LOCAL NEWS - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2018
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Posted on 09-10-2018
THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL MEETS THIS EVENING. THE COUNCIL IS EXPECTED TO SET THEIR PRELIMINARY BUDGET, WHICH IS REQUIRED BY THE STATE BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER.

THE NORTHWEST MINNESOTA FOUNDATION HAS A NEW PROGRAM CALLED “COMMUNITIES THRIVE”. NATE DORR, AT THE FOUNDATION, SAYS IT’S A STRATEGY FOR COMMUNITY INVESTMENT. DORR SAYS A 2012 REPORT BY BEN WINCHESTER ON THE “BRAIN GAIN” IN RURAL MINNESOTA, WHERE THIRTY AND FORTY YEAR OLDS ARE RE-LOCATING TO GREATER MINNESOTA, WAS PART OF THE IMPETUS FOR THE NEW PROGRAM. THE NORTHWEST MINNESOTA FOUNDATION WILL SELECT TWO PARTS OF THE REGION FOR UP TO A HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS IN RESOURCES.

AN ANNUAL 5K WALK AND RUN AT THE MALUNG SCHOOL COMMUNITY CENTER IS SATURDAY. CARA WAAGE HAS BEEN INVOLVED SINCE THE BEGINNING, AND EXPLAINS WHY THE EVENT STARTED. THE FUNDRAISER RACE STARTS AT TEN A.M.

ROSEAU’S FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC CENTER, CITIZENS STATE BANK AND POLARIS ARE COLLECTION LOCATIONS FOR A COAT DRIVE GOING THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH. DONATED ITEMS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED IN EARLY OCTOBER BY THE ROSEAU WOMEN OF TODAY.

MINNEAPOLIS MUSICIAN ALEX FRECON HAS A NEW SONG CALLED “I’M FROM MINNESOTA”, CELEBRATING THE STATE AND IT’S ECCENTRICITIES. THE SONG FEATURES A CAMEO BY FORMER MINNESOTA TWIN JUSTIN MORNEAU; THE VIDEO CAN BE SEEN ON YOUTUBE.

THE ANNUAL BADGER FALL FESTIVAL STARTS THURSDAY, WITH A BORDER STATE BANK CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DINNER AT THE BADGER FIRE HALL. MOST OF THE EVENTS IN BADGER ARE SATURDAY.

THE MINNESOTA D.N.R. HOSTS A PUBLIC MEETING ON IT’S DEER MANAGEMENT PLANS TOMORROW EVENING (6-8 PM) AT THE ROSEAU COUNTY COURTHOUSE.

LIFECARE MEDICAL CENTER HAS MATTER OF BALANCE CLASSES STARTING TOMORROW MORNING (11 A.M.) AT UNITED FREE LUTHERAN CHURCH IN GREENBUSH; AND TOMORROW AFTERNOON (1 PM) AT THE WARROAD AREA COMMUNITY CENTER.

THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION HAS A MEETING TOMORROW ON THE PINECREEK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, WHICH SERVES MINNESOTA AND MANITOBA (NORTHWEST OF ROSEAU). MINN-DOT SAYS THE AIRPORT AVERAGED JUST LESS THAN TWO ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES PER DAY IN JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST. THE AGENDA INCLUDES DISCUSSION ON WHETHER OTHER NEARBY AIRPORTS COULD FILL THE PINEY/PINECREEK ROLE. THAT AIRPORT IS THE ONLY ONE THAT HAS A RUNWAY IN BOTH THE U.S. AND CANADA.

JOE BRANDMEIER’S DOCUMENTARY MOVIE “SMALL TOWN ROBOT” HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY SELECTED FOR THIS YEAR’S TWIN CITIES FILM FESTIVAL, WITH SCREENING LIKELY IN LATE OCTOBER. THAT SHORT FILM, ABOUT THE GREENBUSH-MIDDLE RIVER FIRST ROBOTICS TEAM, HAD IT’S PREMIERE LAST MONTH AT THE ROSO THEATRE.

ROSEAU SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER MICKY HULST WILL ATTEND A STATE SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION REGIONAL MEETING TOMORROW IN THIEF RIVER FALLS; WHERE MEMBERS WILL HELP BUILD A LEGISLATIVE PLATFORM ON ISSUES THAT AFFECT GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HAS RECEIVED MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED FIFTY MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF REQUESTS FROM NEARLY THIRTEEN HUNDRED SCHOOLS FOR A SHARE OF A SAFETY GRANT APPROVED BY THE STATE LEGISLATURE. THE LEGISLATURE APPROVED TWENTY-FIVE MILLION, SO THE REQUESTS ARE MORE THAN TEN TIMES THAT AMOUNT.

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR ROBIN BITZER OF BAUDETTE IS SATURDAY EVENING AT FIVE AT THE BAUDETTE AMERICAN LEGION. MEMORIALS ARE PREFERRED TO THE LAKE OF THE WOODS HUMANE SOCIETY. ROBIN BITZER WAS 63.