LOCAL NEWS - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2018
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Posted on 10-10-2018
THE NORTHERN LIGHTS CONCERT ASSOCIATION SERIES FOR THE YEAR STARTS SUNDAY EVENING AT THE ROSEAU SCHOOL THEATRE, WITH AN APPEARANCE BY THE VOCAL GROUP “ 7TH AVE." CHRIS RUPP STARTED THE GROUP TWO YEARS AGO, AFTER WORKING WITH “HOME FREE.” THE NEXT SHOW IN THE SERIES IS NEXT MONTH, WITH PIANIST CHARLIE ALBRIGHT.

POLARIS WAS A MAJOR SPONSOR OF SUNDAY’S TAILGATE FUNDRAISER FOR THE ROSEAU FIRE DEPARTMENT’S ‘JAWS OF LIFE’ FUND. FIRE CHIEF CRAIG McMILLIN SAYS WHEN ACQUIRED, THE NEW JAWS OF LIFE WILL BE PART OF THE CITY’S NEWEST FIRE TRUCK; WHICH WAS DELIVERED THIS PAST SUMMER. THE CITY HAS BEEN WAITING FOR RADIO EQUIPMENT TO BE INSTALLED IN THAT NEW FIRE TRUCK.

A COMMUNITY FLU VACCINE CLINIC, FROM LIFECARE PUBLIC HEALTH, IS THIS MORNING (9:30-11:30 A.M.) AT THE ROSEAU CITY CENTER. THERE ARE CLINICS NEXT MONDAY AND TUESDAY IN GREENBUSH, AND AT THE ROSEAU SCHOOL.

THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL MEETS IN SPECIAL SESSION OCTOBER 29TH AND 30TH AS THEY WORK ON NEXT YEAR’S BUDGET.

THE ROSEAU ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, LATE LAST MONTH, TALKED ABOUT WORKFORCE HOUSING IN THE CITY. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR TODD PETERSON SAID THE OCCUPANCY RATE IN ROSEAU APARTMENT BUILDINGS IS BETWEEN 75 AND 90 PERCENT; BUT THAT THERE ARE FEW BUILDING LOTS AVAILABLE WITHIN CITY LIMITS.

THE ROSEAU SCHOOL BOARD, LAST MONTH, HEARD THAT THERE ARE TWENTY SEVEN NEW EXTERIOR DOORS AND SEVEN NEW INTERIOR DOORS IN THE SCHOOL BUILDING, AND FEWER OF THOSE DOORS ARE UNLOCKED IN CONSIDERATION OF STUDENT SAFETY. ALL OF THE SCHOOL DOORS ARE LOCKED FROM TEN P.M. TO 5:30 A.M. THE ROSEAU SCHOOL BOARD MEETS MONDAY EVENING.

A RECENT TRADE AGREEMENT INVOLVING THE U.S., CANADA AND MEXICO IS CALLED BENEFICIAL FOR FARMERS; BUT KAREN HANSEN-KUHN, WITH THE INSTITUTE FOR AGRICULTURE AND TRADE POLICY, SAYS THE NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT SHOULD BENEFIT ALL PEOPLE IN THE THREE COUNTRIES. HANSEN-KUHN ALSO SAYS THE FARM ECONOMY CANNOT FUNCTION WITHOUT MEXICAN WORKERS.

THE ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD, YESTERDAY, RE-APPOINTED PASTOR JARED GUSTAFSON TO IT’S SOCIAL SERVICES BOARD.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS SNOW IS COMING TO NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA TODAY AND TONIGHT; POSSIBLY AS MUCH AS EIGHT INCHES OF SNOW. FORECASTER ANDREW MOORE IS AT THE GRAND FORKS NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE; HE SAYS THE SNOW WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY NORTH WINDS BLOWING AT 25 TO 35 MILES PER HOUR. THIS IS A BIT EARLY FOR A MAJOR SNOWFALL. MOORE SAYS WITH TEMPERATURES REBOUNDING INTO THE LOWER FORTIES BY THE END OF THE WEEK, THE SNOW WON’T STAY FOR LONG.

THE KENORA, ONTARIO BASED LAKE OF THE WOODS BREWING COMPANY WILL OPEN A NEW BREWERY AND TASTING ROOM IN WARROAD IN THE SPRING OF 2019.
THE BREWERY WILL BE LOCATED IN THE FORMER FIRE HALL IN WARROAD ON MAIN AVENUE.

STATE SERVICES FOR BLIND HAS AN INFORMATIONAL SESSION AT THE WARROAD SENIOR CENTER NEXT WEDNESDAY (October 17th/2-6 PM).

THE QUIN COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES BOARD MEETS MONDAY AFTERNOON IN NEWFOLDEN.

A GRAND FORKS HERALD REPORT SAYS ROOSEVELT CITY CLERK ALYCE SIATS HAS RESIGNED. IN RECENT WEEKS, THE SMALL ROSEAU COUNTY CITY HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS BECAUSE OF AN ALLEGED VERBAL ASSAULT ON A REPORTER FROM THE BAUDETTE NORTHERN LIGHT REGION NEWSPAPER.