2 places I know of. Neither is a full blown brew supply store. Wine Creations has Brewers Best kits and other general supplies. Last Chance Liquor has yeast, hops, 1# bags of spec. grains + other stuff. In a pinch both will work. Mostly I order on-line in bulk.
yup bumbler pretty much covered it. wine creations and last chance liquor. It would be hard to get everything you need at these two places considering their grain prices are like $2 a pound but if you need some bottle caps or siphon tubing in a pinch you might be fine.
I try to go to Midwest whenever I'm in the cities. My parents live south of the cities so I get the chance often. Where are you Interviewing? If you feel comfortable sharing.
I would be interested as well. If you haven't go check out the Wine Tyme Winery over in Superior. It's right on 53 almost on the edge of town in an old gas station. They are on the cusp of having an ok shop, they do a ton of wine kits and wine stuff, but it might be worth talking to the owner and seeing the steps they took initially. Granted WI is different from MN for regulations, but it might be worth it.