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After writing four editions herself, Anne Arthur invited her daughter Signy Sherman to collaborate on the the latest.
A new National Geographic book by Stephanie Pearson is rooted in her childhood exploring Duluth's Hartley Park.
Larry Cole tells of his journey as a farm kid and athlete for the Granite Falls Kilowatts to playing in five Super Bowls and 26 playoff games as a stalwart of the Dallas Cowboys and the team's "Doomsday Defense." He brought the competitive spirit he showed on the field to business and built a successful career as a real estate developer.
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Eric Chandler's poetry reflects on his runs, hikes and paddles.

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Hanson was born and raised in Perham, where he honed the athletic skills that drove his career. Ryan Christiansen, an author and professor at North Dakota State University, wrote "Border Boys" to honor Hanson and the handful of other American football players who went on to play professionally in Canada, transforming the way the sport was played.
St. Cloud author and entrepreneur Hudda Ibrahim published her third book and second children's book, "Lula Wants to Wear a Badge," on Jan. 18, 2022. Ibrahim, who is Somali, wants the book to show young Muslim children — and all children for that matter — that they can be anything they want to be when they grow up.
Author Chuck Brown of Olivia creates rural Minnesota characters and places that seem all too real, and are also funny, thanks to his knack for satire and humor. His hometown might be grateful that the Coen brothers had not discovered his writings when they created a movie which takes its name from a different locale.
Chuck Dowdle, 93, was a teacher in Perham in the early 1950's. Now, he's a published author living in California. His latest book, "Twin Lights," is a rewrite of his life's greatest loss, lived out in Perham, and tells a totally different life story set here.
The restaurateur collaborated with regional artists to create her colorful first cookbook, which was published in November 2021.
Doug Lodermeier, of Edina, Minnesota, recently published “Minnesota Duck Calls – yesterday’s and today’s folk artists Volume 2” and “Minnesota Duck Decoys – yesterday’s and today’s folk artists Volume 2.”

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The influential and controversial writer's "Iron John" sparked the so-called "men's movement."
Three of his novels, “Hatchet,” “Dogsong” and “The Winter Room” won prestigious Newbery honors. “Hatchet,” Paulsen’s story of a 13-year-old boy living alone in the woods, became a staple of school reading programs and inspired many young people to explore the outdoors. Paulsen died Wednesday.
In today's "Minding Our Elders" column, Carol discusses "The Empowered Caregiver" and the information in this recently published book.

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