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One last New Year's toast: It's taps for another American Legion bar

The American Legion bar in downtown Bemidji closed its doors after its annual New Years Eve celebration. Valley News Live reported that dwindling membership led to the decision to shutter the post,...

January 01, 2015

After 53 years, White Bear Bowl reaches the end of the alley

It might’ve seemed like the good times would just keep rolling at White Bear Bowl. But the lanes are shutting down for the final time as 2014 ends. The bowling alley has been a landmark on...

December 31, 2014

Spoiler! Moccasins, 'Vera Bradley' among most-searched gifts in Mpls

Guessing gifts when you have them wrapped and in your hand can be fun. But what about predicting what the present is before it gets anywhere near your tree? The Upshot – the data-happy section of...

December 23, 2014

Mall of America store stands by employees who supported protesters

Lush Cosmetics (@lushcosmetics) supports workers who participated in Mall of America protest — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 22, 2014 Employees...

December 22, 2014

The original Famous Dave's finds a temp location after fire that gutted building

The very first Famous Dave’s restaurant – located in the northwest Wisconsin town of Hayward – burned almost completely to the ground in November. But worry not. The original symbol of the...

December 22, 2014

Consumers get go-ahead in lawsuit against Target in data breach

Consumers affected by the Target data breach last holiday season can go ahead with lawsuits against the Minnesota-based retailer. Target’s request to dismiss the cases was denied Thursday...

December 21, 2014

Ride service in Ely starts offering beer deliveries to ice houses

Huddled in the cold waiting for a nibble on their line, an Ely entrepreneur will be bringing local ice fishermen some Christmas cheer … or rather, some Christmas beer. Local livery service...

December 20, 2014

Move over consoles, retro toys are making a comeback this Christmas

Retro is very much back in fashion among Minnesota’s toy retailers, who have reported big demand for classic toys and games this Christmas. Etch-a-Sketch, Yahtzee, Twister and even the humble...

December 20, 2014

Competitve Edge: Behind Fashion Avenue's Success

For consignment stores, reputation rules.

December 19, 2014

Cheers! Surly's highly anticipated 'destination brewery' opens Friday

Surly Brewing’s highly anticipated “destination brewery” is finally opening its doors. The beer hall opens to the public at 11 a.m. Friday. The brewery will be pouring more than a...

December 18, 2014

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