Brewing Relics: Archaeologist Patrick McGovern uncovers the secrets of ancient ales and wines

The mouth of a perfectly contented man is filled with beer.” While this sounds like an adage uttered by an 18th century figure like Ben Franklin, it is in fact an inscription found in Dendera, Egypt, dating back to 2200 B.C. Egyptians drank beer on a daily basis. Furthermore, getting drunk was the norm during … [ Read more]

The Mill: New supermarket to open in North Minneapolis

A full-service supermarket and wellness center will be opening mid-December in North Minneapolis. The North Market is filling a hole in a neighborhood that previously relied on scattered convenience stores for its groceries. MPR News reports that the closest full-scale supermarket to the North Market is three miles away, making it difficult for those who … [ Read more]