LOCAL NEWS - MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018
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Posted on 04-09-2018
THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL HAS SET AN APRIL 23RD PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING FOR A VARIANCE APPLICATION FROM SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH. THE CHURCH WANTS A THIRTY FOOT FRONT SETBACK VARIANCE FOR AN ADDITION TO IT’S BUILDING IN ROSEAU.

THE PLANNING COMMISSION WAS TOLD AN EASTWARD EXPANSION WAS THE ONLY VIABLE OPTION FOR THE CHURCH.



MINNESOTA D.N.R. FORESTRY IS ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO GET A BURNING PERMIT AND FOLLOW FIRE REGULATIONS THIS SPRING. PERMITS ARE AVAILABLE FROM FORESTRY OFFICES; FROM CITY CLERKS IN BADGER AND GREENBUSH; FROM LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS; AND FROM TOWNSHIP FIRE WARDENS.



A BENEFIT SPAGHETTI DINNER FOR JENNIFER SHEPARD IS SUNDAY (11-2) AT THE WARROAD EAGLES CLUB.



A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SKYWARN CLASS IS TOMORROW AFTERNOON (1-4 PM) AT SEVEN CLANS CASINO IN WARROAD.

ANOTHER SKYWARN CLASS IS MAY 8TH AT THE ROSEAU COUNTY COURTHOUSE.



MINNESOTA POWER HAS INSTALLED SOME FOUNDATIONS FOR IT’S GREAT NORTHERN TRANSMISSION LINE IN ROSEAU COUNTY; AFTER COMPLETING TREE CLEARING ALONG THE ROUTE IN THE COUNTY THIS WINTER.
JIM ATKINSON, FROM MINNESOTA POWER, SAYS IT’S A MAJOR EFFORT.

THE COMPANY PLANS TO BEGIN BUILDING STRUCTURES IN KOOCHICHING COUNTY THIS YEAR.



ROSEAU COUNTY AND LEGAL SERVICES OF NORTHWEST MINNESOTA ARE IN A THIRD YEAR OF OFFERING A FREE SELF HELP LEGAL CLINIC EVERY WEDNESDAY AT THE COURTHOUSE.

ANNE HOEFGEN IS AT MOORHEAD-BASED LEGAL SERVICES OF NORTHWEST MINNESOTA, SHE SAYS VOLUNTEER ATTORNEYS HELP WITH THE PAPERWORK PART OF THE LEGAL PROCESS, BUT CANNOT OFFER LEGAL ADVICE.



AFTER AN EASTER BREAK, LEGISLATORS ARE BACK IN ST PAUL. STATE SENATOR MARK JOHNSON (R/EAST GRAND FORKS) HAS COME UNDER FIRE THIS SESSION FOR HIS BILL REQUIRING ABLE-BODIED PEOPLE ON MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TO WORK, OR DO COMMUNITY SERVICE.

THE ASSOCIATION OF MINNESOTA COUNTIES HAS CONCERNS ABOUT ANOTHER UNFUNDED MANDATE, TAXING SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENTS. JOHNSON SAYS THE LEGISLATURE IS CONSIDERING THE COST OF THE BILL.



THE ROSEAU V.F.W. POST AND AUXILIARY HAVE THEIR REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING THIS EVENING (6 PM).



WARROAD AND TRI-COUNTY HAVE TEAMS AT THIS WEEK’S STATE KNOWLEDGE BOWL COMPETITION AT BRAINERD. THE EVENT HAS BEEN HELD SINCE 1982.
GREENBUSH WON A STATE COMPETITION IN 1990; GRYGLA WAS 2ND IN 1999; AND ROSEAU FINISHED 6TH IN 2006.



THE WEBSITE WalletHub SAYS MINNESOTA IS THE LEAST STRESSED STATE IN THE NATION, JUST AHEAD OF NORTH DAKOTA. THE MOST STRESSED STATES ARE LOUISIANA, NEW MEXICO, WEST VIRGINIA AND MISSISSIPPI. AMONG THE FACTORS IN DETERMINING STATEWIDE STRESS ARE THE AVERAGE HOURS WORKED PER WEEK, JOB SECURITY, THE DIVORCE RATE AND THE CRIME RATE.



GLEN BRAZIER, THE C.E.O. OF MATTRACKS, HAS ACQUIRED THE BUILDINGS AT THE PELAN PIONEER PARK (WEST OF GREENBUSH) AND WILL MOVE THEM TO WAGON WHEEL RIDGE, NEAR KARLSTAD.
ONE OF THOSE BUILDINGS WAS THE FORMER KARLSTAD TRAIN DEPOT, WHICH WAS BUILT IN 1904.



THREE MEN FROM ALABAMA, ILLINOIS AND NEBRASKA HAVE FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST POLARIS INDUSTRIES SAYING THE COMPANY KNOWINGLY MADE DEFECTIVE ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES BETWEEN THE YEARS 2011 AND 2018.

THE THREE ARE SEEKING CLASS ACTION STATUS.



TWO PEOPLE WERE TAKEN TO LIFECARE MEDICAL CENTER WITH NON-LIFE THREATENING INJURIES AFTER A FRIDAY AFTERNOON CRASH ON HIGHWAY ELEVEN AT COUNTY ROAD TWO IN BADGER.

EIGHTEEN YEAR OLD OLIVIA MONSRUD OF BADGER WAS DRIVING A VEHICLE WHICH COLLIDED WITH ANOTHER DRIVEN BY 32 YEAR OLD RONDI RIFFLE OF BADGER. MONSRUD WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

A PASSENGER IN THE RIFFLE CAR, RONNA SEYDEL OF BADGER, WAS ALSO INJURED.



A ROSEAU POST PROM DECORATING COMMITTEE HAS WORK NIGHTS TOMORROW AND THURSDAY EVENINGS THIS WEEK (6:30 PM) IN THE HIGH SCHOOL ART ROOM.