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LOCAL NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2020

04/01/2020

A NEWSBREAK WEBSITE REPORT SAYS ROSEAU COUNTY DEPUTY SHERIFF BRANDON BOYD HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH FELONY DOMESTIC ASSAULT BY STRANGULATION;  AFTER AN ALLEGED INCIDENT IN LATE MARCH.

 

THIS IS DAY THREE OF DISTANCE LEARNING  FOR MINNESOTA PUBLIC AND CHARTER SCHOOL STUDENTS.

ROSEAU ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL AMY McGUIRE SAYS TEACHERS HAD SPENT THE PREVIOUS TWO WEEKS DEVELOPING PLANS TO CONTINUE EFFECTIVE TEACHING ….

Amy One –  general  “connection to school”

AMY McGUIRE AND SCHOOL STAFF DELIVERED LEARNING PACKETS TO STUDENTS’ HOMES MONDAY.

 

THE ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD,  YESTERDAY,  APPROVED AN UPDATED JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE BUREAU OF CRIMINAL APPREHENSION WHICH WOULD ALLOW COUNTY ATTORNEY KRISTY KJOS TO PROCESS PAPERS WHILE WORKING FROM HOME.

 

THE TWO RIVERS WATERSHED DISTRICT SAYS THE SOUTH BRANCH OF THE TWO RIVERS IS RISING AT GREENBUSH,  PELAN,  LAKE BRONSON AND HALLOCK.

THE RIVER AT IS AT OR NEAR FLOOD STAGE;  THAT RISE IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH TOMORROW.

 

THE PERSONAL FINANCE WEBSITE  WalletHub  SAYS MINNESOTA IS THE LEAST STRESSED STATE IN THE NATION,

BASED ON THINGS LIKE HOURS WORKED PER WEEK AND THE SHARE OF ADULTS GETTING ADEQUATE SLEEP.

AFTER MINNESOTA,  NORTH AND SOUTH DAKOTA AND IOWA ARE THE NEXT LEAST STRESSED STATES;

WHILE  LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI,  NEW MEXICO,  ARKANSAS AND WEST VIRGINIA ARE THE MOST STRESSED.

APRIL IS STRESS AWARENESS MONTH.

 

GABE MOONEY,  WHO MANAGES ALTRU CLINICS IN ROSEAU AND GREENBUSH,  SAYS A  “GOOD NUMBER OF PATIENTS ARE RE-SCHEDULING THEIR WELLNESS VISITS”  IN THE WAKE OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.

MOONEY SAYS ALTRU IS SCHEDULING WELLNESS CLINICS IN THE MORNING,  AND  HAS CLINIC HOURS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE SICK DURING THE AFTERNOON.

 

LIFECARE MEDICAL CENTER  PRESIDENT AND  C.E.O.  KEITH OKESON SAID THIS WEEK THE ROSEAU HOSPITAL IS COORDINATING WITH OTHER HOSPITALS ACROSS THE REGION AND STATE,

FOR AN EXPECTED INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE INFECTED WITH        COVID-19.

OKESON SAYS IT’S UNCLEAR HOW LONG THE VIRUS WILL IMPACT DAILY LIFE.

 

THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL,  MONDAY EVENING,  REMINDED PEOPLE THAT  “PLAYGROUNDS ARE OFF LIMITS”  DURING THE GOVERNOR’S  STAY-AT-HOME ORDER.

PARKS AND RECREATION DIRECTOR SARA HAMANN SAID  “PARKS AND TRAILS ARE OPEN”,  BUT NOT PLAYGROUNDS.

 

SENIOR CITIZENS ARE CONSIDERED THE MOST VULNERABLE AGE GROUP FOR CONTRACTING THE NEW CORONAVIRUS,

AND SO HAVE BEEN ESPECIALLY SOCIALLY-DISTANCED DURING THE PANDEMIC.

A.A.R.P./ MINNESOTA IS OFFERING A COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS ONLINE PLATFORM TO HELP SENIORS;

AND OFFER A BRIDGE TO AGING MINNESOTANS.

WILL PHILLIPS IS THE STATE DIRECTOR FOR  A.A.R.P. MINNESOTA;  HE SAYS THE ORGANIZATION IS OFFERING A VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING EVERY THURSDAY FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PANDEMIC.

 

THE ROSEAU RIVER,  IN THE CITY,  WAS AT   ____________________    FEET EARLY THIS MORNING;  UP   ___________________________    FEET SINCE SATURDAY.

ROSEAU COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGER SUE GRAFSTROM SAYS THE SPRING MELT HAS BEEN NEARLY IDEAL,  EASING FLOODING CONCERNS.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EXPECTS THE ROSEAU RIVER, IN THE CITY,  WILL CREST AT ABOUT   __________________   FEET;  FLOOD STAGE IN ROSEAU IS SIXTEEN FEET.

 

THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT HAS A TEMPORARY SMALL BUSINESS LOAN GUARANTEE PROGRAM,

FOR BUSINESSES WITH FEWER THAN  250 EMPLOYEES.

THE LOANS WILL BE MADE BY LENDERS ENROLLED IN THE MINNESOTA SMALL BUSINESS LOAN GUARANTEE PROGRAM.

 

THE NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE MINNESOTA TURKEY GROWERS ASSOCIATION IS FORMER STATE LEGISLATOR SARAH ANDERSON.

THE FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR THAT GROUP WAS STEVE OLSON,  WHO RETIRED AFTER TWENTY YEARS.

OLSON IS A FORMER ROSEAU RESIDENT.

 

 

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