING.

KIM HRUBA IN WARROAD HAS MORE INFORMATION ON TOASTMASTERS AT 218 469-0204.



THE U.S. CONGRESS IS CONSIDERING A 140 BILLION DOLLAR FARM BILL, AND SOME MEMBERS ARE LOOKING AT MAKING CUTS TO NUTRITION PROGRAMS. JAMES WEILL, THE PRESIDENT OF A NONPROFIT CALLED THE FOOD RESEARCH AND ACTION CENTER, SAYS ‘SNAP’ (THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM) AND OTHER FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS MAKE UP ABOUT SEVENTY PERCENT OF THE U.S.D.A. BUDGET.



A MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL FOR IRENE WYNNE OF WANNASKA IS WEDNESDAY MORNING AT 10:30 AT ST PHILIP’S CATHOLIC CHURCH IN FALUN. VISITATION IS TOMORROW EVENING (5-7 PM) WITH A SEVEN O’CLOCK PRAYER SERVICE AT HELGESON FUNERAL HOME IN ROSEAU.
IRENE WYNNE WAS 64.



MINNESOTA GOVERNOR MARK DAYTON WILL HOST A FIRST-IN-THE-NATION MINNESOTA TRIBAL YOUTH GATHERING IN JULY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA.

THE GATHERING WILL BRING TOGETHER NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH AGED FOURTEEN TO TWENTY-FOUR, TRIBAL AND STATE LEADERS, CIVIC AND BUSINESS LEADERS AND EDUCATORS TO LOOK AT CHALLENGES FACING NATIVE YOUTH.