The Entertainment Guide


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


Here We Are by Graham Swift

Review by Jessica Peterson White There’s a special place in my heart for perfectly rendered novels under 200 pages, and Here We Are will be added


The Border Hookups New Album

When The Border Hookups began thinking about recording a new project, their first task was to decide where to record. This was actually a


Big Brother Has Wheels

Review by Jamie Stanley Big Brother is a farm kid fascinated by wheels. It starts when he is a small boy playing with his


The Illustrious Life of L.K. Hanson

L.K. (Larry) Hanson, creator of a popular St. Olaf comic strip in the ’60s and long-time StarTribune illustrator and writer, came to Northfield recently to talk


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


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


Five Tips for Decluttering

By Kate Buckmeier February is a short month, but for Minnesotans it can feel like one of the longest when you are stuck indoors


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


Mullbrek Designs

What’s a favorite item that you sell? The clothing label we own, LV Collection. What do you carry that surprises your shoppers? We have


Buying Your First Home

By Mary Jo Winter, Realtor Buying your first home can be the biggest and most important purchase of your life, but it doesn’t have


Past Marches

For 20 years the Lockwood Opera House on Division Street had been the primary place where early Northfielders gathered for entertainment. But by 1892


Los Alamos By Joseph Kanon

Review by Jamie Stanley It is the spring of 1945. You are a civilian from New York hired to investigate the murder of a


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


The Sensational Gary Rue

Gary Rue was in his 9th grade algebra class in Tracy, Minnesota, in September of 1964 and the fellow sitting behind him was beating


Living in a Smart Home

By Chad Aldrich A smart home is one that provides its home owners comfort, security, energy efficiency and convenience at all times regardless of