Recent content from Pamela Miller
NONFICTION: Her gentle, powerful voice is just right for these times, and she's coming for Talking Volumes.
NONFICTION: Scott Chaskey claims a place for humanity in the messy, intricate web of life.
FICTION: In the novel "How it Went," an American literary legend explores a familiar theme — what is lost when small agrarian communities fade and fold.
FICTION: Barbara Kingsolver's latest, and best, re-creates "David Copperfield" in America's Appalachians.
NONFICTION: Cranky and wise, Minnesota essayist salutes the things that matter most.
NONFICTION: Barry Babcock's inspirations include an Ojibwe spiritual leader and wolves.
At 16, Charles Dickens' son immigrated to Australia. What became of him there will transfix readers in this novel by the author of "Schindler's List."
Let's face it, some states are more evocative than others — take North Carolina. So many Americans of all ethnicities have ties to its cities…
NONFICTION: Essays celebrate the joy and connections to be found in the deep woods.
Police received a call just after 10 a.m. Sunday that the man was lying deceased in a back yard on Gavotte Avenue.
One person was killed and a second was critically injured Sunday afternoon when a Green Line light-rail train struck a vehicle that was on the…
FICTION: Amid much death, a troubled couple create a life worth fighting for.
FICTION: A historian's quest to understand Annie Oakley's reference to "wolves" leads to wild adventures, including time travel.
Outraged detectives eagerly volunteered to work on the case, a police spokesman said.
NONFICTION; In beautifully illustrated essays, poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil writes of exotic flora and fauna and her family, and why they are all of one piece.
FICTION: Lin Enger's tale of a prophet, his prodigal son and a runaway actress is set in Minnesota.
Nope, it's not just a coincidence: Coyotes are compelled to let out a wail – and science explains why.
Said Maye was wanted in the Aug. 24 death of Idris Yussuf, which occurred after a dispute at a Minneapolis bar.
The 28-year-old man allegedly hurled a 15-pound trash can lid at the officer, knocking him unconscious.
FICTION: A widow struggles with her late husband's secrets.
Fiction: An aged wolf's ancient narrative creates a startlingly contemporary map.
Old bison farm is now public land thanks to Park & Trails Council.
Kestrel Wright doesn't want to bother anyone. But his music has captivated passersby.
Several homes and farmsteads were destroyed or severely damaged by the back-to-back twisters that hit the rural area.
NONFICTION: Heather Lende weathered a nasty recall fight, advocating for the common good in all its messy glory.
NONFICTION: Caldwell's fourth memoir celebrates the complicated, rich journey of a lifelong single woman.
Sheriff warns beachgoers to be extra cautious.
FICTION: In Joyce Carol Oates' latest novel, a family struggles after its patriarch's death.
Both died of apparent gunshot wounds on Thursday night. One victim's body was found in a car parked near North Memorial Health Hospital.
There was no physical altercation between the man and the arresting officer, the BCA said. The suspect told the officer he had ingested drugs.
The driest area is from the Twin Cities north to the Canadian border.
FICTION: Characters in four novellas are compelling, but rarely likable.
Marcus Rashon Johnson died late Saturday on the city's East Side.
The outpouring of support continues for Arik Matson, who was shot in the head Jan. 6 while pursuing a suspect.
FICTION: A family's flight from the bloody Spanish Civil War to a new life in Chile forms the arc of this powerful novel.
The Minnesota forecasting and broadcasting star worked at KSTP and KARE in the 1970s and '80s.
Often associated with Duluth, Jenkins had worked as a librarian, truck driver and commercial fisherman while publishing.
She had represented northeast Minneapolis in the Legislature since 2004.
FICTION: This debut novel's genius lies in its humanization of a man with serious flaws.
Dan and Andie Goff of Woodbury had just motored their boat from the Afton Marina when they spotted something startling.
The worst damage occurred around Turtle Lake, Wis. No injuries were reported, but trees were downed and roofs were shredded. The St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake complex was evacuated, according to witnesses and the Barron County sheriff.
Isak Aden threatened a woman with a handgun and refused to drop his weapon in a four-hour encounter, the agency said.
NONFICTION: Observations from the natural world help a thoughtful writer navigate grief.
FICTION: After telling police that her brothers killed a black teenager, Violet Kerrigan is cast alone into a bewildering life.
Fiction: A young woman finds danger at a commune in North Carolina's mountains.
The metro area is sandwiched in a slightly less dire weather zone between blizzard and winter storm warning zones.
Authorities are investigating the death of a 32-year-old man this week in the St. Louis County jail in Duluth. Kenneth Kyle Beaupre collapsed in the…
Keaton Larson was suicidal and charged the officer with a knife, investigators found.
For once, the Twin Cities is right smack in the middle of the winter storm warning zone, starting Sunday afternoon and running into Monday.
A January thaw gave Minnesota the strange luster of spring, and the mild weather is expected to continue through the weekend.
NONFICTION: Minnesotan Karen Babine meditates on cancer, cooking and family in this unusual memoir.
Rain closes ski resorts, causes crashes, including one that killed 1 and injured 9.
FICTION: Two families — one modern, one in the 1870s — watch their American dreams crumble.
Wade Redmond, 20, had "a family and a home," but was drawn to the camp.
NONFICTION: A strange and powerful memoir of abuse and mental illness.
A 40-year-old Minneapolis man has been identified as one of two people killed in a violent two-vehicle crash in a north Minneapolis alley Friday evening.
NONFICTION: "The job of being human," writes Patricia Hampl, "is not figuring things out, but getting lost in thought."
Kaler says it will still close eventually, but that parents' protests have been heard.
FICTION: Not only does author John Banville resurrect the original's characters, he flawlessly channels the great writer's ornate style.
Northeastern Minnesota residents and Labor Day weekenders will encounter a major delay and detour along heavily traveled Hwy. 61 northeast of Duluth today — and perhaps longer.
FICTION: Gabriel Tallent's debut novel is brilliant and terrifying, told in expansive, wild and bold prose.
The community is coming together to express support for a black family whose home was burglarized and vandalized with racist slurs.
NONFICTION: A birder writes of his fascination with extinct species.
NONFICTION: A layered, nuanced portrait of this country's first American Indian doctor.
NONFICTION: An American Indian grandfather's melancholy silence hid personal and broader stories.
FICTION: In "Dog Years," defenses grow high against foreshortened lives and dreams.
FICTION: This prizewinning collection features stories that are complex and tough.
He served as the city's youngest mayor in the 1970s.
Local Ojibwe bands had expressed displeasure with Dayton's decision earlier this month to allow the season to continue even though a quota had been surpassed.
FICTION: The secrets to almost everything about this intense novel's protagonist lie in his Minnesota origins.
Brandon Alexander is accused of killing a 19-year-old man after a fight.
NONFICTION: A young adventurer finds cold and deprivation easier to bear than misogyny.
The Rev. Bradley Baldwin of St. Gerard's questioned, but has not been charged.
NONFICTION: Olivia Laing's genre-bending "The Lonely City" explores the links between loneliness and art.
FICTION: The sentimental story of a California woman's lifelong passion reads more like a soap opera than grand drama.