The Northfield City Council approved conduit financing for Benedictine Health System for the Senior Housing Project across from the Northfield Hospital. Administrator Ben Martig explains it means they get a lower interest rate as an eligible non-profit for issuing debt to build this type of a project. He added that, “typically there is no impact to the City’s debt”. Adding that the better rate can generate more interest in the bonds which drives the cost down on the project. The Council approved the conduit through the City of Red Wing, who will actually issue
the bonds. Red Wing will get a small administrative fee for doing it, they also have a relationship with Benedictine. One thing that did come up was the change of ownership. When the City went through the process with the developer, Yanik Companies, it was understood that they would own it too. As a result of the change, there will be agreements coming back to Council with ownership related changes.
Gare on the air – candidate filing opens May 22
A Montgomery man has announced his bid for the Republican nomination for House District 20b. Forty-four year old, Josh Gare explained that he’s always had an interest in Minnesota politics. He feels he can bring something new to the table. He commented on our current political system saying, “right now it’s just more polarizing, everyone’s against everyone”. He’d like to see more agreement between the parties rather than fighting. An issue for Gare is the federal tax bill. He believes Minnesota would be better off by complying with it. His interview is online at kymnradio.net. The DFL candidate, Todd Lippert will be in on the Jeff Johnson Morning show next Thursday morning at 7:20. Candidate filing opens May 22nd through June 5th. Locally, there are seats opening for both District 20B and 24B, we’ll be hearing from each of those candidates as well. There are also 3 Northfield Council seats opening. I have more information on kymnradio.net. NOTICE OF FILING CITY
Live Burn set for Saturday
If you see lots of fire trucks and activity tomorrow around the Waterford Township area, don’t be alarmed. There will be a Live Burn tomorrow at 2500 320th St. West and Canada Avenue from 8:30 till 3pm for training purposes for NAFRS, Nerstrand, Faribault and Randolph/Hampton departments. There will be 2 levels of burns for the students to study and perform duties. Instructors will then debrief them. Students participating will meet the minimum requirements for Firefighter 1 related to safety, fire behavior, portable extinguishers, personal protective equipment, etc. Live Burn Plan05042018
ALC wins Promising Practice Award
Northfield’s Area Learning Center received a 2018 Minnesota Promising Practice Award for character and ethical leadership development, in particular the social/emotional learning curriculum they added a year before the rest of the District. Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann said they were really excited when a survey showed that 100% of the students at ALC felt welcomed, respected and safe! Hillmann highlighted Director Darryl Keller and the entire staff.
KYMN listeners assist police
A Northfield man reported missing yesterday afternoon was found after KYMN listeners saw our post on Facebook and called Northfield Police. Sgt. PT Haider said 69 year old Ted Noonan was spotted shortly after the posting. Haider thanked the KYMN community for their quick response and we do too! Noonan has medical issues and family were concerned when he left without his phone or medications.