After selling more than 1 million self-published e-books about trolls, vampires and murderous mermaids on her own, Austin native Amanda Hocking is finally releasing her first novel in print. Hocking is preparing to embark on a tour to promote her fantastical teen novel, "Wake," the first in a multi-book deal with publishing house St. Martin's Press.
Body of missing Mankato woman believed to have been found
A canoer found the body in a swamp near Eagle Lake Friday.
MN GOP endorses attorney general, secretary of state candidates
Kim Crockett was endorsed as the party's candidate for secretary of state, while Jim Schultz won the endorsement for attorney general.
Volunteer firefighter identified as man killed during Thursday storms
The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office confirmed that 63-year-old Ryan Erickson died when a grain bin fell on him.
Firm takes on case defending Taco Chon against Taco John's lawsuit
The local Mexican restaurant is fighting a case presented by Taco John's over naming rights, among other things.
Worker killed in skid loader accident was 23-year-old apprentice lineman
Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative called the incident "the unthinkable."
Raging North Shore rivers overtake bridges, snap trees in half
Pedestrian bridges near the Lutsen Resort have been damaged by the vast river flow.
Stillwater teen drowned while helping save friend struggling in river
The 17-year-old was identified Friday.
Nation's first city-owned EV car share service gets official Twin Cities launch
Subscriptions cost between $0-$30 a month.
Stevens County may have been hit the hardest by Thursday storms
The entire county was without power after the storms blew through Thursday evening.
3 killed, 1 critical after trio of crashes in Minnesota Thursday
One person also faces life-threatening injuries in a crash that happened in Olmsted County.
Mora woman saves pelican caught in fishing line for days
A birthday fishing trip shapes into a heroic tale.
Bloggers publish book bashing Bachmann
A trio of Minnesota bloggers have their own book out, based on about 6,000 blog posts about the Republican presidential hopeful. Authors Ken Avidor and Eva Young of Minneapolis, and Karl Bremer of Stillwater say their goal is to knock her out of office but they also say the book is not strictly partisan; they go after Democrats, too. (Photo: Karl Bremer)
Cancer fight will delay Minnesota author Vince Flynn's next book
Minnesota author Vince Flynn is telling fans it may be a while before his next book. Flynn posted a statement on his website saying his next Mitch Rapp thriller, 'Kill Shot,' is being delayed until later this winter while he battles prostate cancer.
U of M researchers join global boycott of book publisher
So far, almost 9,000 researchers have joined a boycott of a major scientific publisher, the Minnesota Daily reports. Those researchers, who say they're required to read their colleagues' published work, contend Elsevier charges increasingly high prices while the cost of publishing decreases.
Hennepin County inmates publish poetry collection
After attending three creative writing workshops, a group of 95 Hennepin County Adult Corrections Facility inmates have been introduced to the world of poetry publishing. The sessions resulted in a collection of prose titled "Poems from the Inside."
"Serial plagiarist" leaves Minnesota newspaper; publisher apologizes
Weekly humor columns that appeared under Jon Flatland's name in the Blooming Prairie Times were apparently swiped from a host of other columnists and bloggers. The paper's publisher apologized to readers for the plagiarism that seems to date back through many years of Flatland's newspaper career.
Twin Cities construction activity leaps in September
There was a big jump in construction activity in the Twin Cities in September, the Business Journal reports, citing figures published by McGraw-Hill Construction. Nonresidential construction in the metro in September totaled $200 million, compared to just $90 million during the same month in 2011. Residential construction totaled $313 million, well above the $123 million in September 2011.
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