Finish your Iron Range holiday shopping with this book

If you’re looking for a off-beat gift idea for anyone with a connection or curiosity about northern Minnesota, consider my book, “Overburden: Modern Life on the Iron Range.” It’s a couple years old, now, but has aged well in that I’d only add minor revisions after recent events. “Overburden” is a blend of personal memoir… Read More →

MinnesotaBrown wants YOU (to report precinct results) for PRIZES

In my posts about the State House 6B and Congressional MN-8 primary races I talk about several precincts that might give us a clue about the final results as they roll in Tuesday evening. I selected these randomly, with a small bit of strategy. Hence I’m proud to announce a special deal with the community,… Read More →

A Twitter chat about Modern Life on the Iron Range

This Sunday afternoon I’ll be discussing my book “Overburden: Modern Life on the Iron Range” on Twitter. (@minnesotabrown) “Overburden,” a humor/historical work of creative nonfiction, attempts to understand our unusual rust belt region as it crosses into a new era. The Twitter chat will occur from 2-4 p.m. Sunday on the hashtag #LPBooks. The talk… Read More →

The Almanac Trip, or "So now I guess I really should write a novel"

If you missed my segment on TPT’s Almanac this weekend here’s the link (My bit is at the :30 mark, halfway through). The trip to the Twin Cities was a success and a welcome February diversion. We got home Saturday night before the big snow storm hit Sunday. As I wrote last week, Almanac is… Read More →

Almanac and the big city, here we come

This Friday at 7 p.m. I’ll be in St. Paul appearing on TPT’s Almanac, the popular news magazine program that airs live on PBS affiliates across Minnesota. Cathy Wurzer will interview me as part of her series on regional authors for my book “Overburden: Modern Life on the Iron Range” and varied other writings. For… Read More →

Come see "Overburden 2.0" talk today, Sunday in Virgina, Minn.

I almost forgot to mention it, but if you have some free time this afternoon and are near Virginia, Minnesota, I will be speaking at a St. Michael’s Foundation free seminar from 2-3 p.m. I will highlight some of the themes from my book “Overburden: Modern Life on the Iron Range” including some new material… Read More →

Thanks again, readers!

Thanks to all those who participated in my “Overburden: Modern Life on the Iron Range” signed book promotion for the holidays. We had takers from Las Vegas, southern California, suburban Washington, D.C., and, of course, Cook. A few more are in process. Thanks to everyone! You can still order the book online in time for… Read More →

The 2010 "Overburden" holiday promotion!

Three years. That’s what they say represents the life of a traditional trade paperback book, such as my book “Overburden: Modern Life on the Iron Range.” This means that as 2011 approaches we are entering the last of the prime years of “Overburden,” the book I wrote for the lost generation of Iron Rangers tooling… Read More →

Overburden wins another kind review

My book “Overburden: Modern Life on the Iron Range” received a very favorable review from Mark Munger at his Cloquet River Press blog. Munger, a notable northern Minnesota author and well regarded judge, offers the following: For a young person, Aaron Brown possesses extraordinary powers of reflection and observation. He also happens to be one… Read More →

Awesome lecture to be dropped like hot on Saturday

“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” ~Abraham Lincoln “The richest village in the world.”~Hibbing’s reputation during the tenure of 10-time village president Victor Power “The Iron Range will never, never, never be the same.”~Gov. Rudy Perpich, after the iron mining collapse of 1982. “Don’t call it a comeback…. Read More →