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Talking Points: The Push For Sunday Liquor Sales

Two State lawmakers recently offered several bills that would achieve the same goal: allowing Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota. The bills range from allowing state-wide sales on Sunday to just allowing sales at breweries and tap rooms across the state. Another proposal by Sen. Roger Reinert of Duluth and Rep. Jennifer Loon of Eden Prairie would let individual cities decide if they want to allow Sunday sales.

03/16/2014

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Notorious St. Paul Gangster Kidnapping Turns 80

Friday marked a very interesting day in Minnesota history. On Jan. 17, 1934, the heir to the Schmidt Brewery fortune was kidnapped by the Barker-Karpis gang in St. Paul. Ed Bremer was held by the gang for 10 days, before his family paid a $200,000 ransom. When it came to crime eight decades ago, author Paul Maccabee says criminals had everything they needed right here in Minnesota’s capital city.

01/18/2014

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Surly Brewing Building Its New ‘Destination Brewery’

Surly Brewing Company is kicking off the development of its new “Destination Brewery.” Founder Omar Ansari said the 8.3-acre site will feature a 50,000 square foot building with a brewery, a beer garden, and restaurant.

10/29/2013

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Minneapolis Food And Drink Tourist Attractions

Hundreds of thousands of people visit Minneapolis every year, eat at restaurants, drink local brews, and enjoy all that the city has to offer. So Dara decided to make a Top 5 for them! What are the places we can brag about that are basically within walking distance of Loring Park? Dara knows!

07/01/2013

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Best Ways To Party Like A Movie Star In Minnesota

Looking for the red carpet treatment? Check out these fantastic Oscar-worthy parties in Minnesota.

02/21/2013

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Scott Walker Angers Temperance Union By Serving Beer

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker can’t avoid union troubles, even when he’s trying to be bipartisan.

06/12/2012

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Home Beer Brewers Seek Changes To Alcohol Laws

About the only thing Kevin Flynn enjoys more than drinking his home-brewed beer is sharing it with fellow beer club members at festivals and tasting competitions.

03/22/2012