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Esko woman played role in two acclaimed books

Carlton County authors and books will be well represented at the 31st annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards program next week, with history books about the 1918 fires in Thomson Township and Hermantown among the nominees, along with a fiction book by Thomas Peacock and a photo book by Craig Blacklock and Walter Mondale.

The Pine Knot News interviewed Esko’s Connie Jacobson, who had a hand in both of the local history books.

“I feel like I won a prize just by being nominated,” said Jacobson, who was nominated in the nonfiction category for her book “Hellfire in Hermantown: The 1918 Forest F...

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