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After taking the comedic world by storm with his writing for the popular radio show Prairie Home Companion, Howard Mohr expanded to the printed page with his book How to Talk Minnesotan: A Visitor’s Guide. A national bestseller, Mohr’s book has been adapted as a stage musical and a regional Emmy Award-winning video, all of which helped make its author famous as the man who translated the region’s dialect for the rest of the English-speaking world. The newly updated How to Talk Minnesotan: Revised for the 21st Centurypromises to be every bit as hilarious and relevant as when it was first published in 1987. A life-long Minnesotan—of course—Mohr lives in the southwestern prairies of the state.
(2:30 pm, Rain Stage)