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If you want to check out a copy of the novel Fifty Shades of Grey this summer, get in line. There are over 2,000 people on the wait list for the book in the Hennepin County Library system. All 317 copies are currently checked out.
Here’s the complete top ten list of most requests books from the Hennepin County Library:
1. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James: 2,063 requests
2. Mad River, by John Sandford: 1,158 requests
3. Stolen Prey, by John Sandord: 1,109 requests
4. Gone Girl: A Novel, by Gillian Flynn: 1,094 requests
5. Wicked Business: A Lizzy and Diesel Novel, by Janet Evanovich: 743 requests
6. The Innocent, by David Baldacci: 737 requests
7. Fifty Shades Darker, by E. L. James, 694 requests
8. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain: 659 requests
9. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed: 628 requests
10. Fifty Shades Freed, by E. L. James: 587 requests
Even though it’s hugely popular, some libraries in other states have refused to stock the book. Read more from reporter Madeleine Baran

If you want to check out a copy of the novel Fifty Shades of Grey this summer, get in line. There are over 2,000 people on the wait list for the book in the Hennepin County Library system. All 317 copies are currently checked out.

Here’s the complete top ten list of most requests books from the Hennepin County Library:

1. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James: 2,063 requests

2. Mad River, by John Sandford: 1,158 requests

3. Stolen Prey, by John Sandord: 1,109 requests

4. Gone Girl: A Novel, by Gillian Flynn: 1,094 requests

5. Wicked Business: A Lizzy and Diesel Novel, by Janet Evanovich: 743 requests

6. The Innocent, by David Baldacci: 737 requests

7. Fifty Shades Darker, by E. L. James, 694 requests

8. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain: 659 requests

9. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed: 628 requests

10. Fifty Shades Freed, by E. L. James: 587 requests

Even though it’s hugely popular, some libraries in other states have refused to stock the book. Read more from reporter Madeleine Baran

Leave your corkscrews at home.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office released this photo to show the results of its first week of weapons screening at court facilities in Brooklyn Park, Edina, and Minnetonka.

Leave your corkscrews at home.

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office released this photo to show the results of its first week of weapons screening at court facilities in Brooklyn Park, Edina, and Minnetonka.