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Wayzata City Council Approves City's First Microbrewery, Taproom

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Wayzata has just made initial steps to approve its own brewery, taproom and distillery as the microbrew trend continues across the Twin Cities.

Pollstar Ranks Target Center as a Top Facility in US for Ticket Sales

Target Center in Minneapolis is ranked as one of the top facilities in the nation for ticket sales.

The arena hosted 150 concerts and family and sporting events in 2014, including 11 of them by country music star Garth Brooks.

Target Center sold 1.3 million paid tickets, which is the most they have ever sold, according to a spokeswoman.

Target to Offer Health Care Resources to Customers through New Partnership

You now have the option to shop for health insurance in-person or get help managing your plan at one of three Twin Cities metro-area Target stores.

Target announced a new partnership Thursday with a local health care startup called Gravie.

The Apple Valley, Lake Street and Plymouth Target locations will provide customers with free access to a Gravie insurance agent.

Plymouth Businesses Mostly Successful in 2014 Alcohol, Tobacco Checks

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Businesses in Plymouth that sell alcohol and tobacco are doing their job with checking identities, according to police.

Plymouth Police Department checks the businesses annually to make sure they’re not selling to minors. The department hires an underage person to play the role of a buyer. An undercover officer is also present during the check.

Rainforest Café Temporarily Closes Starting this Weekend

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Rainforest Café at Mall of America is closing – but only temporarily.

The restaurant will be closing on Sunday, Jan. 18, to move to the third floor near Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., which is owned by the same parent company, Landry’s.

Businesses Start New Year with New Registration Option

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Businesses of a new stripe are registering in Minnesota.
    
They're called public benefit corporations, and they give businesses more leeway to use profits to help the public as well as their shareholders. The Minnesota Secretary of State's office was set Friday morning to hold an event registering the state's first public benefit corporations.

Christmas Miracle: Gas Could Drop to $2 at Some Minn. Stations

This Christmas, Santa might as well drive. According to GasBuddy.com, at least 24 states already have gas going for $2 or less per gallon. Analysts say some parts of Minnesota could soon see prices that low too.