November 23, 2017

In the Beginning was the Food and the Food was Good

It has finally happened; what started as a fun-thing-to-do in high school has taken over Ruth Bolstad’s life. The woman who turned a little league concession stand into a dining destination has opened a catering business that will not only bring her awe-inspiring food to your event, but also features a gathering space if you want to hold your meeting or event there. Take-Out Tuesday offers the option to bring some of her food home weekly. Check out the website for details. Ruth’s journey began when she accepted responsibility for the buying, preparing and serving the food for a high-school youth group’s weekend retreat. (That’s also when she understood why it’s called a “retreat”. She provided a treat for the group on the Friday when they arrived; she treated them to meals on Saturday and … [Read more...]

New Theatre to Open in November

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Aldi Store Now Open

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A Night at the Museum

Come and see history brought to life at the fith annual A Night at the Museum event, hosted by the Rice County Historical Society in its museum and historic outbuildings at 1814 NW Second Ave., from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7. This event will feature many costumed characters from Rice County’s past. These characters will come to life in the log cabin, the schoolhouse, Harvest and Heritage Halls and the Museum of History. There will also be flashlight tours offered in the Heritage and Harvest Halls where artifacts from early-day county businesses and farming equipment are kept. There will be horse-drawn wagon rides, food, and music around a crackling fire ring as well as a passport clue-hunt for children with prizes offered. Great fun for the whole family! The cost of this … [Read more...]

Dundas Dog Park

Greg Malecha and Lee skaar from Dundas dismantle the dog park entrance at the start of its make over … [Read more...]

THE KING with Cash and Diamonds

For fans young and old, if you have ever been to the popular Breezy Point Resort up north in Minnesota, you may have caught The Memories of Elvis Show ( on their dockside bar or if you have been to Dennison the past few years on Labor Day Weekend,  Chris Olson performs this entertaining tribute of The King, and will be bringing his talents and show back to DENNISON, MINNESOTA on Friday, September 1. Show time will be at 7:00p.m.  This will be a rain or shine event under the big top at the Fireside.This years show also has a new guest, bringing an additional voice to the stage,  saluting Johnny Cash and even some Neil Diamond. More about that a few paragraphs below. Chris Olson's life seems so inevitable. The hair, the eyes, the sneer, the stride, and the voice - "THAT … [Read more...]

St. Dominic School 7th Grader is Asked to Perform at the State Fair

Every year National History Day frames students' research within a historical theme.  The theme is chosen for the broad application to world, national, or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past.  This year's theme is Taking a Stand in History. The intentional selection of the theme for NHD is to provide an opportunity for students to push past the antiquated view of history as mere facts and dates and drill down into historical content to develop perspective and understanding. Anna Scheglowski, a 7th grader at St. Dominic School, created and performed Rosie the Riveter. Rosie is a cultural icon of the US representing the American women who worked in factories and shipyards during WWII, many of whom produced munitions and war supplies. These women … [Read more...]

Dundas Welcomes the New Dome

A 90,000-square-foot Dundas Sports Dome was erected in Dundas on November 10, which will offer a place for the community and youth to participate in sports during the colder winter months. The dome is 420 feet long, 215 feet wide and 75 feet tall. It is planned to be open until April 30. Open Dome Fee: $5 per session (anyone) ​Open Dome Punch Card Pass: $40 per 10 sessions (People bringing in equipment for activity) ​Open Dome Walking/Running Season Pass (November-April): $65 for winter season unlimited (No equipment allowed) The facility can be rented for events and games, and the schedule can be viewed online at There are open dome nights and most Wednesday nights feature an open dome night with … [Read more...]

Grandma’s in Dundas continues going strong

Grandma’s T.L.C. (Treasures, Love, Clothing) has been open for almost 2 years and is still going strong. Owner, Tammy Bess, continues living her dream by offering gently used items for purchase. The store offers very affordable clothes and toys, among other ‘treasures’. This store, however, is unlike many thrift stores. Tammy has created a unique and welcoming area for customers, with many well-designed displays. There is also separate rooms for the boys and girls, as well as a playroom. Tammy also buys items and takes donations by appointment - with any extra items being donated to Goodwill. Sales are announced on her Facebook page - The store is open Monday-Friday from 10-5 and Saturday from 9-5 and is located at 208 Country Road 1 which is across from the … [Read more...]

St. Dominic School Kicks Off Sales for Catholic Schools Raffle

How can you turn $5 into a brand-new SUV or $20,000 in cash? The students at St. Dominic School in Northfield know! As of January 13, they have been selling raffle tickets as part of the Catholic Schools Raffle. Just one $5 bill gives buyers the opportunity to win a 2017 Jeep Compass (or $20,000 in cash), vacation packages, cool gadgets or other great prizes totaling $40,000 in value. St. Dominic and the other 81 participating schools will keep 100 percent of every $5 ticket sold thanks to raffle sponsor Catholic United Financial. The St. Paul-based company covers the entire cost of the Raffle including prizes, ticket printing and promotional materials. “If you want to support your Catholic school, this is a great way to do it,” Catholic United President Harald Borrmann says. “Every … [Read more...]