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Prep Blog: A Hodgepodge Of Spring Playoff Action

State tournaments are in action in boys tennis and girls softball. Add the boys and girls state track and field meet at Hamline University this weekend to the mix. Next week, baseball, boys and girls golf and lacrosse take center stage across the state.

06/04/2015

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MNfusion: Minnesota Bars Take Part In Negroni Week

Bored of the same old, tired gin and tonic? Finding that your gimlet needs a different twist? Why not try a negroni?

06/03/2015

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Guy On A Bike: Help Spirit Mountain Win $100K for MTB Trails

Bell Helmets will soon award $100K to fund a trailbuilding project, and Duluth’s Spirit Mountain Bike Park is among the finalists. Now the project needs your vote to win the cash.

06/01/2015

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MNfusion: Never Experienced Improv? Head To Stevie Ray’s

After over 25 years on stage, the Stevie Ray’s Comedy Club is getting a new look. And they are improvising. Literally.

06/01/2015

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Twins Blog: Homestand Notes

Another homestand for the Minnesota Twins is in the books, and the pattern of home field success continues. This six-gamer saw the Twins accomplish something they hadn’t done since 2006, and afforded them a view of the division they hadn’t had since 2013.

05/31/2015

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Mike’s Mix: On the Patio At Nonna Rosa’s

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he heads to the patio at Nonna Rosa’s. More people are discovering a stretch of West Broadway in Robbinsdale as “must-eat” stop for foodies. That’s where you’ll find grandma’s recipes served up on a cozy patio and cocktails inspired by the Amalfi Coast.

05/30/2015

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Tap Talk: Gull Dam Brewing, Inc.

We’ve all had those days. The days when you just need a gosh, darn drink. Well, now one brewery owner in the Brainerd/Baxter area is here to help you with those days. Only he’s giving you a Gull Dam beer.

05/29/2015

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Prep Blog: Section Baseball Playoffs In Full Swing

We have a state tournament field set in boys tennis for both teams and individuals in Class A and AA. The next tournament to be figured it will be in baseball, where section playoffs are well underway and state teams will be decided across Minnesota by next weekend if the weather allows.

05/29/2015

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Wander MN: Festival Season

Memorial Day is past, and summer has commenced. Minnesota offers festivals all year round, but summer is prime time.

05/28/2015

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Bite Of Minnesota: Gyst Fermentation Bar

There are times when a restaurant opens and upon first visit, I vow to eat my way through the menu. Over the past year, there have been several restaurants that had me singing their praises from day one. While I typically write about recipes here on Bite of Minnesota, truth is, I eat out just as much as I cook at home, so why not highlight a few local eateries?

05/27/2015

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Tap Talk: Tin Whiskers Faces Off Against Urban Growler In 1st Ever Brew-Off

Tin Whiskers challenges Urban Growler to the first ever brew-off and they invite you to try their beers made with ingredients chosen by Twin Cities locals.

05/27/2015

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The Great Ecstasy Of ‘Sunshine Superman’

Nearly a decade ago, first-time filmmaker Marah Strauch thought she was going to make a documentary about her uncle, a man who filmed himself and others jumping off cliffs and skyscrapers for fun.

05/27/2015

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MNfusion: Apothecary Bar & Lounge Opens At Loews Hotel

A spoon full of sugar, and bitters, helps the medicine go down at Minneapolis’ new Apothecary Bar. On Thursday, Loews Hotel in downtown Minneapolis unveiled its new bar as part of a $10 million renovation that included upgrading 251 guestrooms.

05/25/2015

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Holds Spring Game, Preps For Italy Trip

St. Thomas football coach Glenn Caruso got a glimpse into his immediate future last weekend as his squad hosted its annual spring game. St. Thomas was actually the first Division III program to host a spring football game back in 2009, ahead of a foreign trip to Canada. It’s a contest that’s scored, but bears absolutely zero meaning as far as winning, and gives die-hard program followers a chance to see what’s ahead for the future of the program.

05/22/2015

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‘Slow West’ & ‘100-Year-Old Man Who Jumped Out The Window’ Reviewed

One of the best films to screen at the latest Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival, Slow West blends a Coen brothers-like sense of humor with Tarantino-smacking violence to create a frontier story that’s hard to pin down and also forget.

05/22/2015

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Tap Talk: Sweet Science Offers Tasting At Urban Growler

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Sweet Science Ice Cream and Urban Growler are teaming up to make this Memorial Day sweeter by adding in a little ice cream and lot of beer.

05/21/2015

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Lauren’s Science Corner: Minnesota May Tornadoes

You could say that May opens the door to tornado season in Minnesota, yet the month only experiences five tornadoes on average annually. Thus, for eight tornadoes to impact the state in one day is on the rarer side.

05/19/2015

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Bite of Minnesota: Treats From Swedish Crown Bakery

Wouldn’t it be glorious to have treats delivered to you all of the time? Imagine my excitement when I got a text from the WCCO offices saying I had an edible package from Swedish Crown Bakery.

05/19/2015

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Guy On A Bike: With QBP It Makes Sense To Ride To Work

While you may not have heard of QBP, chances are you know its brands. Since 1981, Bloomington-based Quality Bicycle Products has been distributing bicycle parts to independent retailers around the country.

05/19/2015

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Wander Minnesota: Memorial Day Observances & Celebrations

Sure, the weather has (finally) started to act like it’s supposed to this time of year, but we all know summer really starts over Memorial Day weekend, when everyone begins flocking in earnest to lakes and northwoods.

05/19/2015

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‘Iris’ Producer Talks About The Life Of 93-Year-Old Fashion Icon

The penultimate film of Albert Maysles is a loving and inquisitive look into the life of a now 93-year-old fashion icon.

05/18/2015

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Twin Cities Taco Blogger Eating A Taco A Day In 2015

Minneapolis taco enthusiast Kelly Johnson is on pace to devour a taco a day in 2015 and her tongue-in-cheek reviews of the various tongues and cheeks she’s eaten at taco stands around the Twin Cities have attracted a growing readership online.

05/18/2015

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Tap Talk: Surly Set To Open ‘Brewer’s Table’

Surly’s already impressive Destination Brewery is about to become even more so, when the brewery opens its new finer dining restaurant. The restaurant, called “Brewer’s Table”, will open on the upper level of the Destination Brewery at 5 p.m. Friday, May 22.

05/18/2015

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Twins Blog: Homestand Notes

The Twins finished a brief three-game homestand versus the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. Brief, but successful as they took two of three from Tampa.

05/17/2015