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LOCAL NEWS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2019

12/06/2019

THE FIRST FRIGID WEATHER OF THE WINTER IS COMING NEXT WEEK TO ROSEAU COUNTY. GRAND FORKS FORECASTER JENNIFER RITTERLING SAYS AFTER A HIGH TEMP IN THE UPPER TWENTIES TOMORROW, AND A SUNDAY HIGH IN THE UPPER TEENS, CONDITIONS WILL CHANGE.
RITTERLING SAYS TEMPS IN THE MID TEENS BELOW ZERO ARE NOT UNUSUAL FOR EARLY DECEMBER.

 

A COMMUNITY-WIDE HOLIDAY SHOPPING EVENT AIMED AT KIDS IS MONDAY, DECEMBER 16TH (1-7 PM) AND TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17TH (10-5) AT THE ROSEAU CITY CENTER. DONATIONS OF NEW OR GENTLY USED ITEMS ARE BEING ACCEPTED, AND THEY COULD USE SOME VOLUNTEER HELP. THE ROSEAU PUBLIC LIBRARY HAS MORE INFORMATION ( 463-2825 ).

 

WINTER TRUCK LOAD INCREASES START MONDAY ON STATE HIGHWAYS IN THE NORTH AND NORTH-CENTRAL FROST ZONES.

 

THE THIEF RIVER FALLS AIRPORT BOARD IS SUPPORTING DENVER AIR CONNECTION IN IT’S BID TO PROVIDE ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE FROM THIEF RIVER FALLS TO MINNEAPOLIS, OVER THE CURRENT PROVIDER, BOUTIQUE AIR. A GRAND FORKS HERALD REPORT SAYS A 99.6% RELIABILITY RATE WAS A FACTOR.

 

THE CANADIAN PACIFIC HOLIDAY TRAIN WILL STOP IN DETROIT LAKES, MAHNOMEN, PLUMMER AND THIEF RIVER FALLS DECEMBER 13TH. THAT’S A FOURTEEN CAR TRAIN WHICH IS DECORATED FOR CHRISTMAS.

 

THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IS REMINDING PEOPLE THAT IT IS ILLEGAL TO PUT SNOW ON OR NEXT TO A PUBLIC HIGHWAY OR STREET.
MINN-DOT MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS ENGINEER PAUL KONICKSON SAYS PLACING SNOW ON PUBLIC ROADWAYS CREATES A VARIETY OF HAZARDS.

A GRAND FORKS HERALD REPORT SAYS EXPECTED MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR CROP LOSSES, ESPECIALLY DUE TO AN UNUSUALLY WET FALL WILL HAVE A RIPPLE EFFECT ON THE REST OF REGIONAL ECONOMY.
DONOVAN JOHNSON, THE PRESIDENT OF THE NORTHERN PLAINS POTATO GROWERS, SAYS THE LOSS OF BOTH POTATOES AND SUGAR BEETS IN THE SAME YEAR WILL CREATE ECONOMIC PROBLEMS IN RURAL PARTS OF NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA AND NORTHEASTERN NORTH DAKOTA.

 

BADGER SCHOOL’S WINTER CONCERT IS DECEMBER 16TH (7 PM) PRECEDED BY A SOUP AND SANDWICH SUPPER; PROCEEDS GO TO THE BADGER MUSIC DEPARTMENT.

 

THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL, THIS WEEK, HEARD THAT HOUSTON ENGINEERING OFFERED SOME REVISIONS TO IT’S HIGHWAY 89 CORRIDOR STUDY FOR THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
MINN-DOT HAD REQUESTED A MORE DETAILED NARRATIVE ON THE NEED FOR AN UPGRADE.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR TODD PETERSON SAID A MEETING WILL BE HELD TO TALK ABOUT A CITY AND COUNTY COSTSHARE.

 

AIR-MED-CARE OFFICIALS MET WITH THE ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD THIS WEEK TO TALK ABOUT THE CONTRACT FOR AIR AMBULANCE SERVICE FOR COUNTY RESIDENTS.
AIR-MED-CARE FLEW 161 PATIENTS FROM LIFECARE IN ROSEAU IN 2018; AND 172 SO FAR THIS YEAR.
THAT CONTRACT COSTS ROSEAU COUNTY ABOUT SIXTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS, TO PROVIDE VIRTUALLY FREE AIR AMBULANCE FOR RESIDENTS.

 

SANTA DAY IN WANNASKA IS TOMORROW (11-2) AT THE WANNASKA COMMUNITY CENTER.

THE WANNASKA LIONS CLUB HAS A PANCAKE BREAKFAST BENEFIT FOR LORNA SKOIEN SUNDAY (8-1) AT THE WANNASKA COMMUNITY CENTER.

 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MYRON JOHNSON OF KARLSTAD ARE TOMORROW MORNING AT 10:30 AT ST EDWARD’S CATHOLIC CHURCH OF KARLSTAD. VISITATION IS THIS EVENING AFTER SIX, WITH A 6:40 ROSARY AND SEVEN O’CLOCK PRAYER SERVICE AT THE CHURCH; AND AN HOUR PRIOR TO SERVICES TOMORROW. MYRON JOHNSON WAS 62.

 

A FUNERAL SERVICE FOR KENNETH PENAS OF ROSEAU IS TOMORROW AFTERNOON AT ONE AT HELGESON FUNERAL HOME IN ROSEAU. VISITATION IS AN HOUR PRIOR. BURIAL IS AT BARNETT CEMETERY.
KENNETH PENAS WAS 82.

 

CHRISTMAS TURKEY AND HAM BINGO IS TUESDAY EVENING (7 PM) AT THE ROSEAU AMERICAN LEGION.
IT’S SPONSORED BY THE ROSEAU COUNTY FORTY AND EIGHT; AND PROCEEDS GO TO LOCAL VETERANS.

 

AN ANNUAL CANOLA SYMPOSIUM IS TUESDAY AT THE ROSEAU CITY CENTER.
JON DOCKTER, FROM THE MINNESOTA CANOLA COUNCIL, SAYS CANOLA ACREAGE WAS UP THIS YEAR IN NORTHWEST MINNESOTA.

 

A GREENBUSH/BADGER LIONS CLUB FUN NIGHT SUPPER IS THIS EVENING (6-8 PM) AT THE GREENBUSH FIRE HALL.
THAT 35TH ANNUAL EVENT RAISES MONEY FOR LIONS’ COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES.

 

THE ROSEAU COUNTY EXTENSION COMMITTEE MET IN LATE NOVEMBER, AND HEARD THAT ENROLLMENT IS AT 346 MEMBERS, WITH 37 NEW MEMBERS.
4H PROGRAM COORDINATOR SANDI WEILAND SAYS THOSE NUMBERS WILL GROW OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.
THE UNIVERSITY of MINNESOTA EXTENSION PROGRAM OFFERS A BROAD RANGE OF BENEFITS FOR STATE RESIDENTS, IN PART BECAUSE IDEAS COME FROM ALL ACROSS MINNESOTA.

 

THE MUZZLELOADER DEER HUNTING SEASON IS UNDERWAY, AFTER A SOMEWHAT DISAPPOINTING FIREARMS WHITETAIL HARVEST.
JOHN WILLIAMS, AT THE DNR’S REGIONAL OFFICE IN BEMIDJI, SAYS WET WEATHER PUT A DAMPER ON THE NOVEMBER SEASON.

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