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LOCAL NEWS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2019

11/08/2019

THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL,  THIS WEEK,  HEARD THAT JOHN WYNNE IS APPLYING FOR SMALL CITIES GRANT MONEY FOR ROSEAU,  FOR COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION IN A SIX BLOCK AREA IN AND AROUND DOWNTOWN ROSEAU.

THE GRANT APPLICATION REQUIRES THAT A TARGET AREA BE DETERMINED.

 

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IS PROJECTING 2019 FARM INCOME AT EIGHTY-EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS;  THAT WOULD BE THE HIGHEST NET FARM INCOME IN FIVE YEARS.

AT THE SAME TIME,  FARM DEBT IS PROJECTED AT A RECORD  FOUR HUNDRED SIXTEEN BILLION.

THERE WERE THIRTY-ONE CHAPTER TWELVE FARM BANKRUPTCIES FILED IN MINNESOTA OVER THE TWELVE MONTH PERIOD ENDING IN SEPTEMBER;  AND  580 FILINGS NATIONWIDE.

 

THE NEXT CONCERT IN THE NORTHERN LIGHTS SERIES AT THE ROSEAU SCHOOL THEATRE IS TUESDAY EVENING,  FEATURING VIOLINIST TIMOTHY CHOOI;  WHO SAYS MUSIC IS HIS LIFE.

THERE ARE FIVE CONCERTS EACH YEAR IN THE NORTHERN LIGHTS SERIES.

 

A READING IS FUNDAMENTAL BOOK FAIR CONTINUES TODAY  (8:30-3:30)  AT THE ROSEAU SCHOOL LIBRARY.

 

A RECENT STUDY BY THE MANKATO-BASED CENTER FOR RURAL POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT SAYS THE WORKFORCE IN GREATER MINNESOTA IS BARELY GROWING  (AT A ONE PERCENT RATE FOR THE PAST DECADE),  AND THAT PEOPLE AGED 25 TO 44 MAKE UP LESS THAN FORTY PERCENT OF THE GREATER MINNESOTA WORKFORCE.

KELLY ASCHE,  FROM THE CENTER,  SAYS THE DIALOGUE HAS CHANGED AMONG EMPLOYERS IN THE STATE.

 

 

THE ROSEAU RIVER WATERSHED HAS STARTED SLOWLY RELEASING FLOOD WATER FROM THE NORLAND IMPOUNDMENT  AHEAD OF WINTER.

THE ROSEAU RIVER,  AT ROSS,  HAS FALLEN MORE THAN TWO FEET OVER THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS;  BUT THE GAUGE AT CARIBOU HAS ONLY FALLEN BY A FEW INCHES OVER THE PAST WEEK.

 

THE FIREARMS DEER SEASON OPENS TOMORROW IN MINNESOTA.

AT NORRIS CAMP,  GRETCHEN MEHMEL SAYS THEY’RE WET,  AND THERE WERE SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW ON THE GROUND EARLIER THIS WEEK;  SHE’S ENCOURAGING HUNTERS TO DO SOME EXTRA SCOUTING THIS YEAR.

 

COACH PURSE BINGO,  WITH PROCEEDS TO THE ROSEAU BAND BOOSTERS,  IS TOMORROW EVENING AT THE ROSEAU  V.F.W.

IT’S PART OF DIVA DAY IN ROSEAU.

 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR CHARLOTTE ANDERSON OF BAUDETTE ARE THIS MORNING AT TEN  AT WABANICA LUTHERAN CHURCH,  NORTH OF BAUDETTE.

CHARLOTTE ANDERSON WAS  96.

 

A VETERANS DAY PROGRAM IS THIS MORNING AT ELEVEN AT THE LAKE OF THE WOODS SCHOOL  IN BAUDETTE.

VETERANS DAY PROGRAMS IN ROSEAU AND WARROAD ARE MONDAY.

 

ROSEAU COUNTY TREASURER DIANE GREGERSON SAYS SECOND HALF TAXES ON FARM CLASSIFICATIONS AND MOBILE HOMES ARE DUE BY NOVEMBER 15TH.

THE ROSEAU COUNTY COURTHOUSE IS CLOSED MONDAY FOR VETERANS DAY.

 

U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION IS PROPOSING REDUCED HOURS OF OPERATION AT THREE NORTH DAKOTA PORTS  (ANTLER,  CARBURY AND MAIDA),  WHILE NORTH DAKOTA GOVERNOR DOUG BURGUM IS URGING THE FEDERAL AGENCY TO MAINTAIN IT’S CURRENT HOURS.  BURGUM SAYS REDUCED HOURS WILL  “HAVE NEGATIVE IMPACTS ON TOURISM AND LOCAL AND REGIONAL ECONOMIES”.

MANITOBA PORTS CONNECTED TO THOSE THREE NORTH DAKOTA LOCATIONS ARE NOT CHANGING THEIR HOURS.

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY CITES MINIMAL TRAFFIC AS THE REASON FOR THE OPERATIONS REDUCTIONS;  THAT’S THE SAME REASON GIVEN FOR REDUCED HOURS AT THE ROSEAU AND LANCASTER PORTS OF ENTRY.

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