LOCAL NEWS - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
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Posted on 08-29-2012
THIRTY-TWO YEAR OLD KEVIN MARTIN, JUNIOR REMAINS AT LARGE AFTER ESCAPING FROM A SENTENCED-TO-SERVE CREW MONDAY IN WANNASKA. MARTIN WAS IN CUSTODY FOR FELONY VEHICLE THEFT. ROSEAU COUNTY SHERIFF STEVE GUST THINKS MARTIN MAY BE ON HIS WAY TO THE RED LAKE RESERVATION, WHERE HE LIVES.



THIRTY-ONE YEAR OLD JEDIDIAH TROXEL OF CROOKSTON HAS BEEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEEKEND STABBING DEATH OF FORTY YEAR OLD TANYA KAZMIERCZAK. HER BODY WAS FOUND SUNDAY IN RURAL PENNINGTON COUNTY.



THE ROSEAU ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE HAS A SCHEDULED POWER OUTAGE TOMORROW MORNING (9 A.M.). THE SYSTEM UPGRADE IS EXPECTED TO TAKE ABOUT THREE HOURS IN PARTS OF CEDARBEND, LAKE AND MORANVILLE TOWNSHIPS. AFFECTED SECTIONS ARE IN THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF CEDARBEND; THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LAKE; AND THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF MORANVILLE.



THE ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD, YESTERDAY, HEARD FROM D.W.I. COURT COORDINATOR MARIA PAHLEN - WHO’S REQUESTING COUNTY FUNDING FOR NEXT YEAR. THE COUNTY PORTION OF THE COST IS ABOUT TWENTY PERCENT. PAHLEN ESTIMATES D.W.I. COURT HAS SAVED ROSEAU COUNTY MORE THAN 236 THOUSAND DOLLARS SINCE ITS INCEPTION IN 2008.

THE COUNTY ALSO APPROVED ONE MILE OF DITCH REPAIR ON STATE DITCH 69 NORTH OF BADGER.



FIRE DANGER REMAINS HIGH IN NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA BECAUSE OF LOW HUMIDITY AND HIGH TEMPERATURES AND THIRTEEN MONTHS OF DROUGHT-LIKE CONDITIONS.

ADAM MUNSTENTEIGER, FROM THE WARROAD D.N.R. FORESTRY OFFICE, SAYS THIS IS DIFFERENT THAN CONDITIONS GOING INTO THE SUMMER.

D.N.R. OFFICIALS ARE URGING PEOPLE TO USE CAUTION WITH RECREATIONAL FIRES DURING THE UPCOMING HOLIDAY WEEKEND. MUNSTENTEIGER SAYS BURNING PERMITS WILL LIKELY BE RESTRICTED THIS WEEK.



A FUNERAL SERVICE FOR CHARLES KOTHRADE OF BAUDETTE IS THIS MORNING AT ELEVEN AT FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH IN BAUDETTE. VISITATION IS AN HOUR PRIOR. BURIAL IS IN GREENFIELD, MINNESOTA AT A LATER DATE. CHARLES KOTHRADE WAS 78.



ROSEAU SCHOOL RETIRED TEACHERS AND STAFF ARE INVITED FOR COFFEE AND DESSERT NEXT TUESDAY (2 PM) AT THE PIONEER FARM.



THE ROSEAU/ LAKE OF THE WOODS SPORTSMANS CLUB’S SIXTH ANNUAL ATV FUN RUN IS SEPTEMBER 15TH IN BELTRAMI ISLAND STATE FOREST.



THE AGASSIZ SWEDISH HERITAGE SOCIETY’S ANNUAL PEA SOUP SUPPER IS SEPTEMBER 20TH AT THE HERITAGE COMMUNITY CENTER IN THIEF RIVER FALLS.



THE ROSEAU SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TOMORROW, MAINLY TO APPROVE RESIGNATIONS AND HIRINGS PRIOR TO NEXT WEEK’S START OF SCHOOL. THE BOARD MET TWO WEEKS AGO, AND HEARD THAT ROSEAU STUDENTS PERFORMED WELL IN M.C.A. MATH, READING AND SCIENCE ASSESSMENT TESTS.



MATT ANDERSON AND PHIL GRACZA PERFORM A CONCERT TOMORROW NIGHT AT ROSEAU’S RIVERVIEW PARK GAZEBO.



A ROSEAU COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE, HELD EARLIER THIS MONTH AT THE ROSEAU CITY PARK, RAISED MORE THAN SEVENTY-SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. LOCAL CHAIRPERSON NATALI ANDERSON SAYS ROSEAU COUNTY’S RELAY IS AMONG THE BEST IN MINNESOTA.



MINNESOTA SENATOR AL FRANKEN IS BACK IN HIS HOME STATE FOR FIVE WEEKS, AS CONGRESS TAKES ITS ANNUAL SUMMER RECESS.

FRANKEN SPOKE EARLIER THIS MONTH WITH WILD 102 RADIO.