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Why Is It Called A Moscow Mule And Served In A Copper Cup?

Recently I was out with co-workers and Dani, our receptionist and the gal you see when you pick up prizes at B105, ordered a Moscow Mule.  I asked what the drink was made out of and why they serve it in a copper cup.  She was able to answer one of those questions, the other spurred a table conversation.

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Alexey Lysenko
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Sunday Liquor Sales Start in Duluth This Weekend

While it came a couple weeks after much of the rest of Minnesota, the ability to purchase liquor on Sunday begins this weekend in Duluth.

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Duluth Sunday Liquor Sales Approved, Starting Two Weeks After State Law Goes Into Effect

After Governor Dayton signed the bill into law in March, Sunday liquor sales would be allowed across Minnesota as early as July 2. Municipalities still had to approve sales locally. Duluth voted on this issue on Monday night.

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Scott Olson, Getty Images
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Local Social Media Reactions to Sunday Liquor Law News

With news that the Minnesota Senate passed the measure to allow Sunday liquor sales by a vote of 38-28, what were people around Duluth/Superior saying?

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Minnesota Senate Votes To Overturn Sunday Liquor Sales Ban

After a lengthy discussion among members of the Minnesota Senate on Monday, the body voted to pass the bill banning Sunday liquor sales. The measure passed by a 38-28 vote, and now moves to Governor Dayton's desk to be signed.

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4 Northland Beverages That Parallel The Martini Made With San Francisco Fog

The new crazy trend is a $43 martini made with what they call genuine San Francisco fog.  I expected it to be just a bottle of air, but what really happens is that the vodka is harvested water from the fog in San Francisco.  That got me thinking of all the opportunities we have right here in our own backyard.

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Visit Duluth
Visit Duluth
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Local Distillery Needs Your Votes To Be Deemed 2016 Best Craft Specialty Spirits Distillery

If you haven't yet had the chance to visit the Vikre Distillery in Duluth near our iconic Aerial Lift Bridge, you best hurry.  They've become very popular and they're moving forward with fury.  They need your vote to win a "10 Best" nationwide contest with USATODAY.

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Neilson Barnard;
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Why Don’t You Have To Buy Vanilla In A Liquor Store When It’s 70 Proof?

The recent news about a woman getting drunk and arrested for being under the influence of vanilla begs the question:  If vanilla is 70 proof (35 to 40 % alcohol) - why don't you have to buy it in a liquor store?

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Neilson Barnard;
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Can You Get Drunk Off Of Vanilla Extract? Woman Arrested In New York For Being Under The Influence Of Too Much Vanilla

A month or so ago we had the story about the Wisconsin man who was arrested for driving under the influence and blamed the beer-battered fish that he had eaten. In that case, the authorities believe that the gentleman also consumed alcohol with his meal.   Now comes the story from York state about a woman who has a food-related product to blame for her drunk driving arrest.

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What’s The Most Unlikely Excuse Police Hear? Wisconsin Man Says Beer Battered Fish To Blame For Tenth DUI

I recently read somewhere that Wisconsin holds the title for the most-repeat DUI offenders.  While there is nothing humorous about that information, I would suggest that maybe they need to hold a fish fry at their next reunion meeting?

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Northland Law Enforcement Kicks Off Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over Campaign

It's common sense AND it's the law:  Don't drink and drive!  Law enforcement agencies in northeast Minnesota are getting ready to kick off a combined campaign to raise awareness of the impact drunk driving can have with a campaign that kicks off on Monday, August 18.

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Jason Bahr - via Getty
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Have Bloody Mary Garnishes Gone Too Far? Milwaukee Bar Includes An Entire Fried Chicken As Part Of Their Bloody Mary

What's with Bloody Mary garnishes?  Suddenly it appears like there's a race to "one-up" the next bar with an ever-growing assortment of garnishes.  Now a bar in Milwaukee has added fuel to the fire an entire fried chicken as a garnish.

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