Root beer maverick: How one little, old lady battled the harsh Minnesota wilderness & made root beer for thousands

Until 1986, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness was home to hundreds of wild species, including moose, beavers, bears, bobcats, bald eagles—and one little, old lady named Dorothy Molter. Molter was the last legal non-indigenous resident of the BWCAW. She operated a resort that became a legendary destination in one of the most remote parts … [ Read more]

NorthGate Brewing is raising awareness (and a pint) for Save the Boundary Waters

It’s no secret that Minnesota is full of natural beauty. But some are concerned that the proposed sulfide-ore copper mining operation will endanger northern Minnesota’s  Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Thus, in 2013, the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters was organized. To defend the Boundary Waters as a national and natural treasure, Minneapolis’ NorthGate Brewing is teaming … [ Read more]