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Two Northfield entrepreneurs seek to connect SoMinn beer connoisseurs with the ever-expanding Minnesota craft beer industry 

Sarah speaks with one of the growing number of rock star chefs in the Twin Cities area. Emily Marks is the pastry chef at the Bachelor Farmer and also happens to be Sarah's sister

In which our lead columnist signs up to lose a bunch of weight and then wonders what the hell is going on

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OWATONNA — John Hammer has just one thing to say to Owatonna residents this weekend: “Come on out and have a Smokin’ good time.”

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OWATONNA — Regular customers of Grace’s Tex Mex didn’t need an online poll to tell them where to find the best nachos in Minnesota, but to settle the record, WCCO gave the title to the Owatonna restaurant.

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Najwa Massad and her family are well known for the food they serve in Mankato. Not as well known is the journey between the two places they call home.

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OWATONNA — This weekend’s forecast calls for blue skies and a variety of blues music and barbecue for the eighth annual Smokin’ in Steele Festival, but that’s not all.

Every day we celebrate movies. Golden Globes, Oscars, Cannes Film Festival and every large city has a Movie Critic. But there are the Classics that we watch over and over again; Casablanca,  Gone with the Wind, Schindler's List, Star Wars, Jaws, Psycho, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Sha…

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"Don't you know—there is no modern romance." - Karen O

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January. The first month after the calorie-laden Holidays; the biggest sales month for Health Clubs and Gyms. You’ve got both feet into the hot-dishes and comfort foods meant to bulk you up and keep you warm. You’ve got lots of bulky sweaters and bathing-suit weather is not even close to on …

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Mark Schiller and Simeon Rossi have the only operating whiskey distillery in Southern Minnesota. After a little more than a year in business, this award winning company is growing and headed for a bright future.

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The Caves of Faribault has done it again. The company just added a pair of 2014 Good Food Awards to its growing awards collection for producing exceptional cheese.

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Food lovers in Owatonna will have a pair of new eating establishments to try soon as two new restaurants are set to open, one of which is bringing a new type of cuisine to the city.

You've seen Guy Fieri roam the country in his convertible, bringing you hundreds of Diner's Drive-Ins and Dives. You've seen Rachel Ray get along for $40 a Day. Over on the Travel Channel there's Adam Richman downing six-pound burritos and 3,000-calorie omelets.

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We have an eclectic bunch tucked away in the newsroom here at the Daily News. The two newest recruits to the Daily News team, Eric Dolski and Cristeta Boarini are from far-flung reaches like Green Bay and Chicago. As they try to immerse themselves in the lefse-making, winter sports-loving li…

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Whether it’s a caffeine pick-me-up or a quick bowl of oatmeal to tide you over until dinner time, a new coffee kiosk now open in Faribault hopes to be the go-to spot for all your commuter needs.