The Entertainment Guide


“Look, Up in the Sky!”

“It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s…Schiller!” On Nov. 10, 1962, a Carleton football game versus Lawrence was interrupted by a strange sight. A


Artist of the Month: Karina Kern

Earning money through professional performances is a dream come true for most musicians, and singer/songwriter Karina Kern leads by example as she has spent


Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

Review by Jessica Peterson White With Rodham, Minneapolis author Curtis Sittenfeld brings us a very different take on speculative fiction by inviting us to wonder: what if


Historic Happenings, The Book

I have occasionally been asked, “When will there be a book of your columns?” Now I have an answer: A book with the catchy


Marquardt Jewelers

What’s a favorite item at Marquardt Jewelers? Every and all engagement rings. Being part of such an important part of a couple’s life is

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.”


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,


Home, Garden & Consumer Show

Save the Date: Saturday, April 23 • 9am-3pm  The Home, Garden & Consumer Show has been called many names over the years, yet its


When Should I Sell My Home?

By Brian Trebelhorn, Realtor, RE/MAX Advantage Plus …A common question that is asked of Realtors, a good question, and one with a variety of


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


Carleton’s May Fete Tradition

Early in the 20th century, Carleton College students eagerly awaited an ice cream party which celebrated the advent of spring after yet another long


Down the Cannon

Down the Cannon is an action-adventure story set in Northfield, MN. Milton Grubbs now leads a band of thieves that robs college students, but


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


Faribault’s Tilt-A-Whirl

What memories do you have of the Tilt-A-Whirl? I think almost everyone has a memory of the first spinning, dipping, dizzying, dazzling ride on


The First “Jesse James Day”

The first “Jesse James Day” was held in Northfield on September 11, 1948, as part of a two-day Jaycee Fall Festival. The event was


Moloka’i By Alan Brennert

Review by Julie J. If you are looking for a novel that catches you in the first chapter, and doesn’t let go, this is

Past Aprils

“Masquerade Ball! Easter Monday, April 7, 1890, at the Opera House. Tickets $1, gallery 50¢ with the privilege of dancing after 11 o’clock. Everybody


Granny Basketball Recalls Bygone Era

The Wanamingo Bulldogs and the Faribault Hot Shots have just completed a basketball scrimmage at the Faribault Community Center one cold Monday night in