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Board members for the Bluenose Gopher Brewery launched a capital campaign to make it the region's first craft brewery based on the cooperative model. The brewery will be located along the Minnesota River in Granite Falls, hometown of the late Andrew Volstead, remembered for his legislation making farmer cooperatives possible and prohibition. Board members are, from left, Tim Beckman, Sarina Otaibi, Mary Gillespie, Andrew Hodny and Glenn Gelhar.
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April 8, 2015
Mary Gillespie, interim director of the Granite Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, was among those who tipped a glass in memory of local son Andrew Volstead on the anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition. (TRIBUNE/Tom Cherveny)
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November 2, 2014
The founders of Bluenose Gopher Brewery walk in the Western Fest Parade last summer in Granite Falls to promote the new cooperative. It will produce craft beers and operate a brewpub in Andrew Volstead’s hometown, author of the National Prohibition Act of 1919. (Submitted photo)
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April 9, 2014
The Andrew J. Volstead House in Granite Falls will be restored this year as part of project focusing on its foundation. The late Congressman owned the house from 1894 to 1947. Today it is operated as a museum by the Granite Falls Historical Society. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
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April 9, 2014 - 11:11pm
October 1, 2011
The Silver Dollar in Ghent had the distinction of being the first licensed bar to serve alcohol in Minnesota with the repeal of Prohibition. (Submitted photo)
Western Minn. flouted Prohibition
October 1, 2011 - 12:00am
Andrew Volstead served as a congressman from 1903 to 1923, when he was soundly defeated after gaining notoriety for his role as author of the Volstead Act which made Prohibition the law of the land. His interests actually lay more with such issues as legislation that made possible cooperatives. (Submitted photo)
Public television documentary may help correct blemished legacy of Andrew Volstead
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