GRANT, Minn. — Lisa Najarian sipped her chamomile tea in the kitchen of her Grant home Monday and sighed. "September's a bad month for me," she said. The symptoms of the Lyme disease she has suffered with for 19 years were affecting her. She acknowledged them — fatigue and brain fog — and then pushed them aside to keep talking about her project, Twin Cities Lyme Foundation, and the $148,000 raised at its first gala on Saturday, Sept. 8.
ST. PAUL—Drivers and warehouse workers of the largest beer distributor in Minnesota went on strike Friday over safety concerns. J.J. Taylor Distributing and the Teamsters Local 792 union have been in contract negotiations since February. The union rejected management's most recent offer for a three-year contract last week, which traded an increase in wages for making a two-man keg delivery system one-man. "The strike has nothing to do with monetary issues," said Ed Reynoso, union spokesman. "It has everything to do with safety."