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.


426 Pieces

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KUMD's Chris Harwood speaks with Eric Dregni, author of "For the Love of Cod: A Father and Son's Search for Norwegian Happiness," published in 2021...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2021
  • Length: 17:37
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Liz Granholm heard many stories about Rabbit and Otter's ricing trip when she was growing up. She took different lessons from each telling: the ne...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2021
  • Length: 11:32
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Ranae Hanson was already deeply committed to combating climate change when she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Then suddenly everything made s...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2021
  • Length: 19:35
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Journalists can get in a lot of trouble following their curiosity down the rabbit hole. And they can also have a lot of fun. Just ask Todd Melby,...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2021
  • Length: 13:07
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James Bird kind of likes to right - or write - past wrongs. When the director/screenwriter (We Are Boats, Honeyglue) decided to follow a longtime ...

  • Added: May 18, 2021
  • Length: 18:36
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KUMD's Chris Harwood talks with Klecko, baker and award-winning author, about his latest book, Lincolnland, published in 2021 by Paris Morning Publ...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2021
  • Length: 13:59
Caption: Illustration from "Why the Bear Has A Short Tail", Credit: SAM ZIMMERMAN
Sam Zimmerman is taking a class to re-learn his language, Ojibwemowin. He laughs his efforts are making his ancestors' ears bleed, but if Sam's an...

  • Added: May 04, 2021
  • Length: 15:55
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One look at the whimsical cover illlustration for Kao Kalia Yang's Yang Warriors, and you're pretty sure what it's going to be about: a band of plu...

  • Added: May 04, 2021
  • Length: 16:17
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Mary Casanova knew that there was talent and artistry - and mental illness - in her gene pool. So in her third Rainy Lake historical novel, she sp...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2021
  • Length: 11:55
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Clare Cooley has lived through sexual assault, the suicide of a family member and the drug addiction of another. But all the way back to a trouble...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2021
  • Length: 16:57
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Leanne Betasamosake Simpson's Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies is a book that was written first for Ojibwe speakers - not even those fluent in ...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2021
  • Length: 12:07
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Historian Brenda Child has been on a mission since she read Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto (1969) by Vine Deloria Jr. and Dee Brown...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2021
  • Length: 15:54
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Nellie Frances was another woman like a lot of women in Minnesota. Quiet and self-effacing, but active in her community and her church, it's not ...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2021
  • Length: 17:39
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Then-22 year old Natalie Warren and her friend Ann Raiho took a 2,000-mile journey by paddle from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay in 2011. But ten years...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2021
  • Length: 14:30
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When Laura Sulentich Frederickson was a little girl, she felt sorry for her dad's birthday being so close to the winter solstice. After all, kids ...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2021
  • Length: 07:51
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Craft beer exploded on the scene a few years back and Duluth proudly claimed it's place front and center.

  • Added: Feb 10, 2021
  • Length: 13:28
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Even if we weren't facing a winter indoors, staring at (or climbing) the same four walls, we'd probably appreciate Patrice Johnson's new Land...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 16:08
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Gary Boelhower is Duluth's poet laureate, a long-time teacher of ethics ... and a grampa. So it's no surprise that he's been spending a lot of t...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2021
  • Length: 16:27
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Chances are the two or three wolves who wandered over the ice from Minnesota or Canada to Isle Royale 60-some years ago were just looking for som...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2021
  • Length: 15:18