Weird name, this is, for a bait store. Named for "Beanie'' Miller, who purchased the land just downriver from the I-94 bridge in Lakeland, Minn., where Beanie's at Maui's Landing still stands, the joint was a commercial fishing operation for decades. In time, Beanie also sold bait to sport anglers. Gary and Dottie Mau bought the place in 1991, adding a new ramp, docks, underground gas storage and rental boats. Now it serves as a boat launch, boat rental, bait, tackle and convenience store. So Beanie's has retained its name as well as its old-school charm.
- 16777 7th St. N., Lakeland