LOCAL NEWS - MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2019
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Posted on 01-07-2019
THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL MEETS THIS EVENING, IN THEIR ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING FOR 2019.

THE ROSEAU SCHOOL BOARD MET LAST WEEK, AND TALKED AGAIN ABOUT A PROPOSED BUILDING RENOVATION AND/OR BUILDING PROJECT. SUPERINTENDENT LARRY GUGGISBERG SAID A NUMBER OF PEOPLE, INCLUDING TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS AND SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS – VIEWED SCHOOLS LIKE PERHAM, WADENA AND ALEXANDRIA LAST MONTH THAT UNDERWENT SIMILAR PROJECTS. GUGGISBERG SAYS THE GOAL IS A NOVEMBER REFERENDUM.

‘WIC’ CLINICS ARE TODAY IN NEWFOLDEN; TOMORROW AT THE KITTSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN HALLOCK; AND WEDNESDAY AT THE WARROAD AREA COMMUNITY CENTER.

RURAL MINNESOTA, IN RECENT YEARS, HAS BEEN EXPERIENCING A “BRAIN GAIN”. BEN WINCHESTER, WITH UNIVERSITY of MINNESOTA EXTENSION, SAYS PEOPLE IN THEIR THIRTIES AND FORTIES ARE RETURNING TO THEIR SMALL TOWN ROOTS FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS; AND WINCHESTER SAYS EXTENSION WILL NEXT ASK THOSE PEOPLE ABOUT GAPS IN RURAL MINNESOTA.

THE ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE NEW YEAR.

THE HOLIDAY SEASON OFTEN BRINGS SCAM ARTISTS WITH IT, PREYING ESPECIALLY ON SENIOR CITIZENS. JAY HAAPALA, A DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FOR A.A.R.P./MINNESOTA, SAYS THERE IS AN UPTICK IN SCAMS THIS TIME OF YEAR. HAAPALA SAYS COMMON SENSE STEPS TO AVOID SCAMS INCLUDE NEVER GIVING OUT PERSONAL INFORMATION.

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR VIVIAN BERGER OF ROSEAU ARE TOMORROW MORNING AT TEN AT MOE LUTHERAN CHURCH IN ROSEAU. VISITATION IS THIS EVENING (5-7 PM) AT HELGESON FUNERAL HOME IN ROSEAU. VIVIAN BERGER WAS 97.

A FUNERAL SERVICE FOR EVELYN SONSTENG OF ROSEAU IS TOMORROW EVENING AT FIVE AT HELGESON FUNERAL HOME IN ROSEAU. VISITATION IS AN HOUR PRIOR. EVELYN SONSTENG WAS 99.

FRIDAY’S EDITION OF THE FARGO FORUM INCLUDED A STORY ON NOTABLE AREA RESIDENTS WHO DIED IN 2018. THAT LIST INCLUDED ROSEAU’S BOB BERGLAND, THE FORMER U.S. SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE; AND FORMER ROSEAU MAYOR BERNIE BURGGRAF.

A STORY LAST WEEK SAID AN ANONYMOUS PERSON LAUNCHED A PETITION ON A WHITE HOUSE WEBSITE TO GIVE THE NORTHWEST ANGLE TO CANADA. THERE WERE FEWER THAN A THOUSAND SIGNATURES ON THAT PETITION. A MINNEAPOLIS STAR/TRIBUNE STORY SATURDAY SAID ANGLE RESIDENTS LIKE LISA GOULET, WHOSE FAMILY RUNS THE ANGLE OUTPOST RESORT, LOVE CANADIANS BUT AREN’T INTERESTED IN BECOMING CANADIAN.

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MARION LUNDQUIST OF WANNASKA (AND FORMERLY OF WADENA) ARE FRIDAY MORNING AT TEN AT RIVERSIDE LUTHERAN CHURCH IN WANNASKA. VISITATION IS AN HOUR PRIOR. MARION LUNDQUIST WAS 95.

A FUNERAL SERVICE FOR RUTH ERICKSON OF ROSEAU IS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT TWO AT THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN ROSEAU. VISITATION IS AN HOUR PRIOR. RUTH ERICKSON WAS 92.

THE NUMBER ONE MOVIE AT THE NATION’S BOX OFFICES OVER THE WEEKEND WAS THE SUPERHERO FILM “AQUAMAN”, WHICH IS PLAYING AT THE ROSO THEATRE.