Dundas City Administrator John McCarthy joins the KYMN Morning Show to discuss last night’s Dundas City Council Meeting.
Legal Immigrants speak on ingrained fear
About a dozen members of the audience during this weeks Northfield City Council meeting expressed support for our Latino Community. One man compared their migration to monarchs, a legal immigrant who came here in 1956 had another perspective, she said being an immigrant is very hard work, her mother was a dressmaker and cleaned toilets. She said fears go back generations, “when that siren goes off the 1st Wednesday of each month, I want to duck, I want to run for shelter because I’ve been in a bombing raid”. She said, “it is something totally irrational, however, that’s my innermost being feeling that way and I believe that each one of us, whether we have policy or not, can reach out to those who are fearful”. She said a policy can’t do that and reminded the audience that we were all immigrants. Another immigrant who came from Guatamala in 1992 shared that they [Read more…] about Today’s news update – Legal Immigrants speak on ingrained fears; Menards receives final approval for expansion; Warm up residents with gently used winter gear
Land purchase on hold for Mill Towns Trail
The Northfield City Council discussed the possible acquisition of 2 properties for the Mill Towns Trail. They are 1700 and 1900 Dundas Blvd between the river and the RR trax behind Perkins Transportation. Mayor Dana Graham said there is a local trail there but it crosses over the RR tracks and is in disrepair. The proposal from the Mill Towns Trail group, is for the City to purchase the land and the DNR to build and maintain it. Staff wanted Council to go into closed session to discuss price, as that’s all they can discuss in a closed session. Graham felt there was no need for a closed session as it will be [Read more…] about Today’s news update – Land purchase on hold for Mill Towns Trail; Dundas has banner year and 2017 looking good; Winter parking and Winter Walk
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What will it mean to be a “Sanctuary City” ?
That is yet to be determined. As the country discusses further the meaning of Sanctuary Cities and how it could affect federal funding, Northfield gears up to discuss the option on December 13th. City Administrator Ben Martig commented that it, “probably more relates to just what’s the City’s policy related to immigration enforcement, most specifically focused on police operations”. From a practical standpoint the Northfield police department doesn’t ask about someone’s citizenship during a stop. Once the suspect has been booked and fingerprinted, “then through the fingerprinting system, they might [Read more…] about Today’s news update – What will it mean to be a “Sanctuary City” ?; Short Call subs to solve “morning of” problem; Dundas residents save a little; Carleton craft/bake sale