The Northfield Police Department continues to take calls, more than a dozen since yesterday, on various phone scams and Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn said many area police departments are receiving calls. In a press release, he said that just this morning, a citizen of Morristown received a phone call stating that her grandson had been arrested and she needed to forward money to someone to get him out of jail. Dunn said this is just one of the many scams these
people are using. The’re also saying you owe money from an old credit card, from work done on your residence in the past, you owe the IRS, there’s a warrant for your arrest or many other ideas. These are fraudulent. Dunn and Chief Monte Nelson stress that you should never give credit card or bank information over the phone. Don’t rush down to send cashier’s check or a money order without confirming the story. Contact your relative or the business that states that you owe them money. Most companies will work with you if you do owe money to set up a payment plan. The phone number being used will most likely not go back to the legitimate business. Don’t let your emotions get the best of you and don’t let them strong arm you on the phone to give them your hard earned money. Be careful and cautious. Nelson added that IF you get a phone call like that, call the police. They can’t do anything about it but they CAN verify for you that it’s a scam. Media Release 080118- phone scams
A dream coming true for Maria
Maria has dreamed of this moment and softly opened the doors of her new restaurant, Kahlo, yesterday afternoon for lunch. The Estrada family was working until one in the morning getting things ready. Kahlo is at 306 Division Street where the former High Noon was. A grand opening is a few weeks off as they work on menus and commitments to catering events already scheduled. Maria said they had been eyeing the location for some time, since Bagel Brothers closed, but the kitchen, at that time, would’ve taken a lot of investment. Then the moment came, 306 opened and she took advantage of it! Kahlo is named for famed Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo. Her presence is part of the decor, an homage to artistry and never giving up. Her daughter Gabi started a gofundme page, Opening My Parents Dream Restaurant, to help her mom and dad, Rafael, open the doors. I have a link to that page from kymnradio.net.
ULI holds City development strategy mtg
Northfield City staff continues discussions on the planning efforts for the Northwest Area out past the Northfield Hospital where the new Benedictine Senior Housing project is underway. A work session between the City Council, Planning Commission, HRA and EDA, hosted by the Urban land Institute, will be held this evening from 5 to 7:30 at St. Olaf College in Buntrock Commons. Community Development Director Chris Heineman explains that they’re an International Professional Organization of planners, developers and engineers that advocate best practices for city development. Tonight they’ll kick it off with “Navigating Your Competitive Future” with a half hour presentation reviewing demographics trends, some market realities between the Cities and the Northfield market. After that, it will be a panel discussion with 4 experts to discuss various sectors of development. It is open to the public, although there will be no public comment.
Terry and Peterson inducted into Hall of Fame
Randolph FFA advisor and ag instructor Ed Terry is in his 48th year of teaching. He’s traveled with hundreds of students, or “his kids” as he calls them, all around the country for competitions. In 2014 he was awarded the Day-Frederick Award at the Minnesota State Fair. He’s the guy that always says yes. This year he, along with the late Casper “Cap” Peterson were inducted into the Rice County Agriculture Hall of Fame during the Fair. While Northfield and Faribault didn’t offer FFA classes, Terry stepped in and opened up his program in Randolph.