Parts of the brand new cement apron in front of the Northfield Fire Hall is inferior. NAFRS Chair Glen Castore had reported that testing was being done and the results would be in last month. Northfield Administrator Ben Martig said the results indicate that an approximate 80×20 foot portion of concrete between the middle overhead doors and the sidewalk is substandard and will need to be removed and replaced. He added that it’s in good enough condition to last through winter. Architect Dave Medin sent a
letter to Joseph Company, the General Contractor, in early December stating that the City would pursue a resolution to the issue. City Engineer Dave Bennett said the concrete was received from Joseph Construction’s supplier, Cemstone, and placed by a subcontractor. The City will not pay for any of the replacement costs, however, those details are yet to be determined. It will take about 7 to 10 days to remove and replace the inferior cement. The $4 million expansion and renovation is slated to be complete by April.
Dennison man pleads guilty to Criminal Vehicular Operation
A Dennison man pled guilty yesterday to Criminal Vehicular Operation causing bodily harm while Under the Influence and endangering a child. On the evening of October 3rd, Faribault police were called to the Walmart parking lot where a woman was reported being dragged and thrown from a vehicle. 23 year old Cody Raymond Kadrlik had shown up his fiance’s mother’s home drunk and left with their baby son in the vehicle. The mother, FAC, found them in the Walmart parking lot and attempted to get her son out of the vehicle. Kaderlik took off when she was halfway in and dragged her until coming to an abrupt stop wherein she was thrown from the car. He then took off. Kadrlik was facing 6 various charges. His sentencing is scheduled for February 14th. He has multiple disorderly conduct convictions, all petty misdemeanors.
Rice County law enforcement really delivers
Over the holidays, Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn would rather give than receive. He and his staff started a “giving tree” where they put up a Christmas tree in their breakroom and collected gifts as well as identifying needs. They were able to give to 4 families. They filled 4 squad cars full of gifts. Dunn said the look on the kids faces and those of their parents was wonderful. There were tears of joy and lots of excitement. Other departments included Northfield Police, Northfield Ambulance, Faribault Fire and Police and North Ambulance. They worked through Hope Center to identify those in need. Dunn said the Correctional Officers put together a food drive. They broke up into 2 teams, the team that raised the most food, got to throw a pie in the face of the other team. Pictures are on the Rice County Sheriff’s Office facebook page! Dunn added that he didn’t have the numbers yet for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign but he believes they were near their $50,000 goal. The Salvation Army continues to assist those who were more affected by the September storms, especially in Morristown.