Minnesota 101: Everything You Wanted to Know About Minnesota and Were Going to Ask Anyway

Minnesota 101: Everything You Wanted to Know About Minnesota and Were Going to Ask Anyway

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Minnesota 101: Everything You Wanted to Know About Minnesota and Were Going to Ask Anyway by Kristal Leebrick, Ruth Weleczki, Katie Dohman, Amanda Fretheim Gates

From Native Americans, the fur trade, and French exploration to British rule and Independence, and the largest mass execution in U.S. history to profiles of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garrison Keillor, HHH, SPAM, and Betty Crocker, no book is more comprehensive. No book is more fun.
Well-known Minnesotans weigh in on one of the nation’s most livable states. Crime historian Paul Maccabee spills the beans on gangsters in Minnesota, Howard Mohr tells us five ways even you can talk like a Minnesotan, Annette Atkins gives up the five things that make Minnesota Minnesota, and celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern dishes on hotdish and other favorites. From great parks, Minnesota shorthand, and outstanding theater to Nobel Prize winners, astronauts, and Minnesota“nice,” it’s all here.
Whether you're a lifelong resident or a first-time visitor to the Gopher State, there is no more complete book about Minnesota. If you love Minnesota, you'll love Minnesota 101.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780981094182
Publisher: MacIntyrePurcell Publishing, Inc
Publication date: 10/01/2010
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 817,886
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jan Matthews is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience as a writer and editor for national consumer and trade publications.

Katie Dohman is a freelance writer and editor who has contributed to such publications as Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Mpls.St.Paul Weddings, and Maui No Ka Oi Magazine. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. Amanda Fretheim Gates is a writer who has contributed to such publications as Meetings: Minnesota's Hospitality Journal, Twin Cities Living, and Where Twin Cities magazine. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Kristal Leebrick is a freelance writer who contributes regularly to the Twin Cities Daily Planet. She has written several history books for children and biographies as well of NASCAR racers Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. Ruth Weleczki is a writer and editor who has worked for such publications as the Utne Reader, St. Paul Pioneer Press, and Twin Cities Reader. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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