Thanks to Jerry Smith and Kaylin Hreha for the interest in my little spring project. Kaylin interview me last week for this article and it ran last Saturday. I also wanted to thank Kathy Ness at the Library for assisting in the coming-and-going of Norhians and Hayes Scriven at the Northfield Historic Society for lending me a bunch as well.
I’ve wanted to do this for many years and it was the advent of Facebook that allowed people to connect via my work. That’s what really kept me going.Read More
Shakopee, Minn. (Aug. 1, 2011) – The celebrity “Race for Courage” was held Sunday, July 31, at Raceway Park in Shakopee, Minn. Eleven local celebrities got behind the wheels of stock cars to race against each other in a fun and speedy “awareness driver” for Cars for Courage, Courage Center’s vehicle donation program. Participating personalities included:Read More
That’s right. It took me about 3 months of scanning, but I did it.
I always wanted to somehow harvest all of the names and faces in a yearbook, but with Facebook and new digital ways, it seemed a waste to have this “social resource” sitting on the shelf.
How many times have you gone to your yearbooks over the years to look up the face of someone you went to school with or just to reminisce? We’ll if you are like me, you’ve hit the mother-load!Read More
I few weeks ago I took my daughter Rylie to the Mall of America during the day for a father-daughter outing. I had taken off the day and she was on spring break. We went to eat at the “Rainforest Cafe” and then to the “Underwater World Adventures” then to the “Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park”. This used to be the old “Camp Snoopy”. We started on a few rides and eventually landed on the log roller coaster. This is the one where the log/boat floats throughout the ride and you end in a watery fall. Well, we rode this one so many times, the operators almost knew us by name. We knew every turn and when every creepy dude would jump out. Oh, we also got more and more wet as the day went on.
Well, as we were walking out to the ramp to go home, Rylie was holding my hand and said “Dad, this has been the best day of my whole life”. I replied, “life will only get better and better too.” It was a great day!Read More
This past Saturday, Chris Adebury of the Minnesota Twins Radio Network aided an interview over their state work network featuring Tim Freeland. Tim spoke about the role of baseball and it’s tradition in our community, mentioning college ball, Northfield Knight/Dundas Duke rivalry, along with Dukes ace Pastor Charlie Ruud. He also mentioned the recent visit of Joe Mauer to town during the Spring Twins Caravan and the popularity of Northfields Defeat of Jesse James Days celebration.Read More