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Minnesota author Jon Hassler dies at 74

Jon Hassler
Photo by Dave Wood
Jon Hassler

Beloved Minnesota author Jon Hassler, 74, died early this morning. Hassler, who wrote 21 books in his lifetime, had been working on a novel when MinnPost writer Dave Wood interviewed him last fall. For 13 years, Hassler had been dealing with a Parkinson's-like disease called progressive supranuclear palsy. Here is a statement from St. John's University about Hassler, a former writer-in-residence and alumnus.

Related: Video interview with Gretchen Kresl and Jon Hassler 

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