LOCAL NEWS - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2018
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Posted on 11-02-2018
THE NEWEST MEMBERS OF THE NORTHWEST MINNESOTA FOUNDATION’S CIRCLE OF VISION WERE HONORED THIS SUMMER. THEY’RE THE FONTAINE FAMILY OF RED LAKE FALLS, AND NEEN LILLQUIST OF BEMIDJI. AMONG PREVIOUS CIRCLE OF VISION DONORS ARE SAM AND JANE EVANS, BOB AND MARIAN FOLEY, BILL AND MARGARET MARVIN, PEG AND SAM JOHNSON, SUSAN MARVIN, DORRANCE JOHNSTON AND MAGGI ADAMS.

THE FIREARMS DEER SEASON STARTS TOMORROW IN MINNESOTA. THE MINNESOTA D.N.R. SAYS TREE STAND ACCIDENTS ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF HUNTER INJURIES, SO THOSE HUNTERS SHOULD WEAR A SAFETY HARNESS.

ELECTION DAY IS TUESDAY, AND TURNOUT IS GENERALLY SMALLER IN NON-PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION YEARS. SO GROUPS FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE POLITICAL AISLE HAVE BEEN CONDUCTING GET-OUT-THE-VOTE CAMPAIGNS. BRAD LEHTO, WITH THE MINNESOTA AFL/CIO, SAYS CERTAIN ISSUES STAND OUT FOR VOTERS OF BOTH PARTIES. EXTENDED EARLY VOTING HOURS ARE TOMORROW (10 A.M. to 3 P.M.) AT THE ROSEAU COUNTY COURTHOUSE.

THERE ARE EIGHT CANDIDATES FOR THREE SEATS ON THE ROSEAU SCHOOL BOARD. INCUMBENTS TODD BRANDT AND STU McFARLANE CHOSE NOT TO SEEK RE-ELECTION, WHILE CURRENT BOARD MEMBER PETE KVIEN IS SEEKING A FOUR YEAR TERM. THOSE SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES HAVE VARIED REASONS FOR RUNNING. JODEE HAUGEN AND BETH MOONEY. PETE KVIEN, GAIL WOJCIEHOWSKI AND JENNI LOVGREN. SARAH BERRY-KLINT, BRAD BASSINGTHWAITE AND TIM FUGLEBERG.

THERE ARE EIGHT CANDIDATES FOR FOUR SEATS ON THE GREENBUSH-MIDDLE RIVER SCHOOL BOARD; AND THREE SEATS OPEN IN WARROAD AND BADGER.

THE NORTHWEST MINNESOTA WOMEN’S FUND IS LOOKING FOR GRANT PROPOSALS FOR PROGRAMS THAT BENEFIT WOMEN AND GIRLS IN THE REGION. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY TODAY. ROSEAU IS ONE OF TWELVE COUNTIES IN THE NORTHWEST REGION.

A “SKIN” ART EXHIBIT IS AT THE NORTHWEST MINNESOTA ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY IN EAST GRAND FORKS THROUGH TOMORROW. ONE OF THE FEATURED LOCAL ARTISTS IN KENNEDY TRUSCINSKI OF GREENBUSH.

SPECIAL DEER HUNTS START TOMORROW AT HAYES LAKE, LAKE BRONSON, ZIPPEL BAY AND OLD MILL STATE PARKS.

THE NORTHWEST REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION COORDINATION COUNCIL HAS A PUBLIC MEETING NOVEMBER 15TH (4:45-6:45 PM) AT THE ROSEAU COUNTY COURTHOUSE. THAT COUNCIL’S CHARGE IS INCREASING TRANSIT SERVICE EFFICIENCIES AND AVAILABILITY IN THE SEVEN COUNTY REGION, WHICH INCLUDES ROSEAU.

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS AND RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM ARE PROVIDING AND INSTALLING SMOKE DETECTORS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS IN ROSEAU COUNTY FOR A SECOND YEAR. ROSEAU COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGER SUE GRAFSTROM HAS MORE INFORMATION (463-3375).

THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION HAS RELEASED A TEN YEAR CAPITAL HIGHWAY INVESTMENT PLAN, WHICH IDENTIFIES NEARLY EIGHT HUNDRED PAVEMENT PROJECTS ACROSS THE STATE OVER THE NEXT DECADE.

THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION HAS AN OPEN HOUSE NOVEMBER 13TH IN NORTHOME, ON A HIGHWAY ONE RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT SCHEDULED NEXT YEAR.

AN ANNUAL HUNTER’S MEAL IS TOMORROW EVENING (3-8 PM) AT BETHESDA LUTHERAN CHURCH OF SKIME.

THE MINNESOTA D.N.R. HAS CONFIRMED THAT ZEBRA MUSSELS HAVE BEEN FOUND IN LAKE BEMIDJI; SO LAKES CONNECTED TO LAKE BEMIDJI BY NAVIGABLE WATERS WILL ALSO BE LISTED AS INFESTED.