CAPITOL CHATTER Minnesota limits walnut wood imports
Walnut wood is no longer allowed into Minnesota if it comes from 11 states with thousand cankers disease.
Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson announced the quarantine to prevent the disease fr... Posted on 8/11/11 at 5:19 PM
Powerful military nation decides its time to teach a lesson to small Moslem nation, certain that its people will welcome the enlightened country’s victory over outmoded religious country whose time had come and gone centuries before.
I’ve read quite a few books in my day, but it always amazes me when I read yet another and I realize I’ve most certainly not read enough. Once again this became apparent when I recently read “Magnifico,” by Miles J. Unger (Simon & Schuster, $32).
Minnesota is busting out all over in the book world. Let’s start with one newcomer and one oldtimer.
Minnesotan M.E. Smith has worked in the field of clinical research for pharmaceutical companies for nine years. He has also worked as an FBI investigator.
Here we are in the shadow of the Oscars and here I am with two books about the movie industry that you may want to peruse.
First is “Not the Girl Next Door,” by Charlotte Chandler (Simon & Schuster, $26). This one’s about actress Joan Crawford.
After making international news with its book “The Artist’s Brush,” Mid-List Press, the not-for-profit publisher in Minneapolis, is out with a new book, the winner of its annual First Series Award for Poetry.
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