Minneapolis-based Phillips Distilling Co. said Monday it is now selling UV Vodka in Spain with plans to expand the brand throughout Europe and into Asia. The company is tapping into the huge demand for flavored vodkas. Some of the more unique UV flavors include chocolate cake, whipped cream, coconut and sweet green tea.
Body pulled from Mississippi River ID'd as missing Elk River man
Keith Harvell had been missing since early last month.
2 victims identified in double-fatal north Minneapolis shooting
A 21-year-old man and a 51-year-old man were identified as the people who died at the scene this past weekend.
Former Proctor HS football player pleads guilty to sexual assault of teammate
The case will also remain in juvenile court, with conditions.
Lineup for returning Canterbury Park Concert Series revealed
Tickets go on sale Friday.
Doug Wardlow reneges on promise, will challenge GOP's AG candidate in primary
Wardlow's announcement sparked swift criticism from the MN GOP and the party-endorsed candidate, Jim Schultz.
US News '150 Best Places to Live' features 1 from MN, 3 from WI
The latest US News list is for the most populous metro areas only, so no small towns.
7 tornadoes touched down last week in western MN, ND
Two of the seven were EF-2 level tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.
Floodwaters sweep through restaurant in Waite Park
The Sauk River crested on Monday.
City of Minneapolis, Jaleel Stallings reach $1.5M settlement
Although a settlement was made, the city will not admit fault or take any responsibility for the incident as part of the agreement with Stallings.
Shakers Vodka brand and equipment being auctioned online
The Shakers brand will be sold along with bottling equipment and packaging materials, including recipes, patents and trademarks. Minnesota-based Infinite Spirits, the maker of Shakers Vodka, filed voluntary bankruptcy protection in early 2012. The online auction will run through June 26.
Minnesota schools watch for new tricks like vodka-soaked candies
School officials in western Minnesota say kids are pouring vodka over gummy candies, allowing them to soak and absorb the alcohol, before bagging them up and eating them at school.
Owners of Shakers Vodka file for bankruptcy protection
Infinite Spirits Inc., filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition last month. The West Central Tribune reports the Minnesota-based company will be liquidated, but the Shakers brand could be sold. It was distilled in Benson up until last year.
Vodka-soaked Gummi bears newest method for underage drinking
The State Health Department warned hundreds of schools and police agencies about the growing threat. Health officials say the Internet has sparked the trend with how-to videos online.
Biometric identification for international travelers at MSP
According to the Associated Press, a special kiosk will be available for pre-approved passengers at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport starting Monday. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency predicts it will reduce wait times by 70 percent.
International Falls wins 'Best in Glass' taste test
International Falls won the competition held by the Minnesota Chapter of the American Water Works Association in Duluth for the best-tasting drinking water in Minnesota. St. Cloud and East Grand Forks took second and third place.
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