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.
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