A mix of heroin and fentanyl killed a young Northfield woman. Those are the results from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office related to the July 3rd accidental overdose of 25 year old Tessa Schultz. The Northfield Police Department received the results yesterday. Chief Monte Nelson noted again, that over the last several months, area police and medical professionals have seen many examples of illicit drugs that contained Fentanyl or Carfentanil.
Including 3 in Northfield who received naloxone and survived. Both of these drugs are often lethal in very small amounts. Nelson, once again, stressed, if you, a friend, or a family member is struggling with opioid addiction, please consider treatment options and obtain Naloxone, which is available at area pharmacies. If you find someone in potential overdose or unresponsive: Call 911 Immediately, Stay on Scene, Provide CPR,Help Emergency Responders with information and drug details. If you do that, you are protected from prosecution. Updated Death Inv. Potential Overdose – NPD Press Release – 08.02.18
Kayaker was in the water for 2 hours
Rice county Sheriff Troy Dunn updated the story on the kayakers rescued a couple of weeks ago from the Cannon River. It began with an inexperienced kayaker losing control of her boat. She capsized and was slammed into a tree and became pinned. There was a delay in getting to her as the kayakers thought they were south of Faribault, so she was in the water for 2 hours. Dunn said she was hypothermic and suffered upper body injuries and was drifting in and out of consciousness. Deputies used their river rescue equipment and UTV to transport her to a waiting helicopter. The other kayakers were holding on to her. She is stable and recovering but Dunn said she did suffer some “pretty significant injuries”. The good news is that she had her Personal Flotation Device. Dunn said, “otherwise this could have been more of a recovery than a rescue”. The three other kayakers from Owatonna and Red Wing were uninjured.
Construction projects add up to millions
They’re moving earth over by the Northfield Hospital for the Benedictine Living Community of Northfield, a 97 unit senior housing project. Community Development Director Chris Heineman updated KYMN on current building projects. The $22 million project will take all of next year to complete. In the downtown area, the renovation of the former RuebNStein continues. “Reunion” has been a more complicated project. They’ve taken three spaces to create one, which means alternative permitting. The permits are completed, they’ve also been working with the Historic Preservation Commission on the exterior facade and with the State’s Historic Preservation Office, (shipo) on a final review. Heineman added, “without developers that are willing to take the risk and put that kind of investment into some of the existing buildings we just wouldn’t see the long term viability of some of the actual downtown businesses”. The project is estimated at over $2 million. While they’d hoped to open this year, sources says that’s unlikely. In the meantime, the new Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites on Hwy 3 is taking bookings for January 13th, 2019 and beyond. As they meet other benchmarks, they’ll move the date up.
50 never sounded so good!
Celebrate our 50th anniversary kickoff with us tonight from 5pm to 9pm right in front of KYMN’s studios between 2nd and 3rd streets on Division. It’s a chance for us to thank the community for 50 years of support for local radio! We’ll have cake, ice-cream, prizes and dancing to the sounds of the Rice County Allstars!