With dangerously cold temperatures, schools are closed again tomorrow. FiftyNorth will close at 5 this evening and reopen on Thursday morning. Northfield United Methodist Church has cancelled Wednesday Kids Club and Community Meal and the Eagles Club will not have Bar Bingo tonight. Bundle up if you have to go out. Rice County Skywarn says Wind chills as low as -60 are expected by late tonight. Winds will gust as high as 35 mph. Frostbite could occur on exposed skin in as little as 5 MINUTES. Hypothermia or death can occur if precautions are not taken. In addition, a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect from now through 6 tonight
because of limited visibility due to strong winds blowing snow around. Use caution when traveling, especially in open areas. Be sure to keep your pets safe as well. Their paws can freeze quickly and don’t let them lick the salt that’s put down for icy conditions. Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson and Deputy Chief Mark Dukatz were in studio discussing how to prepare for the weather. That interview is posted on kymnradio.net. Check with local businesses on hours of operation BEFORE venturing out. Many are closing early or not opening at all tomorrow.
Nfld Chamber honors 50th Business of the Year and celebrates Business Person and Ambassador of the year
The tradition of choosing a Business of the Year in Northfield started in 1969 with Ryt Way Industries. On Thursday, the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the 50th year with the honor going to Aurora Pharmaceuticals as the 2019 Business of the Year. Additionally, in the early 2000’s, they added Business Person of the Year, which goes to Chris Kennelly. Outgoing Chamber President, Todd Bornhauser explained, that sometimes it’s a business that stands out, sometimes an individual. The past recipients choose the Business Person of the Year. The Board of Directors chooses the Business of the Year. Kennelly was chosen for his commitment to Northfield. As a relative newcomer, he immersed himself into the community. He said after being here and working for a year, he found that Ray Cox was looking to retire and he was able to purchase Northfield Construction Company. Kennelly and his wife, Sheila, were also honored at the recent Laura Baker Services Association banquet. He said their philosophy is to “lead with community, we’re all about giving back”. That’s how they treat their clients at both Bluewater Properties and Northfield Construction. He added that they take care of their clients and community first and profits come later. “If you do well for the community, you’re going to do well in business as well”. Ambassador of the Year is Lynn Ziegler. Bornhauser said the Chamber wouldn’t run without their Ambassadors. Incoming President of the Chamber, Lisa Peterson, will be hitting the ground running with her first event… the Banquet. Doors open at 5 with a cocktail hour, dinner at 6pm and a program. Tickets are $40. You can purchase them at the Chamber office or call 645-5604. That’s at The Grand Event Center this Thursday.
Nfld woman deliberately crashes car into boyfriend’s
A Northfield woman is in jail after reportedly ramming her vehicle into a truck owned by her child’s father. 27 year old Jessica Swedin is charged with 1st degree damage to property, child endangerment and 2 counts of domestic assault. Police were called to 205 Greenvale Avenue on Saturday morning on report of a female crashing her car into a man’s truck with her child in the car. She told officers that she and the father had been in the apartment, he wanted to leave, she didn’t want him to. He told officers they got into a fight and she hit him with a broomstick, pushed and kicked the child. The man ended up jumping out the 2nd floor window to get away. He got in his truck and Swedin reportedly ran out and crashed her car into his, broke the windshield wipers and cracked the windshield. She later admitted it to Officers. Bail was set at $5,000. Her initial court appearance is February 20th.