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MN Reads: "A Common Thirst" by Gary Boelhower, Illustrated by Sarah Brokke

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 time thinking about "the common good."

So when those thoughts manifested themselves as a book for children,  he put another of his core beliefs into action: "the best things happen when there's more than one mind and heart workin' at something."

A Common Thirst, by Gary Boelhower and illustrated by Sarah Brokke, is published by Beaver's Pond Press.

Lisa Johnson started her broadcast career anchoring the television news at her high school and spinning country music at KWWK/KOLM Radio in Rochester, Minnesota. She was a reporter and news anchor at KTHI in Fargo, ND (not to mention the host of a children's program called "Lisa's Lane") and a radio reporter and anchor in Moorhead, Bismarck, Wahpeton and Fergus Falls.Since 1991, she has hosted Northland Morning on KUMD. One of the best parts of her job includes "paying it forward" by mentoring upcoming journalists and broadcasters on the student news team that helps produce Northland Morning. She also loves introducing the different people she meets in her job to one another, helping to forge new "community connections" and partnerships.Lisa has amassed a book collection weighing over two tons, and she enjoys reading, photography, volunteering with Animal Allies Humane Society and fantasizing about farmland. She goes to bed at 8pm, long before her daughter, two cats, or three dogs.
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