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“IT MADE SENSE IN THE ’60s,” Electric Fetus co-founder Keith Covart has said when asked about the record and gift store’s name. Stating the obvious, it’s a unique name, even now more than 50 years later. As difficult as the name is to explain, the store is equally as difficult to define. The Fetus, which at 2000 S. 4th Ave. is on the southeastern edge of downtown Minneapolis—along with a second location in Duluth—prides itself on being so many things to so many people. Read full story here >

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