LOCAL NEWS - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
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Posted on 06-06-2012
FOUR PEOPLE HAVE FILED FOR THREE SEATS ON THE ROSEAU SCHOOL BOARD. ALL THREE INCUMBENTS (VONDA DANIELSON, SANDI WEILAND AND MELVIN ELLEFSON) WILL RUN FOR ANOTHER FOUR-YEAR TERM; THEYíLL BE JOINED ON THE BALLOT BY JUSTINE SCHUMACHER.

THERE WILL BE CONTESTED RACES IN BOTH COUNTY COMMISSIONER ELECTIONS. INCUMBENT BOARD CHAIR RUSS WALKER IS BEING CHALLENGED BY TODD MILLER, WHOíS CHAIR OF THE ROSEAU RIVER WATERSHED BOARD. INCUMBENT JACK SWANSON FACES A CHALLENGE FROM CARTER NOVACEK OF ROSEAU.



MINNESOTA D.N.R. FORESTRY SAYS FIRE DANGER REMAINS HIGH DUE TO PROLONGED DROUGHT; THE DANGER AREA INCLUDES THE BELTRAMI ISLAND AND LOST RIVER STATE FORESTS. D.N.R. OFFICIALS ARE URGING PEOPLE TO BE CAUTIOUS WHEN IN THOSE STATE FORESTS TO MONITOR CAMPFIRES, AND TRAVEL WITH A-T-VíS ONLY ON ESTABLISHED ROADS AND TRAILS.



CONSTRUCTION OF THE CANOLA CRUSHING PLANT NEAR HALLOCK IS COMPLETE, TWO MONTHS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE. THE PLANT WILL CRUSH ABOUT A THOUSAND TONS PER DAY WHEN OPERATING AT FULL CAPACITY.



THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL, THIS WEEK, HEARD AN UPDATE ON THE EAST DIVERSION FLOOD CONTROL PROJECT. THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS HAS ENOUGH MONEY TO OFFER ONE MORE CONTRACT, BUT NOT ENOUGH TO FINISH THE CONSTRUCTION NEXT YEAR. ROSEAU STILL NEEDS MORE THAN THREE MILLION DOLLARS FOR COMPLETION - AND IS LOOKING AT SEVERAL POSSIBLE FUNDING SOURCES.



THE MINNESOTA D.N.R. PLANS AN AERIAL DETECTION SURVEY ACROSS THE STATE TO DETERMINE THE LOCATIONS AND SEVERITY OF DEFOLIATION FROM FOREST TENT CATERPILLARS THIS SPRING. OUTBREAKS GENERALLY HAPPEN EVERY TEN TO TWENTY YEARS; THE MOST RECENT OUTBREAK IN ROSEAU COUNTY HAPPENED IN 2001.



A ONE-DAY TOWARD ZERO DEATHS WORKSHOP IS JUNE 20TH IN THIEF RIVER FALLS. THATíS A STATEWIDE INITIATIVE INTENDED TO PREVENT DEATHS BY TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN MINNESOTA.



A GREENBUSH COMMUNITY RUMMAGE SALE IS SATURDAY; AT LEAST TWENTY-SIX LOCATIONS HAVE REGISTERED FOR THE MAP (WHICH IS AVAILABLE AT AREA BUSINESSES).



AN EIGHTH ANNUAL CRUISE-IN CAR SHOW IS SATURDAY AT ROSEAUíS PIONEER FARM AND VILLAGE (JUST WEST OF THE CITY). JOHN LUNDGREN SAYS THEYíRE EXPECTING MORE THAN A HUNDRED VEHICLES TO BE DISPLAYED.



THERE IS A CHANCE OF RAIN IN ROSEAU COUNTY EACH OF THE NEXT SIX DAYS, AFTER WHAT HAS BEEN A VERY DRY SPRING. GREG GUST, AT THE GRAND FORKS NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE, SAYS THE LONGER TERM FORECAST CALLS FOR NORMAL RAINFALL IN NORTHWEST MINNESOTA.

MUCH OF THE REST OF MINNESOTA HAD THE SECOND-WETTEST MAY IN HISTORY.



THE AGASSIZ SWEDISH HERITAGE SOCIETY HAS ITS ANNUAL MIDSOMMAR FEST JUNE 20TH AT THE LANCASTER CITY PARK.



A ROSEAU GIRL SCOUT END-OF-THE-YEAR PICNIC AT THE ROSEAU CITY PARK FOR TONIGHT HAS BEEN CANCELED.



THE ROSEAU SCHOOL BOARD IS ADVERTISING FOR THE JOB OF DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR, A POSITION THATíS BEEN HELD BY DENNIS SMEDSMO FOR MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS.



ROSEAUíS BOB LUND WILL BE HONORED TONIGHT IN COLORADO SPRINGS AS THE USA HOCKEY ADULT IRONMAN OF THE YEAR, AFTER LEADING THE BYFUGLIEN TRUCKING TEAM TO A FOURTH STRAIGHT SIXTY-AND-OVER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.



A ROSEAU PARKS OPEN HOUSE IS THIS EVENING (4-7 PM) AT THE ROSEAU CITY PARK.



AN INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION ON HEALTHCARE FRAUD AND HEALTHCARE ABUSE IS TODAY (Noon) AT THE ROSEAU FOUR SEASONS SENIOR CENTER.



A TRAVELING REGIONAL ART EXHIBIT OPENS TODAY AT THE GREENBUSH PUBLIC LIBRARY. THAT SHOW OPENS AT THE ROSEAU LIBRARY IN MID-JULY.