Minnesota 101

ISBN: 978-0-9810941-8-2

Authors: Jan Matthews, Kate Dohman, Amanda Fretheim Gates, Kristal Leebrick and Ruth Weleczki

Everything you wanted to know about Minnesota and were going to ask anyway

"I read this book from cover to cover. I simply believe that every Minnesotan should read it, because what's inside this book is inside all of us—from the way we speak, to the jokes we tell, to the foods we bring to church."
—Marshall Independent

"The pages practically turn themselves and contain some of the most entertaining tidbits of Minnesota Trivia ever gathered between two book covers. It is a fascinating treasure trove."
— Eddie Pelkey, Moose Lake Star Gazette


So what's in Minnesota 101? Well everything from the wooly mammoth to French exploration, British rule and the post-Revolution government, to snow, snow and more snow, SPAM and Betty Crocker and profiles of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garrison Keillor, and the Farmer-Labor party, no book is more comprehensive. No book is more fun.

Well-known Minnesotans weigh in on one of the nation's most livable states. Crime historian Paul Maccabee spills the beans on gangsters in Minnesota, meteorologist Paul Douglas lays out the North Star states' most outstanding weather events, Annette Atkins showcases five important moments in Minnesota's history, and food celebrity Andrew Zimmern dishes on hot dish and other favorites. From great parks, Minnesota slang, outstanding theatre to Nobel Prize winners, astronauts and Minnesota "nice," it's all here.

Whether you're a lifelong resident or a first-time visitor to the Gopher State, there is no more complete book about Minnesota. If you love Minnesota, you'll love Minnesota 101.