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LOCAL NEWS WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2019

07/31/2019

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY ON THE JOB FOR LONGTIME ROSEAU COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR DAVE ANDERSON, WHO STARTED WITH THE COUNTY IN 1978.
ABOUT THIRTY MILLION DOLLARS GOES IN AND OUT OF THE COUNTY’S SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT EACH YEAR; MOST OF THAT MONEY COMES FROM STATE AND FEDERAL SOURCES.

 

TWO U.S. CENSUS RECRUITING ASSISTANTS, ONE FROM POLK COUNTY AND ANOTHER FROM BELTRAMI COUNTY, WERE AT THE ROSEAU COUNTY FAIR LAST WEEK.
CHERYL TUPA, FROM POLK COUNTY, SAYS THE 2020 CENSUS IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT FOR MINNESOTA.
THE AVERAGE COST PER YEAR PER UNCOUNTED PERSON IS ESTIMATED AT ABOUT TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLARS.

 

THE ROSEAU SCHOOL BOARD PLANS TO REDUCE THE SIZE OF A SCHOOL TASK FORCE FROM ABOUT THREE DOZEN MEMBERS TO A SUBSET OF A DOZEN.
THAT GROUP WOULD WORK ON EFFORTS TOWARD A BOND REFERENDUM ON A PROPOSED SCHOOL RENOVATION OR BUILDING PROJECT.

 

A ROAST PORK DINNER FUNDRAISER IS SUNDAY (11-2) AT THE BENWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER IN RURAL STRATHCONA.
PROCEEDS WILL GO TOWARD OPERATING EXPENSES AT THE CENTER.

 

IT’S BEEN NEARLY FORTY YEARS SINCE THE FIRST CASE OF ‘AIDS’ WAS CONFIRMED IN MINNESOTA; AND THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WANTS TO ERADICATE THE DISEASE IN MINNESOTA. ABOUT 300 NEW CASES ARE CONFIRMED EACH YEAR IN THE STATE, COMPARED WITH THE SOUTHERN U.S. WHERE MORE THAN TWENTY THOUSAND CASES CROPPED UP IN 2017.
CHRISTINE JONES, AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, SAYS THEY WANT TO REDUCE H-I-V DIAGNOSES BY 75% BY THE YEAR 2035.

 

MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR KARIN JOHNSTON OF BEMIDJI (AND FORMERLY OF WARROAD) ARE TOMORROW AFTERNOON AT THREE AT ST MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH IN WARROAD. VISITATION IS AN HOUR PRIOR.
KARIN JOHNSTON WAS 75.

 

THE LAKE OF THE WOODS SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT HAS A WELL WATER TESTING CLINIC AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS.
THEY’LL TEST FOR THE THREE MOST COMMON DRINKING WATER CONTAMINANTS.
SAMPLE KITS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE S.W.C.D. OFFICE IN BAUDETTE FOR THE FIRST SEVENTY-FIVE PARTICIPANTS.

 

THE RED RIVER FARM NETWORK SAYS PRODUCERS ARE WATCHING THE WEATHER AS HARVEST SEASON GETS CLOSER. CROPS WERE PLANTED LATER THAN NORMAL ACROSS MOST OF THE NORTHERN PLAINS, BUT THE NORTH DAKOTA AGRICULTURAL WEATHER NETWORK SAYS THE REST OF SUMMER WILL BRING AVERAGE TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES, ALLOWING THOSE CROPS TO MATURE.

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