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New Twin Cities brewery to battle aquatic invaders

Minnetonka-based Tonka Beer Company launched its first beer this spring and plans to donate 100 percent of the profits to help prevent the spread of invasive species in Minnesota waterways. KSTP reports "Big Island Shandy" is sold at more than 100 stores throughout the state. The goal is to donate at least $10,000 this year and twice that amount next year. A second beer is set to hit store shelves in August.
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Minnetonka-based Tonka Beer Company launched its first beer this spring and plans to donate 100 percent of the profits to help prevent the spread of invasive species in Minnesota waterways. KSTP reports "Big Island Shandy" is sold at more than 100 stores throughout the state. The goal is to donate at least $10,000 this year and twice that amount next year. A second beer is set to hit store shelves in August.

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