BC-MN--Minnesota Weekend Exchange Digest, MN
Here are the Minnesota AP Member Exchange Features for Sept. 29-Oct. 1:
ST. PAUL, Minn. — It’s booya season in St. Paul, and cousins Patricia Mitchell and Jeanette Proehl have their sporks at the ready. Mitchell, retired CEO of the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, and Proehl, an accountant and lifelong St. Paul resident, hit the booya trail every fall when churches, firefighters and community groups cook up massive vats of the meat and vegetable stew for fun and fundraising. By Kathy Berdan, Pioneer Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 594 words, photo.
EXCHANGE-PAY-IT-FORWARD ICE CREAM
DULUTH, MINN. — A bicycle ice cream cart in Minnesota is seeing a pay-it-forward tradition emerge with customers. Stacey Achterhoff is the Duluth bike cart proprietor who goes by the name Mrs. Delicious. Today, the bulk of Achterhoff’s business is paid forward. Customers get free ice cream. Then, many of them immediately reach into their pockets to pay for ice cream Achterhoff will later give to others. By Boyd Huppert, KARE-TV. SENT IN ADVANCE: 501 words.
EXCHANGE-FIRE DEPARTMENT ANNIVERSARY
VIRGINIA, Minn. — This year marks the Virginia Fire Department’s 125th anniversary. On March 10, 1893 — four months after Virginia was voted to village status — “nearly all the able-bodied men met to form the community’s first firefighting company,” according to a written history of the department. By Angie Riebe, Mesabi Daily News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1105 words, photo.
EXCHANGE-DULUTH BREWERY BOOM
DULUTH, Minn. — Duluth beer makers have long said that the quality of Minnesota’s water helps boost the quality of their products. Ursa Minor Brewing is Duluth’s newest brewery; it recently opened in the city’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Director of brewing operations Mark Hugus said Lake Superior water was a big reason they chose to open their brewery in Duluth. By Dan Kraker, Minnesota Public Radio. SENT IN ADVANCE: 896 words.
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