The second year of GermanFest kicked off at the historic Schmidt Brewery in St. Paul this weekend. Organizers said it’s an opportunity to celebrate German culture through food, music, art and education.
This weekend is all about celebrating dads. Celebrate Father’s Day weekend at the Stone Arch Bridge Festival. Take dad to Water Power Park to see a car show, art displays and performances by more than 250 musical artists.
The Schmidt Brewery sign hasn’t been around since the early 1990s, but it will make a triumphant return to the St. Paul’s Fort Road neighborhood at the end of June. The sign above the historic brewery on West Seventh will be re-lit on Saturday, June 21.
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.