Speak for yourself at BEA: Your vote counts!

Still reeling from the results of the 2000 Bush/Gore presidential election recount? How about the 2008 Franken/Coleman recount? Whether you couldn’t be happier with how things turned out or your anger is at the point of still-simmering, we want to hear from you. It’s your chance to sound off! Voting takes place next week at … More Speak for yourself at BEA: Your vote counts!

Farmers markets, Food, Inc., and truths about the history of farming

Today’s post is by Carrie A. Meyer, author of Days on the Family Farm: From the Golden Age through the Great Depression. The book chronicles the experiences of May and Elmo Davis, distant relatives of Meyer who kept a diary about the couple’s everyday experiences on the farm. The book showcases the large-scale evolution of … More Farmers markets, Food, Inc., and truths about the history of farming

Still Notorious: The Nushawn Williams Case

Today’s post is by Thomas Shevory, professor of politics at Ithaca College and current visiting professor of political science at the National University of Mongolia. Shevory is author of Notorious H.I.V.: The Media Spectacle of Nushawn Williams. Six years ago, I published Notorious H.I.V. with University of Minnesota Press about the case of so-called “AIDS … More Still Notorious: The Nushawn Williams Case

Documentary to feature Sigurd F. Olson’s life and ability to impart the peace, awe, and importance of wilderness.

Today we feature a Q&A with Peter Olsen, a filmmaker who is producing a film about award-winning conservation activist and best-selling author Sigurd F. Olson. Olsen is inviting the public to a benefit this Saturday to help fund production of the film. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=10393211&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 U of M Press: You write on your blog that Sigurd Olson … More Documentary to feature Sigurd F. Olson’s life and ability to impart the peace, awe, and importance of wilderness.

Baseball. Beer. MN history. Folklore. Our spring book sale has something for everyone

From Rod Carew’s memoir Carew to the 25th anniversary edition of Bill Holm’s The Music of Failure, our Spring Regional book sale truly has something for everyone. UMP is offering 30% off of 20 new titles with regional appeal — order soon to ensure yours will arrive in time for Father’s Day! Also included in … More Baseball. Beer. MN history. Folklore. Our spring book sale has something for everyone