City leaders are amending an ordinance to allow the city to issue taproom licenses, which would clear the way for Surly to build its planned $20 million restaurant and brewery within the city limits and serve beer on site. Minneapolis and St. Paul have already made similar changes in hopes of luring the brewer's business.
Here’s what the Vikings owners say about new GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah
The Vikings announced his hiring on Wednesday night.
After 3-month delay, newest Twin Cities Raising Cane's opens
The restaurant was originally scheduled to open in October.
Armed man robs Twin Cities thrift store, flees in carjacked pickup
He pulled out a handgun shortly after chatting with the cashier about his scarf.
Gallery: Pagoda-inspired home on Lake Pepin for sale for $2M
The home has 425 feet of private shoreline on the Mississippi River.
Walz proposes legalizing marijuana in massive supplemental budget
It's among the provisions in his "Budget to Move Minnesota Forward."
Photos reveal damage from gunshots to Minneapolis snowplow
A hydraulic line and three tires were damaged in the shooting.
Minneapolis schools confirm return to in-person teaching Monday
The school district shifted to online learning almost two weeks ago as rising COVID cases led to staff and bus driver shortages.
Mineral leases for proposed Twin Metals mine near Boundary Waters canceled
A review by the DOI found "significant legal deficiencies" with the leases' 2019 renewal.
Reward to find person who left kittens to die in freezing WI cold
The cats were thrown from a vehicle, according to a witness.
Charges: Man led police on multi-city pursuit in stolen Metro Mobility bus
The bus had been left unattended with the keys inside when it was stolen.
Charges: Man fatally shot mother of his child during argument
Officers found her on the ground outside the couple's home.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, January 26
More than 15,000 new cases in today's update.
Beer maker seeks brewery site in Fargo
The owners of Fargo Beer Co., makers of Wood Chipper Indian Pale Ale and Stone’s Throw Scottish Ale, are in the process of acquiring a place to brew beer in Fargo, the Forum reports. Right now, Fargo Beer is brewed in Wisconsin at Sand Creek Brewery. According to the newspaper, city officials are working on a brewery license ordinance, but it might be early next year before it's finalized.
Fulton Brewery opens first taproom in downtown Minneapolis
A new state law and a new city ordinance allows the brewery to sell their tap beer right on site. Fulton Brewing started in a south Minneapolis garage and has since moved its full-scale brewery to the North Loop near Target Field. KARE 11 reports the Harriet Brewing Company will also open a taproom this spring.
Surly narrows list of potential brewery site options
The Brooklyn Center-based brewer says two locations in Minneapolis, one in Brooklyn Center and a fourth an unnamed "inner suburban" site remain on the short list for its $20 million destination brewpub. Surly Brewing says a final decision is still months away.
City of Red Wing becomes latest to put moratorium on mining of frac sand
City leaders have approved a one-year ban on silica sand mining within the city limits, where a county moratorium does not apply. Wabasha and Goodhue Counties earlier approved similar bans as they try to figure out what effects mining could have on the area and environment.
Shoreview becomes the latest to approve domestic partner registry
It gives committed couples -- both gay and straight -- a way to document their relationship. Several cities have recently passed similar ordinances. Minneapolis was the first in Minnesota to do so, followed by Duluth and St. Paul.
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