Local Current Blog

November 4, 2019

Making moonshine and dancing to Dixieland: A tour through Minnesota’s Prohibition-era music venues

From 1920 to 1933, Prohibition outlawed the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcohol — but Minnesotans found other ways to enjoy their spirits. St. Paul’s bootlegging business was booming and the city’s bands provided the soundtrack. When the Volstead Act went into effect in 1919, saloons and beer parlors closed up shop and new establishments […]

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