But 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.
"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’ (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.)
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 goaded citizen/patrons into expressing their opinions instead of just asking questions.
Our 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.)