Rice County Attorney John Fossum discusses charges and pending charges against individuals for the sale of drugs containing fentanyl. Such drugs have caused overdoses requiring administration of Narcan and in one case, a person died. He talks about Treatment Court (formerly Drug Court) and its success, and new security planned at the Courthouse including a metal detector.
Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell and City Administrator Ben Martig discuss the July 10 City Council meeting. Topics include the Spring Creek Road project, a presentation of the Northfield Fire & Rescue Services budget for next year, discussion of the debt service and personnel services portions of the budget, the strategic plan, and the wastewater treatment plant.
Dundas City Administrator John McCarthy discusses the July 10 City Council meeting. The Council approved moving forward the question of a 1/2 cent sales tax to the voters to help fund the Cannon River Civic Center project.
Northfield Superintendent Matt Hillmann recaps the July 9 School Board meeting. Topics included presentations of school improvement plans by the ALC and the High School, contingency funds to address hot spots in class sizes, and discussion of a potential bond referendum.
Director of the Community Action Center Jim Blaha, who will be retiring in December, talks about his 18-years at the CAC, and incoming Director Scott Wapata talks about his experience and background. He will officially begin his new job on September 17.