For the first time, Northfield Police administered Narcan to a victim of suspected heroin overdose. On November 11th, Northfield Police and EMS were dispatched to a parking lot in the 1100 block of Hwy #3 South, where a 23-year-old female was said to have overdosed on heroin. Officers discovered the female passenger in a vehicle where she was unresponsive with abnormal breathing. EMS medics advised Officer Jandro as he delivered the Narcan to the patient. Before the victim left by ambulance, she started to regain consciousness. At the Hospital, she was completely aware and officers were able to interview her. The investigation of the incident continues. Deputy Chief Mark Dukatz said the woman will not be
charged. Any investigation would not include charges against the woman or the person who called 911 and stayed with her. Steve’s Law protects both the victim and the person who’s calling. Dukatz said Steve’s Law is about saving lives and allowing a second chance. He said, “that’s the whole part, we want to give people a 2nd chance, if they don’t get a 2nd chance, they don’t get well”. Don’t run, call 911. NPD Press Release – OverdoseNarcan – 111717
New Express Clinic construction underway
Construction is now underway to expand downtown healthcare resources in the Sterling Pharmacy building on Division Street at 7th Street. The building will house a new Express Care Clinic for Northfield Hospital + Clinics. President, Steve Underdahl, said this facility won’t have all the services of their Lakeville Urgent Care, it will provide a space for a “today care”. The aim is to deliver care for common illnesses with no appointment necessary in a convenient location with convenient hours, including evenings and weekends. The remodel also provides new clinic space for HealthFinders Collaborative helping them better provide primary care, medication assistance, wellness education and advocacy. The two new clinics will open in March 2018. Sterling Pharmacy gets a makeover too, updating existing pharmacy and retail into a fresh new space. The new hub was created through a unique three-way partnership between Sterling, which owns the building; HealthFinders, a non-profit whose current Northfield clinic is next door to Sterling; and NH+C, whose Express Care option will complement its 11 primary and specialty care clinics (including Urgent Care in Lakeville). In a press release, NH&C said, “Collaboration between partners whose services complement each other improves coordination of services, and provides convenience for patients”.
Interest for further development
As the new Fairfield Inn & Suites rises out of the ground, there will be some other development. Rebound Enterprises, Charlie Kyte said there are 3 outlots in front of the hotel, offering 3 possibilities facing Hwy 3. He said they’re not certain yet whether they’ll build out all three or use one for parking. They also have the byzantine area across 2nd street, which is ready for development. Kyte said, while there’s interest, most are waiting for the hotel to take shape to see how it all fits together. A Rebound offshoot, Freetime LLC, bought the J. Grundy’s Rueb N Stein earlier this year. Chad Jenkinson and Josh Drivdahl are heading up the restaurant end of the business and are working on concepts for the spaces. There are actually 3 buildings, the intent is to find a complementary combination of restaurants. Kyte says the concept should be ready in a couple of months.
Fremouw will close at RR xing
Union Pacific Railroad will be closing the Fremouw Avenue Railroad Crossing tomorrow, November 21st, for track maintenance from 9am to 5pm. A detour will utilize Greenvale Avenue, Spring Street, and Dresden Avenue.