Matthew and David want you to attend the open house for Marv Grundhoefer this Friday

Matthew Rich and David Ludescher Attorneys Matthew Rich and David Ludescher stopped by my corner office at GBM yesterday to let me know that their office is hosting an open house for the Northfield community on Friday to celebrate Marv Grundhoefer‘s 60th year in practice.  Details here. See the firm’s History page for a brief background on Marv.

Northfield NewsBut for a much more thorough treatment, see the Nov. 30, 2002 article in the Northfield News that highlighted Marv’s 50th year in practice: Grundhoefer generously serves citizens of Northfield.  There’s no author cited but sure looks like a Maggie Lee column to me.

Marv Grundhoefer"Robert C. Kucera and Marvin L. Grundhoefer have opened law offices under the firm name of Kucera & Grundhoefer in Room No. 1, Medical Arts Building in Northfield," a story began in the Nov. 27, 1952, Northfield News — 50 years ago. The story continued, "They will also maintain an office in the Lonsdale Clinic Building in Lonsdale, planning to be there Tuesday and Thursday of each week."

The story stated that Kucera was the nephew of Dr. S.T. Kucera who was the owner of the Medical Arts Building, and the brother of Dr. L.B. Kucera of Lonsdale. That young attorney had attended grade and high school in Faribault and Lonsdale. He was a World War II veteran and had graduated from the St. Paul College of Law. (continued)

The Davids are coming, the Davids are coming

David-DeLong minnesota not so nice David-Ludescher
‘The Davids’ (David DeLong and David Ludescher) will be joining the Northfield City Council in January.  Every time I hear the phrase, it seems to indicate some anxiety on the part of the speaker, given that both men have a reputation for not always practicing Minnesota Nice in the arena of public affairs.

I like plain speaking but I’m hoping that both Davids will consider the how of governing, not just the what, once they begin serving.  We elected them to get things done and in the world of politics, that requires developing and maintaining relationships.

(If you were a movie-goer in 1966, the title of my blog post will likely strike a chord. See this Wikipedia entry if you’re curious.)

The race for Northfield City Council: Buckheit vs. Ludescher; Balster vs. DeLong; Denison vs. Zweifel

David Ludescher Betsey Buckheit Frank Balster David DeLong Jon Denison Erica Zweifel
It’s one month till the election and the races for Northfield City Council are: At-Large, Betsey Buckheit vs. David Ludescher; 2nd Ward, Frank Balster vs. David DeLong; 3rd Ward, Jon Denison vs. Erica Zweifel.

If you’re looking for an online venue to discuss the race with your fellow Northfielders, this is it.

City Council candidates’ forum at the Cow: a much better format in a fun venue

L to R: Wade Schulz, Paul Reiland, Frank Balster, Steve Engler, Joe Gasior, David Ludescher, Betsey Buckheit Norman Butler Steve Engler L to R: Wade Schulz, Paul Reiland, Frank Balster, Steve Engler, Joe Gasior, David Ludescher, Betsey Buckheit,
Contented Cow proprietor Norman Butler hosted a two-hour forum for Northfield City Council Ward 2 and At-Large candidates last night on the Cow’s outdoor patio.

  • At-Large Council candidates: Betsey Buckheit, Joe Gasior, David Ludescher
  • 2nd Ward Council candidates: Frank Balster, Paul Reiland, Wade Schulz; David DeLong did not attend.

Steve Engler moderated the panel and made it much more interesting by interacting with the candidates when he thought their comments needed to be clarified. I loved it whenever he refused to accept empty platitudes.

Norman Butler, Lance Heisler Don McGee Elizabeth!
Norman goaded citizen/patrons into expressing their opinions instead of just asking questions.

The primary election is Aug. 14. Absentee voting info here.

Photo album: Northfield Chess Team

David Ludescher, assistant chess coach at Northfield High School, invited me to play chess against members of the Northfield Chess Team today. I barely know a rook from a bishop so I took photos instead.

Physics teacher and chess coach Rebecca Messer was orchestrating the event.  Other adults in the photos: Greg Sumner, occupational therapist for the middle school and high school and the assistive technology specialist for the district; Matthew Rich, fellow attorney with David at Grundhoefer and Ludescher.

See my album of 23 photos, the large slideshow (recommended), or this small slideshow:

I just discovered that Rebecca Messer had sent me photos of the 2009 Northfield Chess Team at the state championships that I never published. Some familiar faces:

NHS & NMS Chess Team State 09 NHS Chess Team State 09 NMS Chess Team State 09

Scenes from the NDDC forum on the Post Office closing

Ross Currier hosts an NDDC meeting on the Post Office closing Bobbi Bolton Steve Edwins, Victor Summa

Keith Covey, Ross Currier, David Ludescher George Kinney, Bart de Malignon Philip Spensley, Blake Abdella, Suzie Nakasian Corey Butler Jr, Ross Currier

Podcast: David Ludescher – Where’s the rubric?

David Ludescher, Ross Currier, Griff WigleyOur radio show/podcast guest this week: David Ludescher, a partner at Grundhoefer & Ludescher and a member of the Mayor’s Streetscape Taskforce, talking about the the lack of a decision-making rubric for the expenditure of public dollars, particularly for capital improvement projects like downtown streetscape enhancements. (Comments on this post are disabled. Join the existing discussion attached to David’s guest blog post.)

 
Click play to listen. 30 minutes.

Continue reading Podcast: David Ludescher – Where’s the rubric?

Guest blogger David Ludescher: Bike Paths, Parking Lots, and Skate Board Parks – Wise Uses of Public Money?

I have been a member of the Mayor’s Streetscape Task Force Streetscape Task force since it was formed by Mayor Lansing.  Why Mayor Rossing was foolish enough to invite me to re-join and why I was foolish enough to accept are separate questions from my questions to the readers today. By way of background, the City of Northfield currently has $1,2000.00 of property taxes that are set aside.  To assist the City Council in determining how to allocate these funds, a Streetscape Committee has been formed.  (continued) Continue reading Guest blogger David Ludescher: Bike Paths, Parking Lots, and Skate Board Parks — Wise Uses of Public Money?

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