Turning beer into food: Jacquie Berglund's company, FINNEGANS, does well doing good

(Photo by Sarah Whiting) "It's social, it's fun and you meet a lot of community-minded people. ... You make a difference." -- Jacquie Berglund

Sitting on a couch in her office, amid pillows bearing the slogans "Irish Holy Water" and "Drink Like You Care," Jacquie Berglund reflected on her initial career forays - good jobs, just not the right fit. After graduating from Augsburg College, she worked for a recruiting firm - "my first taste of business," she recalls. "I loved it, but it didn't have enough meaning. I think I'm just hardwired for [meaningful work]."

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TC Weekend | Selby Jazz Fest, Nicollet Open Streets, Community Garden Day and more!

The fun continues this weekend with an array of community events to help you get the most out of the last days of summer. From free jazz fests and county fairs, to celebrations of caramel, community and urban gardens  there's a lot to love about this weekend's lineup! Scroll down for details.

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The 10 best Twin Cities dog friendly restaurants

(Photos by Stephanie Fox) David and Janice Bartko check out the menu at Fat Lorenzo's while Mitchell, an American cocker waits.

Minnesota joined the civilized world in 2008 by lifting the ban on dogs in restaurants. Since then, scores of restaurants and bars have opened their tables to Canine Americans and their people. Grab a leash and come hungry; we’ve gone through and picked out our favorite ten Twin Cities dog friendly restaurants.

But, hurry! There’s only a month left before most of these restaurants close their door to dogs until next spring. Carpus canus!

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Clean veggie plate club: Members wanted

My daughter is one of those uber-healthy girls who runs and does yoga and is never without a snack sack of veggies. She eats spinach for breakfast, carrots for lunch, and kale for dinner, claiming all the while to love her mostly vegan diet.

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Little Mekong Night Market drawing big crowds on University Avenue

(Central Corridor Funders Collaborative) The night markets are meant to foster community engagement and neighborhood pride.

Expectations were modest when the Little Mekong Night Market launched earlier this summer in St. Paul.

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Minnesota fast food workers join nationwide strike

(From video by Labor Education Service)

Workers at McDonald’s, Subway and other fast food restaurants in the Twin Cities joined a nationwide strike Thursday for $15 an hour and the right to form a union.

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Commodity markets flip-flop on consumers, rural Minnesotans

For several years running, livestock producers struggled with production costs as everything from droughts in cattle country to high feed costs in dairy, pork and poultry areas made producing profits a big challenge for farmers and ranchers.

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TC Weekend | Concrete and Grass Music Fest, Wedge 40th Anniversary, Summer Beer Dabbler, Nokomis Monarch Fest and much more!

September may usher in the end of the summer season, but the outdoor festivities roll on this weekend with a flurry of fun events to enjoy. Butterflies, peace poems, music, cultural festivals, night markets -- you name it, this weekend has it! Scroll down to see what’s on tap.

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Two Dinkytown mainstays blend beans and books to bring in extra money

(Photo by Cora Nelson) First-year student Allie Gooley pages through a book Aug. 30, 2014, at Espresso Royale in Dinkytown. "Book and Brew" is the new collaboration between the Book House and Espresso Royale, which now offers books for sale in the coffee shop.

Thousands of books from the Book House in Dinkytown now line the walls of Espresso Royale as the result of a new partnership between the two businesses.

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