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Jay Boller

Co-owner/editor of Racket.

Consider the Lobster Zone: MN’s Last Functioning Seafood Claw Game for Sale

The odd barroom game was once a headline-making craze. Now it's reportedly down to one local location.

Best Budget Bites: $5.49 Roast Beef Sandwich from Wally’s

Doing it better than Arby's since the purported moon landing.

February 29, 2024

Wanna Buy?—Notebook Dump Edition!

Let's look at a seemingly/spookily abandoned south Minneapolis home, a St. Paul firehouse conversation with a dark backstory, a curious mid-century St. Croix estate, and an iconic St. Paul hangout in which Fitzgerald famously got wasted.

February 26, 2024

Folks… He’s Running

Plus 'The Daily Show' visits Duluth, Japanese burgers, and violent beer in today's Flyover news roundup.

NLRB: Quarry Home Depot Broke Law by Firing Worker With ‘BLM’ Apron

Plus Alan Page celebrated nationally, Amazon coffee machine raises labor eyebrows, and keeping up with Jim Rowader in today's Flyover news roundup.

February 22, 2024

Why Twin Cities VFW, Legion Halls Are Outsourcing Their Kitchens to Ambitious Chefs

Station No. 6, El Jefe Cocina & Bar, and 328 Grill all took up residence inside VFW and American Legion halls. Could those win-win arrangements form a partnership blueprint for emerging culinary talents and struggling veterans' orgs?

February 21, 2024

Meet the Serbian Businessman/DJ Who Runs the Zombie AI Southwest Journal

Among Nebojša Vujinović Vujo's portfolio of 2,000 spammy websites, the defunct Minneapolis neighborhood newspaper is a top performer.

February 16, 2024

How Fair State Brewing Hit Bankruptcy, and How It Plans to Fight Through It

The cooperatively owned, unionized Minneapolis brewery filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this week.

February 14, 2024

MN Prisons Pocketed $274K In Telecom Kickbacks Last Year

Plus MN Chamber of Commerce rallies the cranks, Metro Transit workers speak up, and 'Karate Kid' is from here in today's Flyover news roundup.

February 13, 2024