MN Reads

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Author interviews connecting you with the latest books by Minnesota authors.

Find out who's writing in Minnesota on Minnesota Reads. The North 1033 spotlights books by Minnesota authors every week.


430 Pieces

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Writing a counting book for kids - how hard could it be? Phyllis Root, though, had other ideas. By the time she was done, she'd completed a down-...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 06:51
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Maybe "prophet" is too strong a word to describe Larry Stillday. Maybe "prescient" is a better one. When Larry Stillday died in May of 2014, he l...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 10:36
Caption: Since Andy's book doesn't technically have a jacket, he gave it one. And a hat.
Essayist and artist Andy Sturdevant joins us in the studio to weigh in on hotdish like a Rothko, Ralph's Corner Bar and the poignance of the Minne...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 10:39
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Author Mary Casanova has spent 35 years looking at Rainy Lake and its iconic lift bridge to Canada out of her living room windows. So it's not sur...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 07:57
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Former St. Paul Pioneer Press outdoors reporter Chris Niskanen provides a playful, insightful, surprising guide to all things Minnesotan, the p...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 10:11
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Our guest on this episode of MN Reads is Duluth author Margi Preus, whose new picture book, Storm's Coming! (2016, Minnesota Historical Society Pre...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2017
  • Length: 09:31
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The family affair that is author Lori Evert, National Geographic photographer Per Breiehagen and photogenic daughter Anja is back with a new advent...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 08:15
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Duluth's newly-minted poet laureate, Ellie Schoenfeld, reads from her work and talks poetry, pretension, community ... and the value of followin...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2016
  • Length: 09:14
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Wisconsin's poet laureate joins us this morning to read, among other things, the titular poem of Apprenticed to Justice

  • Added: Dec 02, 2016
  • Length: 11:38
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Bob King is a photographer by day in his job at the Duluth News Tribune, so perhaps it came as a bit of a surprise when he was head-hunted to write...

  • Added: Dec 02, 2016
  • Length: 07:58
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To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover and a bee. And revery. The revery alone will do if bees are few. ~ Emily Dickinson...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 09:18
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The story of Canada's most decorated Native soldier for bravery (and the most accomplished sniper in North American military history) is all at onc...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 12:04
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Linda LeGarde Grover's new collection of poetry, The Sky Watched: Poems of Ojibwe Lives, is not a collection of "pretty poems."

  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 07:16
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Eve and Gary Wallinga share their guide to the best waterfalls of Minnesota's North Shore, including ratings on hike difficulty, trail quality, th...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 08:09
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Duluth poet Julie Gard reads work from her NEMBA-nominated poetry collection Home Studies.

  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 06:11
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You can take the ranger out of the Iron Range ... but you can't take the Iron Range out of the ranger.

  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 05:52
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Rudy Senarighi's love of fishing can be traced back to two incidents.

  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 06:00
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Ava Finch is a character in her own right. And she's written a book called "Fishing with RayAnne," the story of a thirty-something former pro angl...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 08:33
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Linda Hatinen sets a gripping historical romance in the Esko of one hundred years ago.

  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 06:28
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The internet age means almost anyone can be a genealogist but memoirist Cathy LaForge Tonkin says stories are more than names and dates. ...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2016
  • Length: 08:54