LOCAL NEWS - TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2019
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A FUNERAL SERVICE FOR VIVIAN BERGER OF ROSEAU IS THIS MORNING AT TEN AT MOE LUTHERAN CHURCH IN ROSEAU. VIVIAN BERGER WAS 97.

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR EVELYN SONSTENG OF ROSEAU ARE THIS EVENING AT FIVE AT HELGESON FUNERAL HOME IN ROSEAU. VISITATION IS AN HOUR PRIOR. EVELYN SONSTENG WAS 99.

A CANDLELIGHT SKIING AND SNOWSHOEING EVENT IS SATURDAY NIGHT AT HAYES LAKE STATE PARK.

THE WANNASKA LIONS 22ND ANNUAL FISHING DERBY IS FEBRUARY 16TH AT HAYES LAKE STATE PARK.

THE ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD MEETS THIS MORNING.

THE GREENBUSH FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS GOTTEN A STATE FIRE MARSHAL’S GRANT FOR A WASHER AND DRYER TO CLEAN FIREFIGHTERS’ EQUIPMENT.

‘WIC’ CLINICS ARE TODAY IN HALLOCK; TOMORROW AT THE WARROAD AREA COMMUNITY CENTER; AND THURSDAY IN RED LAKE FALLS.

FREEDOM FROM SMOKING CLASSES START TODAY IN ROSEAU AND WARROAD, THROUGH LIFECARE MEDICAL CENTER. PAT DRAUGHN, WHO’S A NURSE AT THE ROSEAU HOSPITAL, IS ONE OF THE INSTRUCTORS; SHE SAYS THEY’RE SEEING MORE VAPING ADDICTION.

PAULA HEDLUND HAS MORE INFORMATION ON THOSE SMOKING CESSATION CLASSES (463-4301).

WHILE A LACK OF WORKERS IS PLAGUING MUCH OF MINNESOTA, THE NORTHWESTERN PART OF THE STATE HAS BEEN ESPECIALLY HARD-HIT; WITH NUMEROUS JOB OPENINGS AT THE REGION’S LARGE MANUFACTURERS. CAMERON MACHT IS WITH THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. NORTHWEST MINNESOTA BUSINESSES HAVE BEEN WORKING COLLABORATIVELY TO SOLVE THE WORKFORCE SHORTAGE.

THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY PROTECTION AGENCY ANNOUNCED LAST MONTH IT WAS REPLACING THE “WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES RULE”, LIFTING PROTECTIONS ON WETLANDS NOT CONNECTED TO A LARGER BODY OF WATER. THE E.P.A. SAID THE OBAMA-ERA RULE WAS “GOVERNMENT OVERREACH”. JENIFER COLLINS, WITH THE LAW FIRM EARTHJUSTICE, SAYS THE PROPOSAL IGNORES BASIC SCIENCE.

THE FIRST BABY BORN AT LIFECARE MEDICAL CENTER IN ROSEAU IN THE NEW YEAR WAS ANDERS DOKKEN, THE SON OF CARRIE AND KEVIN DOKKEN OF SOUTH JUNCTION, MANITOBA. ANDERS WAS BORN LAST THURSDAY (January 3).

THE ROSEAU SCHOOL BOARD MET LAST THURSDAY IN AN ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING FOR 2019, ELECTING PETE KVIEN BOARD CHAIR. VONDA DANIELSON IS THE VICE-CHAIR; THOR DIDRIKSON IS THE CLERK; AND MICKY HULST IS THE BOARD TREASURER.

THE BOARD ALSO ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION OF LONGTIME BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS SUPERINTENDENT JEROME ZISKA, WHO HAS SERVED IN THAT ROLE FOR ABOUT TWENTY YEARS. ZISKA WILL CONTINUE WITH THE DISTRICT INTO JULY.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR DARRYL SMITH OF WILLIAMS IS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT ONE AT HELGESON FUNERAL HOME IN WARROAD. VISITATION IS AN HOUR PRIOR. DARRYL SMITH WAS 79.

THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL MET LAST NIGHT, WITH FIRST-YEAR COUNCIL MEMBER BRADY JOHNSON TAKING THE OATH OF OFFICE; ALONG WITH MAYOR JEFF PELOWSKI AND COUNCIL MEMBER AMY BASSINGTHWAITE. THE COUNCIL RECOGNIZED CHRISTMAS LIGHTING CONTEST WINNERS LOWELL PETERSON, CHARLES THOMAS AND TWICE THE CHARM IN THE BUSINESS CATEGORY.

43-YEAR-OLD JOHN DYBEDAHL OF BADGER HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT INVOLVING A GIRL UNDER AGE FIFTEEN. THE GRAND FORKS HERALD REPORTS DYBEDAHL IS THE TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR FOR THE GREENBUSH-MIDDLE RIVER SCHOOL DISTRICT.

THE GRAND FORKS HERALD REPORTS 27-YEAR-OLD CHAD REED OF BAUDETTE WILL SERVE SIX MONTHS FOR THE SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A TEENAGER LAST JUNE IN ROSEAU COUNTY.

A GRAND FORKS HERALD REPORT SAYS FORMER ROOSEVELT CITY COUNCIL MEMBER ARLYN STEWART HAS ASKED THAT A DISORDERLY CONDUCT CHARGE AGAINST HIM BE DISMISSED. THE CHARGE STEMS FROM AN INCIDENT AT AN OCTOBER ROOSEVELT CITY COUNCIL MEETING, WHERE A BAUDETTE NEWSPAPER REPORTER ALLEGED STEWART VERBALLY ABUSED HER.

7TH DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN COLLIN PETERSON HAS BEEN ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF THE U.S. HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE.

A MAN FOUND DEAD ON THE MESABI TRAIL SUNDAY AFTERNOON HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS 33-YEAR-OLD JOSHUA LaVALLEY OF AURORA. HIS BODY WAS FOUND BY A SNOWMOBILER. THE ST LOUIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS INVESTIGATING THE DEATH AS A HOMICIDE.

20-YEAR-OLD ELLORA ACCOBEE OF WAUBUN SUFFERED NON-LIFE THREATENING INJURIES ON HIGHWAY 113 IN MAHNOMEN COUNTY LAST NIGHT (AT ABOUT 8:30 P.M.). ACCOBEE APPARENTLY TOOK A CURVE TOO FAST, WENT INTO A DITCH AND ROLLED HER VEHICLE.