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Accomplish With Kylie: Minnesota Reading Corps

The Minnesota Reading Corps is recruiting 1,400 reading tutors for the 2015-2016 school year. Reading tutors spend time in pre-kindergarten and elementary school classrooms helping children improve their skills with reading and vocabulary.

04/24/2015

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Best New Books For Spring Book Club Picks

Spring has sprung, the weather is (finally!) warming up, and we are excited gather over a glass of crisp white wine and discuss the seasons hottest books with our favorite girlfriends. Our sister company, Simon & Schuster, is celebrating the resurgence of sunshine and greenery with the book club picks to keep you and your club reading throughout cherry blossom season.

04/13/2015

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Wander Minnesota: Connecting Readers To Books

This week marks the arrival of a large literary conference in Minneapolis, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.

04/08/2015

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Best Book Club Picks For Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month and our sister company Simon & Schuster has put together a list of book club picks that celebrate female voices!

03/02/2015

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Therapy Dogs Help Young Students Learn To Read

Teachers across the metro area have discovered an innovative way to teach young kids how to read better and with more confidence. They are enlisting the help of therapy dogs. Dogs that have received special training to sit patiently with children, as the kids read aloud.

01/23/2015

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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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Little Free Libraries Popping Up In Twin Cities

In the past year hundreds of libraries have opened up in the Twin Cities. These libraries, however, are much small than traditional ones and are popping up in neighborhoods around the world.

10/02/2012

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Dogs Help Youngsters To Read

Reading is arguably one of the most important lessons learned in school, but literacy can be a challenge for some students.

08/11/2012

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Best Book Clubs To Join In The Twin Cities

Given the large number of colleges and universities in the Twin Cities, it isn’t surprising that they have helped produce a core of voracious readers, many who enjoy the social interaction of book clubs.

05/21/2012

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Lino Lakes Teacher Using ‘Horse Powered Reading’

Students having problems with reading now have a new, very unique classroom as an option: Horse powered reading.

04/25/2012

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Kids Catching On To E-Readers, Tech Books

Last year e-readers were at the top of a lot of people’s Christmas lists. In fact, right at the start of 2011, libraries started noticing more people checking out electronic books.

11/09/2011

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