LOCAL NEWS - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2019

Posted on 02-06-2019
A MEAT PACKET RAFFLE BENEFIT FOR 12 YEAR OLD MADISON RICE IS SATURDAY EVENING (5 PM) AT THE WARROAD EAGLES CLUB. PROCEEDS WILL HELP WITH A SURGERY AT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IN ST PAUL.

THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL MEETS IN SPECIAL SESSION NEXT TUESDAY MORNING FOR APPROVAL OF AN AIRPORT FUEL SYSTEM BID. THE CITY COUNCIL, THIS WEEK, AUTHORIZED SUBMISSION OF A TEN THOUSAND DOLLAR LEGACY ARTS GRANT APPLICATION FOR A REPLACEMENT GATEWAY ARCH AT GILBERTSON BASEBALL FIELD. THE GILBERTSON COMMITTEE HAS TALKED WITH TWO LOCAL ARTISTS ABOUT A METALWORKED REPLACEMENT.

THE WARROAD-BASED NORTHERN TOBOGGAN COMPANY IS EXPANDING IT’S MARKETING EFFORTS. THE COMPANY MAKES, AMONG OTHER THINGS, TOBOGGANS FOR USE AS WORK VEHICLES IN NORTHERN CANADA. GABRIEL HARREN IS BASED IN THE TWIN CITIES; THE COMPANY WAS STARTED BY HIS DAD JOHN JUST OVER TWO DECADES AGO. THE COMPANY ALSO MAKES WOODEN SLEDS AND SNOWSHOES.

CANDLELIGHT SKIING AND SNOWSHOEING IS SATURDAY EVENING AT HAYES LAKE STATE PARK, SOUTHEAST OF ROSEAU.

A ‘WIC’ CLINIC IS TODAY AT THE WARROAD AREA COMMUNITY CENTER, AND TOMORROW AT THE RED LAKE FALLS COMMUNITY CENTER.

ROSEAU COUNTY EMPLOYERS CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE WITH TOO FEW WORKERS. COMPANIES LIKE POLARIS AND MARVIN WINDOWS ARE SEEKING WAYS TO ATTRACT A WORKFORCE TO NORTHERN MINNESOTA. KELLY ASCHE IS A RESEARCH ASSOCIATE WITH THE CENTER FOR RURAL POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT.

THE MINNESOTA HOUSE LABOR COMMITTEE HAS MOVED FORWARD A BILL WHICH WOULD PROVIDE CAREGIVERS WITH PARTIAL WAGE REPLACEMENT FOR UP TO TWELVE WEEKS FOR MEDICAL LEAVE, INCLUDING PREGNANCY; AND WOULD BE FUNDED THROUGH A STATE-RUN INSURANCE PROGRAM FROM PAYROLL TAXES PAID BY BOTH EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES. DEBRA FITZPATRICK, WITH THE HUMPHREY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS AT THE UNIVERSITY of MINNESOTA, SAYS THE GREATEST NEED IS IN RURAL MINNESOTA.

CURRENT FEDERAL LAW GUARANTEES TWELVE WEEKS OF FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE, BUT IT’S UNPAID.

FUNERAL SERVICES ARE PENDING FOR CHERYL KVIEN OF HAWLEY, AND FORMERLY OF GREENBUSH. SHE DIED MONDAY AT A FARGO HOSPITAL AT AGE 69.

ROSEAU COUNTY 4H BEEF I-D AND WEIGH-IN IS SATURDAY MORNING (Ten to Noon) AT THE WAAGE FEEDLOT IN RURAL GREENBUSH. THAT’S REQUIRED FOR SHOWING 4H BEEF AT THE COUNTY FAIR. RYAN WAAGE (218 689-1530) OR GARNER EEG (218-689-0777) HAVE MORE INFORMATION.

THE BELTRAMI COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND THE MINNESOTA BUREAU OF CRIMINAL APPREHENSION ARE INVESTIGATING, AFTER FINDING THE REMAINS OF AT LEAST ONE PERSON IN A TOWNSHIP NORTHWEST OF BEMIDJI. THERE’S BEEN ONE ARREST, AND AUTHORITIES SAY THERE IS NO THREAT TO THE PUBLIC.