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Hideaway: On Lake Vermilion with Friends and Vanilla Rose Porter

I spent my first two nights of 2019 hidden away in a fish house on an otherwise empty Lake Vermilion. I captured a beautiful sunset, stood alone among the stars, and nearly filled a...

Fatterday: Ben versus the High Cheese

Ben Johnson doesn't remember the first time he dug into a Fat Pants Friday, but you can bet the aftershock is still with him. "The first one was life-changing," says Johnson, 44, a Minnetonka man...

The Community Keg House is Bringin' the Belt Back!

Look up "Grain Belt Building" on Google, and the first entries that come up involve a studio and luxury apartments for rent. Many of today's beer drinkers weren't even alive when the complex last...

The Day I Buzzed 15 Breweries and Cooked My Own Burgermeister

Perhaps you've heard I have an online radio show about beer now? Well, I do. Since I'm not what you'd call "known" among the beer industry's key names, I introduced myself to some Saturday ... by...

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