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Must See Towns On The Spanish Mediterranean Coast

Maria Duenas, author of The Heart Has It’s Reason from sister company Simon & Schuster, shares her must see towns on the Mediterranean Coast.

11/18/2014

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Mankato Writer Releases Horror Fiction Publication

An English instructor at Minnesota State University instructor has produced a literary magazine that focuses on the horror genre. Colin Scharf teamed up with a fellow writer based in Colorado to release “Spooklights,” which was published in August.

10/09/2014

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St. Thomas Academy Hall Named After Late Alumni Vincent J. Flynn

A hall at St. Thomas Academy now boasts the name of world famous author who’s an alumni of the Mendota Heights high school. Vincent J. Flynn Hall was dedicated on Friday, as he helped chair a campaign to build the new facility before dying of cancer earlier this year at the age of 47.

10/04/2013

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MN Native, Comedic Catholic Author Is A ‘Saint’ In New Book

St. Paul native and popular author Lino Rulli – who’s also a former WCCO-TV reporter – has a new book out. It’s called “Saint” and it’s another serving of Rulli’s humorous and irreverent take on religion and the Catholic Church. Rulli’s ability to make people laugh while talking about God has taken him far. He went from having a cable show in the Twin Cities, to reporting at WCCO, to his current job for the past seven years hosting a national daily Sirius radio show.

09/26/2013

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Vince Flynn’s Final Book ‘Postponed Indefinitely’

Publication of Vince Flynn’s unfinished novel is postponed indefinitely after the best-selling Minnesota author’s death last month. Flynn’s longtime editor, Emily Bestler, made the announcement Thursday.

07/26/2013

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Minn. Author Writes About Unrest In Egypt, Last Year

It has been a weekend of unrest and uncertainty in Egypt. The country’s military removed President Mohammed Morsi from office days ago but what happens next remains to be seen.

07/07/2013

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Funeral Set For Monday For Novelist Vince Flynn

A funeral Mass is being planned for Monday for best-selling Minnesota author Vince Flynn, creator of the Mitch Rapp counter-terrorism thriller series. A family statement says it will be held Monday morning at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

06/20/2013

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Minnesota Author Vince Flynn Dies At 47

Minnesota author Vince Flynn has died after a long battle with prostate cancer. Flynn has authored 15 novels, with the majority of them making it to the bestseller list.

06/19/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Lt. Col. Mark Weber — American Hero

On Sunday, June 2 , Lt. Col. Mark Weber was a guest on WCCO Sunday Morning. Weber had spoken six days earlier at the Memorial Day ceremony at Fort Snelling. His message of service and duty echoed through that beautiful spot. Hundreds applauded after he finished.

06/15/2013

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Hamline Prof Authors Book On Legislative Dysfunction

Why is it, that some lawmakers repeatedly try to pass legislation despite all evidence saying it’s destined to fail?

02/02/2013

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Book Teaches To Embrace Challenges In Life

“If only I could change just this one thing about myself or my life, I’d be happy.” Does that sound like something you’ve thought before?

01/30/2013

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Ventura Supporting Author Who Says Oswald Didn’t Shoot JFK

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has lent his high-profile support to an author who says she has proof Lee Harvey Oswald didn’t assassinate President John Kennedy.

12/04/2012

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‘Fifty Shades’ Author Coming To Minneapolis

“Fifty Shades of Grey” author E.L. James will soon make her first visits to two hotspots featured in her erotic trilogy: Seattle and Portland.

08/02/2012

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Good Question: Why Do eBooks Cost So Much?

Millions of Americans now get their books on Kindles, Nooks, or iPads, but there can be a sticker shock. New books can cost $12.99 or $14.99, which got us wondering: Why do eBooks cost so much? Good Question.

04/11/2012

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WCCO Interviews Best-Selling Author Who Battled Cancer

Writing a bestselling novel is tough enough, so just imagine doing it under deadline while battling cancer.

02/27/2012

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