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Dr. Ben Flannery, Making a Difference in Child Development

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 8:44am

The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) recognized Dr. Ben Flannery with the June 2019 “Making a Difference Award.”

The Making a Difference recognition is given monthly to a community member or organization who helps make Northfield an even better place for young people.

Dr. Flannery is a Northfield pediatrician who thinks of children’s wellness as more than their physical health. Fritz Bogott, Chair of the Northfield Promise Reading Team is grateful for his support of reading skills and says, “Dr. Flannery led the introduction of the Reach Out and Read program to Northfield. Thanks to Dr. Flannery, Northfield Hospital & Clinics pediatric patients now receive a free book and a prescription for reading aloud at each well-child visit.” Subsequently, Flannery helped extend the program to reach young patients visiting the Allina and HealthFinders clinics.

Dr. Flannery is now also working with Northfield Promise’s Early Childhood Navigators program. The program works with Northfield families of young children, helping them overcome obstacles that interfere with kindergarten readiness. In an office visit, if children ages 2 to 5 years are falling behind in developmental milestones, Dr. Flannery and other physicians connect their families to a Navigator. The Navigator visits the family and makes connections to resources for the child, such as preschool opportunities (including scholarships).

A recommendation from the child’s doctor can help families know where to turn for help. Having Navigators, Flannery says, “helps all of my patients and gives me more tools as a provider to help families… I want Northfield Hospital and Clinics to be part of the community, to be part of early childhood education and assistance because it all builds towards kids doing better in school.”

Liliana Ramos and Kayla Wolff, Northfield’s two Early Childhood Navigators, are very clear about how Dr. Flannery has been instrumental in referring families to the program. Kayla commented, “Whether families are hoping to enroll in preschool but don’t know how or desperately in need of daycare but would struggle to pay for it, Dr. Flannery sends them to us. You can tell he truly cares about the futures of the children in our community.” Liliana also credits Dr. Flannery with supporting the program, saying, “We are extremely grateful to Dr. Flannery for the wonderful referrals he has sent our way over the past year —  seeing families and kids thrive once they get connected to the appropriate resources is incredibly gratifying and it would not be possible without Dr. Flannery.”

The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative and the Northfield News present the Making a Difference Award cooperatively. If you know an individual or group that you would like to nominate for this award, visit www.northfieldhci.org for nomination guidelines and the easy-to-complete application – or find HCI on Facebook. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and are selected by a review team of HCI board members and local youth.

Categories: Organizations

Project Update: Professional Drive Dental and South Suburban OMS

Northfield Construction Company - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 3:00am
It’s time for another update on the progress of the two new dental buildings going up – Professional Drive Dental and South Suburban OMS! The exterior of Professional Drive Dental is nearly finished. We are working on painting the interior with plans to start the finishes shortly after. Finishing touches are also underway on the South Suburban....
Categories: Businesses

CANCELLED Planning Commission Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 3:52pm
Event date: July 18, 2019
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

City's racial equity plan would ensure diversity on boards, among staff

Northfield News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 2:31pm
The city of Northfield is working toward implementing a racial equity plan.
Categories: Local News

Stolen dump truck out of Shafer, MN

KYMN Radio - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 2:30pm

MN BCA ALERT 8:30am 7-17-19 UPDATE: The Shafer Contracting dump truck stolen from Pine County has been recovered in St Paul. Thank you for the assistance . On the evening of 07/15/2019, Pine County Deputies responded to a report of a vehicle prowl at the Shafer Contracting construction site office and storage area near State

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City employs several methods to combat cyber attacks

Northfield News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 2:00pm
The city of Northfield is taking a multi-pronged approach to preventing cyber attacks.
Categories: Local News

New student journal focuses on the art of debate

St. Olaf College - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 1:48pm
Nick Gonnerman '19 collaborated with a team of students to create and publish "Rebuttal," the first debate-style student publication at St. Olaf College.
Categories: Colleges

Bridgewater Twp. sues, alleging wetlands destroyed in flood mitigation project

Northfield News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:45pm
Bridgewater Township is alleging that the companies it hired to rerouted Spring Creek and conduct other flood prevention work destroyed existing wetlands and cost the township tens of thousands of dollars.
Categories: Local News

HRA Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:24pm
Event date: July 30, 2019
Event Time: 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Stolen by the owner? Not so much; Northfield school district receives $124k grant; Northfield council talks budget, roundabout and energy report; Dundas 2020 general fund will get boost for elections

KYMN Radio - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:02pm

By Teri Knight, News Director A stolen truck leads to a felony stop in Faribault Friday night. Faribault police ran a plate on a truck at the Speedway gas station. It came back stolen, however, the registered owner, 30-year-old Derek Emmanuel Tolbert, was also identified as the potential thief. The three people inside were ordered

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Northfield Police Department hosts community blood drive July 18

KYMN Radio - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 11:55am

Northfield Police Department will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Thursday, July 18, 2019 from noon to 6:00 p.m. at the Northfield Police Department, 1615 Riverview Drive.  For more information or to make an appointment to donate, please visit the website at www.redcrossblood.org.  This blood drive is our way of

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Don Ingram

KYMN Radio - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 11:11am

Don Ingram, owner/operator of a gliding school at the Faribault Airport returns as Wayne’s guest.

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Blood Drive

City of Northfield Calendar - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 11:08am
Event date: July 18, 2019
Event Time: 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:
1615 Riverview Drive
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors. With someone in the U.S. needing blood every two seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished.

Randall Ferguson

KYMN Radio - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 9:43am

Musician Randall Ferguson talks with Wayne and plays some music using several different instruments.  

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Ann Bailey

KYMN Radio - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 9:38am

Minneapolis Aquatennial Commodore Ann Bailey is Wayne’s guest.

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Eliminating asylum ?!?

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 4:35pm

Words fail me — stopping aslyum — HOW DARE YOU!

Official release in Federal Register today 7/16/2019

LOOK AT THIS – it says “COMMENTS NOT ACCEPTED

And in STrib: Trump moves to effectively end asylum at southern border

Call your U.S. Representative – contact info HERE

Call you U.S. Senator – contact info HERE

For Minnesotans:

Sen. Tina Smith: (651) 221-1016

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (651) 727-5220

CD2 Rep. Angie Craig (202) 225-2271

Donate to ACLU HERE.


This just over the wire:

2019-15246_ImmigrationDownload

And effective immediately. Making legal immigration illegal. Pulling the rug out, taking away this lawful means of entry.

“Notice and comment on this rule, along with a 30-day delay in its effective date, would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest. The Departments have determined that immediate implementation of this rule is essential to avoid a surge of aliens who would have strong incentives to seek to cross the border during pre-promulgation notice and comment or during the 30-day delay in the effective date under 5 U.S.C. 553(d).”

Categories: Citizens

Carleton, St. Olaf see increases in student debt, following statewide trend

Northfield News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 4:30pm
For many Minnesota college students, graduation is a joyful celebration — and one that signals the beginning of years, maybe decades, of debt repayment.
Categories: Local News

Project Overview: The Reunion

Northfield Construction Company - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 4:06pm
The Reunion is open and ready for business. If you have not stopped down to see the renovation of what used to be the J. Grundy’s Rueb ‘N’ Stein, there is no better time to check it out. Our team has been hard at work renovating this beautiful space. A 12,500 SQ ft remodel of the three historical buildings....
Categories: Businesses
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