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Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

It's looking like a nice weekend ahead in the Twin Cities, so we've got another guide on how take advantage of the weekend.

  • And per usual, we're kicking it off with something ... odd.

๐Ÿ‘ฃ The annual Bigfoot Days celebration in Remer โ€” a northern Minnesota town of 370 people that claims to be the home of Bigfoot โ€” has everything this weekend: Bigfoot BBQ competition, Bigfoot Bingo, Bigfoot meat raffle and a Bigfoot calling contest. No guarantee Sasquatch himself will stop by.

๐Ÿ“š The Twin Cities Antiquarian Book Fair on Saturday is the place to be for rare book-lovers, with 40 indie booksellers from across the Midwest showcasing and selling ephemera from the 1500s to the 2000s.

๐Ÿ‘• Update your style with old-school finds at the Twin Cities Vintage Fest on Saturday. They'll have men's and women's clothing, memorabilia, video games and more at Familia Skatepark in Minneapolis.

๐Ÿป The St. Paul Summer Beer Fest brings 70+ breweries to the State Fairgrounds for just a few hours on Saturday. Enjoy live music and unlimited samples.

๐Ÿ— Try dozens of food trucks this Sunday at the North Loop Food Truck Fair, held at the future site of the new North Loop Park on N. 3rd Street.

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Sep 3, 2021 - Axios Denver

What to do in Denver for Labor Day weekend

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Summer may be coming to an end, but the fun certainly isn't. Here's a list of the top things to do in Denver this Labor Day Weekend.

๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Taste of Colorado: This free, downtown Denver festival will feature more than 50 food and drink vendors Saturday and Sunday. In celebration, Skyline Park will transform into a giant speakeasy, offering sips from more than a dozen local distilleries.

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Bipartisan talks on reforming police tactics and accountability, prompted by George Floyd's murder in May 2020, have ended without a compromise, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), a key negotiator, said Wednesday.

Why it matters: Lawmakers, led by Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and Sens. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Booker, had been working toward a bipartisan deal for months but things fell apart due to disagreements on qualified immunity and other issues.

Federal Reserve scales back expectations for economic recovery as Delta variant weighs

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The Fed downgraded near-term expectations for the economy and the labor market, alongside hotter-than-expected inflation, in new estimates out on Wednesday.

Why it matters: It's the first time those closely-watched estimates reflect impact from the delta variant that's already rattled the labor market. Still, Fed chairman Jerome Powell said enough progress has been made to begin to pull back emergency-era measures that have supported the economy.