Minnesota Senate Defeats Bid To Open Up Sunday Liquor SalesSupporters of Sunday liquor store sales can put a cork in it for now. The Minnesota Senate Thursday killed an effort to repeal a decades-long ban on Sunday sales at liquor stores. Currently, Minnesota liquor stores are open Monday through Saturday, but not Sunday.
Minnesota House Speaker: Sunday Liquor Sale Vote Will OccurMinnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt says advocates of full liquor sales on Sundays can be assured that a vote will be held before the Legislature adjourns this year. But the top Capitol Republican stopped short of guaranteeing an outcome in the perennial fight.
Union: Test Shows Madison Officer Was Sober After Shooting A white Madison Police officer who killed an unarmed biracial man earlier this month was sober after the shooting, according blood test results that the police union released Thursday.
The Sunday Liquor Sales Ban Won't Be Lifted This YearSupporters of legalizing Sunday liquor store sales in Minnesota may have to put a cork in it this year.
Eagan Woman Charged With Death Of GrandsonA 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.
Eagan Woman Charged In 2-Month-Old Grandson's DeathA 49-year-old Eagan woman has been charged in the 2012 death of her 2-month-old grandson. Prosecutors say Johanna Mercedes Limpert Beeler was charged Tuesday with second-degree manslaughter in Dakota County District Court.
DPS Warns: Get A Sober Ride For St. Patrick's DayNearly 127 million people across the country plan to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Tuesday. Those who do celebrate usually wear lots of green and spend lots of green. Because many observe the holiday with adult beverages, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety wanted to remind everyone to make sure they line up a sober ride if they're planning on being out and about.
Super Bowl Drunk Driving Arrests Down Significantly In MinnesotaDWI arrests were about a third of the size of the five-year average. Preliminary numbers suggest an overall decline in drunk drivers in Minnesota.
Milwaukee County Expanding Traveling Beer GardenA traveling beer garden is expanding for its second annual tour across Milwaukee County. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced Tuesday that a second truck will be added to the Traveling Beer Garden Tour this summer.
Reality Check: Will MN Finally Get Sunday Liquor Sales?Minnesota lawmakers are taking aim at a nearly century-old law that's been very difficult to take off the books. Liquor stores cannot legally open on Sundays. If it's hard to understand why, you are not alone. It's an 82 year old law some lawmakers are trying to repeal.
Sheriff: Driver Runs Stop Sign, Kills Woman; Alcohol A Possible FactorThe St. Croix County Sheriff's Office says alcohol may have contributed to a crash that killed a 54-year-old Wisconsin woman Tuesday evening.
MN Tea Party Among Alliance Fighting Sunday Liquor Sale BanAn alliance of various political groups are speaking out against Minnesota's long-standing ban on Sunday liquor sales. The coalition announced their collaboration prior to the start of another legislative session, which begins on Tuesday.
Good Question: Why Are Some Wines So Expensive?Christmas has come and gone, but at Haskell's in Minnetonka, New Year's Eve is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. At Haskell's, you can splurge even more for a bottle of wine. A lot more.
Chain Restaurants To Post Calorie Counts On Drink MenuIn recent years, calorie counts have become more present than ever before at restaurants. Now, alcoholic beverages are joining the list.
Minn. Considering Powdered Alcohol BanMinnesota is the latest state considering a ban on powdered alcohol. The product is better known as "Palcohol." Its inventor says it's a convenient way to mix a drink, and federal regulators say it's safe.