The Historic Grain Belt Beer Sign Illuminates Nicollet Island After Decades of Darkness (2017)
The historic Grain Belt Beer signPhoto byMcGhiever | Wikimedia Commons. In 1941, the Grain Belt Beer sign, a bottle-cap shaped 50’ X 40’ billboard constructed for $5000, was placed on top of the Marigold Ballroom at 1330 Nicollet Avenue in downtown Minneapolis.
The Legacy Lives On: Uncovering the Little Known Story of Christopher Stahlmann's Brewing Empire
Christopher Stahlmann was born on June 19, 1829, to a well-known and wealthy family in Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany. When he was seventeen, his father went bankrupt, losing everything — including Christopher’s inheritance. Without the benefits of his birthright, Stahlmann had few paths to success. He decided to leave his family and the only home he’d known for the United States.
Schulze Lake has been temporarily closed for a potential waterborne viral outbreak
EAGAN, MINNESOTA - In a press release by the Dakota County Government, they have announced that the Dakota County Parks have temporarily closed Schulze Lake as of this evening, Friday, June 2, 2023, due to a potential waterborne viral outbreak. This closure impacts both Schultz Beach and any other water activities which include canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and fishing. The closure has also closed any rentals at this location through at least June 8th.
Latest on the Minnesota man that was arrested and charged in connection to Burnsville gun store theft
BURNSVILLE, MINNESOTA - 20-year-old Abdishakur Samatar was arrested and charged in connection with the theft of a Glock handgun from The Modern Sportsman gun store in Burnsville, Minnesota on May 30, 2023.
Man caught after stealing gun and ammo from Burnsville gun store
BURNSVILLE, MINNESOTA - Around 12:30 PM in the afternoon on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, Burnsville Police Officers were called out to the area of Egan Drive and Burnsville Parkway for a reported theft from The Modern Sportsman gun store located at the 3500 block of County Road 42 in Burnsville, Minnesota. Witnesses said a male subject was seen running from The Modern Sportsman gun shop after stealing a gun and ammo from the gun store.
Overcoming Injustice: A.B. Cassius Fights for Equality and an On-Sale Liquor License in Minneapolis (1947 - 1948)
Anthony Cassius behind the bar at his downtown establishment in the 1950s.Photo byHistoryapolis. Anthony Brutus (A.B.) Cassius had a front-row seat to racial injustices in the Twin Cities for years after arriving here in the early 1920s. He saw the mistreatment of people of color, men and women who looked like him, and joined the fight for equality. Between 1947-1948, he battled with the city of Minneapolis to get an on-sale liquor license, highlighting the black community's struggle to find a place in traditionally "white" spaces. Ultimately, Cassius prevailed, becoming the first black on-sale liquor license holder in city history, but the lengthy process nearly cost him everything.
Unveiling the Secrets of John's Bar and Funhouse: A Scandalous Tale of Corruption in 1950s Minneapolis
John's Bar and Funhouse (2500 Marshall Street Northeast, Minneapolis), April 2, 1953. Photograph by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.Photo byMNHS (MNopedia) John's Bar and Funhouse, formerly located at 2500 Marshall Ave NE in Northeast Minneapolis, was one of many saloons that had occupied the corner of Lowry and Marshall since 1905. It was a popular local bar that opened in 1946, one which found itself at the center of a scandal in 1953 that rocked the city of Minneapolis and the Midwest as a whole.
Lost in Time: Delving into the Mysterious History of the North Star Brewery in St. Paul
2016 Photo of former North Star Brewery cavePhoto byMatt Reicher (Author) Located at the foot of the bluffs in St. Paul's Bruce Vento Sanctuary are the last remnants of the former North Star Brewery. The brewery had a long history in the area, overcoming a series of early ownership changes and significant competition to achieve a moderate level of success. However, the venture proved unsustainable. A bitter dispute between long-time partners spelled the end of the brewery in Phalen Creek, and a destructive fire left it as little more than a footnote in local history. Its story continues due partly to the water-logged, barred-up sandstone cave that remains as a lasting nod to what it once was.
Up to $1750 Per Child Could Reach Eligible Minnesota Residents
Disclaimer: This article was written for educational and informational purposes only. It was written using AI tools. In an unprecedented economic relief effort, millions of Americans are set to receive a one-time payment of up to $1,300, with residents of Minnesota primarily benefiting from this generous initiative.
Apple Valley residents unite to save beloved community pool
APPLE VALLEY, MINNESOTA - Beginning Fall of 2021, the Apple Valley, Minnesota City Council and the Parks & Recreation team began looking into the local community's interest in a Parks Referendum to reinvest in the City's parks and recreational facilities. As the Apple Valley community continues to grow and following an increase in use during the pandemic, the City would like to invest back into the local resources to continue to attract new residents and visitors to this great city, but also to continue to provide value for its current residents and the local economy. The latest proposed referendum has nine proposed projects with a combined investment of $66.75 million and a monthly tax impact of $18.80. According to the City, the estimated tax impact is based on the 2023 median-valued home of $352,800.
Stimulus Update: Monthly $1,200 Checks Could Potentially Be Issued to Americans
Disclaimer: This article is for informational and educational purposes only. Minnesota Congresswoman, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), has put forward a national income program that aims to offer recipients a monthly payment of $1,200 over a span of five years. In her op-ed published in the Star Tribune, she outlined two proposals to provide financial assistance to families, the first being the SUPPORT Act.
Disaster Strikes: Northeast Minneapolis Engulfed in Flames During the Historic Fire of 1893
Fire in northeast Minneapolis, near Minneapolis Brewing Company.Photo byMNHS. Conditions in Minneapolis in 1893 were rife for disaster. The city saw a long stretch of dry weather in a district home to several lumber milling and storage companies. The combination was a potential powder keg ready to explode. On a warm Sunday afternoon, it did.
Minnesota “Old Farmer’s Almanac” Advice for May 29-June 4, 2023
This post includes some content written or assisted by AI tools. As we welcome the last week of May and the first few days of June, Minnesotans are eager to embrace the outdoors. The Old Farmer's Almanac, a trusted source of information for many, offers some valuable advice for the week, particularly for those interested in vegetable and flower gardening, and astronomy.
From Struggling Starter to Dominant Reliever: The Remarkable Transformation of Jorge Lopez in the Bullpen
Jorge Lopez #48 of the Minnesota Twins looks on after being relieved against the Toronto Blue Jays in the ninth inning at Target Field.Photo by(David Berding/Getty Images) Jorge Lopez started his Major League career as a highly-touted prospect with the Milwaukee Brewers. However, after struggling to succeed as a starter, he was eventually traded from Milwaukee to the Kansas City Royals in 2018 and again to the Baltimore Orioles in 2020. Despite some promising performances, Lopez never quite found his footing as a starter in Baltimore, and by 2021 he had been moved to the bullpen.
Minnesota woman gets wedding ring back 13 years after flushing it down toilet
In a heartwarming tale of unexpected discovery, a diamond ring flushed down a toilet 13 years ago found its way back to its owner, Mary Strand. Uncovered amidst the detritus at a Rogers, Minnesota regional water treatment plant, the ring held immense sentimental value as it was a cherished 33rd wedding anniversary gift from Mary's husband, Dave, per NBC affiliate KARE 11. It has a large marquise diamond that is surrounded by 12 smaller diamonds and 16 even smaller diamonds, all set on a gold band.
Moonshine Legacy: The Story of 'Minnesota 13' and Stearns County's Bootlegging Era
Men in Stearns County during prohibition (1920-1933) show off their "Minnesota 13" moonshine.Photo byMelrose History Museum. For generations, Minnesota farmers have planted corn on their land - with varying levels of success. The state's earliest planted seeds, which originated from the South, did not fare well in its shorter, colder growing season, negatively impacting its output.
A Legacy Brewing: The Remarkable Story of Schell’s Brewery Owner August Schell (1828 - 1891)
Picture of August SchellPhoto byBrookston Beer Bulletin. August Schell came to newly established New Ulm, Minnesota, to help prop up a struggling German-American immigrant community. He began a brewery while living there. Despite having to navigate several pioneer-era challenges, he prospered. A self-made man, his generosity and thoughtfulness, as well as his love of the outdoors, shone through during his lifetime.
Bloomington Police have one in custody following police activity near Mall of America
BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA - Details are limited at this time, but what we do know is earlier this afternoon, the Bloomington Police Department, MN was searching for a subject who had run from them and was hiding in a parking garage next to the Bloomington Best Western Plus and behind the BLN Office Park off of Killebrew Dr. The area was located just to the south of the Mall of America. A perimeter was set up around the location the individual was last scene and police worked on a plan to safely bring the individual into custody.