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February 2015

February 2015 Meeting

February 3, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
MN United States + Google Map

Business: TBA Author Spotlight: Sheyna Galyan will read from Strength to Stand. Guest speaker: Lisa Kloster, certified criminal law specialist, will talk to us on the topic "What the Jury Doesn't Hear" and other trial issues.

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March 2015

March 2015 Meeting

March 3, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
MN United States + Google Map

Business: TBA Author Spotlight: Kristi Belcamino will read from Blessed Are Those Who Weep: A Gabriella Giovanni Mystery. Guest speaker: Sergeant Robert Dale of the Minneapolis Police Department will join us and talk about the real world of homicide. Discussion will focus on crime scene response and procedures, clues to look for, and interesting homicide cases. Sergeant Dale's background includes: Minneapolis Police Department; Violent Criminal Investigations Division-Homicide Unit; BA in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Masters Degree from the University of St.…

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May 2015

May 2015 Meeting

May 5, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
MN United States + Google Map

Business: TBA Author Spotlight: Marilyn J. Rausch & Mary Donlon reading from Writing Can Be Murder. Speaker: Instead of a speaker, per se, we'll be doing mock panel discussions under the able leadership of Jessie Chandler.

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June 2015

June 2015 Meeting

June 2, 2015 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
St. Paul/Highland Library, 1974 Ford Parkway
St. Paul, MN 55116 United States

Business: TBA Author Spotlight: Barbara Merritt Deese - Forgotten Spirits Speaker: Emily Baxter, founder of the website WeAreAllCriminals.com, will be speaking to us on that topic.

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July 2015

July 2015 Meeting

July 7, 2015 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
St. Paul/Highland Library, 1974 Ford Parkway
St. Paul, MN 55116 United States

Business: TBA Author Spotlight: Colin Nelson - Up Like Thunder Speaker: Seal Dywer is returning to talk to us some more about the business of being an author.

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August 2015

August 2015 Meeting

August 4, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
MN United States

Business: TBA Author Spotlight and Speaker: Special guest speaker from Texas, Kasey Lansdale. She will also be in the author spotlight. This will be a combination meeting and event to follow. In between there will be snacking and socializing.  

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September 2015

September 2015 Meeting

September 1, 2015 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
St. Paul/Highland Library, 1974 Ford Parkway
St. Paul, MN 55116 United States

Business: TBA Author Spotlight: Sherry Roberts reading from Warrior's Revenge, part of the Maya Skye series Speaker: Chief Lee Sjolander of the Kenyon (MN) Police Department will talk about the work of a small town police force, a setting in many mysteries.   The Chief's Bio: Lee Sjolander is the chief of police in Kenyon Minnesota. He went to a small community college a long time ago. He has attended some wonderful training over the years and as certificates in a drawer to prove it.…

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October 2015

October 2015 Meeting

October 6, 2015 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
St. Paul/Highland Library, 1974 Ford Parkway
St. Paul, MN 55116 United States

Business: TBA Author Spotlight: Allen Eskens - In the Path of the Beast Speaker: Terry Smith, retired from the BCA (see short bio below) will talk about the homicide investigation classes he taught to police officers. From Terry: I started in law enforcement as a Bloomington Police Officer in 1966.  I worked as a uniformed cop for five years, then was assigned to the narcotics section for the remainder of my time there.  In 1973 I was hired as a Special Agent by the…

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November 2015

November 2015 Meeting

November 3, 2015 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
St. Paul/Highland Library, 1974 Ford Parkway
St. Paul, MN 55116 United States

Business: TBA Author Spotlight: Christine Husom - Snow Way Out Speaker:Our presentation will be by a world (!) expert in mitochondrial DNA analysis. Ann Gross is a leader at the BCA of a cold-case team and she had lectured all over the world. It is also worthy of note that she is a Minnesota-educated scientist having received her BS from Bemidji State. (As an irrelevant aside, she's a mom whose daughter is becoming an expert horsewoman)

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December 2015

December 2015 Meeting

December 6, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
MN United States

Holiday Party!! Prez' Place, 975 Lincoln Ave. St. Paul, 55105, Potluck & Book Exchange - PRIVATE for members only.

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October 2017

October Meeting

October 3, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Peder’s Church in Mpls, 4600 E 42nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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Please join us Tuesday, October 3rd for our monthly meeting. Guest speaker: our sister in crime, Julie Kramer Topic: Researching Your Next Crime Novel     Author Spotlight: Doug Dorow

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August 2019

August Monthly Meeting

August 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Peder’s Church in Mpls, 4600 E 42nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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Author Topic: Cheryl Lewis Guest Speaker Topic: TBD (original scheduled guest speaker has a conflict)

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September 2019

September Monthly Meeting

September 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Peder’s Church in Mpls, 4600 E 42nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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Note: this meeting is one week later than usual Author: Sherry Roberts Guest Speaker Topic: Editors and Authors (A Love Story) featuring Jessie Chandler and Terri Bischoff

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October 2019

October Monthly Meeting

October 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Peder’s Church in Mpls, 4600 E 42nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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Nominations for open Board positions Author: Amy Pendino Panel Discussion: "The Challenges of Writing a Series" with Carl Brookins, Cynthia Surrisi, and Midge Bubany

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November 2019

November Monthly Meeting

November 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Peder’s Church in Mpls, 4600 E 42nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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NOTE: the meeting is one week later than usual Election of new Board members Author: Carl Brookins Guest Speaker Topic: Open at this time (possibly the highly requested and annual tradition of Jessie's Panel on Panels)

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