LOCAL NEWS - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2019

Posted on 02-04-2019
THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL MEETS THIS EVENING. AMONG OTHER BUSINESS, THEY’LL TALK ABOUT ANOTHER COOPERATIVE HOME BUILDING PROJECT WITH ROSEAU HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS; NORTHWEST COMMUNITY ACTION WOULD SERVE AS PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR.

A ROSEAU SCHOOL DISTRICT TASK FORCE, CHARGED WITH PLANNING FOR A SCHOOL FACILITIES IMPROVEMENT PROJECT, MEETS AGAIN THIS EVENING. THE SCHOOL BOARD IS CONSIDERING WHETHER TO BUILD NEW, OR REMODEL THE OLDEST PORTIONS OF THE SCHOOL BUILDING.

THE ANNUAL DAVID JOHNSON VINTAGE SNOCAT SPECTACULAR IS SATURDAY AT ROSEAU’S PIONEER FARM. ROB CROWE STARTED THE EVENT EARLIER THIS DECADE.

THE DAY INCLUDES A POLARIS/ ARCTIC CAT GRUDGE MATCH RACE.

THE NORTHWEST MINNESOTA ARTS COUNCIL HAS ANNOUNCED A LIST OF AREA ARTISTS WHO ARE PART OF THE TEACHING ARTIST ROSTER PROGRAM; AMONG THEM, ALIZA NOVACEK/OLSON OF ROSEAU, MARISSSA STEIEN OF KARLSTAD, CELESTE HOFFMAN FROM GOODRIDGE, JOLENE JUHL OF GREENBUSH, AND KIM HRUBA OF WARROAD. MARA HANEL, THE DIRECTOR OF THE ARTS COUNCIL, SAYS THE NORTHWEST COUNCIL CONTINUES TO EVOLVE - EVEN AFTER HER MORE THAN TWO DECADES.

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

THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IS INCREASING THE SPEED LIMIT ON MORE THAN FIVE THOUSAND MILES OF STATE HIGHWAYS, AS THE RESULT OF FIVE YEAR STUDY. AMONG THOSE HIGHWAYS IS MUCH OF HIGHWAY 89. SEVENTY-SEVEN PERCENT OF RURAL, TWO-LANE STATE HIGHWAYS WILL SEE SPEED LIMITS GO UP FROM FIFTY-FIVE TO SIXTY MILES PER HOUSE. A PREVIOUS STUDY, COMPLETED IN 2013, INCREASED SPEEDS ON MORE THAN FIFTEEN HUNDRED MILES OF HIGHWAY, INCLUDING HIGHWAY ELEVEN.

THE MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE IS WRESTLING WITH RESOLUTION FOR CHILDCARE ISSUES ACROSS THE STATE. A LACK OF AFFORDABLE CHILDCARE IS FORCING MANY POTENTIAL WORKERS OUT OF THE WORKFORCE. BHARTI WAHI, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CHILDRENS DEFENSE/FUND MINNESOTA. THE NUMBER OF PRIVATE CHILDCARE FACILITIES IS DECLINING IN MINNESOTA.

A FUNERAL SERVICE FOR BRUCE LUNDSTEN OF WILLIAMS IS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT TWO AT BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH IN WILLIAMS. VISITATION IS AN HOUR PRIOR. BRUCE LUNDSTEN WAS 71.

A NUMBER OF AREA SCHOOLS ARE STARTING TWO HOURS LATE TODAY; INCLUDING BADGER, GRYGLA, KITTSON COUNTY CENTRAL, GOODRIDGE, GREENBUSH-MIDDLE RIVER, LANCASTER AND TRI-COUNTY (WHERE THERE’S NO PRESCHOOL).

ROSEAU GOT ABOUT FOUR INCHES OF NEW SNOW LATE YESTERDAY AND LAST NIGHT; AND NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECASTER TIM LYNCH IN GRAND FORKS SAYS THERE’S MORE ON THE WAY.

ROSEAU COUNTY HAS ANOTHER FRIGID WEEK AHEAD, ALTHOUGH NOT AS EXTREME AS LAST WEEK. OVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURES THROUGH NEXT MONDAY MORNING WILL BE BELOW ZERO, AND AS COLD AS TWENTY BELOW.

MINNESOTA SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR AND NORTH DAKOTA’S JOHN HOEVEN HAVE AGAIN INTRODUCED LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH A RURAL EXPORT CENTER; DESIGNED TO HELP RURAL BUSINESSES ACCESS INTERNATIONAL MARKETS.