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A Treat of an Interview

        INTERVIEW WITH IRINA BJÖRKLUND Non-Finn Mark Munger interviewed Finnish actor and musician, Irina Björklund to catch up on the busy artist’s latest projects. MM: Let’s start with your new streaming series. What can you tell readers … Continue reading

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Bear Dreams

                                                                                                BEAR DREAMS                                                              By Mark Munger (Note: This piece was originally written for Montana Public Radio’s program, Reflections West (RW). RW paired a contemporary writer’s thoughts with a piece of classic poetry or literature. Sadly, while accepted … Continue reading

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Under the Big Sky

It started with meeting a “sister” judge at a conference. When I found out she was originally from Eastern Montana, I had to ask. “Do you have any connections back home, places a guy could pheasant hunt?” “My cousin Mark … Continue reading

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An Epic (Mostly) Journey in René’s Big Ass Trailer (BAT)

It only stands to reason. I am the son of Harry L. Munger, a man prone to misadventure when it comes to motor vehicles and long-distance travel. I mean, there are any number of stories about Harry and boat and … Continue reading

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The Legacy of Bobby Vee

Interview and Story for the Finnish American Reporter by Mark Munger Four years ago, I was a featured author at the Høstfest in Minot, North Dakota by virtue of my Finnish American novels. I stayed my nights in a tent … Continue reading

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Not Even Close …

Disappointing, for sure. Now, to be fair, my wife, an avid reader and a woman who actually belongs to a book club (this author does not) read this novel and thoroughly enjoyed it. I will be candid: I did not. … Continue reading

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The Best Girl

I’ve been delinquent in writing this story. Grief does that to a guy; makes things tough to wrap your thoughts around. It’s now been two months since our best girl died. It’s time I try to make sense of it … Continue reading

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A Native Story Told In Native Style

This newest effort by Duluth’s own Linda LeGarde Grover takes a bit of getting used to. What do I mean by that? Here’s my take. In Memory, we follow the story of two Ojibwe sisters, Azure and Rain, from the … Continue reading

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One Woman

You can read the obituary in the Alexandria and Benson newspapers or online. But words are an imprecise means of describing the life force that was Susanne. Let’s take a step back and figure out who this tiny bundle of … Continue reading

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JibJabbing Into Wilderness

It was my son Matt’s idea. The father of three, a guy who’s on the cusp of forty, Matt, along with his three younger brothers, grew up canoeing the BWCA with his mother and I as a family. Some of … Continue reading

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