LOCAL NEWS - TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2018
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Posted on 05-15-2018
THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS ARE LESS THAN SIX MONTHS AWAY, AND SOME STATES REMAIN VULNERABLE TO ELECTION EQUIPMENT INTERFERENCE. DANIELLE ROOT, AT THE CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS, SAYS MANY OF THOSE STATES HAVE NOT TAKEN STEPS TO PROTECT THEIR ELECTION SYSTEM.

ROOT SAYS DIGITAL VOTING MACHINES THAT DON’T PRODUCE A PAPER TRAIL ARE ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE. MINNESOTA, AND ROSEAU COUNTY, HAVE PAPER BALLOT BACKUPS IN THEIR VOTING PROCESS.



ROSEAU PARKS AND REC DIRECTOR KATY SPODEN IS STILL LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER PARENT-COACHES FOR SUMMER YOUTH BALL, ESPECIALLY FOR THE FOUR AND FIVE YEAR OLD GROUP. SUMMER BALL IS PLAYED ON THURSDAY EVENINGS IN ROSEAU.

SPODEN STARTED IN ROSEAU EARLIER THIS SPRING, AFTER SEVERAL YEARS AS ASSISTANT PARKS AND REC DIRECTOR IN REMOTE NOME, ALASKA.



THE ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD, LAST WEEK, HEARD FROM KRISTINE GODDARD-ANDERSON, WHO’S WITH THE NORTHWEST PRIVATE INDUSTRY COUNCIL.
ROSEAU IS ONE OF SEVEN COUNTIES IN THE NORTHWEST ‘PIC’, WHICH WAS STARTED TO STRENGTHEN THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM IN THIS PART OF THE STATE. BOB EVANS OF WARROAD HAS BEEN THE CHAIR OF THE NORTHWEST ‘PIC’ BOARD. THE COUNTY BOARD APPROVED EXTENDING A JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT.



FIRST HALF TAXES ON ALL REAL ESTATE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY ARE DUE BY TODAY AT THE ROSEAU COUNTY TREASURER’S OFFICE.



THE CITY OF ROSEAU HOPES TO BID A NEW ARRIVALS/DEPARTURES BUILDING AT THE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT THIS SUMMER. THE CITY’S SHARE OF THE COST IS 140 THOUSAND DOLLARS, AND POLARIS INDUSTRIES WOULD PAY FIFTY-FIVE THOUSAND OF THAT. DUE TO A BUDGET SHORTFALL THIS YEAR, ROSEAU WILL RECEIVE ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM THE CITY OF CROOKSTON; THAT MONEY WOULD THEN BE TRANSFERRED BACK TO CROOKSTON IN SEVERAL YEARS. ROSEAU HAD EARLIER RECEIVED TRANSFERS FROM ST JAMES AND ORR.



THE MINNESOTA D.N.R. IS OFFERING TWENTY-TWO ELK HUNTING LICENSES THIS FALL IN KITTSON COUNTY.
HUNTING SEASONS ARE IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER.
NO LICENSES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE GRYGLA AREA AGAIN, BECAUSE THE ELK POPULATION THERE REMAINS BELOW GOAL. THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 15TH.



FIFTEEN MINNESOTA AGRICULTURE GROUPS HAVE SENT A LETTER TO MINNESOTA GOVERNOR MARK DAYTON, ASKING HIM TO SUPPORT A TAX CREDIT FOR FARMLAND TAKEN OUT OF PRODUCTION BY THE STATE’S BUFFER LAW. THE MINNESOTA HOUSE AND SENATE HAVE APPROVED A FIFTY DOLLAR PER ACRE TAX CREDIT, USING CLEAN WATER LEGACY FUNDS.



A GRAVESIDE SERVICE FOR ARLENE BRODSHAUG OF WARROAD IS SATURDAY MORNING AT ELEVEN AT NORLAND CEMETERY IN SALOL. ARLENE BRODSHAUG DIED IN MARCH AT AGE 80.



THE UNIVERSITY of NORTHWESTERN BASEBALL TEAM FINISHED A SURPRISING THIRD IN THE UPPER MIDWEST BASEBALL CONFERENCE THIS SPRING,
IN PART BECAUSE OF THE BAT OF AARON KRAHN.
THE FORMER ROSEAU RAM LED THE U.M.A.C. LEAGUE IN RBI’S AND WAS SECOND IN HOME RUNS.
COACH DAVE HIEB SAYS SUCCESS ON THE BASEBALL FIELD ISN’T NECESSARILY RELATED TO WINS AND LOSSES.



THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT HAS RELEASED IT’S MINNESOTA EMPLOYMENT REVIEW; WHICH SAYS KITTSON COUNTY HAS THE 7TH HIGHEST PER CAPITA NET EARNINGS IN THE STATE, AT JUST OVER THIRTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS.

METRO COUNTIES WERE THE TOP FIVE, LED BY CARVER.

THE THREE LOWEST ARE MAHNOMEN, WADENA AND KOOCHICHING; NET EARNINGS IN KOOCHICHING COUNTY ARE JUST OVER EIGHTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS.

NINE OF THE TEN LOWEST ARE IN NORTHERN AND NORTH-CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND 24.6% OF NET EARNINGS IN PENNINGTON COUNTY LEAVE THAT COUNTY; THAT’S THIRD HIGHEST IN THE STATE, BEHIND RAMSEY AND HENNEPIN.

‘DEED’ SAYS THE PENNINGTON FIGURE IS DUE TO THE ABUNDANCE OF JOBS IN THIEF RIVER FALLS.