A body was discovered on the 2400 block of 320th st. west in Waterford Township yesterday afternoon. Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson spoke with KYMN confirming that a body had been found around 3:15. His officers are working with the Dakota County County Sheriff’s department and the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office on identification of the person. We’ll have more information as details are released.
Hampton woman dies after rear end collision
An 81 year old Hampton woman died Saturday morning in a crash on Hwy 19 and Kellogg Avenue. The crash happened around 10:30 in the morning. The State Patrol reports that a Dodge Caravan stopped on Highway 19 westbound to make a left turn on Kellogg Avenue when it was struck from behind by a Buick Century. The driver of the Buick, Donna Mae Otto, died at the scene. The driver of the minivan, 24 year old Padah Yang, and her passenger, 72 year Nancy Leidl, both of St. Paul, were taken to Northfield Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The roads were reported wet. Rice &
Dakota County Sheriff’s Offices, Northfield Police, Fire and Rescue & North Aircare all responded to the scene.
Nfld council meets tomorrow with one new member
The Northfield City Council meets tomorrow for the first time in weeks. They’ll swear in the newly elected Council members, one of which is new, Clarice Grabau, a Councilor-at-large. There will also be a public hearing on the 2019 street reclamation projects. It’s a full regular agenda with setting a new base pay for city employees, electing a Mayor Pro Tem and authorize plans and specs for the new wastewater treatment plant biosolids building after it burned last year. City Engineer Dave Bennett estimates the cost between $5.3 and $5.8 million. You can comment online on the City’s website on any item through noon tomorrow. Meetings are held in Council Chambers at City Hall and begin at 6pm. They are open to the public and also streamed live online at ci.northfield.mn.us.
NHS to offer new career options
In keeping students career and college ready, the Northfield High School is offering a Boiler certificate license class this Spring for any Senior that’s interested. Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann explained, “so if a student doesn’t have a plan for career readiness, you can come to the high School with our custodians, you can get at an opportunity at a Special Boilers license. That makes you very employable.” There are options for those maintenance jobs even here in Northfield between the colleges and the hospital. They’re also offering something called a Serve Safe certification for food service management. They’ve also partnered with Benjamin Bus who will benefit the summer students who are graduating can go and get their commercial drivers license and start working for Benjamin Bus, a regional transportation company, right away.
Nfld Rotary Turkey Trot nets $40k
The 2018 Northfield Rotary Turkey Trot netted over $40k. Committee Chair Robert Bierman reports that the local Rotary club uses the funds to support their world-class high school youth exchange program as well as local and international service projects. This year the race was chipped and official results show the top male finisher was Phil Richert with a time of 15:48.5, and the top female finisher was Leigh Langehough at 18:34.7.