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Best Speakeasy Bars In Minnesota

Recall the glory days of drinks and danger at these local bars.

04/23/2015

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Man Pleads Guilty In 19 Bar Shooting, Gas Station Stabbing

A 23-year-old Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to both a shooting that injured two people at a bar, and also an unrelated stabbing incident. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, Devin Michael Glen Strouss pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree assault on Monday.

02/02/2015

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Attorney: Teen Accused Of Shooting Teacher Didn’t Go To The Bar

Nineteen-year-old Bailey Garcia is facing charges after allegedly shooting 46-year-old David Frigaard last weekend.

01/27/2015

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Nye’s Will Likely Become High-Rise Residential Space

Nye’s Polonaise Room, a Northeast Minneapolis institution, recently announced it would be closing its doors after 65 years. According to a local developer, Nye’s owners are partnering with them to possibly turn the iconic space into a high-rise residential building, with some commercial space underneath.

12/03/2014

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Winona State University Student Found Dead In Bar’s Dumbwaiter

A 21-year-old Winona State University student was discovered dead inside a bar’s dumbwaiter Monday evening, according to the Fountain City Police Department. Shortly before 8 p.m., the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from WingDam Bar and Saloon in Fountain City, Wisconsin. When authorities arrived, they discovered the body of an employee identified as Brooke Baures in the food service elevator.

12/02/2014

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Nye’s Polonaise To Close After 65 Years

Nye’s Polonaise Room is closing its doors after 65 years.

12/01/2014

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Man Arrested In Mpls. Bar Shooting Posts $2,500 Bond

The man arrested in connection to a shooting that injured two people in a Minneapolis gay bar has been released from jail after posting bond – one significantly lower than the one originally needed.

10/22/2014

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Honesty Bars: The Bars Where You Pay Whatever You Want

If you’ve ever stayed at a boutique hotel abroad, odds are you’ve come across a “Seriously, where on earth did the bartender go — oh wait, there is no bartender?” honesty bar.

03/26/2014

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Stay In The Real-Life Grand Budapest Hotel

The luxury hotel tucked away in the Czech town of Karlovy Vary isn’t the actual hotel where the film was shot, but the hapless romantic/lover of old ladies and poetry-reciting concierge Monsieur Gustave and his humble protégé Moustafa would’ve felt plenty at home running the place.

03/21/2014

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Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Tom Reid’s Bar Shooting

A 30-year-old man is charged with second-degree attempted murder after a shooting at a popular downtown St. Paul sports bar Friday night. St. Paul Police responded just after 11:30 p.m. Friday to Tom Reid’s Bar on 258 W. 7th St. on a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found the victim laying on his back on the ground, with a gunshot wound to the chest.

03/10/2014

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Finding Minnesota: State’s Oldest Bar, 1 Year Later

A few nights from now, many of us will raise a glass and toast the arrival of 2014. Few places in Minnesota have welcomed as many new years as a bar in North St. Paul.

12/29/2013

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Police: Couple May Face Charges After Going To Bar, Leaving Baby In Car

The parents of a 3-month-old baby could face neglect charges after deputies say they found the infant in a car outside a bar. Witnesses told officers the parents were in the Red Diamond Saloon in Randolph for around 45 minutes last month.

12/12/2013

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1 Dead, 1 In Critical Condition After Uptown Shooting

Minneapolis Police are investigating a shooting that has left one man dead and another in critical condition.

10/13/2013

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College Student Charged In Fatal Mpls. Shooting

A 21-year-old community college student has been charged in the fatal shooting from early Saturday morning outside a Minneapolis bar, according to the Hennepin County Attorney.

10/02/2013

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Charges: Man Went To Bar, Left 4-Year-Old At Home

A 47-year-old Burnsville man was charged with neglect of a child after police say he left his 4-year-old daughter at home so he could go to the bar.

07/24/2013

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2 Men Charged In Fatal St. Paul Bar Shooting

Two men have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a St. Paul sports bar owner that also left two other employees injured. The incident happened shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday at Malina’s Bar on 691 North Dale Street.

06/11/2013

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Man Killed In St. Paul Bar Shooting Identified, Arrest Made

Police have released the identity of the man who was shot and killed inside a sports bar. They also confirm someone has been arrested in the case.

06/10/2013

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1 Dead, 2 Hurt After Shooting At Frogtown Bar

Police are investigating a shooting at a St. Paul bar that left three people shot — including one man who died from his injuries. Authorities say it happened shortly before 3 a.m. at Malina’s Sports Bar on Dale Street.

06/09/2013

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Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Patio: Psycho Suzi’s

WCCO viewers picked what they believed to be the Best Patio in Minnesota, and Psycho Suzi’s in Northeast Minneapolis came out on top. When sitting on Psycho Suzi’s patio, it’s easy to feel like you’ve left the North Star state.

05/16/2013

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2 Injured In Shooting Outside Downtown Mpls. Bar

At least two people were injured in a shooting outside of a downtown Minneapolis bar.

03/03/2013

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Mpls. Bar Celebrating Selling The Most Newcastle In The World

A popular bar on Minneapolis’ Nicollet Mall can now boast being the world’s biggest seller of Newcastle Brown Ale draft.

02/19/2013

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Massive Brawl Erupts At Wis. Bar After Packers-Vikings Game

Two men are in jail and one man is in the hospital after a massive fight erupted at a Wisconsin sports bar after the Packers-Vikings game Sunday afternoon.

12/02/2012

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Authorities: Drunken Driver Strikes, Pins 2 People Outside Wis. Bar

A 19-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly driving drunk when he struck and pinned two people with his truck outside a bar in Wisconsin early Sunday morning, according to Polk County authorities.

11/05/2012

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Police: Mom Leaves 3-Month-Old Baby In Car While At Bar

A 23-year-old mother was arrested Sunday after police say she left her 3-month-old baby in the car while she had a drink in a bar.

11/05/2012

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Police: Repeat Drunk Driver Arrested For DUI Near Bar

A 27-year-old man with three prior drunk driving convictions, and no driving privileges, was charged for driving under the influence after leaving an Eagan bar, according to police.

11/05/2012

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