WINTER WEATHER MADE JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING YESTERDAY UNPLEASANT, AND TODAY WILL BE MORE BITTER COLD AND TIME FOR CLEANUP. HIGH WINDS AND NEAR-ZERO VISIBILITY LED TO A NUMBER OF NO TRAVEL ADVISORIES YESTERDAY ACROSS NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA, AND I-29 FROM GRAND FORKS TO THE CANADIAN BORDER WAS CLOSED YESTERDAY FOR ABOUT 5 HOURS, RE-OPENING AROUND 9 PM.
MINNESOTA’S WINTER AERIAL ELK SURVEY IS SET TO RESUME IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS AFTER THE PANDEMIC GROUNDED LAST WINTER’S COUNT. THE DNR WILL CONDUCT THE SURVEY IN THE KITTSON COUNTY AND GRYGLA ELK RANGES. DURING THE 2020 COUNT, THE GRYGLA HERD HAD 24, KITTSON HERD 102 ELK.
A FUNERAL SERVICE FOR ALLEN BOURMAN WILL BE HELD AT ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH IN WARROAD ON FRIDAY (2 PM) WITH VISITATION ONE HOUR PRIOR. VISITATION WILL ALSO BE THURSDAY (5-7 PM) AT HELGESON FUNERAL HOME IN WARROAD, WITH A FAMILY SERVICE STARTING AT 7:00. ALLEN BOURMAN WAS 63.
ROSEAU’S ONE ACT PLAY PROGRAM PLACED SECOND AT THEIR SUB-SECTION MEET ON SATURDAY, WHICH IS GOOD ENOUGH TO QUALIFY FOR THE SECTION MEET ON SATURDAY IN HALLOCK. WARROAD’S PROGRAM PLACED FIRST IN THAT SUB-SECTION. TRI-COUNTY AND KITTSON COUNTY ALSO ADVANCED OUT OF THIER SUB-SECTION.
A BENEFIT FOR JEFF BENNETT OF ROSEAU IS THIS THURSDAY AT THE ROSEAU CITY CENTER. JEFF IS BATTLING PANCREATIC CANCER. THEY’LL SERVE A MEATBALL SUPPER WITH A VARIETY OF FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES.
BEGINNING FEBRUARY 7, ALTRU CLINIC IN WARROAD WILL INTRODUCE EXPRESS CLINIC HOURS, FROM 5-7 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. THAT IS FOR CARE ON A WALK-IN BASIS WITH NO APPOINTMENT.
THE BLACKWOODS BLIZZARD TOUR IS SET TO DEPART FROM DULUTH TODAY, WITH 250 SNOWMOBILE RIDERS GOING TO TOWER, THEN TWO HARBORS, AND RETURNING TO DULUTH ON SATURDAY. THE EVENT IS A FUNDRAISER FOR BATTLING ALS. NOW IN IT’S 23RD YEAR, THE EVENT HAS RAISED MORE THAN $14 MILLION.
FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS:
Police in Minnesota say two students were shot, one fatally, outside a suburban Minneapolis school. Richfield Police Chief Jay Henthorne said the students were shot outside South Education Center. The surviving student was in critical condition Tuesday afternoon at a local hospital. Richfield police arrested two suspects and recovered a handgun after executing simultaneous search warrants at two Minneapolis addresses.
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar has announced her intention to seek a third term representing Minnesota’s Fifth District. Omar was first elected to the House in 2019 and was the first Somali American in Congress.
Prosecutors say the former suburban Minneapolis police officer who was convicted of manslaughter in the killing of Daunte Wright should face a sentence above the state’s guidelines. But defense attorneys for Kim Potter say she should get a lower sentence — or even probation. Guidelines call for a sentence ranging from just more than six years to about 8 1/2 years. Her sentencing is Feb. 18.
A man has been convicted of two crimes in the high-profile September killing of a black bear that was dumped along a parking lot near popular hiking trails in the city. Aaron Alan Horn, 29, of Duluth, pleaded guilty and was convicted Jan. 27 of illegal transportation of big game and wanton waste in the case. Horn was sentenced to unsupervised probation and was ordered to pay $540 in fines, court fees and restitution to the state for the value of the bear.
Last modified: 02/02/2022