Nfld Hospital looking at expansion
Northfield Hospital and Clinics is looking at the possibility of expanding services to include and Ambulatory Surgery Center. CEO Steve Underdahl gave a brief presentation to City Council. Northfield City Administrator Ben Martig said, while the hospital really operates independently, as a municipal hospital they need approval from the City for land acquisition. They’re looking at a new level of care in Lakeville as it is currently under served. This would complement the services they already provide. As healthcare costs rise, consumers are
shopping around. Martig added that the ambulatory surgery center allows them to provide more competitive types of care in that area, outside of the Hospital setting.
A soggy DJJD rides a wave of collaboration to a great 2016
As the Cannon River goes down, the 2016 Defeat of Jesse James Days celebration will go down in the history books as one of the best. In spite of last minute changes due to rainfall, General Chair TJ Heinricy says it was a great collaboration. The rodeo grounds had to be rearranged and the Sutton family who runs the PRCA Rodeo were open to changing the layout of the rodeo. Heinricy said that went well, so much so, that they will likely continue it as they believe it works better for viewing. Lynn Ziegler, Rodeo Chair, said there were record crowds for Saturday’s performances. Heinricy commented on the shuttles and parking, saying that POST Consumer Brands, the Northfield Ballroom and All Flex were gracious enough to open their parking lots to visitors. While the committee consider tweaks, Heinricy said he thought the system was a success and that it will likely be continued. There were some new events. Thursday Night Thunder went over very well. In fact, enough that they’d like to add a Pit Stop display showing what happens when a car pulls up to the pit. The craft sale at Sechler Park was also a hit, already vendors are lining up for next year. There was record attendance at the Hockey Tournament and the Sertoma Club set a record on Saturday for sale of buttons. I’ll have more statistics from General Chair Heinricy online this afternoon. Click on the link for more complete information: 2016defeatofjessejamesdays
Four NHS Seniors make Nat’l Merit Semifinalist
Four Northfield High School students are among an elite group. They are National Merit Semifinalists. Alexander Gunn, Lars Ripley, Irene Stoutland and Christof Zweifel. All four went to Greenvale Elementary together. The Northfield 4 are among about 16,000 semifinalists named as part of the annual academic competition. The students, who were selected based on scores on a PSAT qualifying test, will compete for some 7,500 scholarships worth about $33 million, to be awarded this spring. The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors and includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. Other local semifinalists include 3 from Lakeville, 1 from Faribault and 4 from Apple Valley.
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