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At a local pub Thursday, Justin "Bud" Kaney and Tina Hanke raise a glass to starting a microbrewery in town. Not pictured is Tom Hill, who is also working with Kaney and Hanke to start the microbrewery, to be called Bemidji Brewing Company. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

'We are so ready for this': Three entrepreneurs look to start a microbrewery in Bemidji

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Fresh, local craft beer is what the founders of the up-and-coming Bemidji Brewing Company hope to bring to Bemidji and northern Minnesota.


But starting a microbrewery comes with a hefty price tag and requires keeping a close eye on local and state regulations, which has caused the young entrepreneurs to be as creative as possible to make their dream a reality.

Meet the brewers

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