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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.
Earth Day will be celebrated in communities across the country this Friday, April 22. In Detroit Lakes, there will be an environmental fair hosted by the public library, starting at 10 a.m.
"Bluebirds are a symbol of happiness, and bookstores have always been my happy place," says Detroit Lakes resident Amy Erickson, discussing the choice of name for her new business, Bluebird Books. The independent local bookstore will open its doors at 813 Washington Avenue in mid-May.

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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.
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.
Detroit Lakes native pens second cookbook which features recipes to accommodate those with diabetes
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.
The "book vs. movie" debate about which is better — reading the original book, or the movie upon which it is based, or vice versa — has raged ever since the first film was adapted from a novel.

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The Detroit Lakes Public Library will be hosting its third installment of "Movie Musicals Through the Decades" this Thursday, Dec. 16, with a 2 p.m. screening of the MGM classic "Singin' in the Rain," starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor. The screening is free and open to the public.
Columnist Terri Schlichenmeyer ("The Bookworm Sez") takes a look at Mary Roach's "Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law," a recent nonfiction release from W.W. Norton & Company.
The restaurateur collaborated with regional artists to create her colorful first cookbook, which was published in November 2021.

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