PREMIERE HEATHER STAFANSON IS CALLING FOR AN END TO THE ANTI-MANDATE BLOCKADE PROTEST AT THE EMERSON BORDER CROSSING, AND OTHERS ACROSS MANITOBA. SHE SAYS SHE IS TRYING ALL SHE CAN WITHOUT THE NEED TO INVOKE THE FEDERAL EMERGENCIES ACT TO DEAL WITH THEM. MANITOBA GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED ON FEBRUARY 11 THAT THEY ARE LIFTING MOST PROOF OF VACCINATION AND MASK REQUIREMENTS WEEKS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE, BUT THEY HAVE BEEN TRYING TO HEAR FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ON WHAT THEIR PLAN IS FOR THE BORDER AND THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.
A MEETING IS TOMORROW EVENING AT 7 PM IN THE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT THE ROSEAU CITY CENTER, PROVIDING DETAILS ON A LEVEL 3 SEX OFFENDER THAT HAS MOVED INTO ROSEAU.
CENTRAL BOILER IS UNDERGOING A MAJOR EXPANSION TO IT’S FACILITY IN RED LAKE FALLS, EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED THIS FALL. IT WILL GIVE CENTRAL BOILER OVER 400,000 SQUARE FEET OF SPACE BETWEEN THEIR TWO FACILITIES IN RED LAKE FALLS AND GREENBUSH.
A MEETING IS TOMORROW EVENING AT THE ANGLE INLET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, AND ALSO THURSDAY AT THE WARROAD DNR OFFICE TO DISCUSS A NEW, SEPERATE SET OF REGULATIONS FOR BEAR MANAGEMENT AT THE NORTHWEST ANGLE.
THE GREENBUSH-BADGER LIONS CLUB WILL HAVE AN EYEGLASSES RECYCLING NIGHT AT THE BGMR-LAKE OF THE WOODS BOYS BASKETBALL GAME ON FRIDAY, FEBUARY 25TH. DONATING A PAIR OF USED EYEGLASSES WILL GET YOU A FREE BAG OF POPCORN FOR THE GAME. THE CLUB ALSO HAS DROP BOXES FOR DONATIONS IN BOTH SCHOOLS FROM FEBRUARY 14-25.
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Sheriff’s officials say one person has died in a mobile home fire in Cass County. Sheriff Tom Burch reports that on Sunday about 12:30 a.m. dispatchers received a call about the fire on Highway 2 in rural Bena. First responders found the home engulfed in flames when they arrived. Once the fire was extinguished a search of the residence was conducted and the victim was found. An autopsy will be done by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office. The investigation continues with the assistance of the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Minnesota Senate Republicans introduced a “Parents Bill of Rights” legislative package on Monday they say would empower parents by giving them more access to curriculum at their children’s schools. The bills would require access to class syllabi for parents within the first two weeks of the start of classes and provide all instruction materials without cost to parents who request them for review, among others. Teachers are concerned the requirements would mandate more duties for an already exhausted workforce and create an opening for future censorship and book bans to prevent teachings on topics like race and gender.
The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs has announced a series of reforms after reviewing the deaths of 16 inmates in correctional facilities it oversees. The agency did not publicly release the details of its review, making it difficult to gauge what prompted the reforms that it says will protect the rights, dignity and safety of tribal members taken into custody. The reforms include policy changes to quicken the response to in-custody deaths and regular updates to the the bureau’s Office of Justice Services. Other reforms focus on training and working with other federal agencies to define the roles of investigators.
Minnesota Democrats and a coalition of labor groups and other organizations continue to call for lawmakers to pass paid family and medical leave legislation, saying the pandemic has only further emphasized the need for a state program.
Minnesotans for Paid Family & Medical Leave, along with Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, bill sponsors and business owners, touted the legislation at a Monday news conference.
The program would offer up to 12 weeks of partially paid time off for pregnancy, serious health conditions, family care, leave when a family member is called for active military duty and safety leave for domestic abuse situations.
Last modified: 02/15/2022