March 12, 2004 - Paul Gruchow, the award-winning Minnesota writer, died Feb. 22 of a presumed drug overdose. He was honored Friday at a memorial reading organized by his publisher, Minneapolis-based Milkweed Editions. His books include Boundary Waters: The Grace of the Wild, winner of a 1998 Minnesota Book Award's Flanagan Prize; The Necessity of Empty Places; and Grass Roots: The Universe of Home, winner of a 1996 Minnesota Book Award.
February 24, 2004 - Gruchow made countless appearances on Minnesota Public Radio. In October of 1997, he was a guest on the Midmorning program. He spoke about how the natural environment impacted him as a person.
February 24, 2004 - Author and journalist Paul Gruchow died on Sunday at his home in Duluth. Gruchow was 56 years old.Gruchow celebrated the prairie in much of his writing, including his nationally acclaimed book "The Necessity of Empty Places."Gruchow died from a drug overdose. He had been hospitalized several times in recent years in a battle with depression. His family said he had attempted suicide four times since August 2001. He had recently completed a first draft of a book about depression. Gruchow was born in Montevideo. He edited the Minnesota Daily newspaper at the University of Minnesota and worked as an aide to Congressman Don Fraser in Washington in 1969 before moving to St. Paul as news and public affairs director for Minnesota Public Radio. He then moved to southwestern Minnesota in 1976, where he worked for the Worthington Daily Globe and wrote his first book, "Journal of a Prairie Year." Jim Brandenburg is a photographer who worked with Gruchow at the Worthington newspaper and later collaborated with him on several books. He says he was inspired by his friend and co-worker.
April 20, 1998 - Author Paul Gruchow is one the winners in this year's Minnesota Book Awards. Gruchow won the top honor, known as the Flanagan Prize, for his book of essays entitled "Boundary Waters: The Grace of the Wild." Twenty-one prizes were handed out Friday night. This is the second award that Gruchow has won. He joins us now by phone.
September 4, 1993 - Excerpt taken from "Journal of a Prairie Year" by Paul Gruchow
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August 27, 1992 - MPR documentary on Aldo Leopold, famed ecologist, and author of “A Sand County Almanac,” one of the most influential environmental books in the 20th century. Profile includes readings of Leopold’s writings by Gene Harrington. Also presents interviews with contemporaries Paul Gruchow and Gaylord Nelson; Curt Meine, Leopold biographer; Charles Bradley of the Leopold Reserve; and Brent Haglund, president of Sand County Foundation. This Minnesota Public Radio documentary was originally produced for Earth Day 1990.
June 20, 1992 - Minnesota writer Paul Gruchow. A recent talk he gave in Southwestern Minnesota as part of "The Fulda Project: Old Stories and New Meanings."
February 26, 1991 - Minnesota writer Paul Gruchow speaking at a major conference about Children tha twas held at St. Mary's College. His speech was entitled "Children of Surfeit, Children of Want."
November 8, 1990 -