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Eagan Woman Charged With Death Of Grandson

A 49-year-old Eagan woman faces a manslaughter charge after her infant grandson died while in her care in 2012. Johanna Mercedes Limpert Beeler was charged Friday with second-degree manslaughter for the death of her two-month-old grandson, Brayden Michael Beeler, on July 7, 2012.

03/20/2015

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New Minnesota Distillery Debuts Gin, Vodka

A new micro-distillery in Waconia is hoping to make a name for itself in Minnesota’s growing craft distillery industry. J. Carver Distillery sent its first shipment of gin and vodka to Twin Cities liquor stores last week.

10/31/2014

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Mike’s Mix: The Ward 6

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he’s tackling the signature cocktail of one of the Twin Cities’ most respected establishments … one with a number of very strong flavors.

07/25/2014

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St. Paul Couple Create New Vodka

If you’re making a trip to the liquor store this Memorial Day weekend, you may see a new vodka on the shelves. Introduced three weeks ago, it’s made in south Minneapolis and its key ingredients are from Minnesota farms.

05/22/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Let It Rain

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. While he was in Lake Elmo recently, Mike’s learned a cocktail recipe at the Lake Elmo Inn. It’s a cool, refreshing drink that’ll be perfect to bring in those warmer temperatures.

03/07/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — The Warm Up

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout February, Mike’s learning some cocktail recipes from Nicollet Island Inn’s bartender Troy Jurgens. This week’s selection will keep you sheltered from this latest winter storm.

02/21/2014

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Visit A Vodka Distillery… In Paradise

If year-round sunshine, epic waves, and surfer chicks aren’t enough to lure you to Maui, the island’s solar-powered, organic vodka distillery might do it. Check out Ocean Vodka, an 8-year-old company that recently opened a visitor-friendly complex. Aloha!

01/17/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Champagne Lemon Drop

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout January, he’s putting some pep in his morning step with breakfast cocktail recipes from The Freehouse, the brand new brewpub in the North Loop of Minneapolis. This week’s selection puts a spin on a sweet favorite.

01/10/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Aviv Vodka

It’s not always about food with DeRusha Eats, and this week we’re diving into the world of vodka. The new year is a time of rebirth for a lot of us, and for a local business man it’s the birth of a new vodka brand that was an eight-year process.

01/04/2014

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How To Cure, Or At Least Minimize, Your Hangover

Too much of any type of alcohol will cause a hangover, but drinking clear ones, like vodka and gin, will make it less severe.

12/31/2013

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Pine Co. Day Care Provider Pleads Guilty To Child Neglect

A Pine County day care provider has pleaded guilty to child neglect after a 22-month-old girl in her care walked away and onto a nearby highway. The little girl wasn’t hurt, but the day care provider told police she had been drinking vodka and taking cough syrup that day, court documents say.

10/29/2013

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Sweet Sickle

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak will be picking up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout October, he’s getting his inspirations from Dustin House. This week’s selection: the Sweet Sickle, a simple spin on the classic Gimlet cocktail.

10/25/2013

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Red Russian

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak will be picking up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout October, he’s getting his inspirations from Dustin House. This week’s selection: the Red Russian, a simple spin on the classic Manhattan cocktail.

10/18/2013

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — The Siberian Sunrise

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak will be picking up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout October, he’s getting his inspirations from Dustin House. This week’s selection: The Siberian Sunrise.

10/11/2013

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — The Russian Honeybee

I’m not a big fan of honey in general, but I didn’t really pick up on the taste of honey in this drink. You could easily substitute your favorite unflavored vodka in place of the honey-infused vodka.

10/04/2013

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DeRusha Drinks: 45th Parallel Distillery’s Spirits

A couple of Twin Cities guys are making their own vodka, gin, and whiskey — and it’s winning international awards. In a nondescript warehouse in a small Wisconsin town 45 minutes east of the Twin Cities, a revolution is underway at 45th Parallel Distillery.

06/29/2013

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CNN Settles With Family Of Woman Who Killed Herself

CNN has settled with the family of Minnesota mother who set herself on fire after she was called “Vodka Mom” on Nancy Grace’s show

01/05/2013

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Charges: Drunk Mother Suffocated Baby While Asleep

A mother is accused of accidentally killing her infant son, who investigators say suffocated when she rolled onto him while drunk.

06/07/2012

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Woman Charged In Maple Grove Sidewalk Death

A 61-year-old woman has been charged in the death of a pedestrian near the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove.

02/28/2012

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Empty Bottle Of Vodka Found In Car Of Hit-And-Run Driver

The woman accused of hitting and killing a pedestrian near the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove was over the legal limit, according to a search warrant.

02/08/2012

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Good Question: How Is Vodka Made?

It is the most popular liquor in the United States, with more than 700 million bottles sold in the United States in 2010. One out of every three bottles of liquor, is vodka. But what’s in vodka and how is it made?

05/16/2011

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Letterman and Betty White Do Shots

Betty White & David Letterman drinking vodka? Sounds funny to us! We’ve got a link to the video…

01/19/2011

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Iowa Man Gets Jail For Giving Vodka To Puppy

An Iowa City man accused of giving vodka to a puppy and nearly killing it has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for animal abuse.

11/18/2010