4-way stop for 2nd and college
The Northfield City Council swiftly approved a 4 way stop near the Weitz Center for Creativity. The uncontrolled intersection of 2nd street and college street has seen increased pedestrian traffic since the Center opened. Public Works Director Joe Stapf as well as law enforcement studied the area and concluded that a 4 way stop would be appropriate. In an email, Stapf said that the signs need to be ordered, fabricated, and delivered. The call just went in this morning to Gopher One to make sure they know where the utility lines are before they dig. The signs could be placed by midweek next week.
LWV invites you to a Candidate forum
The League of Women Voters is sponsoring a candidate forum on Thursday, the 26th for candidates running in the August 14 primary for Northfield City Council. The event will be held at the Northfield City Hall Council Chambers at 6:00 PM. Only 2 seats are contested: the Ward 2 seat and the At-Large seat. Those candidates will have the opportunity to answer questions from the audience and to make a brief statement. Running for Council Member at Large are Betsey Buckheit, Joe Gasior, David L. Ludescher and for Council Member Ward 2 are Frank Balster, David Delong, Paul Reiland and Wade Schulz
Tasers are a great tool for law enforcement
Recently Northfield police needed to use a taser on a violent and out of control suspect. Deputy Chief Chuck Walerius explains that tasers send a jolt of electricity through the body and drop the person to the ground just long enough to allow officers to handcuff the individual. Walerius says the taser has been a great tool to use. Officers never go alone to these situations and plan quickly how they will react.
Nite to unite
The 4th annual “Nite to Unite” is set for August 7th. Deputy Chief Walerius says it’s a chance to get to know your neighbors and discuss any concerns. Walerius says the police department can help you organize your party by giving you examples of invites, ideas and phone numbers. When you register your party, it’s guaranteed that officials from Police, fire and/or ambulance crews will visit bringing party favors for the kids and information on crime prevention for the adults. Parties can be registered through the city website or call Walerius at 663-9302 or Sgt. Mark Murphy at 663-9308. All the information is on the City website. Walerius says this is an chance to meet public safety officers and get to know them to. They’ll listen to any crime concerns you may have as well.
Suzi says goodbye
Northfield News Associate Editor Suzi Rook was promoted this week to regional managing editor of several weekly publications also owned by Northfield News parent company Huckle Media. Rook, will coordinate daily news efforts of the St. Peter Herald, Le Center Leader, Le Sueur News-Herald and the Waseca County News. Rook has won several awards for her investigative journalism. It was her reporting work that resulted in alleged criminal charges being filed against then-Northfield Mayor Lee Lansing for using his position to help financially benefit his son. She begins her new position July 30th.
Pavek wins free fuel for his community service
Northfielder Don Pavek will receive $50 in fuel from Cenex. He was nominated in their Tanks of Thanks program for repairing and maintaining the homes of elderly community members. Each month, 100 nominees are randomly selected to receive free fuel from Tanks of Thanks, a new program from Cenex, that rewards people who do good deeds to help make their community just a little bit better. The program encourages people to nominate friends, family and neighbors for free fuel as a way to say thank you for doing good in the community. To make a nomination, visit TanksofThanks.com and briefly describe why someone deserves a Tank of Thanks.
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