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History always has an agenda, says author Annette Atkins.

Many of us grew up in a time when the agenda was to teach patriotism.

But now, she says, we want to take pride in a bigger story.

Creating Minnesota: A History from the Inside Out is published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.

Minnesota is home to more endangered species than just the wolf.

Adam Regn Arvidson takes a look, not only at the plants and animals on the list, but which ones we value, why we value them, and what we take into consideration moving forward.

Wild and Rare: Tracking Endangered Species in the Upper Midwest is published my Minnesota Historical Society Press.

Mushrooms are a fruit?

Who knew?!

Authors Michael Karns and Lisa Golden Schroeder certainly did.  They, with photographer Dennis Becker have produced a book that's part cook book, part field guide, and part coffee table book.

Untamed Mushrooms: From Field to Table is published by Minnesota Historical Society Press.

Minnesota author (and former Duluthian) Steve Werle talks about the desk that moved him to investigate the life of former Minnesota Governor  Harold Stassen.

And what he found was a man much more complex - and admirable - than the caricature "tilting at voting booths in an unending quest to capture the presidency or newspaper headlines."

Published by Minnesota Historical Society Press.

Author Paul Hillmer says his book  evolved from a class assignment to have his Hmong students conduct interviews with their parents.

How an oral - not written - history, a people without a "home country" and fleeing rather than emigrating a place redefines who you are, on MN Reads.

Sara DeLuca reluctantly accepted a packet of family letters from a relative decades ago, and she talks about the book that they became decades later.

Author Cheryl Blackford was inspired by the sight of urban coyotes in her Twin Cities neighborhood to write this gorgeously illustrated children's book. Published by MN Historical Society Press.

In her book, author and historian Brenda Child tells her own family's stories from the Red Lake Reservation and stories of a people trying to sustain their lifeways and their families during the World War I era and the Great Depression.

Author Deb Larson talks about the experiences in her own family that shaped her story "One Frozen Lake," about a grandfather introducing his grandchild to the wonders of ice fishing.