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LOCAL NEWS TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2020

01/14/2020

THE ROSEAU SCHOOL BOARD,  LAST NIGHT,  RE-ELECTED PETE KVIEN IT’S CHAIR.

VONDA DANIELSON IS VICE-CHAIR;   THOR DIDRIKSON CLERK;  AND MICKY HULST TREASURER.

THE BOARD ALSO ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION OF LONGTIME MATH TEACHER AND COACH TRACEY WENSLOFF,  EFFECTIVE THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.

 

THE PERSONAL FINANCE  WEBSITE  WalletHub  SAYS FLORIDA,  COLORADO AND NEW HAMPSHIRE ARE THE THREE BEST STATES TO RETIRE IN,

BASED ON FACTORS LIKE WEATHER,  COST OF LIVING AND QUALITY OF HOSPITALS.

WISCONSIN IS  8TH,  MINNESOTA  16TH  AND NORTH DAKOTA  19TH ON THAT LIST.

 

MEMORIAL SERVICES ARE PENDING FOR ROBERT RITTER OF WARROAD  (AND FORMERLY OF STANDARD,  ILLINOIS).

HE DIED SATURDAY AT AGE  39.

 

THE QUIN COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH BOARD MEETS MONDAY IN NEWFOLDEN.

 

THE ANNUAL DAVID JOHNSON SNOCAT SPECTACULAR IS FEBRUARY FIRST IN ROSEAU.

 

A FARM TRANSITION AND ESTATE PLANNING WORKSHOP IS TOMORROW           (9:30-3:30)  AT THE NORTHLAND COLLEGE CLASSROOM AT THE ROSEAU CITY CENTER.

 

THE RED RIVER FARM NETWORK SAYS THE TOP TRENDING ITEM ON THE ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE’S  WEBSITE IS ABOUT AGRICULTURE.  THE STORY SAYS FARM PAYMENTS ARE AT A FOURTEEN YEAR HIGH;  HIGHER BY BILLIONS OF DOLLARS THAN THE AUTO INDUSTRY BAILOUT IN 2008.

 

THE ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD, LAST WEEK,  KEPT THE POCKET GOPHER BOUNTY AT  TWO DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS;  AND THE BEAVER BOUNTY AT FIFTY DOLLARS FOR THIS YEAR.

 

THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL,  IN APPROVING IT’S FEE SCHEDULE FOR 2020,  MADE NO CHANGES TO IT’S ENTERPRISE FUND RATES.

THAT MEANS NO INCREASES IN ELECTRIC,  WATER,  SEWER AND GARBAGE RATES.

 

RESEARCH BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES SHOWS ROSEAU COUNTY HAD A BILLION DOLLARS IN GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT IN 2018.  TERYN ZMUDA,  AT NACO,  SAYS THAT  G.D.P. IS LARGE FOR A SMALLER COUNTY.

ROSEAU’S  ONE BILLION DOLLAR  G.D.P. COMPARES WITH  288 MILLION IN KITTSON COUNTY,  AND  185 MILLION IN LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY.

 

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE TO BE PART OF A SWEDISH TELEVISION SHOW CALLED  “ALLT FOR SVERIGE”   (THE GREAT SWEDISH ADVENTURE)  IS JANUARY  25TH.    THE SHOW FEATURES NORTH AMERICANS WITH SWEDISH ROOTS.

SOFIA ENG IS THE CASTING DIRECTOR FOR THAT REALITY SHOW,  WHICH IS GOING INTO A TENTH SEASON.

ONE OF THIS YEAR’S CONTESTANTS,  DOCTOR MELISSA WALLS FROM DULUTH,  SAID HER GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS (JOHN AUGUST ANDERSON AND BETSY DAHLQUIST)  ORIGINALLY EMIGRATED FROM SWEDEN TO ROSEAU.

 

AS MINNESOTA’S POPULATION BECOMES MORE DIVERSE,  ONE OF THE EFFECTS COULD BE THE WAY WE TALK.

MINNESOTA IS STILL PREDOMINANTLY WHITE, AT  83%;  BUT MINORITY POPULATIONS ARE GROWING AT A FASTER RATE IN THE STATE.

JOAN HALL IS THE CHIEF EDITOR FOR THE DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN REGIONAL ENGLISH.

AS AN EXAMPLE,  MOST MINNESOTANS CALL SOFT DRINKS  “POP”;   BUT THE WORD  “SODA”  IS GAINING IN USE IN WISCONSIN.

 

 

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