The Northfield Area Chamber was notified Friday afternoon of an attempted break-in at the back door of Heritage Square Laundry last Thursday night, at about 8:30. The laundry is located at 2004 Jefferson Road. The police were notified and responded. They are also still looking for the person who broke into CakeWalk. Sgt. PT Haider will be in studio on Thursday morning to update the community on recent activity.
Draheim pushing for dollars for trade school programs
The State of Minnesota has a forecasted surplus of about $2 billion. District 20 Senator Rich Draheim said automatically, there’s a portion of those dollars that go into the Reserve Fund. He said that economists are predicting a possible recession in 2020/2021 but we have to plan for today. He said we can give it back or invest in the future. He mentioned the increase in those aging out of the workforce and the shortage of workers now. He’s spent a lot of his off-time touring various campuses throughout the State, saying, “so I would like to reinvest some on that money in more programs in the trades, primarily. We have a real shortage of tradesmen and if you look at the average age of, like a plumber or electrician, they’re in their 60’s and what’s going to happen in the next five years when they start to retire?”. Draheim’s full interview is on kymnradio.net. He will be on air regularly once the 2019 legislative session starts.
Dundas codes “searchable”, city wide survey
The City of Dundas codified their City codes this month. And they’re now available to see much more easily on the city’s website. Also on their website is a city wide survey to help the City Council and staff prepare for the future and update the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Residents and businesses are asked to participate in the 10 minute survey before December 31st.
Kennelly’s honored by LBSA
Laura Baker Services Association (LBSA) presented Chris and Sheila Kennelly with the 2018 Robert Bonner Distinguished Service Award at their annual gala fundraiser earlier this month. The Kennelly’s have generously lent their time, talents and resources. Ex. Director, Sandi Gerdes, said Chris and Sheila have become invaluable members of the LBSA community. As owner of Northfield Construction Company (NCC), Chris first became involved with LBSA when he was hired as the general contractor for their campus renovations. Since then, he has been an integral part of conversations around housing development and housing affordability issues. In addition to insight and expertise, NCC has given LBSA tremendous support through donations and sponsorships of their events. Sheila has served on their Gala Auction Committee for the past four years. Full press release: Laura Baker Services Association Presents Annual Service Award