04/02/10: This week’s Minnesota news from other media

Fargo native Roxana Saberi unveils details of her four-month imprisonment in an Iranian jail in a new book, reports Kelly Smith in the Fargo-Moorhead Inforum. “Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran,” comes out today.

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has chosen New York Mills as a model for its new national arts initiative, “Our Town,” the Morris Tribune reports. The article says, “The NEA introduced ‘Our Town’ in its 2011 budget proposal as an initiative which aims to strengthen communities through the arts. New York Mills was cited as an example of a place where ‘the engagement of the arts has been transformational to the vitality of a community.’ “

“The Steele County Food Shelf has issued a call for help as it stands well short of its March goal,” writes Wendy Reuer in the Owatonna People’s Press. The story says that the Steele County Food Shelf “set a goal of $90,000. However, Stormy Trom, executive director of the Steele County Food Shelf, said as of Monday the campaign is only a little more than halfway to that goal, with only $47,200 worth of food gathered.”

Brown Printing, Waseca’s largest employer, has signed an agreement with Hearst that will see some of the nation’s most popular magazines produced locally, reports James Anderson in the Waseca County News. “A five-year deal was reached last week … to print and distribute five Hearst titles, including Food Network Magazine, Esquire, Marie Claire, Popular Mechanics, and Town & Country. Brown Printing will begin production of the magazines in January 2011,” the article says.

Dawn Bloom had a nice surprise in the yard of her far eastern Duluth home recently: a moose, which she’s been waiting to see since she moved to the Northland eight years ago,” writes John Myers in the Duluth News Tribune. It turned out to be Moose No. 4073, an 8-year-old female that was originally captured and collared near Finland in February 2008, said Mike Schrage, biologist for the Fond du Lac Band of Chippewa.

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