LOCAL NEWS - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2018
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Posted on 04-11-2018
THE MINNESOTA D.N.R., THIS WEEK, RELEASED A STATEWIDE HARVEST GOAL OF TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DEER ANNUALLY OVER THE NEXT TEN YEARS.

THE MINNESOTA DEER HUNTERS ASSOCIATION WOULD PREFER THAT NUMBER BE 225 THOUSAND WHITETAILS.
A NINETEEN MEMBER CITIZENS ADVISORY GROUP HAS SPENT THE PAST YEAR WORKING ON THAT LONGTERM PLAN.
THE D.N.R. WILL HOLD OPEN HOUSE MEETINGS THIS MONTH IN NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA ON THAT HARVEST PLAN; INCLUDING AN APRIL 17TH MEETING AT THE ROSEAU COUNTY COURTHOUSE.

OTHER MEETINGS ARE APRIL 16TH AT HAYES LAKE STATE PARK; APRIL 17TH AT LAKE BRONSON STATE PARK; AND APRIL 18TH AT THE LAKE OF THE WOODS SCHOOL IN BAUDETTE AND THE THIEF LAKE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA.



A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR CHARLES LUND OF GREENBUSH IS TOMORROW AFTERNOON AT TWO AT BETHEL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF GREENBUSH. VISITATION IS AN HOUR PRIOR.
CHARLES LUND WAS 83.



THE ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD YESTERDAY APPROVED A THREE YEAR AGREEMENT WITH THE WARROAD FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR FIRE CONTRACTS FOR UNORGANIZED TOWNSHIPS AMERICA, CLEARRIVER AND OAKS.



MINNESOTA GOVERNOR MARK DAYTON HAS SENT A LETTER TO THE BOARD OF WATER AND SOIL RESOURCES SAYING BWSR’S PROPOSED ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES FOR THE BUFFER LAW ARE UNREASONABLE. THE PREVIOUS PENALTY WAS A MAXIMUM FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS; THE PROPOSED RULE WOULD BE BASED ON LINEAR FEET OF BUFFERS.
DAYTON SAYS THE PENALTY ORDER IS DESIGNED AS A LAST RESORT; THAT LOCAL SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICTS ARE TO WORK WITH LANDOWNERS TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH THE BUFFER RULES.

THE GOVERNOR IS ASKING BWSR TO RE-CONSIDER.



FUNERAL SERVICES FOR WILLIAM LaCHAPPELLE OF WARROAD ARE MONDAY MORNING AT ELEVEN AT ST MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH IN WARROAD. VISITATION IS SUNDAY EVENING (5-7 PM) WITH A SEVEN O’CLOCK PRAYER SERVICE AT HELGESON FUNERAL HOME IN WARROAD.
BILL LaCHAPPELLE WAS 71.



24 YEAR OLD TRACI CLOUD OF CASS LAKE WAS KILLED LAST NIGHT IN A SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH NORTHWEST OF BEMIDJI, ON HIGHWAY 89.

THE STATE PATROL SAID CLOUD WAS TRAVELING AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED; HER CAR LEFT THE ROADWAY AND ROLLED; AND SHE WAS EJECTED FROM THE VEHICLE.
THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED JUST AFTER TEN P.M. IN ECKLES TOWNSHIP IN BELTRAMI COUNTY.



THE ROSEAU ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE CELEBRATES NATIONAL LINEMAN APPRECIATION DAY NEXT WEDNESDAY (April 18).



THE FOURTOWN/GRYGLA SPORTSMANS CLUB MEETS NEXT TUESDAY EVENING (7 PM) AT FOURTOWN.



THE 9TH ANNUAL FATHER/DAUGHTER PROM IS SUNDAY, APRIL 29TH (1-4 PM) AT THE ROSEAU HIGH SCHOOL GYM.
THE GRAND MARCH IS AT TWO.

THE ROSEAU HIGH SCHOOL PROM IS APRIL 28TH.



A MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO REPORT SAYS GREATER MINNESOTA IS STRUGGLING WITH A CHILDCARE SHORTAGE.
THE CENTER FOR RURAL POLICY SAYS THERE HAS BEEN A 25% DROP IN CHILDCARE AVAILABILITY OVER THE PAST DOZEN YEARS.

THE STORY SAYS THAT SHORTAGE IS CAUSING PROBLEMS FOR LOCAL ECONOMIES; CITING BLACKDUCK, WHERE ANDERSON FABRICS EMPLOYS 325 PEOPLE - BUT COULD USE ANOTHER HUNDRED EMPLOYEES.



THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL, LAST WEEK, TALKED ABOUT CURBSIDE RE-CYCLING. SOME COMMUNITY RESIDENTS ARE INTERESTED, BUT THE PROGRAM IS SAID TO BE PROHIBITIVELY EXPENSIVE.



ROSEAU COUNTY IS CONDUCTING A TEST OF THE CODE-RED EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM TOMORROW AFTERNOON, DURING A STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL (1:45 PM).

THE CODE-RED SYSTEM IS DESIGNED TO ALLOW OFFICIALS (INCLUDING THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE) TO DELIVER MESSAGES TO COUNTY RESIDENTS.
IT REQUIRES THAT BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS REGISTER; MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT THE ROSEAU COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE (463-3375).



THE LUNCH AT THE ROSEAU PUBLIC LIBRARY TRAVEL SERIES CONTINUES TOMORROW WITH CONNIE JOHNSON’S PRESENTATION ON AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND.



LIZ CURTIS HIGGS IS THE FEATURED SPEAKER FOR SATURDAY’S AREA-WIDE WOMEN’S CONFERENCE AT THE ROSEAU HIGH SCHOOL GYM.