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    Find it Local Friday: New Year’s Drinks

    Welcome to the last hours of 2011. Here’s the excitement left on my list this year: 1. Finish Seasons 2 & 3 of How I met your Mother. 2. Run the clean cycle on the washing machine. 3. Listen to Carpe Season’s Winter Playlist while REFUSING to leave the house on New Year’s Eve. As wonderful as the local celebrations are, I’m not sure I have it in me this year. Settling in with a DVD, some cranberry cheesecake, and a glass of wine seems like the best plan. Whether you’re out on the town, heading to a house party with friends or staying in to watch Dick Clark, make…

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    Find it Local Friday: Minnesota Beer

    When I planned this post earlier this week, we were on the verge of  ‘The Great Minnesota Potential Beer Crisis’.  Thankfully, it looks like the state might be closer to a deal to end the government shutdown.  In the meantime, I was prepared with a great list today of what to drink when you can’t find a Miller Lite. Although you’ll still be able to grab the national brands this weekend, I recommend giving a new brew a try.  Metro bars and restaurants, liquor stores, and Target Field carry many of these local brews, with good reason.  They each offer a unique taste and experience you can’t find in a…