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Good Question: Why Are We Reading More Books?

With all of the media available to us via television, smartphones and the Internet these days, reading books is still a favorite pastime. According to surveys, how much we read books has remained constant over the years and, in some cases, increased. In the 1950s, Gallup surveys show around 20 percent of Americans were presently reading a book. By the early 90s, the percentage jumped to 37 percent.

10/01/2014

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Excellent Educator: Valley View’s Heather Young

In the age of television, computers, and video games, it can be hard to get kids to put down the devices and pick up a book. But a teacher in Bloomington’s love of reading is so contagious, it’s rubbing off on her kids.

09/19/2014

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Owner Charged With Neglect After 15 Horses Found Dead

A horse owner in far southern Minnesota is facing multiple charges of neglect after as many as 15 of her animals were found dead at a farm near Worthington in late March, according to charges filed Wednesday in Nobles County Court.

04/02/2014

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15 Dead Horses Found On Nobles County Farm

Investigators found 15 dead horses on a Nobles County farm Tuesday afternoon. According to the Nobles County Sheriff’s office, the animals were found at a farm in Reading, which is near Worthington. Nine horses on the farm are still alive and in good condition.

03/28/2014

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MN Teen Awarded For Public Service Alongside Baseball Stars, Actors and Journalists

A Minnesota eighth grader with a love for reading and a passion for helping children received a prestigious national award for her accomplishment. Maria Keller, 13, won the Jefferson Award for public service for her non-profit Read Indeed.

03/21/2014

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Read Part Of Author William Kent Krueger’s ‘Ordinary Grace’

William Kent Krueger shares an excerpt from his book “Ordinary Grace.” The book is a story of murder in a small Minnesota town in the summer of 1961.

03/03/2014

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Kitchen Basics: Know Your Oven From The Joy Kitchen

Megan Scott, from Joy Of Cooking and the blog The Joy Kitchen, shares tips on how to know your oven.

12/19/2013

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Vegan Baking Recipes From The Skinny Bitch

Kim Barbouin, author of the Skinny Bitch series, shares her favorite vegan sweets recipes so you can bake up a storm.

09/25/2013

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Keillor To Read New Poetry Live In St. Paul

Author and radio host Garrison Keillor will read selections from his new book of poetry in St. Paul next month. Keillor will read from his book “O, What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound,” at the Fitzgerald Theater on Oct. 2 and 3.

09/21/2013

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Best Children’s Books For Back To School

Whether your child is off to their very first day of preschool, kindergarten, or off to middle school, our sister company, Simon & Schuster has a book that’s perfect to beat those first-day jitters.

08/05/2013

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Research: Reading, Solving Puzzles Help Keep You Mentally Fit

Reading and doing puzzles isn’t just fun, it’s also good for keeping your memory sharp. New research shows reading, writing, or other brain-stimulating activities like crossword puzzles helps people retain memory.

07/03/2013

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Best Specialty Bookstores In Minnesota

Six metro-area specialty bookstores reveal the diversity and richness of culture in Minnesota.

04/29/2013

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Twin Cities Ranked Among Nation’s Most Literate Cities

It is the best of times, and not the worst of times, for both Minneapolis and St. Paul. Especially since a new survey suggests quite a few Twin Cities residents would know what book that first sentence references.

02/07/2013

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Lawmakers To Weigh In On License Plate Readers

They’re on police cars and street lights, and they track where you’re driving.

01/25/2013

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Twin Cities Readers In Line With New Study

Even though it seems like every other day there’s a new reading device being launched, a lot of people still like the old fashion printed book.

10/23/2012

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