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Patrick Mader

Patrick “Packy” Mader has a background in education, business, and agriculture, with a professional career as an elementary teacher and is the author of five books.  He grew up on a dairy farm near St. Bonifacius, Minnesota, and has been a lifelong fan of sports at all levels leading to the creation on the 400-page nonfiction book, Minnesota Gold.   His four children’s books have positive and inspirational messages with a rural Minnesota setting.  He and his wife, Karen, live in Northfield, and are the parents of two children.