Today’s news update – Norovirus sickens dozens; Hosp Board okays 1 year commitment to Community Rec program; Dundas development; Chief Nelson reminds students to drive safe and parents of social host ordinance as Prom approaches

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Norovirus sickens dozens

Hogan Brothers is closed till Monday, reads a sign on the door.  Minnesota Dept. of Health Spokesman Doug Schultz confirmed yesterday afternoon that they are investigating the restaurant for norovirus. He said the virus is pretty much always circulating and it is…”a fecal/oral virus which comes from our intestinal tract.  You have to get fecal matter on your hands and then ingest it”.  He added… ” typically norovirus is an illness that comes from someone who is ill serves the food or comes in contact with it”.  Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, nausea and headache.  It typically clears up within 2 to 3 days. The popular restaurant closed voluntarily for a deep cleaning. Schultz said Norovirus is very common and the largest contributor to foodborne illness in the U.S.   The Dept. of Health got involved when dozens of Carleton College students reported ill. (more…)

ArtZany!-Radio for the Imagination | Arcadia: Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) 04/29/2016

granquistpaulaListen Fridays at 9:00am (replayed on Saturday at 9:00am) to Paula Granquist on ArtZany! – Radio for the Imagination

Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes Bob Gregory-Bjorklund and students from Arcadia Charter School in Northfield to share the story of their performances of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
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Community News: Klobuchar Urges Participation in Saturday’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Klobuchar Urges Participation in Saturday’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 

In the Senate, Klobuchar has worked to pass and implement major bipartisan legislation to expand drug take-back programs

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day gives Minnesotans the opportunity to properly dispose of unused prescription drugs to avoid diversion, misuse, and abuse

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is urging Minnesotans to participate intomorrow’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. From 10:00 am until 2:00 pm CDT tomorrow, the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will allow people across the country to properly dispose of unused prescription drugs to avoid diversion, misuse, and abuse. Minnesotans can participate by visiting their local collection site, which they can find on the DEA’s website HERE.   

“As a former prosecutor, I have seen firsthand the devastating effects drug abuse can have on families in Minnesota and across the country,” said Klobuchar. “Initiatives like the DEA’s Drug Take-Back Day are important in helping promote awareness and reversing this deadly trend.”  

Klobuchar has long led local and national efforts to curb drug abuse and help people overcome addiction. In September 2014, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) implemented Klobuchar’s bipartisan Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act. Under the legislation, consumers are provided with more safe and responsible ways to dispose of unused prescription medications and controlled substances. Klobuchar’s bipartisan bill, theComprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), recently passed the Senate. This bill would encourage states and local communities to pursue a full array of proven strategies in the fight against addiction.  

NORTHFIELD HAS A “TAKE IT TO THE BOX” BOX AT THE NORTHFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT (1615 RIVERVIEW DR.) JUST INSIDE THEIR DOOR WHICH IS OPEN 24/7  For more information click on Rice County Chemical Health Coalition

CAPTION: Klobuchar with representatives from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to promote their national take-back initiative. Klobuchar_Take-Back Day