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Meet the authors and hear stories about writing the book For Love of a River: The Minnesota on Tuesday October 27, at 7:00 PM via zoom. This event is part of the We are Water MN a Minnesota Humanities Center traveling exhibit brought to Mankato by the Blue Earth County Historical Society, the Water Resources Center, Minnesota State University, Mankato and the Le Sueur River Watershed Network. This event is free and open to the public.

Growing up in the river town of Morton, Darby Nelson developed a deep taproot of affection that anchored his contagious curiosity about the land and people of the Minnesota River Valley. Now, with an ecologist’s lens and a lifelong appreciation for wild and scenic places, Darby sets out with his wife, Geri, to paddle the river all the way from its source near the Minnesota–South Dakota border to its confluence with the Mississippi in the Twin Cities.

For Love of a River: The Minnesota addresses topics as diverse as geology, early and modern agriculture, citizen advocacy, water-quality challenges and solutions, river-based recreation, dams and dam removal, prairie pothole lakes, the river’s rich diversity of plant and animal life, and the Dakota–US War. Never before has a book undertaken such a holistic exploration of the state’s namesake river and its basin. It’s a love story that took five years of writing and has been a lifetime in the making.

To join the virtual book talk, follow this link: https://link.mnsu.edu/loveofriver


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