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Keillor selling Common Good Books, Mac looks forward to change
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Keillor selling Common Good Books, Mac looks forward to change

Former Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor is selling his Grand Avenue bookstore and “leaving town,” he told the Pioneer Press in early January. The campus-adjacent Common Good Books has been a pillar of the Mac-Groveland community for 12 years but has suffered significant losses following sexual misconduct allegations against Keillor that surfaced in November…

Groveland: Midterm Elections
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Groveland: Midterm Elections

This week on Groveland: election security, a Macalester graduate running for Congress, and why Minnesota will be a battleground state in the midterm elections. Available on the streaming sites below: Itunes Spotify

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Augustine’s Bar & Bakery: Tots and cocktails and coffee, oh my!

Mac-Groveland has a new bar/bakery joint, brought to you by the team behind The Happy Gnome. Inconspicuously located at Selby Ave. and Pierce St., Augustine’s exterior may appear unassuming, but its interior leaves nothing to be desired. Expansive glass windows reveal hip décor inside. Creative light fixtures and vintage-inspired jungle wallpaper decorate the space, while…

High Winds Fund buys 1721 Princeton property
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High Winds Fund buys 1721 Princeton property

All through the winter, 1721 Princeton sat empty, awaiting the results of negotiations between Macalester College and new owner Sherelyn Ogden. Supporters from all across the Twin Cities and country were rewarded as, at long last, as a purchase agreement between Mac’s High Winds Fund and Ogden was confirmed late Tuesday. “We have a purchase…

Owner of 1721 Princeton still in negotiations with Macalester
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Owner of 1721 Princeton still in negotiations with Macalester

As of Wednesday, the new owner of 1721 Princeton was still in tentative purchasing negotiations with Macalester. The leaders of the preservation effort said in a recent post on their Facebook page that negotiations are ongoing and they are still hopeful for a positive resolution. On Tuesday, Nov. 25, the Housing and Land Use Committee…

Organizers rally to save historic Tangletown house from demolition
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Organizers rally to save historic Tangletown house from demolition

Longtime Macalester philosophy professor Henry West and his wife, Patricia, lived at 1721 Princeton Avenue for 42 years. Macalester’s High Winds fund purchased the property in the early 1970s, and in 1972, sold it to West. Included in the sale was a right of first refusal clause, which gave the college the first right to…

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The Happy Hours of Mac-Groveland

For all you folks eager for some deals on food and drank in the area, it’s time to listen up. This is your comprehensive critical analysis of all the local Happy Hours. Don’t drink? That’s fine! All of the below establishments have yummy food deals too. Neighborhood Cafe, 1570 Selby Ave 3 p.m.-6 p.m., $2…