ON MARCH 1, FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE SEPTEMBER OF 2020, THE DROUGHT MONITOR INDICATED THAT ALL OF EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA AND MUCH OF NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA ARE OUT OF DROUGHT CONDITIONS. THE CONDITIONS HAD HIT THEIR PEAK IN AUGUST OF 2021, BUT FALL RAINS AND THE ABOVE AVERAGE WINTER SNOWFALL SHOULD HAVE FARMERS SET UP FOR A NORMAL SPRING.
SHAWN GISLASON OF WARROAD IS BRINGING A PIECE OF BIG CITY LIVING TO SMALL TOWN MINNESOTA. GISLASON HAS SIGNED ON TO BE AN UBER DRIVER, AND SAYS HIS ID, ADDRESS, INSURANCE HAVE ALL BEEN VERIFIED BY THE SERVICE, AND A BACKGROUND CHECK WAS COMPLETED, AND HE IS READY AND SET UP IN THE UBER APP. HE’S AVAILABLE SOME DURING THE WEEK, LATE NIGHTS ON THE WEEKEND, AND IS WILLING TO MAKE LONGER TRIPS TO THIEF RIVER FALLS OR GRAND FORKS IF ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE.
MATTRACKS IS FEATURED IN THE SPRING 2022 EDITION OF ENTERPRISE MINNESOTA MAGAZINE, GIVING AN IN DEPTH LOOK AT HOW THE COMPANY GOT TO WHERE IT IS TODAY. MATTRACKS MANUFACTURES RUBBER TRACK CONVERSIONS FOR CUSTOMERS THAT SPAN OVER 100 COUNTRIES.
THE DEADLINE TO HAVE ICE FISHING SHELTERS REMOVED FROM LAKES IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE STATE PASSED YESTERDAY. THAT APPLIES TO INLAND LAKES. THE DEADLINE FOR REMOVING SHELTERS FROM MINNESOTA-CANADIAN BORDER WATERS IS MARCH 31.
ROAD RESTRICTIONS FOR THE LOST RIVER AND BELTRAMI ISLAND STATE FOREST ROADS WILL COINCIDE WITH STATE RESTRICTIONS THAT ARE EFFECTIVE AS OF TODAY. WITH ANY QUESTIONS, CALL THE DNR FORESTRY OFFICE IN WARROAD OR WANNASKA.
BRAD DOKKEN WRITES IN THE GRAND FORKS HERALD A DETAILED STORY ON THE LIFE OF DALE TELLE OF WARROAD WHO PASSED AWAY RECENTLY AT THE AGE OF 90. HE WAS A LONGTIME EDUCATOR IN WARROAD, AND LIFELONG HUNTER AND ANGLER, AND ALSO FISHING GUIDE.
WARROAD SUMMER THEATER IS PREPARED FOR IT’S SPRING DINNER THEATER SHOW. THEY’LL PRESENT THE PLAY “LEAVING IOWA”, WITH DATES AT SEVEN CLANS CASINO APRIL 6-9, AND ROCK HARBOR LODGE APRIL 27-30.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR OLIVE WISKOW OF GOODRIDGE, WILL BE HELD MONDAY, MARCH 28 (10 AM) AT FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH IN GOODRIDGE. VISITATION WILL BE ONE HOUR PRIOR. BURIAL WILL BE AT GOODRIDGE COMMUNITY CEMETERY. OLIVE WISKOW WAS 79.
FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS:
Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature have offered a voluntary proposal for paid family and medical leave. It would rely on tax credits for employers who choose to participate, in contrast with Democratic proposals that would require paid time off. Republicans depicted their plan Monday as an innovative way to support employees who need time off after childbirth, or to care for sick children, or for parents nearing the end of their lives. Democrats have been pushing for years for family and medical leave. They say they’re glad Republicans have finally joined the discussion, but that their plan doesn’t go far enough.
The National Weather Services says any fears of an extended spring flooding season in the Red River Valley have been virtually eliminated thanks in large part to the area’s soil-stained snow. The weather service said Monday that the area’s good flooding forecast was a strange benefit of two unwelcome weather woes — a summer drought followed by a winter season of numerous blizzards. The lack of precipitation made the topsoil receptive to the spring thaw and the gales of winter picked up loose dirt to color the snow and make it absorb more heat than usual.
Last modified: 03/22/2022