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Roseau Civic & Commerce Meets in Regular Session


By Ben Johnston

Roseau Civic and Commerce (C&C) met for their regular monthly meeting Wednesday, April 3, to discuss upcoming events in Roseau, as well as the new  Roseau Shopping Guide.

A World Ploughing Contest (WPC) informational meeting was Monday, April 8, at the Roseau City Center. Organizers Henry Gruber and Joe Henry discussed the competition — which is hosted south of Baudette and runs Aug. 29-31, 2019, preceding the U.S.A. national contest on Sept. 1.

A  book signing and giveaway with Northwest Minnestoa author Kristen Eggerling is 1 p.m., Saturday, April 13, at En Liten Svenske Shoppe. Coffee and treats will be served as Eggerling discusses her book “Breath of Wilderness: The Life of Sigurd Olson”.

A Roseau Shopping Guide is being created to encourage people to shop locally. Businesses are encouraged to fill out a survey of products they offer or talk to promotions director Mary Hoffer by April 15. The guide will provide a list of businesses, as well as specific types of items they offer, in order to make it easier to find items locally and support local businesses. The guide will be sent out to Roseau area residents in May.

The Roseau Area Ministerial Association is  holding a Good Friday Community Worship Service at Moe Lutheran Church beginning at  noon, Friday, April 19.

Roseau School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is gearing up for their Father/Daughter Prom at 1p.m., Sunday, April 28. Grand march begins 2 p.m in the Roseau High School Gym. The cost is $5 per family. The PTO is also excited for Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-10. This year’s theme is “Roll Out the Red Carpet.”

The city-wide garage sale is May 11. The C&C will again be sponsoring a Kids Garage Sale, at the Roseau City Center, the same day. Last year, 17 kids rented a table to set up and sell everything from old toys and bicycles to baked goods and bath bombs. This year there will be a free entrepreneurship class offered to any elementary-aged kids who sign up and rent a table for their own sale on May 10. Table rental is $5 with the Kids Garage Sale running 9 a.m. to noon at the City Center

In the March C&C meeting, Masonic Lodge member Bob Tuttle presented details of a BBQ Cook-off set for May 18. Members discussed ways to support the cook-off and voted to help sponsor their efforts.

Polaris representative Kelly Roth reported they are currently planning the company’s 65th anniversary celebration to tie in with fair week. A larger celebration is planned for fall.  Roth also commended the Polaris Polar Plunge team for shattering last year’s fundraising record by raising over $13,000 for Special Olympics. Polaris is still seeking 80 new employees at the Roseau plant.

Last modified: 04/10/2019

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