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Owamni opened its doors in 2021 and shares its name with the place at the historic falls along the Mississippi River — Wakpa Tanka, as Dakota people say.
These local favorites may become your new favorites.
Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan held a press conference at Little Thistle Brewing to celebrate the signing of the "Free the Growler" bill that allows larger breweries in the state to sell 64 oz. growlers and smaller breweries now have the option to sell 12 or 16 oz. canned beers and seltzers in their taprooms.
A year after retirement from pro hockey has meant positive lifestyle changes for David Backes and his wife, Kelly, as they prepare for their biggest post-hockey venture with the opening of a new restaurant.

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In reimagining the 120-seat Prairie Bay space as a new restaurant, picking an Italian option seems to provide an experience the area was both missing and still seeking.
The Campbell Development Pinehurst Apartments were recently before the Baxter Planning and Zoning Commission and the subject will be before the City Council Tuesday, April 19.
The Minnesota-based restaurant chain describes itself as fast, casual and healthy and is expanding by 10 locations in the state within the next two years.
According to the survey, 36% of hospitality operators say their business has returned to, or surpassed, pre-pandemic revenue levels. However, 37% say they won't cross that threshold until next year.
The journey for chef Martin Schmidlin to arrive in America with his family was difficult but worthwhile.
The death by suicide of the charismatic Anthony Bourdain, a celebrity chef who openly struggled with addiction and mental illness, resonated with many restaurant workers. Then came the pandemic, which helped relaunch tough conversations about the psychological impacts of restaurant jobs. A Denver company with 10 restaurants had a revelation: Let’s hire a full-time mental health clinician.

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“When you’re 17-years-old, you're not the new shiny thing, you're like the old hoodie, comfortable and always there for you, but not like ‘Hey, we're gonna go out.’” - Nick Miller. The vision for the future is a new Prairie Bay in a smaller location and an entirely new concept to open in the current site. No rush on gift cards as they'll be accepted at 3 Cheers' other restaurants, the new one and the future Prairie Bay as well.
The franchise took its lead from the option to pick ingredients on the spot and have a pizza made to order that can be ready in a few minutes.

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