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From left, Tina Hanke, Tom Hill and Justin "Bud" Kaney of Bemidji Brewing Co. brew up a batch of beer last month in Harmony Co-op's commercial kitchen. Photo by Monte Draper/Bemidji Pionee

Minnesota law change benefits local breweries

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Small craft breweries have been on the rise in Minnesota in recent years, a wave of popularity that has recently reached the shores of Lake Bemidji.


Bemidji Brewing Co. started selling its beer at Brigid's Irish Pub in the last few weeks, a milestone that was years in the making. The brewery's three members have seen what craft beer scenes in other states have to offer, and what Minnesota could look like in the future.

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