Meet the micro-distillers who are making craft liquor the Twin Cities' new industry
Minnesotans want to buy booze on Sundays. But in 2013, 2012, 2011, and so on, legislative efforts to allow Sunday liquor sales have been dead on arrival.Today, the push got a shot in the arm. In an interview, Gov. Mark Dayton told The Associated Press that if lawmakers can pass a bill allowing Sunda ... More >>
We've been following the race for Minneapolis mayor as things heat up this summer. While there's still some time before we'll know the outcome of the race, Hot Dish can't get enough of how the Twin Cities political and culinary scenes intersect. See also: Who's in the race? A guide to the six can ... More >>
It's baaaack! Less than a year after the last attempt to legalize Sunday liquor sales was killed in the House, the bill has been resurrected from the dead in the Senate.SEE ALSO: Study: Sunday liquor sales would boost state revenueAuthored by Senator Roger Reinert, D-Duluth, and Senator Jeremy Mille ... More >>
Just a year after veteran pub owner Kieran Folliard introduced his wildly successful 2 Gingers Whiskey to the free market, the premium spirit is now carried in more than 2,100 drinking establishments all over the state and the brand has sold nearly 20,000 cases of it product, making 2 Gingers the fa ... More >>
Minnesota Democrats, Republicans, and independents all agree on one thing -- we should be able to buy booze on Sundays.A new poll released by Public Policy Polling shows that just about everyone except our elected officials agrees that there is no good reason those of us who fail to plan ahead shoul ... More >>
Today, a pair of GOP Representatives -- Stephen Drazkowski, R-Mazeppa, and John Kriesel, R-Cottage Grove -- introduced amendments to allow Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota.Both amendment went down in a ball of flames, with about four times as many nays as yays.Who are these Minnesotans who don't ... More >>
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The right Valentines meal is a recipe for romance.In addition to red roses and hearts, Valentine's celebrations traditionally include a romantic meal. We'd love to know about your most memorable Valentine's dinner--good or bad. Was there a certain chocolate dessert that left you swooning? Did ... More >>
Currently, you can order this beverage in a bar on Sundays, but not buy it in a store.A bill to allow Sunday liquor sales, SF 197, is being introduced in the Senate today by Sens. Scott Dibble, Linda Scheid, and Roger Reinert of the DFL and Republican Sen. John Howe. How would you like your ... More >>
The bill would allow the university to serve alcohol at the stadium as long as it agrees to fund a scholarship account with the proceeds.
Were Minnesota to repeal a nonsensical ban on Sunday liquor sales, the state could reap $10 million a year in additional tax revenue.
Beer sales were down in fourth quarter. Or are we just drinking more PBR?
The battle at this stage has revealed one interesting strategy: Opponents of the ban are looking toward the capitol to push for a statewide ban in the upcoming legislative session.