FOOD & DRINK
Savor the Spice: Top 4 Must-Visit Mexican Restaurants in Northfield
In this article, we explore four enticing Mexican restaurants located in Northfield. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments? If yes, we would love to hear about your experiences. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Downtown bakery preserved and updated by history-loving owners
Many old time Northfielders can’t remember when the smell of freshly baked donuts wasn’t wafting out of a locally owned bakery on Division Street. Now, thanks to the efforts of a couple guided by a passion for preserving architecture and history, Robin’s Egg Bakery has opened downtown in the former spot occupied by the beloved Quality Bakery and Coffee Shop. Devin Johnson and Erin O'Donnell have put their treasure, time...
Northfield Winter Walk Ornament Hunt: Clue No. 4
The Northfield Winter Walk Ornament Hunt is back. The Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce is offering the winner a purse of $1,000 in Chamber bucks, thanks to some generous sponsors. Clues will be posted at northfieldnews.com and elsewhere daily at 8 a.m., starting Dec. 4. Follow the clues revealed each day through Tuesday and Wednesday, culminating in the final clue on Thursday. This year's ornament is in the form of bells. ...
MN farmington's Most Loveable Cats Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near farmington.
‘Baggage Claim’ highlights dance majors’ senior projects
ADHD, loneliness, national identity, and emotional manipulation: the four main themes of the upcoming Senior Dance Concert “Baggage Claim.” Each performance in the upcoming show explores one of these themes and its impact on humanity. Each year, the senior dance majors present a capstone project where they can...
ArtZany! Author Mary Bleckwehl “Fetching Dreams,” 12-8-23
Today in the ArtZany Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes author and teacher Mary Bleckwehl to discuss her new novel Fetching Dreams – an engaging and touching tale of two girls from two continents and different cultures that come together to form a common purpose and to make a difference.
Local Finds: Content Bookstore
Northfield can seem small at times. However, when one actually goes out and looks around the beautiful town that surrounds St. Olaf College, they can find some amazing finds. From antique stores to coffee shops that are sure to make your trip into town worthwhile, Northfield has so much to offer. One of the shining stars in the downtown area, though, is Content Bookstore.
Longtime Kenyon resident turns 100
“You should see my birthday cards,” said Kenyon’s Jean Overby. She received over 40 of them this year. This was no ordinary birthday for Overby — the longtime Kenyon resident recently turned 100 years old. She considers herself blessed and attributes her remarkable health to many years of farm work. She and her husband Cordet lived on a farm three miles south of Kenyon for most of their 66-year marriage,...
Unpacking the challenges of Augie’s to-go box
Augustana’s dining services play a crucial role in providing students with diverse and convenient meal options. One option provided to students is the carryout or to-go box meal option, which is currently exclusively available to first-year and transfer students unless a student pays an additional fee. Extending access to to-go boxes and information about them beyond when a student receives one would improve convenience, flexibility and the overall student experience.
New adult strings ensemble to perform during Winter Walk
After three rehearsals, a new adult strings group appropriately called “Strings, Bows and Contentment” will perform its first public concert during Thursday’s Winter Walk. The 15-member group composed of violins, cellos, violas, bass and a piano, is led by Laura Geissler, a Suzuki violin teacher. Members range in age from 22 to 82 and range in skill from beginner to intermediate players, who perhaps used to play with a school orchestra “back in the day.” ...
Cannon Falls Beacon news briefs
The Bellechester Area Lions Club Lighted Christmas Parade is Saturday, Dec. 9, at 5 p.m. There is a $10 entry fee with no pre-registration to be in the parade. Decorate/light up any kind of float. Prizes will be awarded for parade float favorites. Line up is at the Ag Partners parking lot.
The Best Cheese In The U.S. Comes From A Cave In Minnesota
This cheese was just voted the best in the entire country, and it comes from a cave here in Minnesota. I'll confess right now that I'm a big-time cheese-lover. I'm guessing it's because I was born and raised in Wisconsin-- America's Dairyland, mind you-- but I LOVE me some cheese. Doesn't matter what kind, I love it-- and the more the better.
Out in the Open with Mrs. Moxie – The Art of Drag with special guests Lexi D. and Izzy Stunnin 12/4/23
This month, Mrs. Moxie is joined by her friends Lexi D. and Izzy Stunnin, a drag queen and a drag king, both of whom are part of Moxie’s chosen family. They discuss the world of drag, what it’s like to perform, some mishaps to avoid, how to deal with the haters, and how drag allows them to truly express themselves. They also talk about the upcoming show at the Northfield Arts Guild, Christmas at the Rainbow Diner, as all three are in the cast. There’s also some music. And a whole lot of sequins.
Fantastic Sam's returns amid stylist shortage
Jason Sarazine was relieved to secure enough employees to even hold a soft opening at his fourth salon. He found the stylists and held the opening Monday at Fantastic Sam’s in Faribault, near the Faribo West Mall. The business is offering anyone a haircut for $12.99, just to “get people in the door.” Those familiar...
Apple Valley's Triple Treat: 3 Must-Try Fast Food Joints
This piece presents a trio of fast food joints located in Apple Valley. Have you had the opportunity to sample their offerings? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
Vasa News: Christmas happenings
We are not seeing the white usually associated with this time of year; whatever has fallen has melted with very mild temperatures for this time of year. The calendar and the television tell us it's time for celebrating. We are seeing ads for Chia Pets, so Christmas must be coming!
Paradise Center for the Arts to present Grand Ole Opry Christmas
FARIBAULT, Minn. (KEYC) - The Paradise Center for the Arts wants everyone to start rocking in the winter wonderland. Christmas with The Paradise Center for the Arts will be held on Sat., Dec. 16. There, Mick Sterling and his band will bring a Grand Ole Opry Christmas to the stage.
Savoring the Traditional American Fare at Suzie's Kitchen
Stepping into Suzie's Kitchen, I was immediately taken by the pleasant ambiance. The place is quite photogenic, though remember, no flash photography allowed. It's a perfect spot for those Instagram-worthy shots.
ArtZany! Christmas at the Rainbow Diner with Mr. and Mrs. Moxie; The Freier Department with Ethan Freier, 12-1-23
Today in the ArtZany Radio studio Paula Granquist celebrates December with two fabulous segments in the show. First, Craig Moxness aka Mrs. Moxie and Ryan Foley aka Mr. Moxie join the show to preview the Northfield Arts Guild show Christmas at the Rainbow Diner. Also, Pauline Jennings from the Arts Guild tells us about upcoming events. Then, Ethan Freier of the The Freier Department shares his musical story and previews their upcoming show at the Armory Square in Northfield.