From Native Americans, the fur trade, and French exploration to British rule and Independence, and the largest mass execution in U.S. history to profiles of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garrison Keillor, HHH, SPAM, and Betty Crocker, 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, Howard Mohr tells us five ways even you can talk like a Minnesotan, Annette Atkins gives up the five things that make Minnesota Minnesota, and celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern dishes on hotdish and other favorites. From great parks, Minnesota shorthand, and outstanding theater to Nobel Prize winners, astronauts, and Minnesotanice,” 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.
"Too bad I didn't have this book a year ago. It's a quick guide to the state with more than 10,000 lakes (11,842 if you are counting). And it has some pretty good information for newcomers and for longtime residents who just don't know as much about the great state of Minnesota as they think." Faribault Daily News" "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." Star Gazette" "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 usfrom the way we speak, to the jokes we tell, to the foods we bring to church." Marshall Independent"