LOCAL NEWS - TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2018
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Posted on 05-01-2018
A SIX THOUSAND ACRE FIRE NORTHWEST OF GREENBUSH HAS KEPT FIREFIGHTERS FROM FOUR DEPARTMENTS BUSY FOR THE PAST TWO DAYS. THE FIRE, ALONG COUNTY ROAD SEVEN, STARTED SUNDAY. IT’S PRIMARILY ON STATE D.N.R. AND ROSEAU COUNTY – OWNED LAND. WINDS GUSTING OVER FORTY MILES AN HOUR PUSHED THAT FIRE.

THE GRAND FORKS HERALD REPORTS THE D.N.R. ALSO DEALT WITH A FIRE NEAR A WARROAD TRAILER COURT SUNDAY.



A CANCER BENEFIT FUNDRAISER FOR KARMEN (KVEEN) PRETEAU IS MAY 19TH AT THE ROSEAU AMERICAN LEGION.



A SYTTENDE MAI SCANDINAVIAN MEATBALL SUPPER IS MAY 17TH AT THE MALUNG COMMUNITY CENTER.
SPECIAL MUSIC THAT NIGHT WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE ROSEAU AREA ACCORDIAN BAND.



MINNESOTA GOVERNOR MARK DAYTON HAS PROCLAIMED TOMORROW AS “SMALL HELPS ALL DAY” IN THE STATE;
THAT’S PART OF NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK.
DAYTON SAYS “SMALL BUSINESSES ARE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DRIVERS OF MINNESOTA’S ECONOMY”.



THE EVERGREEN SENIOR’S CLUB IN SPRAGUE, MANITOBA HAS A SPRING FLING FUNDRAISER SATURDAY, MAY 12TH (10 A.M. -1:30 P.M.).
PROCEEDS WILL BE USED TO MAINTAIN AND IMPROVE THE SPRAGUE SENIOR CENTRE.



A KIDS CARNIVAL IS FRIDAY EVENING (4:30-7:30 PM) AT THE WARROAD ELEMENTARY GYM.
PROCEEDS HELP SUPPORT EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS IN WARROAD.



FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LOIS JIRMASEK OF SALOL ARE THIS MORNING AT ELEVEN AT HELGESON FUNERAL HOME IN ROSEAU. VISITATION IS AN HOUR PRIOR.
LOIS JIRMASEK WAS 74.



WATER ACTION DAY IS TOMORROW AT THE MINNESOTA STATE CAPITOL, WHERE ACTIVISTS WILL MEET WITH LAWMAKERS ON CLEAN WATER ISSUES. TIM SCHAEFER OF ENVIRONMENT MINNESOTA THINKS CLEAN WATER SHOULD NOT BE A PARTISAN ISSUE.

MINNESOTA GOVERNOR MARK DAYTON AND REPUBLICAN DAVE DURENBERGER, A FORMER U.S. SENATOR, WILL SPEAK AT THE RALLY.



THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE NORTHLAND RANGE AND GUN CLUB IS THIS EVENING (7 PM) AT GENE’S IN ROSEAU.



A REPORT FROM THE CENTER FOR FARM FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SAYS NET FARM INCOME IN MINNESOTA WAS DOWN IN 2017, DESPITE A THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR OF RECORD CROP YIELDS.

THE MEDIAN NET FARM INCOME LAST YEAR IN THE STATE WAS $28,620; DOWN FROM $36,159 IN 2016.

BY REGION, THE HIGHEST MEDIAN NET FARM INCOME IN MINNESOTA LAST YEAR WAS IN NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA AT JUST OVER FIFTY-SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS; THAT WAS DOWN FROM SEVENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS IN 2016.

THE LOWEST MEDIAN FARM INCOME WAS IN NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA, AT LESS THAN FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS.



ROSEAU YOUTH HOCKEY IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR HEAD COACHING POSITIONS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS TEAMS (AT THE AA AND A LEVELS) UNTIL FRIDAY.
APPLICATION FORMS ARE AT THE ROSEAU YOUTH HOCKEY WEBSITE, AND SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO LEW ERICKSON.



THE ROSEAU HIGH SCHOOL BANDS HAVE THEIR SPRING CONCERT TOMORROW EVENING (7 PM) AT THE HIGH SCHOOL GYM.



THE ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD, LAST WEEK, VOTED 3-2 AGAINST AUDIO RECORDING BOARD MEETINGS.
THE MINNESOTA COUNTIES INTERGOVERNMENTAL TRUST RECOMMENDS ONLY RECORDING MEETINGS WHICH ARE LEGALLY REQUIRED TO BE RECORDED.



APPLICATIONS FOR BEAR HUNTING LICENSES IN MINNESOTA WILL BE TAKEN THROUGH FRIDAY BY THE MINNESOTA D.N.R. THERE ARE 3,350 LICENSES AVAILABLE IN THIRTEEN PERMIT AREAS.
IN FAR NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA, AN UNLIMITED NUMBER OF BEAR LICENSES ARE SOLD OVER-THE-COUNTER FOR THE SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER HUNT.



THE TWO RIVERS WATERSHED DISTRICT CONTINUES WORK ON IT’S KLONDIKE IMPOUNDMENT PROJECT IN KITTSON COUNTY.

DAN MONEY IS THE TWO RIVERS WATERSHED DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR. THE KLONDIKE WATER RETENTION PROJECT WILL COVER 76 HUNDRED ACRES IN AN AREA EAST OF LAKE BRONSON, ALONG THE KITTSON/ROSEAU COUNTY LINE.