Chamber holds forum for Mayoral and council candidates tomorrow
The Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a candidate forum for the Mayoral race and council seats tomorrow morning. Executive Director Mary Schmelzer says it’s an opportunity to hear candidates opinions on economic development and commerce. The forum will be held at Community Resource Bank on Heritage Drive beginning at 7:30.
Road blues for I-35
Tis the season of road construction and, starting today Rice County can look forward to more lane closures. Mn Dot will be closing lanes on I-35 in both directions between the Heath Creek Rest area and County Rd 9 till late September. The ramps at Rice County Road One will be closed for resurfacing for a time as well. Detours will be posted.
Nominate Project Prevention Champions
The Rice County Chemical Health Coalition is looking for Project Prevention Champions. Those people in our community that have helped prevent youth alcohol or drug use by talking to youth, providing a good example, spending time with kids and providing safe activities for them. They can be friends and neighbors, teachers, mentors, business partners, police officers, health professionals or community members. To nominate someone for a Project Prevention Champion Award visit the Rice County Chemical Health Coalition Website and download a nomination form. Nominations are due by August 17th. For more information conta Zach Pruitt at 507-664-3524 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Girl Meets Bike” looking for cash
Last year, Minneapolis filmmaker and former Carleton College film teacher, Eric Tretbar, shot his new film “Girl Meets Bike” in Northfield. Tretbar says former students and locals really got involved including KYMN’s Jessica Paxton who was the Line Producer. Tretbar said “she was like having the Golden Key to the city”. He noted how the town really opened up for his crew. The story is about a female Northfield High School shop teacher who buys her first motorcycle with her wedding dress money. Then off she goes on a summer adventure. This summer, Tretbar is raising funds to complete the film and start sales. He’s doing this with social media and a program called KICKSTARTER. Kickstarter is a way for independent artists to fund their projects via those who are interested in what they’re creating. The pledging runs through Aug. 9. Click on Kickstarter for Girl Meets Bike.
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