LOCAL NEWS - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
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Posted on 09-13-2018
ROSEAU RESIDENT ALLANA ANDERSON FOSS IS THE SUBJECT OF AN ARTICLE FROM THE UNIVERISTY OF MINNESOTA NEUROSURGERY DEPARTMENT. THE ARTICLE LOOKS AT HER COMPLICATED SPINAL CONDITION, HER DIFFICULTY IN FINDING MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS TO HANDLE THE SURGERY, AND HER RECOVERY. THE SURGERY, PERFORMED BY U OF M NEUROSURGEON KRISTEN JONES, TOOK PLACE IN JANUARY.

A SALE OF USED BOOKS AT THE CLEARSPRING MALL IN STEINBACH, MANITOBA WILL SERVE AS A FUNDRAISER FOR EAST BORDERLAND COMMUNITY HOUSING IN THE TOWN OF SPRAGUE. SEMI-ANNUAL SALE WILL TAKE PLACE FROM SEPTEMBER 19TH TO SEPTEMBER 22ND.

THE SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH IN ROSEAU IS HOLDING THEIR ANNUAL TURKEY AND MEATBALL SUPPER THIS SUNDAY (5-7 PM).

LIFECARE MEDICAL CENTER IS HOSTING A CLASS FOR THOSE THAT ARE LIVING WITH A CHRONIC CONDITION. THOSE CLASSES START MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH AND MEET FOR SIX CONSECUTIVE WEEKS. THOSE CLASSES ARE FREE. CONTACT COLLEEN AT 463-4751.

ANOTHER REMINDER THAT THE LANCASTER PORT OF ENTRY WILL IMPLEMENT THEIR WINTER HOURS STARTING ON SUNDAY. THOSE HOURS WILL BE 8 AM TO 6 PM.

THE TWO MAJOR PARTY CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR, DEMOCRAT TIM WALZ AND REPUBLICAN JEFF JOHNSON, WILL ADDRESS ATTENDEES AT THE ASSOCIATION OF MINNESOTA COUNTIES ANNUAL FALL POLICY CONFERENCE IN ALEXANDRIA TODAY.

THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IS ISSUING A HEALTH ADVISORY REGARDING THE EARLY USE OF NICOTINE, AND THE RISKS OF ADDICTION FOR YOUTH NOW AND LATER IN LIFE. IN 2017, MINNESOTA HAW IT’S FIRST INCREASE IN 17 YEARS FOR HIGH SCHOOL TOBACCO USE. THEY SAY MUCH OF THAT IS ATTRIBUTED TO THE USE O E-CIGARETTES, WHERE SURVEYS SHOW 19 PERECNT OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS REPORTED USE.

THE ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD, THIS WEEK, RE-APPOINTED JASON BRAATEN TO A THREE YEAR TERM ON THE ROSEAU RIVER WATERSHED BOARD. THE VOTE WAS SPLIT, WITH ONE COMMISSIONER VOTING FOR JOE LAURIN. THE BOARD ALSO APPOINTED RICK SIKORKSI TO THE TWO RIVERS WATERSHED BOARD, SUCCEEDING AL BRAZIER.

A 5K WALK AND RUN FUNDRAISER FOR THE MALUNG COMMUNITY CENTER IS SATURDAY.

ROSEAU COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE IS SEPTEMBER 22ND. THE LOCATION OF THAT EVENT, WHICH HAS BEEN HELD AT THE ROSEAU CITY PARK IN PREVIOUS YEARS, IS NOW TAKING PLACE AT THE RIVERVIEW GAZEBO PARK.

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR KATHERINE FAST OF WARROAD WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (11 A.M.) AT THE WOODLAND BIBLE CHRUCH IN WARROAD. VISITATION IS THIS EVENING (5-7 PM) AT HELGESON FUNERAL HOME IN WARROAD. KATHERINE FAST WAS 82. 


FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ARNOLD PEDERSON OF GREENBUSH ARE THIS MORNING (10:30 AM) AT BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH IN GREENBUSH. VISITATION IS ONE HOUR PRIOR. ARNOLD PEDERSON WAS 83.

THE VACANT MACY’S LOCATION AT THE COLUMBIA MALL IN GRAND FORKS WILL LIKELY HAVE NEW TENANTS SOON. OFFICIALS SAY 3 OR 4 SEPARATE TENANTS WILL TAKE UP THE SPACE. NO DETAILS ON WHO THEY ARE WERE GIVEN, BUT THEY DID SAY THEY ARE RETAIL TYPE OUTLETS.

THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITHOUT HEALTH INSURANCE IN MINNESOTA HAS INCREASED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FIVE YEARS, WHEN THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT WAS IN FULL EFFECT. A U.S. CENSUS REPORT SAYS ABOUT 243,000 MINNESOTANS DID NOT HAVE INSURANCE IN 2017. THAT'S AN INCREASE OF 18,000 FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR.