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Minnesota's RyKrisp plant, the only one in the world, is closing

A brand of rye cracker that was created in Minnesota more than 100 years ago, and has been produced here since, is coming to an end. The RyKrisp factory in Minneapolis – which is the brand’s...

January 29, 2015

A well-known MN generic cereal company is 'bagged' for $1 billion bucks

A 95-year-old privately-held Minnesota cereal company will be purchased by Post Holdings for $1.15 billion. The Associated Press reports Post will buy MOM Brands Co., the maker of  Malt-O-Meal...

January 26, 2015


Has bolder branding delivered for Angie’s?

January 20, 2015

Why The Grocery Business Is Now Retail's Hottest Niche

Why does everyone want a seat at the low-margin grocery table?

January 20, 2015

Shrimp on the prairie: Minnesota could soon produce shrimp – seriously

Minnesota-grown shrimp? It’s possible, and it’ll likely make the crustaceans more affordable for consumers. Ralco, an agriculture company based in Marshall, Minnesota, has won its bid...

January 20, 2015

No carnitas for diners at some Minnesota Chipotles as chain pulls pork from menu

If you’re heading to Chipotle tonight and have a hankering for carnitas, you might be out of luck. The wildly popular Mexican grill chain has pulled pork (sorry) from the menu at hundreds of...

January 14, 2015

Bad year for MN farmers as corn harvest value plummets, weather blamed

It’s been a bad year for farmers as the value of Minnesota’s biggest cash crop plummeted by one-third in 2014, with the weather one of the main causes. MPR reports the value of...

January 13, 2015

Caramel apple listeria outbreak that left two Minnesotans dead traced to California

Health investigators have traced a listeria outbreak linked to the deaths of two Minnesotans to caramel apples packaged at a plant in California, the Food Poisoning Bulletin reports. A total of...

January 10, 2015

Two Minnesota deaths linked to tainted caramel apples

Minnesota’s Health and Agriculture Departments are investigating after an outbreak of Listeria linked to caramel apples led to the deaths of two people. Thursday night’s announcement by...

December 18, 2014

Opening of trade door may whet Cuba's appetite for Midwest farm goods

Agricultural businesses are among those cheering President Obama’s announcement that the U.S. is restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba. Twin Cities-based Cargill, one of the biggest food...

December 17, 2014

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