LOCAL NEWS - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2019
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Posted on 01-02-2019
A PANCAKE BENEFIT BREAKFAST FOR SHEILA FORST OF GREENBUSH, TO HELP WITH MEDICAL EXPENSES, IS JANUARY 27TH AT THE GREENBUSH COMMUNITY CENTER.

THE FIRE WHISTLE WAS BLOWING IN ROSEAU EARLY THIS MORNING, AT ABOUT MIDNIGHT AND AGAIN JUST AFTER ONE A.M. BOTH WERE FALSE ALARMS FROM THE SAME BUILDING, WHICH GENERATED ANOTHER FALSE ALARM EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING.

THE ROSEAU COUNTY TRAILBLAZERS HAVE BEEN GROOMING SNOWMOBILE TRAILS ON THE EAST END OF THE COUNTY, SINCE LAST THURSDAY’S SNOWSTORM. MYLES HOGENSON IS THE TRAILBLAZERS PRESIDENT. SNOWMOBILE TRAILING GROOMING STARTS ON THE WEST END OF THE COUNTY TODAY.

A ONE MILLION DOLLAR LOTTERY TICKET WAS SOLD AT THE SUPERPUMPER STORE IN CROOKSTON, ACCORDING TO STATE LOTTERY OFFICIALS. THE TICKET WAS FOR THE GAME “MINNESOTA MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE”. ANOTHER MILLION DOLLAR TICKET WAS SOLD IN ELY.

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR MAX MARVIN OF WARROAD IS THIS AFTERNOON AT TWO AT THE WARROAD HIGH SCHOOL GYM. MAX MARVIN WAS 19.

ROSEAU’S GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY TEAM WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP LAST WEEKEND AT AN EIGHT TEAM EDEN PRAIRIE TOURNAMENT. THE MID-WINTER MELTDOWN FEATURED SIX TEAMS RANKED AMONG THE TOP TWENTY CLASS “AA” SCHOOLS IN MINNESOTA; AND ATTRACTED NUMEROUS COLLEGE RECRUITERS, INCLUDING HEAD COACHES JIM SCANLAN OF BEMIDJI STATE AND MARK JOHNSON OF TOP-RANKED WISCONSIN. JOHNSON’S BADGERS HAVE WARROAD’S KAITLYN KOTLOWSKI COMING TO MADISON NEXT WINTER.

THE ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD, LAST WEEK, APPROVED A TRANSFER OF FORTY-SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM THE CONSOLIDATED CONSERVATION RESERVE TO UNORGANIZED TOWNSHIPS BLOOMING VALLEY AND JUNEBERRY; IN ORDER TO BRING THE BALANCES OF BOTH TOWNSHIPS TO A POSITIVE NUMBER. UNORGANIZED TOWNSHIP BUDGETS FALL UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY.

A REPORT SAYS THE MOST POPULAR STATE PARK FOR CAMPING THIS PAST YEAR WAS ITASCA STATE PARK. AMONG THE LEAST USED STATE PARKS BY CAMPERS WERE FRANZ JEVNE STATE PARK AT BIRCHDALE, WITH JUST 153 RESERVATIONS LAST SUMMER; AND OLD MILL STATE PARK NEAR ARGYLE, WITH A THOUSAND. FRANZ JEVNE STATE PARK IS THE SMALLEST IN THE STATE AT JUST LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED ACRES.

THE MINNESOTA BOARD OF WATER AND SOIL RESOURCES APPROVED THIRTEEN POINT SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS IN CLEAN WATER FUND GRANTS IN LATE DECEMBER. ONE OF THOSE GRANTS WAS AWARDED TO A PROJECT IN PENNINGTON COUNTY.

A FREEDOM FROM SMOKING CLASS STARTS NEXT WEEK AT LIFECARE MEDICAL CENTER IN ROSEAU. PAT DRAUGHN, A NURSE AT LIFECARE, IS ONE OF THE INSTRUCTORS; SHE SAYS THE AMOUNT OF TIME IT TAKES TO QUIT SMOKING VARIES. DRAUGHN IS A SUCCESSFUL GRADUATE OF THAT SMOKING CESSATION CLASS.

THE ROSEAU SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TOMORROW EVENING.

FRIDAY IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR MINN-DOT’S SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM. THE MONEY WOULD BE USED BY COMMUNITIES AND SCHOOLS IN THE PLANNING PROCESS.

CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNTS WERE HELD IN ROSEAU, BAUDETTE AND AT BELTRAMI ISLAND STATE FOREST JUST BEFORE THE NEW YEAR. A STUDY BY THE AUDUBON SOCIETY SAYS MORE THAN HALF THE BIRD SPECIES IN NORTH AMERICA ARE THREATENED BY CLIMATE CHANGE, AND COULD LOSE MORE THAN HALF THEIR CURRENT RANGE THIS CENTURY. JOHN ROWDEN, WITH THE AUDUBON SOCIETY, SAYS PLANTING NATIVE GRASSES, TREES AND SHRUBS CAN HELP.