LOCAL NEWS - WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2018
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Posted on 05-16-2018
THE MINNESOTA HOUSE, ON MONDAY, PASSED LEGISLATION AUTHORIZED BY REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVE DAN FABIAN OF ROSEAU –
WHICH WOULD AUTHORIZE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ENBRIDGE LINE THREE REPLACEMENT PIPELINE IN NORTHERN MINNESOTA.

THE PIPELINE WAS ORDERED REPLACED DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, BUT HAS BEEN BOGGED DOWN IN MINNESOTA’S PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION REGULATORY PROCESS.



ANOTHER LARGE WILDFIRE STARTED IN NORTHWEST KITTSON COUNTY THIS WEEK. CREWS WERE FIGHTING THE FIRE, TEN MILES NORTHWEST OF LANCASTER.
A GRAND FORKS HERALD REPORT SAID THE FIFTEEN HUNDRED ACRE BLAZE WAS BEING FUELED BY NEARLY FORTY MILE PER HOUR WINDS YESTERDAY.



THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND ECONONIC DEVELOPMENT SAYS BUSINESSES ARE STRUGGLING TO FIND TEENAGERS TO FILL SUMMER JOBS. THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR TEENS FELL TO UNDER EIGHT PERCENT IN MARCH, AND THE NUMBER OF YOUNG PEOPLE LOOKING FOR SUMMER WORK FELL BY SIX THOUSAND. A ‘DEED’ OFFICIAL SAYS THERE ARE PROBABLY MORE JOBS AVAILABLE IN MINNESOTA THAN TEENAGERS TO FILL THEM.

ROBERT DOAR, FROM THE AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE, SAYS SERVICE INDUSTRY SUMMER JOBS TEACH SOCIAL SKILLS.



NOMINATIONS ARE BEING SOUGHT FOR ROSEAU COUNTY’S OUTSTANDING SENIOR CITIZEN VOLUNTEERS.
A MAN AND A WOMAN WILL BE RECOGNIZED AT THE ROSEAU COUNTY FAIR. NOMINATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM JOAN BERTILRUD (782-2628), BETTY HULST (463-1250) OR MARTHA WHALEY (386-3605); OR AT THE MINNESOTA STATE FAIR WEBSITE.



THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MINNESOTA HOLDS IT’S NOMINATING CONVENTION IN JUST OVER TWO WEEKS IN DULUTH.

HENNEPIN COUNTY COMMISSIONER JEFF JOHNSON IS RUNNING FOR THE GOP NOMINATION FOR GOVERNOR; JOHNSON LOST TO CURRENT DFL GOVERNOR MARK DAYTON IN 2014.

THE DETROIT LAKES NATIVE SAYS RURAL MINNESOTANS SEE THE WORLD DIFFERENTLY THAN THEIR METRO COUNTERPARTS.



THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL, EARLIER THIS MONTH, HEARD FROM IT’S PARK BOARD ON WHETHER THE COUNCIL WOULD SUPPORT AN R.F.P. FOR CONCESSION VENDORS AT SOUTH RIVERVIEW PARK.

SONYA PETERSON CHAIRS THE PARK BOARD;
SHE SAYS A GRAND OPENING IS PLANNED FOR THIS SUMMER AT THAT PARK, AFTER COMPLETION OF THE PHASE TWO SKATE PARK PROJECT.



ROSEAU FOURTH, FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADERS HAVE THEIR SPRING MUSIC PROGRAM TOMORROW (Ten and Two) AT THE SCHOOL THEATRE.



THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION WILL INSTALL “MUMBLE” STRIPS AT THREE LOCATIONS ALONG HIGHWAY ELEVEN THIS SUMMER IN ROSEAU COUNTY. THOSE ARE AT THE INTERSECTION WITH 480TH AVENUE (AT SALOL); AT COUNTY ROAD TWELVE (JUST EAST OF WARROAD) AND AT COUNTY ROAD SEVENTEEN (AT ROOSEVELT).
“MUMBLE” STRIPS ARE LIKE RUMBLE STRIPS, BUT WITH LESS EXTERNAL NOISE.



A CANCER BENEFIT FOR KARMEN (KVEEN) PRETEAU IS SATURDAY AT THE ROSEAU AMERICAN LEGION.



A ROSEAU SCHOOL BUILDINGS STUDY COMMITTEE MEETS TODAY; AND THE ROSEAU SCHOOL BOARD MEETS IN REGULAR SESSION TOMORROW EVENING.



A GREENBUSH BLOOD DRIVE IS MONDAY (Noon to Six) AT UNITED FREE LUTHERAN CHURCH. CALL SHARON CHRISTIANSON (782-2706) FOR AN APPOINTMENT.



THE ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION SAYS MARYLAND IS THE STATE MOST POISED TO RESPOND TO A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, WHILE NEVADA AND ALASKA ARE THE LEAST PREPARED.

THE INDEX CONSIDERS A NUMBER OF FACTORS, INCLUDING FLU VACCINATION RATES AND THE NUMBER OF PHYSICIANS.

MARYLAND RECEIVED A SCORE OF EIGHT-POINT-OH; MINNESOTA WAS IN THE TOP TWENTY IN THE U.S. WITH A SCORE OF SEVEN-POINT-FOUR.

THE COUNTRY AS A WHOLE WAS AT SEVEN-POINT-ONE (OUT OF A POSSIBLE TEN POINTS).



CANADA HAS CLOSED A BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS INVESTIGATION THAT STARTED TWO YEARS AGO.
THE STUDY STARTED IN 2016 AFTER A HALF-DOZEN CANADIAN CATTLE WERE FOUND TO HAVE THE DISEASE; ALL WERE DISCOVERED IN A U.S. SLAUGHTERHOUSE.



ROSEAU POLICE CHIEF WARD ANDERSON SAYS BIKE SAFETY TRAINING FOR KIDS IS TODAY. LAST YEAR’S EVENT ATTRACTED ABOUT FIFTY KIDS.