The Entertainment Guide

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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.”

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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