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POSTPONED: Author Visit Scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 2

Event postponed as result of blizzard warning. Will be rescheduled at later date.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 2-1-2016

Mankato, Minn. – The public reading event featuring local author David Oppegaard that was scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 at Mankato Area Public Schools’ East High School has been postponed because of the impending blizzard warning for the local area.

The event will be re-scheduled for a later date.

Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Library Services, together with the University’s Department of English and Mankato Area Public Schools’ East High School, are co-sponsors of the event.

Oppegaard is a Bram Stoker Award-nominated author who wrote the young adult novel, “The Firebug of Balrog County,” that is set in a fictionalized south central Minnesota town based on Mankato and surrounding areas. The story tracks Mack, a high school senior, as he deals with the loss of his mother, loneliness, teenage angst, first love and an obsession with fire.

According to his website, Oppegaard graduated from Lake Crystal High School, earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College and a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from Hamline University. He is the author of five books and currently lives in St. Paul, Minn.

Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of English is part of the University’s College of Arts and Humanities.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,193 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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