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Local News Wednesday March 6 2019

March 6, 2019

THE ST PAUL PIONEER PRESS HAS HAD A WEEKLY FEATURE ON THE TOP 75 MINNESOTA BOYS HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY PLAYERS,  LEADING UP TO THIS WEEK’S  75TH STATE TOURNAMENT. WARROAD’S  HENRY BOUCHA,  DAVE CHRISTIAN AND  T. J.  OSHIE ARE ON THAT LIST;  AS WELL AS ROSEAU’S  RUBE BJORKMAN,  AND NEAL AND AARON BROTEN. NEAL WAS NUMBER FOUR,  BEHIND  JOHN MAYASICH,  PHIL HOUSLEY AND JOHN MATCHEFTS. TAD REEVE, THE SPORTS EDITOR FOR THE ST PAUL NEWSPAPER,  SAYS THE FEATURE HAS GENERATED TREMENDOUS  BUZZ …. EVELETH WON THE FIRST BOYS STATE HOCKEY TOURNAMENT IN 1945,  BEATING THIEF RIVER FALLS  4-3 IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.   ROSEAU WON THE FIRST OF IT’S  SEVEN STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS THE SECOND YEAR,  IN  1946.

THE ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD,  LAST WEEK,  MET WITH ROSEAU COUNTY FAIR BOARD SECRETARY RICHARD MAGNUSSON –  WHO SAID THE TUESDAY GRANDSTAND ENTERTAINMENT THIS SUMMER WILL BE MUSICIANS AND COMEDIANS  WILLIAMS AND REE. IT’LL BE THEIR 3RD APPEARANCE AT THE ROSEAU COUNTY FAIR.

A ‘WIC’  CLINIC IS TODAY AT THE WARROAD AREA COMMUNITY CENTER,  AND TOMORROW IN RED LAKE FALLS.

THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL AND ROSEAU COUNTY BOARD ARE SUPPORTING EFFORTS TOWARD DESIGNATION OF THE ROSEAU RIVER WATER TRAIL AS AN OFFICIAL STATE TRAIL, WHICH COULD LEAD TO GRANT FUNDING.

TRACY HALSTENSGARD IS THE ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE ROSEAU RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT,  WHICH HAS BEEN SPEARHEADING THE EFFORT ….  THE EVENTUAL GOAL IS A RIVER TRAIL FROM HAYES LAKE STATE PARK TO THE CANADIAN BORDER.

MINNESOTA’S  PUBLIC DEFENDERS ARE UNDER-STAFFED AND UNDER-FUNDED. SO SAYS STEPHEN HANLON,  WITH THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR PUBLIC DEFENSE. HANLON SAYS EIGHTY PERCENT OF DEFENSE ATTORNEYS ARE NOW PUBLIC DEFENDERS; AND THAT MOST OF THE CLIENTS ARE POOR AND PEOPLE OF COLOR …. ROSEAU COUNTY HAS LESS THAN A HANDFUL OF PUBLIC DEFENDERS.

THE ROSEAU SCHOOL BOARD MEETS IN SPECIAL SESSION,  IN PART TO HIRE A NEW BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS SUPERINTENDENT TO SUCCEED JEROME ZISKA,  WHO’S RETIRING THIS SUMMER AFTER MORE THAN FORTY YEARS WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.

THE ROSEAU CITY COUNCIL,  THIS WEEK,  HEARD FROM BOB TUTTLE,  DEAN DORHOLT AND TOM LIEN WITH THE ROSEAU COUNTY MASONIC LODGE –  WHICH IS PLANNING A MAY  18TH BARBEQUE RIB CONTEST NEAR THE ROSEAU AMERICAN LEGION. THE COUNCIL APPROVED USE OF 2ND AVENUE FOR THAT CONTEST. TUTTLE AND DORHOLT SAID THE PROCEEDS WOULD BE DONATED TO THE CITY OF ROSEAU.

NEXT TUESDAY  (March 12)  IS TOWNSHIP DAY IN MINNESOTA,  WHEN MANY HOLD THEIR ANNUAL TOWN MEETINGS.  THERE ARE NEARLY EIGHTEEN HUNDRED TOWNSHIPS IN THE STATE.

REPUBLICAN STATE REPRESENTATIVE DAN FABIAN OF ROSEAU SAYS THE GOVERNOR’S DECISION TO CONTINUE A CHALLENGE OF THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION’S APPROVAL OF THE ENBRIDGE LINE THREE REPLACEMENT PIPELINE WILL HAVE  “NEGATIVE REPERCUSSIONS FOR NORTHERN MINNESOTA”.

ENBRIDGE SAID THIS WEEK THEY’RE DELAYING THE OPENING OF THE NEW PIPELINE TO THE SECOND HALF OF  2020.

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