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Northfield Arts Guild

Ames Center

12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville • ames-center.com 952/895-4685 • M-F 9am-5pm, Sa 10am-2pm, Su 12-4pm Children’s Art Festival – through Apr. 8 Spotlight Showcase – Apr. 20-29

Arts & Heritage Center of Montgomery

206 1st St. N., Montgomery • 507/364-5933 or 507/364-8110 artsandheritagecenter.org • Th-F 2-5pm, Sa 9am-12pm Opening my eyes for the first time...

Crossings at Carnegie

320 East Ave., Zumbrota 507/732-7616 crossingsatcarnegie.com M/T/W/F 10am-5pm, Th 10am-8pm, Sa 10am-4pm 14th Poet-Artist Collaboration – Mar. 30-May 9 – Poetry and the art it inspired. Reception and poetry reading Apr. 18, 6:30pm

The Fourteenth Annual

March 30 - May 9, 2015

Flaten Art Museum

Dittmann Center, St. Olaf • wp.stolaf.edu/flaten/ 507/786-3556 • M/T/W/F 10am-5pm, Th 10am-8pm, Sa/Su 2-5pm Selma to Montgomery: Marching Along the Voting Rights Trail – through Apr. 12 . Senior Show – Apr. 26-May 24 – Reception: May 3, 1-3pm. Commencement reception: May 24, 10:30am-12:30pm.

304 Division St. • 507/645-8877 • northfieldartsguild.org M-F 10am-5pm, visit website for weekend hours. The Archer House Gallery is open all day, year round. Main Gallery: Disposal: An Installation of Art by St. Olaf & Carleton Art Apprentices – through Apr. 11 – Annual exhibition of work by these talented young art interns. This multimedia exhibit includes prints, drawings, paintings and sculpture. Artists included: Madeline Berger, Isaac Burton, Juan Yanqui Rivera, Julia Snyder, Madeleine Senko, Ellie Schmide and Caroline Wood. Closing Reception: Apr. 10, 7-9pm. Tim Lloyd with Mark Horst – Apr. 16-May 16 – Precious metal sculpture and paintings. Artist reception: Apr. 24, 7-9pm. Horst The Archer House and Up Galleries: Northfield Latino Students: Photography – through beginning of May.

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Northfield Historical Society

408 Division St. • 507/645-9268 • northfieldhistory.org M-Sa 10am-5:30pm, Su 1-5:30pm 40 for 40 – opens Apr. 9 – The Historical Society is celebrating its 40th anniversary with this selection of unique, surprising, ordinary and iconic objects, donated over the years. Opening Reception: Apr. 9, 6:30pm.

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Northfield Senior Center Gallery

Paradise Center for the Arts

Owatonna Arts Center

Exhibit dates: through Apr. 7 Carlander Family Gallery: Dave Angell Lois Vranesh Boardroom Gallery: SAFE Sanctuary Portraits: Julie M. Fakler

1651 Jefferson Pkwy. • 507/664-3700 northfieldseniorcenter.org Take a Walk With Me – through Apr. 20 – New work by Patsy Dew. Images and words in books, boxes and prints. 435 Garden View Ln., Owatonna • 507/451-0533 oacarts.org • 1-5pm, closed Mondays Claudia Poser: Clay – Apr. 7-26. Allina Hospital Owatonna – Sharon Drager photos, Ernest Gillma drawings, Mary Mittlestadt textiles, Karen Peters prints, Jean Zamboni prints and FOCI Minnesota Center for Glass Arts.

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Livingston Taylor from a musical family (brother is James) Patsy Cline Tribute with Cassie and the Bobs Old Blind Dogs homage to musical traditions of Scotland Charlie Parr heartfelt and original folk blues

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Exhibit dates: through Apr. 4 Second Floor Gallery: All Area School Student Exhibition Exhibit dates: Apr. 7-May 5

Carlander Family Gallery & Lois Vranesh Boardroom Gallery:

Paradise: A Great Place to Hang Your Hat – a juried HAT themed exhibit. Opening, artist reception and award ceremony: Apr. 10, 5-7pm.

Paradise Center Healing Arts ­Gallery at District One Hospital

Visual by Brandi Hagen

200 State Ave., Faribault Featured artists: Karen Peters, Joel Timm, Susanne Crane, Ivan Whillock, Dale Brown and Sandra Spellman

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Mar. 27-29; F/Sa 7:30pm, Su 2pm Lakeville Area Arts Center A tribute from Ken Ludwig to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, The Fox on the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life and man’s eternal love affair with...golf. Tickets: $13, available at lakevilleareaartscenter.com or 952/985-4640. Big Fish

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Apr. 9-11, 7:30pm; Apr. 11, 2pm; Apr. 12, 1pm Kelsey Theater, St. Olaf, Northfield Big Fish is a musical about the magic of telling stories and the joy of human imagination. Through the eyes of the storyloving father, Edward Bloom, we go on a fantastical adventure while his son, Will, searches to know the truth behind these stories. Directed by Professor of Theater Karen Peterson Wilson, book by John August and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia motion picture written by John August and directed by Tim Burton. Tickets: $8, available at 507/786-8987, at the box office M-F 11am4pm and one hour prior to performance. Love, Loss and What I Wore

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Apr. 10-12, 16-18 Th-Sa 7:30pm, Su 2pm Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Written by Nora and Delia Ephron, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman, directed by Julianna Skluzacek. This delightful and poignant play “is not about fashion – it is about what clothes really are to us – those moments when we are constantly trying to find our identity through them.” These are the words of Nora Ephron, iconic movie writer and playwright. Nora and her sister Delia (who co-wrote You’ve Got Mail with Nora) probe our memories through a series of

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conversations and monologues on topics such as mothers, prom dresses, buying bras, hating purses and why we only wear black. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students, available at the box office or 507/332-7372, Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5pm, Thursdays until 8. Jesus Christ Superstar

Apr. 10-13, 16-19, 23-26 Th/F/Sa/M 7:30pm, Su 2pm Ames Center, Burnsville If you strip away the myth from the man, can you see where we all soon will be? In Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s milestone musical, the destinies and struggles of Judas, Jesus and the disciples collide as they try to make sense of their paths in life and grapple with the outcomes of their choices. Delve into one of the greatest stories of all time with the Chameleon Theatre Circle. Tickets: $16-$22, available at the Ames Center box office, 800/982-2787 or ticketmaster.com. The Adventures of Little Daisy

Apr. 17, 7pm; Apr. 18, 1pm Lakeville Area Arts Center Children’s Castle Theater presents a scrumptious, melodramatic adventure. This comedic one-act invites audience members to join in the action by supplying claps, boos and cheers to keep the story rolling. This one-act production is fun for children of all ages due to its short run time and simple audience involvement. Free admission at the door only. Donations welcome. Treasure Island

Apr. 17-19, Apr. 23-25 Th/F/Sa 7:30pm, Su 2pm Little Theatre of Owatonna A stunning yarn of piracy on the tropical seas. At the center of it all are Jim Hawkins, a 14-year-old boy who longs for adventure, and the infamous Long John Silver, who is a complex study of good and evil and perhaps the most famous hero/villain of all time. Tickets: $14 adults, $10 students, available at 507/451-0764, ticket-e-split.com or at the box office.

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Oliver!

Apr. 17-19, 23-26, May 1-2 Th-Sa 7:30pm, Su 2pm Northfield Arts Guild Theater Directed by Rachel Haider, this entertaining musical favorite will delight the entire family. Charles Dickens’ beloved hero, Oliver Twist, becomes entangled with a variety of quirky and sometimes nasty characters in Victorian London. But when his true identity is discovered, Oliver finds promise, love and family. The enchanting score includes such classic songs as Consider Yourself, Where is Love? and Food, Glorious Food. Tickets: $18 adults, $13 students and seniors, available at the box office one hour prior to curtain or at 507/645-8877.

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Friday, April 17, 2015, 7:00-10:30 pm Northfield Armory, downtown Northfield Admission: $9 adults; $6 students and youth under 18 ($25 cap per family) Dance area for kids under 10 years and younger. Contra dance instruction at 7 pm (recommended for all participants). No prior dance experience required; no dance partner needed. All are welcome!

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Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce

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Saturday, April 11 • 9am-3pm

FREE admission • Northfield Arena 1280 Bollenbacher Dr. (Hwy. 3 S)

March offers a false sense of spring with but a weekend window, perhaps, to dabble in the yard. April, however, opens up a whole new season. The Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce, with show sponsorship by Professional Pride Realty, is providing the season kickoff event April 11, 9am-3pm, with more than 40 exhibitors at the Northfield Arena. The public is invited to meet face-to-face with local experts. Expo sponsor

Participants will once again represent a wide variety of construction, home maintenance, gardening, landscaping and other home-related areas. This year, however, the scope has expanded to include health care, city services and an array of local business and personal services. This event is free and open to the public, with ample parking, and complimentary coffee. The Northfield Garden Club will be providing a beautiful spring setting at the entryway to the arena. Come relax in their sitting area and enjoy one of the first scenes of nature before you head onto the show floor to enjoy our myriad of exciting exhibits. All advertisers in this section will be on site with grab bags, giveaways and lots of great information.

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The Open Plan Kitchen By Emily Schwamb Custard, Schmidt Homes If you are building new or considering a kitchen remodel, you might want to consider the open plan kitchen – a trend that has been developing for years and gaining momentum. Increased connectivity, circulation and functionality are just a few of the benefits. Kitchens of the past were hidden for a reason – they were purely utilitarian, and the idea of a guest seeing the host preparing the meal was unheard of. We no longer cook and entertain the way we did 50 years ago, our appliances and attitudes have changed significantly. Dining has become increasingly more casual, evidenced by formal dining rooms collecting dust across the country. Hosts prefer to put the finishing touches on the meal while conversing with their guests. Busy moms and dads enjoy the luxury of being able to prepare a meal in close proximity to their children. Your kitchen needs to function around your individual and family needs. Most of the folks I get to work with would like some level of increased connectivity with the dining room and living room from the kitchen. What we do most often in a kitchen remodel is remove visual barriers and correct circulation issues by enlarging existing doorways and openings, removing walls – even structural walls can be removed by transferring the load with a properly sized header. Closed kitchens often have dead ends and bottle-neck areas where traffic flow is blocked. Closed kitchens are typically not suited for multiple cooks with tight corners and inadequate clearances between work zones. The open plan allows for greater flexibility when entertaining. Guests can gather around the island and table without leaving the conversation. If the dining room lighting is flexible (not a single fixture over the table), changes in size of gatherings can be easily accommodated by modifying the size and location of the dining table. The island can function as a buffet with clear circulation in and out of the kitchen.

You can still maintain a level of separation with architectural features such as partial walls, post or beams, or through décor such as furnishings, textiles, lighting and color. Regardless of the extent to which you open your kitchen, cohesiveness is a must. There should be an overwhelming sense that these rooms belong together. A well-thought-out design and plan will be functionally, aesthetically and psychologically beneficial. Whatever you decide to do, research your options and hire a designer to get a full menu of options and a kitchen plan that caters specifically to your needs. Start with a list of needs and wants. Think about what is currently working in your kitchen and where the trouble spots are. Allow yourself to dream – what would your ideal kitchen look like? Emily Schwamb Custard, interior designer at Schmidt Homes, can be found at schmidthomes.com or 507/663-0482.

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Real Estate Apps Make It Easy By Tim Freeland, Edina Realty Technology is becoming more user friendly and helpful for consumers through smartphone apps. Apps are small software programs that do almost anything you can think of. Technology is constantly used in the real estate industry. If you haven’t bought or sold lately, you probably aren’t aware of the advancements. There are many apps that curate the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) data for users. The most popular are Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com. But I am going to tell you about Edina’s own real estate app which, in my opinion, is the best in its class. Search for “Edina Realty” in your respective app store and download the free red app. When you launch it, you’ll notice a simple home screen (no pun intended) offering you the choice of “Search Homes,” “Home Scan,” “Nearby Homes” and “Open Houses.” With “Search Homes” you’ll find a simple layout of selections ranging from finished square feet, to bedrooms, to year built. The bedrooms and bathrooms include a simple slider button to adjust to your liking. Most impressive, it can use GPS technology, if you let it, to hone in on your current location and pull results around you. It’s a match made in heaven.

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Spring Clean Those Carpets! By Kari Ripley, CCS Cleaning and Restoration We Minnesotans take pride in our resilience to the bitter, long winters we endure to live in our beautiful state. Nonetheless we welcome the onset of spring with open arms, open windows and the inevitable, but necessary, spring cleaning. It is important to give our homes a thorough cleaning – top to bottom – so we can embark on the upcoming seasons with the same spirit that got us through the snowy winter. An important part of spring cleaning is the thorough and professional cleaning of household carpets and rugs. A professional carpet cleaner should be certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration. Carpets that are cleaned on a regular basis promote a healthier and improved living environment. Without regular professional carpet cleaning, issues can arise. Minnesota is home to wonderful hiking trails, dog parks and rolling fields – all of which can bring damage to carpets and area rugs. Dirt, sand and salt tracked in after a family hike act as abrasives and can tear fibers on a microscopic level. Pet dander and bacteria can become trapped in carpet fibers. Pollen and fungi spores from the fields can cause allergic reactions. Carpets are one of the most porous materials in our

homes – grabbing and locking in these particulates. Open windows, doors and family pets contribute to the collection. Damaged carpet is irreversible. This can be seen in most high traffic areas. By having a regular carpet cleaning done by a professional, these traffic areas are considerably less pronounced, allowing for more flexibility in rearranging furniture. Regular cleaning will help maintain the market value of your home since replacing flooring can be a large investment. A hot water extraction method is the best way to clean dirt, sand, pollen and bacteria from carpet. The heat opens the pores of the carpet and the water removes the unwanted outdoor matter. Changing your furnace filter and having indoor plants can also help keep the air clean. This will lend a hand in keeping your carpet from trapping so many particulates and prolong the life of your floor covering. While spring cleaning and regular carpet care refresh us for the new season, they also help keep our indoor environment healthy. A healthy indoor environment allows us a lifestyle to better enjoy the bountiful outdoor adventures that Minnesota has to offer. Kari Ripley is IICRC Certified for Water and Fire Restoration. You can contact her at ccsRestore.com, from Faribault at 507/334-1774 or from Northfield at 507/650-0774.

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Successful Tree Planting Tips By Leif Knecht, Knecht’s Nursery Planting trees is a long-term investment. Taking steps to increase the chances of having a healthy, beautiful and longlived tree makes a lot of good sense, both economically and to beautify the landscape. Pick trees that have demonstrated good winter hardiness for southern Minnesota. If the variety you are considering has a zone rating of 4, 3, or 2, it will probably do well here. Zone 5 rated trees are borderline. They may do well for a period of years, but there is a risk that they could die during a hard winter. Choose trees that have excellent root structure. Trees that have poor root structure due to circling, matted roots that are root bound, are likely to fail after a few years. Trees produced in special air root pruning pots form almost perfect root systems. Use proper planting techniques. Do not plant too deep. Dig the hole wider, not deeper, and very aggressively cut any roots that are matted or circling. Trees that are planted too deep more easily develop stem girdling, circling roots that would later strangle the tree. Member of the Minnesota Real Estate Team

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Rueb ‘N’ Stein, upstairs, Northfield Mainstream classic jazz of Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck and others in the same style. Jon Manners • 6-8pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Jon Manners plays blues-edged roots-rock with intricate and percussive guitar-work. Manners sounds like John Hiatt, without that dose of country. Do you like Eric Bibb, John Martyn and Tom Waits? This is the vein that Manners mines. Tumeni Brothers • 7-10pm

Prairie Pond Winery, New Prague Rich Preiner and Mike Pattison aren’t really brothers, but they offer great tunes for any occasion. Theater: The Fox on the ­Fairway • 7:30pm

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HAPPENINGS Friday, March 27, cont. Firefly • 8:30pm

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Pub 31, Faribault From the blues and BBQs of the Ozarks to the arctic lands of Alaska – from creating a song with the Boys and Girls Club to opening for Bret Michaels – from playing standing room-only in rural Wisconsin to playing for the Pope on his birthday in Vatican City – Firefly represents the importance of music and its connection between people. From hours of original tunes to the Temptations, Jack Johnson and Johnny Cash, Firefly hits on every emotion. Carey Langer • 9pm-midnight

Froggy Bottoms River Pub, Northfield A solo artist covering six decades and seven styles of music. From The Everly Brothers and Frank Sinatra, to Rick Springfield, Dave Matthews and Jimmy Eat World, plus original music. Georgia Clay • 9:30pm-close

Babe’s Music Bar, Lakeville Hits from Sugarland, AC/DC, Kelly Clarkson, Zac Brown, Metallica, P!nk, Carrie Underwood, Charlie Daniels, Miranda Lambert and more. SATURDAY, MARCH 28 Dave Hudson • 12-3pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Hudson’s performances are engaging, sometimes thought-provoking and always entertaining. His self-styled mix of cover songs ranging from the ’80s, ’90s to today, blended with his own recorded and nationally released music is what has kept crowds coming back for more. His style has been compared to the likes of the Gin Blossoms, U2 and the Counting Crows. Sweet Jazz • 5-7pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Christina Schwietz (vocals), Peter Webb (keyboard), David Miller (drums, flugelhorn, melodica) and Bruce Jensen (bass). Their name says it all. Wine & Cheese Fondue Tasting 5-8pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Wine and cheese fondue were made for each other. Award-winning wines will be paired with delicious cheese fondue. Cost to sample will be $10/person at the door. 21+ event. Regular daily wine tastings will also be open. Open to the public. Fondue by Eichten’s Hidden Acres.

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The High 48s • 7pm

Hobgoblin Stoney End Music, Red Wing Music that combines the soulful sound of classic bluegrass with a modern attitude. Original songs and a wide range of influences far beyond Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers and Flatt and Scruggs. In a genre created and dominated by artists from the South, the High 48s were born and raised in the upper Midwest. $15. Theater: The Fox on the Fairway 7:30pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

Alison Scott with Special Guest the Jason Paulson Band • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Singer/songwriter Alison Scott is the strongest new voice to come out of Minneapolis in many years and her soulful, organic sound has quietly built a very large and loyal following. While staying indier than indie and completely ignoring the hipster rulebook, through word of mouth with very little radio or media hype, Alison Scott is making the kind of soul music that music fans love. Performing with platinum and Grammy-winning guitarist/producer Kevin Bowe, drummer Peter Anderson and bassist Steve Price, Scott has been selling out venues across the Midwest. Tickets: $17 members, $22 non-members, $10 students. Reservations at 507/332-7372. Divas Through the Decades • 7:30pm

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota A musical tribute by Belladiva to some of the most influential female vocalists in American pop music, featuring songs from the ’40s through today’s current hits. Tickets: $28 in advance, $32 at door. Reservations at 507/732-7616. Jivin’ Ivan and the Kings of Swing 7:30-11:30pm

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Stone Soup • 8-11pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield A hearty broth of rock and blues from a time when it hit you in the chest and lifted you straight up. Breathe the air, stir the pot, share the wine and start feeling fine. Art Vandalay • 8pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Renowned “kick-ass Americana band” (Hindsight Harmonies), this Twin Cities ensemble makes its way back to Northfield in support of its latest release, Heaven’s Operahouse. The group’s popular laid-back roots rock draws on influences ranging from Neil Young, Gram Parsons and John Prine to The Eels and Tom Petty – lending its own unique brand of roots music that melds smart lyricism with pop-infused melodies. More at artvandalaytunes.wordpress.com. Sasha Mercedes • 8:30pm

Pub 31, Faribault A feisty folk-rocker who draws you in with her compelling and powerful vocal stylings. Lyrical, genre-bending, thought-provoking, inspiring, catchy, easy to relate to and easy to listen to. Her new album, Lucky, is wowing audiences. More at sashamercedes.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 29 Kyle Fletcher • 1-4pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls With a passion streaming from the Delta, Fletcher brings a soulful and powerful presence to his performances. As vocalist and guitarist of The Buckthorn Brothers, his writing styles tap into everything from bluegrass, funk, rock n roll and electronic. At a solo performance, you can be sure to hear songs of an outlaw’s trials and life on the road, hope, love and inspired dreams. More at myspace.com/kylefletchermusic Theater: The Fox on the Fairway • 2pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page. MONDAY, MARCH 30

Northern Roots Session • 7:30-9pm

Changing Times • 9pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield An informal weekly gathering of musicians to play acoustic music with roots in the north, particularly the Nordic countries. Participants and listeners of all ages and levels of experience are welcome.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

Corner Room, Rueb ‘n’ Stein, Northfield A gathering of musicians and listeners in a relaxed, informal setting. Along with the music enjoy conversation, camaraderie and perhaps even a few Irish dance steps. THURSDAY, APRIL 2 Reading and Discussion: Shawn Lawrence Otto • 7pm

Content Books, Northfield Author of Sins of Our Fathers. Mark Grim • 8pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield “Some songs old, some songs new, some songs country, some songs blue” is how singer/guitarist Mark Grim describes what he sings. With a voice that brings to mind Gordon Lightfoot, he artfully picks and strums through songs ranging from The Beatles to Warren Zevon. His own songs will give you cause to reflect, as well as laugh, at the real life characters that are portrayed. More at markgrimmusic.com. FRIDAY, APRIL 3 Convocation: Building Vocal Communities – Ysaÿe ­Barnwell • 10:50am

Skinner Chapel, Carleton, Northfield Barnwell was a member of the African American a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock from 1979 to 2013 and is a renowned female bass. A prolific composer, she wrote many of the group’s songs, and has been commissioned to create music for dance, choral, film and stage productions. With degrees in speech pathology, craniofacial studies and public health, she has been a professor, researcher and author in addition to a musician and choral clinician. Immersed in an African world view of music, she has traced the evolution of African American communal vocal music from Africa through spirituals and work songs to the music of the civil rights movement. The tradition is being eroded by the evolution of technology, and she is on a mission to keep it alive. Carey Langer • 5-7pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield A solo artist covering six decades and seven styles of music. From The Everly Brothers and Frank Sinatra, to Rick Springfield, Dave Matthews and Jimmy Eat World, plus original music. Andrew & Scooby • 5:30-8:30pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls This Duo is a crowd favorite… They perform music by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, Johnny Mathis, Johnny Cash, Nat King Cole and Neil Diamond. And they have a sense of humor! Ben Aaron • 8pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Aaron returns to Northfield with his original folk, blues and Americana songs from the past and present along with selections from his recent CD release, Blue Winter. More at benaaronmusic.com.

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Community Sing with Ysaÿe Barnwell • 8pm

Concert Hall, Carleton, Northfield Barnwell is also Carleton’s convocation speaker at 10:50am in Skinner Chapel. See earlier description. Drive South • 9pm-midnight

Froggy Bottoms River Pub, Northfield An acoustic trio performing eclectic folk and slices of Americana music fused from folk, country, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll. Mark Juenemann, Mark Hedenstrom and Scott Cummings’ backgrounds are rooted in stage, songwriting and recording. They present narrative songs and ballads, spinning tales with wit and charm. Rhino • 9:30pm-close

Babe’s Music Bar, Lakeville A high-energy Twin Cities band playing a wide variety of modern, alternative, ’80s and classic rock with twists of country and other surprises splashed in. SATURDAY, APRIL 4 Bagels & Birds • 9:30-10:30am

River Bend Nature Center, Faribault Join a naturalist in the comfort of the building to observe the birds and other visitors to Windows on the Wild, the Nature Center’s backyard habitat feeding area. Help with identification, fun facts, binoculars, guide books and conversation will make this a great way to start the day. Enjoy coffee and bagels in a relaxed atmosphere while watching the antics of wildlife at this free program.

Relativity • 1-4pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Voted one of Northfield’s best bands, Relativity performs a variety of music ranging from covers of current popular music to the sounds of Fleetwood Mac, John Mellencamp, Indigo Girls, and Sarah McLachlan. They combine power harmonies, bluesy vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica and percussion to create great music. More at relativitytheband.com. Andrew Walesch • 5-8pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Blues and jazz by “the boy with the voice.” A great variety of classics and originals. Dave Williams • 7-9pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Formerly of The Tuition Daddies. Based in Owatonna, the singer/ songwriter presents a mix of originals, blues and jazz standards. Claudia Schmidt with Dean Magraw 7:30pm

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota Claudia Schmidt’s silky-smooth voice and charismatic stage presence, coupled with Dean Magraw’s seemingly endless positive energy, radiate through the music and on to those lucky enough to hear it. Tickets: $18 in advance, $20 at door. Reservations at 507/732-7616.

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HAPPENINGS Saturday, April 4, continued Sasha Mercedes • 8pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield A feisty folk-rocker who draws you in with her compelling and powerful vocal stylings. Lyrical, genre-bending, thought-provoking, inspiring, catchy, easy to relate to and easy to listen to. Her new album, Lucky, is wowing audiences and critics alike. More at sashamercedes.com. Chad & Russell • 9pm-midnight

Froggy Bottoms River Pub, Northfield Northfield natives and local favorites Chad Johnson and Russell Franek, of the Eighth Street Band, are known for their spot-on harmonies and diverse acoustic style and have been playing together since junior high. Their music is at the crossroads between rock and country with a touch of modern folk. Influenced by the likes of Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Bob Seger, CCR, Rolling Stones, Lynrd Skynrd, Zac Brown and Tom Petty.

SUNDAY, APRIL 5 Multe • 3:30-5:30pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Great traditional Nordic music. MONDAY, APRIL 6 Northern Roots Session • 7:30-9pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield An informal weekly gathering of musicians to play acoustic music with roots in the north, particularly the Nordic countries. Participants and listeners of all ages and levels of experience are welcome. TUESDAY, APRIL 7 Acoustic Jam Session • 8-10pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Every Tuesday night show up with your unplugged instrument of choice and jam – or just show up and listen. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 Reading and Discussion: Jonathan Odell • 6:30pm

Content Books, Northfield Author of Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League. Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

Corner Room, Rueb ‘n’ Stein, Northfield A gathering of musicians and listeners in a relaxed, informal setting. Along with the music enjoy conversation, camaraderie and perhaps even a few Irish dance steps. Gypsy Jazz Jam Series: Mark Kreitzer • 7-9pm

Eagles Club, Northfield Mark Kreitzer (guitar) of the Mark Kreitzer Band and ’53 Swingbillies teams up with Dan “Daddy Squeeze” Newton (accordion) of Café Accordion Orchestra to bring new songs and sounds to the mix. Join in the jam or just come to listen. All instruments welcome, no experience necessary. Faculty/Guest Recital • 8:15pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf, Northfield Jeffrey Keesecker (bassoon), Scott Anderson (clarinet), Dana Maeda (oboe) and Sandra Joy Friesen (piano). THURSDAY, APRIL 9 40 for 40 Exhibit Opening Reception • 6:30pm

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Literary Reading: Author Nina McConigley • 7pm

Rolvaag Library 525, St. Olaf, Northfield St. Olaf alumna Nina McConigley will read from Cowboys and East Indians, her award-winning collection of short stories. The stories, which received the 2014 PEN Open Book Award for writers of color and the 2014 High Plains Book Award, are set in Wyoming and India and center around the rural immigrant experience. Theater: Big Fish • 7:30pm

Kelsey Theater, St. Olaf, Northfield See theater page. Mark Mraz • 8pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Everybody’s favorite piano man tickles the ivories and performs favorite sing-along songs, golden oldies and classic covers from the pop music archives. More at mrazbrothers.com.

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf, Northfield Sandra Joy Friesen (piano), Justin Merritt (electronics) and Colin Labadie (guest composer). Luke Smith • 6:30-8pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Singer/songwriter. Exhibit Closing Reception: Art Apprentices • 7-9pm

Northfield Arts Guild See exhibits page.

Lonesome Dan Kase • 7-10pm

Prairie Pond Winery, New Prague For the last 15 years Lonesome Dan Kase has been playing his unique brand of country-blues on stages throughout the U.S. His live performances showcase both his unique finger-picking style and warm vocals as well as his depth of knowledge in the history of the blues. More at lonesomedan.com. Livingston Taylor • 7:30pm

FRIDAY, APRIL 10 Exhibit Opening, Artist Reception and Award Ceremony: Paradise – A Great Place to Hang Your Hat 5-7pm

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Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota A musician who has been performing for 40 years – and had more than one Top Forty hit – will share his diverse repertoire that includes country, Broadway, bluegrass and blues. Singer/songwriter Chelsea Berry opens. Tickets: $35 in advance, $39 at door. Reservations at 507/732-7616.

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HAPPENINGS Friday, April 10, continued Theater: Love, Loss and What I Wore • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page.

Theater: Jesus Christ Superstar • 7:30pm

Ames Center, Burnsville See theater page.

Theater: Big Fish • 7:30pm

Kelsey Theater, St. Olaf, Northfield See theater page. Carey Langer • 8pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Lonsdale’s Carey Langer draws upon his lifelong passion for music to present a great evening of all your favorites, covering six decades and seven musical genres, from The Everly Brothers, Frank Sinatra, Rick Springfield, Dave Matthews, Jimmy Eat World and more. Willie B Blues Band • 8pm

Jimmy’s, St. James Hotel, Red Wing Willie B formed the Willie B’s Blues Band in the summer of 2010 in Red Wing. Willie’s style is influenced by the “Crunchy Texas Blues Sound” as well as the “Chicago Clean Tone.” Willie has been gigging regularly with a rotating lineup of musicians spread through the Twin Cities Metro. Willie B is a member of the Minnesota Blues Society. Malmeztiso • 9-11:30pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Three-person band.

Red Dirt Road • 9pm-midnight

Froggy Bottoms River Pub, Northfield Country music with attitude, Red Dirt Road style. This band puts the country into rock and the rock into country. Hitfaced • 9:30pm-close

Babe’s Music Bar, Lakeville The culmination of five individuals dedicated to making great music and throwing a big on-stage party. SATURDAY, APRIL 11 Northfield Spring Business Expo • 9am-3pm

Northfield Arena See what is new in home construction, maintenance, finance and in gardening, landscape, as well as healthcare, city services and local business services. Hear local experts speak and connect with business experts who can answer your questions. Free admission and hot coffee. See pages 6-13 for a sampling. Heroes for Hope Walk/Run • 9am

Rice County Fairgrounds, Faribault A fundraiser for HOPE Center, Ruth’s House, Whispers of Hope and Bethlehem Academy. 10k/5k run/walk 9am ($35), 1 mile fun walk 9:40am ad kids’ k 10:30am. More at finalstretch.com/heroesforhope. Girls Basketball All-Star Series • Games at 1 and 3pm

West Gym, Carleton, Northfield Two games featuring 40 of the top senior high school female basketball players from around the state. Tickets give access to both games: $10 adults, free for ages 18 and under. Maple Syrup Open House • 1-4pm

River Bend Nature Center, Faribault An afternoon of maple syrupin’. Visitors will get to see all aspects of the early spring process of producing maple syrup. There will be demos of tree tapping, sap collecting and the evaporation station. Also learn about the history of maple syruping and taste the finished product. Theater: Big Fish • 2 and 7:30pm

Kelsey Theater, St. Olaf, Northfield See theater page. Masterclass by Pianist Jon Nakamatsu • 3pm

Concert Hall, Carleton, Northfield Free and open to the public.

Annual Dinner & Auction for the Animals • 4-8:30pm

Northfield Ballroom Featuring guest speaker Sam Daly of Canine Service Partners. Daly provided training for dogs and handlers on the battlefield and is now dedicated to providing service dogs for disabled veterans. Silent auction begins at 4pm, dinner at 5:30pm, and program with speaker at 6pm. All proceeds benefit the animals cared for by Prairie’s Edge Humane Society. Tickets: $20/person, available at 507/664-1035 or prairiesedgehs.org.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 12

Concert: Justyn Dow & Gogs • 6pm

Owatonna Arts Center Dow is returning to his hometown for a night of music benefiting the Arts Center. The Gogs will open the night and Dow will follow with a combination of old and new original music. Primarily acoustic based, he will feature his beatboxing and “looping” skills to provide a fun and entertaining night. Tickets: $15 members, $20 non-members, available at Dow Chiropractic and the Arts Center.

Theater: Big Fish • 1pm

Movie Night: The Wizard of OZ (Rated G) • 7pm

Ames Center, Burnsville See theater page.

Lakeville Area Arts Center The 1939 classic featuring Judy Garland returns to the big screen. $5. Potluck & the Hot Dishes • 7-9pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Sweetly melodic, Potluck and the Hot Dishes delivers a blend of urban-folk, pop, and alt-country with soaring three-part harmonies. Theater: Jesus Christ Superstar • 7:30pm

Kelsey Theater, St. Olaf, Northfield See theater page. Owatonna Junior High School Orchestra and Jazz Band Concert • 2pm

Owatonna Arts Center

Theater: Jesus Christ Superstar • 2pm

Theater: Love, Loss and What I Wore 2pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page.

Guest Artist Concert: Jon Nakamatsu, Piano • 3pm

Concert Hall, Carleton, Northfield St. Olaf Cantorei • 7:30pm

Boe Chapel, St. Olaf, Northfield James Bobb, director.

Ames Center, Burnsville See theater page.

Theater: Love, Loss and What I Wore • 7:30pm

MONDAY, APRIL 13

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page.

Theater: Jesus Christ Superstar • 7:30pm

Tomato Tomato • 8pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Comprised of two Twin Cities music scene veterans, Tomato Tomato breathes new life into your favorite songs. The band’s wide repertoire, spanning from The Ronettes to Neutral Milk Hotel and everything in between, is sure to please all walks of musical life. Through tender ballads and raucous barn-burners, Tomato Tomato’s rich harmonies and warm acoustic instrumentation are the perfect soundtrack to your evening out. I ♥ the ’80s! • 8pm-close

Carbone’s Pizza & Sports Bar, Northfield ’80s dance party with DJ Peps, featuring food and drink specials.

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Northern Roots Session • 7:30-9pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield An informal weekly gathering of musicians to play acoustic music with roots in the north, particularly the Nordic countries. Participants and listeners of all ages and levels of experience are welcome. Guest Recital: Pavia Quintet • 8:15pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf, Northfield One of the Midwest’s most exciting young chamber music ensembles. Formed in 2005 by alumni from the University of Minnesota and St. Olaf College, the Twin Cities-based group is interested in exploring a variety of repertoire for wind soloists with an increasing focus on contemporary music. HAPPENINGS Continued on page 26

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TUESDAY, APRIL 14

THURSDAY, APRIL 16

State of Song Workshops • 9:30am

Author Kim Heikkila: Sisterhood of War • 7pm

Northfield Senior Center Minneapolis-based artists ​Chris Koza and Rogue Valley​ will discuss their approach to songwriting, as highlighted by the band’s critically acclaimed cycle of four seasonal albums (​Crater Lake, The Bookseller’s House, Geese in the Flyway, False Floors)​, and invite participants to share their own musical talents and create music with the band.​Free and open to the public. Also April 21 at the Grand Event Center. Talk: New Plants • 12:45pm

United Methodist Church, Northfield Leif Knecht, owner of Knecht’s Nurseries, talks on “New Plants.” All are welcome. Presented by the Northfield Garden Club. Book Launch Party: The Dead Lands 7pm

Upstairs Rueb, Northfield Content Books presents The Dead Lands by Benjamin Percy. Live music by Matt Arthur and the Bratlanders.

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Lincoln: Our American Cousin • 7pm

Viking Theater, St. Olaf, Northfield Kim Heikkila, author of Sisterhood of War: Minnesota Women in Vietnam, will deliver the Marie Swelland-Grose Lecture in Ethics and Medicine. Theater: Jesus Christ Superstar 7:30pm

Ames Center, Burnsville See theater page.

Theater: Love, Loss and What I Wore 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page.

Dan Gaader & Randy Broughten • 8pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Guitarist and vocalist Dan Gaarder lends his honey-toned vocals to Randy Broughten’s expert stylings on the pedal steel guitar. These two legendary talents are known for their work with bands like Trailer Trash, the Roe Family Singers, Mother Banjo, the Cactus Blossoms and the Gear Daddies. FRIDAY, APRIL 17 Piano Duo David Miller and Richard Collman • 3:30pm

Northfield Retirement Community Chapel

Grand Event Center, Northfield A journey back in time will take you to Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C., to witness the events on that evening that changed to course of history. A portion of the play, Our American Cousin, during which President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, will be performed and speakers will discuss the historical context. Tickets: $20 at northfieldhistory.org or 507/645-9268.

Northfield Area Community Solar: “Sun Power Hour” • 5-7pm

Acoustic Jam Session • 8-10pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

The Contented Cow, Northfield Every Tuesday night show up with your unplugged instrument of choice and jam – or just show up and listen. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 Traditional Irish Music Session 7-9pm

Corner Room, Rueb ‘n’ Stein, Northfield A gathering of musicians and listeners in a relaxed, informal setting. Along with the music enjoy conversation, camaraderie and perhaps even a few Irish dance steps.

First UCC Church, Northfield Learn more about community solar and take advantage of this opportunity to subscribe. Appetizers, coffee and tea. Free. Part of Northfield’s Earth Day Celebration April 17-18. Questions: northfieldearthday@ gmail.com. Children’s Castle Theater: The Adventures of Little Daisy • 7pm

Relativity • 7-10pm

Prairie Pond Winery, New Prague Voted one of the best bands in Northfield, Relativity is a duo that combines vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica and percussion to create a fun evening of music. They pack a request list of a couple hundred songs – from covers of current music like the Avett Brothers and the Lumineers, to classic and folk rock such as Fleetwood Mac and the Indigo Girls.

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Northfield Earth Day Contra Dance • 7-10:30pm

Northfield Armory Featuring music by Contratopia and led by dance caller Robin Nelson. Admission: $9 adults, $6 students and youth under 18, $25 cap per family. There will be a dance area for kids under 10 years of age. Contra dance instruction at 7pm. No prior dance experience required, no dance partner needed. The Music and Magic of Patsy Cline 7:30pm

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota Cassie Wiesner’s (Cassie & the Bobs) powerful portrayal of Patsy Cline takes audiences on a trip down memory lane as she sings Crazy, Walkin’ After Midnight, I Fall To Pieces, and many more of the songs that made Patsy Cline famous and admired. Tickets: $18 in advance, $20 at door. Reservations at 507/732-7616.

Theater: Love, Loss and What I Wore • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page.

Theater: Jesus Christ Superstar • 7:30pm

Ames Center, Burnsville See theater page.

Michael Ray & the Nasty Notes 8pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Alt-country/roots rock. “Michael Ray & the Nasty Notes moniker sets expectations for their music before you even hear it. Their new record, The Higher You Climb, has the listener sifting through stories that cobbles together patches of sound to make an alt-country album out of the remains. It’s raw and will stay with you after the first listen.” – Youa Vang, City Pages. More at thenastynotes.com. New Moon Trio • 8-10pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Here’s a taste of 100 years of popular tunes, random requests and spontaneous harmonies featuring Ross Currier on bass, Lance Heisler on drums and Justin London on guitar. Carey Langer • 9pm-midnight

Froggy Bottoms River Pub, Northfield A solo artist covering six decades and seven styles of music. From The Everly Brothers and Frank Sinatra, to Rick Springfield, Dave Matthews and Jimmy Eat World, plus original music. Rock Godz • 9:30pm-close

Theater: Oliver! • 7:30pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page. Theater: Treasure Island • 7:30pm

Babe’s Music Bar, Lakeville Audiences are taken on an over-the-top, wildly fun trip through the best eras of rock and pop music.

Little Theatre of Owatonna See theater page.

Written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron Based on the book by Ilene Beckerman Directed by Julianna Skluzacek Featuring Cynthia Paley, Jennifer Pike, Sydney Place Sallstrom, Stephanie Weiss, Shelley Whitehead

April 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 • 7:30pm Sunday, April 12 • 2:00pm Paradise Center for the Arts

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SATURDAY, APRIL 18 Northfield Quilters Quilt Show • 9am-5pm

Northfield Senior Center Featured quilter Rosie Werner. Quilt raffle, demonstrations, vendors, silent auction, garage sale, beautiful quilts on display and more. Admission: $3 at the door. Also April 19. Earth Day Skill-Sharing Workshops • 10am-4pm

First UCC Church, Northfield Part of Northfield’s Earth Day Celebration April 17-18. Bicycle maintenance, cheese making, raised beds, tree trimming, beeswax lip balm, brew making, aquaponics tour and more. Free. Registration required at transitionnorthfield.org.

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Children’s Castle Theater: The Adventures of Little Daisy 1pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

Earth Day Milltown Mashers Homebrew Demo • 1-6:30pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield

Viking Chorus and Manitou Singers • 3:30pm

Boe Chapel, St. Olaf, Northfield Viking Chorus directed by Chris Aspaas, Manitou Singers directed by Sig Johnson. Entertainment & Soup Supper/Community Potluck 4:30pm

Weitz Center, Carleton, Northfield Part of Northfield’s Earth Day Celebration April 17-18. Seed exchange, sustainability exhibitors, Aztec dancers and community jam. Free. Reception and Poetry Reading: 14th Poet-Artist Collaboration • 6:30pm

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Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota See exhibits page.

Theater: Treasure Island • 7:30pm

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Little Theatre of Owatonna See theater page. Theater: Oliver! • 7:30pm

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Theater: Jesus Christ Superstar 7:30pm

Ames Center, Burnsville See theater page.

Theater: Love, Loss and What I Wore • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page. Jivin’ Ivan and the Kings of Swing • 7:30-11:30pm

Signature Bar and Grill, Faribault Classic acoustic swing with hot licks, stellar vocals and dancing. No cover. Kirk & Low • 8pm

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Tavern Lounge, Northfield Musical barnstormers Jim Kirkendall and Stevie Low. One is folk, the other is quite a bit of rock and roll. Each presents his own solo set and each draws from a deeper reservoir of experience. Both musicians offer original material as well as covers.

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HAPPENINGS Saturday, April 18, continued Optimum Trajectory • 8-10pm

Annual Dinner & Auction for the Animals Saturday, April 11 • 4:00-8:30pm Northfield Ballroom 1055 Hwy 3 N, Northfield

GUEST SPEAKER:

Sam Daly of Canine Service Partners

Daly provided training for dogs and handlers on the battlefield, and is now dedicated to providing service dogs for disabled veterans.

Tickets $20/person To purchase tickets

Call 507-664-1035 or visit prairiesedgehs.org to purchase online tickets Schedule 4 pm 5:30 pm 6 pm

Silent Auction Begins Dinner Program & Speaker

Auction will close 20 minutes after conclusion of the program. A list of auction items can be found on our website prairiesedgehs.org

Menu Chicken breast in wine sauce, or vegetarian cordon bleu, rice, baby red potatoes, vegetables, salad, beverage and dessert. Cash Bar Available.

All proceeds benefit the animals cared for by Prairie’s Edge Humane Society.

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The Contented Cow, Northfield A jazz quintet based in the Twin Cities. Their repertoire spans jazz classics from the ’30s to the ’50s and contemporary jazz and originals. Band members include Ira Adelman (alto and tenor saxophones), Garth Anderson (drums), Jeff Gurney (acoustic and electric bass), Steve Hillson (trumpet and flugelhorn) and Tim McNamara (guitar). More at optimum-trajectory-jazz.com. SUNDAY, APRIL 19 Northfield Quilters Quilt Show • 9am-4pm

Northfield Senior Center Featured quilter Rosie Werner. Quilt raffle, demonstrations, vendors, silent auction, garage sale, beautiful quilts on display and more. Admission: $3 at the door. Also April 18. Theater: Oliver! • 2pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page. Theater: Treasure Island • 2pm

Little Theatre of Owatonna See theater page.

Theater: Jesus Christ Superstar • 2pm

Ames Center, Burnsville See theater page.

Guitarist Randall Ferguson • 2:30pm

Highview Christiana Lutheran Church, Farmington Ferguson presents a concert of classical guitar, flamenco guitar and renaissance lute. This is a benefit fundraiser for church organist Lill Sather of Lakeville who was recently diagnosed with ALS. Faculty Recital: Lawrence Archbold, Organ • 3pm

Concert Hall, Carleton, Northfield

St. Olaf Orchestra and St. Olaf Chapel Choir • 3:30pm

Boe Chapel, St. Olaf, Northfield St. Olaf Chapel Choir directed by Christopher Aspaas, St. Olaf Orchestra directed by Steven Amundson. Multe • 3:30-5:30pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Great traditional Nordic music. First UCC Sunday Nights 5pm

First United Church of Christ, Multe Northfield The church with solar panels that brought you Food Truck Tuesday has a Sunday evening worship service. Jonathan Rundman is our guest artist. Led by Michael Morris, the Sunday Nights Band will put a smile on your face. Can’t make it to church on Sunday morning? Haven’t been to church in a while? Stop by First at 5. Food Trucks after worship. Find out more at firstucc.org. St. Olaf Philharmonia • 7:30pm

Boe Chapel, St. Olaf, Northfield Martin Hodel, conductor.

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MONDAY, APRIL 20

TUESDAY, APRIL 21

Traci Burch: The Collateral Consequences of Mass Imprisonment • 4pm

State of Song Workshops • 7pm

Viking Theater, St. Olaf, Northfield Northwestern University Associate Professor of Political Science Traci Burch, who is also a research professor at the American Bar Foundation, is the author of the award-winning book Trading Democracy for Justice: Criminal Convictions and the Decline of Neighborhood Political Participation. Literary Reading: Author Emily Rapp • 7pm

Rolvaag Library 525, St. Olaf, Northfield St. Olaf alumna Emily Rapp, author of The Still Point of the Turning World and Poster Child, will give a public reading of her work as part of her two-day residency in the English department. St. Lawrence String Quartet • 7pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf, Northfield Established in 1989, the St. Lawrence String Quartet has developed an undisputed reputation as a truly world-class chamber ensemble. The quartet performs more than 120 concerts annually worldwide and calls Stanford University home. Northern Roots Session • 7:30-9pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield An informal weekly gathering of musicians to play acoustic music with roots in the north, particularly the Nordic countries. Participants and listeners of all ages and levels of experience are welcome.

The Grand Event Center, Northfield See April 14. Acoustic Jam Session • 8-10pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Every Tuesday night show up with your unplugged instrument of choice and jam – or just show up and listen. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

Corner Room, Rueb ‘n’ Stein, Northfield A gathering of musicians and listeners in a relaxed, informal setting. Along with the music enjoy conversation, camaraderie and perhaps even a few Irish dance steps. THURSDAY, APRIL 23 24th Annual Faribault Chamber of Commerce & Tourism EXPO • 2-7pm

Faribault Ice Arena

Movie Night: The Goonies (Rated PG) 7pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center Relive the adventures of The Goonies as the group of seven young friends find themselves on a thrilling underground adventure. Returning to the big screen for this one-night engagement. $5.

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In Capable Hands • 7pm

HAPPENINGS Thursday, April 23, continued Gypsy Jazz Jam Series: Sam Miltich • 7-9pm

Eagles Club, Northfield Grand Rapids guitarist Sam Miltich of the Clearwater Hot Club is a master of technique and a guy who true gypsies say plays their music without an accent. Join in the jam or just come to listen. All instruments welcome, no experience necessary. Theater: Treasure Island • 7:30pm

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Little Theatre of Owatonna See theater page.

Theater: Jesus Christ Superstar • 7:30pm

Ames Center, Burnsville See theater page.

Theater: Oliver! • 7:30pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page. Mark Mraz • 8pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Everybody’s favorite piano man tickles the ivories and performs favorite sing-along songs, golden oldies and classic covers from the pop music archives. More at mrazbrothers.com. FRIDAY, APRIL 24 Luke Smith • 6:30-8pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Singer/songwriter.

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Flying pizzas, juggled canned meat, pink flamingos, vanishing bananas, impaled potatoes and music played by pounding their heads. In Capable Hands is an innovative comedy juggling team of seaPhoto: B.L. Berg Entertainment soned pros with their own brand of fresh, distinctive humor. Trained by Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, In Capable Hands is a husband/wife comedy duo with eye-catching skills and off-center comic flair. Tickets: $12 members, $15 non-members, $8 students. CD Release Party: Mark Allen’s Whiskey Sweet • 7pm

Grand Event Center, Northfield Join Mark Allen and friends for a night of musical celebration and the debut of Mark’s Americana solo CD Whiskey Sweet, recorded at Sun Studio in Memphis, TN. Special guests include Drive South, Relativity and the Over and Back Band. A portion of the proceeds from the CD sales will be donated to veterans. No tickets required. Free will cover charge at the door will be accepted. Cash bar only. Artist Reception: Tim Lloyd and Mark Horst • 7-9pm

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Theater: Treasure Island • 7:30pm

Little Theatre of Owatonna See theater page.

Theater: Jesus Christ Superstar • 7:30pm

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Ames Center, Burnsville See theater page.

Old Blind Dogs • 7:30pm

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota Traditional Scottish music never sounded so brand-new as when Old Blind Dogs grab hold of it, attack it with all the energy of modern music, and shape it into the band’s own unmistakable sound. Tickets: $26 in advance, $29 at door. Reservations at 507/732-7616. Early Music Singers and Collegium Musicum • 7:30pm

Boe Chapel, St. Olaf, Northfield Robert Smith, director.

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Theater: Oliver! • 7:30pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page. Lonesome Dan Kase • 8pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield For the last 15 years Lonesome Dan Kase has been playing his unique brand of countryblues on stages throughout the U.S. His live performances showcase both his unique finger-picking style and warm vocals as well as his depth of knowledge in the history of the blues. More at lonesomedan.com.

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HAPPENINGS Friday, April 24, continued The Forrest Rangers • 8-10pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Chris Miller • 9pm-midnight

Froggy Bottoms River Pub, Northfield Lyrics that will make you cry, a voice that will make you sing and guitar that will make you dance. Throw in a healthy dose of off the cuff wit and you’ve got a Chris Miller show. Cherrygun • 9:30pm-close

Babe’s Music Bar, Lakeville Non-stop rock, country and dance pop hits.

One Book One Lakeville: Enrique’s Journey • 7pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center Enrique’s Journey recounts the quest of a Honduran boy looking for his mother 11 years after she is forced to leave her starving family and find work in the U.S. Braving unimaginable peril, Enrique travels through hostile worlds full of thugs, bandits and corrupt cops. But he pushes forward relying on his wit, courage, hope and the kindness of strangers. Pulitzer prize-winning author Sonia Nazario has won numerous national journalism and book awards. This is an evening of music, refreshments and a celebration of books and reading. Admission is free but you must preorder tickets at 952/985-4640. Theater: Treasure Island • 7:30pm

SATURDAY, APRIL 25 40th Annual Concert for Caring with The Broadway Dolls 6pm

Ames Center, Burnsville Live jazz music featuring the 18-piece Real Big Band. Complimentary appetizers and delicious desserts. Value-packed silent auction. The Broadway Dolls take the stage at 8pm. Tickets: $39, $29 groups of 10 or more, available at the Ames Center box office, 800-9822787 or ticketmaster.com. Comedy Night • 6-9pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Good times, great food and drinks and hilarious jokes from two comedians. Tickets: $40, includes a meal, dessert and the laughs with Maggie Faris of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and Bryan Miller, writer/performer on TV’s Drinking with Ian. Doors at 5pm and seating is general admission. 21 and older event.

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION Northfield’s 6th Perennial

Friday, April 17 Northfield Area Community Solar “Sun Power Hour” 5-7pm • First UCC Church, 300 Union St. • FREE Learn about community solar and take advantage of this opportunity to subscribe. Appetizers, coffee, tea.

Little Theatre of Owatonna See theater page.

Comedian C. Willi Myles • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault C. Willi Myles returns home to the Paradise for his Line in the Sand Comedy Tour. As always, Myles’ extremely funny and non-offensive stories and jokes give a unique and comedic spin to life’s everyday challenges. Referred to as “America’s Everyday Comedian,” Myles is truly comedy at its best. Tickets: $17 members, $22 non-members, $10 students. Reservations at 507/332-7372. Theater: Jesus Christ Superstar • 7:30pm

Ames Center, Burnsville See theater page.

Theater: Oliver! • 7:30pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page. Paul Seeba • 8pm

Paul Seeba Tavern Lounge, Northfield Singer/songwriter Paul Seeba’s debut album, Mitchell Yards, was recorded at Sparta Sound in Eveleth, MN, and mastered by John Golden (Chris Isaak, John Hiatt). Seeba’s songs involve catchy melodies, strong harmonies and the interplay of acoustic/electric guitar layers that definitely fall into a roots rock genre with impressionistic lyrics that often weave together a narrative honoring our northern heritage.

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Charlie Parr • 8pm

Crossing at Carnegie, Zumbrota Charlie Parr’s heartfelt and plaintive original folk blues and traditional spirituals don’t strive for authenticity: They are authentic. Tickets: $16 in advance, $18 at door. Reservations at 507/732-7616. Stone Soup • 8-11pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield A hearty broth of rock and blues from a time when it hit you in the chest and lifted you straight up. Breathe the air, stir the pot, share the wine and start feeling fine. SUNDAY, APRIL 26 Maple Syrup Fun Run & Pancake Brunch • race 8:30am, brunch 10am-1pm

River Bend Nature Center, Faribault 10k and 5k trail runs and a one-mile walk. Run registration includes pancake brunch. Pancake brunch is also open to the public and includes delicious pancakes, sausages and real River Bend maple syrup to top them. More info and registration at rbnc.org. Coffee Concert Series: Wilder Octet • 2pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center Celebrating the jazzy, inventive, engaging music of Alec Wilder with leading Twin Cities performers. Tickets: $15 adults, $12 seniors and students, available at 951/985-4640.

Young Artists’ Concert: Sibelius Symphony No. 5 • 2pm

Ames Center, Burnsville The winners of the seventh annual Young Artists competition will be featured in the final concert of the season. The University of Minnesota Health Sciences Orchestra will join in. Together they will perform Tchaikovsky’s dramatically powerful and lyrically romantic fourth symphony. Tickets: $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 students, available at the Ames Center box office, 800/982-2787 or ticketmaster.com. Theater: Oliver! • 2pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page. Theater: Jesus Christ Superstar • 2pm

Ames Center, Burnsville See theater page.

Faculty/Guest Concert: Music of War • 3pm

Concert Hall, Carleton Music of WWI and WWII. Francesca Anderegg (violin), Scott Anderson (clarinet), Thomas Rosenberg (cello), Rick Penning (tenor), Nicola Melville (piano). Program includes songs from WWI and Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. St. Olaf Band • 3:30pm

Skoglund Center, St. Olaf, Northfield Doug Nimmo, guest conductor. Norseman Band • 7:30pm

Skoglund Center, St. Olaf, Northfield Paul Niemisto, conductor.

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HAPPENINGS Sunday, April 26, continued I Cantanti Chamber Choirs: Simon & Schubert • 7:30pm

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Northfield Separated by 150 years, these two great melodists are brought together in concert by I Cantanti and Le Donne Chamber Choirs. Pre-concert talk at 7:10pm. Tickets: $10 advance, $12 at the door. $8 students and seniors advance, $10 students and seniors at the door. MONDAY, APRIL 27 Northern Roots Session • 7:30-9pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield An informal weekly gathering of musicians to play acoustic music with roots in the north, particularly the Nordic countries. Participants and listeners of all ages and levels of experience are welcome. TUESDAY, APRIL 28 Great Northfield, Minnesota Book Fair • 5-9pm

Northfield Ice Arena The first of a five-day sale. Thousands of good books at bargain prices. Proceeds benefit the Northfield Hospital Cancer Infusion Center. Acoustic Jam Session • 8-10pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Every Tuesday night show up with your unplugged instrument of choice and jam – or just show up and listen.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 Great Northfield, Minnesota Book Fair • 9am-9pm

Northfield Ice Arena The second of a five-day sale. See April 28.

Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

Corner Room, Rueb ‘n’ Stein, Northfield A gathering of musicians and listeners in a relaxed, informal setting. Along with the music enjoy conversation, camaraderie and perhaps even a few Irish dance steps. THURSDAY, APRIL 30 Great Northfield, Minnesota Book Fair • 9am-9pm

Northfield Ice Arena The third of a five-day sale. See April 28.

Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction • 5-8pm

Eagles Club, Northfield Tickets: $8, available at KYMN Radio, Rob Martin Insurance and at the door. The auction benefits Save the Depot. Companydance Spring Concert • 7:30pm

Kelsey Theater, St. Olaf, Northfield A spring celebration of dance created by faculty, students and guest artists. Tickets: $8, available at 507/786-8987, at the box office and at stolaf.edu. Percussion Ensemble • 8:15pm

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HISTORIC

HAPPENINGS By Susan Hvistendahl

The Sensational and Strange Saga of Anna Dickie Olesen Two years after the Nineteenth Amendment granted women the right to vote, Minnesotans had the chance to vote for the first woman ever to be endorsed by a major political party for the office of the U.S. Senate in the election of 1922. Anna Dickie Olesen, whose name was once known from coastto-coast in political circles and praised nationwide by the press, spent a good part of her life in Northfield. She counted among her friends some of the most well-known Democratic politicians of her time, from renowned orator and three-time candidate for president William Jennings Bryan to four-time elected president Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She was even considered a candidate for the vice presidency.

1906 (where their daughter Mary was born in 1907) and they moved to Cloquet in northern Minnesota where Olesen was superintendent of schools for 14 years. Johnson described Cloquet as a “lumbering town populated by a work force of immigrants of various nationalities, along with mill owners and managers.” Anna became “painfully conscious that she did not have an impressive house and that her clothes were not as elegant as those of the wives of the businessmen who would determine her husband’s success.” Anna began an involvement with the Women’s Club, teaching English to immigrants and joining in on the fight for women’s voting rights, her first step into politics. According to Johnson, woman’s suffrage was “representative of the causes she was to espouse throughout her political career: Prohibition, child and social welfare programs, opposition to large corporations and special interests, and, later, support for the Social Security Act and other New Deal legislation.” By 1913, Anna had been elected president of the Federation of Women’s Clubs in Minnesota’s Eighth Congressional District.

But today her name has been largely forgotten except by those who have encountered her name at the Minnesota Woman Suffrage Memorial Garden at the St. Paul Capitol dedicated in 2000 and by readers of Richard Jay Hutto’s truth-is-strangerthan-fiction book about her second husband, Chester Burge, called A Peculiar Tribe of People: Murder and Madness in the Heart of Georgia (Lyons Press, 2011). More on that later in the sidebar. Anna Dickie was born to Peter and Margaret Jones Dickie on July 3, 1885, on a farm near Waterville, Minnesota. According to Dolores De Bower Johnson’s essay about Anna in Women of Minnesota (Minnesota Historical Society Press, revised 1998), Anna’s drive may have come from her ancestry, “which included some unusually strong-minded and independent women” like Margaret Hughes Davis who had been part of an Ohio colony of Welsh immigrants before moving to southern Minnesota. Anna grew up in a home where books and education were valued. Precocious and talkative, Anna was coached in public speaking when she was only 12 by a family friend. After attending country school, Anna walked or took a horse three miles to attend Waterville High School. After graduation, Anna taught briefly before marrying Peter Olesen. Olesen had come through the area selling books to help finance his education at Hamline University and was one of many travelers her father had offered hospitality to at their home. Olesen, a native of Denmark who had come to the U.S. at the age of 15, served in the Spanish-American War in 1898. The couple married on June 8, 1905, the day after his graduation. Olesen went on to earn a master’s degree at Hamline in 1908. He became superintendent of schools in Pine City in

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Minnesota’s Anna Dickie Olesen, active in the women’s suffrage movement and the Democratic party, was the first woman in the United States to be nominated by a major political party for the U.S. Senate in 1922. The New York Evening World editorialized, “She has an excellent voice, personal magnetism and feminine charm backed by good sense and idealism.” Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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In her run for the U.S. Senate, Anna was driven across Minnesota in a Ford sedan donated by her supporters. Giving as many as six speeches a day, she attacked the Republican incumbent and said, “I ask no consideration because I am a woman. I also ask that no one close his mind against me because I am a woman.” Her campaign drew national attention after she defeated two male opponents in the primary of June 19, 1922.

Renowned orator and former Democratic presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan accompanied Anna during her campaign, including stops before overflow crowds in Northfield on Oct. 17, 1922, at the Community Club and at Carleton’s Skinner Memorial Chapel. Anna’s message: “Eventually a woman member of congress from Minnesota, why not now?” Carletonian courtesy of the

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living in a cloak room, “just large enough to contain sleeping quarters and a dresser, a chair and a few other meager furnishings, but they are happy and determined to ‘stand by.’”

In 1914, she was appointed a delegate to the International Child Welfare Congress in Washington, D.C., and in 1916 was elected state vice president of the Women’s Clubs, a position she held for two years. After an “electrifying” speech on suffrage at the state convention of the Minnesota Democratic party in 1916, she was appointed the Minnesota member of the women’s advisory committee of the Democratic National Committee in 1917, serving until 1924. Anna had convinced her husband that they should hire a maid and pay a dressmaker for her “public clothes” and, to help pay for these amenities, Anna and her daughter Mary went to Libertyville, Illinois, in the summer of 1918 so Anna could try out for the Chautauqua. This was a touring adult education movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries which brought entertainment and culture to communities, often featuring speeches in tents on such topics as temperance, women’s suffrage and child labor laws. It turned out that Anna Dickie Olesen, with her oratorical flair and passion for such subjects, was uniquely qualified and she began an association which would last more than ten years and bring her a friendship with the most popular Chautauqua lecturer, William Jennings Bryan. On Oct. 12, 1918, an unimaginable forest fire destroyed practically every home and five of the six public schools in Cloquet, a city of 9,000 inhabitants. The St. Paul Pioneer Press of Jan. 12, 1919, credited the reopening within four weeks of the one school that remained (with double shifts for the 800 students) to the “splendid spirit of co-operation that has prevailed between Superintendent Peter Olesen and his teaching corps.” The article noted that Olesen, his wife and daughter were

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While her husband was working to resurrect the Cloquet school system, Anna was gaining political recognition. In January of 1920, she became the first woman to address the Jackson Day Banquet in Washington, D.C., on the subject of the party’s ideals. The Washington Herald proclaimed, “Small in stature, she proved herself a forensic giant.” The World’s Work magazine said that “vitality, magnetism and charm” radiated “so richly and strongly you could almost see the rays darting out over the audience.” The Omaha World Herald wrote it was a “moment of real triumph for womankind” when “the entire audience came reverently to its feet.” The next month Anna spoke to the National Woman Suffrage Association in Chicago. The Minnesota state party elected her a delegate to the national Democratic convention in San Francisco where she was the floor manager for Prohibition supporter William G. McAdoo, Woodrow Wilson’s son-in-law. Anna, introduced by William Jennings Bryan, spoke “in the name of the motherhood of America” in favor of Prohibition and, although the convention nominated the anti-Prohibition candidate, James M. Cox and his running mate, Franklin D. Roosevelt, her speech was well-received. Republican Warren G. Harding won the election but Anna gained favor as a great woman leader of her party. Although stories differ about how it came about, Minnesota Democrats in 1922 endorsed Anna Dickie Olesen of the Democratic National Committee as candidate for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Frank B. Kellogg. Anna was the

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The Minnesota Woman Suffrage Memorial at the St. Paul State Capitol has Anna Dickie Olesen’s name on it. Courtesy of David Bly

first woman ever nominated by a major party for U.S. senator. Johnson wrote that Anna ran a “determined and hard-hitting” campaign as she “crisscrossed the state, speaking to as many as six audiences a day and repeatedly attacked her Republican opponent.” Anna’s brother Owen drove her around the state in a Ford sedan donated by her supporters. She kept expenses low by staying with friends along the way and accepting donations. In Washington, Sen. Kellogg was asked why he did not return to Minnesota to campaign. When he reportedly answered, “I’ve got some Swede woman running against me,” his questioner said, “That’s no Swede woman, that is a Welsh woman and the devil rides her tongue. You’d better go back to Minnesota.” Anna tallied 28,745 votes in the June 19 primary, winning handily over two male opponents. In her campaign speeches for the Senate, Anna said, “I ask no consideration because I am a woman. I also ask that no one close his mind against me because I am a woman.” But because she was a woman (with newly enfranchised female voters), her campaign drew

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Anna’s move to Northfield with husband Peter Olesen and daughter Mary in 1923 was front page news. The Aug. 24, 1923, Northfield News featured her designation by Who’s Who and the title given to her by Literary Digest as “One of the world’s fastest speakers.” Courtesy of the Northfield Historical Society and the Northfield News.

national attention. The New York Evening World said, “She has an excellent voice, personal magnetism and feminine charm backed by good sense and idealism.” A reporter from the Chicago Herald and Examiner followed her for a week as she visited six counties and marveled as “this wonder woman” turned skeptics into “ardent, shouting, cheering and sometimes happily tearful adherents” by the brilliance of her oratory. When Anna was nominated, she had promised to stand for the “common people, the true democracy of the land,” and when her campaign took her to Northfield, she brought along her friend from the Chautauqua circuit, William Jennings Bryan, nicknamed “The Great Commoner” for his belief in the wisdom of the common people. Bryan had been the Democratic candidate for president in 1896, 1900 and 1908 and was a renowned orator. The North-

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field News of Oct. 20, 1922, said that although Bryan, “aged tho he looks, yet picturesque withal, may have been the drawing card” for the two appearances at a Community Club luncheon and then at a capacity gathering at Carleton’s Skinner Memorial Chapel, “Mrs. Olesen’s personality, wit, and eloquence had so completely won her audiences as to almost over-shadow the appearance of the ‘peerless one’ himself.” At Carleton, Anna threw down her challenge: “Prejudice is an enemy to human progress, whether it be religious, party or sex prejudice. There is not a country in the civilized world which does not give women some voice in government…Eventually a woman member of congress from Minnesota, why not now?” Bryan proclaimed, “I don’t know any man or woman I would rather see in the Senate than Mrs. Olesen.” On election day, Nov. 7, Anna did not win but neither did the Republican incumbent. Henrik Shipstead of the emerging Farmer-Labor party won with 325,372 votes to Kellogg’s 241,833 and Anna’s 123,624. (The Farmer-Labor party voiced Minnesota’s agricultural concerns and ultimately merged with the Democrats to form the DFL in 1944.)

Anna’s husband Peter Olesen, a native of Denmark and a Hamline graduate, had been superintendent of schools in Pine City and Cloquet, Minnesota, before he was registrar and professor of German at Carleton College from 1923 to 1949. Peter Olesen then taught five more years at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, before the Olesens returned to their Northfield home. Courtesy of the Carleton College Archives.

Anna’s Senate race led to more lecture bookings for her, on topics such as “Women and Progress” and “Pioneering in Politics.” But she would soon have a new base of operations. The Duluth News Tribune of Feb. 11, 1923, announced that Cloquet had “risen from the ashes” and “its famed schools stand complete” due to the “persistence and energy of Peter Olesen.” With the completion of that task, Olesen announced his resignation as superintendent and joined the faculty of Carleton

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College in the fall of 1923 to teach German and serve as registrar, with daughter Mary enrolling at Carleton. Anna told the Northfield News on Aug. 24 that she had visited hundreds of towns in the U.S. and, “Whatever little I can do in my lecture tours to boost the city of cows, colleges, and contentment I shall proudly do for there is no place like home and Northfield seems that to me already.” She was pictured with a caption saying that her entry in Who’s Who would add “further distinction to Northfield which claims the largest per capita representation in Who’s Who of any city in the state.” Although Anna did not involve herself with Carleton at all, by October she was promoting the League of Nations in a speech before the Northfield League of Women Voters. In April of 1924 she was the principal speaker as 64 members of the St. Paul Business and Professional Women’s club and three business women of Farmington were guests at Northfield’s regular meeting. (The Northfield News account of April 11 said the program included a “typewriter speed demonstration by Miss Minnie As headlined in the Jan. 19, 1934, Northfield News, Anna was rewarded for her loyalty to the Democratic party by Franklin Delano Roosevelt when named a state director in the National Emergency Council, a post she held until it was abolished in 1942. Courtesy of the Northfield Historical Society and the Northfield News.

A Few Local Memories of Anna and Chester Clifford and Grace Clark bought Anna’s three-bedroom house at 718 4th St. East from Anna’s brother in August of 1971. The house had not yet been cleared of its furnishings and Clifford told me there was a “wild collection of stuff.” Clifford, a Carleton history professor, remembers seeing the signed photographs she had from Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. There was an 8 foot by 8 foot framed picture of Christ on the cross in the dining room, German steins, a Shaker rocker, a marble table top with two sitting full-size ebony whippets as supports. The Clarks still have the crystal chandeliers on the first floor and upstairs bedrooms which Peter and Anna Olesen bought in Czechoslovakia in 1936. Mary Lou Crow, a Northfield resident for 50 years, used to live across the street from Anna. Mary Lou was a nurse at Northfield Hospital and was hired by Anna’s brothers in Waterville to help her fill her syringes for insulin injections once a week. Mary Lou describes Anna as a “very intelligent, very sharp woman, very much her own person.” She remembers Anna having a caretaker from Waterville, an 81-year-old man, who cooked for her and took care of her yard. Anna had “a big jar filled with dollar bills” which she “handed out for the service people.” There were many antiques in the house and Mary Lou hoped there might be an estate sale, “but a big van came and everything was gone.” Betsy Bierman has lived at 409 Elm Street since 1952. She and her husband John (both graduates of Carleton College) raised

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their 12 children there and she told me, “Our children were not to step off the sidewalk onto her lawn. She was not very neighborly, except when her grandchildren came and she wanted playmates for them.” Betsy remembers Anna’s first husband Peter as very friendly but said her second husband Chester “was the weirdest man I ever saw.” Betsy recalls hearing that Anna had told people that Chester “took me to the gates of heaven” and she showed off big jewels Chester had given her which neighbors thought were probably fake. Betsy said that Chester and Anna would spread blankets out in their back yard to sun themselves. They had two parrots with them which got dunked in a water pail if the birds got too obstreperous. Betsy also said that Carleton had banned Chester from using the college gym because he was “too interested in the boys.” (There is a memorandum in the Carleton Archives dated June 30, 1965, that Anna had called to give the departing dean “startling material” on “improper behavior involving a number of faculty members and administrative officers, including her former husband.” The dean declined to meet with her.) When Anna died on May 21, 1971, Betsy Bierman and Mary Lou Crow went to pay respects at Anna’s home where her body was displayed beneath the giant framed picture of Christ on the cross. It was the only time Betsy had been inside the house of her neighbor.

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Regelmeyer, the world’s champion amateur typist.”) Johnson wrote, “Because of her lecture fees, Anna now had a measure of economic independence” and could “gratify her desire for fine things.” The Olesens traveled to Canada, Mexico and Europe, including a stay at the Univ. of Heidelberg in 1928 where Peter got a certificate in German.

Chester Burge was 57, Anna was 75. Johnson wrote, “Burge was a wealthy, controversial, and somewhat mysterious man. Their life together was brief. In October, 1963, he died from burns after an explosion in their residence in Palm Beach, Florida, while his wife was in Northfield closing up her house for the winter.”

In 1932 she was chosen as one of the Minnesota delegates-atlarge to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. She supported Franklin Delano Roosevelt and delivered a stirring seconding speech for John N. Garner for vice president and then campaigned for the winning ticket.

Anna, a convert to Catholicism, had found “some solace” in her new religion, according to Johnson, but once told her daughter, “Every horse has been shot out from under me.” She may well have been disappointed at the “failure of her candidacy to open the floodgates for women in politics.” (Indeed, it was not until Amy Klobuchar took an oath on Jan. 4, 2007, that Minnesota had a woman in the U.S. Senate.)

Anna was rewarded for her loyalty with the position of acting postmaster of Northfield, effective Dec. 1, 1933. But shortly thereafter in January of 1934, Pres. Roosevelt appointed her as the only female state director of the National Emergency Council (NEC), a federal division which coordinated programs of various New Deal agencies. When her post was eliminated in 1942 as an economy move, she was one of only two of the original 48 state directors still in service. In 1949, Peter Olesen retired from Carleton at age 70 and Peter and Anna moved to Macon, Georgia, where Peter taught German at Mercer University for five years. They then returned to the home they had kept in Northfield. Peter died at age 81 on Aug. 5, 1960, of a heart ailment he had suffered for five years. On April 5, 1961, Anna married a man she and Peter had known in Macon.

Johnson wrote that the Northfield house was filled with “antiques from the estate of Episcopal Bishop Henry B. Whipple and furniture and ojets d’art reputed to be from castle of the mad King Ludwig of Bavaria.” But it seems Anna found less pleasure in material goods as she aged. Among passages Anna had copied out from works that had meaning for her was this one from Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Siege: “This I do, being mad;/ Gather baubles about me,/ Sit in a circle of toys, and all the time/Death beating the door in.” Anna remained in Northfield until her death on May 21, 1971, at the age of 85, a few weeks after a fall. She is buried beside Peter Olesen in Sakatah Cemetery in Waterville.

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The Strange Saga of Anna and Chester Burge The marriage announcement in the April 13, 1961, Northfield News said that Anna Dickie Olesen’s new husband, Chester Burge, was a retired investment broker who “spends much of his time in travel, having visited Europe 12 times.” On April 20, Carleton’s president Larry Gould wrote a letter to Anna at her Northfield home after the newlyweds visited his office: “It is always reassuring to see people so obviously happy and your perennial good spirits seemed at their best. I am sure you will have many happy years together.” It was not to be.

neighborhood? Was it coincidence that the Burges’ sentrylike squawking pet parrot had been found bleeding and dying in its cage the previous afternoon? Did it mean anything when Mary paid off her neighborhood grocery account earlier than usual saying, “I want to get everything in order,” as if she knew something would happen? Had Burge somehow managed to sneak out of the hospital to kill his wife? Had he contracted someone else to do the deed? If so, what was his motive?

The August 29, 1963, Northfield News had a picture of the Burges’ ten-bedroom home in Palm Beach, Florida. At 3:30 a.m. on Oct. 7, 1963, this house exploded and Chester Burge died of his extensive burns. There were rumors the explosion may have been intentional. Some even felt that Burge had “gotten what he deserved.”

The police thought Mary, in whose name much of their holdings were, was interfering with his plans to finance a future with one of his male lovers. Burge was put on trial after hiring a topnotch legal team for $50,000 and was acquitted of murder when the jury was able to overlook his character flaws, believing there was not enough evidence against him. But he was found guilty of another charge: sodomy with his African American chauffeur, Louis Roosevelt Johnson.

Burge’s story is told in Richard Jay Hutto’s book, A Peculiar Tribe of People: Murder and Madness in the Heart of Georgia, published in 2011. Hutto, who served Thus, when Anna maras White House Apried Chester Burge on pointments Secretary to April 5, 1961, the newlythe Carter family and is weds were awaiting word a historian of the Gilded on that appeal. Anna Age, lives in Macon, told reporters, “I know Georgia. He relates the the whole story about sordid, not gilded, tale the Macon case. Nothing of Burge, the black sheep has been concealed. The outcast of the wealthy other charges are false, Dunlap family of Maand we will fight it to the When Anna and Peter Olesen moved to Macon, Georgia, in 1949, they became friends with Chester and Mary Burge. Chester and Mary staged con, who got his money U.S. Supreme Court.” this April 27, 1949, photo of themselves to publicize a planned trip to as a bootlegger (serving She declared, “Mr. Europe. Chester and Anna were married within a year of the death of Peter a year in prison) and and the strangulation of Mary in 1960. Chester (slumlord, bootlegger, black Burge is one of the finest slumlord who preyed sheep of a wealthy Macon family) was tried for Mary’s murder. The truth-is- gentlemen I have ever upon indigents. Chester stranger-than-fiction story is in Richard Jay Hutto’s 2011 book, A Peculiar known.” Tribe of People: Murder and Madness in the Heart of Georgia. Photo courlatched onto a remainHutto asks the obvious tesy of the Middle Georgia Archives, Washington Memorial Library, Macon, Georgia. ing rich relative, got her question, “What would to rewrite her will in his lead a woman of Anna family’s favor and, when she conveniently and perhaps suspi- Dickie Olesen’s accomplishments to marry Chester Burge, 18 ciously died three days later, acquired wealth and attempted, years her junior, tried for his own wife’s murder, convicted unsuccessfully, to acquire social prestige with his wife Mary of sodomy, and awaiting an appeal?” What hold did Chester as well. have on her? Years earlier, Anna had helped the Burges carry On the morning of May 12, 1960, while Chester was in the hospital after hernia surgery, the Burge family maid found the body of Mary Burge in her bed. She had been strangled and the medical examiner said that the finger on which she wore her large diamond was “almost severed from the hand, apparently in an effort to remove the ring.” Was it a robbery? Could the killers have been the Ku Klux Klan, which had gathered on the Burge lawn two weeks before to protest Chester renting to a black family in a white

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out a kidnapping of her own granddaughter, Anne Gerin, to marry John Burge, the son of Chester and Mary. Anna finally helped Anne flee from that situation. (Yes, this is stranger than fiction.)

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This picture of the Palm Beach home of Chester Burge and Anna Dickie Olesen Burge appeared in the Northfield News of August 29, 1963. Thirty-nine days later, with Anna back at their Northfield home, this house exploded at 3:30 a.m. on Oct. 7. Chester Burge ran from the house in flames and died shortly thereafter of his burns. Accident or murder? Some felt Chester “had it coming.” Anna lived out her life in Northfield, dying on May 21, 1971, at the age of 85. Courtesy of the Northfield Historical Society and the Northfield News.

“a very loyal person to whomever she was committed.” John Gerin’s sister Anne, the one who had been kidnapped, agreed Chester swept Anna off her feet and that both of them “lit up a room when they come in and everybody notices.” When the Georgia Court of Appeals heard arguments in May, the sodomy conviction was overturned for lack of corroborating evidence that the chauffeur was coerced. Anna and Chester were free to pursue their shared love of material possessions, including antiques and fine furnishings, in Northfield and in Florida. They sold a house in Boca Raton to attempt social climbing in Palm Beach in the grand beach house where Burge met his fate. Hutto recounts a “frantic” trip Anna took in August of 1963 to Macon to inquire about Chester’s past in which she took the advice of both the police and a psychiatrist from the murder trial to go to her home to Minnesota rather than return to Palm Beach. The caption of the August 29 Northfield News picture of the Palm Beach home indicates she did go to Palm Beach in August. But, at any rate, she was back in Northfield at the time of the explosion on October 7. The Macon News reported that the roof was blown off by the explosion, with glass scattered in all directions. A patrolman saw Burge running across the front lawn, aflame. Burge died, horribly burned, in the hospital. A gas heater leakage was suspected, but Hutto discovered “the gas had not even been turned on at the location that was first suspected of being the

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source of the fire.” There are indications it could have been a professional hit with dynamite. Hutto, for one, believes Chester had Mary killed, whether he was present at the actual murder or not. Could the explosion be linked to that murder? Two unidentified men visited Chester at the hospital the night Mary was killed. Had they been hired by Chester? Did they seek revenge when he did not pay them? Those questions, along with many other conundrums in this book about a “peculiar tribe of people,” remain unanswered. Hutto, a ninth generation Georgian, chose an intriguing epigraph by Flannery O’Connor for his book: “I have found that anything that comes out of the South is going to be called grotesque … unless it is grotesque, in which case it is going to be called realistic.” What does one say about the strange saga of Minnesotan Anna Dickie Olesen, who went from iconic empowered female to wife of the notorious Chester Burge? As Hutto e-mailed me, “I can’t wrap my head around the concept of Anna’s being wrapped up with this warped man.” Neither can I. My thanks to author Richard Jay Hutto for his assistance with this fascinating and ultimately perplexing Historic Happenings subject.

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Clubs, Classes and More… Cannon River Winery – 507/263-7400 • cannonriverwinery.com

Uncorked. Open Wines. Open Minds. – Apr. 17, 6-8pm – $25 for a flight of 5 wines and a two-hour educational chat with our winemaker, Daron Ford. Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota – crossingsatcarnegie.com, 507/732-7616 Classes in the arts for preschoolers through adults. Crossings Summer Camps Registration Open: One- and two-week, half- and whole-day experiences in all the arts, ages three through high school. Draw your avatar, knit and sew, build a battle robot, practice performance magic, experience improv or musical theater, learn to throw pottery on the wheel, sculpt in metal or found objects, hand build clay faces, learn the art of printmaking, and more! Full details online, or email publicity@crossingsatcarnegie.com to request a brochure. Sign up online or call to register. Camp fees $128-$238. Just Food Co-op, Northfield – 507/650-0106 Mondays: Knitting Night, 7-9pm, 507/645-6331 – knit, chat, share ideas and get help. Bringing Balance to Your Budget – Apr. 14, 6:30-7:30pm – encourages developing a budget and identifying financial goals, understanding the balance between spending, saving and borrowing. $3, sign up online. Baby and Mama Wellness – Apr. 16, 6:30-7:30pm – Chiropractor Jeremy Ackerson will be talking all things baby and mama wellness. Whether you’re currently pregnant or have a new baby – this is the class for you. $5, sign up online. Green Living and Green Cleaning with Organic Essential Oils – Apr. 21, 6:30-8pm – Spend an evening learning how Veriditas Botanicals Organic Essential Oils can help you live more green. $15 member/$17 non-member. Sign up online. Retirement: Making your Money Last – Apr. 28, 6:30-7:30pm – Considerations/trade-offs when developing a withdrawal strategy – working longer, spending less and delaying social security. $3, sign up online. Lakeville Area Arts Center – 952/985-4640 Find art-related classes at lakevilleareaartscenter.com

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Northfield Arts Guild – 507/645-8877

Dance to the music! – Ballet, modern, folk, tap, ballroom, Mexican folklórico: The Arts Guild has it all for ages five years and up. Too young to dance? Bring your tots to Music Together instead.

Northfield Buddhist Meditation Center – Children’s Circle Class (ages 3-9), Sundays, 3-4pm. Children and their parents

meditate, do yoga and learn about Buddhism in a fun, peaceful atmosphere of exploration. Everyone welcome. Northfield Garden Club – thenorthfieldgardenclub.org Northfield Senior Center – northfieldseniorcenter.org 507/664-3700. Programs for active older adults in a premier fitness facility with an indoor pool and certified fitness instructors. Bike club, hiking trips, ping pong, nutrition talks, art classes, writing classes, card groups, dining center, fitness classes and more. Northfield Yarn – 507/645-1330 – Open Stitching, Thursdays, 6-8pm. Bring a project and share in the fun. Free. Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault – 507/332-7372, paradisecenterforthearts.org. Throwing on the Wheel for Adults – Sundays Apr. 12-May 31, 6-8pm – Students will learn to center, throw and trim on the wheel to create bowls and cups. Whether you are new to the wheel or a returning student there will be many things to learn. Each student will have the opportunity to glaze their own work during the final session. Instructor: Melissa Henning. $112 members, $144 non-members, $39 supplies. Prairie’s Edge Humane Society –

prairiesedgehs.org, 507/664-1035 Prairie Pond Winery – 105 Main St E, New Prague, 952/758-7850, prairiepondwinery.com River Bend Nature Center, Faribault, 507/332-7151, rbnc.org Spring has sprung. On Apr. 1 the Lifelong Learning seniors program will learn about maple syruping. The monthly OWLS luncheon program for seniors will feature Carol Johnson of the Bluebird Recovery Program of Minnesota on Apr. 15. The Homeschool Program will learn about the survival of plants and animals on Apr. 27 and the Nature Book Club will meet on Apr. 28. For more info or to register for any River Bend Nature Center program, visit www.rbnc.org.

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31 3rd Street NE. Faribault, MN 55021, 507/334-5868, alexanderssupperclub.com, Tues-Sat 11am-9pm, Sunday 9am8pm, Brunch 9am-1pm. Fine supper club dining, featuring menu by acclaimed Twin Cities Chef Ian Gray. Fresh ingredients, classic and innovative cooking techniques and an eye toward great food at an affordable price. Steak, salmon, and walleye, chicken, burgers, and a selection of fine wines and beer. Archer House Bittersweet Cafe

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212 Division St, Northfield, MN 55057, 507/645-5661, Mon-Fri 7am-7pm, Sat/Sun 7am-5pm. Organic fair trade coffee, fresh baked goods including their famous popovers and cinnamon sugar popovers, oatmeal, breakfast bagel sandwiches, sandwiches, soup and desserts including Bridgeman’s Super Premium Ice Cream. Chapati

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Contented Cow

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214 Division St., Northfield • 507/645-2462 • chapati.us Cuisine of India. Variety of curry and Tandoori entrees including a large selection of vegetarian items. Wine and beer. 302 Division St. S., Northfield • contentedcow.com • 3pm-close British-style pub with authentic British specialties and a variety of soups, salads and sandwiches. Extensive patio overlooking the Cannon River. Great selection of imported and domestic draft beer and a full selection of wine and spirits.

field.com • 507/645-8912 • Feb-Apr: 10am-9pm, May-Aug: 10am10pm, Sep-Oct: 10am-9pm – Dairy Queen treats and cake, homemade or southern style BBQ brisket sandwiches and famous juicy Polish hotdogs. Home of the Blizzard. Dawn’s Corner Bar

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El Tequila

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Railway Street, Dundas • (507) 663-0593 Mon-Fri, 9am-1 -am, Sat 8am-1am, Su 9am- 6pm – Full Menu with salad bar. Burgers and daily specials. Cold Beer. Breakfast Buffet Saturday and Sunday. Happy hour 3:30 to 6 pm. 1010 Hwy. 3 S. • 664-9139 • 11 a.m. -10 p.m., ­Northfield – ­Family restaurant offering authentic Mexican cuisine as well as wonderful margaritas and more.

Fireside Lounge and Supper Club – 37540 Goodhue Ave., Dennison

507/645-9992 • firesidelounge.net – Tue-Sun 10am-close, closed Mon. A menu to satisfy all tastes, from burgers and sandwiches to steaks and shrimp dinners. Friday night fish special, Saturday night prime rib special and Sat/Sun breakfast specials. Like FiresideLoungeSupperClub on Facebook and receive a coupon for a free appetizer – limited time offer. Froggy Bottoms River Pub

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307 S. Water St., Northfield • 507/301-3611 • Tue-Wed 11am-10pm, Thu-Sat 11-1am, Sun 11am-9pm. Closed Mondays. – Upper-class bar food including appetizers, salads, burgers and more. Open for lunch and dinner. Entrees starting at 5pm.

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KYMN Radio ���������������������������29 L&M Bar and Grill ��������������������� 2 Lakeville Area Arts Center �������40 Lampert Lumber..........................7 Landmark Homes........................6 Larson’s Printing ������������������������ 5 Left Field ������������������������������������ 5 Mabel’s Draperies Part II..........10 Mandarin Garden.......................33 Maria’s Catering and Taco Hut Concession ������48 The Merlin Players....................27 Kathy Miller, Watercolors.........33 MN Hardwood Floor Renewal ��� 7 Mr. JST......................................10 Northfield Arts Guild ����������������32 Northfield Construction Company ���������������������������������� 9 Northfield Earth Day Contradance..............................5 Northfield Garden Club...............6 Northfield Historical Society.....19 Northfield Hospital & Clinics ���������������������������������� 3 Northfield Lines ������������������������20 Northfield Liquor Store ������������34

Northfield Olive Oils & Vinegars �����������������������������25 Northfield Public Access Television...................45 Northfield Retirement Community.............................28 Paradise Center for the Arts ������� 16 Prairie’s Edge Humane Society ���������������������30 Professional Pride Realty �����������������������inside back Quarterback Club ���������������������21 The Rare Pair ������������������������������ 2 Red Wing Olive Oils & Vinegars �����������������������������25 The Reiland Team �������inside front River Bend Nature Center ��������31 St. Olaf Bookstore.....................36 Salon Synergy Organic Studio �48 Schmidt Homes Remodeling ���10 The Sketchy Artist ��������������������24 Specialized Floor Coverings ������ 7 Jan Stevens, Realtor ������������������� 6 Tagg 2........................................24 Brian Trebelhorn, Realtor..........13 Welcome Services ��������������������20 Witt Bros., Service, Inc ������������20

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The HideAway Coffeehouse & Wine Bar

421 Division St., Northfield • 507/664-0400 Mon-Fri, 6am-10pm, Sat-Sun 7am-10pm – Cozy bistro atmosphere serving unique appetizers and sandwiches. Coffee drinks, wine and beer specialties. J. Grundy’s Rueb ‘N’ Stein

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503 Division St., Northfield • ruebnstein.com • 507/645-6691 11am-close – Great burgers and famous Ruebens. Casual relaxing atmosphere. Huge selection of imported and domestic beers, fine spirits and wines. Game room, happy hour 3:30-6pm, Karaoke on Fridays at 9pm. L&M Bar & Grill

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224 Railway St. N, Dundas • 507/645-8987 – Great burgers, cold beer, pizza, breakfast cooked to order and daily lunch & dinner specials. The friendly place to go in Dundas. Mandarin Garden Restaurant

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107 East 4th St., Northfield 507/645-7101 – ­MandarinGardenNorthfield.com, Lunch: Wed-Fri 11:30am-2pm, Dinner: Tue-Thu 4:30-9pm. Fri/Sat, 4:30-10pm. Authentic Peking and Szechuan cuisine, freshly prepared, dine-in or takeout, since 1981. The Ole Store Restaurant – 1011 St. Olaf Ave., Northfield

olestorerestaurant.com • 507/786-9400 – Mon-Th 11am-9pm, Fri/ Sat 11am-10pm (breakfast: Sat 7am-12pm, Sun 7am-1pm) – Contemporary dining with neighborhood charm. Relax at a table with linens and fresh flowers or sit in our cozy lounge. A full menu including appetizers, rustic flatbread pizzas, salads, soups, entrees, steaks, fresh seafood, sandwiches and gourmet desserts. Reservations available. Pub 31

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31 3rd Street NE. Faribault, MN 55021 (lower level of Alexander’s Supper Club), 507/334-8831, alexanderssupperclub.com, Tue-Sat 3pm-close, Closed Sun/Mon (kitchen until 10pm Tue/Thu, until 11pm Fri/Sat). Twenty ice cold tap beers, pub style food and live entertainment Fridays and Saturdays.

Quality Bakery and Coffee Shop – 410 Division St., Northfield,

507/645-8392 – Opens 6 a.m. Tue-Sat – Owned and operated by the Klinkhammer family since 1949. Quality baking from scratch using delicious family recipes with no preservatives. Custom cakes, homemade breads, donuts, pies, cookies, espresso, lunch and more. Quarterback Club

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116 3rd St. W., Northfield • 507/645-7886 • Mon-Sat 6am-9pm, Sun 10:30am-8pm – Family friendly dining in Northfield for 37 years. House specialties include broasted chicken, BBQ ribs and flame-broiled hamburgers.

Schweich Bar & Hotel – 632 2nd St., Kenyon • schweichhotel.com

507/789-5800 • 11am-11pm with kitchen hours 11am-9pm, daily. Grease-free cooking, signature 30-mile Reuben, pulled pork/turkey sandwiches with creamy coleslaw & baked beans. Take their party shuttle bus to a destination worth traveling to; you’ll enjoy yourself, they’ll drive. Tandem Bagels – 317 Division St., Northfield • tandembagels.com

507/786-9977 – Mon-Fri 7am-5:30pm, Sat 7am-5pm, Sun 7:30am4pm. Genuine kettle-boiled and hearth-baked bagels. Made-from-scratch baked goods. Breakfast and lunch bagel sandwiches. Hot toasted specialty sandwiches. Fresh, seasonal, local and organic ingredients. Quality, soulful food in an inviting setting, leaving a small carbon footprint with ecofriendly serving materials. The Tavern of Northfield – 212 Division St., Northfield • 507/663-

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