LOCAL NEWS - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2018
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Posted on 10-02-2018
A FALL FESTIVAL AT ST PHILIP’S CATHOLIC CHURCH OF FALUN IS SATURDAY (9 A.M. to 1 P.M.).

THE ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD, LAST WEEK, APPROVED A PRELIMINARY LEVY AND BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR. THE LEVY WOULD INCREASE BY THREE PERCENT IN 2018.
ACCORDING TO THE ASSOCIATION OF MINNESOTA COUNTIES, THE AVERAGE PROPERTY TAX LEVY THIS FALL WAS FOUR-POINT-SEVEN-ONE PERCENT.
FIFTY COUNTIES RESPONDED TO THE A.M.C. SURVEY, INCLUDING WRIGHT COUNTY - WHERE THE PRELIMINARY LEVY INCREASE IS MORE THAN SEVENTEEN PERCENT. COUNTIES MAKE THEIR FINAL BUDGET AND LEVY DETERMINATIONS IN DECEMBER.

THE ROSEAU SCHOOL BOARD HAS APPROVED A PRELIMINARY LEVY FOR NEXT YEAR OF APPROXIMATELY TWO-POINT-FIVE-SIX MILLION DOLLARS; THAT WOULD BE A THREE-POINT-THREE-THREE PERCENT DECREASE. ROSEAU SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT LARRY GUGGISBERG. THE ROSEAU SCHOOL HAS SEEN PROPERTY TAX LEVY DECREASES IN THREE OF THE PAST SIX YEARS.

A ‘WIC’ CLINIC IS TODAY AT THE KITTSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN HALLOCK, AND TOMORROW AT THE WARROAD AREA COMMUNITY CENTER.

EAST BORDERLAND HOUSING OF SPRAGUE, MANITOBA HELD A USED BOOK SALE LAST MONTH AT STEINBACH, MANITOBA TO RAISE MONEY FOR PHASE THREE OF SENIORS HOUSING IN THE SOUTHEASTERN PART OF THE PROVINCE. A SENIOR HOUSING FACILITY WAS BUILT IN 2012, BUT ELSA LAING SAYS THEY’RE STILL HOPING FOR PROVINCIAL HELP IN BUILDING A NURSING HOME. ELSA LAING SAYS THE CLOSEST NURSING HOMES ARE IN VITA AND STEINBACH, MANITOBA.

A BUSH FOUNDATION BUSH-CONNECT CONFERENCE WAS HELD YESTERDAY AT THE GUTHRIE THEATRE IN MINNEAPOLIS, FOR COMMUNITY-MINDED LEADERS FROM ACROSS MINNESOTA. AMONG THE TWENTY INDIVIDUALS CHOSEN BY THE NORTHWEST MINNESOTA FOUNDATION TO ATTEND WERE BRENDA BAUMANN OF WARROAD, AND COREY CHRISTIANSON OF BADGER.

WILDLIFE EXPERTS CELEBRATED POLLINATOR WEEK THIS SUMMER. MARY PHILLIPS, WITH THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION, SAYS POLLINATORS LIKE BEES, BUTTERFLIES AND HUMMINGBIRDS POLLINATE A THIRD OF THE CROPS IN THE UNITED STATES.

A PORTION OF ROSEAU COUNTY ROAD FIFTEEN WILL BE CLOSED FOR SEVERAL DAYS, STARTING TOMORROW, AS THE MINNESOTA NORTHERN RAILROAD REPLACES THE RAIL CROSSING A QUARTER MILE SOUTH OF HIGHWAY ELEVEN (NEAR THE ROSE CHURCH). IT’S EXPECTED THAT WORK WILL TAKE TWO OR THREE DAYS, DEPENDING ON THE WEATHER.

MINNESOTA GOVERNOR MARK DAYTON HAS PROCLAIMED THIS “MINNESOTA MANUFACTURING WEEK”, HIGHLIGHTING THAT SECTOR’S CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE. MANUFACTURING IS THE SECOND LARGEST INDUSTRY IN MINNESOTA, CONTRIBUTING MORE THAN FORTY-NINE BILLION DOLLARS TO THE STATE’S ECONOMY IN 2017. MANUFACTURING POSITIONS PAID WORKERS AN AVERAGE SIXTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR SALARY LAST YEAR; THAT’S SIXTEEN PERCENT HIGHER THAN THE OVERALL AVERAGE WAGE IN MINNESOTA.

THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL, LAST NIGHT, HEARD THAT MEMORIAL ARENA IS UP AND RUNNING, AFTER THE INSTALLATION OF ONE COMPRESSOR FOR THE ARTIFICIAL ICE SYSTEM. TWO COMPRESSORS FAILED A MONTH AGO. CITY SUPERINTENDENT DAVID DROWN’S CREW WILL INSTALL A SECOND COMPRESSOR IN THE NEXT WEEK; AND DROWN HAS APPARENTLY FOUND A THIRD (AND LARGER) COMPRESSOR WHICH WOULD BE INSTALLED NEXT SPRING. THE CITY EXPECTS THE COST OF REPAIRS TO BE AROUND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS; THAT’S FAR LESS THAN THE ORIGINAL ESTIMATE, IN PART BECAUSE MOST ARENAS HAVE GONE AWAY FROM THESE R-22 COMPRESSOR SYSTEMS.