Ben Johnson

A dustup at Dusty’s over live music


SHERIDAN — It’s 8:30 on Saturday night and Dusty’s Bar is dead. Two men are chatting at the middle of the bar while a solitary woman plays touchscreen video games and nurses a beer a few stools down. The Big 10 Football Championship game and Gopher’s hockey flicker on flatscreens over a long row of empty tables and booths.

“There actually used to be some people in here,” said the bartender, who asked not to be identified.


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