A nice crowd showed up for a magic show performance by Tim Freeland on Dec 28th, 2012 at noon. There was a free will offering to benefit the Northfield Food Shelf and the Feed My Starving Children hunger relief programs.
Thanks to all of those who could make it today despite the snowy weather. Together we collected enough money to feed over 2000 meals to those starving in third world countries and donated to to local food shelf that supplies nourishing meals to 475 local families on a regular basis.Read More
I grew up with this Northfield Raider mascot on everything. It was on the basketball courts, painted through out the schools, on our jerseys, etc. It wasn’t until I was a junior or senior in high school did I think to question what it was or what it symbolized. I actually didn’t put two and two together about a “Raider” referring to the Jesse James Gang that raided our town in 1876. But why is he depicted of Asian decent? Who came up with this guy? There’s got to be some history out there about this. Please let me know if you have any guesses or historical background.Read More
A few weeks ago we had the Minnesota Twins annual Winter Caravan stop through Northfield. At work, we’re a broadcast affiliate and get a visit each year. We were surprised when we learned that this years tour included MVP super-star homeboy Joe Mauer! They went right to the middle school auditorium where 750 screaming fans were waiting. After a Q&A session they stopped back at the KYMN studios for an interview. Fox Sports North was also trailing them for a live webcast.
What an incredible experience for a life long Twins fan. I sat with Joe as he recorded some radio liners. I asked if I could take a pic with him (below). He’s a very humble and nice guy. Just like everyone said.Read More
We have been in town since 1981, but it was only in the last couple of years that I noticed the tree. By “the tree” I mean the giant cottonwood tree by the old metal bridge on Canada Ave., Northeast of Northfield. When the tree finally caught my eye I was totally amaze by the size of this “old man of the woods”. The base of the tree was hollowed out, but it still looked strong and not in danger of toppling.
When I would go out in the area to do some water monitoring for the Cannon River Watershed group, or to go fishing for monster catfish with my kids, or mushrooming I would brush by the tree and do what I often do to trees when I am alone in the woods (please promise you won’t tell anyone), I talk to them I pat them, or let their leaves or needles softly brush my hand, or feel the old, hardened bark that the years of sun, snow, and storms had wrinkled. I’m not quite sure if it because of reverence for the aging relics or some ancient druid throwback to “spirits in the oaks”, but I have always felt the life in these trees talk with me in some strange way. So for years, I talked with “the tree”.Read More
Here's a link to 3 videos of the girls. The first and second are Rylie's dance performance and Kayla's on November 20th, 2010 at the Northfield high school. This was the Northfield Hiliner & Just for Kix fundraiser. The 3rd is an interactive performance with the St Olaf Bell Choir and the kids in the audience at Bethel Lutheran Church on Halloween.Read More