Tap Talk: Big Axe Brewing CompanyWhile it's hard to go more than a few blocks in Minneapolis or St. Paul without finding a new neighborhood taproom, several Minnesota towns remain untouched by this trend. And some, are just beginning to grow their community.
Minnesota Lawmaker To Step Down And Focus On MicrobreweryA Minnesota lawmaker is stepping away from politics to follow his love of beer. Rep. Mark Anderson, R-Lake Shore, announced Tuesday that he will not seek a third term in order to focus on the three businesses he runs with his wife, Barb.
State Gives Chippewa Ricers A Free Pass For The DayWith a steady cadence of drumming setting the tone, Chippewa tribal members set off in canoes into a rich sea of wild rice. They’d gathered on the shores of Hole In The Day Lake, north of Brainerd, in an intended show of civil disobedience. What they wanted to show was the free harvest of native rice without a state required license.
DNR Moves To Defuse Chippewa Plan To Test Treaty RightsThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has moved to defuse a treaty rights challenge by issuing a group of Chippewa Indians a special permit to harvest wild rice on Hole-in-the-Day Lake.
Ojibwe Group To Harvest Wild Rice In Treaty Rights TestA group of Ojibwe Native Americans has put the Dayton administration on notice that it plans to harvest wild rice without state licenses later this month to try to assert rights they believe they hold under an 1855 treaty. They plan to gather wild rice on Hole-in-the-Day Lake in Nisswa on Aug. 27 and are urging conservation officers not to issue citations or seize their wild rice or harvesting equipment.
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.
Senator's Bill Allows Business Owners 'Of Faith' To Deny Gay Couples Wedding ServicesIt was against Minnesota law to refuse wedding services to same-sex couples even before Minnesota legalized gay marriage in 2013. But a Republican State Senator says businesses should not be forced to provide commercial service if it violates their religious beliefs.
Lawmaker Wants Bust Of Late Rod Grams In Minnesota CapitolA Republican lawmaker wants to install a bust of former U.S. Sen. Rod Grams in the Minnesota Capitol. Sen. Paul Gazelka of Nisswa's bill is to be formally introduced Wednesday and would honor Grams, who died in 2013. Grams was a news anchor at KMSP-TV for nearly a decade before winning a congressional seat in 1992 as a Republican.
4-Year-Old And Her Mother Seriously Injured In Crow Wing County CrashA head-on collision between a car and a pick-up truck in Crow Wing county left a 4-year-old girl and her mother seriously injured.
State Patrol: 1 Dead, 2 Hurt In Crash Near NisswaA 72-year-old woman was killed and two others were hurt Sunday in a two-vehicle crash near Nisswa, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities were called at about 12:49 p.m. Sunday to the intersection of County Road 103 and County Road 3 in Crow Wing County on report of a broadside crash involving two vehicles.
Prettner Solon Catches 2 Walleyes, Dayton Shut OutThe 2014 fishing season has officially kicked off, with the state's lieutenant governor taking a quick 2-0 lead over Gov. Mark Dayton in walleye catches. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon began the fishing season Saturday morning at one minute after midnight. They and others took to the waters at the Grand View Lodge on Gull Lake in Nisswa.
Frank & Chris @ The Governor’s Fishing Opener: Day 2 The start of the fishing season is just hours away, and fishermen and women are gearing up to head out at midnight.

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