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Join us Thursday mornings at 8:20 for Minnesota Reads on Northland Morning, featuring Minnesota authors talking about their work. Funding provided in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

MN Reads: "Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaaabekong" by Linda LeGarde Grover

Linda LeGarde Grover has turned her hand to telling some old stories in her latest book, Gichigami Hearts Stories and Histories from Misaabekong: some imagined, some from her family's history.

In part, she says, because she's come to believe "we're reliving the old-time stories every day."

Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaabekong by Linda LeGarde Grover is published by the University of Minnesota Press.

The gorgeous cover art for her book was done by master beadwork artist Jessica Leigh Gokey, and you can find out more about her work here, and on Facebook.

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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