LOCAL NEWS - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2019
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Posted on 01-09-2019
THE ROSEAU SCHOOL BOARD MET LAST WEEK, AND RECOGNIZED A THIRTY-FIVE HUNDRED DOLLAR DONATION FROM POLARIS INDUSTRIES FOR A 3-D PRINTER FOR THE TECHNICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

SUPERINTENDENT LARRY GUGGISBERG SAID K-12 EDUCATION ACROSS THE STATE WILL HAVE SEVERAL PRIORITIES AT THE STATE CAPITOL THIS WINTER AND SPRING. THE MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE CONVENED YESTERDAY, WITH A DFL MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE; AND A REPUBLICAN MAJORITY IN THE SENATE.

THE WEBSITE WalletHub SAYS MINNESOTA IS THE BEST STATE IN THE UNION TO RAISE A FAMILY. THE WEBSITE USES A VARIETY OF CRITERIA. MINNESOTA IS FIRST IN THE NATION IN MEDIAN FAMILY SALARIES; 2ND LOWEST IN THE NUMBER OF FAMILIES LIVING IN POVERTY; AND 3RD LOWEST IN THE SEPARATION AND DIVORCE RATE.

THE NORTHWEST MINNESOTA WOMENS FUND IS LOOKING FOR GRANT FUNDING PROPOSALS FOR PROGRAMS THAT BENEFIT GIRLS AND WOMEN IN THIS REGION. UP TO TWENTY-FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS IS AVAILABLE. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY MARCH FIRST. ROSEAU IS ONE OF TWELVE COUNTIES IN THE NORTHWEST WOMENS FUND REGION.

A MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING PANEL, SCHEDULED TOMORROW IN ROSEAU, HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

STRICTER LIMITS ON WALLEYE AND SAUGER ON LAKE OF THE WOODS AND THE RAINY RIVER TAKE EFFECT MARCH FIRST, WHEN THE AGGREGATE GOES FROM EIGHT FISH TO SIX (AND ONLY FOUR OF THEM CAN BE WALLEYES). PHIL TALMAGE, AT D.N.R. FISHERIES IN BAUDETTE, SAYS THE POPULATIONS OF BOTH SPECIES ARE HEALTHY; BUT ANGLERS LOGGED MORE THAN TWO MILLION HOURS OF FISHING TIME LAST WINTER ON THE BIG LAKE. NEARLY EIGHTY PERCENT OF RESPONSES TO THE REDUCED LIMIT WERE POSITIVE.

A REPORT SAYS MINNESOTA’S FUTURE PROSPERITY IS LINKED TO THE SUCCESSES OF IT’S YOUNGEST RESIDENTS. BHARTI WAHI, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR THE CHILDRENS DEFENSE FUND/MINNESOTA, SAYS A 2018 KIDS COUNT DATA BOOK TRIES TO IDENTIFY PUBLIC POLICY CHANGES. THE REPORT SAYS ONE IN TEN MINNESOTA KIDS LIVE IN POVERTY, BUT THAT NUMBER IS ONE IN FOUR FOR AMERICAN INDIAN KIDS AND CHILDREN OF COLOR.

THE ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD, YESTERDAY, HEARD FROM REPRESENTATIVES OF MINNESOTA POWER; WHO SAID 79 TOWERS WILL GO UP IN ROSEAU COUNTY THIS WINTER, AS PART OF A HIGH VOLTAGE POWER LINE CARRYING MANITOBA HYDRO POWER TO MINNESOTA’S IRON RANGE. COMPLETION OF THE GREAT NORTHERN TRANSMISSION LINE IS EXPECTED BY MARCH OF NEXT YEAR.

THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL, THIS WEEK, HEARD THAT A JANUARY 23RD MEETING HAS BEEN SCHEDULED WITH U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION IN ROSEAU, ON REDUCED HOURS AT THE ROSEAU PORT OF ENTRY. U.S. CONGRESSMAN COLLIN PETERSON IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED TO ATTEND THAT MEETING AT THE ROSEAU CITY CENTER.

MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR RODNEY OLSON OF ROSEAU ARE FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT FOUR AT RIVERSIDE LUTHERAN CHURCH IN WANNASKA. VISITATION IS AN HOUR PRIOR. RODNEY OLSON WAS 64.

A TRAVELING ART EXHIBIT IS AT THE ROSEAU PUBLIC LIBRARY THROUGH MARCH FIRST. AMONG THE FIFTEEN ARTISTS ARE PAULETTE CHRISTIANSON OF BADGER, ALICIA SPILDE OF KARLSTAD AND BETSY SAURDIFF OF GRYGLA.

HIBBING POLICE HAVE ARRESTED TWO MEN AND A SEVENTEEN YEAR OLD FEMALE IN CONNECTION WITH A BODY FOUND ON THE MESABI TRAIL SUNDAY. 33 YEAR OLD JOSHUA LaVALLEY OF AURORA WAS FOUND BY A SNOWMOBILER. 18 YEAR OLD DESHON BONNELL AND 20 ANTHONY HOWSON ARE BEING HELD ON SUSPICION OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER.