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Local (Wine) Tap: ‘Minn. Wine Country’

Minnesota Wine Country is enjoying its new digs — and lauding the ever-growing industry of wine – at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair.

08/29/2013

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These Aren’t Your Old World Grapes, But They Make Great Wines

The fifth annual International Cold Climate Wine Competition is awarding top honors for the finest red, white and specialty wines made from cold-climate grapes.

08/16/2013

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Frosty Minnesota’s Wine Industry Faces Challenges

A new study says Minnesota’s wine industry is growing up, but faces challenges.

07/17/2013

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For The 1st Time A Century, Beer Might Flow At Minn. Capitol

There are few other places in the historic Minnesota State Capitol where beer drinking should be more welcome: The basement cafeteria, styled as a German Rathskeller. Now, for the first time in almost 100 years, alcohol may be available on certain occasions.

05/22/2013

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Minn. Legislature Allows Beer, Wine Sales In Capitol

Your favorite brew may soon be available for purchase at the state Capitol. The Legislature passed a bill Monday that includes a provision that directs the city of St. Paul to issue and on-sale wine and malt liquor license to the Capitol cafeteria. The bill now goes to Gov. Mark Dayton.

05/20/2013

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Good Question: Is The Legal BAC Limit Too High?

Saying they could save hundreds of lives every year, the nation’s highway safety advocates want states to reduce the legal blood alcohol limit for driving by 35 percent — from 0.08 to 0.05.

05/14/2013

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Good Question: How Strict Are Minnesota’s Liquor Laws?

No one at Haskell’s in downtown Minneapolis or at The Four Firkins in St. Louis Park expected Minnesota’s liquor laws to change Tuesday.

05/01/2013

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Mpls. Committee Approves Beer, Wine Sales At Lake Harriet

Twin Cities dwellers will likely soon be able to enjoy a drink while spending time at a popular Twin Cities lake.

04/30/2013

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Beer, Wine Sales Heading To Lake Harriet?

After a recent decision, beer and wine sales at Lake Harriet look more and more possible.

04/21/2013

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to start planning some weekend fun. This weekend, it’s all about movies, wine and beer.

04/04/2013

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Reality Check: Stadium Beer Sales & The U Losing Money

When the legislature approved beer sales at TCF Bank stadium a couple years ago, lawmakers and the University of Minnesota estimated profits — more than $1 million.

03/22/2013

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Swanky Radisson Blu Hotel Opens At MOA

The Radisson Blu hotel, connected to the Mall of America, is now open. The first guests checked in Friday morning, and the staff of 185 is trained and ready.

03/15/2013

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Off The Menu Guests From Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl: 3/2/13

Each week on “Off the Menu” with Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, we’ll spotlight the people doing amazing things with food and drink! Local farmers, experts in food, wine, beer and spirits, chefs, restaurant owners and much more.

03/07/2013

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‘It’ll Cripple Our Industry’: Bar Owner On Proposed Alcohol Tax

Minnesota lawmakers got an earful from angry bar and restaurant owners Wednesday about a plan to significantly raise the state’s alcohol taxes.

03/06/2013

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Bill Would Let Minn. Hockey, Hoops Fans Buy Beer

After a season of liquor sales at TCF Bank Stadium, a state lawmaker wants to allow hockey and basketball fans at the University of Minnesota to buy beer and wine.

02/21/2013

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