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 Jan Matthews, Katie Dohman, Amanda Fretheim Gates, Kristal Leebrick

From the wooly mammoth, British rule, and the post-Revolutionary government to snow, SPAM, and Betty Crocker, this is a comprehensive book on all things Minnesota, the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Well-known Minnesotans such as crime historian Paul Maccabee, meteorologist Paul Douglas, history professor and author Annette Atkins, and food celebrity Andrew Zimmern weigh in on one of the nation’s most livable states. Profiles of writers F. Scott Fitzgerald, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Garrison Keillor are also included. The guide runs the gamut of facts on the Gopher State—including great parks, Minnesota slang, outstanding theater, Nobel Prize winners, resident astronauts, and Minnesota “nice”—and is perfect for both the lifelong resident and the first-time visitor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781926916040
Publisher: MacIntyrePurcell Publishing, Inc
Publication date: 10/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 627,003
File size: 5 MB

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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