The Entertainment Guide


May Merriment in Northfield

Ah, May! In the early years of the last century, the sounds of music echoed from Manitou Heights down to Lyman Lakes as Northfielders

Medicine Man Mania

“Anyone who thinks Northfield is not a good show town should have seen the hundreds of people who could not get into the opera


The Wild Winter Swan by Gregory Maguire

Review by Sylvie Weissman Gregory Maguire’s The Wild Winter Swan is a miraculous little book. It’s Manhattan in the 1960s, and teenaged Laura Ciardi – mostly


“Party Like It’s 1899”

You may remember Prince’s song, “Party Like It’s 1999,” which was popular as the new millennium approached. Well, Northfielders were in the mood to


War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi

Review by David Wolff Tochi Onyebuchi’s War Girls is a young adult sci-fi novel set in 2172’s Nigerian Civil War. It’s a time when much of


Chart House

What is Chart House? The Chart House is a restaurant and event center that’s been around since 1968 on the shores of Lake Kingsley.

With Fall Comes Football!

The upset victory of tiny Appalachian State over mighty Michigan in football this season has reminded me of two David and Goliath-type games played


Laura By Vera Caspary

Review by Jamie Stanley Many people are familiar with the movie Laura directed by Otto Preminger (1944), but they are less familiar with the novel written


Social Network Planting

By Amy Voight, A Team Landscaping, Inc Our human social networks can complement our everyday lives by helping us achieve success, pushing us to go further,


Jesse James – Movie Star

Let’s get this out of the way from the start. You can’t pay me enough to watch the 40 or more mostly mediocre (and


Grant by Ron Chernow

Review by Kyle S. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Ron Chernow added another hit to his bibliography with this epic biography of our 18th President Ulysses


A Very Interesting Real Estate Market

By Bob Cross, Realtor Today’s real estate market is very interesting. It’s being affected by high unemployment due to COVID-19, political unrest, historically low


Zumbrota…the One & Only

Have you heard of the little town of Zumbrota, located in Southeast Minnesota? If you have, it may be because it is the home


History Matters: Featuring RCHS

It is not surprising that Susan Garwood, executive director of the Rice County Historical Society, expresses a fondness for history. But it turns out


The Early Bicycling Craze

Originally Published in the May 2014 Entertainment Guide “Do you remember your first bike?” This is the question KYMN radio’s Wayne Eddy likes to


Northernmost by Peter Geye

Review by Jessica Peterson White Many a Minnesota reader has been enthralled by Peter Geye’s writing, most recently in his 2016 novel Wintering. His new


Keepsake Cidery

Keepsake Cidery is a family farm cidery producing high-quality hard cider, using traditional methods, from 100% local apples. Located a few miles off Highway

Northfield, A Temperance Town?

Northfield, a temperance town? Well, sort of… “No intoxicating drinks shall be sold or in any manner furnished as a beverage on said premises.”


Wishes By Muon Thi Van

Review by Alexa Ochocki Illustrated by Victo Ngai In this story we follow a young girl and her family as they flee their homeland,