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To reach Lee for events, speeches, cooking lessons or simply to pass along a news tip, reach her at lee@leedeanbooks.com.

Eggs and cookie cutters in various shapes: Minnesota, gingerbread person,stars, flower

A 1972 ad in the Star touted the number of talented female journalists in the newsroom. (In 1982, staff at the Star combined with the Minneapolis Tribune.) Today, about 40% of the @StarTribune newsroom staff are women.

Bylines were rare in newspapers in the 1920s, especially for women. A woman who specialized in first-person feature stories was likely to be referred to as “girl reporter” in the headlines. Here's one from 1921 of the @StarTribune #WomensHistoryMonth

In non-COVID-19 news: It's the last day of March, #WomensHistoryMonth . Mary McFadden was one of the 1st female reporters in Minnesota. She worked at the Mpls Times in 1898, then @duluthnews, where she was the 1st full-time female reporter & then covered politics at @PioneerPress

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