Denver-based burger chain Smashburger is doing something a little different when it comes to serving beers in its fast-casual string of restaurants. The folks behind Smashburger have started introducing burgers with beer pairing options, using local craft beers in six of their operating markets arou ... More >>
It's a boozy Week in Food, as we've found firkin tappings, wine tastings, and cordial samplings take up many of the events this first week of December. Remember to layer all these drinks with some Christmas cookies... 12/4 Celiac suffers don't have to forgo the deliciousness that is Pizza Luce than ... More >>
America's latest gold rush portends the greatest environmental disaster of a generation
Last year Summit Brewing Company celebrated 25 years of beer with a blowout in the brewery's backyard. This year they turn 26. Seems like a good excuse to throw another party. And party is just what the folks at Summit plan to do. This year's Summit Backyard Bash happens Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p ... More >>
Busy week! The Mill City Farmers Market returns on Saturday, and don't forget to honor mom on Sunday with something especially delicious this Week in Food. 5/8 Creating a fun, tasty dessert doesn't have to take hours or require a long list of ingredients. With the right items in your pantry, you c ... More >>
Batten down the hatches -- Asian carp have arrived in Minnesota. A silver carp and a bighead carp were caught in the Mississippi River March 1 near Winona, the furthest point upstream the fish have been seen thus far.Recent reports make the invasive fish sound like villainous creatures from a sci ... More >>
Learning and drinking: two things we're not opposed to, especially when done together. If you feel the same way then this is your week. We've got classes, beer dinners, classes on making beer, and even an afternoon dedicated to healthy eating. Dive in.
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25 years of beers. In 1986 Ronald Reagan was president, Top Gun was a biggie in movie theaters, and The Cosby Show was cracking folks up every Thursday night. 1986 was also the year when Summit Brewing Company began, working out of a former truck parts store on University Avenue in St. Paul. And ... More >>
The pollution warning expires at midnight.It seems we'll never run into a shortage of reasons to complain about the weather here in Minnesota. Just a few months ago, we were still whining about a cold and snowy winter that had long overstayed its welcome. Today, it's so damn hot and sunny ... More >>
WikipediaXcel Energy and other utilities sided with the EPA in court and won.In news that initially sounds like a contradiction in terms, the Environmental Protection Agency and five major utility companies including Minnesota-based Xcel Energy, have scored a win together in the U.S. Supreme ... More >>
Broken HaikuTime to clear the air.Smell something bad? The American Lung Association is out with a new study today that shows Ramsey County fell from a "C" to a "D" grade when it comes to air quality -- the worst in the state. Based on EPA data on ozone and particle pollution from 2007-2009, ... More >>
TopatoMaybe Blinky makes a guest appearance in the Mississippi this summer?Officials at the Environmental Protection Agency say it's raining radiation in St. Paul as a result of the damaged nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan. The readings show elevated levels of radioactive iodine-131 i ... More >>
Ron JohnsonIt's going to take a lot more than the scientific community to fool this senate candidate.These days, pretty much every mainstream scientist out there recognizes the existence of global warming. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, for example, cites multiple studies all in ag ... More >>
Om 401 North 1st Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.1510, website Hours and Details: Daily, 4:30-6:30 p.m.: $2 house red and white wine, rail drinks, and Summit EPA, IPA, and Seasonal. Monday-Thursday, 9-11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m.-12 a.m.: $5 house wine, rail drinks and Summit, EPA, IPA ... More >>
They call it the Olympics of Beer--the biggest commercial beer contest in the world. The biannual Brewer's Association World Beer Cup, held last week in Boulder, featured 3,308 entries and was judged by 179 experts from 26 countries.St. Paul's Summit Brewing Company took first place in the Classi ... More >>
Wait a second--coffers are empty and the state is spending how much on bottled water?
Hundreds of new penta-treated utility poles planned for the metro
When we came across photo collection of random people holding car keys, we decided to figure out what these odd balls were up to.
On the Iron Range, the surging commodities market may bring prosperity. But it might also threaten one of the state's greatest natural resources.
In the rush to cash in on ethanol, the Midwest might be giving away its greatest natural resource
A troublesome family of synthetic chemicals called PFCs—many of them produced in Minnesota—is turning up in the bodies of people and animals worldwide. So why did the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency force its leading PFC researcher, Dr. F
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency sees blue skies ahead. Or is that hot air?
Sewage sludge: Fertilizer or public menace?
Did the power that lights your lava lamp begin as a pile of cow manure?
A new plan for disposing of metro-area sewage has critics crying foul
Kids + pesticides = 700% more leukemia
How Paul Thelander turned radios into gold, wind into spirits, and chemicals into a cocktail that might have saved the world.
For more than a decade, Ramsey County officials blew off Ralph Sletten's complaints about the local compost site. Then a test found Agent Orange in the water.
Global warming isn't just a theory anymore. Now the arguments are about how dire the changes in world climate will be, how soon they'll come--and what, if anything, can be done to moderate them.
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